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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

President Trump's personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, negotiated this year to represent Ukraine's top prosecutor, Yuri Lutsenko, for at least $200,000 during the same months that Giuliani was working with the prosecutor to dig up dirt on former vice president Joe Biden, according to people familiar with the discussions.

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The people said that Giuliani began negotiations with Ukraine's top prosecutor, Yuri Lutsenko, about a possible agreement in February. In the agreement, Giuliani's company would receive payment to represent Lutsenko as the Ukrainian sought to recover assets he believed had been stolen from the government in Kyiv, those familiar with the discussions said.

The talks occurred as Giuliani met with Lutsenko in New York in January and then in Warsaw in February while he was also gathering information from Lutsenko on two topics Giuliani believed could prove useful to Trump: the involvement of Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine, and allegations that Ukraine, not Russia, had interfered in the 2016 election.

For Lutsenko, the agreement would have provided a pipeline to Trump's lawyer and, through him, potentially to other top U.S. officials. For Giuliani, the agreements would have been a way to accrue financial benefit from a person who was also providing him politically damaging information that could help another client, the president of the United States.

The agreements were never executed, and there is no indication that Giuliani was ultimately paid by Lutsenko or other Ukrainian officials. But the negotiations proceeded far enough that legal agreements were drafted under which Giuliani's company would have received more than $200,000 to work for the Ukrainians, people familiar with the agreements said.

Some versions of the agreements envisioned Washington husband-and-wife lawyers Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova also playing a role and receiving payment.

Well, well, well, Rudy was playing both sides of the street. Color me not surprised in the least. America's mayor was trying to become Ukraine's go between, serving two masters at the same time. Good ole multi-tasking Rudy, who put the "r"s in corruption.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-11-27 02:24 PM | Reply

Wow. If Rudy has some life-saving dirt he'd better be sprinkling it soon.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-27 03:04 PM | Reply

ZED

As liable Rudy is for his own shenanigans, he's not the one we're trying to impeach.

I doubt if he could even be called as a witness. Rudy's has to answer to the SDNY and the American Bar Association if he's found to be complicit in a criminal activity.

BTW, as to being complicit, he sort of reminds me of John Gotti's attorney who lost his license.

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-11-28 06:10 AM | Reply

If we expect to rid ourselves of Trump, we have to cut off the head of the snake, not the rattle.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-11-28 06:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"we have to cut off the head of the snake, not the rattle."

Is that a death threat?

#5 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-11-28 07:30 AM | Reply

PHESTER

"Is that a death threat?"

No, it's a parable. (That means a short story teaching a moral lesson)

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-11-28 07:45 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Is that a death threat?

#5 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

Settle down snowflake.

#7 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-11-28 10:16 AM | Reply

Is that a death threat?

#5 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE AT 2019-11-28 07:30 AM | FLAG:

Man, you're getting tender in your old age.

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-11-28 12:02 PM | Reply

Is that illegal?

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-28 01:40 PM | Reply

Wow. Too bad Putin's mayor didn't read "The Art of The Deal". If so he would have paid Lutsenko, not the other way around...

#10 | Posted by catdog at 2019-11-29 08:50 AM | Reply

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