Rudy Giuliani plans Ukraine trip to urge investigation into Democrats

Rudy Giuliani plans Ukraine trip to urge investigation into Democrats

Rudy Giuliani plans Ukraine trip to urge investigation into Democrats

Giuliani's plans come after Zelensky, a former comedian, beat Ukraine's President Petro O. Poroshenko in the country's election last month.

After The New York Times reported last week of an alleged conflict of interest issue with Ukraine that could leave Biden open to scrutiny, Giuliani called for an investigation into the 2020 candidate, now leading by a considerable margin in Democratic primary polls.

Giuliani told The New York Times that he is going to Kiev to meet with Ukraine's president-elect and urge him to continue a probe into whether Democrats worked with Ukrainian officials to interfere in the election on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

Several Democrats took to social media to say they were appalled Giuliani was openly cultivating a relationship with foreign entities to try to discredit a potential 2020 presidential rival, on the heels of investigations by Mueller and Congress into contacts between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election against Hillary Clinton.

Rudy Giuliani speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech hosted by Donald Trump at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona- August 13, 2016. Somebody could say it's improper. Giuliani has reportedly met with Lutsenko multiple times.

Mr. Giuliani's planned trip, which has not been previously reported, is part of a monthslong effort by the former NY mayor and a small group of Trump allies working to build interest in the Ukrainian inquiries. "And this isn't foreign policy - I'm asking them to do an investigation that they're doing already and that other people are telling them to stop", he added.

"And I'm going to give them reasons why they shouldn't stop it because that information will be very, very helpful to my client, and may turn out to be helpful to my government".

Biden in 2016 reportedly threatened to withhold $1 billion in USA 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.

Prosecutors under Poroshenko's administration had already commenced such investigations, however following his win last month, Zelensky indicated he may replace Ukraine's prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

The other is the involvement of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s son in a gas company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch.

The Ukrainian Embassy recently confirmed to The Hill that a Democratic National Committee contractor had asked for dirt on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort during the 2016 election in order to help Hillary Clinton.

Hunter Biden on Wednesday said that his term on Burisma's board of directors had expired last month, and that he would step down from the company in a political climate "where my qualifications and work are being attacked by Rudy Giuliani and his minions for transparent political purposes".

One of those investigations involves Joe Biden's son.

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