Saturday, 07 December, 2019

Trump impeachment: released documents reveal Giuliani-Pompeo links

Lev Parnas claims to have evidence for Trump's impeachment hearings Lev Parnas claims to have evidence for Trump's impeachment hearings
Travis Berry | 24 November, 2019, 00:23

Trump administration officials declining to testify on Capitol Hill have included acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney; John Eisenberg, the lead attorney for the National Security Council; Robert Blair, a top aide to Mulvaney; Michael Ellis, a National Security Council aide; and Brian McCormack, an Office of Management and Budget aide.

Moments after comparing former Vice President Joe Biden's takedown of Senator Lindsey Graham a "poor imitation of The Godfather", former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani seemed to imply he possessed incriminating information on his client, President Donald Trump. They show Mr Pompeo talked with Mr Giuliani on March 26 and 29.

"I've been trying and getting nowhere through regular channels", wrote Giuliani's assistant. The arrangement for the call happened even before the documents were given to Pompeo.

In an exclusive statement provided to Breitbart News, Nunes said: "These demonstrably false and scandalous stories published by the Daily Beast and CNN are the flawless example of defamation and reckless disregard for the truth". But like his calls with the former NY mayor, no topics are revealed.

Each of the calls lasted about four minutes, and they came before and after Giuliani passed Pompeo a packet of information from his freelance investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter's dealings in Ukraine.

American Oversight, a self-described "non-partisan" watchdog organization dedicated to investigating President Donald Trump, obtained the documents on Friday night in its lawsuit against the department.

2nd US Official Heard Trump Call with Sondland
It was also reported , however, that Sondland spoke to Trump after Taylor texted him about that subject and before he responded. Trump on Wednesday said he did not recall the alleged July 26 phone call with Sondland.

A lawyer for an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani tells CNN that his client is willing to tell Congress about meetings the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee had in Vienna past year with a former Ukrainian prosecutor to discuss digging up dirt on Joe Biden. It is unclear at this time how much of these reports are blatantly false, but most of each of them appear to be inaccurate, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Pompeo gave the documents to a subordinate, who provided them to the legal counsel at the State Department, the source said.

Giuliani said that in late March, he had "routed" what he called an "outline" of allegations against Biden, as well as former American Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, to Pompeo's office.

A second memo appears to be a summary of an interview with Yuri Lutsenko, also a former prosecutor general of Ukraine, conducted in the presence of Mr Giuliani, Mr Parnas and Mr Fruman.

One of the Florida businessmen who worked with Rudy Giuliani on his hunt for Ukrainian dirt on Democrats has turned over a trove of "hard evidence" to impeachment investigators - including photos and videos, one of his lawyers said Friday. In the Capitol on November 14, as CNN began to ask a question about the trip to Vienna, Nunes interjected and said, "I don't talk to you in this lifetime or the next lifetime".

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