How did former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani go from being in charge of the premiere prosecutors of the Southern District of New York (SDNY)? He adores the limelight and will throw nearly everything else aside in the pursuit of the cameras. That may also explain why he jumped from being the elite prosecutor to the personal attorney of the impeached Donald Trump. As the cameras swivel to the Senate impeachment trial, Giuliani jumped in front of the light of the president’s impeachment train.
Giuliani appeared on The John Catssimatidis radio show claiming he would gladly appear as a witness when the Senate trial begins:
‘The State must rethink these criminal justice and bail reform changes. Dr. Peter Michalos – Pharmaceutical companies need an ROI to develop new drugs. @RudyGiuliani – We stopped “turnstile justice.”‘
On the John Catsimatidis radio show, Giuliani said:
‘”I would love to see a trial. I’d love to be a witness — because I’m a potential witness in the trial — and explain to everyone the corruption that I found in Ukraine, that far out-surpasses any that I’ve ever seen before, involving Joe Biden and a lot of other Democrats.’”
The real question was what sort of witness would Giuliani be? His comments tend to tear down any good he may have accrued, regardless of the subject. The former mayor was central in the president’s actions in Ukraine when he sought to dig up dirt on the former vice president and top Trump contender for the 2020 presidential election, or so POTUS believed.
After that failed, the president assigned him to just create an investigation. Last week, a colleague of the former mayor Lev Parnan released a trove of new documents that showed just how bad the situation had truly become.
The documents included texts about former Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch being under surveillance and perhaps slated for violence by another Giuliani associate. During that timeframe, Trump withheld $391 million in military aid to the Ukrainian government. Russia was attacking the smaller country by stealing Crimea from its southern border and attacking its eastern border.That meant that the millions in military aid were vital to its survival.
Thursday the Government Accountability Office (GA0) indicated that Trump’s people illegally put pressure on the new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy to provide information in exchange for Trump releasing the $391 million.
As the president’s fixer, Giuliani has indicated that 45’s opponents were actually the ones involved in corruption and crimes:
‘I have those facts. I have those witnesses. I have documents, and I have recordings. And I would love to get them out in public, because everyone is trying to suppress them to protect Joe Biden.’
Thus far, there has been zero evidence that the former vice president’s actions were illegal.
The Senate trial begins in earnest next Tuesday after Supreme Court Justice John Roberts solemnly swore them into the trial. The expectation was that Trump will be “acquitted,”which was not the same thing as “not guilty.” However, evidence may emerge during the trial that chisels away at the Trump defense.
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