Donald Trump is in a world of hurt this morning. He has made history by being only the fourth president in history to have an impeachment inquiry opened up against him. The president’s private attorney and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani was not helping him. Check this out:
Giuliani has been POTUS’ TV attorney, but perhaps, Giuliani should stay off of television. He appeared to do more damage than good on the talk shows after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the formal impeachment inquiry.
Giuliani said in early May he was going to Ukraine, because according to The Washington Post:
‘[Investigations would] be very, very helpful to my client, and may turn out to be helpful to my government.’
Both the former mayor and the sitting president apparently were running a covert parallel government operation with the president of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky. Both Trump and Giuliani admitted on live television that they had indeed pressed Zelensky to open an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden’s (D) son, Hunter Biden.
The two men also talked about the president holding back nearly $400 million in direly-needed financial military aid to support its efforts against the Russian invasion. Plus, they kept coming up with shifting excuses.
Giuliani said the State Department came to him to get involved in the Ukraine matter. At that point, he said that he began with meeting an investigator in late 2018:
‘You know who I did it at the request of? The State Department,’
Giuliani said that State Department official Kurt Volker arranged some of his Ukrainian calls. A former senior official at the Kiev, Ukraine U.S. Embassy told The Post:
‘We had the same visibility as anybody else — watching Giuliani on television.’
A former official said:
‘An awful lot of people were trying to keep a meeting from happening for the reason that it would not be focused on Ukraine-U.S. relations.’
‘Is he on our Country’s side. Where does he come from.’
A U.S. official said:
‘”Rudy — he did all of this. This s—show that we’re in — it’s him injecting himself into the process. Rudy — he did all of this. This s—show that we’re in — it’s him injecting himself into the process.’
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CN) went to Ukraine two weeks ago to find out what was going on and said:
“The embassy didn’t know what to do with the outreach.’
A separate official who knew about the issue commented:
‘There were never any orders given, any formal guidance from the White House to any of the agencies. And the NSC was scratching their heads: How is this possible?’
A former official noted that “It was bizarre” that this never came up in formal NSC meetings. They had begun to think that the president:
‘[Was] withholding the aid until [Ukraine] gave him something on Biden or Manafort.’
Giuliani had time to take a dig at Pelosi:
;…she is now working for Soros.’
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