Lev Parnas Accuses Top Trump Officials Of Awareness Of Ukraine Scheme | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Lev Parnas, former associate of Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, talks about a letter outlining what he would be willing to testify to in Congress about Trump's Ukraine scheme, including the involvement of top Trump officials and Senator Lindsey Graham. Aired on 01/31/20.
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Lev Parnas Accuses Top Trump Officials Of Awareness Of Ukraine Scheme | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

68 Comments on "Lev Parnas Accuses Top Trump Officials Of Awareness Of Ukraine Scheme | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. onepieceofgumleft | February 1, 2020 at 1:19 AM | Reply

    I think I’m in Lev with this guy for giving out the details of this “drug deal”.

  2. There are so many people caught up in this no wonder trump was let off the hook, because too many would go down with him.
    Corrupt government. America is broken. I wish that America would get their country back from this disgraceful crime monarchy.

  3. Anyone else find it interesting that instead of demanding that Bolton, Mick, Pompeo, and Rudy line up to testify that t’rump was innocent, t’rump fought tooth and nail so they WOULD NOT testify? 🤔
    Obstruction of Congress in plain sight! 😄😅

    • @catalinacurio I bet he is getting paid from the Democrats to release it at this perfect time.

    • @catalinacurio got nothing to do with her, got all to do with the dirty crooked senatorship white supremacists, white nationalists n the Russians made demon seed Adolf Donald Trump Heiler. Make no mistake, GOD will hold these liars of athority ACCOUNTABLE, MARK MY WORDS, EVIL NEVER WINS, IT JUST GET OUT OF THE BLOCKS N SPREAD FASTER THE TRUTH, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT BLOCKS WITNESSES WHO HOLDS THE TRUTH . “KARMA IS COMING”
      SUCIDE RATE IN THE SENATE WILL GO UP, U PEOPLE WILL PAY DEARLY FOR MESSING WITH US N FOR MESSING WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S DEMARCACY N CONSTITUTION, I PROMISE YOU WE THE PEOPLE WILL MAKE ANOTHER STAND BY THE VERY GRACE OF GOD AMEN.

    • @Carnell Bell May your wisdom and discernment grow. The Malachim are watching.

      מבורך

  4. If Trump and his gang of henchmen thinks this is over, then they are sadly mistaken. Congress will be holding hearings to get the testimonies of Bolton, Lev Parnas,  and others.  The truth about Graham, Pompeo, Mulvaney, Nunes, and Pence will all be revealed in the next coming weeks and months.

    “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

    • Jonathan McGuire | February 1, 2020 at 1:59 PM | Reply

      You’re beyond stupid kid

    • Why didn’t the house handle their business properly the first time around? Go ahead, harass President Trump for another 4 years. Dems will not see the White House or Senate for 12+ years.

    • David J We can only hope. I would also like to paraphrase what one commenter has said (re the Senate Republicans’ vote for not allowing witnesses) in a comment from yesterday. I believe she said something to the effect, that it is important that patriotic Americans stay calm, and remain focussed, on what is necessary for them to do to, from this point onwards, in order to finally get Donald Trump removed from office.

      For my part, I replied that I agreed with her, that “Revenge is a dish best served cold”. Americans who are tired of their current sham president, must overturn what is to be the most likely outcome of this impeachment trial — an acquittal for Donald Trump, with the power of their vote, in the next US election.

      In the meantime, true American patriots and defenders of democracy should try not to despair over the direction taken by the current Republican-led Senate. As Lawrence O’Donnell recently pointed out, the body of the Senate is still, for the most part, over-represented by those states that have traditionally voted for the status quo — so for that body to behave in an undemocratic manner, is very much to be expected.

      And hopefully commenters like yourself may be right about this not being over yet — for witnesses coming forward, for possible future explosive new allegations against this US president and his merry band of henchmen (and -women). Lev Parnas just recently appeared to be relating to MSNBC’s Ari Melber, for example, that Sen. Lindsey Graham was very much involved with Rudy Giuliani, at the time the military aid for Ukraine was being withheld.

      In any ordinary court of law, with emerging allegations like this coming out about every second day — this would perhaps still be considered “discovery” phase. It is my hope that Americans will see this kind of news as “discovery” that continues, and that they will judge this current US administration accordingly.

      Republicans in undecided states are going to be watching all this play out, too, in the months leading up to the US election. It may well take a miracle or two, or three, but perhaps enough of these undecided states may be tipped over to voting Blue, by the time November comes around. Or so I hope. In any case, best of luck in 2020 and beyond.

