CAFE Insider 10/15: Rudy In The Middle

Show Notes

CAFE Insider 10/15: Rudy in the Middle

In this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “Rudy in the Middle,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram break down the latest developments:

— The testimony of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and former senior director for European and Russian Affairs, Fiona Hill

— The expected Thursday testimony of Gordon Sondland, Ambassador to the European Union

— The reported investigation into Rudy Giuliani and the indictment of his associates by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York

— Reports that Trump asked then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to intervene in the criminal case against Reza Zarrab, an Iranian-Turkish gold trader linked to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

ANNE’S AQUARIUM TOUR

  • From the latest stop: Anne’s picture of 33-year-old penguin named Charlie at the Georgia Aquarium

IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY

  • Impeachment provisions of the Constitution: Article I, sections 2 and 3
  • “Trump Challenges House On Impeachment Vote. Pelosi Says She’s Unmoved,” National Public Radio, 10/4/19
  • “President Trump has made 13,435 false or misleading claims over 993 days,” Washington Post, 10/14/19
  • “Schiff’s false claim his committee had not spoken to the whistleblower,” Washington Post, 10/4/19
  • “Adam Schiff says whistleblower may not testify in impeachment probe,” Politico, 10/13/19

The White House Letter

  • Pat Cipollone’s letter to the House Democratic leadership, 10/8/19
  • George Conway’s interview on Stay Tuned
  • Conway’s tweet about Cipollone’s letter, 10/8/19
  • “Trump’s Favorite Impeachment Lawyer Is …Trump Himself,” The Daily Beast, 10/12/19

Fiona Hill’s testimony

  • “Bolton Objected to Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Calling Giuliani ‘a Hand Grenade,’” New York Times, 10/14/19
  • “Trump’s former Russia aide met with White House lawyer over Giuliani,” Politico, 10/14/19
  • “Trump’s ex-Russia adviser told impeachment investigators of Giuliani’s efforts in Ukraine,” Washington Post, 10/15/19

Marie Yovanovitch’s testimony

  • “Read Marie Yovanovitch’s prepared deposition statement,” Washington Post, 10/11/19
  • “Ousted ambassador Marie Yovanovitch tells Congress Trump pressured State Dept. to remove her,” Washington Post, 10/11/19

Expected testimony from Gordon Sondland

  • Fifth Amendment of The Constitution, Legal Information Institute
  • “Read the text message excerpts between U.S. diplomats, Giuliani and a Ukrainian aide,” Washington Post, 10/4/19
  • “Trump’s envoy to testify that ‘no quid pro quo’ came from Trump,” Washington Post, 10/12/19
  • “‘If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth?’ Trump said — years after invoking it himself,” Washington Post, 5/23/17

RUDY GIULIANI, TRUMP’S “PERSONAL LAYWER”

INDICTMENT OF GIULIANI ASSOCIATES

  • IndictmentUnited States of America v. Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, David Correia, and Andrey Kulushkin, 10/10/19
  • “Lev Parnas And Igor Fruman Charged With Conspiring To Violate Straw And Foreign Donor Bans,” U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York Press Release, 10/10/19
  • “Two Giuliani Associates Who Helped Him on Ukraine Charged With Campaign-Finance Violations,” Wall Street Journal, 10/10/19
  • “Here Are Rudy Giuliani’s Various Claims About His Ties to the Two Men Arrested Wednesday,” Mother Jones, 10/11/19
  • “Rudy Giuliani’s Two Indicted Associates Could Have a Lot to Say,” New Yorker, 10/11/19

REX TILLERSON, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE

  • “Trump Urged Top Aide to Help Giuliani Client Facing DOJ Charges,” Bloomberg, 10/9/19
  • “Trump asked Tillerson to help broker deal to end U.S. prosecution of Turkish trader,” Washington Post, 10/10/19
  • Turkey, Iran, gold, Giuliani and Trump: A guide to the case of Reza Zarrab, Washington Post, 10/10/19
  • “The Talk of Turkey? A Politically Charged Trial in New York,” New York Times, 11/26/17

DANCING WITH THE STARS

  • Donald Trump tweet about Sean Spicer, 10/14/19
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