Ukraine Newspaper Trolls Giuliani by Resurfacing Front Page of Trump's 'Shady Cast of Characters, Engineers of Trump-Ukraine Scandal'

The Ukrainian newspaper, Kyiv Post, continued its blistering coverage of Rudy Giuliani's "dirt-digging" visits to the country's capital city this week, even trolling Donald Trump's lawyer by reposting on Twitter Friday an October headline, which put him atop the U.S. president's "shady cast of characters."

Ukraine's oldest English-language newspaper, the Kyiv Post highlighted its October 18 headline, which called out "Washington Players" in the quid pro quo Ukraine scandal. The "Shady Cast of Characters" includes reporting on how Giuliani, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and former Energy Secretary Rick Perry were all involved in allegedly coercing the Ukrainians into investigating the Bidens. The Kyiv Post's in-depth coverage of the Ukraine scandal also zeroed in on the "Dirt diggers & intermediaries" including Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman.

On December 4, Giuliani arrived unannounced at Kyiv's Zhuliany airport after flying in on the low-cost Wizz Air airline, the Kyiv Post reported.

Regarding @RudyGiuliani 's meetings in Kyiv on behalf of @realDonaldTrump, this Kyiv Post cover looks even more relevant today:

— KyivPost (@KyivPost) December 6, 2019

The Kyiv Post echoed other media coverage about Trump's attorney coming back to Ukraine to dig for information that would undermine the impeachment inquiry and to look for more damaging information about Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Giuliani has had several rendezvous with former Ukrainian prosecutors who have "reputations for corruption."

The lively language used in the front-page Kyiv Post labels top Ukraine scandal figures like U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland as a "political hack doing Trump's bidding." It also refers to Sondland, Volker and Perry as "the three amigos" acting on behalf of Giuliani in their Ukraine strong-arming.

"Regarding @RudyGiuliani's meetings in Kyiv on behalf of@realDonaldTrump, this Kyiv Post cover looks even more relevant today," the Kyiv Post tweeted, prompting anger from ardent Trump supporters as well as lavish praise from Trump critics.

The sub-headline in the October piece described Trump and his top administration officials in Ukraine as, "Engineers of Trump-Ukraine scandal."

"Note that the Kyiv Post's Shady Character No. 1 is our very own Individual-1! Congratulations,@realDonaldTrump ! So much winning!," remarked George Conway.

"Now that's what I like to see, other countries talking about trump in a bad light. trump can't keep lying and saying other countries agree and get along with him. I hope other countries post their front page newspapers about trump. Shine more light on trump's lies," wrote another Twitter user, calling on other international publications to continue putting pressure on the Trump administration.

The House impeachment inquiry and likely upcoming articles of impeachment to be filed against the president follows months of scrutiny over a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and ensuing quid pro quo allegations he withheld military aid in exchange for promises to investigate the Bidens.

Trump has vehemently denied any wrongdoing in his "perfect" dealings with the Ukrainian president. Zelensky has tried to put distance between himself and the Trump impeachment scandal, particularly ahead of his first face-to-face meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Kiev-based United Kingdom journalist Jack Laurenson also commended the Post's front page call-out: "This thread about Giuliani and his shady meetings became very popular, so I want to quickly promote my excellent colleagues. Real truth-seekers who want to know what's happening in Ukraine, read the @KyivPost. Thanks!"

This thread about Giuliani and his shady meetings became very popular, so I want to quickly promote my excellent colleagues. Real truth-seekers who want to know what's happening in Ukraine, read the @KyivPost. Thanks!

— Jack Laurenson (@JackLaurenson) December 6, 2019
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Ukraine's Kyiv Post newspaper ridiculed President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and all others involved in the Ukraine scandal in a blistering front-page story. Screenshot: Kyiv Post | Twitter