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Politics Fox News Host Confronts Guiliani, Asks If It Was 'Appropriate' to Look for 'Dirt' on Biden in Ukraine

00:40  23 september  2019
00:40  23 september  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it

  Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani gave conflicting answers in an interview on CNN on Thursday night as to whether he asked Ukraine to look into former Vice President Joe Biden, saying at one point "of course I did."After CNN host Chris Cuomo questioned whether Giuliani had asked Ukraine to investigate Biden, Giuliani said, "No, actually I didn't. I asked the Ukraine to investigate the allegations that there was interference in the election of 2016 by the Ukrainians for the benefit of Hillary Clinton.

Rudy Giuliani alleges on Fox News that former vice-president Joe Biden was involved while in office in irregular activity in Ukraine . The New York Times reports that Giuliani has been urging Ukraine to conduct a new investigation into the activities of Joe and Hunter Biden .

Biden was indeed active in Ukraine . His threat to withhold billion in loan guarantees was contingent on the removal of prosecutor-general Viktor Shokin In May, Ukraine ’s then prosecutor-general Yuriy Lutsenko told Bloomberg News in an interview that he had no evidence of wrongdoing by Biden and

Fox News correspondent John Roberts confronted President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Guiliani over his travel to Ukraine, questioning whether it was "appropriate" for him to look for "dirt" on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the foreign country.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks to the media at the White House on May 30, 2018 in Washington, D.C.© Alex Wong/Getty Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks to the media at the White House on May 30, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

"When did this morph into an investigation of Joe Biden and [his son] Hunter Biden? And is it appropriate for you as a representative of the president to be going to Ukraine and finding dirt on Joe Biden and/or his son to use politically in 2020?" Roberts, who was hostingFox News Sunday, asked.

Biden dismisses Trump's Ukraine allegations: 'The president should start to be president'

  Biden dismisses Trump's Ukraine allegations: 'The president should start to be president' Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden dismissed President Trump's call for an investigation into the former vice president's ties to Ukraine amid conservatives' accusations of misconduct."Not one single, credible outlet has given any credibility to his assertion. Not one single one," Biden told reporters Friday. "So I have no comment except the president should start to be president."Joe Biden reacts to reports that President Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraine's President to investigate Biden's son: "Not one single credible outlet has given any credibility to (Trump's) assertion. ...

President Trump said his call with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine was perfectly appropriate , as Democrats intensified demands for an inquiry WASHINGTON — President Trump acknowledged on Sunday that he discussed former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. with Ukraine ’s president as

Speculation Ukraine was asked for information to damage Biden . Trump ‘ asked a foreign power to help him win an election. He told reporters in the Oval Office that it was “a ridiculous story” and “just another political hack job” and that his conversations with foreign leaders were “totally appropriate ”.

"That's the way you characterize it," Guiliani, the former mayor of New York City, pushed back.

Responding, Roberts pointed out: "That's the way it appears to line up."

"No it doesn't," Guiliani shot back.

"You went there for one thing, you found out something else and that's what you've been..." Roberts attempted to continue. But Trump's lawyer began shouting over him.

"That is the way the pro-Biden media lines it up," he insisted.

Trump and Giuliani allegedly pressured Ukrainian leaders to open an investigation into the business dealings of former Vice President Biden's son. After Ukrainian leaders declined to open the investigation, $250 million in military aide to Ukraine was temporarily withheld, until members of both parties in Congress succeeded in lobbying for its release. Although it has not been established that the aid to Ukraine was withheld due to the leaders' refusal to open the probe, officials in Ukraine reportedly believed the issues were linked.

'Perfectly fine and routine conversation': Trump defends call with Ukrainian president

  'Perfectly fine and routine conversation': Trump defends call with Ukrainian president In Saturday morning tweets, President Trump pushed back on a reported whistleblower complaint.The complaint reportedly centers on concerns that Trump urged President Volodymyr Zelensky to work with his attorney Rudy Giuliani to investigate Hunter Biden's ties to an energy company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch.

No-one in Ukraine 's presidential administration wants to talk about the 25 July phone call between Mr Trump and Mr Zelensky, or respond to He explained the contradiction by saying that he had asked Ukraine " to look into the allegations that related to my client, which tangentially involved Joe Biden

Rudy Giuliani's quest for dirt on Biden via Ukraine – a timeline. The paper reported that Trump pressed “about eight times” for his opposite number to look into work in the country by Specifically, Giuliani alleged that Biden leant on a former Ukraine president to fire a top prosecutor who had been

Giuliani and Trump have argued that Biden's son's business dealings in Ukraine should be investigated, because the former vice president had pressured Ukraine to fire the country's top prosecutor, who was reportedly investigating Burisma Holdings, an oil company where Hunter Biden was a board member. According to an investigation by PolitiFact, Biden's position against the prosecutor was widely supported by the U.S. government and other Western leaders, as the justice official was seen as exceptionally lax in tackling corruption. Ethics experts have said that the optics looked poor for Biden however, arguing that Hunter Biden should not have accepted the board position while his father served as vice president.

An unidentified whistleblower was allegedly so concerned about a particular call between Trump and Ukraine's president, reportedly connected to pressuring the leader over the investigation, that they filed an official complaint. Currently, Trump's acting director of national intelligence is attempting to withhold that complaint from congressional leaders.

Giuliani charges 'this town protects Joe Biden'

  Giuliani charges 'this town protects Joe Biden' 'Ladies and gentlemen, go look at what the press has been covering up.'"His family has been taking money from his public office for years," Giuliani asserted in an animated interview on "Fox News Sunday." "Ladies and gentlemen, go look at what the press has been covering up.

Also Read: CNN Commentator Accuses Host Chris Cuomo of 'Fake News ' in Heated On-Air Exchange (Video). After some more back and forth, Giuliani attempted to clarify that he only asked Ukraine “ to look into the allegations that related to my client, which tangentially involved Joe Biden in a massive

When asked if he discussed Biden or his family during that call, Trump responded, “ It doesn’t matter what I discuss, but I will say this: somebody oughta Giuliani told the Journal in an interview that he’d met with Ukrainian officials “in June and August” about a possible investigation into Hunter Biden ‘s

Also speaking to Roberts on Fox News Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended Trump, insisting that his decisions regarding Ukraine have always been in the best interest of the American people.

"I've watched this president evaluate how and when and to the extent we should provide support to Ukraine ... those conversations have always been 100 percent appropriate," Pompeo said.

As for Biden, he has urged Congress to investigate the allegations against Trump. "I know Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating every basic norm of a president," Biden said Saturday while campaigning in Iowa.

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Trump wanted dirt on Biden, former Ukrainian lawmaker says .
Serhiy Leshchenko tells CBS News that Ukraine's president also knew that U.S. military aid to his country was at stake . "I am sure that issue of Biden was forever on the table between Zelensky and Trump," said Leshchenko. As a former lawmaker and adviser to Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, Leschenko believes it was clear that President Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rivals."Of course, he wanted political privileges, favors, for his re-election from Ukraine," he said. "In return for military aid?" asked correspondent Roxana Saberi. "I would say yes," Leshchenko replied.

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