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The Fog of Rudy

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Posted By: StormCnter, 1/16/2020 9:13:41 AM

In the middle of September, shortly before the House of Representatives opened its impeachment inquiry against President Trump, I started texting with his personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, to try to arrange a time to get together. I stressed that I wasn’t looking for sound bites; I wanted to talk, in depth, about the whole arc of his career, with the goal of explaining how he wound up at the center of this historic moment. There were several weeks of inconclusive, if at times amusing, exchanges — when I reminded him of the numerous Giuliani profiles this magazine has published

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Deety 1/16/2020 9:37:27 AM (No. 289998)
Shirley, everyone at the NYT is aware that Rudy is aware that everyone at the NYT is an Enemy of the People? Shirley?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jntsrgn 1/16/2020 9:38:32 AM (No. 289999)
Once the author writes “baseless case for corruption against Joe Biden” you can stop reading.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: HPmatt 1/16/2020 10:17:40 AM (No. 290047)
....I started texting........ stop it - you aren't going to get a 'gotcha story' - FO & D.....
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Reply 4 - Posted by: rusino 1/16/2020 10:34:58 AM (No. 290082)
A hit job by another NYT’s writer in the Pocket of the Democrat Party of Degradation and 💀Death!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 1/16/2020 12:56:29 PM (No. 290227)
NYT mag is just as slimey and fake news as the NYT itself. IMO, never worth wasting time on.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: davew 1/16/2020 1:25:02 PM (No. 290266)
A predictable ad hominem attack to try to discredit another investigator like John Solomon, Peter Schweizer, and Lee Smith that have documented the corruption of the Obama administration that is the greatest crime in American history. Whatever the smear tactics that these shills for the deep state put out they can't escape the facts in evidence. Fact 1. Joe Biden confessed to bribing Poroshenko to have the Ukraine prosecutor fired but did not reveal to the audience that his son's company, Burisma, was under active investigation by the prosecutor at the time. Fact 2. The prosecutor, Shokin, has testified to the court that Poroshenko told him he was being fired because he was investigating Burisma where Biden's son was on the board the Ukraine aid would be withheld by Joe Biden if he didn't. Fact 3. The Latvian bank reported the Burisma money laundering scheme to Shokin which identified Hunter Biden by name and showed that he was receiving illegal funds. This triggered the investigation into Biden and triggered Shokin's firing a few days later. The full story is meticulously reported by OAN's Chanel Rion Investigative report (available on YouTube) for anyone to analyse and refute. So far, no credible authority has actually addressed the hard evidence and sworn testimony of the Ukrainians who were first hand witnesses including Shokin himself. I don't care who
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