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Rudy Giuliani denies being "inappropriate" with an actress in a controversial scene in the new Borat sequel.

Giuliani, President Trump's attorney, responded to a prank scene from the movie sequel by notorious troll Sacha Baron Cohen, aka Borat, back in July.

The plot of Cohen's satirical movie involves a fictional reporter (Cohen) traveling from Kazakhstan to the U.S. to give his fictional daughter away to a powerful politician.

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Giuliani was duped by Cohen and his "daughter” (actress Maria Bakalova) who both posed as conservative TV journalists.

Cohen is easily recognizable from previous pranks in his first movie. So he wore a disguise to meet with Giuliani.

After their meeting, Giuliani accompanied Bakalova, 24, back to her hotel room.

The story was revived on Wednesday when Cohen shared a promotional photo from his movie that showed Giuliani laying on his back on a bed while reaching into his pants.

Giuliani claims he reached into his pants to tuck in his shirt when Cohen (as Borat) burst into the hotel room wearing a pink onesie and shouted, "She's 15! She's too young for you!"

Fearing he was being set up for a blackmail scam, Giuliani called the police to report the incident.

In a statement to the NY Post in July, Giuliani said:

"This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit. It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd. He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn't what I would call distractingly attractive. This person comes in yelling and screaming, and I thought this must be a scam or a shakedown, so I reported it to the police. He then ran away."

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In his response to the photo on Wednesday, Giuliani said, "The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment.

"At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar."

Giuliani said the incident won't distract him from exposing Joe Biden as a former vice president who used his office to enrich himself and his family.

Giuliani promised more bombshell leaks from Hunter Biden's laptop -- the same laptop that has been in the FBI's possession for over a year.

"We are preparing much bigger dumps off of the hard drive from hell - of which Joe Biden will be unable to defend or hide from. I have the receipts," Giuliani said.

The FBI confirmed this week that the contents of the hard drive are "authentic" and the emails and texts are not part of a Russian disinformation campaign.

The laptop is reportedly linked to an FBI probe into "criminal" money laundering activity, possibly involving the Bidens.

Republican lawmakers are inquiring if the FBI sat on the laptop while President Trump was being impeached for asking questions about Hunter Biden's involvement in the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

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Senator Kamala Harris canceled her travel plans after two campaign staffers tested positive for Covid-19.

The vice presidential candidate was not in close contact with either of the two infected staffers.

Her campaign made the decision to cancel her travel plans "out of an abundance of caution and in line with [the] campaign's commitment to the highest levels of precaution."

The news comes a day after presidential candidate Joe Biden called a press lid to avoid questions about a bombshell email leak that compromised his son, Hunter Biden.

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Some of the emails conflict with denials Joe Biden made saying he never met with officials at a Ukraine gas company that hired Hunter Biden and paid him $50,000 a month.

In one email dated 2015, a Burisma official thanked Hunter for arranging a meeting with his father, Joe, then-vice president for Barack Obama.

But Biden's camp claimed there was no such meeting on Biden's "official” schedule for that time period.

After the email leaked on Wednesday, Biden's camp released a statement admitting for the first time that Biden "probably" met with the official.

Some 40,000 emails and thousands of text messages were found on the hard drive of a laptop computer at a repair shop in Delaware in 2019.

When the laptop's owner missed the 90-day deadline to pick up the laptop, it became the property of the repair shop. The shop owner turned the hard drive over to the FBI, but he never heard back from them.

Fearing a coverup at the federal level, the shop owner contacted President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani, who leaked the emails and explicit photos to the New York Post.

Former vice president Biden is still expected to participate in Thursday's town hall event on ABC News.

His campaign is furious that President Trump's town hall event will air at the same time, 8 p.m. ET Thursday on NBC.

Trump is expected to discuss the damaging emails found on Hunter Biden's laptop.

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Joe Biden called a "press lid" Wednesday morning after bombshell emails and photos were released that appear to show his son Hunter engaging in sex acts and smoking a crack or meth pipe in bed.

The photos and emails were part of a cache of documents discovered on a laptop computer that was never picked up from a computer repair shop in 2019.

The store owner in Delaware told the New York Post a customer dropped off the $2,000 laptop for repairs in April 2019.

