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Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:14 PM

A wealthy Venezuelan hosted Giuliani as he pursued Ukraine campaign. Then Giuliani lobbied the DOJ

A wealthy Venezuelan hosted Giuliani as he pursued Ukraine campaign. Then Giuliani lobbied the Justice Department on his behalf.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-wealthy-venezuelan-hosted-giuliani-as-he-pursued-ukraine-campaign-then-giuliani-lobbied-the-justice-department-on-his-behalf/2019/11/26/272105a2-0ec5-11ea-b0fc-62cc38411ebb_story.html

When Rudolph W. Giuliani went to Madrid in August to confer with a top aide to the Ukrainian president and press for political investigations sought by President Trump, he also met with a previously unidentified client with very different interests.

While in Spain, Giuliani stayed at a historic estate belonging to Venezuelan energy executive Alejandro Betancourt Lůpez, who had hired Trumpís personal attorney to help him contend with an investigation by the Justice Department into alleged money laundering and bribery, according to people familiar with the situation.

A month later, Giuliani was one of several lawyers representing Betancourt in Washington. The lawyers met with the chief of the Justice Departmentís criminal division and other government attorneys to argue that the wealthy Venezuelan should not face criminal charges as part of a $1.2 billion money-laundering case filed in Florida last year, said the people, who, like others in this report, spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.

The criminal complaint alleges that top officials of the Venezuelan state-owned oil company, elite business leaders and bankers conspired to steal money from the company and then launder it through Miami real estate purchases and other investment schemes.


#RudyColludy is everywhere. Fronting for Twitlerís personal gain vs US policy interests

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Reply A wealthy Venezuelan hosted Giuliani as he pursued Ukraine campaign. Then Giuliani lobbied the DOJ (Original post)
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grumpyduck Nov 2019 #1
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MelissaB Nov 2019 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2019 #4

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:19 PM

1. "met with the chief of the Justice Department's criminal division"

And just how did they manage to meet with the chief instead of filing a motion (or whatever) just like everyone else? Isn't that just a wee-bit irregular? Did T help arrange this meeting?

And, if so (tinfoil hat time, folks), is T somehow involved in the laundering and the real estate in Miami?

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:30 PM

2. I think we know that answer...

TRUMP SOLD A $40 MILLION ESTATE TO A RUSSIAN OLIGARCH FOR $100 MILLION
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-sold-40-million-estate-russian-oligarch-100-million-and-democratic-802613

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:41 PM

3. K&R

Glad to see this posted here.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 03:51 PM

4. Boy the sleaze sure runs deep with Trump's cronies.

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