During the last week of impeachment hearings, much of fireworks came whenever ranking Republican member Devin Nunes received the opportunity to speak.
Nunes, wholly fed up with the constant, conspiratorial nature of the Democrats’ inquisition, has been on the offensive, tearing witnesses and his colleagues across the aisle to shreds. As such, he’s become quite a target for the radical left, who have been pathetically attempting to skewer Nunes online.
Now, as the impeachment “inquiry” seems destined to roll into its next phase, whatever that may be, Mr. Nunes could be finding new turbulence to tackle.
A lawyer for an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani tells CNN that his client is willing to tell Congress about meetings the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee had in Vienna last year with a former Ukrainian prosecutor to discuss digging up dirt on Joe Biden.
The attorney, Joseph A. Bondy, represents Lev Parnas, the recently indicted Soviet-born American who worked with Giuliani to push claims of Democratic corruption in Ukraine. Bondy said that Parnas was told directly by the former Ukrainian official that he met last year in Vienna with Rep. Devin Nunes.
“Mr. Parnas learned from former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Victor Shokin that Nunes had met with Shokin in Vienna last December,” said Bondy.
Shokin was ousted from his position in 2016 after pressure from Western leaders, including then-vice president Biden, over concerns that Shokin was not pursuing corruption cases.
Given how frequently accusations of “conspiracy theories” have been flying around Washington lately, there is little doubt that this claim will require some digging into before it’s proven to be worth a damn.