Former Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, who turned over a trove of damning documents to the House Intelligence Committee, dropped a bombshell about President Donald Trump’s knowledge of the blackmailing of the Ukrainian government to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow:
President Trump knew exactly what was going on. He was aware of all of my movements. I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the president.
Parnas also said Giuliani told him to “crank up the pressure on Ukraine” to demand that they announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.
Parnas added that if the Ukraine they didn’t abide by the “threat,” they would get “no aid.”
According to Parnas, if the Ukrainian president didn’t announce the investigation into Biden, then Vice President Mike Pence wouldn’t attend the Ukraine inauguration, which is exactly what happened the next day.