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TV Ratings: Rachel Maddow Interview With Mary Trump Breaks Viewership Record

Rachel Maddow scored her most-watched episode ever of “The Rachel Maddow Show” with an interview of President Trump’s niece Mary Trump. The sit-down drew a whopping 5.2 million total viewers, easily beating Maddow’s previous record for her MSNBC show of around 4.5 million viewers (which dates back to her conversation with Lev Parnas, who was […]
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Nadler To Invite Berman To Testify After Barr Attempts To Fire Him In Friday Night Massacre Gone Awry

House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) announced late Friday night that he will invite U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoff Berman to testify after Attorney General Bill Barr abruptly attempted to fire Berman. “America is right to expect the worst of Bill Barr, who has repeatedly interfered in criminal investigations on Trump’s behalf,” Nadler tweeted. “We have a hearing on this topic on Wednesday. We welcome Mr. Berman’s testimony and will invite him to test...
Tags: News, Senate, Joe Biden, Ukraine, SEC, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Berman, House Judiciary Committee, Barr, U S Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John Elias

Berman Refuses To Step Down After Barr Moves To Oust Him, ‘Investigations Will Move Forward’

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoff Berman refused to step down on Friday night after Attorney General Bill Barr issued a press release announcing that he had resigned. “Our investigations will move forward without delay or interruption,” Berman said in the press release, where he denied Barr’s statement. — US Attorney SDNY (@SDNYnews) June 20, 2020 Barr had issued a statement claiming that Berman had resigned on Friday night. But Berman, ...
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Barr Tries To Sack U.S. Attorney Probing Trump’s Pals. But Geoffrey Berman Says He’s Not Leaving.

Attorney General William Barr announced late Friday evening that he had nominated a Trump appointee to replace the Manhattan U.S. Attorney who had investigated and convicted some of President Donald Trump’s closest associates. It was a shocking announcement even to the prosecutor he intended to replace, Geoffrey Berman.“I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was ‘stepping down’ as United States Attorney,” Berman said in a statement. “I have not resigned, and have n...
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Trial for Giuliani associates Parnas, Fruman pushed back to February 2021

A federal judge on Wednesday delayed the trial of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, on charges of violating campaign finance laws to Feb. 1, 2021 because of difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The four-month delay means Parnas and Fruman, who were involved in an alleged Ukraine pressure campaign that underlay Trump's recent impeachment trial, will likely not be in the media glare in the final weeks of Trump's ...
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Lawsuit: Dem Donor Linked to Controversial Ukrainian Oligarch

A bespectacled Ukrainian oligarch with a strongman reputation popped up over and over throughout the Donald Trump impeachment saga. And now, little-noticed filings in Delaware Chancery Court allege a closer relationship than previously known between that oligarch, Ihor Kolomoisky, and a South Florida businessman who donated to a member of Congress. It’s another example of how people and companies linked to some of the former Soviet Union’s most controversial oligarchs end up with connections to ...
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SDNY Mulls New Charges Against Parnas That Could Pull Giuliani Deeper Into Scheme

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are considering filing new charges against Lev Parnas, the business associate of Rudy Giuliani, CNN reported. According to people familiar with the investigation, the charges are tied to Parnas’ company Fraud Guarantee, which paid Giuliani $500,000. The possible new charges are related to Parnas and his business associate and whether the pair intentionally misled investors in the Florida-based company designed to give other companies insured protection against...
Tags: Florida, News, Cnn, Manhattan, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Southern District of New York, David Correia, Correia, Parnas, SDNY, Nicole Lafond, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas, Fraud Guarantee, Parnas Correia

A powerful Ukrainian is playing both sides of Giuliani's Ukraine project

Ukraine official Arsen Avakov communicated with Guiliani pal Lev Parnas but also warned Marie Yovanovitch that Giuliani wanted her ousted as U.S. ambassador.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Giuliani, Arsen Avakov, Guiliani, Marie Yovanovitch, Lev Parnas

Lindsey Graham says Attorney General Barr has 'created a process' for Giuliani to give Barr dirt from Ukraine

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation that nobody should believe unverified information Rudy Giuliani brings back from Ukraine about former Vice President Joe Biden because it could be Russian disinformation, that Attorney General William Barr has created a special "process" through which Giuliani — President Trump's personal lawyer — can feed the Justice Department his Ukraine information, and that Biden should be investigated for possible corruption in Ukrai...
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Sinking in the Swamp review: dispatches from the belly of the Trumpian beast

Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng deliver gossip as well as the goods from behind the scenes of our national reality showIn July 2018, the Daily Beast’s Lachlan Markay posted a short piece about a mysterious $375,000 contribution from “Global Energy Producers” to America First Action, a pro-Trump Super Pac. Eighteen months later, federal agents arrested Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman en route to Dulles airport; they were holding one-way tickets. Republican politicians who took their cash are offlo...
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Fox News Internal Document Bashes Pro-Trump Fox Regulars for Spreading ‘Disinformation’

Fox News’ own research team has warned colleagues not to trust some of the network’s top commentators’ claims about Ukraine.An internal Fox News research briefing book obtained by The Daily Beast openly questions Fox News contributor John Solomon’s credibility, accusing him of playing an “indispensable role” in a Ukrainian “disinformation campaign.”The document also accuses frequent Fox News guest Rudy Giuliani of amplifying disinformation, as part of an effort to oust former U.S. Ambassador to ...
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New Evidence Shows Pressure Campaign Started Earlier With Prior Ukraine Prez

As the Senate votes to acquit President Trump over his bid to extort the Ukrainian government into providing him with domestic political help, TPM has new evidence suggesting that the pressure campaign came far closer to succeeding and at an earlier stage than was previously known. Months before President Trump pressured Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky to open investigations during the infamous July 25 phone call, henchmen working for his attorney nearly succeeded in doing the same with t...
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Hannity Was Set To Play Early Role In Response To Impeachment Inquiry

Fox News host Sean Hannity was set to play an early role in the response to President Trump’s impeachment inquiry. TPM obtained text messages between Lev Parnas and a Fox News producer and booker as they attempted to arrange an interview between Hannity and Viktor Shokin, a disgraced Ukrainian prosecutor with an axe to grind against Joe Biden. The exchange occurred in early October, days before Parnas and his associate Igor Fruman were intercepted by FBI agents at Washington-Dulles Internatio...
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Prosecutors Have 20 Phones Still To Crack In Parnas Case

Manhattan federal prosecutors expect to crack open the contents of 20 more electronic devices in the prosecution of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Roos said at a Monday status conference that none of the defendants in the case had provided the government with passwords to access their devices, meaning that the FBI is currently trying to hack into their phones, computers, and other hard drives. That process is ongoing as federal prosecutors mull whether – and when ...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, House, Manhattan, House Intelligence Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Roos, Bondy, Parnas, Paul Oetken, SDNY, Oetken, Gerald Lefcourt

U.S. Mulls More Charges Against Giuliani Allies; Trial Date Set

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government may file additional charges against Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas and others accused of campaign-finance crimes before the start of their trial Oct. 5, a prosecutor said Monday.Parnas and co-defendant Igor Fruman worked closely with Giuliani in trying to dig up dirt in Ukraine on Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, and in ousting the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, the government alleges. Prosecutors had indicated in December that the case could be ex...
Tags: New York, News, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Manhattan, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Roos, Parnas, Oetken, Christian Berthelsen, Nicolas Roos, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas, David Glovin

October criminal trial date set for Giuliani associates

An October trial date was set Monday for two associates of Rudy Giuliani who are charged with making illegal campaign contributions. Lev Parnas was the only defendant among four men facing trial to be at a Manhattan courthouse when U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken set the Oct. 5 trial date. Parnas was smiling and wearing an American-flag pin in court.
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Ex-Ukraine ambassador at center of impeachment inquiry reportedly retires from State Department

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is retiring from her role in the State Department, sources familiar with her decision confirmed.Yovanovitch enjoyed a 33-year career in the foreign service, but things took a turn for the worse for her under the Trump administration. She recently played a central role in President Trump's impeachment inquiry and provided testimony about Trump's dealings with Ukraine during the House's investigation last year.Yovanovitch accused the ...
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McConnell Gets Trump Signoff for Vote Plan: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- The Senate voted to block calling witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled final votes on the impeachment articles for Wednesday at 4 p.m. An acquittal is all but assured.Here are the latest developments:McConnell Gets Trump Signoff for Vote Plan (8:03 p.m.)McConnell got approval from Trump before introducing the resolution that sets the final votes for Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the matter.McConnell cal...
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Parnas lists explosive evidence about Trump he'd share as an impeachment witness

Lev Parnas has a lot to share with the Senate -- if only it'll let him.Parnas, the indicted former Rudy Giuliani associate who has claimed he furthered President Trump's agenda in Ukraine, has since turned on Trump and pitched himself as a witness in his impeachment trial. It's become pretty clear senators won't vote to give Parnas that chance, but in a last-ditch effort to change their minds, Parnas explained Friday just what he'd reveal if he were called as a witness for th...
Tags: News, Senate, Ukraine, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Joe, Trump, John Bolton, McConnell, Bondy, Parnas, Hunter Biden, Marie Yovanovitch

