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CNN: Giuliani Asked State Dept To Grant Visa To Ukrainian Prosecutor In Biden Conspiracy Theory

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani reportedly asked both the State Department and the White House to grant a visa to the Ukrainian prosecutor at the center of Giuliani and President Donald Trump’s debunked conspiracy theory about Joe Biden. According to a CNN report published Friday night, top State Department official George Kent testified on Tuesday that Giuliani had pushed the administration for a visa for Viktor Shokin, the Ukrainian prosecutor who was ousted for failing to address corruption in ...
Tags: News, Rudy Giuliani, State Department, Ukraine, Viktor Shokin, White House, Cristina Cabrera

Giuliani Insists He Tries ‘Very Hard’ To Be ‘Super Ethical And Always Legal’

Hmmm. In an interview in the New York Times on Friday, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani vaguely discussed a meeting he’d had with the Justice Department regarding a foreign bribery case Giuliani described as “very, very sensitive.” However, he wants you to know that it’s all above board and not at all a way for him to use his closeness with President Donald Trump to bolster his own legal career. “I really try very hard to be super ethical and always legal,” Giuliani told the Times. “But I can’t pub...
Tags: News, Rudy Giuliani, Ukraine, Cristina Cabrera

Review of Russia Inquiry Grows as F.B.I. Witnesses Are Questioned

The review, led by the prosecutor John Durham, has focused on former investigators who are frequent targets of President Trump.
Tags: News, Australia, Russia, Ukraine, Durham, Great Britain, Trump, Peter, Steele, Barr, John H, John Durham, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Espionage and Intelligence Services

What Oligarch Dmytro Firtash Has To Do With The Ukraine Scandal

NPR's Scott Simon interviews Time reporter Simon Shuster about Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch fighting extradition to the U.S. Shuster says he helped get dirt on the Bidens to Trump supporters.
Tags: News, Time, Ukraine, Npr, Trump, Scott Simon, Bidens, Dmytro Firtash, Shuster, Simon Shuster

Week In Politics

White House disarray deepened the Ukraine scandal this week and affected America's standing abroad.
Tags: News, White House, America, Ukraine

Impeachment Inquiry Update: What The Past Week Revealed About The Ukraine Affair

President Trump commissioned Rudy Giuliani as his top guy for Ukraine and the White House also appointed "three amigos" to carry out its policy. The administration says nothing's wrong here.(Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP)
Tags: News, White House, Ukraine, Rudy Giuliani, Trump

Shifting explanations from White House alarm some in GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance. Trump, in remarks at the White House, stood by his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, whose earlier comments undermined […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ukraine, Ap, Nation, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, Mick Mulvaney

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

Why the Trump-Ukraine scandal isn't dominating the news in Ukraine

On Friday an English-language Ukrainian paper called the Kyiv Post made a splash on social media with an arresting front page.
Tags: Ukraine, Cnn, Kyiv Post, Trump Ukraine

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

Perry Won’t Comply With Demand for Documents: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- House impeachment investigators ended a week of closed-door questioning in the inquiry into President Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukraine. Testimony that had been scheduled for Friday from Laura Cooper, a deputy assistant secretary of defense, was delayed until Oct. 24.Here are the latest developments:Perry Won’t Comply With Demand for Documents (6:52 p.m.)Outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry won’t comply with impeachment investigators’ demand for documents related to his rol...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Gop, House, Rick Perry, Belgium, Mitch McConnell, Rooney, National Security Council

A career US diplomat told congressional investigators that Trump's personal attorney had sought the visa for Ukraine's controversial former prosecutor, sources say

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, US, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Stories, State Department, Kent, 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

GOP Rep. Francis Rooney Raises Questions About Trump's Assertion On Quid Pro Quo

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., who says he believed President Trump's assertion that there was no quid pro quo with Ukraine. Then top Trump aide Mick Mulvaney spoke.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Gop, Npr, Trump, Audie Cornish, Mick Mulvaney, Francis Rooney, Francis Rooney R Fla

Schiff, ever a prosecutor, draws GOP ire in impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Archibald Cox or Ken Starr to be found in President Donald Trump’s impeachment. So it’s up to Adam Schiff. While those independent prosecutors investigated Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton before Congress launched impeachment proceedings, the ongoing probe of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine was started by lawmakers. House Intelligence […]
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Ukraine, Ap, Nation, Gop, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Trump, Richard Nixon, Adam Schiff, Schiff, House Intelligence, Ken Starr, Archibald Cox

