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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:34 PM

Ukrainian ex-lawmaker says he spoke to FBI about Giuliani

Source: Politico


By BETSY WOODRUFF SWAN

04/29/2021 01:41 PM EDT

A former Ukrainian parliamentarian has spoken with the FBI about his knowledge of Rudy Giuliani's activities, he told POLITICO. Andrii Artemenko, who appeared in a controversial documentary with the former New York mayor, said in a text message exchange that he has shared what he knows about Giuliani with federal investigators. He added that the FBI reached out to him last year and declined to share further details on his communication with law enforcement.

A DOJ spokesperson declined to comment. The FBI did not respond to a request for comment.

Artemenko had a close-up view of Giulianiís work with Ukrainian officials and operatives ó activity which appears to be a key focus of the FBI investigation into the former mayor. His comments about helping the FBI come as the Bureau has seized materials from Giuliani himself and from another lawyer, Victoria Toensing, who also worked on the Ukraine project. FBI agents sought permission to search Giulianiís apartment last summer, but officials at DOJ headquarters didnít green-light the move because of rules limiting some steps in the lead-up to elections. On Wednesday, FBI agents raided Giulianiís apartment and, separately, took Toensingís phone.

Artemenko first drew major attention in the U.S. when The New York Times reported he gave Trumpís then-lawyer Michael Cohen a draft of a peace plan between Ukraine and Russia. The plan reportedly would have leased Ukraineís Crimean peninsula to Russia for up to 100 years. Ukraineís top prosecutor said the plan appeared to be treasonous, and in 2017, then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stripped Artemenko of his citizenship, as RFE/RL reported.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/29/ukrainian-lawmaker-fbi-giuliani-485011



Ukrainian ex-lawmaker says he spoke to FBI about Giuliani
Andrii Artemenko had a close-up view of Giulianiís work with Ukrainian officials and operatives.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:39 PM

1. " ... that he* has shared what he knows about Giuliani with federal investigators."

Can't call this "fake news."

* Ukrainian parliamentarian, Andrii Artemenko.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 05:20 PM

2. THE OL' SAYING " SHIT ROLL'S DOWN HILL". GOT THE POPCORN & BEER OUT "

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Response to monkeyman1 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 09:45 AM

3. I hope it rolls uphill and a former AG and pResident are implicated.

I wonder how much of this is being driven by the intelligence and diplomatic communities. They took a beating under tRump and a lot of career professionals remain in place.

It's certainly a good time to invest in popcorn futures.

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