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Trump Admits He Sent Rudy Giuliani To Ukraine After Denying It by dermmy: 7:11am On Feb 15
President Donald Trump now admits he sent his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to dig up dirt on 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, a central part of Trump’s impeachment.

Trump on Thursday explained why he chose to “use Rudy” in an interview for Fox News host Geraldo Rivera’s podcast, perhaps feeling at ease after being acquitted by the Republican-led Senate earlier this month.

“Was it strange to send Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine, your personal lawyer? Are you sorry you did that?” Rivera asked Trump.

“No, not at all,” Trump said.

“Here’s my choice: I deal with the Comeys of the world, or I deal with Rudy,” he continued, referring to former FBI Director James Comey, whom he fired in 2017 after the FBI began investigating his 2016 campaign. The investigation mushroomed into special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election interference.

Trump said he has “a very bad taste” for U.S. intelligence officials because of Mueller’s investigation, so he chose Giuliani to do his bidding.

“So when you tell me, why did I use Rudy? And one of the things about Rudy, number one, he was the best prosecutor, you know, one of the best prosecutors, and the best mayor,” Trump told Rivera. “But also, other presidents had them. FDR had a lawyer who was practically, you know, was totally involved with government. Eisenhower had a lawyer. They all had lawyers.”

In November, Trump denied that he sent Giuliani to Ukraine, despite congressional testimony from multiple witnesses, including career diplomats and government officials, who said Giuliani met with and pressured Ukrainian officials as part of Trump’s plot to coerce a foreign government into aiding his reelection.

“No, I didn’t direct him, but he is a warrior, he is a warrior,” Trump said in an interview on former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s radio show, when asked if he instructed Giuliani to “do anything” in Ukraine.

But then-ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testified that Trump gave him “express direction” to work with Giuliani.

Giuliani also was mentioned in Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, when Trump told Zelensky to “speak to him.”

“Mr. Giuliani is a highly respected man,” Trump said, according to the summary of the call released by the White House. “He was the mayor of New York City, a great mayor, and I would like him to call you. I will ask him to call you along with the Attorney General. Rudy very much knows what’s happening and he is a very capable guy. If you could speak to him that would be great.”

Giuliani said this week his Ukraine snooping uncovered “smoking gun” evidence of the Bidens’ involvement in corruption. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a prominent Trump defender, said Attorney General William Barr told him there would be an “intake process” for Giuliani to funnel his dirt to the Justice Department.

Re: Trump Admits He Sent Rudy Giuliani To Ukraine After Denying It by chatinent: 7:14am On Feb 15

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Re: Trump Admits He Sent Rudy Giuliani To Ukraine After Denying It by dawnomike(m): 7:26am On Feb 15
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Re: Trump Admits He Sent Rudy Giuliani To Ukraine After Denying It by Zoharariel(m): 10:37am On Feb 15
I only pity the secondary school children on Nairaland who are idolizing Trump - majority of whom are chest-beating iPob Terrorists & brain-dead Religious Bigots trying to spite the Muslims who they despise so much and the Nigerian Government for not giving them their utopian Country.

We know Trump is a two-faced lying pvssy-grabbing nonentity who doesn't know his left from his right.

After Pompeo fed him lies about the casualties his "STRONG Army" suffered from the Iranian retalatory strikes in Iraq, he has been giving contradictory statements to the media to continue fooling his gullible citizens - who are perpetually on Kool-Aid & McDonalds Burger diet. grin

The same Pompeo who was recorded at a conference sometime ago, (but judging from the gross laughter of the audience it consists of wannabe CIA agents), where he admits that though West Points’ cadet motto is “You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do.”, his training under the CIA was the very opposite, stating: I was the CIA Director. We lied, we cheated, we stole”.

And that is the same bastard who Trump appointed as the Secretary of State? grin

And you wonder why Amerika has rapidly degenerated into a madhouse of deceptions & distorted realities?

Just a few days ago in Syria, when Trump's trigger-happy Sufaiyos were blocked & confronted by angry locals in the province of Qamishli for killing a protesting teenager - It was the almighty & benevolent Russian Soldiers that saved them from being annihilated.

The Russian Soldiers should have allowed the locals extirpate the intruding cockroaches.

Nobody invited you to Syria but you insist you must give the "Syrian Crude Oil facility" democracy at all cost. grin

In Iraq, they say you should leave their Country for them. You said you want 50% of their crude oil revenues. grin

In Afghanistan, after you bombed them with MOAB in the guise of looking for Osama Bin Laden, now you're begging the Taliban for a face-saving exit. grin

And some deluded secondary school children still see you as the most powerful nation on Earth with the best military? grin

Come on, today is Saturday - Don't make me laugh. grin

Like the Gods in the Forest of the Irunmoles; We know how the United Snakes of Amerika was created and how she will be balkanized into pieces. grin

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Re: Trump Admits He Sent Rudy Giuliani To Ukraine After Denying It by basilico: 1:10pm On Feb 15
Rudy Giuliani said he has evidence of democrats laundering money from Ukraine over a seven year period from 2010.
That should not be investigated because its the democrats who were doing it.
He outlines a case where 14m dollars were sent to Latvia as loans, moved to Cyprus as loans and finally ended up in Hunter Bidens account. Classic case of money laundering. And Joe Biden goes live on TV bragging how the son of a bitch, Victor Shokin was fired in March 20160as a prosecutor Ukraine for Shokin had frozen Burisma assets in Feb 2016 over corruption investigations.

Actually Giuliani said he travelled to Ukraine and was NOT given dirt on the Bidens. He was given evidence of Bidens crimes in Ukraine.
He has passed that criminal evidence to DOJ who are as Barr said they are looking into it.
Re: Trump Admits He Sent Rudy Giuliani To Ukraine After Denying It by sapientia(m): 4:59pm On Feb 15
Ghen ghen
Re: Trump Admits He Sent Rudy Giuliani To Ukraine After Denying It by Rossinky: 11:46pm On Feb 15

Leave ''politicians'' out of it. This is about Trump, not ''politicians''. Mr sense.
Re: Trump Admits He Sent Rudy Giuliani To Ukraine After Denying It by panafrican(m): 2:08am On Feb 16
OK .
Are you going to impeach him Again ?
cheesy grin grin

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