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Friday, October 11, 2019

Last night, when Rudy Giuliani told me he couldn't get together for an interview, his reason made sense: As with many nights of late, he was due to appear on Hannity. When I suggested this evening instead, his response was a bit more curious. We would have to aim for lunch, Giuliani told me, because he was planning to fly to Vienna, Austria, at night.




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Very interesting. Especially since his "associates" had one way tickets. I'm sure someone will soon be along to tell us it has nothing to do with them all of a sudden being in the news and tied to this blackmail debacle.

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-10-11 09:46 AM | Reply

Why were these two headed to Vienna?

Putin crony, Dmitry Firtash, has been there under house arrest for 5 years, fighting extradition to the U.S. Firtash is also linked to Paul Manafort.

"Leaked U.S. diplomatic cables from 2010 revealed that Firtash was associated with Seymon Mogilevich, a dangerous organized crime boss who spent over a decade on the FBI's Most Wanted List," Lautman continued. "Firtash was also partners with [Ukrainian politician] Serhey Lyovochkin, who attended Trump's inauguration via Sam Patten, who funneled $50,000 in Trump's Inaugural and was one of the recipients of the Trump campaign polling data that Paul Manafort shared with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian agent."


#2 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-10-11 10:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Now you know why Giuliani was going to Vienna.

Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash, a one-time prospective business partner of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, will likely face trial in Chicago for bribery.

On Tuesday, Austria's Supreme Court approved an extradition request that has been making its way through Austrian courts for several years. The country's Justice Minister will make the final decision on whether to follow through with the extradition.

Firtash was also a close political ally of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's former pro-Russian President who was ousted from power by a pro-Western movement in 2014 and subsequently fled to Russia. He was also instrumental in hiring former Trump campaign manager Manafort, who then worked as a political consultant, to bolster the reputation of Yanukovych's notoriously corrupt Party of Regions.


Trump denied knowing these two men.

PIC: Pence, Indicted Russians 1 & 2 (both of whom Trump said he doesn't know), Trump, Giuliani at the WH

#3 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-10-11 10:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What is becoming interesting in all this for me is ... it is starting to answer to one of my long-term outstanding questions ---

Why do so many people associated with Pres Trump and his campaign lie whenever the topic of Russia comes up.

Emphasis on "starting to answer," as I think we are still a long way from understanding what happened.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-11 12:44 PM | Reply

Why do so many people associated with Pres Trump and his campaign lie whenever the topic of Russia comes up.

I've been using Occam's Razor to answer that question for many months now. And Trump doing Russia's bidding in Ukraine and Syria only reinforces that answer as correct.

#5 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-11 12:54 PM | Reply

Giuliani heard he could find this in Vienna

#6 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2019-10-11 06:42 PM | Reply

...That waiter...
swoons in Trumper

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-11 06:48 PM | Reply

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