Wednesday, 11 December, 2019

Trump says he doesn't know why Giuliani spoke with OMB

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Cecil Davis | 04 December, 2019, 19:20

Devin Nunes (Calif.) has filed a defamation suit against CNN, seeking $435 million in damages over an "exclusive" story the outlet published alleging the congressman met overseas with former Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin "to discuss digging up dirt on Joe Biden". Parnas, along with Igor Fruman, is accused of helping Giuliani ask Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son Hunter ahead of the 2020 election. Nunes said that he has never met Shokin.

The news was notable as the story came at the end of two weeks of contentious impeachment hearings by the House Intelligence Committee.

Nunes's 47-page complaint accused Parnas of manufacturing a narrative he hoped would help him negotiate a deal with federal prosecutors or obtain immunity from Congress, and argued that it was "obvious to everyone - including disgraceful CNN - that Parnas was a fraudster and a hustler".

CNN's report did not independently verify or disprove Bondy's claims. He claimed that at least some of the contacts took place around the time special counsel Robert Mueller's report was released.

A network legal analyst, who often bends to parrot Nunes conspiracies during his appearances on the show, gave the lawmaker further cover by daring to suggest that, perhaps, it wasn't even Nunes on those crucially timed phone calls.

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However, as Newsweek reported on December 4, Nunes has admitted to speaking to Giuliani on the phone-albeit for reasons unrelated to Ukraine-and said that it is "possible" that he spoke on the phone to Parnas.

"CNN is eroding the fabric of America, proselytizing, sowing distrust and disharmony", the document continues.

Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said he visited Libya and Malta past year as part of a "codel" - or congressional delegation. "It must be held accountable".

"But", Nunes went on, "I haven't gone through all my phone records".

President Donald Trump says he doesn't know why his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was speaking with the White House's Office of Management and Budget - a revelation included in the House Intelligence Committee's impeachment report. "What was claimed about Devin on CNN, on a national news media, is that he went to Vienna to meet with individuals".