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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://news.yahoo.com/giuliani-associate-parnas-texted-trump-campaign-donors-including-145856635--abc-news-topstories.html


Giuliani associate Parnas texted with Trump campaign donors, including about Ukraine efforts

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rudy.... too funny, they argue at the impeachment by trumps lawyers Jay says to the effect that rudy is a nothing... but get this, Trump on the phone tells the Ukrainian president to talk to rudy because he is such a respected great lawyer and his lawyer.


tooo funny...

reminds ya about him saying how great Cohen was till Cohen flipped on him.



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The president's lawyers insisted at his Senate impeachment trial Monday that there was nothing improper about his dealings with Ukraine's government. The Morning Joe panel discusses. Aired on 01/28/20.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trump using Rudy as his personal attorney to extort Zelensky makes it crystal clear that this was done as a personal matter, not as part of foreign policy run through the Department of State for the national interest.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/federal-probe-giuliani-reportedly-moving-forward-n1137736?cid=eml_mra_20200217
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Federal probe into Giuliani is reportedly 'moving forward'
Are the officials investigating Giuliani alerting the public in case Attorney General Bill Barr tries to pull the plug on the probe?


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t was just last weekend when Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) divulged that the Justice Department has "created a process" to receive information from Rudy Giuliani. It was an unsettling revelation for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that Donald Trump's personal lawyer has spent months chasing ghosts and shadows in eastern Europe, while cavorting with figures of dubious reliability.

Nevertheless, Attorney General Bill Barr soon after confirmed Graham's version of events was accurate: the Justice Department, Barr acknowledged, established an "intake process" through which Giuliani could peddle dirt on the Bidens directly to federal law enforcement.

It was against this backdrop that the Washington Post reported over the weekend that Rudy Giuliani is still facing a federal criminal investigation -- and it was just two weeks ago when federal prosecutors in New York "contacted witnesses and sought to collect additional documents" related to the probe.

The recent steps -- including an interview with a witness last week -- indicate that the probe involving Giuliani and two of his former associates is moving forward, even as the Justice Department has set up a process to evaluate claims Giuliani is making about alleged wrongdoing in Ukraine related to former vice president Joe Biden.

That is, of course, an important point. Indeed, it points to circumstances that are tough to defend: the Justice Department is both investigating Giuliani and accepting dirt from Giuliani simultaneously. Or as the Post's report added, "The parallel developments mean that one part of the Justice Department is scrutinizing Giuliani while another is accepting information from him allegedly concerning a political rival of the president."

What could possibly go wrong?

But while that context is important, we can also take an even broader view and consider why this was in the Washington Post in the first place.

While I'm not privy to the newspaper's sources, it's not exactly a secret that Attorney General Bill Barr has repeatedly intervened in cases of political interest to the president, American norms and the integrity of the rule of law notwithstanding. Similarly, there are reports of prosecutors looking over their shoulders, wondering when and whether Barr will show up at their door and take a hands-on role in politically sensitive investigations.

With this in mind, what do you suppose the odds are that the federal officials investigating Giuliani want the public to know about their ongoing work in case the attorney general pulls the plug on the probe? Or more to the point, how likely is it that these officials reached out to reporters in the hopes that the public attention would prevent Barr from shutting them down?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/a-tabloid-got-a-trove-of-data-on-hunter-biden-from-rudy-giuliani-now-the-fbi-is-probing-a-possible-disinformation-campaign/ar-BB1a8kMB



A tabloid got a trove of data on Hunter Biden from Rudy Giuliani. Now, the FBI is probing a possible disinformation campaign


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USA TODAY logoA tabloid got a trove of data on Hunter Biden from Rudy Giuliani. Now, the FBI is probing a possible disinformation campaign

When a New York tabloid published the alleged contents of a computer hard drive purporting to document the Ukrainian and Chinese business activities of Hunter Biden, the newspaper cast the information as a "smoking gun."

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Enter the FBI.

Less than three weeks before one of the most contentious presidential campaigns in history, federal authorities are investigating whether the material supplied to the New York Post by Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is part of a smoke bomb of disinformation pushed by Russia.

