As President Donald Trump’s mounting troubles continue to pile on and news reports drop bombshell after bombshell about his scandal-driven presidency, the president’s closest allies are scrambling to avoid being caught in the expanding impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats. One unlucky trump ally who couldn’t escape the firestorm is pro-bono attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Several news outlets reported last this week that the Feds have already sifted through Giuliani’s bank records and found his criminal foreign ties.
I think it’s safe to say that Giuliani is obviously going to prison. The question has been who all he’s going to take down with him.
Enter Attorney General Bill Barr.
Barr, who has largely managed to avoid the spotlight in Trump’s Ukraine scandal, has been suddenly exposed by none other than Rudy Giuliani.
It turns out, Rudy Giuliani dragged Barr’s Department of Justice into his Ukraine scheme, in a manner which could only possibly have been signed off on by Barr, and now it’s all coming out.
Over the past few days, we learned that Rudy Giuliani was on the payroll of the recently arrested Lev Parnas, amid reports that Parnas was, in turn, being bankrolled by Rusian oligarch Dmitry Firtash. On Friday afternoon, Bloomberg reported that Firtash was also paying Trump-connected lawyers Joe DiGenova and Victoria Toensing to manufacture phony Biden scandals. But then on Friday night, The New York Times dropped the biggest bombshell of all, and it brings us back to Bill Barr.
The NY Times now says that Rudy Giuliani met with the Department of Justice to discuss his “client in a foreign bribery case” – who is not identified as Firtash but is obviously Firtash – and that the meeting was attended by Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski. In other words, one of the highest-ranking officials at the DOJ met with the target of a DOJ investigation about letting the target of another DOJ investigation off the hook.
Just the fact that he took this meeting means that Benczkowski is exposed himself to criminal liability. He’ll either go to prison once this is all over, or he’ll send someone higher up than himself to prison. Now it comes down to whether or not Benczkowski can demonstrate that he took the meeting because a higher-up instructed him to. That higher-up is almost surely Bill Barr.
We all know Rudy’s toast. Even his own criminal attorney abruptly resigned just two weeks into the job after realizing the scope of Rudy’s crime spree, which might take everyone in the Trump regime down.