  5. So we now know that Pat Cipollone, Trump’s defense lawyer in his impeachment trial, was also a witness to Trump’s scheme to bribe Ukraine. Trump’s administration is truly a treacherous criminal enterprise run-amok. I guess when Sondland said that everyone was in the loop, he really meant that EVE-RY-ONE….was in the loop.  I’m afraid that I may wake-up    tomorrow to find out that I was in the loop as well. 😄

    It’s being reported that Michael Cohen was taken out of his cell and rushed to a hospital after suffering a severe laughing attack upon hearing the latest revelations about Trump’s lawyer Cipollone. 😂😆😂

    • @Davis J…..YOU GOT ALL THAT RIGHT!!!!

    • Yeah, I’m sure Cohen is splitting his sides laughing and yelling, “I TOLD YOU SO!”. He did tell us… No one believed him…

    • DAVID J, REMEMBER HOW THE REPUBLICANS WANTED SCHIFF TO RESIGN OR THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT GETTING RID OF HIM, IS BECAUSE SCHIFF WAS LIVING UP TO THE CONSTITUTION AND CHECKING THIS DIRTY ROTTEN SO CALLED PRESIDENT! MOSCOW MITCH IS DOING WHAT RUMPKINS WANTS IS BECAUSE HIS WIFE IS IN THE CABINET AND DON’T RUMPKINS FIRING HER! ALL THE THOSE SO CALLED DEFENSE LAWYERS ALL THEY IS DID IS LIE,LIE! LINDSEY GRAHAM IS THE ONE THAT SHOULD BE KICKED OUT PLUS CIPA;LONI AND LOOSE HIS BARR LICENSE HE BEEN INVOLVED IN CONSPIRACY!

    • Mary Lou Lee Actually, the Republicans most under Mitch McConnell’s sway wanted to have Adam Schiff on the witness stand, as well as the Bidens, in order to use them as example of how much they could threaten ALL witnesses against Trump, if they wanted to. Obviously that did not happen, in the end, but these Republicans were clamouring for it!

  6. It’s all going to come out. Big Blue’s coming to town in November.

  7. The GOP turned the White House into a cesspool.
    Donald Trump turned it into a tar-pit.

    Bad News for them.
    Tar is *highly* combustible.
    It just takes one spark to set it all ablaze.

    And Parnas got a matchbox worth of sparks ready for the task….

    • ZEPHANIAH PHANNIAH | February 1, 2020 at 6:42 AM | Reply

      Marc Emson not really remember the caption DRAIN THE SWAMP Trump is draining the swamp stagnant smelly MAGA

  8. Michael Humphrey | February 1, 2020 at 1:52 AM | Reply

    This is just breathtaking. The pure depths of evil that Lev Parnas is exposing here is just on another level here. It’s no wonder the Republicans didn’t want any witnesses.

    • BINGO. #RepublicanCoverup

    • @Susan Clark I can not believe your level of ignorance about USA border security.. no matter who the president is they will not let you in without your USA passport or legal documentation..and for you information about deportation the greatest president Obama deported more migrants than any other president..

    • Then why didn’t Schiff call Parnas as a witness himself in the house hearings? The republicans had absolutely no say in the proceedings, so why? Because if Parnas said this under oath he would be perjuring himself. This way he can say whatever he wants with impunity and CNN will present it as news.

    • The Republiclowns are the most corrupt cowards in the history of America … truly disgusting.  They will pay dearly at the ballot box‼
      ⛔ IMPEACH then IMPRISON ⛔
      #Trump4PRISONdent2020

  9. If the Senate won’t do it – I think we should get all the witnesses together, they can be interviewed (better invite Fox)then we can all vote like Americas Got Talent!!

    • Does this mean IMPOTUS got the “golden buzzer” by the GOP? Geezzzz….so many puns here I can’t decide………

    • @John :3 Benedikt Arnold would be proud.

    • @DoctorHver I am certain Putin is very happy.

    • Joanne Park: Maybe Bloomberg will fund a campaign of Witnesses Against Trump for TV to pressurize the public and Republican honesty.

    • Jim McLoughlin – “very nice wording !  All people are born equal – except Americans, they are born either Republican or Democrat” – I hope you will allow me to share our news headline this morning:  The GOP Musketeers Cry in Unison – All For Trump and Trump for . . . . .Trump!!

  10. Guilani is his new fixer and he doesn’t mind He’s afraid the public wouldn’t remember him after he didn’t get the job in the White House and so bad press is better than no press, right ?

  11. Trump’s corruption has won !! The USA is no longer a democracy but a dictatorship. the GOP and the old guy with the baggy chin should be locked up with trump. America is no longer a trustworthy state, their standing in the world has hit rock bottom. The US Senate is broken and run by the mob, Graham and Nunes are in it up to their lying necks and the counsel to trump and the fat bully Pompeo – Putin runs the USA now – RIP USA democracy

  12. Republicans are dismantling our democracy.

  13. Yesterday I wondered how trump’s rat-lawyers can justify before themselves what they do – and here the answer is served: The leader of the defense team was in the loop and probably entangled in the Ukraine scheme!

  14. Impeach Trump again. Because Cipolone should not even be given nothing at any trial. Bunch of Government Inmates.

  15. I know Parnas is a two bit con man living off connections and connivances but I like him more than any other of this vile group of opportunists. He is free from the shameless and weaselly hypocrisy of Pompeo, Pence, Mulvaney etc. I believe him. He knows he is waist deep in excrement and that Trump and his creeps are headed for a very sorry legacy.

    • Judy Bargenquast | February 1, 2020 at 8:10 AM | Reply

      Anthony D Agreed. I hated what Cohen did for Trump but I believed him also when he testified. And I certainly believe Lev.

  16. It’s really disgusting what the did to Yovanovitch. How can you let a Mob President who says “Take her out” run for re-election? Isn’t that a mob hit???

    • Angela Siegfried | February 1, 2020 at 2:02 PM | Reply

      @ZEPHANIAH PHANNIAH Lies. 
      To be clear, *Yovanoivich was a 3 decade career ambassador who worked for both republican and democratic presidents.*

    • @Angela Siegfried no u read it wrong

    • equinox project | February 1, 2020 at 3:33 PM | Reply

      @Angela Siegfried I didn’t listen to the whole conversation. I have a buddy that is VP in a major global financial and energy strategy/ planning company, he says almost everything Russia does is about energy.

    • @ZEPHANIAH PHANNIAH
      YOU are watching way tooo much faux entertainment . Its half truths, lies, misdirection have you confused about
      What is the truth. She WAS APPOINTED to help stop CORRUPTION in Ukraine. When she.got
      IN THE WAY OF TRUMPS
      POLITICALLY. CORRUPT
      Scheme with UKRAINE
      Trump put out a hit on her.
      The reason it didn’t happen…trump.knew he wasi
      In TROUBLE and the: American press are
      Putting two and two
      TOGETHER.

  17. VOTE THE CRIMINALS OUT OF OFFICE!!!

    Okay, they might not leave, but you guys have to try

  18. Andethidial bubabibub | February 1, 2020 at 3:08 AM | Reply

    Lev is weirdly shady but I believe him and I guess he wants to be in public because he doesn’t want to disappear in a jail controlled by barr… #epstein

    • Fair enough. He seems like the LEAST shady of all these shady characters. Maybe because he’s NOT covering up.

    • Cancun American | February 1, 2020 at 2:19 PM | Reply

      🤔 Trump Doesn’t Know Lev…
      *Donald knows Lev Parnas better than he knows Tiffany & Barron Trump!* 🤫🤭
      It’s funny; it’s Donald’s “Move”!✓ 😏 #CULT45GOP 🇷🇺 #AlwaysLie 👀

    • Shirley Andrews | February 1, 2020 at 2:19 PM | Reply

      Andethidial bubabibub SO TRUE !

    • If I have to choose between Lev Parnas and Trump, there is no contest. Parnas wins easily on the credibility issue.

      It helps that he speaks coherently, logical and in full sentences.
      Trump doesn’t.

      He provides plenty of document, phonerecords etc. to back up his story.
      Trump hides everything

      Parnas is willing to testify under oath
      Trump is not.

      Everything he says make sense with everything that is known. In addition, his story is consistent. If he changes something he does not deny that he had said somethinf different. He just explains why he changed his mind.
      Trumps stories keep changing.

      Parnas is willing to be questioned under oath.
      Trump is not.

      Parnas has nothing to win by lying.
      Trump has plenty to win by lying.

      What Parnas told, fits with the stories of all the other witnesses.

  19. It doesn’t matter. The republican criminals are going rogue. They don’t care. It’s a criminals coup and they’re holding justice as hostage.

  20. Club4 Millennium | February 1, 2020 at 9:16 AM | Reply

    The coverup is to shield themselves and not just trump. Because trump was aware of all their participation that’s why they worked hard pretending to acquit trump whereas they were actually protecting themselves.

    Hope dems takeover the senate in 2020 and investigate all allegations.

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