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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:07 PM

EXPOSED: Paper trail between Pompeo, Giuliani and Trump revealed in State Department documents

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Source: The Raw Story

The U.S. State Department has released thousands of pages of documents from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requested by American Oversight. They are documents that Congress has demanded but the State Department refused to hand over, so American Oversight sued under the FOIA laws and was able to obtain the documents.

While American Oversight's website is down due to the traffic, they are available for download and review on Document Cloud.
According to Austin Evers, executive director of AO, the emails link Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Rudy Giuliani, but they also link President Donald Trump through his Oval Office assistant.

Documents are also available here: https://t.co/SyiHfRjYIU

-- American Oversight (@weareoversight) November 23, 2019

It's clear why Mike Pompeo has refused to release this information to Congress.

It reveals a clear paper trail from Rudy Giuliani to the Oval Office to Secretary Pompeo to facilitate Giuliani's smear campaign against a U.S. ambassador.

-- American Oversight (@weareoversight) November 23, 2019

Documents are also available here: https://t.co/SyiHfRjYIU

-- American Oversight (@weareoversight) November 23, 2019

"The documents show a clear paper trail connecting not just Rudy Giuliani to Mike Pompeo but being connected by the Oval Office," said Evers in an MSNBC interview with Ali Velshi. "President Trump's personal assistant Madeleine Westinghouse serving as a conduit when Rudy Giuliani can't get through to Pompeo through, quote, regular channels. The president's personal assistant makes that connection happen. Based on the timing which is around March of this year it looks apparent this was a connection to ensure that Rudy Giuliani's smear campaign against a sitting U.S. ambassador made it to Mike Pompeo's desk. This is just the first set of disclosures American Oversight's litigation is going to expose."

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/exposed-paper-trail-between-pompeo-giuliani-and-trump-revealed-in-state-department-documents/



More this from The Raw Story

State Department documents released are only the beginning group says

Congress has subpoenaed documents from the White House, State Department, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other agencies said to be involved in a conspiracy to create a fake scandal against former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, the former U.S. ambassador to the Ukraine, and the Ukraine government. They've been denied. However, a citizen group worked the system to request the information through Freedom of Information Act laws.

While the 100 documents are a bombshell, While American Oversight's website is down due to the traffic, they are available for download and review on Document Cloud.

According to Austin Evers, executive director of American Oversight, the documents from the State Department are only the beginning.

"We have other lawsuits already pending and soon more to come that are going to focus on different aspects of this scandal from the OMB withholding aid to contacts later in time with Mike Pompeo and other senior officials," Evers said. "So, again, these are just the first disclosures, and for our first round to connect this scandal directly to the Oval Office is pretty significant."



Some tweets on this document dump:



"I've been trying and getting nowhere through regular channels."

Page 55 - Giuliani's assistant emails Trump's Oval Office gatekeeper, Madeleine Westerhout seeking a contact for Secretary Pompeo.






GUESS WHO ARRANGED RUDY'S CALL WITH POMPEO? President TRUMP (ex-)personal assistant Madeleine Westerhout helped connect @RudyGiuliani to @SecPompeo after GIULIANI couldn't connect "through regular channels," per emails obtained by @weareoversight via FOIA. https://americanoversight.org/wp-content/up

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Reply EXPOSED: Paper trail between Pompeo, Giuliani and Trump revealed in State Department documents (Original post)
Julian English Nov 2019 OP
greyl Nov 2019 #1
ProudMNDemocrat Nov 2019 #2
Turbineguy Nov 2019 #3
DeminPennswoods Nov 2019 #4
Fiendish Thingy Nov 2019 #5
leftieNanner Nov 2019 #6
Julian English Nov 2019 #7
Julian English Nov 2019 #19
Rollerman Nov 2019 #8
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2019 #9
nitpicker Nov 2019 #10
duforsure Nov 2019 #11
gab13by13 Nov 2019 #12
Maribelle Nov 2019 #13
tavernier Nov 2019 #14
dchill Nov 2019 #15
ancianita Nov 2019 #16
Bayard Nov 2019 #17
riversedge Nov 2019 #18
Baltimike Nov 2019 #20

Response to Julian English (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:09 PM

1. Bolton's name does not appear in RS's article. nt

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Response to Julian English (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:12 PM

2. Another headache for Trump....

Linking him to Rudy's treachery in getting Marie Yovanovitch fired from her job as Ambassador to Ukraine.

Rudy Giuliani has a lot of esplaining to do.

