Tag: Giuliani, Rudolph W

How Giuliani’s Third Marriage Imploded Very Publicly

Weather: Skies should be clear, and the high will reach the mid-70s. Tonight the temperature will dip below 60. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sept. 30 (Rosh Hashana). ImageCreditJohn Locher/Associated Press When Rudy Giuliani wanted to divorce his second wife, he announced it at a news conference in Bryant Park — which is how she […]

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Amid Diplomatic Strain, House Opens Inquiry Into Trump’s Dealings With Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The White House delayed a package of military assistance to the new government in Ukraine, and has yet to schedule a White House meeting for its new president. After abruptly pulling the previous American ambassador out of Kiev when conservatives questioned her political loyalty, President Trump has yet to nominate a successor. Behind […]

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Giuliani Renews Push for Ukraine to Investigate Trump’s Political Opponents

WASHINGTON — Months after backing out of a trip to Ukraine amid criticism that he was mixing partisan politics with foreign policy, Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has renewed his push for the Ukrainian government to pursue investigations into political opponents of Mr. Trump. Over the last few weeks, Mr. Giuliani has spoken […]

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Trump’s Aides, Not Eager to Defend His Tweets, Also Don’t Condemn Them

WASHINGTON — When President Trump defended neo-Nazi protesters in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017, one of his top aides took the rare step of publicly condemning what he said. Gary D. Cohn, who served as his top economic adviser at the time, said in an interview with The Financial Times that “this administration can and must […]

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Ukraine Role Focuses New Attention on Giuliani’s Foreign Work

WASHINGTON — More than two years ago, Pavel Fuks, a wealthy Ukrainian-Russian developer looking for ways to attract more investment from the United States to his hometown, Kharkiv, Ukraine, enlisted an especially well-connected American to help him: Rudolph W. Giuliani. Mr. Fuks, who years earlier had discussed a Moscow tower project with Donald J. Trump, […]

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Facebook Under Oath: You Have No Expectation of Privacy

This article is part of a limited-run newsletter. You can sign up here. In a San Francisco courtroom a few weeks ago, Facebook’s lawyers said the quiet part out loud: Users have no reasonable expectation of privacy. The admission came from Orin Snyder, a lawyer representing Facebook in a litigation stemming from the Cambridge Analytica […]

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What if Congress Were in Charge, Not Trump?

The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, was recently asked if Congress sees itself as the equal of the presidency in sharp conflicts between the legislative and executive branches. “I think we’re a superior branch,” Ms. Pelosi answered. This drew rebukes from, among others, Rudy Giuliani, who tweeted, “Thank you for the help in convincing a court […]

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The Fake Nancy Pelosi Video Hijacked Our Attention. Just as Intended.

Last week, a series of manipulated videos — subtly slowed down and then pitch-corrected to make it appear as if the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, was drunk or incapacitated — were published across Facebook and other social networks, including YouTube and Twitter. The swift spread of agitation propaganda and the creep of hyperpartisanship across social media […]

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