Phones of Giuliani crony contain “essential” impeachment evidence according to Parnas attorney

Advertisement

As Democrats and Republicans wrangle over the rules for the impending impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, the attorney for one of the president’s lawyer’s indicted henchmen — Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas — is desperately trying to get permission from a federal judge to submit his client’s evidence to the House Intelligence Committee to add to the already formidable case against the president.

Attorney Joseph Bondy wrote a letter to the judge overseeing the trial of Parnas and his partner Igor Fruman to ask Judge J. Paul Oetken to modify the protective order currently applicable to the evidence collected as part of Parnas’ prosecution to allow it to be shared with the committee.

McConnell admitted coordinating impeachment with Trump. Add your name to demand he recuse himself from the trial!

advertisement
If Your Dog Licks It's Paws - Do This Every Day
Dr. Marty
Snorer? $59 Anti-snoring Device Finally Hits Virginia
Sleep Connection
30 Things You Should Always Buy at a Dollar Store
Unpuzzle Finance

Bondy is asking that the data from three separate mobile devices — owned by Parnas and seized by investigators — be turned over to the House Intelligence Committee to verify the value of his client’s testimony in the investigation of Trump’s scheme to extort Ukraine into cooperating with Trump’s request to investigate his political rival former Vice President Joe Biden, the very scheme that led to the president’s impeachment woes.

“Review of these materials is essential to the Committee’s ability to corroborate the strength of Mr. Parnas’s potential testimony,” according to Bondy.

Bondy stated in his letter that the prosecutors in Parnas’ case do not object to the sharing of the evidence contained on the indicted Giuliani cohort’s phones.

The attorney also posted the letter on social media using the hashtags “Lev Remembers” and “Let Lev Speak” in order to drum up public attention to his client’s desire to reveal what he knows about the Trump administration’s extra-diplomatic channel for achieving his domestic political aims through a secret rogue group of unelected, unconfirmed operatives that included the president’s own attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

advertisement

With the calling of witnesses for Trump’s Senate trial still in doubt, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the option of reopening the impeachment hearings to get testimony from those witnesses who have yet to appear before the committee, including Parnas, the newly willing to testify John Bolton, and those Office of Management and Budget staffers whose emails expressed concern about the legality of withholding military aid to Ukraine.

Any additional testimony can only increase the pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other Senate Republicans to drop their plans for a sham trial devoid of witnesses designed to exonerate Trump without ever hearing from administration staff with direct knowledge of the illicit actions.

Sponsored Links

Let’s hope that the judge sees fit to let the caged bird sing.

Follow Vinnie Longobardo on Twitter.

Original reporting by Bob Brigham at RawStory.

advertisement

Join millions calling for AG Barr to resign after he defied his constitutional obligations to protect Trump!

Vinnie Longobardo

Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

advertisement