Washington-Former President Donald Trump’s private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, repeatedly pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate Democrat Joe Biden in a 40-minute phone call in 2019. According to audio recordings obtained by CNN..
On a phone call between U.S. diplomat Kurt Volker and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s senior adviser Andry Jermac, Giuliani hears urging an investigation into Biden, who dismissed Trump in the 2020 elections. I can.
Giuliani said the public announcement “cleans the air” and could meet Zelensky and Trump.
Giuliani said, “And I think I’ll come and make it possible. I’ll talk to the President (Trump) to see what I can do to avoid misunderstandings.” “I think this is a good thing to build a better relationship with.”
Parliamentary testimony during Trump’s first bullet each details how he sought an investigation of Democratic rivals who eventually defeated him in the 2020 elections. Trump sought an investigation of Biden and his son Hunter by withholding military aid from allies while Ukraine was under Russia’s siege.
“Everything the president needs [Zelensky] In other words, “I will be in charge of an honest prosecutor. Does he investigate and dig up the evidence that currently exists, and is there any other evidence of his involvement in the 2016 elections?” Must be done Giuliani said, “Someone in Ukraine must take it seriously.”
At the heart of Mr. Trump’s first bullet was a phone call summarized to Mr. Zelensky in July 2019, investigating Mr. Biden and his son Hunter and urging the President of Ukraine to “ask us for help.” Brisma was the subject of alleged corruption.
Mr. Trump claims that his phone was “perfect.” But the House Democrats have accused him of trying to exercise his authority to investigate political rivals.
Is The House of Representatives played cards On charges of abuse of power and filibuster. But the Senate acquitted Mr. Trump.
Giuliani’s recording reveals the extent of the pressure he has contributed as part of the campaign.
According to parliamentary testimony, Giuliani is under criminal investigation into his role in private diplomatic negotiations. Two of his contacts, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, surface Unrelated campaign related charges..
Is FBI raided Giuliani’s Manhattan apartment in April He confiscated up to eight personal electronic devices.
Trump’s European Union ambassador, Gordon Sondland, testified in a bullet investigation that there was a “quid pro quo” in which Ukraine would receive military aid in response to Biden’s investigation.
Trump said about Sondland: “I don’t know him very well.”
Sondland sued Justice Department and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Last month, he charged $ 1.8 million in legal fees during the investigation.
As Biden prepares to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 16, a revelation about Giuliani’s call comes.
Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Monday that Biden invited Zelensky to the White House in July.
“I entered the briefing room from the Oval Office, where President Biden was talking to Ukrainian President Zelensky on the phone,” Sullivan said. And President Biden was able to tell President Zelensky that he would stand firm for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and its desire as we move forward. “
This article was originally published in USA TODAY. President Rudy Giuliani’s pressure on Ukraine by President Trump heard on CNN recordings