When it comes to the UkraineGate scandal, President Trump has been nothing if not defiant.
When accused of using the power of the presidency, (and the government’s purse strings), to coerce Ukraine into announcing an investigation of Joe Biden and his family, President Trump simply released the memo of the conversation in question. The President then went on to characterize the phone call as “perfect” perhaps hundreds of times.
President Trump isn’t backing down, that’s for sure. He realizes that there is no smoking gun waiting in the wings to blow the case wide open, and that the Democrats are simply grasping at straws in an effort to damage his reputation ahead of the 2020 election.
Yet the left still seeks a means to his end. Case in point: The latest document dump from one of Rudy Giuliani’s associates.
One of Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani‘s Ukrainian-American allies has handed the House Intelligence Committee a trove of information that could shed more light on alleged efforts by the president to influence USforeign policy to his own political benefit.
Lev Parnas, one of two Giuliani associates who was arrested for alleged campaign finance violations in October, has given the committee a cache of “WhatsApp messages, text messages and images” which detail “interactions with a number of individuals relevant to the impeachmentinquiry,” his attorney Joseph Bondy said on Twitter Monday morning.
In addition, Mr Bondy said he and his client have also turned over the contents of one of his iPhones and another Samsung phone to the committee, though the information contained in them remains under a judge’s protective order prohibiting its public disclosure. He added that he and Mr Parnas “will be working to provide the other materials” — the contents of two more iPhones — to the committee “as soon as possible”.
The Florida-based former stockbroker is also seeking a court’s permission to turn over “additional materials” from three more electronic devices to the committee, he added.
The question now will be whether or not these materials contain either incriminatory or exculpatory evidence in the case, and how the Democrats plan on working this into the coming Senate trail, especially given that Mitch McConnell has long insisted that the coming process will be swift and exonerating for President Trump.
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