Rudy Giuliani

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Lev Parnas Explains His Decision to Talk

Former Giuliani associate says he felt betrayed by lack of support after arrest

(Newser) - Former Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas is continuing his public accusations against President Trump's Ukraine maneuvers. On Wednesday, Parnas made big news by appearing on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show and asserting that Trump himself knew all about the pressure being put on Ukraine's president to announce an... More »

Dems Out With New Wave of Impeachment Evidence

Documents suggest ambassador to Ukraine was being followed, note suggests prodding Zelensky

(Newser) - House Democrats have released a trove of documents they obtained from Lev Parnas, a close associate of President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, including a handwritten note that mentions asking Ukraine's president to investigate "the Biden case." The documents, obtained as part of the impeachment investigation,... More »

Report: Giuliani Involved in 'Back-Channel' Venezuela Talks

Sources say White House officials were surprised

(Newser) - Ukraine wasn't the only country where Rudy Giuliani was involved in a shadow foreign policy, according to the Washington Post . Sources tell the newspaper that President Trump's attorney was involved in back-channel negotiations to negotiate an exit for Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro as the country's crisis... More »

Giuliani to Reporter: 'I'm More of a Jew' Than George Soros

President's lawyer also calls Hungarian-born philanthropist 'a horrible human being'

(Newser) - Landing an interview with the president's lawyer over drinks results in quite the chat as Olivia Nuzzi can now attest, as her conversation with Rudy Giuliani for New York magazine got controversial even before they got to their destination. During the car ride to NYC's Mark Hotel, Giuliani... More »

Giuliani's Phone Records Revealed in Impeachment Report

They show he was in frequent contact with Devin Nunes, White House, Lev Parnas

(Newser) - The new report from Democrats compiling evidence on impeachment revealed contact between President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and California Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the intelligence committee, the AP reports. The report released Tuesday—which, CNN reports, the House Intelligence Committee voted Tuesday night to approve... More »

Giuliani Was Doing Something Else in Ukraine

But President Trump's lawyer says it's not that big a deal

(Newser) - Looks like Rudy Giuliani juggled a lot with Ukraine—trying to dig up dirt on President Trump's political enemies while pursuing private business deals worth at least $300,000 with Ukrainian officials. No deals happened, but documents show he signed a retainer agreement on his company letterhead. Asked about... More »

Report: Trump Knew About Complaint Before Aid Released

He distances himself from Giuliani's Ukraine work

(Newser) - New allegations in the New York Times could be big news for the impeachment inquiry, if they can be proven. The Times, citing "two people familiar with the matter," reports that President Trump knew about the whistleblower's complaint when he decided to unfreeze military aid to Ukraine.... More »

Giuliani Adjusts 'Insurance' Claim

Tweets say dirt in his safe will be released if Trump's lawyer disappears

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani says he was just kidding when he referred to having an "insurance policy" to keep President Trump from turning on him. It's dirt on Joe Biden that will surface if anything happens to Giuliani, he tweeted Saturday. "Files in my safe about the Biden Family’... More »

Nunes Could Face His Own Ukraine Investigation

Republican denies meeting with former Ukraine prosecutor for dirt on Biden

(Newser) - An ethics investigation could await Rep. Devin Nunes after an allegation surfaced that the Republican met with a former Ukranian prosecutor in an attempt to dig up damaging information about Joe Biden. An attorney for Lev Parnas said the ex-prosecutor told Parnas that he met with Nunes in Vienna last... More »

Rudy Giuliani's Son Has Also Scored Himself a 'Cushy' Gig

Andrew Giuliani is making $95K as a sports liaison

(Newser) - Looks like Hunter Biden isn't the only one whose high-flying dad might have helped him score a cushy job. Rudy Giuliani's offspring, Andrew Giuliani, is making almost six figures as a sports liaison for the White House, CNBC reports. That means the 31-year-old is paid $95,000 to... More »

Now in Spotlight Over Alleged Meeting With Ukrainian: Devin Nunes

Lawyer: Giuliani associate Lev Parnas will testify to Congress on alleged Nunes' meet with Shokin

