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Thursday, October 10, 2019

President Donald Trump pressed then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help persuade the Justice Department to drop a criminal case against an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who was a client of Rudy Giuliani, according to three people familiar with the 2017 meeting in the Oval Office.

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POTUS has been corrupt from the get-go:

"President Donald Trump pressed then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help persuade the Justice Department to drop a criminal case against an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who was a client of Rudy Giuliani, according to three people familiar with the 2017 meeting in the Oval Office.

Tillerson refused, arguing it would constitute interference in an ongoing investigation of the trader, Reza Zarrab, according to the people. They said other participants in the Oval Office were shocked by the request."

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-10-09 08:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Adam Klasfeld @KlasfeldReports

Re-up of my interview last year of the judge who presided over the Zarrab case.

Berman took care, during an interview in his chambers, to show how Giuliani's machinations in the case left him gobsmacked. In addition to speaking at length about the former mayor's "unusual" conduct, Berman dwelled on Giuliani some more in a sheet of hand-written notes.

"I am still stunned by the fact that Rudy was hired to be--and he very actively pursued--being the go between' between President Trump and Turkey's President Erdogan in an unprecedented effort to terminate this federal criminal case in the middle of the case," Berman wrote in notes he prepared for the interview.

"Had Rudy succeeded, he and the two presidents I mentioned, would have helped very significantly the country of Iran--which was the beneficiary of the conspiracies to avoid USA sanctions against Iran, i.e. the very heart of the allegations in this case," the notes continue. "My head still spins when I consider that."


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#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-10-09 09:29 PM | Reply

From the cited article:

...Tillerson immediately repeated his objections to then-Chief of Staff John Kelly in a hallway conversation just outside the Oval Office, emphasizing that the request would be illegal. Neither episode has been previously reported, and all of the people spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the conversations....

Why does it seem that those senior admin officials who thought Pres Trump's actions might be illegal are no longer part of his administration?

Could the extreme turnover of the Trump admin officials be due to the difficulty in finding someone who will look the other way if Pres Trump were to do something illegal?

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-10 10:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And how, pray tell, does someone become a "client" of Rudy Giuliani's? He certainly isn't being sought out for his legal brilliance.

#4 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-10 10:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Like "I'm being investigated for evading sanctions. I know! I'll call the aging, demented former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani!"

#5 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-10 10:59 AM | Reply

@#5 ... I know! I'll call the aging, demented former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani! ...

He probably called the law offices of Crazy Rudy Law!
crazyrudylaw.com

:)


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-10 11:06 AM | Reply

BTW, the phone number on that "Crazy Rudy Law" is for some women living in Maryland. I wonder how many calls she's gotten recently?

OCU

#7 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-10-10 12:39 PM | Reply

@#7

... phone number...

That phone number used to be a voicemail...

NYC subway riders greeted by ad hyping crazy' Rudy Giuliani's law offices: Will work when drunk!'
www.nydailynews.com

...The ad's phone number leads to a belligerent voicemail, where a male voice blares, "You have called the law offices of crazy Rudy! We specialize in back channel deals, cable news appearances and will work when drunk!"...

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-10 12:52 PM | Reply

This doesn't seem at all improper or illegal.

#9 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2019-10-10 01:15 PM | Reply

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