Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham was “in the loop” about efforts to dig up dirt on the Bidens in Ukraine, Lev Parnas, the indicted former associate of Rudy Giuliani told CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° on Wednesday.
Parnas said that the South Carolina Republican was “in the loop just like everyone else,” and claimed to have “a lot of information about his dealings.”
The Florida businessman’s claims came after his lawyer Joseph Bondy told the Daily Beast Giuliani showed Parnas a letter, allegedly given to Sen. Graham, that urged for sanctions to be levied against Ukrainian officials—including an official who ran the company where Hunter Biden served as a board member.
Parnas arrived in Washington on Wednesday to listen to the ongoing Senate impeachment trial, which entered its question-and-answer phase yesterday.
Asked why he wanted to be in Washington for the impeachment trial, Parnas said: “I think it’s important that the truth gets out and witnesses get called. I thought it would put a little extra pressure on some of the senators if they see me there, knowing that I’m one of the crucial witnesses to this whole thing.”
He later said he didn’t bump into any Republican senators during his Capitol Hill visit, but urged them to “vote with their conscience.”
Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, claims GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham "was in the loop" about their efforts in Ukraine to uncover dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden. https://t.co/rBb1nC4vRG pic.twitter.com/lEgPB8gUQ7
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) January 30, 2020