After no one returned to pick up the laptop, the store owner copied data from the hard drive and contacted the FBI and Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Giuliani handed the 40,000 documents and photos over to The New York Times.

Among the photos found on the hard drive are sexually explicit images of Hunter engaging in sex acts with an unidentified woman, and smoking what appears to be a crack or meth pipe in bed.

Joe Biden called a press lid this morning, shortly after news of the emails and photos broke.

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Most damning for Joe Biden is an email that appears to conflict with the presidential candidate's claim that he never spoke with Hunter about his business dealings in Ukraine.

In the email, a Burisma adviser said it was an "honor and a pleasure" to be introduced to Joe Biden.

He also asked Hunter, 50, for "advice on how you could use your influence" at Burisma.

The email is significant because in 2015 Joe Biden lobbied to get a Ukraine prosecutor fired in exchange for a $1 billion loan from the U.S. to Ukraine.

In a speech in 2018, Biden, 77, described a conversation he had with Ukraine officials: "I looked at them and said: I'm leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you're not getting the money."

The investigator was fired in March 2016.

Hunter joined the Burisma board in 2014, receiving $50,000 a month for a five-year term.

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President Trump's long-awaited Senate trial is underway on Capitol Hill. After dispensing of pre-trial procedures last week, the Senate opened Trump's impeachment trial on Tuesday. The trial is expected to wrap up as soon as next week.

Trump was impeached by Nancy Pelosi's House Democrats in December for asking the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden for corruption and interfering in the 2016 elections.

High-powered attorneys Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr head Trump's legal team. Starr prosecuted Bill Clinton during his impeachment.

Adam Schiff said Trump has the right to call witnesses, but Schiff warned Trump's high-powered defense team not to call Hunter Biden as a witness.

Schiff, who heads the Democratic managers for the House, insisted that calling Biden as a witness would amount to "abuse".

Republicans accused Biden of using his power to enrich his sons who earned tens of millions of dollars while Biden was vice president to Barack Obama.

"It would not be appropriate for the president to seek to call witnesses merely to try to perpetuate the same smear campaign that was foiled when his plot was discovered," Schiff said in an interview on the CBS Evening News.

"Hunter Biden, for example, can't tell us anything about whether the president withheld military aid, whether he withheld that aid to coerce Ukraine to conduct political investigations or how he wouldn't meet with the president of Ukraine."

Schiff added: That's an illegitimate abuse of the trial. The chief justice, who may have an opportunity to rule on material witnesses, as well as senators should not permit that kind of abuse."

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Former President Barack Obama reportedly told a Democratic candidate that Joe Biden "really doesn't have" a bond with the voters.

According to Politico's Ryan Lizza, Obama held meetings for Democratic candidates in his Washington, D.C. office earlier this year. The candidates were there seeking advice on how to evict President Donald Trump from the White House in 2020.

Lizza reported that Obama provided advice to candidates he met with. The meetings also gave him a chance to get to know each candidate to determine who is most likely to defeat Trump in next year's election.

According to Lizza's source, Obama offered the candidates advice about their strengths and weaknesses. Obama was reportedly "blunt" and honest with weaker candidates who didn't have what it took to defeat Trump.

"And you know who really doesn't have it? Joe Biden," Obama allegedly said.

Obama repeatedly declined to endorse Biden for President in the past, and he has kept his distance from his former vice president who has insurmountable issues that will weigh him down if he is nominated.

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DNA has confirmed Robert Hunter Biden fathered a baby girl with a 28-year-old woman in Arkansas last year. Hunter is the son of Joe Biden.

Lunden Roberts filed a paternity lawsuit against Hunter last year, after Hunter did not acknowledge paternity or provide child support for the baby girl.

"DNA testing has established with scientific certainty that the defendant is the father of the plaintiff's child," according to court papers obtained by PEOPLE.

Hunter repeatedly denied fathering a baby with Roberts. Her attorney said she did not want to cause a media spectacle or disrupt Joe Biden's campaign for president.

"She just wants this baby to get financial support from the baby's father," said Clint Lancaster.

Roberts told the Democrat-Gazette she met Biden while she was a student and basketball player at George Washington University.

