Schiff Released New ‘Evidence’ for Impeachment Related to Giuliani Associate Right Before Handing Articles to Senate
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff just handed over some new evidence at the last minute to the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler that will supposedly be included as official record given to the Senate for the impeachment trial.
The evidence surrounds one of Giuliani’s former associates who was recently indicted on campaign finance violations, Lev Parnas.
Here are just a couple of examples of what Schiff is considering to be evidence worthy of adding to the impeachment.
As an example of the relevancy to the impeachment inquiry of the evidence that you are receiving today, attached here are some documents pertinent to the President’s Ukraine effort that we identified in our initial review of Mr. Parnas’ production. Because some messages retrieved from Mr. Parnas’ device were written in Russian, the Committee is also providing a rough translation of a number of those messages, which is also included here. The evidence you are receiving today shows:
• Mr. Parnas produced handwritten notes on stationery from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Vienna, Austria that appear directly related to the President’s scheme to press Ukraine to announce investigations beneficial to his reelection campaign. Mr. Parnas’ attorney confirmed that the notes were written by his client. One hand-written note states:
* get Zalensky [sic] to Annonce [sic] that the Biden case will Be Investigated
* start commun[icating] with Zalensky [sic] without (Pinchuk or Kolomoisky) Victor Pinchuk and Ihor Kolomoisky are prominent and politically-connected Ukrainian oligarchs. As described in the Committee’s impeachment report, Mr. Parnas unsuccessfully sought Mr. Kolomoisky’s assistance in facilitating a meeting between Mr. Giuliani and President Zelensky.
In January of 2019, Mr. Parnas and Mr. Giuliani exchanged text messages about securing a visa for former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. When Mr. Parnas advised that the United States had denied Mr. Shokin’s visa, Mr. Giuliani responded “I can revive it.”
Mr. Giuliani later revealed, “It’s going to work I have no 1 in it.” He also gave Jay Sekulow, President Trump’s personal attorney, Mr. Parnas’ phone number.
Take a look at the so-called evidence in full here.