This is how the former president leaves those who are drawn to the flame of his magnetism. He uses them up, sucks out their souls, and tosses the husks of their former selves aside. We knew that former New York Mayor and former personal attorney to the former president, Rudy Giuliani was in a heap of trouble, but we had no idea that the federal authorities’ investigations had become deadly.
According to Giuliani’s attorney, the U.S. government investigated his trip to Poland in 2019. He went to Warsaw to attend a rally for the “controversial political organization Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, better known as the MEK.”
The USA Today noted that MEK’s high-profile speakers “routinely get paid tens of thousands of dollars in speaking fees.” Giuliani would not release the amount he was paid.
His attorney Robert Costello sent a memo that indicated that a trip his client took to Poland in 2019 yielded a rich trove of information, according to The Law & Order:
‘The investigation being conducted by the Government is alleged by them, to be in search of a possible [Foreign Agents Registration Act] violation involving Ukrainian individuals, Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and the office of the U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine; a trip by Giuliani to Poland in 2019 and issues involving Franklin Templeton and funds misappropriated from the [sic] Ukraine.’
Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, testified before Congress that she did not understand why Giuliani would want to ruin her reputation. She received a call well after bedtime warning her to take the next flight out. Her source was good, and she followed that instruction.
The House Impeachment Report indicated Giuliani had been attacking the ambassador, because that was what Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, who was “widely viewed to be corrupt” wanted. Lutsenko lied about her due to her role in fighting corruption and conspiracy theories.
During Trump’s second impeachment hearing Yovanovitch said:
‘What I can say is that Mr. Giuliani should have known those claims were suspect — coming as they reportedly did from individuals with questionable motives and with reason to believe that their political and financial ambitions would be stymied by our anti-corruption policy in Ukraine.’
About the same time, federal investigators from the Southern District of New York (SDNY) raided Giuliani’s home and office, they also took into evidence various Victoria Toensing records and other information. She was a conspiracy theorist who also represented Donald Trump. Both of his former attorneys have been in a battle for what they consider attorney-client privilege. Toensing and her husband Joseph diGenova also represented Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash, who took asylum in Austria and has been fighting extradition for a conspiracy indictment.
The following are the initial pages of Giuliani’s memo:
Giuliani’s full document can be read in its entirety on Law & Order.
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