From THE HILL:
They’re just being polite. Rudy Giuliani, Twitler, Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence, William Barr, John Bolton, Devin Nunes, Faux News talking asshole John Solomon and evil attorneys Victoria Toensing and Joe DiGenova had better hope Lev was wearing a condom, because he f#¢ked them but good, got the sheets wet and left without leaving any money on the nightstand.
A day after the House published evidence provided by Parnas for the Senate impeachment trial, Parnas unveiled his take on what has been going on behind the scenes with the White House’s Ukraine policy.
Giuliani’s associate connected Trump directly to the controversy and pressure campaign in Ukraine to get the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who sat on the board of the Ukrainian company Burisma.
Here are some of the accusations that Parnas made:
1. He claimed Trump threatened to withhold more than just military aid from Ukraine
“The message was: It wasn’t just military aid. It was all aid,” he said. “Basically the relationship would be sour. We would stop giving them any kind of aid.”
The associate to the president’s personal attorney said the aid was clearly contingent on U.S. demands, primarily the launch of an investigation into the Bidens.
2. He implicated Attorney General Barr, saying he “had to have known everything”
Giuliani’s associate continued by connecting Attorney General Bill Barr to the pressure campaign, saying that Giuliani had contacted the attorney general about the attempts to get Ukraine to announce a Biden investigation
“Barr had to have known everything,” he said. “Attorney General Barr was basically on the team.”
3. “Trump knew exactly what was going on”
Maddow asked Parnas about that “main inaccuracy or the main lie being told” that he felt he could correct.
He responded: “That the president didn’t know what was going on. President Trump knew exactly what was going on.”
Parnas continued, saying that he would not act without “the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the president,” and added that Trump’s claim that he doesn’t know Parnas is a lie.
4. He alleged Pence skipped Zelenksy’s inauguration because of Ukraine pressure campaign
When Maddow asked if the vice president knew his visit was involved in a “quid pro quo,” Parnas quoted Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s comments during the impeachment inquiry: “Everybody was in the loop.”
5. He asserted that the Ukraine campaign “was never about corruption [but] strictly about Burisma”
“And that was another thing that they were looking into, but it was never about corruption,” Parnas said. “It was never — it was strictly about Burisma, which included Hunter Biden and Joe Biden.”
Parnas said that he was shocked to see Devin Nunes participating in the impeachment hearings as the ranking member of the Intelligence Committee, because he met with Nunes several times at a Twitler hotel. He said that Nunes didn’t want to draw a lot of attention to himself, because he was already under investigation by the Ethics Committee. To avoid that, he hooked Parnas up with his aide, Derek Harvey, to assist him in the Ukraine business. Harvey didn’t have to be briefed, because he was already up to speed on the supposed dirt on Biden. If this doesn’t force the House Ethics Committee to open an investigation, I don’t know what will.
Parnas also said that John Bolton was in the loop and fully aware of what was going on. Bolton already said he wants to testify, and this forces him to do so if he wants to salvage any part of his reputation. I’m not a lawyer, so I am wondering if executive privilege can be claimed, because Giuliani wrote a letter that said he was Twitler’s personal attorney. If he was not working on behalf of the government, then where does executive privilege fit in?
On a personal note, I despise Victoria Toensing and her husband Joe DiGenova. Years ago, Dan Abrams had a show on MSNBC. Viewers were allowed to call in and comment. If they liked your comment, you could speak on the air. I called him a few times and was on the air a few times (three, if I remember correctly). One time was when Toensing and DiGenova were on and giggling about Enron and how so many people lost their jobs. Now, when you called the show, you had to call at the beginning. If they liked what you had to say, they would tell you to mute your TV and stay on the line. You had to wait for at least a half hour. I didn’t mute my TV, I just made it lower and then muted it when I was on the air. I listened to those 2 gasbags, and I just kept getting angrier and angrier. By the time I was allowed to speak, I was not about to let anyone else get a word in edgewise. I said that it was disgusting how the three of them (Dan Abrams included) could sit there and make light of what had happened. I said that I didn’t give a damn about the executives, because they took their money and ran, but there were a lot of middle class people working there who lost their jobs, their benefits and their dignity. I said that, for the three’s amusement, maybe a few of them will die of cancer, because they no longer had health insurance, or maybe a few will fling themselves off a roof in despair. Dan Abrams apologized for making light of it, but the two evil ones just sat their with their self-satisfied ugly smirks on their faces. But I digress…
Tonight’s interview with Parnas was just the first half. If you missed it, make sure to find it online. It was one bomb after another. Lev Parnas was a surprise to me. I was expecting a cartoon Russian, but his English was perfect, and he is not a stupid man at all. Tomorrow night is the second half. There will be no acceptable excuse for not watching it!