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WaPo: Giuliani consulted on Ukraine with imprisoned Paul Manafort via a lawyer.

Well, this is perfect.

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Washington Post

In his quest to rewrite the history of the 2016 election, President Trump’s personal attorney has turned to an unusual source of information: Trump’s imprisoned former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Rudolph W. Giuliani in recent months has consulted several times with Manafort through the federal prisoner’s lawyer in pursuit of information about a disputed ledger that would bolster his theory that the real story of 2016 is not Russian interference to elect Trump, but Ukrainian efforts to support Hillary Clinton.

The alliance, which Giuliani acknowledged in an interview this week with The Washington Post, stems from a shared interest in a narrative that undermines the rationale for the special counsel investigation. That inquiry led to Manafort’s imprisonment on tax and financial fraud allegations related to his work in Kiev for the political party of former president Viktor Yanukovych.”

Rudy’s  big question for Paulie Numbnuts was whether the black ledger, found in the smoldering ruins of The Party of Regions HQ, and published in August of 2016, that documented Manafort’s work for the pro-Russian former President Yanukovych, was real.
Naturally Manafort told him it was not.
The man who leaked the ledger, Serhiy Leshchenko, says the purpose of the leak was not to help Clinton but to seek justice for Ukraine:

Serhiy Leshchenko, a Ukrainian journalist, anti-corruption campaigner and former member of parliament, said the ledger “was obtained by an anonymous source in the burned-out ruins of the headquarters of Yanukovych’s party.” His involvement in the release of part of its contents at a news conference, he said, was motivated by a desire that Manafort be brought to justice for his activities in Ukraine.

“Giuliani’s entire approach is built on disinformation and the manipulation of facts,” Leshchenko said in an op-ed in The Post. “Giuliani has developed a conspiracy theory in which he depicts my revelations about Manafort as an intervention in the 2016 U.S. election in favor of the Democratic Party.”

Manafort is obviously still working on that Presidential pardon.

What the F is Rudy’s angle?

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