Indicted Giuliani Henchman Hands Over Material ‘Relevant To Impeachment Inquiry’
An attorney representing Lev Parnas, one of Rudy Giuliani’s indicted associates, said his client has turned over text messages, WhatsApp messages and photos to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, according to Law & Crime.
The publication reported that Parnas, whose indictment relates to an alleged “scheme to funnel foreign money” to Republican candidates, has been eager to provide information to impeachment investigators since President Donald Trump publicly stated he did not know Parnas.
Parnas’ attorney, Joseph A. Bondy, tweeted on Monday: “After our trip to DC, we worked through the night providing a trove of Lev Parnas’ WhatsApp messages, text messages & images—not under protective order—to #HPSCI, detailing interactions with a number of individuals relevant to the impeachment inquiry,” he said, adding, “#LetLevSpeak #LevRemembers.”
Law & Crime noted that Parnas has been working to hand over documents to the House for some time, and U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken recently granted the Ukrainian-Floridian businessman’s request “to give the House Intelligence Committee iPhone and documentary evidence seized by the government in Parnas’s Southern District of New York criminal case.”
“These materials fall within the scope of the September 30, 2019 letter request and October 10, 2019 subpoena of the United States House of Representatives’ Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), in connection with the presidential impeachment inquiry,” Bondy said.
The attorney added: “At present, we do not know whether we intend to produce the entirety of the materials, or a subset filtered for either privilege or relevancy. If a subset, we will inform the Court and Government as to what we have actually have produced.”