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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The federal investigation into two associates of Rudolph W. Giuliani is exploring a wide range of potential crimes ... Giuliani's dealings with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are being investigated by federal prosecutors at the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan. Investigators are scrutinizing Giuliani's consulting business and eyeing donations made to America First Action, the main pro-Trump super PAC set up by his advisers and allies after his election, as well as its affiliated nonprofit group.

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As part of the probe, federal prosecutors are examining a raft of other potential crimes, including destruction or alteration of documents, aiding and abetting federal crimes and foreign nationals contributing to U.S. candidates, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.

The list of possible crimes under investigation does not mean those charges will be filed. They do, however, indicate prosecutors are casting a wide net for wrongdoing as they examine the business and legal dealings of the president's personal lawyer and two Soviet emigres business executives who have been assisting Giuliani in the efforts to dig up damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on the president's behalf.

One person with knowledge of the investigation said there is a particular interest in interactions with three key figures in the saga of Giuliani's pursuit of dirt on the Bidens from Ukraine: former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and former Ukrainian prosecutors Yuri Lutsenko and Viktor Shokin.

In recent days, Parnas's attorney, Joseph A. Bondy, has said Parnas would be willing to testify before Congress and explain what he knows about Giuliani, provided Parnas was given accommodations to avoid incriminating himself, which would probably require immunity. His campaign has included tweeting directly at lawmakers using the hashtag #LetLevSpeak.

Rudy's in a heap of trouble boy.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-11-25 06:40 PM | Reply

If he committed crimes, file the charges, present the evidence to a jury, and, if he's found guilty, punish him in accordance with our laws.

#2 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-11-25 07:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If he committed crimes, file the charges, present the evidence to a jury, and, if he's found guilty, punish him in accordance with our laws.

#2 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019

By all means. And if he flips on Trump in the process, that's gravy.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-25 07:03 PM | Reply

LOL

Using the judiciary as a political weapon ...

Democrats are disgusting and will destroy the thing they think they are protecting.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-25 10:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 2

Lawfare against political opponents. Democrats can do it without fear of impeachment because of single party rule.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-11-25 11:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Wtf does the judiciary or the legislature have to do with a subpoena issued by an executive branch department controlled by a Buffoon appointee?

#6 | Posted by et_al at 2019-11-25 11:47 PM | Reply

"Using the judiciary as a political weapon ... "

Ahhh...the wail of the guilty.

#7 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-11-25 11:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Using the judiciary as a political weapon ...

It's the US Department of Justice under the leadership of Trump's chosen one, Bill Barr, that is doing the investigation. And they are undertaking the investigation because evidence of crimes has already been documented, which is what prosecutors are supposed to do regardless of politics.

How can you be so blindingly ignorant Mattress?

#8 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-11-26 05:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

8

Mattress tries harder.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2019-11-26 07:24 PM | Reply

@#2 ... If he committed crimes, file the charges, present the evidence to a jury, and, if he's found guilty, punish him in accordance with our laws. ...

Yup.

That appears to be the process we are in the midst of.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-26 07:48 PM | Reply

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@#4 ... Using the judiciary as a political weapon ... Democrats are disgusting ...

Ummmm, the SDNY is part of the DoJ

--- which is part of the Executive Branch

--- which is run by a Republican.


#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-26 07:50 PM | Reply

Question for the legal types out there...

How typical is it to include the possible crimes being investigated in such subpoenas?


#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-26 07:52 PM | Reply

"LOL
Using the judiciary as a political weapon ..."

So laughable with Barr obstructing justice from the Dept. of Justice. When the subpoenas are ignored, as they have been, comments like yours just make me laugh.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-27 09:25 AM | Reply

#4

As usual, if one wants to know what scumbaggery the GOP is up to, simply read what Mackris claims the Dems are doing.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-27 12:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Using the judiciary as a political weapon ...

Democrats are disgusting and will destroy the thing they think they are protecting.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris

You know who whines about crooks getting investigated? Other crooks.

It takes a lot of nerve for a defender of the most corrupt unethical immoral president ever to call anyone else disgusting.

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-11-27 08:47 PM | Reply

Lawfare against political opponents. Democrats can do it without fear of impeachment because of single party rule.

#5 | Posted by visitor_

Lawfare against criminals. It's not democrats fault that you elected a crook. Should they not prosecute trump's team of crooks for their crimes simply because his cult members will say it's political?

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-11-27 08:49 PM | Reply

LOL. All for a guy that based his political campaign on locking up his opponent.

#17 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-11-28 10:27 AM | Reply

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