The federal investigation into Rudy Giuliani is expanding as the next wave of subpoenas list potential campaign finance violations, money laundering, and obstruction of justice.
The subpoenas offer the clearest indication yet that federal prosecutors are examining Mr. Giuliani’s consulting work. Among the entities named in the subpoenas are Giuliani Partners, a security-consulting firm founded by Mr. Giuliani in 2002 that had multiple foreign clients, including a city in Ukraine. The subpoenas also sought information on a company co-founded by Mr. Parnas that paid Mr. Giuliani for business and legal advice.
Subpoenas described to The Wall Street Journal listed more than a half dozen potential charges under consideration: obstruction of justice, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the United States, making false statements to the federal government, serving as an agent of a foreign government without registering with the Justice Department, donating funds from foreign nationals, making contributions in the name of another person or allowing someone else to use one’s name to make a contribution, along with mail fraud and wire fraud.
Over the weekend, Rudy Giuliani claimed to have “insurance” against Trump throwing him under the bus. The president’s lawyer is under criminal investigation, and that probe includes a wide variety of crimes that sound exactly like what Paul Manafort was convicted of, and what has long been suspected would be confirmed by Donald Trump’s tax returns.
All of the people that Trump surrounds himself with are committing international financial crimes, so it is impossible to believe that Trump is not involved in the same criminal activities. If Rudy Giuliani is charged, tried, and convicted, he could be facing a very long time in prison, and Donald Trump might not be in office to pardon him.
Everyone around Trump eventually ends up in handcuffs.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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