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Rudy Giuliani drops truth bombs: “Steele memorandum written in Ukraine” (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s stunning revelation that he will not be going to Ukraine, to follow up on Ukraine-DNC election collusion, after receiving information that he was walking into a trap set up by Ukrainian oligarchs and corrupt officials close to the new Ukrainian President Zelensky.

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After a full day of media hysteria, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani announced Friday evening that he has canceled his trip to Ukraine. “I’ve decided I’m not going to go to Ukraine, Giuliani told Fox News’ Shannon Bream. He said that the reason he bailed is because he has discovered that the president of Ukraine is surrounded by political enemies and is convinced that he was about to walk into a trap.

Giuliani had planned “to visit Kiev and meet with president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky to ask that Ukraine pursue investigations into two matters,” the Washington Examiner reported:

… the origin of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the involvement of Joe Biden’s son in an energy company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch. Last week Giuliani  called for Biden to be investigated for a trip he made in 2016 when he threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees if Ukraine did not dismiss Viktor Shokin, the country’s then-prosecutor general. Biden’s son, Hunter, stood to gain financially from having Shokin removed.

The New York Times opined on Thursday that “Mr. Giuliani’s plans create the remarkable scene of a lawyer for the president of the United States pressing a foreign government to pursue investigations that Mr. Trump’s allies hope could help him in his reelection campaign and it comes after Mr. Trump spent more than half of his term facing questions about whether his 2016 campaign conspired with a foreign power.

What the Times forgot to mention is that the reason Mr. Trump has been facing questions is because his team was set up by foreign spies. Giuliani was traveling to Ukraine to encourage the government there to get to the bottom of it.

Giuliani told Bream, “I wasn’t going to start an investigation — they already have an investigation of how Ukrainians helped the DNC and Hillary operatives to get, in some cases false, dirty information about the Trump campaign.” He also said he believes that parts of the Steele dossier were written in Ukraine.

Giuliani said that there were fears that the Ukrainian president-elect “would be surrounded by literally enemies of the president” who were involved in the 2016 Russia collusion hoax.

“And people who were involved with other Democratic operatives and one particular oligarch who is quite corrupt and that they would influence him,” he continued. “And I’m convinced from what I’ve heard from two very reliable people tonight, that the president is surrounded by people who are enemies of the president and people who are, at least in one case, clearly corrupt and involved in this scheme. And it’s really a shame.”

Giuliani insisted that his trip had “nothing to do with 2020,” because if he wanted to meddle in that election, he would have waited a year and “dropped it right before the convention.”

He explained that he came across the information by investigating Ukrainian collusion with Democrats to create  to create the false narrative against Trump and affect the election.

He added enticingly: “In the next three to four months, you’re going to find out all about that, including the corruption that went on with the Steele dossier and the corruption that went on with Papadopoulos and the way he was set up. It’s all part of one large conspiracy that has two or three parts to it.”

Giuliani said he decided not to go to Ukraine because he would have been “walking into a group of people who are enemies of the president, in some cases enemies of the United States, and in one case, an already convicted person who has been found to be involved in assisting the Democrats with the 2016 presidential election — a gentleman by the name of Leshchenko who supplied a black book that was found to be fraudulent.”

Giuliani was referring to Serhiy Leshchenko, a member of the Ukrainian parliament who was accused in his home country of interfering in the 2016 U.S. election.

According to Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller:

Leshchenko was the leading force behind the release of the so-called ‘black ledger,’ which accused Paul Manafort of receiving illicit payments from the Ukrainian government. The ledger led to Manafort’s firing from the Trump campaign, but its validity remains in dispute.

Leshchenko also appears to have tried to blackmail Manafort by contacting his daughter with information about Manafort’s Ukraine dealings.

When Bream mentioned that Senator Chris Murphy was talking about opening an investigation in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to examine Giuliani’s plans to go to Ukraine, Giuliani shot back, “I wish they would actually because I would then be able to lay out the unbelievably incriminating evidence about members of the DNC, members of the Clinton campaign who were involved in gathering information there that was negative to the Trump campaign.”

The attorney added that the evidence includes “a meeting at the National Security Council in January of 2016 in which people in the Obama administration asked [Ukrainian officials] for negative information about Trump.”

He said all of this information is a matter of record in the Ukrainian investigation, but there are forces in Ukraine that are trying to get it quashed.

Giuliani said that the corruption allegedly involving the Bidens “stinks” and will “eventually have to be investigated.”

But in the meantime, he said, “I will get out of it — in order to remove any political suggestion I will step back and I’ll just watch it unfold.”

Giuliani stressed again that he believed he was walking into a trap. “No trip because I believe I was walking into a bunch of people, one of whom was already found to be involved in this — that I wasn’t aware of — and I think this was a setup. The whole thing, by the way, is a setup. From the very beginning,” he added.

Giuliani told Bream that he may get involved in the Ukraine matter sometime in the future.

“I don’t know, I will play it by ear. I will see what is going on. I am actually quite confident that the facts with regard to former Vice President Joe Biden are so compelling there is no way he gets from here to the election without this being investigated,” he said.

“Your son doesn’t pull millions of dollars out of a crooked country that you’re overseeing, you get the prosecutor dismissed, his case gets dismissed,” the attorney said, adding that a similar thing “happened in China with even more money being taken down by the Bidens.”

