Skip to comments.AP sources: Trump allies pressed Ukraine over gas firm
Posted on 10/06/2019 6:12:11 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trumps 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 Ukraines 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 Ukraines new president by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose slate of candidates included a fellow Texan who is one of Perrys past political donors.
Its unclear if Perrys 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 its 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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If true, this would have helped America’s gas exports to Ukraine at the expense of Russia. What’s the problem? The media has NOTHING, and are getting desperate.
AP = ALL PROPAGANDA
a group of individuals with ties to the president...
What does that even mean??
I shook his hand once. Do I have “ties”?
AP utterly drops its facade of fairness
Not that I believe this story, but one cared when the Bidens did it.
So doing this would hurt Russia..but but according to the commie left Trump colluded with Russia so how can this be
Yup, AP is sooooo reliable.
They push glow-bull warming too.
All without a clue about anything past first grade math.
AP: “Let’s take what we knew the Dems did and we never let anyone know, and accuse the Rs of it.”
“Its unclear if Perrys 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 its unclear what role, if any, Giuliani had in helping his clients push to get gas sales agreements with the state-owned company.”
So in other words there’s no evidence anyone did anything wrong, but we’re going to insinuate that anyway because everyone knows Trump is Hitler.
Better yet, were you wearing a tie?
Tie or no tie, it matters not, but I bet he had his MAGA hat on. 8>)
I just scored tickets to the Dallas Rally on Oct.17, I am thinking about sporting a tie. A red one. 70+ mile drive, but I am stoked!
Right. Nothing there. So some Trump donors, who are businessmen, have ties to a Ukrainian gas company. Just muddying the waters some more.
“So some Trump donors, who are businessmen, have ties to a Ukrainian gas company. “
Less than that, there are no sources cited.
PURE BS, these people just make stuff up as they go along, whatever they say Trump is doing THEY are doing themselves!!!
That’s exactly right. AP prints this garbage to distract and deflect. To provide cover for Biden, pelosi and schiff. All while giving the rat news fodder for next week.
Zing...right out of left field.
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