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Mon Jun 7, 2021, 06:14 PM

Exclusive: New audio of 2019 phone call reveals how Giuliani pressured Ukraine

Source: CNN

(CNN)Never-before-heard audio, obtained exclusively by CNN, shows how former President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Rudy Giuliani relentlessly pressured and coaxed the Ukrainian government in 2019 to investigate baseless conspiracies about then-candidate Joe Biden.

The audio is of a July 2019 phone call between Giuliani, US diplomat Kurt Volker, and Andriy Yermak, a senior adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The call was a precursor to Trump's infamous call with Zelensky, and both conversations later became a central part of Trump's first impeachment, where he was accused of soliciting Ukrainian help for his campaign.

During the roughly 40-minute call, Giuliani repeatedly told Yermak that Zelensky should publicly announce investigations into possible corruption by Biden in Ukraine, and into claims that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election to hurt Trump. (These separate claims are both untrue.)

"All we need from the President [Zelensky] is to say, I'm gonna put an honest prosecutor in charge, he's gonna investigate and dig up the evidence, that presently exists and is there any other evidence about involvement of the 2016 election, and then the Biden thing has to be run out," Giuliani said, according to the audio. "... Somebody in Ukraine's gotta take that seriously."



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/07/politics/rudy-giuliani-ukraine-call-investigate-biden/index.html

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brooklynite Jun 2021 OP
empedocles Jun 2021 #1
sakabatou Jun 2021 #2
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2021 #3
MontanaMama Jun 2021 #4
Carlitos Brigante Jun 2021 #6
monkeyman1 Jun 2021 #5
elias7 Jun 2021 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 06:34 PM

1. Another brick in the wall

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Response to empedocles (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 06:54 PM

2. Don't you mean "another prick in the wall?"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 07:12 PM

3. Lock him up!!!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 11:04 PM

4. Will anything stick?

Ever?

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 11:48 PM

6. Apparently being the goddamn stupidest, most ham-handed criminals on Earth

isn't enough............

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 11:42 PM

5. rudy had insurance on trump !! might think about using it !!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 10:57 PM

7. It is evident to the rest of the world that these people are criminals

And the fact that we cannot get anything to stick onto Giuliani, Trump, the Republicans involved in January 6, etc. despite incontrovertible evidence of criminality, just underscores that we are functioning politically as a Third World nation.

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