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Sun Oct 6, 2019, 09:09 PM

AP Sources: Trump Allies Pressed Ukraine Over Gas Firm

By DESMOND BUTLER, MICHAEL BIESECKER and RICHARD LARDNER
42 minutes ago

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic.

Their aims were profit, not politics. This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine’s massive state gas company. Their plan was to then steer lucrative contracts to companies controlled by Trump allies, according to two people with knowledge of their plans.

Their plan hit a snag after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lost his reelection bid to Volodymyr Zelenskiy, whose conversation with Trump about former Vice President Joe Biden is now at the center of the House impeachment inquiry of Trump.

But the effort to install a friendlier management team at the helm of the gas company, Naftogaz, would soon be taken up with Ukraine’s new president by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose slate of candidates included a fellow Texan who is one of Perry’s past political donors.

It’s unclear if Perry’s attempts to replace board members at Naftogaz were coordinated with the Giuliani allies pushing for a similar outcome, and no one has alleged that there is criminal activity in any of these efforts. And it’s unclear what role, if any, Giuliani had in helping his clients push to get gas sales agreements with the state-owned company.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 09:13 PM

1. Biden isn't a Trump rival.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 09:59 PM

2. Lol. Probably right. At this pace, trump won't be on the ballot

come Nov 2020




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Response to DillyDilly500 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 10:09 PM

3. Biden is already being surpassed by Warren.

He can't even keep his teeth in his head.

Go ahead and tell us how your pederast is a serious candidate let alone a rival. Ergo, getting Ukraine to make amends for interfering with the 2016 election is not aimed at a political rival, but a corrupt democrat who peddled his office.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 10:19 PM

4. Donnie is a crook.

surrounded by other crooks.

But Donnie knows his voters.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 01:21 AM

5. Spinning a fake narrative faster only makes the pile of shit flatter

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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:12 AM

6. AP News. Lol.

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