Last month the Kyiv Post, Ukraine’s oldest English Language newspaper, made use of an old
American colloquialism when it told Hizdizzhoner Rudy Giuliani in no uncertain terms to Get Lost!
“On Aug. 21, The New York Times reported that Giuliani had met with Andriy Yermak, a key aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky, and urged him to reopen two highly suspect investigations: one into ex-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and another into supposed “Ukrainian interference” in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The Kyiv Post has repeatedly explained why these investigations are nonsense.
Let’s make it clear what’s happening here: Giuliani is trying to predicate a long-awaited meeting between Zelensky and U. S. President Donald Trump on Ukraine pursuing these politically motivated investigations. And with the next U.S. presidential election rapidly approaching in 2020, he is trying to make Ukraine choose between the Republicans and the Democrats.
More broadly, Giuliani is using his fluid status — a private individual speaking for a head of state — to say things the Trump Administration cannot.
Giuliani should butt out of Ukraine’s affairs, where he poses a danger to the country’s relations with the U.S. And Ukraine should no longer give an audience to this political charlatan.And, if what Giuliani tells the Times is true, shame on the U. S. State Department and Special Representative Kurt Volker for assisting him to get meetings in Kyiv.”
In their own article that they link to, written just after Rudy cancelled his planned trip there in May of this year, the Post explains that Giuliani’s main objective in this brouhaha is to smear the man that released the ”Black Ledger” a record of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his Party of Region’s plundering of the Ukrainian Treasury in which they were assisted by Paul Manafort:
“I’m not going to go because I think I’m walking into a group of people that are enemies of the president, in some cases enemies of the United States and, in one case, an already convicted person who has been found to be involved in assisting the Democrats with the 2016 election,” he said during an interview with Fox News.
That supposedly “convicted person” is lawmaker Sergii Leshchenko, who played a key role in releasing the “black ledger” of ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions. That document implicated Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, in receiving illegal off-the-books payments from the Yanukovych regime. Manafort was later found guilty of financial crimes in a U.S. court.
Leshchenko is currently appealing a ruling by one of Kyiv’s least trustworthy courts, which concluded that the leak of the ledger was illegal. Oddly, the court also ruled that the publication of the payments “had the consequence of interference in the electoral processes of the United States of America in 2016 and harmed the interests of the Ukrainian state” — something that seems outside the court’s purview.
Which brings us back to Giuliani. The former mayor has become Trump’s main attack dog. He alleges that Ukraine colluded with the Democratic Party against Trump in 2016. He ignores that, even if a Ukrainian court decides that the leak of the “black ledger” was illegal, all the information in it was of domestic Ukrainian nature. Thus, the release of such information is not interference in the U.S. election.”
Tying Joe Biden to his son’s largely ceremonial appointment to Russian energy firm Burisma, possibly an appointment made to try to curry favor with the Obama Administration in the wake of the annexation of Crimea in 2014, and one that did NOT work, as the administration pushed for the ouster of the corrupt prosecutor that refused to investigate them, is icing on the cake to these story tellers – what they really want to do is allege that Hillary Clinton conspired with Kyiv to help her 2016 campaign.
We see one of the opening media gambits in this pursuit in this video I posted last night in my LOL diary:
Accusing Clinton of “collusion” is Trump’s way of projecting his own guilt on another party and striking back at those who jailed Manafort, as well as muddling the whole collusion narrative before 2020.
Even if he is not our preferred candidate, we have to present a united front in defending Joe on this one.
And, Joe, for FSM’s sake, don’t hold anything back.
Get all the info on Hunter out there if you have not already.
No dribs and drabs.