House Intelligence Committee Opens Investigation into Trump-Giuliani Ukraine Scheme 

The chairmen of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight Committee have opened an investigation of President Trump’s efforts to enlist the Ukraine government in his re-election campaign. The chief target, the president’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Buzzfeed has the details of how two men working for Giuliani sought “information that could be weaponized in the 2020 presidential race.”

In notifying the president, the Reps. Adam Schiff, Eliot Engle, and Elijah Cummings wrote:

A growing public record indicates that, for nearly two years, the President and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, appear to have acted outside legitimate law enforcement and diplomatic channels to coerce the Ukrainian government into pursuing two politically-motivated investigations under the guise of anti-corruption activity.  The first is a prosecution of Ukrainians who provided key evidence against Mr. Trump’s convicted campaign manager Paul Manafort.  That investigation aims to undercut the Mueller Report’s overwhelming evidence that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to support Trump’s campaign.  The other case targets the son of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who is challenging Mr. Trump for the presidency in 2020.

Source: Three House Committees Launch Wide-Ranging Investigation into Trump-Giuliani Ukraine Scheme | Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

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