NYT: Giuliani Offered To Help Indicted Oligarch Fight Extradition To US In Exchange For Biden Dirt
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani reportedly offered a quid pro quo to an indicted Ukrainian oligarch as part of an apparent extortion campaign currently under congressional investigation, according to The New York Times.
Dmytro Firtash, a Kremlin-linked energy tycoon who’s facing extradition to the U.S. on bribery and racketeering charges, told The Times that he met with Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman in June to discuss his legal case.
Parnas and Fruman, who have since been indicted on campaign finance violations, told Firtash they could help with his Justice Department problems if he hired pro-Trump attorneys Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing.
They also asked Firtash to help Giuliani dig up dirt on Joe Biden’s activities regarding Ukraine, where his son Hunter Biden sat on the board of an energy company.
An attorney for Parnas has confirmed that his client met with Firtash at Giuliani’s request and offered a quid pro quo linking his extradition matter to Trump’s re-election campaign.
“Without my will and desire,” Firtash told the Times, “I was sucked into this internal U.S. fight.”
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