Joseph Bondy, attorney for Lev Parnas, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Friday, asking that his client be allowed to testify in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
A video released by the attorney of Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas Thursday shows Igor Fruman being greeted warmly by RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, before the indicted men mingle with President Donald Trump at a 2018 Mar-a-Lago event.
The indicted Florida businessman told CNN he did not know if Graham was "deeply involved" and had not had direct contact with the senator.
A spokesperson for the Florida senator said he had "no recollection" of meeting the indicted businessman.
Joseph Bondy, the attorney of Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, has asked a federal judge to allow his client to hand over further secret recordings of President Donald Trump to House Democrats.
Joseph Bondy tweeted that it was "curious" that Bolton was reportedly told of "the same Presidential quid pro quo" his client has described.
"He's the only one I didn't want her to pick," the president said of Sanders in the newly-released recording.
The indicted Rudy Giuliani associate is in possession of more recordings made by Igor Fruman, his lawyer Joseph Bondy told CNN's Anderson Cooper.
Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine, was eventually removed in April 2019 in a sprawling scandal that has engulfed the Trump administration.
"Mike Pence does indeed know the guy," Joseph Bondy wrote on Twitter as he posted footage of his client with the vice president and second lady Karen Pence.
House Democrats released a fresh batch of evidence for the Trump impeachment trial Friday, highlighted by text messages between Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas and an aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).
California Democratic Representative Ted Lieu responded to Congressman Devin Nunes' threat of a defamation lawsuit by sending a letter to Nunes' lawyer which read in part, "Take your letter and shove it."
Connecticut Republican Robert Hyde also alleged that Lev Parnas planned to have Rudy Giuliani kidnapped in Ukraine in order to blackmail the president.
Reince Priebus accused MSNBC host Rachel Maddow of being involved in a conspiracy, after she interviewed Lev Parnas on Thursday.
The ABC host mocked the reaction to claims made by Rudy Giuliani's aide that President Trump knew about pressure on Ukraine to dig dirt on the Bidens.
President Donald Trump has maintained that he does not know Lev Parnas, despite being pictured in photos with him.
The South Carolina congressman said new evidence presented by Parnas was "no different" to earlier impeachment evidence.
Lev Parnas told MSNBC'S Rachel Maddow Thursday that President Donald Trump attempted to fire then-Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch multiple times, but it didn't work. "It was becoming comical," Parnas said.
The show's previous record was 4.13 million viewers in March 2017.
In the second installment of his interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Lev Parnas compared President Donald Trump to a "cult leader," saying "There's a lot of Republicans that would go against [Trump]."
He said Democrats were acting as if Lev Parnas "is the second coming of Theodore Roosevelt or something" after his Wednesday evening interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
After President Donald Trump told CNN's Jim Acosta to be "quiet" about Rudy Giuliani's former business associate Lev Parnas at a press gaggle Thursday, video was released by Parnas' lawyer showing Trump and Parnas shaking hands at Mar-a-Lago.
"I don't know Lev Parnas. What documents?" Conway said during a CNN interview.
The topic came after an interview on Fox News in which Nunes admitted that he remembered the call, but just had not recognized the name "Parnas."
The Connecticut Republican told Eric Bolling that his texts to Lev Parnas were "just colorful" and stressed that he was a "little landscaper."
The GOP congressman said he "just didn't know the name" when call logs released in December revealed that he had been on a call with Parnas.
"Mr. Barr had to have known everything," Parnas said.
Lev Parnas told Rachel Maddow that the only reason former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was removed from office was that she stood in the way of the Biden investigation. Parnas also said that Robert Hyde, suspected of keeping tabs on Yovanovitch's location, was "drunk all the time."
On 'The Rachel Maddow Show' Wednesday, Lev Parnas said that Vice President Mike Pence was given the assignment to have Ukraine investigate Joe and Hunter Biden.
The new batch of Trump impeachment evidence offered by House Democrats was dismissed by pundit Sean Hannity on his radio show Monday, along with a lawyer appearing on Fox News.