Lev Parnas, a close associate of Rudy Giuliani who was reportedly involved in his effort to investigate President Donald Trump’s political rival, has turned over audio and video recordings as well as photographs that include Trump and Giuliani to the House Intelligence Committee, ABC News reports.
Parnas was arrested in October on a four-count indictment that includes charges of making false statements to the Federal Election Commission, falsification of records and conspiracy.
Joseph A. Bondy, an attorney for Parnas, directed ABC News to an earlier statement from Sunday that read in part, “Mr. Parnas has vociferously and publicly asserted his wish to comply with his previously issued subpoena and to provide the House Intelligence Committee with truthful and important information that is in furtherance of justice, not to obstruct it.”
The statement goes on to say, "His evidence and potential testimony is non-partisan, and not intended to be part of a battle between the left and the right, but rather an aid in the determination by our government of what is in the best interests of our nation."
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff wouldn’t comment further, either.
"We have subpoenaed Mr. Parnas and Mr. [Igor] Fruman for their records. We would like them to fully comply with those subpoenas," Schiff told CNN Sunday.
Parnas previously indicated a willingness to cooperate with Congress and that he was willing to testify about meetings between Rep. Devin Nunes and a former Ukrainian prosecutor general in Vienna in 2018.
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