Photo Of Kellyanne Conway, Parnas Surfaces After She Says She Doesn’t Know Him
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway called Lev Parnas, the former associate of Rudy Giuliani, a “proven liar” and claimed she didn’t know him, but a photo surfaced which showed that the two had met, according to Newsweek.
Conway and CNN’s Chris Cuomo engaged in a heated back-and-forth over the historic impeachment trial, in which Conway denied knowing Parnas, who recently provided documents to the House Intelligence Committee that bring to light President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents.
“You are in power. You are defending the president against things that are wrong. And you are not dealing with the facts of the circumstance, because you can’t. I get it, but I wanted to give you a chance,” Cuomo said after about eight minutes of sparring with Conway.
“No, but if you’d let me speak, I would,” Conway replied. Cuomo then invited her to “speak to what Lev Parnas says and what the documents show and what the president shows and the witnesses show.”
“I don’t know Lev Parnas. What documents?” Conway said. “You don’t have to know him,” Cuomo replied.
Parnas’s lawyer, Joseph Bondy, posted a selfie of his client and Conway, indicating they’ve met.
“Enjoyed watching @KellyannePolls on @cnn, arguing with @ChrisCuomo about @realDonaldTrump and repeatedly claiming she does not know Lev Parnas. #LevRemembers #LetLevSpeak,” Bondy tweeted with the selfie attached.
In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Conway had the nerve to warn Americans that "people who go on TV are never under oath," subsequently referring to Parnas as a "proven liar."
"This is someone who had come forward of his own volition. He was arrested and then indicted on some pretty serious charges," she said.
Conway herself has a relationship with truth telling that is tenuous at best. In one of her most famous remarks as White House counselor, Conway claimed that former White House press secretary Sean Spicer had simply presented "alternative facts" when he said that Trump had achieved the "largest audience to ever witness an inauguration."