(Newser) - The lawyer for a Soviet-born businessman and associate of Rudy Giuliani who was arrested last month on campaign finance charges says his client will comply with a subpoena to talk to Congress about an alleged meeting one of its own had in in late 2018 in an attempt to dig... More »

As Cybersecurity Adviser, Giuliani Made a Major Blunder

He locked himself out of his iPhone and took it to an Apple Store

(Newser) - On Feb. 7, 2017, a 72-year-old man walked into an Apple Store in downtown San Francisco and said he needed help unlocking his iPhone because he'd entered the wrong password more than 10 times. It would have been an unremarkable occurrence—if that man, Rudy Giuliani, hadn't been... More »

Giuliani Butt-Dials Journo: 'We Need a Few Hundred Thousand'

NBC News' Rich Schapiro got not one, but 2 accidental calls from Trump's personal attorney

(Newser) - The Washington Post calls it "the butt dial heard round the world," courtesy of Rudy Giuliani. NBC News reporter Rich Schapiro relays the president's personal attorney recently called him accidentally not once, but twice—the first time on Sept. 28 while Schapiro was at a relative's... More »

'Rudy Giuliani' Stops by Colbert. There Was Wine. And Ranting

John Lithgow's impersonation of President Trump's personal attorney is going viral

(Newser) - On Tuesday night's Late Show, Stephen Colbert addressed how bad things are starting to look for President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, in the Ukraine scandal. And wouldn't you know it, "Rudy" was there for a chat, in the form of a "wild impression" by... More »

Shadowy Oligarch Has a Thing for Giuliani: Report

And Giuliani allegedly used back channels to help a former Ukrainian official

(Newser) - The media spotlight fell Rudy Giuliani again this week amid fresh accusations and an intriguing foreign-bribery case. Testifying to congressional investigators, diplomat George Kent said Giuliani had pressed the White House and the State Dept. to get a visa for former Ukrainian prosecutor Victor Shokin, CNN reports. Shokin had lost... More »

Key Figure's Ukraine Testimony Won't Please Trump

Gordon Sondland says president ordered him to work with Giuliani on Ukraine

(Newser) - A key figure in President Trump's impeachment controversy is testifying Thursday on Capitol Hill, but Trump probably won't like what Gordon Sondland has to say. Sondland is the American ambassador to the EU, but he was among the handful of diplomats involved in the White House's outreach... More »

All 4 Men in Probe of Giuliani Associates Are in Custody

They are expected to appear in federal court Thursday

(Newser) - The fourth and final man wanted in a campaign finance case involving Rudy Giuliani associates has been arrested. David Correia, the Florida man who was named in a grand jury indictment along with three other men on campaign finance violation charges, was taken into federal custody Wednesday at New York... More »

Giuliani: 'I Know Exactly Where the Money Came From'

He defends $500K contract with company founded by Lev Parnas, now indicted

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani may be a metaphorical "hand grenade"—as former White House official John Bolton thinks —but he is a handsomely paid hand grenade for sure. Reuters reports that Giuliani collected $500,000 last year for work with a company co-founded by a Ukrainian-American associate, Lev Parnas.... More »

Report: Bolton Called Giuliani a 'Hand Grenade'

Aide Fiona Hill testifies on Ukraine frictions

(Newser) - President Trump's former top Russian adviser testified before House impeachment investigators Monday—and sources tell the New York Times that she had a lot to say about Rudy Giuliani, Ukraine, and John Bolton. The insiders say former National Security Council adviser Fiona Hill told lawmakers that in July, Bolton,... More »

Giuliani: I'm Still Trump's Attorney. Trump: 'Well, I Don't Know'

Amid the confusion, source says Giuliani is indeed still Trump's lawyer but won't handle Ukraine issues

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani remains in the hot seat over his dealings in Ukraine for President Trump, with a reported federal investigation into his lobbying and his role in undermining the ex-American ambassador to Ukraine . Now, President Trump is not only saying he doesn't know the two Giuliani associates who were... More »

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