A new article provides a narrative that while explaining the story of the Arms for Dirt scandal, that there’s a timeline for several parallel activities. It also shows that there are more than a few strands of related activity at work, especially since running in the background of Arms for Dirt was an investment scandal in the Ukrainian energy sector that required discrediting and removing the US ambassador . Rudy’s crazy-making of late is as much an attempt to draw attention from the energy scandal as the shakedown over military aid for an announcement investigating the Bidens.
Extraordinary that this extortive plot — which mortgaged our national security for Trump’s interests — went on for nearly 3 months with little notice until the whistleblower came forward. Chilling to think what else may be happening behind the scenes. https://t.co/gFOmtJHwC5
— Ned Price (@nedprice) December 30, 2019
One campaign, spearheaded by Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, aimed to force Ukraine to conduct investigations that could help Mr. Trump politically, including one focused on a potential Democratic 2020 rival, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
The other, which unfolded nearly simultaneously but has gotten less attention, was the president’s demand to withhold the security assistance. By late summer, the two efforts merged as American diplomats used the withheld aid as leverage in the effort to win a public commitment from the new Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to carry out the investigations Mr. Trump sought into Mr. Biden and unfounded or overblown theories about Ukraine interfering in the 2016 election.
In many ways, the havoc Mr. Giuliani and other Trump loyalists set off in the State Department by pursuing the investigations was matched by conflicts and confusion in the White House and Pentagon stemming from Mr. Trump’s order to withhold the aid.[…]
”He got caught”
Maybe I just missed this, but how is Giuliani acting as Trump's lawyer here? He's conducting foreign policy, albeit without being confirmed as Secy of State or going to work for the government in any other capacity. What is the legal work he's doing?
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) December 30, 2019
Griffin Perry vs Hunter
Griffen Perry worked as a financial advisor with UBS and Deutsche Bank
Mr. Perry was the President of Caddis Energy, an oil and gas investment co
Griffin Perry is a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Grey Rock Energy Partners
— Justice 🖤 RBG (@Loveon999) December 26, 2019
Russian readout of Trump Putin call says Putin thanked Trump for US special (intel) services sending info that helped thwart terrorist acts in Russia. said call initiated by Russia. Via @JuliaDavisNews pic.twitter.com/1K5v5h16QD
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) December 30, 2019
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