Opinion – E.Patriot – Last night’s 13 minute interview of President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani by Lou Dobbs was pure gold for the amount of content it contained.
Giuliani: “I began this investigation in November of 2018. I concluded it by the end of March …
“… The Ukrainians came to me. I didn’t go looking for them. They told me for a year and a half they were trying to get to the FBI. They believed there was something seriously wrong with our FBI because they wouldn’t take the investigation.
“They hired a lawyer to try to get to the Justice Department. They couldn’t get to the Justice Department.
“The reason I gave it to the State Department was because my witness didn’t trust the Justice Department. I tried to convince them that once Bill Barr was there they didn’t have to worry about that but they didn’t understand that.
“And then I gave it to Mike Pompeo. Mike Pompeo said they were going to investigate. I delivered some of the notes I had. Then I expected I would hear back. And, I never heard back.
“They never gave me the courtesy of calling me in to ask about the credibility of these things. They never talked to the principal witnesses, Shokin and Lutsenko. And somehow I think the Deep State people tried to Deep State it.”
For context, here’s then Vice President Joe Biden talking about Viktor Shokin, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General who he had fired. Shokin was investigating corruption at Burisma Holdings where Biden’s son Hunter was a board member:
“I said, ‘We’re not gonna give you the billion dollars.’ The said, ‘you have no authority, you’re not the president.’ I said, ‘call him.’
I said, “I’m telling you you’re not getting a billion dollars. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’
“Well, son of a bitch, he got fired.”
So who is the Inspector General at the State Department who has squashed the evidence Giuliani delivered to State in March? Apparently It’s Steve A. Linick, an Obama appointee.
Funny that. Rudy Giuliani shows up with documents, a list of cooperating witnesses, and signed affidavits testifying to Joe Biden’s corruption and he apparently gets ignored and vilified.
But, a gossipmonger peddling second and third hand hearsay is given urgent whistleblower status.
Who is Linick protecting? It’s not likely to be Biden who wasn’t a candidate for president yet. Maybe it’s the former president who, if Biden’s story is to be believed, confirmed the Vice President’s extortion demand.