Although he was old enough to be her father, Roberts said they had a sexual relationship and she never doubted he was the father of her baby.

"My client has never doubted the paternity of this child, has never equivocated," Clint tells PEOPLE. "She has never wavered. She has never doubted the results."

The baby is former Vice President Joe Biden's 5th grandchild. Clint says Roberts hopes the Bidens will choose to have a relationship with the child.

Clint said Roberts's next step will be determining the amount of child support Hunter should pay to Roberts.

Hunter Biden reportedly earned over $20 million from a company in the Ukraine and nearly $1.5 billion from China.

The Bidens are accused of using his position with the Obama administration to benefit financially from foreign governments in a practice known as "influence peddling."

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Ukraine's top prosecutor has reopened an investigation into the Burisma gas company that reportedly paid Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $3 million in salary and bonuses.

"We are now reviewing all the cases that were closed or split into several parts or were investigated before," said Ukraine's Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka, according to DailyMail.com.

Ukraine's former prosecutor who launched a probe into Hunter Biden’s involvement with Burisma was reportedly fired under pressure from then-Vice President Joe Biden.

The investigation into possible corruption by Joe and Hunter was reopened hours after U.S. President Trump asked Ukraine for assistance investigating the Bidens, saying the country "should investigate" Joe and Hunter Biden.

Trump is on the hot seat for asking a foreign government to help investigate his political rival.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry into Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump asked Zelensky for information on the Bidens.

House Democrats are looking into whether Trump threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine if the government didn't comply with his wishes.

Trump reportedly fired the U.S. ambassador to the Ukraine after Rudy Giuliani complained she would not launch an investigation into the Bidens.

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In an interview with The Associated Press, President Zelensky denied he was pressured by Trump to investigate Joe Biden and his son.

Asked by The Associated Press about Trump's comment Thursday that the U.S. has an "absolute right" to ask foreign leaders to investigate corruption cases, Zelensky said that Ukraine is "open" and that all the cases under investigation are "transparent."

The Bidens are accused of influence peddling by using Joe's position as Barack Obama's vice president to enrich himself and his son.

Hunter reportedly received $1.5 billion from the Chinese government, in addition to $3 million from Burisma gas company and untold millions from other foreign governments while Joe was VP.

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Many are saying President Trump pulled an epic chess move by leaking information to an unidentified “whistleblower" after the latest impeachment effort blew up in the Democrats' faces.

Trump was on the hot seat for allegedly pressuring Ukraine's president to reopen an investigation into Joe Biden and his son.

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On Tuesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an unofficial impeachment inquiry into Trump.

Then Trump did something the Democrats did not expect - he released the unredacted transcript of the phone conversation between himself and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The transcript, which did not contain the bombshell the Democrats had hoped for - did allow Trump to get the word "CrowdStrike" trending on Twitter. He also mentioned the fact that Biden bragged about firing the Ukraine prosecutor who was investigating his son, Hunter.

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Hunter Biden was paid $50,000 per month to serve on the board of a Ukrainian energy company. Hunter also received $1.5 billion from China. Funds that Republicans claim were influence peddling.

Elizabeth Warren, who passed Biden in the polls this week, hesitated when asked whether she would allow her vice president's son to sit on the board of a foreign company. "No," she said before adding, "I don't know. I mean I'd have to go back and look at the details."

Within an hour after the White House released the transcript, Twitter users uploaded a video that shows Biden bragging about withholding a billion dollars from Ukraine if the prosecutor wasn't fired.

"You're not getting the billion dollars. Call Barack," Biden says. "If the prosecutor isn't fired, you're not getting the money."

 

The Democrats accused Trump of withholding military aid to Ukraine. Now here is Biden admitting he did the same thing as vice president.

The damning video embarrassed Biden and the Democrats. Flustered Democrats are demanding to know why Pelosi rushed the impeachment inquiry without first reviewing the evidence.

Biden's loose lips is probably why former President Barack Obama pleaded with him not to run for president.

Obama's choice for the nomination is California Senator Kamala Harris. But she has gone missing from the headlines in recent weeks and is no longer considered a serious contender.

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Twitter users threw an impromptu party after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Black Twitter also celebrated under the hashtag #ImpeachmentParty on Tuesday.

