A new report revealed on Thursday that Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani bragged about being in contact with multiple Ukrainian officials the same day that European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland gave a damaging testimony about the president.
Sondland threw the president and Giuliani under the bus on Wednesday during his public hearing.
“Secretary [Rick] Perry, Ambassador [Kurt] Volker and I worked with Mr. Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine matters at the express direction of the President of the United States,” Sondland told the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. “Simply put, we played the hand we were dealt. We all understood that if we refused to work with Mr. Giuliani, we would lose an important opportunity to cement relations between the United States and Ukraine. So we followed the president’s orders.”
Sondland testified that a White House meeting sought by new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was conditioned on him publicly announcing investigations into Burisma and the Ukrainian conspiracy theory linked to a nonexistent DNC server.
“Mr. Giuliani’s requests were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visit for President Zelensky,” Sondland said. “Mr. Giuliani demanded that Ukraine make a public statement announcing investigations of the 2016 election/DNC server and Burisma. Mr. Giuliani was expressing the desires of the President of the United States, and we knew that these investigations were important to the President.”
But even while Sondland was delivering his testimony, Giuliani was speaking with Blaze TV host Glenn Beck about his ongoing attempts to obtain dirt on the Bidens from Ukrainian officials.
Giuliani continued to push allegations made by former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who was forced out of his position under pressure from Biden, as U.S. and European government leaderships agreed Shokin was corrupt and had solicited bribes to end investigations.
Giuliani complained to Beck that the State Department had refused to grant visas to Shokin and other Ukrainian officials.
“All I can tell you is that for three or four years, that embassy has deliberately interfered with the ability to develop this story by not giving visas to Shokin and now four or five other parliamentarians, who are ready, willing and able to testify to this,” Giuliani said.
“They have direct evidence about the bribery, the collusion. The case is a massive pay-for-play, multimillion-dollar scheme,” Giuliani claimed. “I was in contact with two of them today.”
You can read the entire report HERE.
You can watch Giuliani’s interview below: