Lev Parnas needs to testify. The evidence he turned over to the House Committee on Intelligence must be part of the impeachment trial, and Lev needs to clarify the background with respect to a hand-written note on Ritz-Carlton stationary.
The evidence is here:
The note reads:
“Get Zelensky to announce that Biden will be investigated.
“Start communicating (?) with Zelensky without Pinchu (?) or Kowloski (?).
“Go to D.C. with package, work my ‘magic’ and cut deal.
“Victoria and Joe retained, $100,000 with (illegible), begin media campaign.”
Obviously it is that first stanza that is the most important, and for all we know, the next few back-up the first. We know of the $100,000 – we just need to know who paid it, and we need to know what they planned for the media campaign.
There are many texts with documents attached, about the only ones that make sense are the media campaign texts, which include plans to reach Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity, with a storyline: “As Russian collusion fades, Ukrainian plot to help Clinton emerges.”
This is, obviously, referencing the Russian plot referenced by Ambassador Yovanovitch, to shift the focus away from Russian collusion in 2016, clearing the field for 2020.
Speaking of Ambassador Yovanovitch, there is a text from someone – most likely Rudy – to Lev in March of 2019, which reads: “I can’t believe Trump hasn’t fired that bitch, I’ll get right on it.”
I will say right now, if that text is from Rudy it will be extremely bad for Trump. “Fuck that bitch” is not a good look for the Trump side, especially referencing a woman who came across as brave, patriotic and uber-competent.
Lev Parnas must testify. His hand-written note demonstrates that he was right in the middle of the entire operation to get an investigation of Biden going with Zelensky. The pressure is really going to come down on the Republicans now. I don’t think they’re going to avoid witnesses.
The real stuff will be in the attachments, which, so far I have not been able to read.
UPDATE: GAZE UPON THIS ATTACHMENT:
"Dear President-Elect Zelensky: . . . In my capacity as personal counsel to President Trump and with his knowledge and consent, I request a meeting with you . . . "
Holy smokes! pic.twitter.com/BDrcE8Hz4M
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) January 14, 2020
“On behalf of my client, with his consent …”
Wow, this is the type of evidence that turns cases, especially since this is dated in MAY of 2019, well before this was known as a “thing.”
Parnas was in on it, and knows the entire thing through and through. He must testify, period.
I will bet that the more of this that comes out, and the more testimony from each witness confirms the evidence, the more you will hear Republicans change their tune. They will start to argue that “Yes, this occurred, yes it is bad, but no it is not worthy of removing Trump from office.” Such a thing will be devastating. Some might vote for removal.
UPDATE X2: SHIT GETS REAL, ANOTHER LEVEL
Um holy sh*t. This certainly makes it sound like Parnas and co. were actively tracking Yovanovitch's movements. This could explain why Yovanovitch was moved out of Ukraine so quickly. https://t.co/4rBRB06ZGN pic.twitter.com/5Gc8WcGPih
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) January 14, 2020
UPDATE 3: I am thinking this is what does them all in. Where did they get the technology to do that? Who planted it? Not a chance it was legal. Another crime, Trump might’ve been a conspirator to this crime.
And as part of that surveillance, could tell when she was turning her electronic devices on and off. https://t.co/0fNcj37FZU
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) January 15, 2020
UPDATE 4: Look at that surveillance, and remember Trump’s words: “She is going to go through some bad things.” Fcking Haunting!! I am convinced they were planning “bad things” for her. Recall she was told to not just get on the plane, but on the “next” plane.
Will report back on the breaking news.
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