Monday, November 18, 2019

'He's gonna sing': Giuliani hires 3 lawyers - Update III

More details have emerged on the Giuliani arrest watch. Giuliani and his crew were looking to land highly lucrative contracts with Naftogaz of Ukraine, the country’s state-owned oil and gas company. To accomplish this, Parnas and Fruman attempted to oust Naftogaz’s chief executive, Andriy Kobolyev, an anti-corruption reformer.

They wanted Kobolyev replaced with someone more pliable. The trio's company, Global Energy Producers (GEP) was proposing a gas pipeline from Poland to Ukraine. This is the same entity through which GOP superpac donations were made. It is established this money flowed from Russian oligarch, the indicted Dmytro Firtash.

Andriy Kobolyev
Under criminal investigation that is expected to result in arrest at virtually any time, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has reportedly hired three criminal defense lawyers. Former prosecutor Glenn Kirschner says “if Rudy Giuliani is charged, there's nowhere to go but up,” adding “he’s going to sing.” The risk is an extended period in prison, so we might fairly conclude he will cooperate.
Federal prosecutors are targeting Giuliani for possible campaign finance violations and a failure to register as a foreign agent as part of an active investigation into his financial dealings, according to three U.S. officials.

One said they could also include possible charges on violating laws against bribing foreign officials or conspiracy. If Giuliani is charged or indicted as many are supposing, he could bring Trump down to whole new levels of legal and political jeopardy.