President Donald Trump’s attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is getting to the bottom of foreign interference in our elections.
But suddenly the Democrats are angry about it, and that is because he is getting to the bottom of the Ukraine’s attempt to help the Democrats, Fox News reported.
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said in an interview Thursday that he plans to travel to Ukraine to push the country’s leadership on several probes that may prove “very, very helpful” to President Trump, as Republicans continue looking to turn the tables on Democrats and prove that they — not the GOP — were the party that improperly conspired with foreign actors.
Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky, who takes office in June, will assume stewardship of two major ongoing investigations. One concerns evidence that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton campaign may have worked with Ukrainians to illegally help Clinton by revealing damaging information about then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
The other investigation pertains to allegations that former Vice President Joe Biden pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor in order to take the heat off the prosecutor’s probe into a company that employed his son as a board member.
“I am going to tell him what I know about the people that are surrounding him, and how important it is to do a full, complete and fair investigation,” Giuliani said.
“We’re not meddling in an election; we’re meddling in an investigation, which we have a right to do,” he said.
“And this isn’t foreign policy — I’m asking them to do an investigation that they’re doing already and that other people are telling them to stop.
“And I’m going to give them reasons why they shouldn’t stop it because that information will be very, very helpful to my client, and may turn out to be helpful to my government.”
Last week, Ukraine’s embassy confirmed that a DNC insider reached out in 2016 to raise concerns about Manafort, given his previous work in the country.
“All ideas floated by [the DNC contractor] were related to approaching a Member of Congress with a purpose to initiate hearings on Paul Manafort or letting an investigative journalist ask President Poroshenko a question about Mr. Manafort during his public talk in Washington, D.C.,” Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S., Valeriy Chaly, said. “The embassy representatives unambiguously refused to get involved in any way, as we were convinced that this is a strictly U.S. domestic matter.”
Ukraine’s investigation into interference with the U.S. election commenced after an unearthed audio recording showed that a senior Ukrainian anticorruption official apparently admitted to leaking Manafort’s financial information in 2016 — including his ties to pro-Russian actors in Ukraine — to benefit Clinton. The eventual leak of the so-called “black ledger” files led to Manafort’s abrupt departure from the Trump campaign.
I know we’ve become numb to the corruption of this Administration, but this story should be the total focus of the political class today. The President is openly asking a foreign government to investigate his political rival. This is next level. https://t.co/pboUJuCPoj
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) May 10, 2019
NBC First Read on the Giuliani Ukraine report: "How isn't this the biggest political story in America right now — Team Trump wants the help from another foreign government to dig up dirt on an opponent?" https://t.co/sIXT4BZHN5
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 10, 2019
Oh look, @realDonaldTrump is now sending Rudy Giuliani to actively seek the assistance of a foreign government to help Trump in the upcoming election.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 10, 2019
Good morning: Mitch McConnell is promising happy endings for Don Jr. and Rudy Giuliani is conspiring with a foreign government against the United States of America. Have a good day.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) May 10, 2019
Nadler on Giuliani comments, says U.S. politics in a "very sorry state" if president's attorney tries to seek foreign intervention in domestic politics pic.twitter.com/ve9NUybUrf
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 10, 2019
Trump having Giuliani get help from Ukraine for his re-election is another impeachable offense. I now count tens of thousands of impeachable offenses. One for every kid locked up in cages, one for every lie he’s told, one for every time he’s obstructed justice. All impeachable.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) May 10, 2019
If Rudy Giuliani isn’t arrested for treason the minute he gets back from Ukraine, why do we even have laws?
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) May 10, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: “It is highly unethical for the President’s personal lawyer to go meet with officials from a foreign government to see if they can influence somehow the upcoming presidential election…Rudy Giuliani should just back off” https://t.co/5fAgMGdKBq pic.twitter.com/trwmHxxnPx
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 10, 2019
Author: Carmine Sabia
Source: Thefederalistpapers: Dems In A Screaming Panic As Giuliani Heads To Ukraine To Investigate Election Interference