Lev Parnas: Trump knew everything
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 that Parnas would not have acted without Giuliani’s or Trump’s blessing.
“President Trump knew exactly what was going on,” Parnas 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.”
The comments, in an interview that will air later Wednesday, come on the same day that House Democrats delivered their articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial. Trump’s impeachment was launched by his efforts to push the Ukrainian government to investigate the family of a Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. He was impeached on charges of abusing power and obstructing Congress.