In the midst of this wild and unprecedented UkraineGate scandal, President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is still rocking the boat.
Giuliani, who himself was one a presidential candidate and the Mayor of New York City, has been mired in controversy after an anonymous whistleblower complained about President Trump’s comments on a July 25th phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In the subsequent investigation, Giuliani was implicated by a number of House witnesses as being a sort of “point man” on Ukraine, steering the official and unofficial US foreign policy on Ukraine.
This has irked the Democrats to no end, and they have been railing against Rudy ever since.
Giuliani this week seemingly copped to some of the accusations against him, stunning those who’ve been following the story.
In a sweeping article in The New Yorker, focused on Ukraine’s former General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, President’s Trump personal lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was pretty open about his plan to get rid of Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
Lutsenko reportedly wasn’t fond of Yovanovitch, whom he felt favored his rival, the head of Ukraine’s new anti-corruption bureau. That seemingly made him a good partner for Giuliani, who was launching a campaign to get Kyiv to investigate the actions of some of President Trump’s domestic political rivals in Ukraine. Giuliani has widely been viewed as the leading force behind the movement to drive Yovanovitch out of her role because she was seen as an obstacle to his investigation-related plans, and he admitted as much to The New Yorker.
Giuliani is quoted as boldly stating:
“I believed that I needed Yovanovitch out of the way. She was going to make the investigations difficult for everybody.”
There has been mild speculation that Giuliani could find himself becoming the “fall guy” for the UkraineGate conspiracy theory, but this possibility doesn’t seem to jibe with the way President Trump has been publicly defending his longtime personal friend and lawyer.
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