The Week reports:
Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow in an interview that aired Thursday night that former Energy Secretary Rick Perry was directed by Rudy Giuliani to tell Ukraine its U.S. aid was contingent on the country announcing investigations of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Parnas alleges that after Giuliani made the request, Perry called him back and said he had been in touch with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and conveyed the message.
Perry left the Trump administration last fall, shortly after reports came out that Perry, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, and former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker — dubbed the “three amigos” — were put in charge of Ukraine policy.
Lev Parnas says Rick Perry played a role with Ukraine and that he and Giuliani communicated about the investigations Trump wanted and Perry was sent in to push Zelensky for the quid pro quo.
There is no doubt now that the Senate must call witnesses, including Giuliani and Perry. pic.twitter.com/7K7BIHX0GE
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