President Trump’s personal attorney alleges that in January 2016, Obama officials pressured Ukraine to dig up dirt on Paul Manafort
Manafort’s name had appeared in a ‘black ledger’ belonging to ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych
Ledger indicated that Manafort received millions of dollars from Yanukovych as part of his consultancy work
Giuliani alleged that Obama officials tried to use the Manafort allegations to derail Trump’s candidacy for president
He claims three of his Ukrainian contacts – a former embassy worker and two officials in the prosecutor’s office – are prepared to testify
Giuliani also says he has documents that prove Hunter Biden was involved in a money laundering scheme
By ARIEL ZILBER
9 February 2020
Rudy Giuliani says that he has the ‘smoking gun’ proving Joe Biden’s son Hunter broke the law while conducting business in Ukraine and that the Obama administration illegally sought dirt on former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
President Trump’s personal attorney appeared on Fox News on Saturday night and claimed that he had lined up three witnesses ready to ‘name names’ of former Obama officials who illegally sought information about Manafort.
Giuliani also told Fox News that he has a ‘memo’ proving his claims, though he declined to share it with his interviewer, Jesse Watters.
The former New York City mayor claimed that Andriy Telizhenko, Konstantin Kulik, and Nazar Kholodnytsky are willing to testify under oath that in January 2016, the National Security Council asked Ukraine for damaging information about Manafort.
Telizhenko, a 29-year-old Ukrainian man who once worked in the country’s embassy in Washington before resigning in June 2016, told Giuliani last year that the diplomatic mission intervened to help Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.