BREAKING: As President Trump urged Ukraine’s leaders to investigate his political rival Joe Biden, associates of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani were looking to profit from the country’s state-run natural gas company, AP sources say.
BREAKING: Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman planned to steer lucrative contracts from a Ukrainian gas deal to Trump allies.
GOP donors connected to Trump and Giuliani pushed for control of Ukraine's government-owned gas company at the same time Rick Perry pushed to replace its board members. A Ukrainian "was floored" because he thought the U.S. had "a higher ethical standard.”
The Giuliani allies driving the attempt to change the management at Naftogazt appear to have had inside knowledge of the US government’s plans in Ukraine. They told people Trump would replace the US ambassador there months before she was actually recalled
If I’m reading this story correctly, it seems possible that the Trump administration is actually *not* as fanatically obsessed with fighting corruption in the Ukrainian fossil fuel industry as I’d been lead to believe.
#Ukrainegate meet Swamp As Giuliani was pushing Ukraine on Biden, Trump-Giuliani associates were “trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine’s massive state gas company...to steer lucrative contracts to companies controlled by Trump allies.”
I try not to be naive but I am in awe at the level of corruption at work here. Rudes and the same crew pushing these bogus charges agst Biden were/are at the same time shaking Ukraine down for gas concessions for Trump donors.
Wow, this story gets more disgusting every day. Now we learn Rudy Giuliani’s operatives in Ukraine tried to pressure the government to change the composition of the Naftohaz board of directors so they could cash in on Ukraine’s natural gas industry.
I just don’t think I can take it. The press accuses trump of EXACTLY what we have shown through documentation and affidavits what The DNC/NGO’s and the Biden’s were doing. This has got to be exposed. There is no republic if the press is this in the bag.
Trump and Giuliani allies driving the attempt to change the senior management at Ukraine's Naftogaz appear to have had inside knowledge of the U.S. government’s plans in Ukraine. They told people that Amb. Yovanovitch would be recalled 3 months in advance.
Trump allies are seeking to financially profit from Trump and Giuliani’s interventions in Ukraine. Of 👏Course 👏They 👏Are 👏
So the operatives who were out to slime Biden had a side gig to enrich themselves. Kleptocrats all. Trump IS the swamp.
Wow. "AP sources: Trump allies pressed Ukraine over gas firm"
BREAKING: As Trump bullied Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden, Trump donors Parnas, Fruman, and Sargeant – associates of Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani – were hatching a plan to profit from Ukraine’s state-run natural gas company.
Here’s the CORRUPTION Trump was looking for: “This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine’s massive state gas company. Their plan was to steer...”
When two Rudy Giuliani associates met with an executive from Ukraine’s state-owned natural gas company, their lawyer says it was “an attempt to do legitimate business." That’s not how the Ukrainian saw it, people with knowledge of the meeting tell .
Now we're getting to the real story. Crooks like this don't play hard unless there's also lots of money to be made. This is all projection. And with it a lot of bribery, extortion and crooked deals.
Business associates of Rudy Giuliani, seeking to profit from fuel sales to Ukraine, tried to leverage American influence to replace the CEO of the country’s state-owned natural gas company, two people with knowledge of their plans tell the .
You have to admire the guys trying to dig up dirt on Trump’s rivals over a shady Ukrainian gas deal for finding the time to arrange their own shady Ukrainian gas deal on the side
The interestingly-named subject of AP’s new story, “45 Energy Group,” has a none too subtle website.
Perry made clear that the Trump administration wanted to see the entire Naftogaz supervisory board replaced
A very important question in all this is, who's paying Rudy Giuliani? -His work for Trump is "unpaid" -He's described his fixers for the Ukraine caper, Parnas and Fruman, as his "clients" (implying $) -He admits in this AP story talking business w/them
Beginning to question whether Trump was really all that concerned about rooting out corruption in Ukraine
A not-to-be-missed detail: The Trump and Giuliani allies driving the attempt to change senior management at the Ukrainian gas company told people that Trump would replace the US ambassador there MONTHS before she was actually recalled to Washington
As urged Ukraine to investigate , clients of looked to profit from state-run company. then asked to replace firm's board with list he provided. My latest and
This looks pretty bad.
AP sources: Trump allies pressed Ukraine over gas firm
Normalization is the rest of the world realizing that the current US leadership is no better than other kleptocrats they are used to
Look, the important thing is that under President Trump, America is finally respected in the world again.
. you're not a young man and Bill Barr won't be Attorney General forever. Maybe it's time to think about making a deal.
Oh look, Trump cronies were using their connections to make money in Ukraine. As I was saying: it's the Americans who are corrupt
Dear everyone claiming that Rick Perry was the least scathed Trump cabinet secretary: oops.
We are a light onto the nations, verily.
Look! A big attempted grift in Ukraine by Trump-wired GOP donor/businessmen “trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine’s massive state gas company to steer business to companies controlled by Trump allies.”
Look! A big attempted grift in Ukraine by Trump-wired GOP donor/businessmen “trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine’s massive state gas company to steer business to companies controlled by Trump.”
In May 2019, Rick Perry went to Ukraine for Zelensky's inauguration and raised the idea of replacing the supervising board of Naftogaz with GOP donors close to Perry. According to the AP he spoke with Giuliani though he wouldn't say it was about Naftogaz
AP sources: Trump allies pressed Ukraine over gas firm
NEVER FORGET: When you hear #Trump accuse someone of a crime, that's what he's guilty of. If he cared about corruption, gas companies, and Ukraine, all he needed to do was investigate the corruption within his own team. #Republicans #Criminals #LockThemUp
In 2019, Parnas and Furman also unsuccessful tried to push out the management team at Naftogaz
Dear , If you're gonna be in this: 1 Tell #Trump you found the #gas company #corruption in #Ukraine in his own house. 2 Attack for their corruption. 3 Cancer charity 4. ATTACK SPECIFICS!
AP sources: Trump allies pressed Ukraine over gas firm (from )
"Their aims were profit, not politics." wwwhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat