Trump's personal lawyer and New York mayor Rudy Giuliani. – JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS – Archive
MADRID, Oct. 15 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton would have opposed the pressure campaign of President Donald Trump to have Kiev launch an investigation into the role of Joe Biden's son in a Ukrainian gas company and warned of recklessness of the magnate's personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, whom he would have compared with a “hand grenade.”
According to information from the newspaper 'The New York Times', the strong dispute registered in the White House in relation to efforts to pressure Ukraine to get political help alarmed Bolton, who asked an adviser to the president to give notice to lawyers of the White House.
Bolton, who would have had a strong discussion with which he would become the country's ambassador to the European Union, Gordon D. Sondland, said then that Giuliani was a “hand grenade that was going to blow them all up.” .
As reported by three people close to the matter, Sondland was working with Giuliani to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate the Democrats.
The adviser in question, Fiona Hill, has testified during her statement behind closed doors before the Intelligence Commission of the House of Representatives in the framework of the 'impeachment' inquiries that Bolton asked him to notify the chief lawyer of the National Security Council of what Sondland, Giuliani and the acting chief of staff of the White House, Mick Mulvaney, were holding.
“I am not part of anything that Sondland and Mulvaney are up to,” Bolton said, which was not the first time he had expressed deep concerns to Hill about the idea that Giuliani was leading the campaign.
The aforementioned newspaper has indicated that the testimonies obtained reveal how divisive Giuliani's efforts were to obtain harmful information about the Democrats in Ukraine on behalf of the president from the White House.
Hill, on the other hand, testified that the leader's lawyer and his allies mocked the ordinary National Security process to launch his own foreign policy plan, which made it impossible for Trump's advisers to do anything about it.
On one occasion, Hill would have faced Sondland, who was playing a series of roles that “did not belong” in relation to Ukraine. The adviser has been the first exalted position of the White House to testify before the House of Representatives in the framework of the investigation into the Trump dismissal process.
Trump has not tried to prevent Hill from testifying before Congress despite insisting on the importance of questioning the anonymous CIA informant who had filed a complaint about the alleged abuse of power the president had incurred at the time of pressuring Ukraine.
On the other hand, several diplomats have expressed their outrage over the departure of the country's ambassador to Ukraine, Marie L. Yovanovitch, after she received attacks from Giuliani, Donald Trump Jr. and two other partners who had been arrested for violate campaign laws.
In an interview with the Reuters news agency, Giuliani has indicated that he received $ 500,000 for a job he did for the Ukrainian-American company co-founded by Lev Parnas, one of the partners arrested for alleged violation of the law regulating the financing of North American election campaigns.
The businessman would have been involved in Trump-driven measures to investigate Biden's son.
The House of Representatives has also cited to declare Sondland, which has agreed to appear before the congressmen. The White House, for its part, has already clarified that it will not cooperate unless the “rules are fair.”
Congress investigates a possible abuse of power by Trump for his telephone conversation last July 25 with the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, in which he asks the leader to do everything possible for the Prosecutor's Office to investigate the Biden.
Sondland, a millionaire businessman who was appointed by Trump as ambassador to the EU after having been one of the main donors of his political company, has communicated through his lawyer, Robert Luskin, that he will comply with the requirement of Congress and will appear before the commissions that have been requested.
According to the American press, Sondland has a central role in Trump's campaign of pressure for Ukraine to launch an investigation into the role of Joe Biden's son in the Ukrainian gas company.