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I Dont Know: Kamala Harris Stumped When Asked What Laws Trump Lawyer Broke

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was unable to answer when initially asked what specific laws Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trumps lawyer, has broken.

Harris, a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, appeared on CNNs “Anderson Cooper 360” late on Oct. 18. Cooper asked her what she thought about reports that Giuliani sought a visa for Viktor Shokin, Ukraines former top prosecutor, against the efforts of the Ukrainian embassy and the State Department.

Harris claimed Giuliani “has clearly broken many laws” and that his actions violated an “extraordinary number of rules and ethical laws.”

The host then asked what specific laws Giuliani had broken.

“Well, I dont know,” Harris responded, before adding: “Were going to find out.”

“But I dont—I think that the range includes not only abuse of power and perhaps misstatement and mischaracterization of his role and his responsibilities, but I also really do wonder just instinctively whether theres been any bribery associated with Giulianis conduct,” she continued.

“I think there are a number of questions to be asked, and once the facts are transparent and have been available for Congress at the very beginning to see it, I think well know what laws have been broken.”

Rudy Giuliani speaks at event
Rudy Giuliani speaks at event
Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Conference on Iran in Washington, on May 5, 2018. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry into Trump based on an anonymous complaint alleging Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, who is also a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination.

Biden said last year that while vice president in 2016, he threatened to withhold $1 billion in aid from Ukraine unless then-President Petro Poroshenko ousted Shokin.

“I said, youre not getting the billion. Im going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: Im leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, youre not getting the money. Well, son of a [expletive]. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time,” Biden said.

Shokin was probing Burisma at the time. Bidens son, Hunter Biden, sat on the board of Burisma from 2014 to 2019. According to a new report, Hunter Biden may have made as much as $83,333 a month for his work.

Shokin said that Poroshenko pressured him to end the investigation into Burisma, and when Shokin refused, Poroshenko asked him to resign, citing Biden.

Trump, during the call, asked Zelensky to probe corruption in his country, including what happened with the Bidens. Read More – Source

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