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Fri May 10, 2019, 10:56 PM

Ukraine president-elect may refuse to meet Trump's lawyer when he flies into Kiev, sources say

Source: The Independent

A controversial plan to leverage Ukrainian politics in the 2020 American election campaign looks to have come unstuck, with The Independent learning president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky may now refuse to meet Mr Trumpís lawyer Rudy Guiliani when he arrives in Kiev later this month.

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The former New York mayor said he hoped to meet with a number of leading Ukrainian politicians including Mr Zelensky, elected in a landslide election last month, and Ukraineís controversial top prosecutor, Yuriy Lutsenko.

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But the Giuliani initiative has, perhaps unsurprisingly, gone down badly in Ukraine. Many criticise him for an indelicate and unhelpful intervention into local politics.

Two separate sources in Mr Zelenskyís circle told The Independent that it was now unlikely the president-elect would choose to personally attend the meeting, and would instead send representatives.

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Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ukraine-next-president-volodymyr-zelensky-trump-meeting-guiliani-a8908941.html



The article goes on to say that Zelensky plans to replace Lutsenko, and Lutsenko's dealings with Giuliani are seen as a desperate move to hold on to the prosecutor's office.

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Reply Ukraine president-elect may refuse to meet Trump's lawyer when he flies into Kiev, sources say (Original post)
highplainsdem May 10 OP
delisen May 10 #1
saidsimplesimon May 10 #2
Iliyah May 10 #3
delisen May 10 #4
paleotn May 11 #6
dalton99a May 11 #7
ToxMarz May 11 #5
B Stieg May 11 #8
BlueIdaho May 11 #9
smb May 11 #10
Bradical79 May 11 #11
riversedge May 11 #12

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 10:59 PM

1. Maybe they will manage to reveal Giuliani dealings with Russian

linked oligarchs.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 11:02 PM

2. Ah, the worm turns?

Rudi is a fraud, a criminal, a montebank and a fool. I can forgive all except being a pretend dummy for other fools.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 11:03 PM

3. "may"

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 11:08 PM

4. Giuliani deep into Kremlin related business for decades


TRUMP LAWYER RUDY GIULIANIíS MYSTERIOUS TIES TO RUSSIA AND FORMER SOVIET UNION GO BACK DECADES, EXPERTS ARGUE
BY CRISTINA MAZA ON 11/16/18 AT 10:46 AM EST

While lawyer and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani represents President Donald Trump on matters related to the special counselís investigation into the Trump campaignís alleged collusion with Russia, Giuliani has maintained his own ties to the Kremlin and its allies.

In the month of October, Giuliani traveled to Armenia at the invitation of a Kremlin-linked businessman to participate in a forum for a Russia-led economic union. That same month, the former New York mayor was also named in a criminal complaint because his former law firm allegedly helped Kazakh fugitives launder stolen money. Both Armenia and Kazakhstan were once part of the Soviet Union, and today their governments, security services and intelligence organizations maintain close ties to Moscow.

But experts say Giulianiís ties to individuals from the former Soviet Union go back decadesóand his lucrative connections to the region have occasionally been intertwined with Trump's.

ďOne of Giulianiís earliest associations was with Semyon ĎSamí Kislin, who donated money to both his 1993 and 1997 campaigns [for mayor] and was appointed by Giuliani to serve on the New York City Mayorís Council of Economic Advisors,Ē Olga Lautman, an investigative reporter who spent three years tracking ties between the Russian mafia and Trumpís associates, told Newsweek

more at link

https://www.newsweek.com/giuliani-mysterious-ties-russia-former-soviet-union-decades-1215349

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Response to delisen (Reply #4)

Sat May 11, 2019, 10:34 AM

6. Hmmm. Another Russian asset....

Seems the Kremlin has far more American assets now than the height of the Cold War.

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Response to delisen (Reply #4)

Sat May 11, 2019, 12:00 PM

7. +1. A longtime traitor just like Trump



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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 12:27 AM

5. Everything Trump touches DIES!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 12:19 PM

8. Corruption, coruption, coruption.

It's tRump's greatest export!
The next step--be it impeachment or investigation--can't come soon enough!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 12:51 PM

9. Why should he?

Mr Noun, Verb, and 911 holds no governmental office.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 02:16 PM

10. Why Would The Ukranians Want To Help Demented Donnie?

They know Putin's Puppet would sell their whole country down the river.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 03:35 PM

11. I don't see the benefit here

Meeting with a personal lawyer of Trump to talk about investigations into his enemies doesn't seem like a great way to help your case. Michelle Obama was right when she talked about many of these elites being not so smart.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 05:01 PM

12. Wonder if Rudy knew this before he cancelled??

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