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Interference in U.S. elections: CNN obtains audio of Yermak-Giuliani talk

Source : 112 Ukraine

The record shows that Giuliani put pressure on Ukraine
12:50, 8 June 2021

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CNN owns the audio of the talk between adviser of ex-U.S. President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and senior adviser of Ukraine’s president in 2019 Andriy Yermak. The record shows that Giuliani put pressure on Ukraine as CNN reported.

“Never-before-heard audio, obtained exclusively by CNN, shows how former President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Rudy Giuliani relentlessly pressured and coaxed the Ukrainian government in 2019 to investigate baseless conspiracies about then-candidate Joe Biden,” the message says.

Related: US accuses Russia of election interference

It is reported that during a 40-minute talk, Giuliani repeatedly told Yermak that Zelensky should publicly announce the investigation of the possible corruption of Biden in Ukraine and that Ukraine interfered in the elections in 2016 to harm Trump. These statements do not correspond with reality.

Currently, the investigation is held against Giuliani and his dealings in Ukraine, including whether or not he violated the lobby laws coordinating his actions with former officials who supplied him dirt on Bidens.

Related: Trump pardons persons of interest within case on Russia’s interference in 2016 US elections

The federal investigation has enhanced when at the end of April, the FBI searched the house and office of Giuliani. However, currently, it is unknown whether the phone call to Yermak is a part of the investigation.

Earlier, the American intelligence published a report that states about the interference of Russia in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections. According to the intelligence, Russia and Iran tried to influence the elections.

Related: Russian interference in U.S. elections: Department of Justice secretly obtains telephone recordings

Later, U.S. President Joe Biden promised that Russia would pay a price for interference in the presidential elections of the U.S.

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