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Giuliani sought visa for Ukrainian promising dirt on Democrats

Career diplomat George Kent told congressional investigators in his closed-door testimony this week that Rudy Giuliani asked the State Department and the White House to grant a visa to the former Ukrainian official who Joe Biden had pushed to have removed when he was vice president, according to four people familiar with Kent's testimony.
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Stories, State Department, Kent, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, George Kent


Giuliani pushed Trump administration to grant a visa to a Ukrainian official promising dirt on Democrats

Career diplomat George Kent told congressional investigators in his closed-door testimony this week that Rudy Giuliani asked the State Department and the White House to grant a visa to the former Ukrainian official who Joe Biden had pushed to have removed when he was vice president, according to four people familiar with Kent's testimony.
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, State Department, Kent, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, George Kent


What Happened in the Impeachment Inquiry This Week?

Mick Mulvaney creates a storm. A meeting devolves into insults and finger-pointing. More testimony. And a resignation.
Tags: News, Foreign Aid, Giuliani, Trump, Mattis, Mick Mulvaney, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Impeachment, Rudolph W, James N, Sondland, Gordon D (1957-


Exclusive: Giuliani sought visa for Ukrainian promising dirt on Democrats

Career diplomat George Kent told congressional investigators in his closed-door testimony this week that Rudy Giuliani asked the State Department and the White House to grant a visa to the former Ukrainian official who Joe Biden had pushed to have removed when he was vice president, according to four people familiar with Kent's testimony.
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Stories, State Department, Kent, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, George Kent


Giuliani Mixes His Business With Role as Trump’s Lawyer

Amid intensifying scrutiny of his own work, the former New York mayor met recently with senior Justice Department officials on behalf of a client in a foreign bribery case.
Tags: United States International Relations, United States Politics and Government, Justice Department, Giuliani, Rudolph W, Trump, Donald J, Benczkowski, Brian A, Yovanovitch, Marie L, Ukraine, Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa


Mulvaney's quid pro quo walkback isn't 'the least bit credible', says Schiff – as it happened

Acting chief of staff acknowledged delay in Ukraine aid was due to Trump’s demand for an investigation but then later denied the claimSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.08am BST Thanks for tuning in, everybody. Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies! 12.34am BST It wouldn’t be a late Friday live blog without ANY impeachment inquiry fodder, now would it? Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to Donald Trump, tried to get both the State Department and the White House to gr...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, US news, Ukraine, Democrats, US politics, State Department, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, State Dept


Exclusive: Giuliani pushed Trump administration to grant a visa to a Ukrainian official promising dirt on Democrats

Career diplomat George Kent told congressional investigators in his closed-door testimony this week that Rudy Giuliani asked the State Department and the White House to grant a visa to the former Ukrainian official who Joe Biden had pushed to have removed when he was vice president, according to four people familiar with Kent's testimony.
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, State Department, Kent, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, George Kent


This Week: Mulvaney Blows It

This week’s highlights from the impeachment probe: Mulvaney blows it: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney might not have much time left in President Trump’s good graces. When you’ve lost Sean Hannity, Trump’s often not far behind. During a stunning press briefing on Thursday, Mulvaney made a litany of befuddling admissions, most notably offering that, yes, Trump did mention the conservative conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton’s email server and Russian election meddling in 2016 w...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, White House, Eu, Ukraine, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, House, Rick Perry, State Department, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Abc News, Wall Street Journal, Rudy Giuliani


The Debunked Biden Allegations Are Incredibly Useful To Dmitry Firtash

It was one month after Ukraine’s bloody February 2014 revolution. Federal prosecutors in Chicago unsealed a bizarre but pointed indictment against Dmytro Firtash, accusing the oligarch gas middleman of bribing Indian officials in a scheme to corner the market on material for the Boeing 787 supply chain. At the same time, Hunter Biden had accepted an offer to take a seat on the board of a troubled Ukrainian gas firm called Burisma — raking in a hefty salary that, critics allege, was in exchang...
Tags: News, Russia, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Chicago, Vienna, Fox News, Biden, Giuliani, Boeing, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Joe, Trump, Joe diGenova


The Big Dirty

And there it is, the other quid pro quo. Notorious Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash would help Rudy and DiGenova and Toensing cook up dirt on Joe Biden. In return, they’d work with Trump to get US corruption charges against Firtash tossed. Firtash has been fighting extradition to the US on federal corruption charges since 2014. From Bloomberg … Associates of a Ukrainian oligarch fighting extradition to the U.S. were working to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden last summer in an ...
Tags: News, US, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Vienna, Biden, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Josh Marshall, Joe diGenova, DiGenova, Victoria Toensing, Toensing


