Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been sent a letter from Joseph Bondy, attorney to Lev Parnas, urging McConnell to allow his client to testify at the ongoing Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
“For the past several months we have diligently pursued an opportunity for Mr. Parnas to provide complete and truthful testimony to the Government and Congress regarding Mr. Parnas’s activities in connection with the efforts of President Trump to secure concessions from Ukraine, in exchange for American aid,” the letter continued.
Bondy’s letter alleges that the President was aided in the scheme by his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who Parnas was working under, along with a list of several prominent administration officials and GOP figures.
“Mr. Parnas would testify that those holding various roles in this plot included GOP Super PAC America First, President Trump, Vice President Pence, former Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Attorney General Bill Barr, Senator Lindsey Graham, Congressman Devin Nunes, Nunes’s Staffer Derek Harvey, Journalist John Solomon, Attorneys Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing, Mr. Giuliani, and others,” wrote Bondy.
“Mr. Parnas would testify that at all times he was acting at the direction of Mr. Giuliani, on behalf of his client the President, and that the President and a number of people in his administration and the GOP were aware of the demands being imposed on Ukraine,” Bondy added.
McConnell has consistently opposed allowing witnesses and new evidence. Before the trial began, he told reporters he would be working in conjunction with Trump’s lawyers and there was “no chance” Trump would be convicted, adding that he was “not impartial about this at all.”
Today, Yertle McConnell and his merry band of spineless GOP appeasers voted against hearing any witnesses.
Click on the Newsweek link above, and you can read Mr. Bondy’s letter in its entirety.