Rudy Giuliani says that witnesses will name “names” of Obama officials who “asked for Paul Manafort filth”
Rudy Giuliani says he has the “smoking gun” which shows that Joe Biden’s son violated the law while doing business in Ukraine and that the Obama administration has illegally searched for former Trump campaign leader Paul Manafort.
President Trump’s personal lawyer appeared Fox news on Saturday night and alleged that he had prepared three witnesses ready to name “names” of former Obama officials illegally seeking information about Manafort.
Giuliani also told Fox News that he has a “memo” that proves his claims, although he refused to share it with his interviewer, Jesse Watters.
The former mayor of New York City claimed that Andriy Telizhenko, Konstantin Kulik and Nazar Kholodnytsky are prepared to testify under oath that the National Security Council asked Ukraine in January 2016 for harmful information about Manafort.
Telizhenko, a 29-year-old Ukrainian man who once worked at the country’s embassy in Washington before retiring in June 2016, told Giuliani last year that the diplomatic mission intervened to help Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.
Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, appeared on Fox News on Saturday to claim that he had prepared three witnesses, ready to testify that the Obama administration was illegally seeking information about Trump campaign officials
Giuliani claims that he has witnesses ready to testify that in January 2016, Obama government officials pressured Ukraine to reopen an investigation against Paul Manafort (right), who worked as Trump’s campaign manager. Barack Obama is seen on the left
He also told Giuliani that when Joe Biden was the vice-president of Barack Obama, he pressured the Ukrainian government to drop an investigation into Burisma, an oil and gas company called Biden’s son, Hunter, into the board, while his father led the Ukraine administration.
According to the Globe and Mail, Telizhenko told Giuliani that he was asked by the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States to find harmful information about Manafort.
Giuliani can be seen in Kiev last year with former Ukrainian diplomat Andrii Telizhenko, who promoted conspiracy theories about Democrats working with Ukraine
Giuliani claims that Telizhenko is willing to testify that Obama officials were seeking incriminating information about Manafort, who is currently serving seven and a half years in prison for financial crimes. Manafort can be seen above in the New York Supreme Court in June 2019
Telizhenko also told John Solomon, an opinion writer for The Hill, that he personally attended a meeting with Obama government officials in January 2016.
The meeting, with figures from the NSC, FBI, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice, was called on to press Ukrainian anti-corruption officials to reinvigorate an investigation against Manafort.
Telizhenko claims that Obama officials have asked Ukrainians to look at alleged payments to Manafort by the political party of deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Manafort, an old Trump adviser, earned millions of dollars while advising as Yanukovych for almost ten years.
Manafort was Trump’s campaign president from May to August 2016.
He stepped down after a Ukrainian legislator had disclosed details in a so-called “black ledger” of alleged off-the-books payments from the Party of Regions of Yanukovich.
Manafort, who earned millions for his consulting work in Ukraine, was among the recipients mentioned in the ledger, which was then confirmed by anti-corruption investigators.
He is currently in jail for seven and a half years in a federal correctional facility in Pennsylvania for tax fraud, bank fraud and other charges resulting from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
Kulik, a former deputy head of the Ukraine’s Prosecutor’s Office of International Affairs, and Kholodnytsky, who is currently Ukraine’s best anti-corruption prosecutor, both claimed that they had witnessed corruption by democratic agents in Ukraine during the elections of 2016.
So far, no evidence has been provided to substantiate their claims.
“They (Obama officials) asked foreigners for dirty information about an American citizen who would be involved in a political campaign,” Giuliani said in Fox News on Saturday.
“If it’s good enough that Donald Trump Jr. is investigated for a year and a half, what about all these NSC members who worked for Obama, for Biden?”
The investigation into Don Jr. to which Giuliani referred was the Mueller probe for alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 elections.
The two-year probe discovered that there was insufficient evidence to accuse the Trump campaign of collusion with the Russian government, which would have tried to derail Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.
Both the Russian government and the Trump campaign have denied the allegations.
Giuliani also claims to have a ‘smoking gun’ that proves that Hunter Biden was involved in a money laundering program
Earlier this week, Trump was acquitted in a process of deposition in the Senate after the House of Representatives had submitted two articles on deposition.
The president was deposed after he withheld military assistance from Ukraine while demanding that his government investigate the Bidens.
Trump was also alleged to have conducted a Ukrainian investigation into the so-called “Crowdstrike” conspiracy theory, claiming that Ukraine was in possession of emails deleted by Hillary Clinton.
During his performance on Fox News, Giuliani also mentioned Alexandra Chalupa, a 43-year-old Ukrainian-American who once worked as a consultant for the Democratic National Committee.
Guliani claims, without evidence, that Chalupa Telizhenko said that the “black book” in which Manafort is mentioned as a recipient of large payments from Yanukovych “was meant to blow up the Trump campaign.”
