MADRID, 2 Dic. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of the outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, has denied this Tuesday the information that indicated that he would have requested the presidential pardon in a preventive manner, due to the suspicions that weigh on him for his business in Ukraine, while he was seeking information that could harm the then Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“I never had the discussion that they falsely attribute to an anonymous source. It is difficult to keep up with all their lies,” Giuliani wrote on his Twitter account, after an information published by ‘The New York Times’, which he has accused of releasing fake news.
According to the prestigious American newspaper Giuliani and Trump spoke last week about the possibility of a preventive pardon, due to the investigations into personal businesses that he would have carried out in Ukraine, while he was seeking information for Trump that could harm Joe Biden and his son, Hunter , ahead of the presidential elections, in which the Democratic leader finally prevailed.
This information came to light when the lawyer was being questioned about his work for the Trump Administration as a result of the complaint about a phone call maintained on July 25 between the US president and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, which was the germ of the ‘impeachment’ promoted by the House of Representatives of the United States.
As defended by the Democrats in the impeachment process, the president incurred an abuse of power by pressuring Zelenski to ask the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the Bidens ahead of the 2020 presidential elections in exchange for the military aid that had been withheld. previously.
Waiting for Trump to issue one more pardon before his departure from the White House next January, last week, his former National Security adviser, Michael Flynn, obtained a presidential pardon after his statement. guilty in 2017, when he admitted that he had lied to the US Federal Police (FBI) about his relationship with the Russian ambassador to Washington, Sergei Kisliak.
The last precedent for a pardon issued by a United States president dates from 1974, when Republican Gerald Ford (1974-1977) pardoned his predecessor in the White House, Richard Nixon (1969-1974) for each and every one of the crimes he would have committed during the Watergate scandal.