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Two business associates of Rudy Guliani have been arrested by SDNY for a campaign finance scheme to illegally funnel foreign money into US elections.

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Two business associates of President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani have been charged with a scheme to route foreign money into U.S. elections, according to a newly unsealed indictment.

 

The two men, who helped Giuliani investigate former vice president Joe Biden, were arrested Wednesday night in Virginia, according to a person familiar with the charges. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

 

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman have been under investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan and are expected to appear in federal court in Virginia later Thursday.

A link to the indictment is here.

 

 

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The two men were charged with conspiring to get around federal laws that prohibit foreign nationals from contributing to US campaigns, according to the indictment, which was first published by the New York Times. They're accused of entering into "secret agreements" to hide the scheme from candidates and federal regulators, laundering foreign money into the campaigns through various corporate identities, and using "straw donors" to make the contributions.

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The actual Fox news website is showing this photo of those associates with Donald Trump Jr., who looks like he has reservations about being in that photo.

 

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Oh, by the way, the 4th guy in that photograph is the current Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) Tommy Hicks.

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They were arrested at the airport.


They were trying to flee the country.

 

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Barr was informed Wednesday night that Fruman and Parnas were being arrested, ABC news reported citing an unnamed DOJ official.

And they tried to flee that very same Wednesday night.

 

Gee..............somebody must've tipped them off, because they almost got away with it.

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Holy shit..............that means that the Feds are aware that these people funnelled foreign money into MULTIPLE Republican campaigns across the country in 2018.

 

The cancer is now spreading all over the GOP's body. Any Republican who received ONE DOLLAR of this money is now going to get pulled into this.

 

This now explains a Dallas Morning News article that just popped up this morning about former House congressmen Pete Sessions, who moved to another district and is running for the House seat there in 2020, they are now raising questions to how he's involved with this.

 

This has the potential to fuck the entire GOP.

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Donald Trump's other personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, tried to distance Trump from these two Guliani associates by saying they don't have any connection to Trump in any way.

 

But another lawyer who used to work for Trump and is still associated with that legal team confirmed the OPPOSITE just a couple of weeks ago:

 

 

 

They're tripping over themselves at this point.

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Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were carrying out President Trump’s scheme to pressure Ukraine to investigate his domestic rivals. This morning, the two men were arrested on campaign-finance charges as they attempted to leave the country.

The campaign-finance charges involve Parnas and Fruman allegedly violating federal law by funneling several million dollars to Pete Sessions, a former House Republican from Texas. Sessions was valuable to their operation because he publicly demanded the firing of Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador (who was subsequently fired.) Lachlan Markay detailed the connection between Parnas, Fruman, and Sessions earlier this week.

 

 

That was the small stuff. Here's the more important allegations:

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Parnas and Fruman were working with Rudy Giuliani, who represents the two as their lawyer, to encourage various Ukrainians to investigate Trump’s opponents in Ukraine. Their work initially focused on discrediting the Mueller investigation, and later evolved to include pursuing unsubstantiated allegations against the Biden family. At the same time they were advancing Trump’s agenda, they were working on a side hustle in which they tried to push Ukraine’s state-controlled energy sector to sign them up to export liquid natural gas. The gas proposal appears to be their payoff: They could let Ukraine know they represented Trump, and Ukraine would therefore have an incentive to throw some business their way, despite their lack of expertise in the inner workings of the energy business.

 

Parnas and Fruman managed to meet both with President Trump and Donald Trump Jr., and get photographs of both meetings. Those photos were important to burnish their credentials as legitimate representatives of the Trump administration.

 

When Trump accuses somebody else of a crime...........its because HE is the one doing it, and is projecting.

 

Holy shit, he was trying to project that stuff onto Joe and Hunter Biden with a Ukrainian gas utility company.

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And here's the other photo:

 

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Mike Pence has that same look at that video from efukt about that women who instantly regretted being in a porno after it ended. :drake:

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7 minutes ago, Delita said:

How many damn people have been arrested from this administration by now? Jesus christ

 

Saw this comment on reddit:

 

"If Donald Trump wanted to have Joe Biden or Hillary Clinton arrested so badly, why didn't he just give them a job in his administration?"

 

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We can now add Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to the list of Republicans who received illegal foreign-funneled money from Guliani's goons:

 

 

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REVEALED: Rudy Giuliani’s indicted Ukraine henchman gave thousands to Kevin McCarthy

Published 32 mins ago on October 10, 2019

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Brad Reed

 

Lev Parnas, the foreign-born businessman who was indicted this week on campaign-finance charges, donated thousands of dollars last year to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

 

As flagged by New York Daily News reporter Michael McAuliff, Parnas in June 2018 contributed $2,700 to McCarthy’s reelection campaign.

 

Other filings made with the Federal Elections Commission show that Parnas donated that exact same amount to Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), who on Thursday was implicated in an indictment of Parnas and his business partner, Igor Fruman.

 

 

Mostly, however, Parnas in recent years has made donations to assorted state Republican parties throughout the country, as well as to the pro-Trump Great America super PAC.

 

 

Cancer is spreading to the whole body.

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The SDNY  had a (apparently) very brief press conference, there may be two other individuals that are in the process of being arrested.

 

This is a telling remark from the SDNY official:

 

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"This is not a process crime"

A process crime is like getting somebody on a "technicality"  because they didn't follow something in the judicial process.......like fail to appear to a court hearing, or committed perjury, or made a false statement, or committed an act of obstruction.

