Tag: Parnas, Lev

Beyond the Partisan Fight, a Wealth of Evidence About Trump and Ukraine

WASHINGTON — When all the partisan posturing, parliamentary wrangling and legalistic arguing are stripped away, the impeachment process that dominated Washington for months produced a set of facts that is largely beyond dispute: The president of the United States pressured a foreign government to take actions aimed at his political opponents. As the Senate moved […]

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Trump Hotel Patrons Relish Impeachment Finale

WASHINGTON — The big-screen televisions beamed constant impeachment updates into the sprawling lobby of the Trump International Hotel near the White House on Friday afternoon, with Fox News declaring “high stakes vote looms on impeachment witnesses.” But among the guests at this venue, which played a key supporting role in the impeachment drama, there was […]

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6 Revelatory Moments From the Video of Trump’s Private Donor Dinner

A video recording released on Saturday of President Trump speaking in 2018 to a group of donors at a private dinner, including two businessmen at the center of the impeachment inquiry, made headlines this weekend for capturing Mr. Trump saying that the ambassador to Ukraine should be removed from her post. The video was recorded […]

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Tape Made Public of Trump Discussing Ukraine With Donors

WASHINGTON — For an hour one evening in 2018, President Trump sat around a table in a private room in his Washington hotel with a group of donors, including two men at the center of the impeachment inquiry, talking about golf, trade, politics — and removing the United States ambassador to Ukraine. The conversation, captured […]

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Lev Parnas Says He Has Tape of Trump Calling for Ambassador’s Firing

WASHINGTON — A former associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, said on Friday that he had turned over to congressional Democrats a recording from 2018 of the president ordering the dismissal of Marie L. Yovanovitch, the United States ambassador to Ukraine at the time. The associate, Lev Parnas, who worked with Mr. […]

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Lev Parnas Asks Barr to Recuse Himself From Criminal Case

A lawyer for Lev Parnas, the Soviet-born businessman who was involved in the campaign to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rivals of President Trump, asked on Monday that Attorney General William P. Barr disqualify himself from overseeing his criminal case because he has too many conflicts of interest. Mr. Parnas, who was charged in October […]

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Democrats Seek More Testimony and Evidence for Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — With President Trump’s impeachment trial getting underway, Democrats are intensifying their demands for more testimony and documents that could add to the already voluminous evidence against him and bolster their case by shedding new light on several key questions. Despite the White House strategy of blocking testimony from top officials and rejecting demands […]

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