Tensions between congressional Democrats and the White House have escalated sharply in recent weeks as House impeachment investigators have conducted a steady stream of public hearings that have seen multiple government officials link Trump and his advisers to a Ukraine pressure campaign.
"Well, you have to ask that to Rudy, but Rudy, I don't, I don't even know", said Mr. Trump.
During an appearance on Fox this past week, Giuliani rejected the notion that the President would throw him under the bus: "I have insurance", he said mysteriously. Yet those same officials acknowledge it's unlikely Giuliani is going anywhere.
Both newspapers also translated a Ukrayinska Pravda interview with Lutsenko this month in which he is purported to have said that he had been in touch with advisors to Giuliani about arranging a meeting with U.S. Attorney General William Barr, but was told he would have to pay a company to lobby for it, which he refused to do. That loyalty stems partly from the longstanding relationship between the two that goes back several decades. "The damage is done", a Republican National Committee official said. In the interview, he called him "a warrior". Rudy very much knows what's happening and he is a very capable guy.
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He stated Trump directed him to inform the Justice Division that Mueller had conflicts of pursuits and must be canned. She called the Trump administration's position that top aides are immune from testifying before Congress "peculiar".
For the last three years, Rudy Giuliani seemed to roam the world with impunity as a kind of rogue ambassador to President Donald Trump, swatting aside concerns from USA national security aides and diplomats as he carried out the President's bidding. Rudy Giuliani was apparently doing wrong in Ukraine.
Democrats say Trump withheld that aid to pressure Ukraine into opening investigations into Trump's rival, Joe Biden, and a discredited conspiracy theory promoted by Trump that Ukraine, not Russian Federation, interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.
"My understanding was that the president directed Mr. Giuliani's participation and that Mr. Giuliani was expressing the concerns of the president", Sondland testified. "If you could speak to him that would be great".
But the documents indicate that while he was pushing Trump's agenda with Ukrainian officials eager for support from the United States, Giuliani also explored financial agreements with members of the same government.
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Rudy Giuliani's interest in Ukraine was far broader and far more potentially important to him than has been previously understood.
President Donald Trump walks out of the Oval Office headed to the Marine One helicopter to depart for travel to Fla., from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Nov. 26, 2019. Trump's conversation with Zelensky has prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to open an impeachment inquiry against Trump. Around the same time, Parnas and Fruman met in Vienna with Firtash, who began digging up dirt on the Bidens in an effort to get Giuliani's help to fight his extradition.
A third time, Trump referenced Giuliani: "I will repeat Rudy and Authorized dependable Usual Barr to name". Kirschner said Trump may be "realizing that all of his bluff and bluster and all of his attacks on the process are not working". There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either Biden.
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Villanueva also said that another arrest of a minor had taken place in a separate case in Palmdale, north of Los Angeles . Officers said they found an AR-15 "ghost gun", along with plans and gear to carry out the alleged threat.