 

What they are saying is that they charges they are bringing against these people are because they committed specifically broke laws. They are saying that they committed REAL crimes.

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Its pretty mind-blowing to think that these are DIFFERENT Ukraine scandals that are currently happening.

 

Trump pressuring Ukraine for an investigation on Biden is one scandal, and clearly an impeachable offense.

 

But this whole money-funnelling operation from foreigners into GOP campaign donations is a totally separate thing that involves Guliani and Trump.

 

Money-funnelling thing is something that happened right before the 2018 mid-term elections. The Ukraine quid pro quo collusion is something that happened during May to August 2019.

 

And they are sorta combining into like a mega-storm of scandals.

 

And its going to get worse, next week.

 

 

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Trump's former Russia aide set to give revealing testimony on Giuliani, Sondland

Fiona Hill’s appearance next week before Congress has stoked fear among people close to the president.
 
Oct. 10, 2019, 6:37 PM CDT
By Josh Lederman, Carol E. Lee and Kristen Welker

WASHINGTON — Fiona Hill, who was until recently President Donald Trump’s top aide on Russia and Europe, plans to tell Congress that Rudy Giuliani and E.U. ambassador Gordon Sondland circumvented the National Security Council and the normal White House process to pursue a shadow policy on Ukraine, a person familiar with her expected testimony told NBC News.

Hill’s appearance next week before Congress has stoked fear among people close to the president, said a former senior White House official, given her central role overseeing Russia and Ukraine policy throughout most of the Trump administration.

Her plans to testify also pose a key test for whether congressional committees pursuing an impeachment inquiry can obtain testimony from other former officials who have left the administration, given the possibility that the White House may try to assert executive privilege to stop them from testifying.

Hill plans to say that Giuliani and Sondland side-stepped the proper process for accessing Trump on Ukraine issues, the person familiar with her expected testimony said, including circumventing John Bolton, who was Trump’s national security adviser until September.

A Russia hawk and one of the U.S. government’s foremost experts on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Hill had wound down her role overseeing Russia and Europe policy at the National Security Council in July shortly before Trump’s call with Zelenskiy. So it’s unclear how much she would know about that call, although she would have had deep knowledge of events leading up to the call.

At the White House, Hill was not viewed as a Trump loyalist, leading those close to Trump to worry that she can’t be controlled or pressured not to reveal potentially damaging information about the president, the former senior White House official said.

Congressional committees this week requested that Hill testify on Oct. 14, according to a letter obtained by NBC News, and she agreed. She has not been subpoenaed by Congress.

So far, the White House has not contacted her to assert privilege and try to prevent her from testifying, the person familiar said. But given the prospect that may occur, it’s possible that Hill may ultimately testify under subpoena from Congress, which would compel her to testify and serve as a powerful argument for her to comply with the request from Congress even if the White House does try to stop her.

The White House has told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that it won’t cooperate with the impeachment inquiry as it currently stands. But while the White House can assert executive privilege— the right of the president to withhold some deliberative information from other branches of government— over current officials, the law is far murkier when it comes to private citizens who no longer work for the government.

If Hill does testify as planned, it could strengthen House Democrats’ hand to pursue testimony from many other former White House officials who would have insight into activities central to the impeachment inquiry— including from former officials who may be disgruntled. That could include Bolton and his former aides at the National Security Council who also departed when Trump fired Bolton last month.

Current officials are employed by the executive branch, so an assertion of privilege is essentially an instruction that employees would be hard-pressed to ignore. Private citizens have no similar obligation and the assertion of privilege could run up against their First Amendment rights.

 

She looks ready to talk.

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I'm sure that Guliani will be able to have plausible deniability as to where he was close to these two g-

 

 

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Guliani always looks senile..like he has no idea what day it is or where he is. 

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34 minutes ago, -GD- said:

Guliani always looks senile..like he has no idea what day it is or where he is. 

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1 hour ago, -GD- said:

Guliani always looks senile..like he has no idea what day it is or where he is. 

It's crazy how we saw him go from a mercurial public figure for his early days as Mayor of NY, and his Broken Windows Policy, increased patrols, and Stop & Frisk.

 

To America's Mayor after 9/11; beloved by everyone, and really a face for American resolve in its aftermath.

 

To... This guy who goes on Meet the Press arguing about how the "Truth isn't truth.", then working alongside some potential criminals to funnel foreign money into your country and ultimately into your politics...

 

 

:| :D 

 

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Teh_Diplomat said:

It's crazy how we saw him go from a mercurial public figure for his early days as Mayor of NY, and his Broken Windows Policy, increased patrols, and Stop & Frisk.

 

To America's Mayor after 9/11; beloved by everyone, and really a face for American resolve in its aftermath.

 

To... This guy who goes on Meet the Press arguing about how the "Truth isn't truth.", then working alongside some potential criminals to funnel foreign money into your country and ultimately into your politics...

 

 

:| :D 

 

 

 

 

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indeed. sad af. 

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lmfao. That’s the trump effect. He’s a criminal mastermind. He somehow gets everyone to do illegal shit for him then when stuff starts going bad he pretends he diesent know you.

 

 

thats exactly what Michael Cohen said on trial and tried to warn everyone working for him and they don’t learn.

 

hes already started to distance himself from Giuliani in the media’s questions by answering he diesent know of Guliani is still his lawyer hahaha. 

 

 

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