“That will destroy the Trump campaign,” quotes Giuliani Chalupa.
Chalupa, who had extensive contacts in Ukraine, told POLITICS that she began to share information she had gathered about Trump’s alleged ties with Russia.
She started sharing the information with Clinton campaign officials and with the then Ukrainian ambassador to Washington, Valeriy Chaly.
Telizhenko has claimed that he was instructed by one of Chaly’s top assistants at the Ukrainian embassy, Oksana Shulyar, to help Chalupa investigate connections between Trump, Manafort and Russia.
“Oksana said that if I had information or knew other people who knew, I had to contact Chalupa,” Telizhenko told POLITICO in January 2017.
“They coordinated a study with the Hillary team about Paul Manafort with Alexandra Chalupa.
“Oksana kept it all quiet” but “the embassy worked very closely with” Chalupa, Telizhenko said.
Shulyar has denied working with Chalupa on anything related to Trump or Manafort.
President Trump spoke with the media in the Eastern Chamber of the White House one day after the US Senate acquitted him of two accusations
Giuliani also claimed that he had a “smoking gun” that proves that Hunter Biden was guilty of money laundering.
The former mayor claimed that he had sent an official document from the Latvian government to the Ukrainian government claiming that Hunter Biden was being investigated [a] corruption affair. “
Giuliani then claimed that $ 14.8 million was sent from Ukraine to a company in Latvia “disguised as a loan.”
“Then it goes from Latvia to another company [in Cyprus] disguised as another loan, “says Giuliani.
Giuliani claims to have documents proving that Hunter Biden has broken the law.
“Look, the government has been so lax in research, it’s pathetic,” Giuliani said.
“I mean … when I was an American lawyer … the day Joe Biden made that boastful announcement … the investigation would have started the next day for bribery.”
Giuliani referred to Biden’s statement
Earlier this week, the Treasury Department handed sensitive financial information about Hunter Biden to congressional republicans, despite previously refusing to file Trump’s tax return.
Republican senators Charles Grassley and Ron Johnson released a letter that they wrote to Secret Service Director James Murray and immediately after the vote asked for documents about the son of the former vice-president to acquit President Trump in his removal sentence.
The highly confidential information about Hunter Biden was reportedly transferred to Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.
A democrat in one of the committees who conducted the investigation told Yahoo News that the “proof” of “doubtful origin” was passed on to the influential senators.
Finance Minister Steven Mnuchin spoke at Chatham House in London last month. The Treasury Department has provided financial information linked to Hunter Biden
Sen. Charles Grassley at the Capitol on Thursday, who announced the probe in Hunter Biden, is an avid supporter of President Trump
Last year, finance minister Steve Mnuchin blocked a democratic request for the president’s tax return in November and said Democrats had no legitimate legislative purpose to search for the documents.
Mnuchin said in a letter to Democrats in April: “The legal implications of this request can affect the protection of all Americans against politically motivated disclosure of personal tax information, regardless of which party is in power.”
But that did not apply to the non-fiscal financial information that may relate to the son of former vice president Joe Biden – a political asset of Trump that he is trying to tie to corrupt business transactions in Ukraine.
Trump’s attempt to spark and investigate the Bidens led to the removal procedure in which the president was acquitted in the Republican Senate this week.
Grassley and Johnson are looking for information on all the security details provided to Hunter Biden, as well as journeys on government aircraft.
In particular, they were looking for reports of suspicious activities filed by financial institutions regarding Biden to the Treasury Department.
In the letter, lawmakers wrote that they “evaluate potential conflicts of interest arising from the business activities of Hunter Biden and his associates during the Obama administration” – particularly in Ukraine and China, where he did business.
Ashley Schapitl, a spokeswoman for the Senior Democrat on the Financial Committee, Senator Ron Wyden, said that granting the Biden request was a “blatant double standard.”
On the same day that the Senate acquitted President Trump, two GOP senators released a letter that they had written to the secret service seeking information about Hunter Biden. He is depicted with his father Joe
She said in a statement to Yahoo: “By applying a clear double standard, Trump government agencies such as the Ministry of Finance quickly meet Republican requests from the Senate – no summons needed – and produce” evidence “of questionable origin.
“The government told House Democrats to beat if their supervisory authority was required and voluntarily collaborated at lightning speed with the side show of the Senate.”
The letter from Grassley and Johnson underlined that the president was getting the investigation he wanted, following his request to the President of Ukraine to do him a favor and to investigate the Bidens and the 2016 elections led to a House Democratic deposition investigation .
Democrats called cheating and inducing foreign interference in the American elections, but the Republicans said it wasn’t an unassailable crime.
One of the voyages that was examined was the Hunter Biden voyage aboard Air Force Two with his father to China in 2013.
Every Senate Republican other than Mitt Romney from Utah voted to acquit and Trump waved heads of his acquittal during the convention breakfast on Thursday morning.