Fox News Attorney Part Of Ukraine Conspiracy, Worked With Barr, Parnas, Giuliani
House impeachment investigators released a new set of evidence that was provided by Lev Parnas, a former associate of Rudy Giuliani, which includes voicemails, photos, and text messages between Parnas and high-level figures within Trump’s inner circle, according to Politico.
The voicemail messages that Parnas provided were sent from Giuliani and Victoria Toensing, a known Trump-aligned lawyer, both of who have been identified as players in the effort to force the removal of then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.
“Hey Lev. VT here. We’ve got a request to talk to the big one,” Toensing said in an April 23, 2019, message. “So I just wanted to get the latest from you, if I could. I know it’s late there. I’m sorry.”
Toensing’s voicemail preceded a flurry of activity involving Yovanovitch’s ouster. On April 23, Giuliani tweeted that Ukraine was investigating 2016 election interference, and Trump recalled Yovanovitch from Ukraine on April 24.
Parnas was subpoenaed as part of the impeachment inquiry last year, but he initially refused to comply. After being arrested in October and indicted on campaign-finance charges, a federal judge authorized Parnas to begin turning over documents and other information to the House Intelligence Committee.
The former Giuliani associate appeared in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night, in which he alleged that Vice President Mike Pence was given the job of delivering President Trump’s terms to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: launch the investigation into the Bidens or you will be refused military aid.
“President Trump knew exactly what was going on. He was aware of all my movements. I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani, or the president,” he said.