Rudy Giuliani alleged Monday that former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch “quashed” a corruption investigation into the disappearance of foreign aid because the Obama Administration was funneling the money to non-governmental organizations run by left-wing billionaire George Soros.
Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, recently returned from a fact-finding mission in Ukraine, and discussed his findings in an interview with Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk for his podcast.
The former mayor of New York City told Kirk that in 2017, the Ukrainian Accounting Authority did a study which revealed that $5.3 billion in foreign aid during the Obama/Biden years was not properly accounted for. So the agency started an investigation
“All of a sudden, members of the U.S. Embassy, under the control of Marie Yovanovitch—I call her Saint Marie Yovanovitch—comes and tells them, ‘there’s no need to do that. We’re okay with the spending. There’s no need to.'”
Giuliani said the Ukrainian Accounting Authority at first insisted that they had to conduct an investigation, but later, “somehow it came down from the top—don’t investigate.”
He said the reason the probe was quashed was because instead of giving the money to the government, the U.S. Embassy was giving it to NGOs (nonprofit organizations that operate independently of government) run by left-wing billionaire George Soros and his children.
“Left-wing, further left-wing, socialist, communist, anarchist—you couldn’t even find a moderate one among them!” he said of the Soros clan.
“They keep half the money, and if the government is lucky, they keep half the money,” he continued. “A completely corrupt scheme.”
Having been kicked out of Hungary, Soros and his network of NGOs have reportedly been “deeply involved in Ukrainian politics since the 2014 Maidan Revolution.”
Allegedly hacked documents in 2015 showed Mr. Soros appointing himself “a self-appointed advocate of the new Ukraine,” and detailed the billionaire’s intricate involvement with the Obama State and Treasury Departments in the push for weapons and billions of dollars in assistance for the Poroshenko government.
Yovanovitch was appointed ambassador to the Ukraine by President Obama in 2016 and recalled by Trump in April 2019 after the president caught wind of some of her questionable activities.
Giuliani told Kirk he has notified the President Trump of his findings which he argued “totally justifies that first part of his conversation with Zelensky about the unaccountability of the spending of the money.”
“People in Ukraine told me to thank the president for being the first president to challenge the corruption,” Giuliani added. He went on to say that the Ukrainians appreciate that Trump has described the issue of corruption as “our problem” and not “your problem,” meaning that the U.S. has some cleaning up to do, too.
“Joe Biden, the big phony who was corrupt himself, was going there saying, ‘your corruption, your corruption.’ President Trump described this as ‘our problem.”
Giuliani said that the reason the liberal establishment is fighting this so hard is because the Bidens aren’t the only ones who cashed in.
“We’ve got Democratic politicians in this country who have made a fortune—it isn’t just Joe Biden,’ Giuliani explained. “The reason they’re fighting this so hard is because a couple of their sons and husbands are taking in millions—more than millions.” He said they have the money go to family members because they don’t have to report the earnings on financial disclosure forms.
“This is monetizing public office,” the former prosecutor told Kirk.
Guiliani’s speech to the Turning Point USA group is below: