Politics: Bolton Objected to Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Calling Giuliani ‘a Hand Grenade’ - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

Politics Bolton Objected to Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Calling Giuliani ‘a Hand Grenade’

06:10  15 october  2019
06:10  15 october  2019 Source:   nytimes.com

'Apologist and defender of the indefensible': Former Giuliani press secretary wonders 'what happened to' him

  'Apologist and defender of the indefensible': Former Giuliani press secretary wonders 'what happened to' him The press secretary for Rudy Giuliani during his 1993 mayoral campaign wondered "what happened" to him in an op-ed in The New York Times, which was published on Monday. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.Ken Frydman, who met his wife Liz Bruder during that campaign, has started facing questions internally and from friends about Giuliani's recent adventures regarding Ukraine.

Trump pressed Ukrainian leader to investigate Biden’s son, according to people familiar with the matter. Days after the two presidents spoke, Trump’s “I talked to him about the whole package,” said Giuliani , who has been lobbying Ukrainian officials to take up the investigations since the spring.

WASHINGTON — Fiona Hill, President Trump’s former top Russia and Europe adviser, headed to Capitol Hill on Monday morning where she is prepared to testify that she and other officials objected strenuously to the removal of the ambassador to Ukraine , only to be disregarded.

WASHINGTON — The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday.

a group of people standing next to a man wearing a suit and tie: Fiona Hill, President Trump’s former adviser on Russia and Europe, arriving Monday on Capitol Hill.© Erin Schaff/The New York Times Fiona Hill, President Trump’s former adviser on Russia and Europe, arriving Monday on Capitol Hill.

Mr. Bolton got into a sharp exchange on July 10 with Gordon D. Sondland, the Trump donor turned ambassador to the European Union, who was working with Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, to press Ukraine to investigate Democrats, according to testimony provided to the investigators.

Graham says he'll invite Giuliani to testify about Ukraine

  Graham says he'll invite Giuliani to testify about Ukraine Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Tuesday that he will invite President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Ukraine. "I will offer to Mr. Giuliani the opportunity to come before the Senate Judiciary Committee to inform the committee of his concerns," Graham said in a string of tweets.

Mr. Bolton shared her concerns, according to the person, and was upset at Mr. Giuliani ’s activities, which she viewed as essentially co-opting American Two associates of Mr. Giuliani were arrested on Thursday on campaign finance charges connected to their efforts to push Ms. Yovanovitch out.

Rudy Giuliani : Ukraine sources detail attempt to construct case against Biden. Parnas was with Giuliani when he met the former special envoy to Ukraine , Kurt Volker, in July, to discuss persuading the incoming Ukrainian president He also said he had never had telephone calls with them.

Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter

Mr. Bolton instructed Fiona Hill, the senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs, to notify the chief lawyer for the National Security Council that Mr. Giuliani was working with Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, on a rogue operation with legal implications, Ms. Hill told the investigators, according to two people familiar with her closed-door testimony.

“I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up,” Mr. Bolton, a Yale-trained lawyer, told Ms. Hill to tell White House lawyers, according to the testimony.

It was not the first time Mr. Bolton expressed grave concerns to Ms. Hill about Mr. Giuliani. “Giuliani’s a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up,” Ms. Hill quoted Mr. Bolton saying during an earlier conversation.

Sharon LaFraniere contributed reporting.

John Bolton ‘Increasingly Likely’ to Get Subpoena From House Democrats .
Congressional Democrats are eyeing for former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in their impeachment inquiry, The Daily Beast has learned. The possibility that they issue him a subpoena is “increasingly likely,” according to a source familiar with their thinking. Bolton was President Trump’s national security adviser from April 2018 until last month, when he unceremoniously left the White House. During his time there, events unfolded that precipitated Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, worked to shape Trump’s relationship with Volodymyr Zelensky, who became president of Ukraine in May 2019.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 14
This is interesting!