The story of Rudy Giuliani and his sudden disappearance sure has been an interesting one, hasn’t it folks? If you haven’t followed it, here’s a quick recap for you:
After conspiring with current and/or former FBI agents in the bureau’s Albany field office and playing a role in trying to alter the election in Donald Trump’s favor, Giuliani became too controversial to survive a Senate confirmation process. As a result, Trump chose not to appoint him to a cabinet position.
Instead, Giuliani went on to provide legal representation to Turkish citizen, Reza Zarrab who was awaiting trial in the United States in an international corruption case. While representing Zarrab, Giuliani went nuts with his legal efforts in an attempt to sabotage the trial, and as a result, found himself in trouble with the judge. Since then, he has seemingly disappeared.
It appears Giuliani is in a heap of trouble, as Reza Zarrab just cut an interesting deal with the Feds, meaning Giuliani could be facing trouble. This just might explain the sudden disappearance by Rudy Giuliani.
According to a Bloomberg report:
Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian gold trader at the center of an international corruption case, is set to tell a New York jury the “inside story” of a plot to evade American sanctions on Iran that reached the highest levels of Turkey’s government, a prosecutor said.
Zarrab is the U.S. government’s star witness in the prosecution of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a deputy chief executive officer at state-run Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, who is accused of conspiring with Zarrab to launder money and funnel Iranian funds through the U.S. financial system. Zarrab, who has pleaded guilty after being charged with Atilla, is likely to take the witness stand on Wednesday.
Atilla and others in on the plot used elaborate transactions to “fool the U.S. government,” Denton said. They “covered up their lies with millions of dollars of bribes to the highest-level officials of the Turkish government”
Zarrab is set to testify against Atilla to reveal everything he knows about the scheme.
Whatever tactics Rudy Giuliani was using to try to sabotage the trial of Reza Zarrab in 2016, Zarrab almost certainly knows the details. Zarrab has now flipped, so don’ be surprised if he gives up Giuliani. Zarrab is turning on his co-conspirators and willing to give up names and information involved in the crimes he allegedly committed with the government of Turkey against the United States. Therefore, with this flip, whatever Rudy Giuliani was trying to pull in order to sabotage the trial could come to light, as attorney-client privilege doesn’t apply if Giuliani was breaking the law to try to help Zarrab.