Tag Archives: Lev Parnas

DOJ Hits Giuliani Crony In Alleged $2M Fraud Scheme

NBC News reports: Federal prosecutors have brought new charges against Lev Parnas, a former associate of Rudy Giuliani, accusing him of duping investors in a company called Fraud Guarantee. A superseding indictment unsealed Thursday says that Parnas and a second man, David Correia, convinced investors to hand over more than $2 million between 2012 and 2019 for a new venture …

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Giuliani Ally Battles House Panel On “Stalking” Probe

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 …

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Lev Parnas Releases More Damning Photos Of Giuliani

CNN reports: Stored in devices seized from Lev Parnas by law enforcement, there’s a 34-second cell phone video of Rudy Giuliani relishing a bullfight. There are also photos of Donald Trump’s personal attorney posing with two matadors, a flamenco dancer twirling her skirt and an image of the father of Venezuela’s opposition leader beside a tray of hors d’oeuvres on …

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Parnas Pal Nearly Had Cannabis Deal With Trump’s VA

Politico reports: A businessman facing federal charges over an alleged plot to trade political donations for help obtaining marijuana licenses around the country was working on a medical cannabis research deal with the Department of Veterans Affairs just weeks before his indictment. Andrey Kukushkin, a Ukraine-born cannabis investor whose multi-state marijuana projects and political donations were allegedly illegally funded by …

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New Audio Shows Trump At Second Dinner With Parnas

The Daily Beast reports: New audio obtained by The Daily Beast appears to show former Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman attending an April 2018 fundraising dinner with President Donald Trump along with former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions. The recording marks the second substantial release of audio showing Parnas interacting with the president at a fundraising event. Trump …

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Ankle Monitor Keeps Parnas Out Of Senate Trial Gallery

NBC News reports: Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani who has said he wants to testify in the president’s impeachment trial, showed up at the Senate on Wednesday attempting to gain entry. Parnas, however, can’t enter the Senate gallery because he is wearing an electronic monitoring device on his ankle — and no …

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Parnas Seeks To Turn Over More Evidence To Democrats

And the hits just keep coming: Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, asked a federal court for permission to turn over more evidence to House Democrats after already providing some evidence, including a 2018 recording of Trump discussing the dismissal of then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. In a letter dated Friday, Parnas’s attorney …

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Lev Parnas’ Lawyer: We’ve Got More Tapes Of Trump

Mediaite reports: Lev Parnas’ attorney indicated on CNN that his client has more recordings of President Donald Trump like the one that was released today and could possibly release more to the public. Joseph Bondy spoke with Anderson Cooper Saturday during CNN’s special coverage of Trump’s ongoing impeachment. Bondy’s interview came after Parnas released a 90-minute recording of a 2018 …

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House Gets Damning Trump/Ukraine Tape [AUDIO]

The Associated Press reports: An associate of Rudy Giuliani has provided congressional investigators with a recording of President Donald Trump saying he wanted to get rid of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, whose removal a year later emerged as an issue in the president’s impeachment, his attorney told The Associated Press on Friday. The recording, which was first reported by …

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Robert Hyde Does Utterly Bizarre Interview [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Robert Hyde, a Republican candidate for Congress and the latest person at the center of the Trump-Ukraine scandal after his messages to indicted Rudy Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas were revealed, joined Chris Cuomo on CNN for an incredibly awkward and bizarre interview on Wednesday. “I apologize to Eric Bolling, my man, I was supposed to do him first. …

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New Docs Link Lev Parnas To Top Devin Nunes Aide

Politico reports: House impeachment investigators sought Friday to pull Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, deeper into the Ukraine scandal at the center of President Donald Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial. A set of text messages released Friday evening by the Intelligence Committee show a top Nunes aide, Derek Harvey, in frequent contact with Lev Parnas, the …

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Priebus: Rachel Maddow Conspired With Pelosi, Who Held Back The Articles Until The Lev Parnas Interview

Newsweek reports: During an appearance on Fox News, former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus accused MSNBC host Rachel Maddow of being involved in a conspiracy with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Adam Schiff to hold back the impeachment articles for President Donald Trump. The comment that Priebus highlighted was that Maddow said she’d been working on her …

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Lev Parnas: I’m Speaking Out Because I Fear Bill Barr

Yahoo News reports: Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas said he was giving media interviews about his role in President Trump’s attempts to convince Ukrainian officials to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden because he wanted to protect himself from Attorney General William Barr. Parnas made that claim in an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, the second …

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Lev Parnas Implicates Rick Perry In Ukraine Conspiracy

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 …

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Trump: I Don’t Think I’ve Ever Spoken To Lev Parnas

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump and aides sought Thursday to distance him from a Soviet-born businessman who said Trump knew all about efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating U.S. political rival Joe Biden – a pivotal point in the Senate impeachment trial of the president. “I don’t believe I’ve ever spoken to him,” Trump told reporters about Lev Parnas, …

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Conway Refuses Four Times To Say If Parnas Is Lying

Mediaite reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway refused to say whether indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas was lying about President Donald Trump, even when Fox News anchors pressed her four times to answer “yes or no?” During a brutal interview on Thursday morning’s edition of Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, anchors Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith took four shots at …

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White House Shrugs Off Bombshells By Lev Parnas

NBC News reports: In response to Parnas’ interview, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Thursday morning, “These allegations are being made by a man who is currently out on bail for federal crimes and is desperate to reduce his exposure to prison.” “The facts haven’t changed — the president did nothing wrong and this impeachment, which was manufactured and …

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Ukraine To Probe Threats Against Marie Yovanovitch

The Insider reports: Ukraine on Thursday announced that it would launch a federal criminal investigation into alleged threats against Marie Yovanovitch, the US’s former ambassador to Ukraine. The Ministry of Internal Affairs released a statement saying it “took note of the possible illegal surveillance on the territory of Ukraine by former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.” It added that …

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Ted Lieu: Nunes Threatened To Sue Me Over Parnas

The Hill reports: Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that a lawyer for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) threatened to sue him if he did not apologize for saying last month that the Republican conspired with an associate of Rudy Giuliani. Lieu’s comments were made in light of an interview Nunes gave on Fox News claiming he had spoken with Lev …

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Devin Nunes Suddenly Recalls Speaking To Lev Parnas

The Daily Beast reports: Moments after Lev Parnas told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that the president “knew exactly what was going on” with Ukraine, Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum asked Devin Nunes about phone records that show he spoke to Parnas, noting he previously said he couldn’t “recall” having a phone conversation with the Giuliani henchman. Claiming that the information was …

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