Wednesday was a busy day in Washington, after Ambassador Gordon Sondland threw virtually everyone in Trump’s camp under the bus, including top-ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, a staunch Trump supporter.
In addition to this bombshell testimony, on Wednesday, The Daily Beast released an exclusive report that Devin Nunes was involved with indicted Rudy Giuliani associate, Lev Parnas, whose name has come up multiple times over the course of the impeachment proceedings against Trump.
According to The Daily Beast:
‘Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, helped arrange meetings and calls in Europe for Rep. Devin Nunes in 2018, Parnas’ lawyer Ed MacMahon told The Daily Beast.
‘Nunes aide Derek Harvey participated in the meetings, the lawyer said, which were arranged to help Nunes’ investigative work. MacMahon didn’t specify what those investigations entailed.’
The Beast goes on to report:
‘Congressional records show Nunes traveled to Europe from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2018. Three of his aides—Harvey, Scott Glabe, and George Pappas—traveled with him, per the records. U.S. government funds paid for the group’s four-day trip, which cost just over $63,000.
‘The travel came as Nunes, in his role on the House Intelligence Committee, was working to investigate the origins of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election meddling.’
Devin Nunes, who has been heading up the Republican involvement in the impeachment inquiry, has spent the bulk of his time criticizing the probe and the way the media has been covering it.
“In their mania to attack the President, no conspiracy theory is too outlandish for the Democrats,” Nunes stated just before Ambassador Sondland’s testimony. Later in the day, he accused Democrats of having “Watergate fantasies,” saying:
‘I guess they fantasize about this at night.’
Last month, federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York charged Parnas with illegally moving money from foreign donors to American political campaigns. As you might imagine of someone from the Trump camp, Parnas maintains his innocence.
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