Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas Submits Audio, Videos and Photos Related to Ukraine Allegations to Schiff: Report

Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, has reportedly turned over audio, videos and photos to House Democrats conducting the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump after Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff subpoenaed the materials.

Multiple sources familiar with the matter told ABC News on Sunday that Parnas—who played a key role in helping Giuliani investigate Ukraine matters and the family of former Vice President Joe Biden—has submitted the materials to the House committee. Although it is currently unclear exactly what the documents contain, the network has reported that some of the content submitted includes Trump and Giuliani. Sources also claim materials in both English and Ukrainian were received by the committee.

The report came after Schiff confirmed that Democrats had requested the document in a CNN appearance earlier on Sunday. "We have subpoenaed Mr. Parnas and Mr. [Igor] Fruman for their records. We would like them to fully comply with those subpoenas," he said.

Joseph A. Bondy, Parnas' lawyer, expressed his client's intention to comply with the subpoena on Sunday. "Mr. Parnas has vociferously and publicly asserted his wish to comply with his previously issued subpoena," he said in a statement, "and to provide the House Intelligence Committee with truthful and important information that is in furtherance of justice, not to obstruct it."

Bondy added: "His evidence and potential testimony is non-partisan, and not intended to be part of a battle between the left and the right, but rather an aid in the determination by our government of what is in the best interests of our nation."

Parnas, a Ukrainian-born American citizen, and another Giuliani associate, Igor Fruman, were subpoenaed by the committee last month. At the time, both men declared they would not comply with the House-led inquiry. Fruman has still not indicated that he intends to cooperate with the committee.

In October, the two men were arrested at Dulles International Airport on charges including issuing false statements to the Federal Election Commission and conspiracy to commit campaign finance fraud. Their charges were in connection to a Southern District of New York criminal campaign finance case. Parnas and Fruman, who both pleaded not guilty, were attempting to leave the country at the time of their arrest.

In recent weeks, Parnas and Fruman have been linked to the impeachment inquiry into Trump after reports indicated they had assisted Giuliani in his efforts to find dirt on Biden by allegedly helping the former New York mayor set up meetings with officials from Ukraine.

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivers closing remarks at the end of an impeachment inquiry hearing in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty
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