President Trump's Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Threatens, Then Abandons, a Trip to Ukraine

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Opponents of the president have long held fears that the president could attempt to pressure Barr and the Department of Justice to launch investigations into Trump's political foes.

His statement left many unanswered questions about what Giuliani might do about his Ukraine concerns. Chris Murphy to "explain to me why Biden shouldn't be investigated", and accused the Democrats of "interfering".

Biden in 2016 reportedly threatened to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees unless the nation's leaders removed its top prosecutor, who had been accused of ignoring corruption in his own office and among the political elite.

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"Tell me if this wouldn't be major news if it were the Trumps". The episode has come under the spotlight in the last week because at one point, the prosecutor had been investigating a natural gas company where Hunter Biden sat on the board and received substantial compensation. "I don't think it is".

On Thursday, Giuliani announced that he is traveling to Ukraine to meet with their comedian turned President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky to try and get their government to pursue inquiries that would benefit Trump's 2020 campaign.

Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, is serving about seven and a half years in prison on charges related to political consulting work he did in Ukraine prior to joining Trump's campaign for the 2016 election. Ukrainian officials have denied involvement, but Trump has latched onto the idea that Kiev "colluded" with Democrats and that the origins of Mueller's probe were fraudulent. Fortunately, that doesn't have to mean that Giuliani can't continue to entertain us with these monologues and give news anchors a break from preparing questions. "There's nothing illegal about it".

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In the Times article, Giuliani argued he's not acting illegally, though he admitted, "somebody could say it's improper".

"Certainly it is a very big issue and we'll see what happens", the president said in an interview with Politico that was published on Friday night.

Mueller did not conclude that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation and did not determine whether or not Trump obstructed justice. On Thursday, Giuliani said in an interview with The New York Times that he would be traveling to Kiev in an attempt make inquiries about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's recently concluded investigation into election meddling, as well as Biden's 2016 threat to withhold $1 billion in USA loan guarantees if Ukraine did not oust Viktor Shokin, a top prosecutor accused of ignoring corruption who was eventually voted out of office. In the probe's final days, he began to zero in on the possible Ukraine connection.

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