Lawyer releases video of Trump with Lev Parnas - after the president says he never spoke with him
President Donald Trump claimed again today in the Oval Office that he'd never spoken to Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas.
He claimed this despite a treasure trove of information linking Trump to Parnas - as well as the obvious: Giuliani was always around Parnas, so it'd be highly unlikely that the president didn't know who his own personal lawyer was hanging with while trying to get Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.
Parnas is back into the media spotlight again after Wednesday night's bombshell interview with Rachel Maddow. He claims Trump "knew everything," including Vice President Pence and Attorney General William Barr.
Trump is claiming the exact opposite:
"I don't know him at all. Don't know what he's about. Don't know where he comes from. Know nothing about him," Trump said.
Whom should we believe?
Parnas' lawyer Joseph A. Bondy heard Trump utter these words and immediately decided to release video, proving Trump's words false:
Here’s the “I don’t know him at all, don’t know what he’s about, don’t know where he comes from, know nothing about him” guy, w Lev Parnas & Roman Nasirov, former head of Ukrainian Fiscal Service, at Mar-a-Lago 12/16. @POTUS .@realDonaldTrump @Acosta #LevRemembers #LetLevSpeak pic.twitter.com/5B5QY2DJEg— Joseph A. Bondy (@josephabondy) January 16, 2020
But, this isn't about a gotcha moment at some fundraiser. That would be unfair. Presidents meet a lot of people, and Trump is also a celebrity, so magnify that number by thousands more. No - the reason we believe Trump is lying is because of Parnas ties to Giuliani. Trump has also been filmed with Parnas on other occasions.
Parnas and his lawyer say they'll release documented evidence of Trump's knowledge of Parnas every single time Trump denies his acquaintance. This should be very interesting.