House Democrats are launching a broad investigation into whether President Trump, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and others sought to exert pressure on the Ukrainian government to help Trump get reelected in 2020 by targeting a possible politic
Giuliani, according to reports, wants to see whether the former vice president’s diplomatic efforts in Ukraine had an improper influence in his son getting a role with a gas company in the country. Giuliani also reportedly pressed Yermak to investigate whether Ukraine sought to hurt Trump’s campaign in 2016.
Giuliani told The New York Times in August that he was acting as a private citizen when he held phone calls and had an in-person meeting with a top Zelensky representative, Andriy Yermak. He has claimed that he was taking up the matter to help the country fight against corruption, but doing so highlights how Giuliani has inserted himself into international affairs and used his status as the president’s personal lawyer to help his boss politically.
“I can’t really evaluate that — whether my involvement in it makes it worse or better,” Giuliani told The Times in an interview last month, acknowledging that he “strongly urged” Yermak to “just investigate the darn things.”
“I can’t see how advocating for an investigation of two alleged crimes puts too much pressure on them, other than to do the right thing,” he added.
So now investigating possible interference in an election is bad, and so is nepotism and political corruption.
But if Don Jr got a free coffee in a McDonalds in Moscow while better throw him in prison for 50 years.