Rudy Giuliani

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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 »

Ex-Ambassador to Ukraine Speaks Out

Marie Yovanovitch says Trump pressured State Department to remove her over 'false claims'

(Newser) - The former American ambassador to Ukraine says President Trump himself pressured the State Department to remove her from that post over "false claims," reports NBC News . Marie Yovanovitch was testifying behind closed doors Friday to House impeachment investigators, but her opening remarks were made available to multiple outlets.... More »

Trump Says He 'Didn't Know' Giuliani Associates

'Now it's possible I have a picture with them because I have a picture with everybody'

(Newser) - President Trump says he doesn't know two Rudy Giuliani associates arrested for campaign finance violations —although photos posted on social media show that he has definitely met Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas. The Florida businessmen also posted a picture of themselves having breakfast with Donald Trump Jr. last... More »

They Helped Giuliani in Ukraine. Now They're in Handcuffs

Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman arrested on campaign finance violations

(Newser) - Two Florida businessmen tied to President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance violations resulting from a $325,000 donation to a political action committee supporting Trump's reelection. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman—both involved in the push to get Ukraine to investigate Joe... More »

Report: Tillerson Rejected Trump Request as Illegal

Bloomberg: Then-secretary of state declined to have DOJ drop a case against Giuliani client

(Newser) - Bloomberg is out with a report that it says is in sync with President Trump's test-the-boundaries style of governing. In 2017, Trump asked then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to get the Justice Department to drop a case against an Iranian-Turkish man who just happened to be a client... More »

Texts Show Pressure Put on Ukraine to Launch Probe

House Democrats released a series of text messages provided by Kurt Volker

(Newser) - Text messages provided to the House Intelligence Committee by former US Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker were released by Democrats late Thursday night—and NBC News sees them as "explicitly linking" a potential White House meeting between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with a Ukraine probe... More »

Giuliani Subpoenaed in Ukraine Probe

House Democrats want information from him and 3 of his associates

(Newser) - House Democrats have subpoenaed President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for documents related to his interactions with Ukrainian officials, the AP reports. The House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight and Reform panels announced the subpoena Monday as they examine Trump's efforts to have Ukraine investigate political rival Joe... More »

Biden Campaign to Networks: Stop Booking Giuliani

He has 'demonstrated that he will knowingly and willingly lie'

(Newser) - Joe Biden's campaign has asked TV networks to stop allowing President Trump's attorney to "introduce increasingly unhinged, unfounded, and desperate lies into the national conversation." In a letter to the heads of networks including ABC, NBC, CNN, CBS, and Fox seen by Politico , Biden campaign officials... More »

The Whistleblower Has Struck a Deal: Schiff

Rudy Giuliani also appeared on 'This Week'

(Newser) - Rep. Adam Schiff made it official Sunday, saying the whistleblower behind the explosive Ukraine complaint that triggered an impeachment inquiry has agreed to testify before Congress. Appearing on ABC News' This Week, the House Intelligence Committee chairman said it will happen "very soon" once precautions are established to protect... More »

Trump's Envoy to Ukraine Quits Amid Whistleblower Hubbub

Kurt Volker steps down after Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani says they were in frequent contact

(Newser) - Kurt Volker, a former US ambassador to NATO caught in the middle of a whistleblower complaint over President Trump's dealings with Ukraine, resigned Friday from his post as special envoy to the Eastern European nation, according to a US official. The official said Volker told Secretary of State Mike... More »

Trump Unloads on Whistleblower

Person is 'almost a spy' and 'you know what we used to do in the old days,' says president

(Newser) - It's another day of non-stop developments on the impeachment front—including the release of the whistleblower report and the testimony of the director of national intelligence—and President Trump made some related headlines of his own. Speaking at a breakfast Thursday morning, the president likened the still-unidentified person who... More »

Here's What Trump Said to Ukraine's President

White House has released a 5-page memo summarizing the call

(Newser) - The White House on Wednesday released a five-page memo summarizing the July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The AP shies away from using the word "transcript," and the Washington Post explains that what was released "is a memorandum of a telephone conversation... More »

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