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Sat May 11, 2019, 09:39 PM

Trump Recalls Ambassador To Ukraine To Gin Up Biden Scandal

Trump Recalls Ambassador To Ukraine To Gin Up Biden Scandal

The recall of the U.S. ambassador signals how much America’s foreign policy is being used to support Trump’s re-election.

By Mark Sumner at Crooks and Liars



To double-down for 2020, Giuliani has been pushing a faux-scandal in which Joe Biden visited Ukraine and insisted on the removal of a prosecutor who was targeting a company where his son Hunter served on the board. In reality, the situation was nothing close to what Giuliani is suggesting. The prosecutor in question was not investigating the company, and in fact the reason Biden went after the prosecutor was because he had failed to assist a U.K. investigation. But Giuliani has been pushing a twisted lie, making it seem as if Biden was acting to benefit Hunter.

At the same time, Giuliani is pushing the idea that the reason Ukraine prosecutors spoke publicly about their investigations into crimes of Paul Manafort in 2015 and 2016 was “to help Hillary Clinton.” The truth on that was that, following an election and the entry of new players into the prosecution, new records of under-the-table payments were found that included many of the cronies of the former pro-Russian regime. Including millions that went to Manafort.

As The Washington Post reports, U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch has been forced from her position in Ukraine without warning and without a replacement. Just as Trump has placed left acting directors without Senate approval in charge of position after position, an unconfirmed Chargé d’Affaires will now arrive in Ukraine … to play the role of assistant meddler as Trump and Giuliani attempt to force the Ukraine government to play a role in their campaign.


How all of this ties back to Ambassador Yovanovitch, is that she was a campaigner against corruption. Which is the opposite of what Trump and Giuliani are pushing. They aren’t just pro-corruption, they’re actively, openly working to corrupt the system to their own ends. Though Yovanovitch appears to have played no role in anything related to Giuliani’s actions—so far—it was clear that someone concerned about corruption had to go.


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Sat May 11, 2019, 10:53 PM

1. Ukraine Tells Trump and Giuliani To Take Their Biden Smear And Get Lost

Ukraine Tells Giuliani and Trump: Leave Us Out

Via The Washington Post:

Supporters of Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky — who is expected to take office in the coming weeks — said in interviews Saturday that they feared they were being pulled into a domestic political conflict in the United States, potentially at Ukraine’s expense.


A person close to Zelensky said the president-elect’s team viewed Trump’s interest in the investigations as a domestic U.S. matter and was determined not to let it distract from his agenda.

“This is definitely not our war,” the person close to Zelensky said. “We have to stay away from this as much as possible.”

The person said Zelensky, a TV comedian who ran on a strident anti-corruption agenda, would rule out using political pressure to lean on Ukrainian law enforcement to achieve any White House aims. The person close to Zelensky spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.


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