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Travis Berry | 19 January, 2020, 00:26

The messages released Friday span from February through May 2019.

In an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, the second part of which aired on Thursday night, Parnas elaborated on remarks that paint a far more involved role for the president in Giuliani's dealings with Ukraine.

In text messages between Republican congressional candidate Robert Hyde and Parnas that have been made public, Hyde appeared to suggest to Parnas that he had people following Yovanovitch's movements in Ukraine.

Parnas' lawyers said he had provided the documents to home investigators in response to a summons in September.

The Belgian country-code number sends Hyde a screenshot of an official photo of Yovanovitch.

"I'd never heard about this at all", Pompeo told Hugh Hewitt, a talk radio host.

Marie Yovanovitch, previous UNITED STATE ambassador to Ukraine, is promised in to affirm prior to a House Intelligence Committee hearing as component of the impeachment query right into President Donald Trump onNov 15, 2019.

REPRESENTATIVE. ADAM SCHIFF: I do not want to pass judgment on its credibility, or on others, until we have the opportunity to flesh it out. "It was just copy and paste b-- from some intel guy - probably that was f--ing with me, trying to set Trump up".

CNN's Jim Acosta got shut down by President Donald Trump during a media briefing where the reporter pressed the president on a statement from a Ukrainian associate of Rudy Giuliani. Nunes initially denied ever speaking to Parnas, then admitted this week that he had, in fact, spoken to him on the phone.

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The exchanges include repeated references by Nunes aide Derek Harvey and Parnas to Biden. One planned meeting included former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, whose firing former Vice President Joe Biden urged. She was also viewed as an enemy by former Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, who had offered to help find compromising information in return for favours from Washington.

Ukrainian authorities also opened an investigation into a Russian hacking attack against Burisma Holdings, a company that employed the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

"Let's make our call at 12 noon and we can have the first prosecutor at 1 am?"

"She's under heavy protection outside Kiev", Hyde texted Parnas.

Two days later, Harvey texts Parnas: "Lev".

"That was just colorful, I thought we were playing".

At one point, on April 19, Harvey tells Parnas that he believes 'we are best served by sending the official letter and receiving documentation before any more interviews'. The Wall Street Journalreported in October that Perry had reached out to Giuliani at Trump's behest to smooth a path for a Zelensky-Trump meeting.

Asked directly if Mr Parnas was lying, Mr Trump's lawyer replied, "I'm not responding yet".

This story and headline have been updated with additional information from the documents.

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