Lev Parnas’ lawyer just indicated Lindsey Graham knew about Giuliani’s targeting Ukrainian reformers while simultaneously advocating for corrupt Ukrainians. Parnas saw letters that Giuliani delivered to Graham which attacked Ukrainians legitimately fighting corruption. One letter was written by Giuliani, another written by a Ukrainian-born American who graduated from the Soviet Military Academy.
Giuliani Delivered Graham Letter Calling for Sanctions on Ukrainian Officials
In late 2018, Rudy Giuliani said he delivered an unusual missive to Sen. Lindsey Graham, according to the lawyer of one of his ex-associates: a letter calling for sanctions on a host of Ukrainian government officials, including one widely viewed in the West as a brave reformer and another who helmed the company where Hunter Biden was a board member.
Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Lev Parnas, an indicted Florida businessman involved in the U.S.-Ukraine saga, told The Daily Beast that Giuliani showed his client the letter and told him he delivered it to Sen. Graham ….
The letters attacked Ukrainian reformers known to be fighting corruption such as Valeriya Gontareva. Please note, Gontareva has endured death threats, likely assassination attempts.
In 2016, Gontareva oversaw the Ukrainian government’s decision to seize control of a bank that belonged to oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky. Ukrainian officials alleged that Kolomoisky and his allies had misappropriated billions from the bank. Kolomoisky has pushed to regain control of the bank, even as the FBI has investigated him for financial crimes.
And in the wake of her decision, Gontareva has faced death threats and danger. Her home was vandalized, and someone left a coffin with her likeness inside it outside the Central Bank offices, as The Washington Post reported. Years after the nationalization of the bank, the danger persists. In August 2019, she was hit by a car in London and hospitalized. The next month, her home in Ukraine was burned down, per the Kyiv Post.
Giuliani has some deeply disturbing cohorts in this whole thing.
And the fact that several letters were delivered to Graham calls into question what Graham knew and what he did with the information.
Knowledge of a conspiracy is itself a crime.