Giuliani argued that corruption this blatant doesn’t go uninvestigated “unless we live in a country that’s so dominated by Democrats, that we have two different sets of rules.”

“Tell me if this wouldn’t be major news if it were the Trumps. If this were Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. with the same allegations. Do you think they would be putting the focus on me?!” he asked.

According to the Examiner, Trump mentioned that he was “curious” to hear from Giuliani about the trip. “Certainly it would be an appropriate thing” to speak to Attorney General William Barr about, Trump said in an interview that was published before Giuliani backed out of the excursion. “It could be a very big situation.”

But that was before he backed out.

The Trump Justice Department has thus far been uninterested in the evidence being offered by the Ukrainians, and it’s not clear why. Part of the problem, a top Ukrainian official told The Hill’s John Solomon, could be that the U.S. embassy in Kiev has been refusing to provide Ukrainian law enforcement officials with visas so they can deliver their evidence to Washington.

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Figaro

So the dossier was part of the interest Obama made on his $5 billion “investment” in Ukraine?

Hmph
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Hmph

“Steele memo written in Ukraine”…….duh. I suspected as much from day one. That and the Ukrainian troll farm (remember whose servers initially hosted Ukraine’s myrotvorets hit list), producing suspicious hacks put together by the SBU, the CIA and could even be the Google (or was it Microsoft) team of programmers assembled in Ukraine. If it looks and walks and quacks and has the dna of a duck, it’s a duck alright. Next forensic stop…..Estonia.

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Hmph

BTW: RE: The Manafort ‘black book’ of payoffs….didn’t I remember reading an analysis way back when showing that it was forged? Please, someone correct me if I’m wrong, as I can’t keep all of this creepy business in my head for years on end. OK, I see that Manafort allegedly fessed up to several payments noted in the ledger, which leaves 90% left to be corroborated. What better way to forge a ledger than to add to ‘legitimate’ illegitimate transactions, knowing Manafort’s m.o.. Again, I beg correction if such exists. As I now remember once commenting, no aging analysis of… Read more »

Curious Minds Want To Know
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Curious Minds Want To Know

Giuliani —- demand that a forensic analysis of the Manafort ledger ink is done in an FBI lab, and be sure that you can trust the ones doing it.

PS: This welcomed blowback going on reminds me of spiders in a jar.

Stop Bush and Clinton
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“It’s cyrillic letters, so it must have been the evil Russians”
— CIA “expert”

That's about the size of it
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That's about the size of it

And oft quoted by the NYT and WaPo and who’s now serving as a CNN permanent guest analyst, on loan to MSNBC upon request.

Your post seems tongue in cheek but it’s actually the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Marcus
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Marcus

What I find almost impossible to figure out is how can all this crap (so many crimes, so many idiots, so many investigations and coverups and so little time) be contained? I don’t mean contain the whole thing but how do you contain this to just one piece of crap? You go after Biden, this leads to the Ukrainian oligarchs. The oligarchs lead to the whole Maidan issue (the shooters just to start). This leads to MH17 (some pretty good reports that Kolomoisky was involved) which leads to the Dutch investigation, and on and on, etc. You go after Steele… Read more »

Stop Bush and Clinton
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Indeed — the Republican backer was none other than John McCain (may he rest in war — he didn’t like peace during his lifetime, so why should he get it now?).

john vieira
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One of the main players…backer of ISIS…but there were many more rino combatants in the anti-Trump “troops”…many are still very active in the front lines…

All's fair in drones and war
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All's fair in drones and war

And to think just one hellfire missile at his wake would’ve rid us of the lot of them. Such things are kosher now, I hear.

Not all's fair in drones and war
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Not all's fair in drones and war

Not that I would ever suggest such a thing. I have high moral standards, unlike some.

Imanhotep
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Imanhotep

May I suggest that all traces of McCain’s hieroglyphs be gouged from the public record permanently?

Curious Minds Want To Know.
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Curious Minds Want To Know.

What exactly did Hunter Biden do during his multi-year ‘tenure’ on Burisma’s board?

JohnnyRVF
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JohnnyRVF

Not the brightest of interviewers that blonde…

Stop Bush and Clinton
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Never forget that Giuliani is a corrupt liar — the criminal was mayor of NYC on 9/11 and most definitely part of the coverup (and likely part of carrying it out too). He is probably telling the truth right now because on this particular issue, the truth is on his side — but he will flip as soon as it furthers his agenda. If those who pull his strings told him to tell the truth here, there’s a good chance they want the truth revealed. Not sure why — but possibly they want to sacrifice a scapegoat to show Trump… Read more »

Lies from the Left, Lies from the Right
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Lies from the Left, Lies from the Right

This is friggin’ insane. In between the loafs and liars at the CNN and MSNBC airbread works, you can sandwich the baloney at Fox News. Get a load of this: “Giuliani weighs in on Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine emerging as 2020 issue for Joe Biden” By Talia Kaplan | Fox News https://www.foxnews.com/politics/giuliani-joe-hunter-biden-ukraine-2020.amp “His son then got under investigation for good reason. He was working for the most corrupt company in Ukraine, he was working for a Ukrainian oligarch who was being protected by [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, the same Putin we that have been hearing about all this time.… Read more »

Putin is Kolomoisky's Protector?????
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Putin is Kolomoisky's Protector?????

Mainstream journalism is dead in America.. Its journalists are the walking dead. The American public is brain dead, either as its reason or its consequence. Either way, may God help this walking brain dead country of mine.

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