Trump’s goons pressured Ukraine government owned gas company to install new management

Associated Press:

While Giuliani pressured Ukraine to dig up dirt on Trump’s political rivals, other goons connected to Trump were also in the country. But, they weren’t so much interested in politics as they were profits. Lots of profits for businesses controlled by Trump allies.

“This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine’s massive state gas company. Their plan was to then steer lucrative contracts to companies controlled by Trump allies, according to two people with knowledge of their plans.”

Their plan hit the skids when the former president of Ukraine lost his re-election bid to newcomer and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

“But the effort to install a friendlier management team at the helm of the gas company, Naftogaz, would soon be taken up with Ukraine’s new president by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose slate of candidates included a fellow Texan who is one of Perry’s past political donors.

It’s unclear if Perry’s attempts to replace board members at Naftogaz were coordinated with the Giuliani allies pushing for a similar outcome, and no one has alleged that there is criminal activity in any of these efforts. And it’s unclear what role, if any, Giuliani had in helping his clients push to get gas sales agreements with the state-owned company.”

Read the entire article from the link above. Although it’s a bit longish, it’s quite informative.

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