Quantcast
Connect with us

Rudy Giuliani was paid ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’ to work for indicted associate: NYT

Published

on

Donald Trump defense attorney Rudy Giuliani made hundreds of thousands of dollars working for an associate that was indicted on Thursday, The New York Times reported Thursday evening.

“When Rudolph W. Giuliani set out to dredge up damaging information on President Trump’s rivals in Ukraine, he turned to a native of the former Soviet republic with whom he already had a lucrative business relationship,” the newspaper reported.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Lev Parnas, a Ukrainian-American businessman with a trail of debts and lawsuits, had known Mr. Giuliani casually for years through Republican political circles. Last year, their relationship deepened when a company he helped found retained Mr. Giuliani — associates of Mr. Parnas said he told them he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars — for what Mr. Giuliani said on Thursday was business and legal advice,” the paper noted.

Giuliani has significant ties to the two men arrested at Dulles Airport with one-way tickets out of the country.

“Over the past year, the two men connected Mr. Giuliani with Ukrainians who were willing to participate in efforts to push a largely unsubstantiated narrative about the Bidens. They played a key role in a campaign by pro-Trump forces to press for the removal of the United States ambassador to Ukraine on the grounds that she had not shown sufficient loyalty to the president as he pursued his agenda there,” The Times reported. “They met regularly with Mr. Giuliani, often at the Trump International hotel in Washington. And all the while, they were pursuing their own business schemes and, according to an indictment unsealed on Thursday, illegally funneling campaign contributions in the United States in the service of both their political and business activities.”

Read the full report.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Alleged ‘pee tape’ incident was not the only Trump ‘sex party’ in Russia investigated by Christopher Steele: report

Published

on

Former British spy Christopher Steele investigated multiple alleged sex parties involving Donald Trump that took place in Russia.

His salacious dossier included the allegation that Trump had hired "a number of prostitutes to perform a 'gold showers'show in front of him" in the presidential suite of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow.

But that was not the only "sex party" involving Trump that was investigated.

"The 476-page Inspector General's report on the Russia probe contains additional salacious information that ex British intelligence officer Christopher Steele obtained from his Russian source network – some of which never made it to the FBI," the Daily Mail reported Monday. "The IG cites four Steele reports including 'select highlights' that Steele 'did not furnish' to the FBI."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Maddow shocked AG Bill Barr did not resign after IG report undermined his conspiracy theories

Published

on

The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC wondered why Attorney General Bill Barr did not resign after his own Justice Department debunked a conspiracy theory pushed by the nation's chief law enforcement officer.

Maddow explained how the Department of Justice Inspector General report released Thursday debunked Barr's claim that there had been "spying" on the 2016 Trump campaign.

The host played a clip of Barr testifying under oath before Congress.

"I think spying did occur," Barr testified.

"Spying did not occur according to the Justice Department," Maddow noted. "The Justice Department's independent inspector general report came out concluding definitively, the Trump campaign was not spied on.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

GOP strategist reveals 4 key reasons Trump’s impeachment defense is ‘absurd’

Published

on

Longtime Republican strategist Steve Schmidt blasted the defense of President Donald Trump offered by GOP members of Congress.

Schmidt mentioned Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) during a Monday evening interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes.

The conservative commentator identified four areas of Trump's history that undermined his defense.

"When we look at the foundation of the defense that we saw here -- which is outside of the facts that I'll get to in a minute -- so the foundation is that the president was mightily concerned about corruption Ukraine," Schmidt noted. "Forgetting that this is a person who ran a fake university, ran a fraudulent charity, bilked all of his contractors out of the wages they had earned and has a record of fraud that lights the night sky."

Continue Reading