Published: Thu, October 10, 2019

Giuliani plays down role in proposed Ukraine statement on corruption

Giuliani plays down role in proposed Ukraine statement on corruption

'I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican's rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public, ' the president Tweeted. Lindsey Graham is now calling for the Senate to investigate the president's personal lawyer's claims into corruption in Ukraine involving the Biden family.

Giuliani spoke to Laura Ingraham on Tuesday about the White House letter telling House Democrats they will not cooperate with the impeachment inquiry because Democrats "have flouted the Constitution and all past bipartisan precedent". S. ambassador to the European Union and a key witness in the impeachment probe, from giving testimony to investigators for three House committees.

"I welcome the opportunity to question Rudy Giuliani under oath about his role in seeking the Ukrainian government's assistance to investigate one of the president's political rivals", Feinstein, D-Calif., said in a statement.

The South Carolina senator said there had been many "improprieties" surround the firing of former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

On his Twitter page, Graham wrote that he was inviting Mr. Giuliani to come to the Senate Judiciary Committee to inform on his concerns about widespread corruption in Ukraine.

Giuliani has spent months pressing Ukraine's leaders to open an investigation into baseless allegations that Biden engineered the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating an energy company with ties to his son, Hunter Biden.

The whistleblower complaint and signs offered to Congress within the previous week has implied that Giuliani was a driving force at the attempt to force Ukraine to research former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

Giuliani and others have made unsubstantiated allegations that when Joe Biden was vice president of the United States, he had a prosecutor fired to halt an investigation into Burisma.

Despite Giuliani's comments, no evidence has emerged to support his theory that there was some sort of "pay-for-play scheme" by Biden related to Shokin's dismissal.

Giuliani appears poised to defy a subpoena to provide documents to the Democrat-led House Intelligence Committee. According to CNN, it became clear to the three administration officials that they'd have to work with Giuliani in order to funnel accurate information about Ukraine to the President.

Giuliani added that he "can't imagine" anyone else from the Trump administration would appear before the committee.

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