Giuliani Under Counterintelligence Investigation

New information surfaced today that investigators who have been looking into Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine have also launched a counterintelligence investigation. The counterintelligence part of the investigation indicates that FBI and criminal prosecutors in Manhattan are looking at a broader set of issues related to Giuliani, President Donald…

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Career Diplomat George Kent Testifies to Impeachment Investigators: Was told to “lay low”

George P. Kent, a senior diplomat who was at least theoretically in charge of Ukraine policy, is testifying today behind closed doors to House impeachment investigators. Kent testified despite being directed by the State Department not to do so. UPDATE: Kent has told investigators that he was cut out of…

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The Impeachment Spin Battle: A Visit to the Two Warring Universes

It turns out impeachment, as Clare Malone writes at 538.com, is really a public relation operation about politicians trying to sell the public on their version of events that can be interpreted in more than one way. The founders set it up that way, leaving “high crimes and misdemeanors” intentionally…

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ABC News: Rudy Giuliani is the subject of a criminal investigation

ABC News is reporting this hour that President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy GIuliani is the subject of a criminal investigation relating to his relationship with two associates arrested yesterday — Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. ABC cites “two sources familiar with the matter” and states that the investigation is being…

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Giuliani’s Key Associates Parnas and Fruman Arrested For Campaign Finance Violations

Two Soviet-born businessmen, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who provided frequent and significant help to Rudy Giuliani with his Ukraine efforts to engineer investigations of Joe Biden and 2016 election involvement, were arrested yesterday and charged with Campaign Finance violations. The arrest took place at Dulles airport in Virginia as…

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Volker’s Opening Statement describes Trump as “very skeptical” of the “terrible people” in Ukraine who “tried to take me down.”

Congressional democrats today released the full text of former Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker’s prepared statement which he gave at the outset of his nine hours of testimony yesterday. You can read the full text of the statement here. Volker, from Arizona, is a “McCain republican” who served as…

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Whistleblower Update: Another 24 Hours of Drama with Trump, Schiff, Pence, Giuliani, and Poroshenko

Yesterday Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi began the day with a press conference in which Schiff said President Donald Trump’s tweets about a whistleblower amount to a “blatant effort to intimidate witnesses” and an “incitement to violence. Trump says he’s trying to unmask the whistleblower whose complaint about his efforts…

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