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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

On the eve of a Senate trial to remove President Trump, House Democratic investigators have released a trove of documents obtained from the phone of Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani's who was tasked with carrying out key parts of the plot to pressure the new president of Ukraine to do political favors for Trump.

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"Guess you can do anything in Ukraine with money"

No guessing to it.

I am glad the Ambassador escaped with her life.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-15 07:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

New Figure in Ukraine Scandal Was Taken Into Police Custody at Trump Resort Last Year

This landscaper-turned-lobbyist claimed the Secret Service and a hit man were after him.

www.motherjones.com

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-15 10:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

southpaw @nycsouthpaw

Robert F. Hyde appears to be deleting his posts from this account tonight. I could only see back to August 2019 when I looked.

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#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-15 10:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is from the information that Bill Coverup Barr was preventing Congress from seeing.

Barr needs to be impeached.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-01-15 11:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I can't believe I'm writing this, but it increasingly looks like associates of Donald Trump were planning a mob hit to murder an American ambassador."
Jon Cooper

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#5 | Posted by cbob at 2020-01-15 05:58 PM | Reply

That gut Hyde is a class-A mother*****-ing -----, he should be in prison for life.
Along with Trump.

#6 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-01-15 07:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Democrats release more Parnas evidence, including voicemails with Trump associates

The previously undisclosed documents underscore the evolving nature of the investigation.

www.politico.com

PS Parnas interview on Maddow is very interesting. I don't see how the Senate can avoid calling him as well as Bolton to testify.

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-15 09:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"PS Parnas interview on Maddow is very interesting. I don't see how the Senate can avoid calling him as well as Bolton to testify."

Snippets:

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#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-15 09:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Boy, I don't know. If Parnas is telling the truth, it is explosive. He is naming lots of names, including Pence and Pence's brother, Toensing, DiGenova, Barr. And of course, Rudy, Rudy, Rudy.

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-15 09:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Natasha Bertrand @NatashaBertrand

WOW: "Attorney General Barr was basically on the team," Parnas tells @maddow of the Toensing-diGenova-Giuliani Ukraine scheme.

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-15 09:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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All this to take out Joe Biden, who may not even be the nominee?!? Crazy, corrupt schit, bigly.

#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-15 09:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"He is naming lots of names, including Pence and Pence's brother, Toensing, DiGenova, Barr. And of course, Rudy, Rudy, Rudy."

Oh, and also Nunes and his aide Derek Harvey.

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-15 10:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That was an amazing interview on Maddow tonight - and she has more. Parnas said he has much more, too. Glad you referenced it, Gal. You know the Republicans are going full out on discrediting him after all this.

#13 | Posted by YAV at 2020-01-15 10:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Senator Chris Van Hollen @ChrisVanHollen

Wow. Watching Lev Parnas interview with @maddow. All I can say is this: Republican senators who refuse to support the calling of fact witnesses and relevant documents should just resign for dereliction of duty under the Constitution.

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-15 10:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#13 Yav, methinks Parnas may be the Michael Cohen of the impeachment proceedings.

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-15 10:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

MOOOO:

Acyn Torabi @Acyn

So now Devin Nunes is admitting he talked to Lev Parnas... He claims when he was asked a few months back, he didn't recognize the name Parnas

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#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-15 11:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely:

John Dean @JohnWDean

Parnas, Rudy, Nunes, Barr, Pompeo, Pence " there is a desperate need for a special prosecutor, immediately! Congress does not have prosecutors or a grand jury to deal with this conspicuous corruption, and these indictable characters. SDNY appears uninterested.

#17 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-16 12:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is only the tip of another giant shhtberg.

#18 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-01-16 12:24 AM | Reply

Drunks, pedophiles, political assassins, blackmailers, corrupt attorney, corrupt V.P. Pence and Attorney General Barr, corrupt State Department, corrupt GOP Congressman Nunes and aides, corrupt president of the United States.

Good Grief! ~~ It's like a conveyor belt of low life mobsters running through the Oval Office.

Now I'm wondering how much of this was known by Mitch McConnell while he was doing his best of provide cover for Trump.

More than he lets on I'll bet.

#19 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-16 01:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

GAL

"Parnas, Rudy, Nunes, Barr, Pompeo, Pence " there is a desperate need for a special prosecutor, immediately! Congress does not have prosecutors or a grand jury to deal with this conspicuous corruption, and these indictable characters.> SDNY appears uninterested.

