Giuliani Associate Claims Nunes Worked To Hide Ukraine Meetings From Schiff
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) canceled a trip to Ukraine, where he intended to interview two former prosecutors who claimed to have evidence against former Vice President Joe Biden, in order to avoid alerting House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, according to one of Rudy Giuliani’s indicted associates.
CNBC reported that Joseph Bondy, an attorney for Lev Parnas, claims his client is willing to testify that Nunes’ staff asked Parnas to set up meetings for them via Skype and over the phone when they realized a trip to Ukraine would require informing Schiff, the California Democrat heading up the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
“Parnas would tell Congress that the purpose of the planned trip was to interview two Ukrainian prosecutors who claim to have evidence that could help President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign,” Bondy told CNCB.
Parnas, who was indicted along with three other men last month on campaign finance charges, worked with Giuliani — the president’s personal attorney — to dig up dirt on Biden and his son, Hunter, in Ukraine.
The Soviet-born businessman followed through with Nunes’ staffers’ request to set up meetings via phone and Skype, according to his attorney.
Giuliani’s efforts in Ukraine are under scrutiny after an intelligence community whistleblower filed a complaint about Trump, alleging the president engaged in a quid pro quo with Ukraine’s president by withholding U.S. military aid until the country publicly committed to investigating Biden and 2016 election interference.