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New witnesses in Ukraine affair: FBI arrests two Giuliani mates


            
              Friday, October 11, 2019
              
                

            
Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has close ties to Ukraine.
(Photo: picture alliance / Tracey Nearmy)

              US President Trump and his private lawyer Giuliani are desperately trying to find dirt in Ukraine against Democratic presidential candidate Biden. Two men, who are said to have helped, are now in jail. They are said to have concealed campaign donations.
              The US judiciary has arrested a Ukrainian and a Belarussian who are to play a role in the Ukraine affair surrounding President Donald Trump. They were arrested Wednesday at a Washington airport when they wanted to travel out of the country, the FBI said Thursday in New York. According to US media, they have connections to Trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani. The police photos of the Ukrainian Lev Parnas … (Photo: via REUTERS) Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are said to have concealed illegal campaign donations. It is about alleged cash flows from Russia to US election campaigns. Part of this money apparently also flowed into the campaign for Trump's re-election. According to the reports, on behalf of Giuliani they should also find incriminating evidence of Trump's rival, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. However, the indictment makes no reference to it. Many allegations, no evidence … and the Belarusian Igor Fruman. (Photo: via REUTERS) Democrats in the US Congress accuse Trump of having abused his power as president for a foreign government to interfere in his election campaign. They are currently conducting a possible impeachment trial against him. Earlier it had come out that Trump had encouraged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj in a telephone conversation to initiate investigations that could harm Biden. Joe Biden's son Hunter had previously worked for a Ukrainian gas company. Trump and Giuliani accuse him of being involved in corruption. However, they can not present evidence of this. They claim his father has protected his son as Vice President under Barack Obama from corruption investigations. They also have no evidence. The Democrats in Congress Parnas and Fruman therefore want to hear as part of their investigation into a possible impeachment trial against Trump. In parallel with the arrest, they issued compulsory summonses to the two suspects.

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