12 thoughts on “Ramirez criticizes Republicans?

    1. What crime?

      You must mean Manafort’s tax evasion on Ukrainian stolen money. Or perhaps Giuliani’s best buds for illegal campaign influence in our elections.

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    2. Crime what crime? Being hired to be on the board of a foreign company is NOT a crime.

      There is also a procedure/treaty in place for such things. Open the investigation here and request assistance if evidence leads to the foreign country, then assistance can be requested. That ain’t what Rudy did.

      The hole you dig continues to get deeper and deeper. And the boots needed to be worn keep getting higher and higher.

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      1. Being hired to the board of a company seeking influence for protection from investigation at the hands of a US Vice President is,

        But who cares what Rudy did? Trump asked for cooperation in an investigation of a number of corrupt acts, exactly as you suggest. Look at the transcript of the call itself, not just what others say about it. Biden and his son were at the end of a list of items to be investigated.

        Though the press often quotes it as ‘I want you to do us a favor and check into Joe Biden’s son’ you can see a great deal of discussion about corruption was between those phrases.

        “(S/NF) The President: I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike … I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. I think you’re surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it. As you saw yesterday, that whole nonsense ended with a very poor performance by a man named Robert Mueller, an incompetent performance, but they say a lot of it started with Ukraine. Whatever you can do, it’s very important that you do it if that’s possible.

        (S/NF) President Zelenskyy: Yes it is very important for me and everything that you just mentioned earlier. For me as a President, it is very important and we are open for any future cooperation. We are ready to open a new page on cooperation in relations between the United States and Ukraine. For that purpose, I just recalled our ambassador from United States and he will be replaced by a very competent and very experienced ambassador who will work hard on making sure that our two nations are getting closer. I would also like and hope to see him having your trust and your confidence and have personal relations with you so we can cooperate even more so. I will personally tell you that one of my assistants spoke with Mr. Giuliani just recently and we are hoping very much that Mr. Giuliani will be able to travel to Ukraine and we will meet once he comes to Ukraine. I just wanted to assure you once again that you have nobody but friends around us. I will make sure that I surround myself with the best and most experienced people. I also wanted to tell you that we are friends. We are great friends and you Mr. President have friends in our country so we can continue our strategic partnership. I also plan to surround myself with great people and in addition to that investigation, I guarantee as the President of Ukraine that all the investigations will be done openly and candidly. That I can assure you.

        (S/NF) The President: Good because I heard you had a prosecutor who was very good and he was shut down and that’s really unfair. A lot of people are talking about that, the way they shut your very good prosecutor down and you had some very bad people involved. Mr. Giuliani is a highly respected man. He was the mayor bf New York City, a great mayor, and I would like him to call you. I will ask him to call you along with the Attorney General. Rudy very much knows what’s happening and he is a very capable guy. If you could speak to him that would be great. The former ambassador from the United States, the woman, was bad news and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine were bad news so I just want to let you know that. The other thing, there’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it … It sounds horrible to me.”

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        1. Remove thy blinders and see the 1) Influence and 2) the ass kissing because every leader in the world today knows to get what they want from Trump, they have to lay lips to cheeks.

          And Biden’s work was done on behalf of the western allies who all wanted the ineffective corrupt prosecutor shut down. There is only the bad optics of Hunter being on the board. It had nothing, zip, nada, zero to do with his son. Just because you (and Trump) keep saying it is true does not make it so.

          These boots were made for sloshing, and hip waders are now needed.

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        2. “But who cares what Rudy did?” Actually a lot of people believe that he should not be involved in this as the PERSONAL ATTORNEY to Trump. He is not nor has he ever been part of the State Dept., which would be the PROPER way to discuss the issue with a foreign leader. Or maybe the VP. Talk about bad optics! Plus with the revelations coming out about some of Rudy’s other clients, it is all really starting to stink even worse than a four day old colostomy bag.

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          1. Note that in the transcript that Trump mentioned both AG Barr and Giuliani.

            It is appropriate for AG Barr to conduct a joint investigation with Ukrainian authorities on corruption involving both countries, including Cloudstrike, the removal of the prosecutor, and Burisma. It would not be appropriate for the AG to conduct opposition research.

            At the same time, it is both legal and appropriate for Giuliani to conduct opposition research, but inappropriate for him to influence the investigation.

            As long as both stay in their lane, there is nothing wrong with both of them looking into the Ukraine.

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