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Politics Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani spotted at White House amid House Judiciary impeachment vote

19:05  13 december  2019
19:05  13 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Fox News Analyst: ‘Somebody Else’ May Have Used Nunes’ Phone to Call Parnas and Giuliani

  Fox News Analyst: ‘Somebody Else’ May Have Used Nunes’ Phone to Call Parnas and Giuliani Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett spun an interesting theory on Wednesday morning, claiming that it is possible that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) didn’t speak to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and Giuliani henchman Lev Parnas this past spring because “somebody else” may have used his phone. Call logs included in the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report revealed that Nunes, the ranking member of the committee, was involved in extensive communications with Giuliani, Parnas, conservative columnist John Solomon, and the White House in April. The phone calls took place during Giuliani’s Ukraine dirt-digging mission and campaign to discredit then-U.S.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was seen entering the White House Friday, just as the House Judiciary Committee was taking a historic series of votes to approve articles of impeachment against the president.

Giuliani, a central figure in the events driving the Democratic impeachment push, has said he wants to brief U.S. officials on the findings of his recent trip to Ukraine. It was not immediately clear if Giuliani was meeting with Trump.

Trump Officials Dispute Some Giuliani Call Logs in Bid to Weaken Democrats’ Case

  Trump Officials Dispute Some Giuliani Call Logs in Bid to Weaken Democrats’ Case Trump administration officials, seeking to weaken Democrats’ case for impeachment, disputed on Thursday some of the details in the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report about calls between President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani and White House aides. As part of its portrait of Mr. Trump’s campaign of pressure on Ukraine, the committee’s report released this week listed several calls between Mr. Giuliani and White House phone numbers, including one “associated with” the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, cited in the report simply as “O.M.B. number.

The former New York City mayor and an ardent Trump supporter has been involved in pushing an unfounded theory that Ukraine was involved in the 2016 election on behalf of Democrat Hillary Clinton. That theory partly explains why Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to look into Kyiv's interactions in the election.

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The House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against Trump minutes earlier. The first alleges the president abused his power in his interactions with Ukraine and the other accuses him of obstruction of Congress during the impeachment inquiry because he blocked members of his administration from testifying and blocked executive agencies and departments from providing documents to Congress.

Trump: Giuliani 'wants to go before Congress' about Ukraine trip

  Trump: Giuliani 'wants to go before Congress' about Ukraine trip Trump added that Giuliani will “make a report” of his findings to submit to Attorney General William Barr and Congress. “He has a lot of good information,” Trump said. “I have not spoken to him about that information yet.” © Alex Brandon/AP Photo President Donald Trump. Giuliani, who is reported to have traveled to Ukraine this week to continue his quest to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, has come under fire during the impeachment hearings for carrying out a shadow diplomacy to aid Trump's re-election.

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The articles now go to the full House of Representatives, where Democrats are expected to approve them as soon as next week. If the articles are adopted, the Senate could hold a trial in January to decide whether to remove him from office.

Giuliani's dealings with two of his clients, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, have drawn the scrutiny of federal investigators. USA TODAY reported in October that federal counterintelligence investigators have been looking into the former New York City mayor's business with the two men since at least early 2019.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani spotted at White House amid House Judiciary impeachment vote

Nadler: Giuliani trip to Ukraine shows 'crime in progress' is being committed against American democracy .
House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said reports of President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani's recent trip to Ukraine show a "crime in progress" is happening and reiterate the need for lawmakers to follow through with the impeachment process. "This is a crime in progress against the constitution and against the American democracy," Nadler said on ABC's "This Week." "We cannot take the risk that the next election will be corrupted through foreign interference solicited by the president, which he is clearly trying to do. It goes to the heart of our democracy.

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