Newly-released texts show discussions by Rudy Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas that talk about stalking former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
The texts, one of which refers to Yovanovitch as ‘that b—h’, were made public by the House Intelligence Committee as part of a cache of evidence linking Parnas to President Donald Trump’s efforts to put pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.
Yovanovitch, who testified during President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, was abruptly recalled from her position in May after what she described as a smear campaign.
Upon the release of the documents, Yovanovitch demanded an investigation to look into the extent of surveillance that was conducted by Parnas and his associates.
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Newly-published text exchanges involving Rudy Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas show him discussing efforts to stalk former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, and refer to her bluntly as ‘that b—h’.
The conversations were made public by the House Intelligence Committee, along with letters and handwritten notes that illustrate Parnas’ role in President Donald Trump’s pressure campaign in Ukraine.
Yovanovitch, who testified during President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, was abruptly recalled from her position in May after she what she characterized as a smear campaign.
The conversations back up Yovanovitch’s testimony, showing Parnas and his associates plotting to “get rid” of her.
Parnas texted his associate Robert Hyde, a Republican running for Congress in Connecticut, in which Hyde called Yovanovitch a “b—h” for being anti-Trump.
In a poorly-spelled follow-up, Hyde said he “can’t believe Trumo hasn’t fired this b—h. I’ll get right in that.”
Hyde later sent several texts suggesting he was keeping tabs on Yovanovitch in Ukraine, adding, “They are willing to help if we/you would like a price.”
Afterward, Hyde wrote, “Guess you can do anything in the Ukraine with money.”
At the end of March, Hyde texted Parnas updating …read more
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