Rudy Giuliani wearing a suit and tie: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Giuliani endorsed and campaigned with then-candidate Donald Trump. In April 2018, Giuliani joined the legal team defending President Trump in the special counsel's Russia investigation.© Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Giuliani endorsed and campaigned with then-candidate Donald Trump. In April 2018, Giuliani joined the legal team defending President Trump in the special counsel's Russia investigation.
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The inquiry, according to a person familiar with the matter, is at least in part, aimed at determining whether Russia has set its sights on a familiar target: Biden's father, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The FBI has declined to comment, refusing to either confirm or deny the existence of an investigation.

The gauzy details of the newspaper's account trace the hard drive to a computer repair shop in Delaware, where a laptop had been left for service last year but was never re-claimed by the customer. Exactly how the material moved to Giuliani, who with Trump has long pushed debunked conspiracy theories about the Bidens, has raised as many questions as the authenticity of the laptop data the president's lawyer provided to the tabloid.

After months of investigation, two Republican-led Senate committees unveiled a report in September that found no evidence of wrongdoing or corrupt actions by the former vice president in connection with his son Hunter's business dealings in Ukraine.

But Trump and Giuliani have continued to lob allegations at the Democratic nominee, despite multiple investigations, including the recent GOP probes, that have found no basis for the claims.

a man talking on a cell phone: Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani worked together on presidential debate preparations.© Joshua Roberts, Getty Images Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani worked together on presidential debate preparations.
On Wednesday, the president and his lawyer seized on the New York Post story, asserting that an email purporting to show an adviser to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma thanking Hunter Biden for arranging a meeting for him with Joe Biden, who was then the vice president.

The story provided no evidence that such a meeting ever occurred and has come under fire for its reliance on questionable sources and documents whose authenticity was not verified. Biden's campaign team told USA TODAY that no meeting ever occurred.

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Giuliani, through his lawyer, declined to provide the material to USA TODAY for examination.

When Twitter initially blocked the sharing of links to the story, citing a "lack of authoritative reporting" on the origin of the source materials behind the story, the newspaper hit back in an editorial, calling the criticism "ridiculous."

The Post has not responded to requests for comment.

Here's what is known about the origins of the New York Post and the claims made about the Bidens by Trump and Giuliani:

What are Trump's claims about Biden and Ukraine?
The effort by Trump and Giuliani to dig up dirt on Biden and Ukraine was at the center of the impeachment inquiry launched against the president last fall by House Democrats.

The Democrat-controlled House last year approved two articles of impeachment – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The impeachment probe was set off by an anonymous whistleblower complaint accusing Trump of using the levers of U.S. diplomacy to try to cajole Ukraine into pursuing investigations of Biden for the president's own political benefit.

Multiple senior Trump administration officials testified that they became alarmed about a July 25, 2019, call the president had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which he urged his counterpart to announce an investigation into the Bidens. Administration officials also testified of concerns that Giuliani was carrying out a "shadow diplomacy" in Ukraine focused on pressuring officials to investigate Trump's political rivals.

The Republican-controlled Senate this year acquitted Trump of the charges after a trial.

Trump and Giuliani have accused Joe Biden of seeking the ouster of Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin to thwart an investigation of Burisma – a claim that independent fact checkers and investigators have debunked.

Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump are posing for a picture: President Donald Trump and attorney Rudy Giuliani© Carolyn Kaster, AP President Donald Trump and attorney Rudy Giuliani
Shokin was widely and publicly viewed by international organizations such as the European Union and International Monetary Fund, as well as anti-corruption investigators in Ukraine, as an impediment to reforming the country’s culture of graft.

Biden helped to oust the prosecutor because he was not aggressively pursuing corruption cases. There is no evidence of wrongdoing by Hunter Biden.

An examination of the matter by PolitiFact in 2019 said there was "no evidence to support the idea that Joe Biden advocated with his son's interests in mind ... It's not even clear that (Burisma) was actively under investigation or that a change in prosecutors benefited it."

Last month, the two Republican-led Senate committees investigating the claims said in an 87-page report that Hunter Biden's role on the Burisma board was "problematic" but said it was "unclear" whether it ever affected U.S. foreign policy under the Obama administration.

What did the New York Post report say?
The New York Post reported on unverified documents that were based on what it called a "massive trove" of data from a laptop computer. The newspaper said the data were provided by Giuliani and former White House adviser Steve Bannon.

The central claim of the documents is unclear. The article references an email from Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to Burisma, in which he thanks Hunter Biden for "giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together."

The wording of the email leaves unclear whether Pozharskyi was referring to a past encounter or one he hoped to have in the future. There is also no evidence in the published documents that a meeting happened.

The newspaper characterized the documents as undercutting Biden's previous claims that he never spoke to Hunter about his son's business dealings in Ukraine.

But the Biden campaign categorically denied a meeting ever occurred between Joe Biden and Pozharskyi.

"They never had a meeting," Andrew Bates, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, told USA TODAY.

“I’ve literally never heard of this guy in my life,” Amos Hochstein, a former Biden staff member, told POLITICO.

Facebook and Twitter flagged the New York Post story as spreading disinformation. Misinformation experts have noted that the story has many hallmarks of a disinformation campaign, with questionable assertions at its core.

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The Post said the data it received were discovered on the hard drive of a laptop taken to a repair shop in Joe Biden's home state of Delaware.

In the tabloid's coverage, the emails are shared as image files, not in a file format that would contain header information and metadata. That makes it harder to analyze and verify the files.

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The laptop was allegedly dropped off at the Delaware repair shop but never retrieved. The Post said the store owner then copied the documents on the device's hard drive and sent them to Giuliani's lawyer, Robert Costello.

The article does not explain the connection between Giuliani and the Delaware store owner.

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Former White House aide Bannon later told the New York Post about the existence of the documents. Giuliani provided the documents to the tabloid.

The article also claimed the FBI seized the laptop for an inquiry.

The FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware declined to comment when contacted by USA TODAY.

What did the Delaware computer shop owner say?
John Paul Mac Isaac, a computer repairman based in Wilmington, Delaware, identified himself as the store owner who gave a copy of the laptop hard drive to Costello, Giuliani’s attorney.

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a sign on the side of a brick building: The owner of the Mac Shop says he shared a copy of the hard drive belonging to Hunter Biden with Rudy Giuliani's attorney.© Karl Baker/THE NEWS JOURNAL The owner of the Mac Shop says he shared a copy of the hard drive belonging to Hunter Biden with Rudy Giuliani's attorney.
In a meandering session with reporters Wednesday, Mac Isaac said a man brought three liquid-damaged laptops to his repair shop in April 2019, according to the Wilmington News Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network.

Only one was left for repair, he said. No one returned to retrieve it, he said.

Mac Isaac said the laptop had a Beau Biden Foundation sticker on it – a reference to a nonprofit named after Hunter Biden's late brother – that led him to believe it belonged to Hunter Biden. He also said he has an unspecified medical condition that made it difficult for him to tell who had dropped off the laptop at his store.

Mac Isaac said he began hearing about Burisma and Ukraine shortly after the laptop was left at the repair shop. When a customer doesn't return after 90 days, Mac Isaac says he typically will reach out to them by phone.

Asked if he called Hunter Biden, Mac Isaac said, "No comment."

Mac Isaac said he had been in contact with the FBI over the contents of the laptop but did not say if the agency contacted him first or if he initiated the contact. He was vague about the timeline of the communications and suggested he was disappointed in the FBI's followup.

"I thought the FBI was going to help and then I got the overwhelming sense that they weren't going to help me," the shop owner said.

Mac Isaac dodged multiple questions about his intentions and his connections to Giuliani, repeatedly expressing fear "about saying the wrong things and getting in more trouble than I already am."

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Mac Isaac, 44, is registered as a Republican, according to Delaware voter registration records. He said he voted for Trump in 2016 and remains an ardent supporter, calling Trump's impeachment a sham.

