While defending himself in the criminal investigation, Rudy Giuliani admitted that he was acting at the direction of Trump in Ukraine.
The New York Times reported:
Mr. Giuliani said that federal prosecutors had no grounds to charge him with foreign lobbying disclosure violations because he said he was acting on behalf of Mr. Trump, not the Ukrainian prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko, when he collected the information on Ms. Yovanovitch and the others and relayed it to the American government and the news media.
“Look, you can try to contort anything into anything, but if they have any degree of objectivity or fairness, it would be kind of ridiculous to say I was doing it on Lutsenko’s behalf when I was representing the president of the United States,” Mr. Giuliani said. Mr. Lutsenko had chafed at Ms. Yovanovitch’s anticorruption efforts and wanted her recalled from Kiev.
Trump’s own lawyer admitted that the allegations at the center of the impeachment investigation are true. Trump directed Rudy Giuliani to go to Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. The idea that Giuliani was acting on his own has been blown to bits.
Given that the president’s lawyer, the State Department, and the Department of Justice will all involved in this scheme, it makes sense that Trump was the person who was running the operation. Giuliani has been blaming the State Department. The State Department blames Rudy Giuliani, and Trump is blaming Vice President Mike Pence and Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
Between the transcript of the Ukraine call and Giuliani’s admission, Trump has no plausible deniability.
Rudy Giuliani is panicking and in the process, he just got his client, Donald Trump, impeached.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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