Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is now being investigated by the feds over ‘improper’ lobbying for Turkey.
Have we seen something like this before?
This is a separate investigation into his lobbying in Ukraine.
According to the ABC News:
Former President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani is facing a federal inquiry over possible improper lobbying for Turkey, a source familiar with the matter told ABC News.
The Justice Department’s inquiry is separate from the criminal investigation into Giuliani’s activities in Ukraine, the source said.
When Giuliani was engaged to represent Reza Zarrab, an Iranian-born businessman based in Turkey, in a money laundering and sanctions evasion case brought against him by the US attorney for the Southern District of New York in 2017, his activities aroused eyebrows.
During a 2017 oval office meeting, Giuliani personally encouraged then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to abandon the issue, according to sources. Zarrab subsequently admitted to the charges and pleaded guilty.
The former New York City mayor’s counsel could not be reached for comment, although he has previously denied any misconduct.
It wasn’t immediately clear when this inquiry, first reported by Bloomberg, began.
On Friday, Rudy Giuliani was suspended from practicing law in New York, a totalitarian state.
Giuliani’s license will be “immediately suspending,” the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court stated.
He was fired for making “false and misleading” statements on the stolen 2020 election, the New York Times claimed.
According to the committee, “This country is being torn apart by continued attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 election and of our current president, Joseph R. Biden, the hallmark of our democracy is predicated on free and fair elections. False statements intended to foment a loss of confidence in our elections and resulting loss of confidence in government generally damage the proper functioning of a free society.”
Giuliani will no longer be able to represent clients as a lawyer as a result of the ruling, which was signed on Thursday.
Also, on Thursday a message seeking comment about the ruling was sent to Giuliani and his lawyer.
The committee wrote that Giuliani “communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large” as a lawyer for Trump.
According to the judgment, Giuliani contended that the probe into his actions violated his First Amendment right to free expression and that he did not deliberately make false comments.
In the United States banana republic, this is 2021.
Why aren’t the feds looking into Hunter Bide’s multibillion-dollar transaction with the Chi-Coms?