In a tweet on Tuesday Trump called the impeachment inquiry a "witch hunt."

"There has been no President in the history of our Country who has been treated so badly as I have. The Democrats are frozen with hatred and fear. They get nothing done. This should never be allowed to happen to another President. Witch Hunt!"

Twitter's hopes are high that the Senate will vote to impeach Trump who is under fire for allegedly asking the Ukrainian president to give him dirt on his political rival Joe Biden.

One Twitter user wrote: "I know this is just a first step, but damnit we've waited SO. LONG. for the start of *something* more tangible, lord knows we deserve an #ImpeachmentParty".

Others wondered why Pelosi took so long to begin the impeachment inquiry into Trump's alleged high crimes and misdemeanors.

Political pundits criticized the Democrats for attempting to impeach Trump with the election just one year away. They say the impeachment process will distract from the Democratic candidates and possibly backfire on the Democrats.

Trump's good friend, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee had the best response to the impeachment party celebrations.

"I'll release later today an unredacted transcript of phone call I had with @PapaJohns ordering a pepperoni pizza. Jerry Nadler has subpoenaed it and AOC demanded that the pepperoni be removed to save the planet. #ImpeachmentParty".

 

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Pelosi made the announcement after meeting with House Democrats in a closed door session on Tuesday.

"Today, I'm announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry," said Pelosi on Tuesday.

Trump is under fire for allegedly pressuring the Ukrainian president to give him dirt on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

At issue is a July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump allegedly pressured the Ukrainian government to reopen an investigation into presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son.

On Wednesday, the White House released the unredacted transcript of the phone call between the U.S president and the Ukrainian president.

Among the 5 pages is a section where Trump asks President Zelensky to do the United States a favor and find out what he knows about Hillary Clinton's email server.

"The server, they say Ukraine has it," Trump said.

Trump also asked Zelensky about the now closed investigation into Biden's son, Hunter Biden, who was allegedly paid millions of dollars to sit on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.

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Trump was interested in reports that Biden, while still vice president, forced out Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin who was investigating Hunter's business dealings with an energy company called Burisma Holdings.

"There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that," said Trump. "So whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went about bragging that he stopped the prosecution, so if you can look into it... It sounds horrible to me."

The whistleblower who leaked the details of the phone call to the media has indicated through his or her attorney that they are willing to testify before Congress.

If Trump is impeached, he will join 2 other sitting presidents to be impeached in the modern era: Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon.

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The Democrats are all aboard the Impeach Trump train amid reports that President Trump threatened Ukrainian officials if they didn’t investigate Joe Biden and his son.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has resisted all efforts to impeach Trump, will hold a closed-door meeting with House Democrats today at 4pm to start formal impeachment proceedings.

At issue is whether President Trump threatened to withhold military aid money from Ukrainian officials if they didn't reopen their investigation into possible corruption by Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

Pelosi previously declined to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump unless the American people demanded it.

Americans remain divided on the decision to impeach Trump, according to multiple polls.

Trump is under fire for asking the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, who reportedly took $1.5 billion in payouts from China and was paid millions in lucrative business dealings with Ukrainian officials.

Trump was interested in reports that Biden, while still vice president, forced out Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin who was investigating Hunter's business dealings with an energy company called Burisma Holdings.

Trump called Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in July to congratulate him on winning the election.

During the conservation Trump made an inquiry into reports that Hunter, who was not a public official, was paid millions of dollars as a board member of Ukraine's Burisma Holdings.

Speaking to reporters Monday at the United Nations, President Trump denied asking Ukraine officials to reopen their investigation into Biden and his son.

Questioning what law he'd broken, Trump said "it would probably, possibly have been O.K. if I did".

"But I didn't," Trump insisted. "I didn't put any pressure on them whatsoever."

Trump failed to explain why he placed a freeze on hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to the Ukraine just one week before the phone call with the Ukraine president.

Trump said he didn't threaten to withhold military aid money from Zelensky if he didn't reopen the investigation into Hunter Biden.

The president also hinted he may turn over a recording of the phone conversation.

Trump criticized the White House whistleblower who revealed the phone conversation, calling him or her "unpatriotic."