Devin Nunes Says He Doesn't 'Recall' Talking With Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas After Impeachment Report Shows Multiple Call Logs

Congressman Devin Nunes admits it is "possible" that he spoke with Rudy Giuliani's indicted associate Lev Parnas, but does not recall any conversations, after telephone logs between the pair were revealed in the House Intelligence Committee report.

Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Nunes is alleged to have taken part in a number of phone calls with President Donald Trump's attorney and one of the two men accused of assisting Giuliani in asking Ukraine to investigate potential Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, ahead of the 2020 election.

Speaking to Fox News' Sean Hannity, Nunes discussed his $435 million defamation lawsuit against CNN after the network claimed he went to Vienna in 2018 in order to find "dirt" on the Bidens, which Nunes denies.

Hannity also brought up the just-published report, which alleged he was part of a campaign coordinated by Giuliani and multiple other figures to help Trump pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.

Giuliani is reported to have made several phone calls to Nunes, Parnas and the Office of Management and Budget, the agency that withheld the $391 million aid to Ukraine which forms part of the alleged "quid pro quo" between Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Nunes admitted speaking to Giuliani over the phone, but claims it was only to laugh about how the long-awaited Robert Mueller report into Russian interference during the 2016 election had "completely bombed and flamed."

"Maybe they have the recordings of my phone calls with Rudy Giuliani. They're welcome to play them because everything I spoke with Rudy Giuliani about is nothing that I wouldn't care if the American people found out," Nunes said.

Hannity then asks if he remembers speaking to Parnas several times in April as the report suggests.

"You know, it's possible," Nunes said. "But I haven't gone through all my phone records. I don't really recall that name, I remember the name now because he's been indicted.

"I'll go back and check on my records. But it seems very unlikely that I would be taking calls from random people."

The report shows one of the phonecalls between Nunes and Parnas lasted more than eight and a half minutes.

"We have a process, a standard operating procedure; you call my office, or you call me or you see me out on the street, I will do my job and do my duty, I'll get take your information. I'll get it to the appropriate staff person, or the appropriate agency.

"And I will tell you this," Nunes added. "Anything that we have from Parnas and his lawyers, whatever game they're up to, we're going to work directly with the Justice Department to make sure that these guys aren't just trying to obstruct justice, to obstruct our congressional investigation, or to lie to Congress.

"I don't know what these guys are up to, but the long arm of the law is going to catch them."

The comments came as Joseph Bondy, an attorney for Parnas, publicly criticized Nunes for not recusing himself from the ongoing impeachment inquiry into the president.

Bondy did not immediately return a request for further comment.

Devin Nunes, you should have recused yourself at the outset of the #HIC #ImpeachingHearings. #LetLevSpeak

— Joseph A. Bondy (@josephabondy) December 3, 2019
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Rep. Devin Nunes listens as Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testifies before the House Select Committee on Intelligence in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill September 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. Nunes said it is possible he spoke with indicted Lev Parnas following the release of the impeachment report. Chip Somodevilla/Getty