Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, can be seen in a newly-revealed picture grinning with Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner – after a lawyer says he handed a ‘trove’ of information to Democratic investigators.
Joseph A. Bondy, who represents Parnas and handed over digital information belonging to Parnas to the House Intelligence Committee after getting the consent of a federal judge, has been posting a skein of photos online that show Parnas hobnobing with powerful Trump allies.
In the latest image, obtained by the DailyBeast and later published by Bondy, he can be seen grinning while standing between Jared and Ivanka. CNN identified the location of the event as the Trump Townhouse, located inside Trump’s luxury Washington, D.C. hotel.
Lev Parnas (center), poses with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, at a locale identified as the Trump Townhouse inside the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C.
It’s likely not the only time Parnas was there. He was also photographed with Trump there at an America First Action event in April 2018 wearing a different tie.
Federal authorities charge Parnas and associate Igor Fruman with allegedly using a straw donor to make illegal contributions to the pro-Trump super PAC. Both men have pleaded not guilty.
Bondy posted a montage of photos of his client, set to the tune of rapper M.C. Hammer’s ‘Can’t Touch This.’
Later, Bondy posted still more images to the tune of ‘We are Family,’ by Sister Sledge. It includes the Ivanka and Jared photo, this time adding a different image featuring Donald Trump, Jr. wearing a tuxedo and a red tie.
Another shot shows Trump about to shake hands with Parnas in front of a Christmas tree, perhaps at a White House Christmas party.
Another image from the same room shows Parnas (wearing a different tie) with the president
Bondy tagged his post with the slogan ‘Call the witnesses,’ in reference to impeachment. He is believed to be seeking beneficial treatment for his client in exchange for cooperation
SEATMATES? One image shows place cards for Parnas next to Trump at an event
Parnas attorney posted a series of smiling photos with Trump family members set to the tune of ‘We are Family’
Jared Kushner also appears with Parnas and Donald Trump, Jr. in this photo
GRILLING: A menu lists a wedge salad and a ‘Presidential Cheeseburger’
Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas has handed over information from his iPhone to investigators with the House Intelligence Committee
One new picture shows Parnas with Trump son Eric Trump, a top Trump Organization executive
Parnas lawyer Joseph Bondy touted the information handoff on Twitter
Trump son Eric Trump is also featured in a shot with Parnas. Other images Other Parnas with Rep. Steve Scalise and Kevin McCarthy, who have been loyal Trump defenders in Congress.
‘#Whodat, @SteveScalise?’ Bondy posted, referencing the House Minority Whip.
An image of an embellished personal menu shows a place setting for a ‘Mr. Lev Parnas.’ It includes a wedge salad and a ‘presidential cheeseburger.’
Another image shows a Lev Parnas place card placed next to one that says ‘President Donald Trump,’ although it wasn’t immediately known whether the two men actually sat next to each other at the event.
Bondy posted the montage with the hashtags #LetLevSpeak and #LevRemembers, tagging Trump, Giuliani, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Sen. Charles Schumer.
Parnas has handed over a ‘trove’ of information to the Democratic-run House Intelligence Committee, Bondy says.
Parnas, who featured prominently in the House Democratic impeachment inquiry, has digital information he wants to share, having obtained a green light from a judge.
‘After our trip to DC, we worked through the night providing a trove of Lev Parnas’ WhatsApp messages, text messages & images—not under protective order—to [the committee], detailing interactions with a number of individuals relevant to the impeachment inquiry,’ wrote Parnas attorney Joseph Bondy.
A federal district judge granted Bondy’s motion to modify a protective order and provide discovery information to the committee, which oversaw the impeachment inquiry which resulted in the House voting out two articles of impeachment against Trump.
The efforts by Bondy to assist congressional investigators could be an effort to demonstrate his client’s utility as a potential witness in the Southern District of New York, where he is being prosecuted.
A House subpoena requested Parnas provide ‘all documents and communications’ regarding Giuliani and Trump. He has been cooperating with investigators.
Still unclear is how if at all the information might feature in a Senate impeachment trial. Bondy has tagged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic leader Sen. Charles Schumer in his latest post.
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