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

The Republican ex-governor says the 'final straw' was acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's statement that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine's President

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich said President Donald Trump should be impeached, a major switch for a former Republican presidential candidate who had previously defended the President.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Stories, Donald Trump, John Kasich, Mick Mulvaney

Diplomat said to have questioned optics of Hunter Biden job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent told impeachment investigators this week that he had raised concerns in 2015 about Hunter Biden, the son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, working with a Ukrainian gas company. Kent told lawmakers investigating President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine that he’d questioned the optics of Hunter […]
Tags: News, Washington, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ap, Nation, Kent, Donald Trump, Hunter, State, Hunter Biden, George Kent

GOP Rep. Francis Rooney Says He Sees Quid Pro Quo In Trump's Actions Toward Ukraine

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Rooney says he sees a clear quid pro quo in the president's actions toward Ukraine.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Gop, Rooney, Npr, Trump, Fla, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Audie Cornish, Francis Rooney

Pompeo Trashes Impeachment Inquiry, Says Benghazi Probe Was Fairer

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attacked the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry in an interview with Politico on Friday, arguing that House Republicans’ probe of Benghazi treated the State Department better than Democrats’ current investigation. “They’re not letting State Department lawyers in the room,” he told Politico. “They have not let State Department lawyers be part of these hearings.” “That’s unheard of,” the secretary added. “I haven’t seen you all report that.” Democrats h...
Tags: News, White House, Politico, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, House, House Of Representatives, State Department, Benghazi, Rudy Giuliani, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Impeachment, Subpoena, Matt Shuham

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

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

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 8.37pm BST Confirming widespread speculation, Trump announced that he would nominate Dan Brouillette, the deputy secretary of energy, to take over the department.....He is also my friend! At the same time, I am pleased to nominate Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be the new Secretary of Energy. Dan’s exp...
Tags: Republicans, US, US news, Ukraine, Democrats, US politics, House, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Dan, Tom Steyer, Schiff, Trump Administration, Mulvaney

Mulvaney's walkback of quid pro quo admission isn't 'the least bit credible', says Schiff – live

Acting chief of staff acknowledged the delay in Ukraine aid was due to Trump’s demand for investigation but then later denied the claimSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.35pm BST The top Republican on the House judiciary committee, Doug Collins, is demanding access to the depositions from the impeachment inquiry, even though his panel is not one of the three leading the probe.The Democrats are trying to conduct their “impeachment” inquiry in secret. We’ll see about that ...
Tags: Republicans, Politico, US, US news, Ukraine, Democrats, US politics, House, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Schiff, Pompeo, Doug Collins, Mike Pompeo

Mulvaney’s Ukraine Confession Upends Impeachment Strategy, Rattles Allies

His comments undermined the core arguments that Trump and his advisers have made against the effort to oust him.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Trump, Mulvaney

White House Aide’s Words On Ukraine Upend Impeachment Strategy, Rattle Allies

Mulvaney’s comments seemed to undermine the core arguments that Trump and his advisers have made against impeachment.
Tags: News, White House, Ukraine, Trump, Mulvaney

First Republican calls for Rick Perry to answer House subpoena

Senior House Democrats say they won’t let up on their demands for documents and testimony from outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry in the wake of his resignation announcement — and at least one Republican agrees with them. Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) called on Perry Friday to comply with a House subpoena and cooperate with the impeachment inquiry into the Trump administration's actions in Ukraine. The secretary faces a Friday deadline to comply with the subpoena but has not said what he plan...
Tags: Energy, News, Ukraine, House, Rick Perry, Trump, Perry, Fla, Francis Rooney, First Republican

Democrats Think They Can Win without You

A  few days ago, Ericka Anderson, an old friend of National Review, popped up in the pages of the New York Times lamenting that “the Democratic presidential field neglects abundant pools of potential Democrat converts, leaving persuadable audiences — like independents and Trump-averse, anti-abortion Christians (some of whom are white evangelicals) — without options.”It’s not fair to expect the Democratic party to re-tailor its positions to appeal to conservatives disgruntled with Trump. When a D...
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Democrats Pounce On Mulvaney Quid Pro Quo Statements In Impeachment Probe

Mick Mulvaney admitted that there was a quid pro quo discussed during Trump's phone call with Ukraine's president, but then he walked back those comments.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Trump, Mick Mulvaney, Mulvaney

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