Not surprisingly, neither is the U.S. Department of Justice.

#20 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-16 06:49 AM | Reply

"Now I'm wondering how much of this was known by Mitch McConnell while he was doing his best of provide cover for Trump.
More than he lets on I'll bet.'

Doesn't matter, they could have gunned down an American ambassador and he'd still cover for them, these people are gangsters.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-16 07:07 AM | Reply

Parnas did an interview that aired last night.

Said Trump was fully aware of what they were doing. So was Pence.

And there were multiple 'quid pro quos':

- Lesenko, the crooked prosecutor, offered to re-investigate Biden/Burisma in exchange for the firing of U.S. Ambassador Yovonavich because she said he was corrupt. Trump did.

- After Zelensky won the Ukrainian presidency and fired Lesenko, Trump withheld the already appropriated military funding for Ukraine in a shakedown where he wanted Zelensky to order the new prosecutor to find somethin, anything, about Hunter Biden.

All for Trump's personal, political gain.

#22 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-01-16 08:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The only people now who think Trump is not a crook are those who sincerely don't give a damn that he is a crook.

#23 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-16 08:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The least compelling thing about the Parnas interview was the man dismissing the validity and seriousness of the observation and threats against the Ukrainian Ambassador. Understandable, because if that was a straight conversation rather than an interaction with a conveniently drunk and crazy man then Parnas opens the door for a new level of personal hurt.

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-16 09:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If the Ukrainian Ambassador had been assassinated I can Hear Barr sadly intoning on television what a "perfect storm" of accidents it was.

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-16 09:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Parnas weekend prediction.
Heart attack gun?
Single car accident?
Hanged himself?

#26 | Posted by Docman at 2020-01-16 09:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

At any rate, much less likely this morning is the idea that Moscow Mitch will simply dismiss this impeachment. THAT is causing Trump to choke on his cheerios and the beer he says he doesn't drink.

#27 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-16 09:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

FROM POLITICO:

Lev Parnas, the Rudy Giuliani associate caught in the middle of President Donald Trump's impeachment, said on Wednesday that the president was fully aware of his actions in Ukraine, and leveled a string of potentially damaging accusations against the president's closest allies, including Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barr and the House Intelligence Committee's top Republican, Rep. Devin Nunes.

"President Trump knew exactly what was going on," Parnas, who was indicted over an alleged campaign finance scheme in October, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow when asked to correct the biggest inaccuracy about his dealings with the president. "He was aware of all of my movements. I wouldn't do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the president."

Speaking in an interview aired on Wednesday night, Parnas said Trump and Giuliani, the president's personal attorney, directed him to urge Ukrainian officials to publicly open an investigation into a Trump Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. Parnas asserted that the ouster of Marie Yovanovitch as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine last spring was entirely motivated by her interference in their efforts to start a Biden investigation. And he even apologized to her for his conduct.

Parnas added that Pence, Barr and former national security adviser John Bolton were all aware of or involved in parts of the scheme.

#28 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-01-16 09:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Parnas added that Pence, Barr and former national security adviser John Bolton were all aware of or involved in parts of the scheme."

It looks like it could be coverup and corruption all the way down. Throw in McConnell and Nunes, and it's likely to be turtles and cows of coverup and corruption all the way down.

#29 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-16 10:24 AM | Reply

Look at all those DR Conservatives posting on this thread...

Me neither.

Avoiding it like the other mountains of evidence I guess.

#30 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-01-16 12:14 PM | Reply

First, in 2016 the Ukraine leaders and and diplomats were in the tank for Hillary -- all against Trump. They even wrote OP Ed letters against Trump during the campaign. But that was OK.

The Feds - FBI, DoJ, CIA, et al even surveilled the Trump campaign. But that was OK.

Now it has not even been proven that the Ambassador was surveilled, but even if she was --- just the thought of it it alarming!

What's wrong with that picture? It is OK to surveille, cheat and lie about Trump but we can never find out the truth about the Ambassador OR the previous VP or his son's shennanigans.

Right now the US Justice System is about as corrupt and politically lopsided as it can get. It's killing our democracy.

#31 | Posted by SJHamilton at 2020-01-16 12:59 PM | Reply

I see no questions or interviews or opportunities to rebut were offered to Trump, Guilliani, Pence or Bolton.

