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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Rudy's Notes

The Dems and their trained hamsters in the media have made much of the fact that Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, conducted and investigation in the Ukraine related to foreign interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. Now, it's worth noting that it was the Dems who made a big deal about foreign interference in the election after Hillary Clinton lost; it was the Dems who promoted the canard that Trump colluded with the Russians during that time (disproven by their own Special Counsel), and it is the Dems who are now pushing impeachment based on a single phone call with the new president of the Ukraine. The Dems and their trained hamsters are hyperventilating that Guiliani—a past U.S. District Attorney—had the gall to investigate. It's fascinating that they seem uninterested in finding out what Giuliani learned. Worried, I suppose, that what Rudy found out might destroy their dishonest narrative.

Turns out that Rudy produced a set of contemporaneous notes (sorta like the ones developed by the Whistleblower that the Dems swear by) and those notes are pretty explosive. Real Clear Politics Investigations provides some background:
The notes, evidently from interviews Giuliani conducted in January, are likely to figure in any Trump impeachment proceedings, but have not been publicly released in the United States. They made it to the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General, which passed them on to the FBI. They have now been distributed to congressional committees, according to the inspector general in a cover letter to Capitol Hill leaders.

Giuliani has promised blockbuster revelations from his independent investigation into alleged Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The five pages of typewritten, printed-out notes – not transcripts –together with the IG’s cover letter to lawmakers, were posted this week on a Ukrainian website, The Babel. They appear to memorialize two conversations: one on Jan. 23, when Giuliani spoke by phone with the former general prosecutor of Ukraine, Viktor Shokin; the other is from two days later, when Shokin’s successor, then-General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, met Giuliani in New York.

In addition to the fired Shokin's claim that President Poroshenko warned him not to investigate Burisma because it was not in the Bidens’ interest, the notes say, the prosecutor also said he “was warned to stop” by the then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey R. Pyatt.

The State Department declined to explain this assertion about Pyatt, who was ambassador to Ukraine from 2013 to 2016 and now is Ambassador to Greece. The Biden presidential campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

Recounting Shokin’s version of events, the notes say he “was called into Mr. Poroshenko’s office and told that the investigation into Burisma and the Managing Director where Hunter Biden is on the board, has caused Joe Biden to hold up one billion dollars in U.S. aid to Ukraine.” Poroshenko later told Shokin that “he had to be fired as the aid to the Ukraine was being withheld by Joe Biden,” the Giuliani interview notes say.
Gosh, could it be that Trump wasn't lying, that Biden did, in fact, do something nefarious and that an investigation of wrong doing by the then Vice President of the United States is well-within the bounds of presidential inquiry? Or ... maybe this is all made up by Rudy?

Regardless of what you want to believe, you'd think the trained hamsters in the media, not to mention the intrepid Democrat investigators looking into impeachment, would be all over this. You'd think wrong.

One of the most comical things about the Dems in the era of Trump is their projection. It seems that they are hell-bent on accusing Trump of nasty things that they themselves have done. Russian collusion (think: the DNC/Clinton-sponsored dossier) and obstruction of justice (think: Hillary's destruction of 33,000 emails) come to mind. And now, quid pro quo. Suffering mightily from Trump Derangement Syndrome, the Dems open one Pandora's box after another. It looks increasingly likely that this latest "Ukrainian inquiry" is going to blow up in their faces. It couldn't happen to a more dishonest and deserving crew.