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Rudy Giuliani asked the State Department to grant visa to former Ukrainian official who said he had info about Democrats

  • A new report from CNN alleges that Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, asked the State Department and then the White House to grant a visa to a former Ukrainian official, diplomat George Kent told congressional investigators.
  • The former New York mayor has emerged as a key player in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, as Congress digs into claims made in a whistleblower complaint from an intelligence official that alleges an abuse of office related to urging Ukrainian officials to pursue investigations into Biden and his son Hunter.
  • Shokin ultimately gave information "about supposed coordination between Democrats and people in Ukraine, as well as claims about Biden's son Hunter Biden, who had sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings," CNN reported.

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The Indiana couple accused of abandoning their adopted Ukrainian orphan daughter say they fear for their lives now

  • Kristine Barnett was the only Barnett in a Tippecanoe County Court Tuesday for a confidential hearing regarding the mental health records of her adopted daughter, Natalia Grace, requested by her ex-husband's attorney.
  • After a five-year investigation, Kristine and Michael Barnett were charged in September with neglect of a dependent in Tippecanoe County; both are out on bond.
  • Kristine Barnett alleges that after the adoption, Natalia began terrorizing the family, and it became clear to her that the girl was not a child.
  • Kinnard went on to explain that Barnett was out of the state at the time, but his 19-year-old step-daughter and elderly father in-law were home when a man came to the door saying his cell phone had died and asking to charge his phone.

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Rudy Giuliani urged Trump to turn over an exiled Muslim cleric to Erdogan, raising concerns that he was lobbying for Turkey

  • President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, privately pushed him to hand over a controversial Muslim cleric to Turkey, The Washington Post reported.
  • The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, lives in exile in Pennsylvania and has been accused by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup against him and of generally fomenting dissent within Turkey.
  • Getting the US to extradite Gulen has long been a top priority for Erdogan, and Giuliani's reported efforts to facilitate that goal raises further questions about the extent to which he tried to influence government policy while acting as a private citizen.
  • Giuliani is already under scrutiny for his ongoing efforts to push Ukraine's government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son for corruption.
  • Giuliani was also involved in an unsuccessful attempt to get then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help stymie the Justice Department's investigation into a Turkish-Iranian trader.

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