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Mon May 13, 2019, 05:36 PM

Ukraine Prosecutor Made Up Biden Allegation, Kiev Lawmaker Says

Source: Bloomberg.com



May 13, 2019, 2:45 PM CDT

An alleged bid to curry favor with Trump and Giuliani
Prosecutor’s spokeswoman denies the letter came from him



A Ukrainian lawmaker accused his country’s top prosecutor of manufacturing a “conspiracy” about U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, adding to a political intrigue playing out from Kiev to Washington.

The lawmaker, Serhiy Leshchenko, said he had been given parts of a letter written by the prosecutor with the intent of currying favor with the Trump administration. The letter was sent by the prosecutor through unofficial channels to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the lawmaker told journalists on Monday in Kiev as he distributed copies of two pages.


The letter, purportedly written by Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, said that Biden, while U.S. vice president, personally received income from a Ukrainian natural gas company in exchange for “lobbying activities and political support.”

The lawmaker said those allegations were false.

As Leshchenko explained it, the prosecutor was trying to hold onto his job in a new administration. The incoming Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, campaigned on a vow to fight corruption and has said he would name a new prosecutor general.

“I can assume that Lutsenko’s plan is simple” -- that is, to build intrigue around Biden to show U.S. authorities that the prosecutor can be a useful partner, Leshchenko told reporters.

Larysa Sargan, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor general, denied that Lutsenko or anyone in his circle had written such a letter. The pages, which were reviewed by Bloomberg News, didn’t include dates or information about the sender or addressee, and their authenticity couldn’t be verified.

Giuliani didn’t respond to requests for comment.
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Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-13/ukraine-prosecutor-made-up-biden-allegation-kiev-lawmaker-says







Donald Trump’s Rudy-Ukraine scandal just got even uglier for him



https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/rudy-ukraine-trump-uglier-scandal/17959/
Bill Palmer | 4:29 pm EDT May 13, 2019


The new president of Ukraine had already reportedly said he would refuse to meet with Rudy Giuliani, even before Giuliani canceled his trip. But now another politician in Ukraine says he’s obtained a letter which proves that the whole thing really was manufactured by Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko in an effort at gaining favor with Donald Trump, according to Bloomberg. While it’s far from clear how this scandal will play out for Ukraine, what is clear is that it’s going precisely nowhere for Team Trump.

In fact, now that this whole thing has blown up in Donald Trump’s face, it could end up growing legs as a Trump scandal. Rudy Giuliani, a Trump attorney and informal Trump 2020 campaign adviser, has been caught red handed conspiring with a foreign government to try to dishonestly alter the outcome of the 2020 election. This is so uniquely treasonous, no one has thought to even write specific laws against it. But it blows Trump’s “no collusion” mantra to bits, and it opens the door for House Democrats to subpoena Giuliani to publicly testify about his traitorous antics.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 05:55 PM

1. And The Plot Thickens

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 05:55 PM

2. So that's what trump meant by "no Russian collusion"

It was Ukrainian collusion.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #2)

Mon May 13, 2019, 08:18 PM

11. Or Russians living in Ukraine.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 06:00 PM

3. K&R

Made Up Shite

yup

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 06:08 PM

4. As predicted, blow up in Giuliani's face. Was surprised he thought

he would be able to get away with it because there is so much out in public information about how Giuliani has been making his money.

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Response to delisen (Reply #4)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:45 PM

9. They seem like they do so much coke that they think they can get away with anything

I remember a lot of people like that from the 1980's. I thought (hoped) that most of them died already.

Looks like a lot of them got into the White House.


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Response to htuttle (Reply #9)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:39 PM

14. It must be something because Giuliani should really be hiding if he's

rational-but he is out there making himself a target as though he is in an old time Western movie and another bad guy is firing shots at his feet forcing him to dance.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 06:35 PM

5. Thank You, rivers!

This only helps Joe Biden

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:01 PM

6. Some yokel 10000 miles away makes some shit up

and the Rethugs are ready to run with it.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #6)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:24 PM

7. That was my initial thought as well.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:36 PM

8. Gonna be one

DIRTY FUCKING ELECTION!!!!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #8)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:49 PM

10. That's inevitable.... Tiny knows nothing about real issues but everything about profiting from lies.

Also, it's not surprising that the Swift Boating is starting early, thankfully (so far) Tiny and Rudy have proven pretty inept at it. I'm afraid of what's coming though, surely there will be other GOPers who have a lot more experience at rat-fuckery.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 08:42 PM

12. Biden has his faults, but NOTHING short of an admission could convince me...

that Biden did this.

They recognize that Trump has a disadvantage in the dishonest/criminal behavior area, compared to Biden. They'll probably go after this again to try to damage Biden's image. Because they sure can't fix Trump's!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 08:43 PM

13. Too bad for Trumpy I guess

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:45 PM

15. Someone needs to throw this in Lindsey Effin Graham's face.

Still think Trumpy isn't a colluder, Lindsey?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:42 AM

16. I would still not be surprised

If tRump and his minions keep spouting this in 2020. Like everything else, his cult doesn't need any verification if their leader repeats a lie enough times.

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