This democrat led style of justice now-a-days ---- YOU ARE GUILTY UNTIL YOU PROVE YOURSELF INNOCENT is never going to work when the allegations are always based upon lies, fake information or NO facts. Do you know what Parnov's business is called ? FRAUD INC. ! Why should anyone believe him -- he's a lair, a fraudulent charged Ukranian crook and longtime friend of the Bidens. Perhaps Biden should be charged with doing harm to HIS 2020 political oppoennt .. Pres Trump!

#32 | Posted by SJHamilton at 2020-01-16 01:08 PM | Reply

Do you know what Parnov's business is called ?

#32 | Posted by SJHamilton at 2020-01-16 01:08 PM | Reply

Do you know who Parnas worked for?

#33 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-16 01:29 PM | Reply

Why should anyone believe him (Parnas) -- he's a lair (sic), a fraudulent

#32 | Posted by SJHamilton

For exactly these reasons, why should anyone believe Donald Trump?

Trump threw one of his mob soldiers under the bus. The mob soldier wants revenge on his boss.

The Godfather, Part I

#34 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-16 01:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Parnas weekend prediction.
Heart attack gun?
Single car accident?
Hanged himself?

#26 | POSTED BY DOCMAN

I think it will be in a raid a couple of months down the road.
See Bill Cooper style.

#35 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-01-17 03:47 AM | Reply

#31 | POSTED BY SJHAMILTON

Oooohhh... They wrote "OP Ed letters against Trump". Well, that is OBVIOUSLY illegal. Throw them all in jail. But, a foreign country hacking into one of our political parties is not, right?

Yes, Trump was surveilled. He had a lot of sketchy contacts with a foreign government. If someone acts suspicious, it is the JOB of our government to investigate. Just because you are a conservative DOES NOT MEAN you are above the law. But, they DO have to follow the process and get warrants to do that surveillance. I can show you the warrants that gave them authority to put surveillance on Trump. Can you please show me the warrants that allowed Trump to investigate Joe Biden? Or the ones that give him the authority to put surveillance on the ambassador???

What is wrong with this picture? What is wrong is that liberals were FOLLOWING THE LAW while Trump was BREAKING it, and you are defending TRUMP and attacking liberals. Because you believe that white male conservatives should be above the law, while those same white male conservatives should be able to USE the law to suppress anyone who is NOT white, male, and conservative.

#36 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2020-01-17 08:53 AM | Reply

This democrat led style of justice now-a-days ---- YOU ARE GUILTY UNTIL YOU PROVE YOURSELF INNOCENT

#32 | POSTED BY SJHAMILTON

Anyone got the link to Hillary Clinton's 11 hours of testimony?

#37 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-01-17 09:16 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Anyone got the link to Hillary Clinton's 11 hours of testimony?

#37 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-

The point is always lost on them.

#38 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-17 09:56 AM | Reply

Where the Trumpcucks at?

#39 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-17 10:25 AM | Reply

Where the Trumpcucks at?

#39 | POSTED BY JOE

Yeah! And where is all de white women?

#40 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-01-17 10:54 AM | Reply

Anyone got the link to Hillary Clinton's 11 hours of testimony?

#37 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD

Humpy wouldn't last 5 minutes before they would have to "Lock Him Up!"

#41 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-01-17 10:54 AM | Reply

You have GOT to see Tub-o-Lard Hyde acting all tough guy on a video he apparently made this afternoon just for Twitter. It's hilariously terrible. It's hard to believe he thought it would actually benefit him in any way.

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#42 | Posted by cbob at 2020-01-17 05:43 PM | Reply

You have GOT to see Tub-o-Lard Hyde acting all tough guy

#42 | POSTED BY CBOB

I got to the part where he said he was climbing volcanoes.

That fat fccker hasn't seen his dcck in years and clearly doesn't have the sense to know when to stand up from the dinner table.

I'd like to see him climb up off of that couch.

#43 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-01-17 06:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump Stew:

Combine 1 cup corruption grease, 4 cups mental numbing agent, and 2 cups cholesterol. Bring to high heat until it announces its candidacy.

Add one small eggplant .

Pee over mixture.

Stir in former NYC mayor, turtle meat and one closeted, bitter senator, and serve.

Serves one party.

#44 | Posted by cbob at 2020-01-17 07:36 PM | Reply

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