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Trump LIED About Sending Rudy to Ukraine: Trump Does Not Trust CIA and FBI, He Sends Rudy
During the run-up to impeachment, Trump vehemently denied sending Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine. Trump unleashed his fury at people who continually asked the question. At one point during “chopper talk,” Trump stated that Rudy had other clients and Rudy might have been in Ukraine for other clients. Trump said he had no idea why Rudy was in Urkaine.
The impeachment proceeding never produced rock-solid proof that Trump sent Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine, to catch Trump in a lie. Of course, without any direct witnesses, evidence about anything was tough to come by.
That was not an accident.
Now it is no longer a matter of proof. Trump is free from consequences concerning anything. The new U.S. Emperor, just admitted that he sent Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to gather dirt on Joe Biden.
What are you going to do about it?
Trump’s recklessness is such that he likely didn’t know that he let truth slip, when on Thursday, Trump did a podcast interview with journalist Geraldo Rivera.
“Was it strange to send Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine, your personal lawyer? Are you sorry you did that?”
Trump responded exactly as you would expect. He has never been sorry about anything he does: “No, not at all,” and he praised Giuliani’s role as a “crime fighter.”
“Here’s my choice: I deal with the Comeys of the world, or I deal with Rudy,” Trump said, referring to former FBI Director James Comey. Trump explained that he has “a very bad taste” of the US intelligence community, because of the Russia investigation, so he turned to Giuliani.
“So when you tell me, why did I use Rudy, and one of the things about Rudy, number one, he was the best prosecutor, you know, one of the best prosecutors, and the best mayor,” Trump said. “But also, other presidents had them. FDR had a lawyer who was practically, you know, was totally involved with government. Eisenhower had a lawyer, they all had lawyers.
Asked in November if he directed Giuliani to “do anything” in Ukraine, Trump said, “No, I didn’t direct him,” but went on to call Giuliani a “great corruption fighter.” Giuliani says he’s exposing legitimate corruption in Ukraine, even though his claims about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden have been widely debunked.