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Title: Trump Urged Top Aide to Help Giuliani Client Facing DOJ Charges
Post by: mystery-ak on October 09, 2019, 07:01:56 PM
 Trump Urged Top Aide to Help Giuliani Client Facing DOJ Charges
Nick Wadhams, Saleha Mohsin and Stephanie Baker
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(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump pressed then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help persuade the Justice Department to drop a criminal case against an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who was a client of Rudy Giuliani, according to three people familiar with the 2017 meeting in the Oval Office.

Tillerson refused, arguing it would constitute interference in an ongoing investigation of the trader, Reza Zarrab, according to the people. They said other participants in the Oval Office were shocked by the request.

Tillerson immediately repeated his objections to then-Chief of Staff John Kelly in a hallway conversation just outside the Oval Office, emphasizing that the request would be illegal. Neither episode has been previously reported, and all of the people spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the conversations.

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Title: Re: Trump Urged Top Aide to Help Giuliani Client Facing DOJ Charges
Post by: mystery-ak on October 09, 2019, 07:46:37 PM
Trump asked Tillerson to interfere in DOJ case against Giuliani client: report

President Trump pressured then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help convince the Department of Justice (DOJ) to drop a criminal investigation against an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who was also a client of Trump's current personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, Bloomberg reports.

Tillerson refused Trump's 2017n request, saying it would be illegal to interfere with an ongoing investigation. He repeated his stance to then-chief of staff John Kelly in a hallway conversation in the White House.

The White House, Kelly and Tillerson all declined to comment to Bloomberg.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/465116-trump-asked-tillerson-to-interfere-in-doj-case-against-giuliani
Title: Re: Trump Urged Top Aide to Help Giuliani Client Facing DOJ Charges
Post by: mystery-ak on October 09, 2019, 07:54:01 PM
I guess this is the latest scandal... :pop41:
Title: Re: Trump Urged Top Aide to Help Giuliani Client Facing DOJ Charges
Post by: Neverdul on October 09, 2019, 07:56:42 PM
Maybe we need to ask the new President of The Ukraine to investigate corruption here too.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Trump Urged Top Aide to Help Giuliani Client Facing DOJ Charges
Post by: Formerly Once-Ler on October 10, 2019, 07:50:00 AM
Maybe we need to ask the new President of The Ukraine to investigate corruption here too.  :whistle:
They can combine it with their other investigations if they can somehow put Biden in the Whitehouse at the time of the conversation with Kelly.  We probably need to get China on it too.