2014 photo of Trump and indicted Giuliani associate was at Ivanka Trump fashion show

A March 2014 photograph showing Donald Trump with a recently indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani appears to have been taken at a fashion show hosted by Ivanka Trump at the Trump National Doral in Florida, a CNN KFile review reveals.
Tags: Florida, News, Cnn, Stories, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump National Doral, Trump, Ivanka Trump


2014 photo of Trump and indicted Giuliani associate took place at Ivanka Trump hosted fashion show

A March 2014 photograph showing Donald Trump with a recently indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani appears to have been taken at a fashion show hosted by Ivanka Trump at the Trump National Doral in Florida, a CNN KFile review reveals.
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump National Doral, Trump, Ivanka Trump


Nunes Tries to Use Steele Dossier to Defend Trump During Closed-Door Hearing

Chip Somodevilla/GettyDuring a closed-door impeachment meeting on Capitol Hill, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) brought up a topic that surprised some attendees: the Steele dossier. The context, according to three sources familiar with the episode, was his effort to explain why President Trump might be “upset” about Ukraine. Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee that is leading the impeachment probe, said some of the dossier’s contents dealt with Ukraine, and that the Clintons pa...
Tags: News, Russia, America, European Union, Ukraine, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Capitol Hill, Intelligence Community, House Intelligence Committee, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Clinton, James Comey, Trump, Sean Hannity


Rick Perry 'didn't see a problem' talking to Giuliani about Ukraine and 'doesn't know' if he'll comply with House subpoena

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Friday he "didn't see a problem" with being asked by President Donald Trump to speak with Rudy Giuliani about matters involving Ukraine.
Tags: Energy, US, Ukraine, Cnn, House, Rick Perry, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani


Perry Unfazed By Directive To Consult With Giuliani On Ukraine: ‘I Trusted Him’

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Friday that he had no qualms being directed to work with Rudy Giuliani on matters related to Ukraine, since he “trusted him.” “I’ve known Rudy since 2008. I endorsed him for President in 2008,” he said on Fox News. “I worked with him. I trusted him.” When asked if he thought it was strange when President Donald Trump instructed him to talk to Giuliani about a potential meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Perry shrugged. “As a governor of Texas,...
Tags: Energy, Texas, News, White House, Ukraine, House, Rick Perry, Fox News, State Department, Biden, Kent, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


Rick Perry 'didn't see a problem' talking to Giuliani about Ukraine

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Friday he "didn't see a problem" with being asked by President Donald Trump to speak with Rudy Giuliani about matters involving Ukraine.
Tags: Energy, News, US, Ukraine, Rick Perry, Stories, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani


Sondland: Trump Pressured Me Into Sending That ‘No Quid Pro Quo’ Text

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union who played a crucial role in President Trump and his lawyer’s Ukraine pressure campaign, told lawmakers on Thursday that he only sent the infamous “no quid pro quo” text because the President repeatedly told him there wasn’t, Politico reported. During his closed-door testimony before the House committees probing impeachment on Thursday Sondland discussed the circumstances surrounding the text. We knew that Sondland spoke to the Trump ...
Tags: News, Politico, Dnc, European Union, Ukraine, House, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Bill Taylor, Gordon Sondland, Sondland, Nicole Lafond, Volodymyr Zelensky, Zelensky


My My! Randy Rainbow Has A Brilliant ‘Mamma Mia’ Parody Of Rudy Giuliani

"Giuliani, here we go again, lie lie, how can we believe you?" the YouTube political comedian sings.
Tags: News, Youtube, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Randy Rainbow


Trump Repeatedly Told Sondland There Was No Quid Pro Quo In Call Before Infamous Text

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union who played a crucial role in President Trump and his lawyer’s Ukraine pressure campaign, told lawmakers on Thursday that he only sent the infamous “no quid pro quo” text because the President repeatedly told him there wasn’t, Politico reported. During his closed-door testimony before the House committees probing impeachment on Thursday, Sondland discussed the circumstances surrounding the text. It was already known that Sondland spoke...
Tags: News, Politico, Dnc, European Union, Ukraine, House, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Bill Taylor, Gordon Sondland, Sondland, Nicole Lafond, Volodymyr Zelensky, Zelensky


