NBC tells us that Comrade Stupid has asked his second-stupidest attorney (Rudy Giuliani) to take their conspiracy show on the road:
In 2016, the Trump campaign gladly acceptedRussia’s help to defeat Hillary Clinton.
And heading into the 2020 race, Rudy Giuliani is headed to Ukraine to push the country’s president to pursue an investigation into Joe Biden’s son, the New York Times writes.
The emboldened Trump campaigners are doing it again and in plain sight this time. Hey, they got away with it before, so why not do it again?
Wrong-Again Rudy will fly to Ukraine to pressure that country’s government to reopen a bogus investigation of Handsome Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Rudy’s mission carries the implicit threat that the Republican president of the United States will coerce Ukraine unless/until Ukraine comes up with some dirt on his Democratic opponent. You think that under that pressure, Ukraine won’t find or make up something?
“We’re not meddling in an election, we’re meddling in an investigation, which we have a right to do,” Giuliani told the Times about his upcoming visit to Ukraine.
“There’s nothing illegal about it,” he added. “Somebody could say it’s improper. And this isn’t foreign policy — I’m asking them to do an investigation that they’re doing already and that other people are telling them to stop. And I’m going to give them reasons why they shouldn’t stop it because that information will be very, very helpful to my client, and may turn out to be helpful to my government.”
How is this NOT the biggest political story in America right now? The 4th Reich wants the help from another foreign government to dig up dirt on a 2020 Goat Rodeo opponent?
Just watching Peter Baker on MSNBC gaming out the horse race aspects of Trump trying cudgel Ukraine into sliming Trumps opponent. This is a disgrace, criminal abuse of office by Trump and Rudes and a catastrophic press failure in the making. Trump has already gutted all of them.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 10, 2019
Nothing is normal right now, but I checked and it is STILL illegal for any US campaign to solicit anything of value from a foreign person, entity, or government. And our failed media, instead of sounding an alarm is pontificating whether or not it is a good strategy and how well it will play in Possum Hollar? FFS, this is the same Villager cocktail party circuit that treated the Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch tarmac meeting as a five-alarm scandal.
Or why isn’t this story competing for top billing for the biggest story:
Trump told POLITICO on Friday that it would be “appropriate” for him to speak to Attorney General Bill Barr about launching an investigation into his potential 2020 rival, Joe Bidenhttps://t.co/f3FGEBoRA4
— POLITICO (@politico) May 11, 2019
So Always-Wrong Rudy will commit crime(s) to help Prznint Stupid win re-election with foreign government assistance, with one or all of these assurances in his back pocket:
- Strategic hire AG Bill ‘Low’ Barr will never indict him
- Congress will never impeach him
- And/or that Trump will pardon him
None of this is going to get any better until Pelosi accepts that there is only one way to convince voters that what’s happening is an emergency:
UPDATE 1: Axios email thingie:
Rudy Giuliani has canceled a trip to Kiev in which he planned to push the incoming Ukrainian government to press ahead with investigations that he hoped would benefit President Trump, the N.Y. Times’ Ken Vogel reports:
The president’s personal lawyer was facing “withering attacks accusing him of seeking foreign assistance for … Trump’s re-election campaign.”
Giuliani said that he felt like he was being “set up,” and blamed Democrats for trying to “spin” the trip.