Federal investigators at the FBI and in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York are investigating President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani across a wide swath of issues. That investigation, CNN reveals, now includes a counterintelligence probe.
Investigators have spent months examining Giuliani’s business dealings, financial records, and “have dug into everything from possible financial entanglements with alleged corrupt Ukrainian figures to counterintelligence concerns,” CNN reports.
“The counterintelligence probe hinges in part on whether a foreign influence operation was trying to take advantage of Giuliani’s business ties in Ukraine and with wealthy foreigners to make inroads with the White House, according to one person briefed on the matter,” CNN explains.
Here’s CNN’s video report:
Breaking: Federal investigation of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani includes a counterintelligence probe pic.twitter.com/4qd9rgaiL7
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) October 16, 2019
Read CNN’s entire report here.
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Giuliani Parts Ways With His Brand New Attorney – Then Threatens House Democrats to ‘Enforce’ Their Subpoena
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani hired a brand new attorney two weeks ago. He is no longer Rudy Giuliani’s attorney. And Giuliani is now threatening House Democrats to “enforce” their subpoena against him.
“Rudy Giuliani is parting ways with the personal attorney representing him so far in matters related to the impeachment inquiry. Giuliani confirmed to CNN Tuesday that his current attorney, Jon Sale, is ending his representation of the former New York City mayor shortly,” CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz reported.
Apparently he has yet to hire a criminal attorney:
People close to Giuliani are advising him to hire a criminal lawyer as questions linger after two of his associates who were indicted last week. Giuliani has been resisting that advice.
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) October 15, 2019
Meanwhile, Buzzfeed’s Zoe Tillman reports Giuliani’s now-former attorney “said he was brought on by Giuliani for the sole task of responding to Dems’ subpoena, and that task is done so the representation is over.”
Except that Giuliani just dared House Democrats to enforce their subpoena, saying he’s going to ignore it for now.
“President Donald’s Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani told ABC News on Tuesday he is not complying with a congressional subpoena,” ABC News reports. “Giuliani told ABC News ‘if they enforce it then we will see what happens.'”
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has been subpoenaed by several House committees, according to Bloomberg News.
JUST IN: Rudy Giuliani has been subpoenaed by multiple House panels as part of the impeachment inquiry pic.twitter.com/vqaLCgAcB3
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) September 30, 2019
“For example,” a key portion of the subpoena reads, “on September, 19, 2019, you admitted on national television that you personally asked the government of Ukraine to target Vice President Biden.”
Here’s is the letter from the House Oversight Committee, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and House Intelligence Committee:
Some, including former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean, believe Giuliani is not acting as Trump’s attorney but as a co-conspirator, which would make it more difficult for him to claim executive privilege.
Giuliani is not Trump’s private lawyer (Trump pays him nothing) rather Rudy is a lawyer who has become Trump’s coconspirator. They’re using the attorney-client privilege to hide criminal behavior but it can’t be used for that purpose! Sad day that lawyers back at core of scandal!
— John Dean (@JohnWDean) September 25, 2019
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‘The Smoking Gun’: Legal Experts Stunned at Bombshell Report Implicating Trump in Cohen’s Federal Crime
BuzzFeed News report published late Thursday night found that President Donald Trump has been implicated in Michael Cohen’s criminal lies to Congress. According to the report, Trump directed Cohen to lie about the 2016 Trump Tower Moscow negotiations, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence to prove it.
Given that Cohen has already pleaded guilty to this crime, legal experts argued that, if the report is accurate, it is devastating for the president.
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) January 18, 2019
If there are text messages and other receipts, that’s the ballgame. That’s the smoking gun. https://t.co/4Jd1LLn8Id
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) January 18, 2019
If true, he’s done: President Trump Directed His Attorney To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project https://t.co/B7fbVMIONW via @jasonleopold @MSNBC @BWilliams @11thHour @NicolleDWallace @DeadlineWH @NBCInvestigates @NBCNews
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) January 18, 2019
There’s even footage of Lindsey Graham asking him this exact question. What a time to be alive. https://t.co/V93EWS6uYV
— Matt Ford (@fordm) January 18, 2019
This sounds like conspiracy to commit/suborning perjury. And of course, there are others in Trump’s orbit who testified as well. There could be a lot more shoes dropping here.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) January 18, 2019
We are entering territory in which a lack of response from Congress is starting to become frightening. If this isn’t enough, then what could be?
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) January 18, 2019
“There’s nothing wrong with telling Cohen to lie to Congress” is gonna be lit.
— NeverSaid”Hat” (@Popehat) January 18, 2019
This story is a very big deal. It’s a big enough deal that I’m going to refrain from commenting on it tonight. I and the team will put together our thoughts early in the morning over coffee on @lawfareblog. Good night. Yours til the ship sinks!
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) January 18, 2019
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