Now Giuliani’s Not Going To Ukraine, Says Whole Thing Was A ‘Set Up’

President-elect Donald Trump greets his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, at the clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on Nov. 20, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
May 11, 2019 10:49 a.m.

The President’s personal lawyer reversed course on Friday evening and decided to not take a trip to Ukraine, where he intended to request the government launch investigations that would be politically useful to President Trump.

“I will step back and just watch it unfold,” he told Fox News on Friday evening after declaring he had cancelled the trip. He then spun a conspiracy theory demonizing the Ukrainian government.

“No trip because I believe I was walking into a bunch of people, one of whom already has found to be involved on this, and I think this was a setup. The whole thing, by the way, is a setup. From the very beginning. That is what your gonna find,” Giuliani said.

The President’s lawyer was planning to travel to Ukraine to ask the government to look into how the Russia probe “really began” and investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son’s ties to an energy company.

Earlier on Friday, Trump was not aware of the intricacies of Giuliani’s plan said that he would have a conversation with his lawyer about the trip before he left.

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