Rudy Giuliani was not the only lawyer trying to get harmful information about Joe Biden from Ukrainian officials, and President Trump's decision to refuse assistance from Ukraine this summer was made despite several federal agencies supporting the assistance, Chris Wallace on Fox News revealed on Fox News Sunday.
In addition to Giuliani, Washington, DC, attorneys Joe Digenova and his wife Victoria Tonizing worked with the former New York mayor. According to a senior U.S. official, the three attorneys worked "off-the-books" – not within the Trump administration – and only the president knows the details of their work.
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DiGenova and Toensing were firm supporters of President Trump and were close to joining Rob Reuben's time. This ultimately did not happen because of conflicts, as Tonizing had previously represented witnesses who had already spoken with Mueller's team.
A complaint alleging "multiple U.S. government officials" accused Trump of pressuring Ukraine to investigate Biden in a July 25 phone conversation, Democrats say Trump used military aid as a lever on Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky , although Zelensky insists there was no pressure at all.
Trump claims that while he deferred aid to Ukraine, it was because he insisted on European nations such as Germany would provide additional aid to Ukraine and ultimately he provided aid.
Fox News has learned that the Pentagon, the State Department and the National Security Council are "unanimous" in support of assistance to Ukraine, and that Trump is acting
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Former Mayor of New York alleges that Hunter Biden was engaged in an improper business activity with his energy company Burisma Holdings and claims that then-Vice President Joe Biden used his cabinet to pressure the Ukrainian government dismissed Attorney General Victor Shokin, who is investigating Burma.
Biden acknowledged this in the past, stating that he threatened to withhold $ 1 billion from Ukraine if they did not fire Shockin. Biden denied wrongdoing and did not say he did so to protect his son, as Shokin was accused of corruption.
Genova and Tonizing publicly called out Biden, accusing him of acting on behalf of his son and denying that Shokin was corrupt.
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Memorandum issued by the White House, containing the essence of the call, revealed that the two were either Biden's investigation. There was no explicit link or reference to the quid pro quo, but Democrats said the pressure was implied.
Speculation that Trump may have sought help from a foreign government campaign – and allegations that he used military aid as a lever – increased demand from Trump Democrats to be impeached, where the party was divided on the issue in the past. While figures like House Judiciary Committee Chairman Gerald Nadler, DN.Y., have long touted their efforts to investigate Trump for impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hesitated to support such a move, fearing the move would be politically divisive unless the American people support it.
Following news of the infringement complaint, Pelosi called for a formal impeachment investigation.
Meanwhile, Republicans have criticized the complaint because the dissenter did not have it firsthand. knowledge of the call. Top Republicans are pushing for the identity of government sources of whistleblowers.
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Republicans specifically asked why White House reporters did not file a complaint themselves – especially since the relevant filing procedures did not defend second-hand complaints just days before Trump's complaint is filed. (The New York Times reports that a CIA employee is a CIA employee detailed in the White House. Fox News has not confirmed the Times report.)
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., A member of the House Judiciary Committee, told Shepard Smith Reporting Thursday on Fox News that the administration has an obvious leakage problem, adding, "if you run something you need to qualify, then … this is probably criminal in nature. "
Fogg News" Greg Re, John Roberts and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.