Rudy’s Pal Lev Parnas Heads to Washington, Makes Scene at Senate Trial

According to reports from the Capitol late Wednesday night, there could be a vote on Friday that determines whether or not any witnesses will be called in the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump.

For the Democrats, the list of potential witnesses is enormous, and include men such as Lev Parnas – an indicted associate of Trumps’ personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani who has recently taken to publicly declaring that the President did indeed commit the inappropriate acts that he is accused of.

Parnas, likely hoping to garner some leniency in his sentencing, has been working overtime to get the attention of Democratic lawmakers by releasing secret recordings of the President and providing his own handwritten notes on his meetings with Trump and Giuliani to the press.

On Wednesday, he took things up a notch.

President Trump’s impeachment trial continued Wednesday with a media spectacle as Lev Parnas, an indicted Rudy Giuliani associate, showed up at the Capitol volunteering himself as a trial witness to senators.

“Call me,” Parnas said as he arrived on Capitol Hill.

Parnas said he came to Washington to make the case for witnesses in the impeachment trial and urged Republicans to vote in favor of allowing more evidence rather than ending the trial on Friday.

Free on bail on federal criminal charges in Manhattan, in recent weeks Parnas started a media tour that’s created headaches for the White House and Trump allies. He released a trove of documents and texts to House impeachment investigators, including a handwritten note that mentions the president of Ukraine: “Get Zalensky [sic] to announce that the Biden case will be investigated.”

Parnas has contended that President Trump was fully aware of the alleged scheme to extort Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and was directing the entire operation himself through Rudy Giuliani.