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Arrest of Giuliani associates puts Congressman in spotlight over ex-Ukraine envoy’s axing


Washington – Businessmen with ties to Rudy Giuliani lobbied a US congressman in 2018 for help ousting the American ambassador to Ukraine around the same time they committed to raising money for the lawmaker.
An indictment unsealed Thursday identified the lawmaker only as “Congressman 1.” But the donations described in the indictment match campaign finance reports for former Rep. Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican who lost his re-election bid in November 2018.

Sessions, who has been weighing a comeback, is not accused of any wrongdoing and denied Thursday that he was aware of what federal prosecutors allege was a coordinated effort to …read more

Source:: Independent Online

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