Whatever this “formal impeachment inquiry” is, it sure is heating things up around the nation’s capital.
No one knows for sure what the difference between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “formal inquiry” and Jerry Nadler’s months of inquiry is, per se, other than to admit that the Democrats have been ratcheting up their public efforts to get President Trump.
Subpoenas are flying, the White House is defying, and every now and again someone is testifying, but it seems much ado about nothing once again. It’s RussiaGate 2.0 for many, and the Democrats will need to change that perception within the next several days if they want to salvage this conspiracy theory.
In an effort to show some sort of progress in the face of the President’s nonchalance, the left has been picking off the bystanders of the situation, beginning yesterday with a couple of Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine-connected associates who were nabbed at the airport with international, one-way tickets.
Now it looks like they’re going after Mr. Mayor himself.
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible lobbying violations.
That’s according to a report Friday in The New York Times, citing two anonymous people familiar with the inquiry.
One of the Times’ sources says the investigation is related to Giuliani’s efforts to undermine former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
Yovanovitch testified before Congress on Friday during a closed door hearing in which the former Ambassador painted a damning portrait of Rudy Giuliani’s unusual work within the State Department.