In an interview Saturday with the Wilmington News Journal, Mac Isaac said he's been the subject of a lot of "anger and hate" in the days since the New York Post story published, but he's heard from an equal amount of supporters, too.

He declined to comment on the news of the FBI investigation of disinformation.

"I don't want to talk about it anymore," he said. "I've gotten good at saying 'no comment.'"

What did the Biden team say?
Bates, the Biden spokesman, said any suggestion the former vice president did anything improper is false.

“Investigations by the press, during impeachment, and even by two Republican-led Senate committees whose work was decried as 'not legitimate' and political by a GOP colleague, have all reached the same conclusion: that Joe Biden carried out official U.S. policy toward Ukraine and engaged in no wrongdoing,” he said.

Hunter Biden, seen here with his father, former Vice President Joe Biden at a 2010 basketball game, has remarried, the family confirmed Wednesday.
Last year, Biden pledged his family would not engage in any foreign business activities if he is elected president.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great quote from Caroline Giuliani, daughter of Rudy, in her support of the Biden/Harris ticket.
"If being the daughter of a polarizing mayor who became the president's personal bulldog has taught me anything, it is that corruption starts with 'yes-men' and women, the cronies who create an echo chamber of lies and subservience to maintain their proximity to power," Caroline Giuliani wrote. "We've seen this ad nauseam with Trump and his cadre of high-level sycophants (the ones who weren't convicted, anyway)."

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

boy did I get this one right even on the specifics...

no wonder why rudy seems to be trumps only real friend like epstein.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/rudy-giuliani-responds-to-compromising-scene-in-borat-movie/vi-BB1ai7rQ?ocid=msedgntp


Rudy Giuliani responds to compromising scene in ‘Borat’ movie


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President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is making headlines after falling for an embarrassing prank by actor Sacha Baron Cohen that was caught on hidden camera for the new “Borat” sequel film. NBC’s Kathy Park reports for TODAY.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a great friggen point......

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/worse-than-you-think-demi-lovato-meghan-mccain-more-react-to-rudy-giuliani-in-borat-2/ar-BB1agR15?ocid=msedgntp



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Demi Lovato responded to Giuliani's statement on Twitter with a tweet of her own.

"So you normally drink with reporters, follow them to the bedroom and then lie on the bed and let her take off your mic for you?" she wrote. "I guess I’ve been doin my interviews all wrong..."

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

creepy rudy the perv...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/sacha-baron-cohen-mocks-trump-with-job-offer-as-racist-buffoon-you-ll-need-a-job-after-jan-20/ar-BB1ampQB?ocid=msedgntp


Sacha Baron Cohen Mocks Trump With Job Offer as 'Racist Buffoon': 'You'll Need a Job After Jan 20'


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"Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen hit back at Donald Trump on Saturday, implying that the president was an unfunny yet laughed at "racist buffoon."


"Donald–I appreciate the free publicity for Borat! I admit I don't find you funny either. But yet the whole world laughs at you. I'm always looking for people to play racist buffoons, and you'll need a job after Jan. 20. Let's talk!," Baron Cohen wrote on Twitter Saturday, responding to Trump's criticism.

On Friday, Trump called Baron Cohen "a creep" when asked by reporters if he's seen the footage in "Borat 2" of his lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lets see if trump talks about this corruption... or lets see if the media puts it front page or Rudy fesses up to conspiring with criminals. any peep out of FUX ????



https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/ally-of-2-giuliani-associates-in-campaign-case-pleads-guilty/ar-BB1avVgT?ocid=msedgntp


Ally of 2 Giuliani Associates in Campaign Case Pleads Guilty


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Bloomberg logoAlly of 2 Giuliani Associates in Campaign Case Pleads Guilty

(Bloomberg) -- A business partner of two men who aided Rudy Giuliani’s effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine pleaded guilty to charges that he helped mislead authorities about the source of campaign contributions and defraud investors in a business venture.

David Correia, who was charged last year along with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, admitted to making false statements to election officials and conspiring to defraud investors. Together with a fourth man, the three allegedly participated in a wide-ranging scheme to solicit campaign donations abroad while advancing their business interests in the U.S.

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