NBC News reports:
A House committee investigating potential surveillance of Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is struggling to get records and text messages from Robert Hyde, the GOP congressional candidate who claimed to have her under surveillance. Hyde, in response, is accusing the House Foreign Affairs Committee of “trying to set me up.”
House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., called the messages “profoundly alarming,” and his committee had asked Hyde to turn over copies of all communications with Lev Parnas as well as to let the committee search his electronic devices. Ukraine’s government and the State Department have also been investigating.
But in an email this month to Hyde, the Committee said it was “dismayed to read yesterday that you have made statements to the media which greatly exaggerate the extent of your cooperation with this investigation.” That referred to a Daily Beast article in which Hyde was quoted saying he’d turned over “everything that I had between Parnas and I.”
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