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Response to Julian English (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:15 PM

3. Honor among thieves.

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Response to Julian English (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:21 PM

4. Soooo.... Madeline Westerhous is Trump's Rosemary Woods

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:34 AM

5. You get a subpeona!, and you get a subpeona!, everyone gets a subpeona! Nt

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Response to Julian English (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 01:09 AM

6. Is this the stuff Rachel was talking about? Nt

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 01:12 AM

7. This is the stuff Rachel that wondered if it'd be released before midmight on 11/22. n/t

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 06:03 PM

19. Or,as RM tweeted, "There here@"

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Response to Julian English (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 02:12 AM

8. It was 100 pages, not thousands...

 

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Response to Julian English (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 03:52 AM

9. So the State Department has been refusing to hand over docs to Congress that everyone has a right to

That is, by definition, obstruction. Put it on the official charge sheet.

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Response to Julian English (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 06:22 AM

11. trump will now start attacking

The freedom of information act, and likely tell others not to release anything anymore to anyone and he'll put out the talking points to his minions to parrot this out to the public this is corrupt . The ruling people that refused to testify will have to testify and turnover all documents soon to be announced will also start his attacks on these judges rulings , and he'll target them as corrupt, and threaten them soon, and suggest they be replaced if he can do it. Has any evidence been destroyed? I think they have already done that, as trump has no respect for the law, and will do anything he knows is illegal to use for self protection, and reelection, and his lawlessness is quickly escalating the closer they get to exposing him, and his losses in court, and he losing his support as more turn on him now. Its why he promotes putins misinformation , his agenda, and policies helping putin , while weakening us and this country. He is compromised , and working for putin promoting the Ukraine meddled talking points for him now. A president of our country promoting putins Ukraine talking points used to weaken them and us , and strengthened putin and russia. That should scared the hell out of all of the American people now, and thank god we still have this Freedom of Information act being available uncovering the truth, unless trump tries to corrupt people to corrupt that for him too.

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Response to Julian English (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 06:43 AM

12. A good strategy for Dems would be to hound Pompeo,

He doesn't want bad publicity since he wants to be a Senator. I hope the MSM gets on this with Pompeo but I'm not holding my breath.

Funny how these revelations seem to always happen Friday night.

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Response to Julian English (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 06:53 AM

13. A huge thank you to American Oversight

Thank you for you professional determination and non-partisan ethics. We are a better democracy because of you.

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Sat Nov 23, 2019, 07:42 AM

14. Kicking

Because it was purposely done late so that it would be in the Friday night news dump.

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Response to Julian English (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 08:15 AM

15. K&R.

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Response to Julian English (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 08:31 AM

16. THIS.Obstruction of justice by the whole damn administration we can now officially call a mafia coup

Obstruction by MF45's closest henchmen -- but not the professionals, who corroborate this whole document dump through the impeachment hearings.

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Sat Nov 23, 2019, 11:11 AM

17. Another reason i think they're ending the hearings much too early

More crap coming out everyday.

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Sat Nov 23, 2019, 11:55 AM

18. # PompeoResign is trending


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Documents released to ethics group show Giuliani, Pompeo contacts before Ukraine ambassador ousted


https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry/documents-released-ethics-group-show-giuliani-pompeo-contacts-ukraine-ambassador-n1090091
Nearly 100 pages of documents, including emails, were released by the watchdog group American Oversight late Friday.

State Department emails link Rudy Giuliani to Mike Pompeo

Nov. 23, 2019, 12:30 AM CST / Updated Nov. 23, 2019, 6:40 AM CST
By Phil Helsel and Abigail Williams

An ethics group late Friday published nearly 100 pages of previously unreleased State Department documents that the group says shows ďa clear paper trailĒ between President Donald Trumpís lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before a Ukraine ambassador was abruptly recalled.

The documents were published by American Oversight, which calls itself a non-partisan and nonprofit ethics watchdog and Freedom of Information Act litigator investigating the Trump administration.

They appear to show two calls between Giuliani and Pompeo in March, around a month before former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, an anti-corruption expert, was abruptly called back to the U.S. in April and then removed from the post.

David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, testified on Wednesday that Pompeo and Giuliani spoke on the phone twice in late March.

The information released Friday "reveals a clear paper trail from Rudy Giuliani to the Oval Office to Secretary Pompeo to facilitate Giuliani's smear campaign against a U.S. ambassador," Austin Evers, executive director of American Oversight, said in a statement......
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Response to Julian English (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:08 AM

20. the hits keep comin'. nt

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