Joe diGenova told Breitbart News that his wife, Victoria Toensing, and Rudy Giuliani were both blocked from obtaining visas to visit Ukraine due to pressure from the American embassy in Ukraine. He joined Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Marlow asked, “Joe, is it true that you’ve been travelling internationally to kind of investigate some of this stuff and to investigate some of the general corruption that you think is happening?”
DeGenova replied, “My wife, Victoria Toensing, was asked by Rudy Giuliani to represent some Ukrainian public officials and private individuals who had information about attempts to frame Donald Trump and Paul Manafort. Those efforts were underway to go interview those people overseas in Ukraine, but because of the resistance of the American embassy, the American embassy threatened the Ukrainian government not to grant visas to Rudy and my wife Victoria, and of course the trip never happened. There was no trip. There were no interviews conducted over there.”
In October, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Breitbart News that Michael Atkinson, Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, “knowingly changed” alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella’s complaint form to facilitate its public disclosure. “[The ICIG is] either totally incompetent or part of the deep state, and he’s got a lot of questions he needs to answer, because he knowingly changed the form and the requirements in order to make sure that this whistleblower complaint got out publicly,” he said.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) described Atkinson’s testimony before Congress as “insolent and obstructive” in a letter to the intelligence community’s inspector general regarding the alleged backdating of federal “whistleblower” guidelines.
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