/Documents show Giuliani associates role in Trumps pressure campaign – Business Insider

Documents show Giuliani associates role in Trumps pressure campaign – Business Insider

Giuliani and Parnas having coffee

FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani having coffee with the Soviet-born businessman Lev Parnas at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.
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  • The House Intelligence Committee released a slew of explosive documents on Tuesday, related to Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas’ role in President Donald Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine.
  • One document, a handwritten note by Parnas, reads, “get [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelensky to announce that the Biden case will be investigated.”
  • Parnas’ text messages with associates also alleges surveillance conducted on former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
  • Giuliani also reached out to Zelensky as Trump’s personal lawyer to discuss a private matter, likely involving the Bidens and Burisma Holdings.
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The House Intelligence Committee released a slew of explosive documents, related to Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas’ role in President Donald Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine.

The documents included letters, handwritten notes, and text messages written by Parnas detailing his duties in Ukraine.

Specifically, one hand-written note says, get Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “to announce that the Biden case will be investigated.”

Parnas’ text messages with his associates revealed constant surveillance of former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

The former ambassador testified during Trump’s impeachment trial that she was abruptly recalled from her position in May, following a smear campaign.

A text exchange between Parnas and former prosecutor general of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko revealed the nature of the surveillance on Yovanovitch.

parnas/lutsenko texts


House Intelligence Committee


Giuliani reached out to Zelensky as Trump’s personal lawyer to discuss a private matter.

The documents also included a letter from Giuliani to Zelensky, clarifying that he wanted to meet in private. The New York Times reported the meeting was intended to discuss the Bidens connection to Ukrainian energy company Burisma, but it was ultimately cancelled due to a public firestorm surrounding a trip to Ukraine.

 

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