Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani claims that there has been “a corrupt exchange of information” between the Ukrainians on the one hand, and Hillary Clinton’s headquarters and the US embassy in Kyiv on the other.
Ukraine’s President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky finds himself in the hands of people who are clearly opposed to Donald Trump, Giuliani told the Ukrainian TV channel Inter in an interview. Excerpts from the interview were published on the TV channel’s Facebook page.
Trump’s attorney believes that there are people who are “extremely seriously opposed” to the US President in Zelensky’s camp. He claims that these people are guilty of “illicit cooperation” with the US Democratic Party, and that the actions of various Ukrainian officials show signs of a “collusion”.
Giuliani, who also served as the mayor of New York, said that he hopes Volodymyr Zelensky’s transition to power is “honest and transparent”. In order to ensure this, Giuliani believes the new president needs to distance himself from oligarchs such as Ihor Kolomoyskyi and also from people who “obstruct direct communication” with the American leadership.
Trump’s attorney made plans to visit Kyiv early in May. He claimed that he intended to meet with President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky and his advisers, and ask them to investigate a number of circumstances related to a possible “Ukrainian mark” on the 2016 US elections and the activity of former US Vice President Jo Biden’s son in Ukraine.
He later called off the visit, saying that in Kyiv he could find himself among people who are “enemies of the president”. He clarified that he was referring to the Ukrainian MP Serhiy Leshchenko, a supporter of Zelensky who was supposedly indicted in the US for assisting the democrats in the 2016 elections.