Trump Says He Doesn’t Know ‘Anything About the Letter’ From Giuliani to Ukrainian President

President Donald Trump denied that he knew about a May 2019 letter from his personal attorney to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

In the letter, Giuliani says he represents Trump and asks to set up a private meeting with Zelensky, adding that he was doing so with the “knowledge and consent” of the president.

On Thursday, Trump denied that he had any knowledge of the letter, “I don’t know anything about the letter, but, certainly, Rudy is one of the great crime fighters in the history of our country.”

“I didn’t know about a specific letter, but if he wrote a letter, it wouldn’t have been a big deal,” he added.

Watch his comments below:

Earlier this week, the House Intelligence Committee released a series of documents — given to them by indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas — that appeared to show Giuliani was acting at the direction of Trump when he pressured Ukrainian officials to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

In a Wednesday interview on MSNBC, Parnas said Trump was aware of Giuliani’s efforts to get dirt on Biden, “President Trump knew exactly what was going on,” as IJR has previously reported.

“I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the president,” he added.

Trump denied on Thursday that he knew Parnas.

“I don’t even know who this man is other than I guess he attended fundraisers so I take a picture with him,” Trump said.

During his interview, Parnas said that he would release a photo of him with the president every time Trump denied knowing him, “Every time he says that I’ll show him another picture.”

After Trump’s denial, Parnas’ lawyer tweeted out a video of Trump standing next to Parnas in a group in 2016.

Responses

  1. Sure, just like Dear Leader didn’t know Parnas and Fruman.

    Both Parnas and Fruman slipped away from the 2018 White House’s annual Hanukkah party, to have a private meeting with Dear Leader. You don’t get to do that without you being “known”. There were other times that they met, too.

    Yeah, he knew them, especially when they hand him hundreds of thousands of dollars. That clarifies who they are and wouldn’t confuse him.

  2. No confuction and syphilis, President Trump knows nothing about the supposed letter to Ukraine but you two mental midgets know nothing about anything (no live brain cells).

  3. “he knows NOTHING” Phyllis

    Are you going to read “A Very Stable Genius”? It sounds as if it will be great as comic horror relief. I finally understand more fully Tillerson’s assessment of Dear Leader as an f’ing idiot. I also understand better the context of his cowardly firing of Tillerson.

    1. Pre-ordered the book when I heard Ashley Parker discussing Rucker’s book contents earlier in the week. Since 2 IJR readers down voted your comment, I apparently do not have their approval. The earlier interview did not include Trump’s comments regarding the military—it was mostly based on Trump’s lack of knowledge of Pearl Harbor, China and India sharing a border, et al… I also ordered Peter Schweizer’s “Profiles in Corruption,” since it is released the same day (Jan 21st) Schweizer’s 2016 “Clinton Cash” was debunked in Sessions’ appointed Huber investigation but I know James & Trump will be quoting Schweizer as gospel, so I added it to the order.

  4. I read a tweet this morning that pointed out when Trump claims to know everything about something (trade, taxes, windmills, ISIS) he knows NOTHING. When Trump claims to know nothing, he knows everything about it. There are several guides to Trumpism on Twitter, but I found that most helpful.

    1. “he knows NOTHING” Phyllis

      Are you going to read “A Very Stable Genius”? It sounds as if it will be great as comic horror relief. I finally understand more fully Tillerson’s assessment of Dear Leader as an f’ing idiot. I also understand better the context of his cowardly firing of Tillerson.

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