Lev Parnas Has “Hard First-Hand Evidence” In Ukraine Scandal, Wants To Testify
An attorney for Lev Parnas, one of the associates of Rudy Giuliani indicted on campaign finance charges last month, says his client has “first-hand evidence” relating to President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal and wants to testify in the impeachment inquiry.
According to RawStory, Joseph Bondy has been making the case on Twitter that his client has “hard—HARD—first-hand evidence” relevant to Democrats’ investigation into Trump’s Ukraine dealings.
Bondy tweeted on Thursday, “Lev has no criminal record, the evidence of #POTUS knowingly interacting with him is beyond cavil, and he has hard—HARD—first-hand evidence. So, #LetLevSpeak.”
The lawyer also indicated that Parnas is willing and eager to testify about what he knows: “Lev grew up in Brooklyn, has no criminal record or Russian Mob ties, and is a proud American citizen,” Bondy wrote. “He’s not afraid of #POTUS or polonium, hopes to testify under oath — unlike #RudyGiuliani — and to be subjected to cross-examination under penalties of perjury. #LetLevSpeak”
Parnas is accused with three other men, including Igor Fruman, who is also a Giuliani associate, of funneling money from foreign donors to U.S. political campaigns and action committees.
He and Fruman reportedly worked with Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, on a campaign to pressure Ukraine’s president to open investigations into the 2016 presidential election and Trump’s likely 2020 rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.