Rudy Giuliani’s role in Ukraine crisis

Rudolph Giuliani, also known as Rudy Giuliani and better known as President Donald Trump’s lawyer. It has been one of the protagonists of the Ukraine conundrum. That is now sweeping across America with the world watching. When the whistleblower’s explosive complaint accusing Donald Trump of trying to dig dirt in a bid to solicit help. From Ukraine for his re-election bid sent off alarms, one name that came up time and again was Rudy Giuliani.  The whistle blower’s complaint is very specific as it names Rudy Giuliani as the central figure in the effort.

The President’s private messenger

To understand how vital the role of Rudy Giuliani, It is enough to scan through the complaint in detail to find that former New York mayor shines brightly at the top of the document. The author cannot help but keep referring to Giuliani, whose name appears 31 times in the document. It depicts the story of a lawyer. In the service of his new client and old friend Donald Trump had acquired so much power.  That he could set up a virtual state within a state. The accusations against Giuliani are as severe as circumventing national security protocols. As he darted between Washington and Kiev as a private messenger of the President carrying out his private orders.

Giuliani’s Ukraine ties

The labyrinth of Ukraine’s ties of Rudy Giuliani has emerged as a central element. It is the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. The details keep appearing that point to a shadow foreign policy. To compel Ukraine to trigger an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden and his family. President Trump entrusted Giuliani to dig out damaging information about Joe Biden and other rivals of the president in Ukraine. Therefore, It meant that Giuliani tapped on his resources in Ukraine with whom he enjoyed lucrative business relationships.

Give and take

Lev Parnas, an American businessman of Ukrainian origin, had known Rudy Giuliani for long and in 2018, retained him as a consultant for a company that Parnas had founded. In the process, thousands of dollars were passed on to Mr. Giuliani for providing business and legal advice. While working for Parnas’ company, Giuliani became more dependent on him to carry out Trump’s mission for unearthing evidence in Ukraine. It could dent and weaken the investigation of the special counsel probing into Russia’s interference on Trump’s behalf in the 2016 election and even help in his re-election bid in 2020.

Movers and shakers

Over the last one year, Lev Parnas and his associate Igor Fruman started spending time in Kiev patronized by Giuliani to identify people willing to participate in schemes to push a narrative against the Bidens, despite lacking authenticity. The duo played a crucial role in removing Marie Yovanovitch, the US ambassador to Ukraine, who was removed in May 2019 for not toeing Trump’s line in pursuing his Ukrainian agenda.

After that, Giuliani used his vast network in Ukraine to unearth any information that could be useful to smudge the Bidens and defame them, which should give Trump an advantage in the 2020 election.