A handwritten note on Ritz-Carlton paper shows Giuliani associate Lev Parnas spelling out his top goal for Ukraine’s president: Announce a criminal probe into Joe Biden
An associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani spelled out in a handwritten note his key objective for Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky: Announce a criminal probe into Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden.
“Get Zalensky to Annonce that the Biden case will be Investigated,” Lev Parnas wrote on notepaper from the luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel in Vienna, Austria.
The note was part of a batch of evidence handed by Parnas and his attorneys to House impeachment investigators, and released Tuesday.
It was not dated, but Parnas had told Giuliani in July 2019 he was traveling to Vienna.
It underlines that the key objective of Parnas, who had been working with Giuliani, was to secure damaging information on Biden and his family.
Trump’s critics say the president abused his position for personal gain in the 2020 presidential election, while his defenders say his key concern was to address corruption in Ukraine.
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A top associate of Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of President Donald Trump, wrote on Ritz-Carlton notepaper that his chief objective in Ukraine was for its president to announce a criminal probe into Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden and his son.
“Get Zalensky to Annonce that the Biden case will be Investigated,” Lev Parnas said in the misspelled note from a branch of the luxury hotel chain in Vienna, Austria.
In another bullet point in the note, Parnas wrote another objective: “Start commun[icating] with Zalensky without (Pinchuk or Kolomoisky).”
“Zalensky” refers to a misspelled version of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s name, and Victor Pinchuk and Igor Kolomoisky are two Ukrainian oligarchs close to Zelensky.
Among the evidence just produced by the House Intelligence Committee – a note from Parnas saying “get Zalensky to Annonce that the Biden case will be investigated” pic.twitter.com/nswPgc1kmF
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