Lev Parnas Also Gave House Dems Videotapes Of Trump Conversations With Giuliani
Earlier on Sunday, we reported that the House Intelligence Committee is in possession of audio recordings related to Rudy Giuliani’s efforts to persuade Ukraine’s government to launch investigations politically benefiting president Donald Trump. Now, we have learned that Parnas also provided videotapes of conversations between Giuliani and Trump himself, according to an updated report by ABC News.
The House Intelligence Committee, led by Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is conducting the ongoing impeachment inquiry into Trump, whose efforts to push Ukraine’s government to launch a criminal investigation into one of his top 2020 rivals, former Vice President Joe Biden, have become central to Democrats’ claims that Trump abused his power.
“Mr. Parnas has vociferously and publicly asserted his wish to comply with his previously issued subpoena and to provide the House Intelligence Committee with truthful and important information that is in furtherance of justice, not to obstruct it,” Parnas’s attorney Joseph Bondy said in a statement Sunday.
The recordings were reportedly provided to Schiff’s committee in response to a congressional subpoena. Additional information requested by the Democrats remains in the hands of federal investigators in New York, according to ABC.
Parnas’s attorney also told reporters days ago that his client is prepared to tell congressional investigators about a meeting between the panel’s ranking member, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), and a Ukrainian prosecutor that occurred as Nunes was aiding the Trump administration’s search for dirt on the former vice president.
“Mr. Parnas learned from former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Victor Shokin that Nunes had met with Shokin in Vienna last December,” Bondy told reporters.