Parnas’ Disclosure To House Intel Committee Throws Wrench Into Criminal Case

NEW YORK — Tempers flared at a Thursday hearing in the prosecution of Lev Parnas, as an attorney for the former friend of Rudy Giuliani’s was accused of ethical misconduct. The hearing, held in Manhattan federal court, dealt with two issues sparked by Parnas’s ongoing campaign to transfer evidence in his case to the House Intelligence Committee. The first issue came up after Manhattan federal prosecutors tried to block Parnas from transferring his iCloud account, which they had gained access ...
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Paul Manafort and Rudy’s Indicted Associate Igor Fruman Go Way, Way Back

The web of connections between Donald Trump’s convicted campaign manager and an indicted man who tried to dig up dirt on his political rival runs tighter and longer than previously understood.Rudy Giuliani ally Igor Fruman and ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort have been friendly for years, two sources familiar with their relationship tell The Daily Beast.And that relationship — stretching from New York to London to Kyiv — long predated Rudy Giuliani’s wide-ranging attempts to discredit the e...
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New Parnas video places Giuliani associates at Mar-a-Lago with Trump

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of Rudy Giuliani, attended a fundraising dinner with President Donald Trump and then-Congressman Pete Sessions in April 2018, according to a new video recording that was released on Thursday.
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Lev Parnas Tells Court He Can Give Democrats Evidence Himself

(Bloomberg) -- Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas withdrew his request for permission to provide government evidence in his criminal prosecution to House Democrats pursuing President Donald Trump’s removal from office, saying he no longer needed the court’s approval.Parnas said at a hearing in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday that he was able to access the material directly from Apple Inc.’s iCloud without relying on a version produced by prosecutors.Parnas, who is charged with breaking ca...
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Chief Justice John Roberts Declines to Read Rand Paul’s Impeachment Question Naming the Whistleblower

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial lurched into a final day of questions and answers Thursday before a crucial vote on calling witnesses — even as attention focused on a Trump attorney’s controversial defense and a Republican senator’s effort to expose the whistleblower who started the impeachment probe. The vote on witnesses, expected Friday, could lead to an abrupt end of the trial with the expected acquittal. Or, less likely, it could bring weeks more of argument a...
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New Audio Appears to Show Ex-Giuliani Pal Lev Parnas at Dinner With Trump

New audio obtained by The Daily Beast appears to show former Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman attending an April 2018 fundraising dinner with President Donald Trump along with former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions. The recording marks the second substantial release of audio showing Parnas interacting with the president at a fundraising event.Federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged Parnas in October 2019, alongside his business partners Igor Fruman, David Correia, and Andrey Ku...
Tags: News, New York City, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Manhattan, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Parnas, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas, Andrey Kukushkin, Igor Fruman David Correia

House Foreign Policy Chair Says Bolton Told Him To Look Into Yovanovitch Ouster

In September, former National Security Adviser John Bolton told the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to look into the recall of former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, the chairman, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), said Wednesday. Yovanovitch was ultimately recalled last spring after a months-long smear campaign led by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. After Bolton’s tenure as National Security Adviser ended, Engel said in his sta...
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NBC: Trump Fan Tied To Yovanovitch Surveillance Scheme Pretended To Be DEA Officer

Anthony de Caluwe, a Dutch Trump fan with ties to indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, pretended to be an officer for the Drug Enforcement Administration while purportedly tracking former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, NBC News reported Wednesday. Several people told NBC News that de Caluwe, who provided the updates of Yovanovitch’s supposed locations that American landscaper Robert Hyde had sent to Parnas, introduced himself to them as law enforcement at the DEA or sometimes the...
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Lev Parnas wants to tell senators there were 'many quid pro quos' if he's called as a witness

Lev Parnas is on Capitol Hill, and he has something to say.Parnas, a former associate of Rudy Giuliani, has provided telling pieces of evidence against President Trump in his Senate impeachment trial — not that most Republican senators have wanted to listen to him. So on Wednesday, Parnas showed up at the Capitol to convince the Senate to take witnesses in its ongoing trial, and then revealed what he'd say if he were called.PBS NewsHour's Yamiche Alcindor questioned Parnas while he was w...
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Trump impeachment: Lev Parnas barred from trial entry due to ankle monitor – live

Ex-Giuliani associate appears at Capitol, saying: ‘Call the witnesses’Today is first of two days of question-and-answer sessions at trialHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 5.34pm GMT The impeachment trial is set to resume with the first of two question-and-answer sessions in about 30 minutes.Here’s where the day stands so far: 5.21pm GMT According to CNN, the White House has threatened John Bolton not to publish his book, which reportedly includes a...
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Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas arrives at Capitol, goes to Schumer's office – live impeachment trial updates

Senators begin up to 16 hours of questions Wednesday in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump after six days of arguments from both sides.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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