Hot Topics :
Giuliani associate nixes Dems’ suggestions diplomat was stalked — but claims to implicate Trump, Pence

Giuliani associate nixes Dems’ suggestions diplomat was stalked — but claims to implicate Trump, Pence

by Gregg Re | Fox News  |  Published on January 16, 2020

Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, on Wednesday night undercut Democrats’ explosive suggestion that the Trump team had former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch under surveillance, saying in a televised interview that text messages that seemingly suggested Yovanovitch was being secretly monitored were in reality just the ramblings of a “drunk.”

Speaking to MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” a day after he provided a slew of new documents and text messages to House investigators, Parnas repeatedly said prominent Trump donor Robert F. Hyde wasn’t being serious when he claimed in some of those communications to know Yovanovitch’s whereabouts in Kiev.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif, wrote Tuesday that Hyde’s texts indicated “that he had Ambassador Yovanovitch under physical surveillance.” Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders said it was “outrageous that the president’s personal lawyers appear to have directed the surveillance of a U.S. ambassador” and demanded that the matter be “fully investigated.” Yovanovitch herself called for a probe.

“I don’t believe it was true, I think he was either drunk or was trying to make himself bigger than he was,” Parnas told Rachel Maddow, adding that he was “disturbed” by the “crazy” text messages. “I didn’t take him seriously. I didn’t even respond to him most of the time. If I did, it was something like ‘LOL’ or ‘Okay’ or ‘Great’ or something like that.”

Subscribe to The Red Report

Get your daily dose of news & info from The Red Report

Sign up to The Red Report for FREE and receive our daily emails.

?>

The Red Report: Real Conservative News

Are you tired of the same old Liberal slanted news? Join over 500,000 Americans who get their daily dose of Conservative Politics delivered right to their inbox. Make America Great again with a free market, states’ rights, and small government.

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.