President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who is enmeshed in the Ukraine scandal that has fueled the impeachment inquiry into the US leader Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File
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Amid impeachment drama, Trump lawyer Giuliani back in Ukraine

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By ELSA

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani returned to Ukraine Wednesday, shrugging off the scandal over seeking dirt from Kiev on rival Democrats.

The New York Times said Giuliani had traveled to Budapest on Tuesday and Kiev Wednesday to speak with former Ukrainian prosecutors who could have information that would support Trump's battle against impeachment.

One America News Network also said it had a camera team traveling with Giuliani in Ukraine for an investigation into the impeachment case against Trump.

In a tweet, Giuliani wrote that he was "working on an important project with @OANN," aimed at exposing what he said was information covered up by hearings conducted by Democratic Party impeachment chief Adam Schiff.

According to the Times, Giuliani, who is the former mayor of New York, was meeting with former Ukrainian prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko, a central figure in the impeachment case Democrats are building against Trump.

He was also planning to meet with two other ex-prosecutors, Viktor Shokin and Kostiantyn Kulyk.

Giuliani has approached all three over the past year to aid Trump's effort to find dirt on Democrats, especially former vice president Joe Biden, who could face the president in next year's election.

Democrats are preparing impeachment charges against Trump on the grounds that he, with Giuliani's assistance, solicited foreign interference in U.S. elections for his personal needs.

Giuliani has sought to demonstrate that Biden and his son Hunter, who previously served on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, had been engaged corruptly in the country.

Giuliani is also reportedly under investigation for his representation of multiple Ukrainian figures, including Dmitry Firtash, a billionaire facing extradition to the United States from Austria for charges of bribery and racketeering.

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In a few words: “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead” ... Mr. Giuliani is going down with the ship.

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Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out

They leave the West behind

And Moscow girls make me sing and shout

That Georgia's always on my my my my my my my my my mind

Mr. Giuliani is going down with the ship.

As Doctor Evil would say,

Riiiiiiiiiiiiight!

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Working on his extradition, papers, new ID and passport. Can't say one can't blame him.

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Rudy's making a fake documentary series to try to get Trump off the hook for blackmailing Ukraine, which begs the question of why, if this "scandal" involving Hunter Biden is so important, it wasn't important until his dad became a Democratic presidential candidate...They could have started investigating it the day he took office.

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Only a Trumpophile would be stupid enough to continue to feed the impeachment inquiry by doing something like this. Donny attracts some utter morons.

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With an outstanding House subpoena, he should be arrested for contempt of congress as soon as he returns.

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Looking for his options?

Is he gonna return to the US or request asylum in a "more friendly" country?

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Looks like Rudy's wish for a Christmas gift was to be sent to prison.

We should grant him that wish.

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Working on his extradition, papers, new ID and passport. Can't say one can't blame him.

LOL! +1

This trip begs a pretty big question though - Barr has Rudy under criminal investigation for 8 separate federal offenses. How did he get approval to travel out of country?

Last time I checked, individuals who are the subject of a criminal investigation can't just up and leave the country... Was this trip approved by the NYSD Attorney who is leading the investigation?

Since he's Donnie's personal lawyer, we can assume there must be some very damaging evidence of either his or Trump's guilt that has to be "shredded"...

Or has has been suggested, he's moving abroad for good - maybe joining Snowden as Putin's guest...

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Oh my this is awesome! The Progs are going to lose their collectivist minds. This right in the middle of their impeachment coup. Love it.

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Democrats are preparing impeachment charges against Trump on the grounds that he, with Giuliani's assistance, solicited foreign interference in U.S. elections for his personal needs.

But Trump doesn't need any interference to beat Biden like a drum, Biden's doing that all by himself.

So there goes that argument. The Democrats are gonna have to find another Stormy or something.

Looks like Rudy's wish for a Christmas gift was to be sent to prison.

We should grant him that wish.

Dream on.

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Doesn't surprise me. Giuliani consorts with gangsters. Just look at Lev Parnas and his criminal record - holding a gun to a man's head.

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Democrats are preparing impeachment charges against Trump on the grounds that he, with Giuliani's assistance, solicited foreign interference in U.S. elections for his personal needs.

But Trump doesn't need any interference to beat Biden like a drum, Biden's doing that all by himself.

So why did he hire Rudy to go to Ukraine and get made-up dirt on Biden? Or was Rudy acting on his own?

So there goes that argument. The Democrats are gonna have to find another Stormy or something.

Uh, the Federal Prosecutor in the Stormy case is just waiting to indict Donnie as soon as he leaves the WH - how soon the Trumpers forget "Individual -1"....

Looks like Rudy's wish for a Christmas gift was to be sent to prison.

We should grant him that wish.

Dream on.

