Trump released Ukraine aid after learning whistleblower, NYT reports


Trump in a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked him to launch probes into Joe Biden and Hunter Biden's $50,000-a-month gig on the board of directors of Burisma, a Ukraine energy giant, while his father was veep.

In October, Mulvaney defended Giuliani's involvement in US-Ukraine affairs by announcing "the President will get to make exercise of who he needs to make exercise of". You know, Rudy has other clients, other than me ...

"No, I didn't direct him, but he's a warrior, Rudy's a warrior".

In a pattern reminiscent of the way Trump dealt with his previous personal attorney Michael Cohen - who is now serving a three-year prison sentence - the President suggested he was in the dark about Giuliani's agenda in Ukraine, despite weeks of impeachment testimony establishing the opposite.

"You have to ask that to Rudy".

In his July 25 call with Ukraine's president, Trump referred to those theories Giuliani had been pushing and echoed Giuliani's criticism of the former US ambassador to Ukraine, who was recalled this spring.

An updated proposal, signed by Mr Giuliani, included directions on how to wire money to his firm and did not mention Mr Lutsenko, the Times reports, but instead asked for $300,000 from the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice and the Republic of Ukraine. He described him as a "great crime fighter" and "a great guy."By Tuesday, his message had shifted". Rudy very much knows what's happening and he is a very capable guy.

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King announced his retirement in September but will remain until a eternal replacement is appointed. Westpac's competitor Commonwealth Bank paid a A$700m fine for similar breaches past year .

"And because he has no defense on the merits, it may very well be that at some point, Katy, he's going to have to say, 'You know what?"

The people told the Times that lawyers from the White House counsel's office briefed Trump on the complaint and explained that they were attempting to ascertain whether they were legally obligated to give it to Congress. "Rudy went. He possibly saw something".

"We ... were disillusioned however the President's route that we involve Mr. Giuliani", Sondland acknowledged, indicating that their goal of putting in a gathering with the 2 presidents would be deserted if they didn't "carry out as President Trump directed and examine with Mr. Giuliani to take care of the President's considerations". -TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) November 26, 2019In a statement to Bloomberg issued by his attorney, Robert Costello, Giuliani said the president's claim that Giuliani did not travel to Ukraine on his behalf was true. Around the same time, Parnas and Fruman met in Vienna with Firtash, who began digging up dirt on the Bidens in an effort to get Giuliani's help to fight his extradition.

The Democrat-led impeachment inquiry is looking into whether Trump withheld the military aid to Ukraine in exchange for President Zelenskiy's public commitment to investigate Biden and alleged Ukrainian election interference.

President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speak during a meeting in NY on September 25, 2019, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

"NYT #FAKENEWS: I did NOT pursue a business opportunity in Ukraine, as they misrepresented", the president's lawyer tweeted Wednesday night. "In my way of thinking, that's totally corrupt".