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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:35 PM

Trump contradicts past denials, admits sending Giuliani to Ukraine

Source: CNN

Emboldened after his impeachment acquittal, President Donald Trump now openly admits to sending his attorney Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to find damaging information about his political opponents, even though he strongly denied it during the impeachment inquiry.

The reversal came Thursday in a podcast interview Trump did with journalist Geraldo Rivera, who asked, "Was it strange to send Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine, your personal lawyer? Are you sorry you did that?" Trump responded, "No, not at all," and praised Giuliani's role as a "crime fighter."

"Here's my choice: I deal with the Comeys of the world, or I deal with Rudy," Trump said, referring to former FBI Director James Comey. Trump explained that he has "a very bad taste" of the US intelligence community, because of the Russia investigation, so he turned to Giuliani.

"So when you tell me, why did I use Rudy, and one of the things about Rudy, number one, he was the best prosecutor, you know, one of the best prosecutors, and the best mayor," Trump said. "But also, other presidents had them. FDR had a lawyer who was practically, you know, was totally involved with government. Eisenhower had a lawyer. They all had lawyers."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/13/politics/trump-rudy-giuliani-ukraine-interview/index.html

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:48 PM

1. Leaving his Senate supporters to ponder, Was he lying then or is he lying now? Or does he lie . . .

every time his lips move and even when they don't.

Philosophical debate on par with angels on pinheads.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:14 AM

8. I'm sure all those r senators are mystified that they got it wrong.

They must feel simply awful about it.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:29 PM

12. Love your comment MPC

It even made me laugh.......Thx

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:41 AM

2. He is gloating

and throwing it in all of our faces, smug asshole............

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:53 PM

10. I think he has a vague notion of double jeopardy that applies to him.

Being acquitted on one count of bank robbery does not grant a free license to continue to rob banks.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:28 PM

11. In Trumps case, wanna bet???????? N?C

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:42 PM

16. Well, why not?

Almost half the nation patted him on the back and said, "you're our guy!" while the rest said, "well, there's nothing we can do."

A nation that has painted itself into this corner deserves what it gets.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:28 AM

3. This Opens The Door. Who Paid Rudy For This Work

It had to be in the millions. His junket in Spain alone had to cost over $100,000 as that thing was lavish. Follow the money.

And this again displays that Trump is taking the word of Putin over our own intelligence agencies. I base this on the following comment in the CNN report. By Comey he means intelligence community and by Rudy he means data from Putin.

Trump: “Here’s my choice: I deal with the Comeys of the world, or I deal with Rudy,” the president added. “So when you tell me, why did I use Rudy, and one of the things about Rudy, number one, he was the best prosecutor, you know, one of the best prosecutors, and the best mayor.”

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:18 AM

9. Right. Keep investigations going. Summon and subpoena.

And FOLLOW THE MONEY.

('cause you KNOW it's dirty money)

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:25 AM

4. OK, I'll preach to the choir.

I don't necessarily have a problem with a candidate, or even a President running for re-election, running opposition research.

I do have a problem with:

1) The DOJ (which is supposed to be non-political) accepting everything this campaign comes up with at face value.

2) Ukraine having to walk on egg shells thinking that if they don't cow-tow to this President, they're screwed. (Gee... are there a few BOP Senators that may have given them this idea????)

3) There is no transparency about any of it.

ALL of it screams "abuse of power." All of it.


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Response to MissMillie (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:54 AM

6. Exactly. Presidents can have lawyers, but governance is more advanced than FDR/Ike times. . nt

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:52 AM

5. Ask him who is paying Ghouliani. . . . nt

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:21 AM

7. Tell me why Trump was not supoenaed........

just like Clinton......
and why were there only two articles of impeachment
I am not impressed with Pelosi and the democrats
no testicles

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:34 PM

13. Opps, Quote, " Bad Taste of US Intelligence Community..." Not smart at all.

"a very bad taste" of the US intelligence community, because of the Russia investigation, so he turned to Giuliani

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:02 PM

14. He's really learned his lesson Senator Collins

Just not the one you thought he would.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:59 PM

15. In other words he lied. Why are we not attacking the GOP Senators that let him off?

Balls in our court. What are we doing? Fighting over POTUS races. We deserve this.

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