Rudy will be dreaming, more like having nightmares, once his current criminal investigation and trial are over - in a bunk next to Stone...

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He's back there to tie up loose ends,threaten with dirt,collect any new dirt and cover his and Trump's tracks.

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So why did he hire Rudy to go to Ukraine and get made-up dirt on Biden?

It's not made up, unlike the Democrats' "evidence" of impeachable offenses by Trump. Biden is on an undoctored video bragging about how he was going to withhold a billion dollars from Ukraine unless the prosecutor investigating his corrupt son working for corrupt Burisma unless he was fired. Ave ye not seen this?

He's back there to tie up loose ends,threaten with dirt,collect any new dirt and cover his and Trump's tracks.

Or, he's there investigating corruption on behalf of the president who is the target of an attempt by the Democrats to have him removed from office because they know they can't beat him in elections, and the American people.

You anti-Trumpers really need to give it up at this point.

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Maybe he is there seeing other clients? Its a possibility right? MAGA

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So why did he hire Rudy to go to Ukraine and get made-up dirt on Biden?

It's not made up, unlike the Democrats' "evidence" of impeachable offenses by Trump. Biden is on an undoctored video bragging about how he was going to withhold a billion dollars from Ukraine unless the prosecutor investigating his corrupt son working for corrupt Burisma unless he was fired. Ave ye not seen this?

Better get caught up on your alt-right talking points - your own Repub witness, Volker, said it was "not credible". And you didn't answer the question - was Rudy acting on his own or under Trump's direction?

He's back there to tie up loose ends,threaten with dirt,collect any new dirt and cover his and Trump's tracks.

Or, he's there investigating corruption on behalf of the president who is the target of an attempt by the Democrats to have him removed from office because they know they can't beat him in elections, and the American people.

Investigating corruption as his personal attorney? Now that's funny. And what do we have now - Rudy under investigation for corruption in Ukraine by Trump's Attorney General Barr....want to explain that?

You anti-Trumpers really need to give it up at this point.

Why give up when we're winning...Rudy is under federal investigation by Trump for corruption in Ukraine, not Hunter... Wonder what Rudy is going to say when he's indicted on those 8 charges... Oh My.....

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not Hunter...

That’s what you personally think, but you don’t know that, but one thing is for sure, Hunter needs to get his Sunday best ready as he and Schiff will be called to testify in the Republican Senate. Can’t wait!!

Wonder what Rudy is going to say when he's indicted on those 8 charges... Oh My....

Wonder what Joe will....oh, he won’t be the nominee anyway..

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rgcivilian1Today 11:25 am JSTWorking on his extradition, papers, new ID and passport. Can't say one can't blame him.

Maybe he's trying to cut a deal for Donnie to get asylum too. Trump is a sputnik for Putin, ya know.

OmachiToday 12:03 pm JSTWith an outstanding House subpoena, he should be arrested for contempt of congress as soon as he returns.

And Donnie should be arrested too! He has really made an obnoxious ass of himself at the NATO summit.

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 This right in the middle of their impeachment coup. Love it.

lol yeah right first you have to find evidence then you have to prove the evidence is legitimate. Its very difficult to manufacture evidence that would fool a judge/jury. telling the truth on the other hand is very easy if your actually telling the truth. Do you think an American courts are going to take the word of fired Ukraine prosecutors LOL

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No they likely won’t. That’s why it was so critical for Biden to withhold 1 billion of military aid to get that prosecutor fired. So he would have the stigma of being ”fired” to discredit him once he ultimately started talking.

Do you think an American courts are going to take the word of fired Ukraine prosecutors LOL

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No they likely won’t. That’s why it was so critical for Biden to withhold 1 billion of military aid to get that prosecutor fired. So he would have the stigma of being ”fired” to discredit him once he ultimately started talking.

Yes yes, we understand your team is enraged that we aren't wasting time investigating your ridiculous conspiracy theories.

Boo. Hoo.

This is why we can't have nice things.

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Biden is on an undoctored video bragging about how he was going to withhold a billion dollars from Ukraine unless the prosecutor investigating his corrupt son working for corrupt Burisma unless he was fired. Ave ye not seen this?

Biden is not on an undoctored video bragging about firing the investigator for investigating his son. That's not true. Here is the entire video, which you conveniently cherry picked. Skip to minute 50 if you:re short on time, here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0_AqpdwqK4

I've posted this video numerous times will do so until this fiction is no longer written.

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So he would have the stigma of being ”fired” to discredit him once he ultimately started talking.

oh like Trump uses on all his fired associates. lol

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Biden is not on an undoctored video bragging about firing the investigator for investigating his son.

ok wheres that video dont you think the Rethuglicons would have produced it at the impeachment hearings by now, sort of prove their point wouldn't it. They could easily put this all to rest by producing that supposed video showing Bidens guilt, if not then its all conspiracies

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