The Week Diplomats Broke Their Silence

How several career diplomats illuminated the state of foreign policy in the Trump administration, even as the White House tried to block them from testifying.
Tags: News, White House, Ukraine, Giuliani, Trump, Mick, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Mulvaney, Rudolph W, Sondland, Gordon D (1957-




Trump's former personal lawyer says Rudy Giuliani has 'gone off the rails,' has a secret Ukraine ledger

Jay Goldberg, President Trump's personal lawyer for 15 years, told MSNBC's Ari Melber on Thursday night that he warned Trump not to hire his current personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani."I think he's gone off the rails," Goldberg said of Giuliani, now being scrutinized by federal prosecutors in Manhattan for his work in Ukraine. "I think he will have legal liability." When Trump asked him last March if he should retain Giuliani's legal services, "I said despite his background, which as...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Manhattan, Giuliani, Msnbc, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Donald, Mickey, Goldberg, Ari Melber, Marcy Wheeler, Melber, Rudy G, Jay Goldberg


Gordon Sondland, E.U. Envoy, Testifies Trump Delegated Ukraine Policy to Giuliani

Mr. Sondland said in his testimony to House impeachment investigators that he was disappointed the president involved his personal lawyer in diplomacy with Kiev.
Tags: News, Ukraine, House, Giuliani, Gordon Sondland, Sondland


Giuliani-Linked Duo Pleads Not Guilty In Alleged Campaign Finance Conspiracy

Two out of four defendants in the Rudy Giuliani-linked alleged campaign finance scheme were arraigned in Manhattan federal court on Thursday. David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy before District Judge J. Paul Oetken for the Southern District of New York. Kukushkin was arrested last week. Correia surrendered to U.S. authorities at JFK International Airport on Wednesday upon arriving in New York from overseas. Prosecutors said the investigation was ongo...
Tags: New York, News, Ukraine, Manhattan, Nevada, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Cohen, West Palm Beach Florida, JFK International Airport, Roos, Kukushkin, David Correia, Correia, William Harrington, Trump Super PAC


How The President’s Lawyer Became Our Shadow Secretary Of State

He has no position in government, but he sure acts like he does. We’re learning, on a near-daily basis, about the ways in which Rudy Giulaini has used official channels to pursue his own interests and those of his clients. And his most famous client, the President, has at times encouraged it. And it’s not just in Ukraine. In 2017, before he officially joined Trump’s team, Giuliani repeatedly urged Trump to eject the Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen from the United States, the Washington Post re...
Tags: Energy, News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Eu, Bloomberg, Turkey, Iran, Ukraine, Pennsylvania, United States, House, Rick Perry, Rex, Erdogan


Two men plead not guilty in alleged campaign finance scheme tied to Giuliani associates

Two men charged in a federal campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani pleaded not guilty Thursday in Manhattan federal court.
Tags: Cnn, Manhattan, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani


Two men involved in alleged campaign finance scheme tied to Giuliani associates plea not guilty

Two men charged in a federal campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani pleaded not guilty Thursday in Manhattan federal court.
Tags: Cnn, Manhattan, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani


Ukrainian energy giant was a focus for Rick Perry and Giuliani associates

In the months leading up to President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, multiple people associated with Trump, both inside and outside of his administration, were engaged in efforts to change leadership at Naftogaz, Ukraine's geopolitically important state-owned oil and gas company.
Tags: Cnn, Rick Perry, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Trump, Volodymyr Zelensky, Naftogaz Ukraine


2 accused in probe of Giuliani associates are due in court

NEW YORK (AP) — Two businessmen are being arraigned on charges they conspired with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions. David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin are expected to make a federal court appearance Thursday afternoon in Manhattan. They are among four men charged with using straw donors to make illegal contributions to […]
Tags: New York, News, Nation, Manhattan, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, David Correia, Nation & World Politics, Andrey Kukushkin


What We Learned From The Testimonies This Week On Trump’s Ukraine Scheme

As the Ukrainian scandal unfurls, many players, both leading and supporting, have come to the attention of the House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. This week saw the testimonies of a three current or former administration officials, with still more to come. They helped paint a picture of President Trump’s unprecedented effort to lean on a foreign government to manufacture dirt on a political opponent. Here’s a rundown of what we learned from statements and...
Tags: Energy, News, White House, Defense, Eu, Ukraine, House, Rick Perry, State Department, Bolton, Kent, Giuliani, Testimony, Eurasia, Trump, State



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