Indicted Rudy Guiliani associate Lev Parnas is spilling the beans. He did interviews with MSNBC, CNN and the New York Times where he implicates Donald Trump and several members of his administration and others associated with the President.

Rachel Maddow writes that all these names came up during her interview with Parnas: Trump. Pence. Barr. Perry. Pompeo. Bolton. Nunes. Firtash.

DONALD TRUMP (and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani)

Parnas’ statements all leave a trail that leads to Trump. The New York Times writes:

Mr. Parnas emphasized that he was always acting on behalf of Mr. Trump and Mr. Giuliani.

When asked by The Times how he knew that Mr. Trump was aware of the pressure campaign, he said that Mr. Giuliani assured him that was the case.

Parnas also said his work was “to make sure he (Trump) had another four years.”


Parnas made it clear that the Vice President knew exactly what was going on as well.

Maddow: “Do you know if Vice President Pence was aware that that was the quid pro quo? That that was the trade, and that that it fact is why his inaugural visit was called off?”

Parnas: “I’m going to use a famous quote by Mr. Sondland, ‘everybody was in the loop’.”

And here’s what he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.


Parnas says Giuliani was in direct contact with the Attorney General about the pressure campaign to get Ukraine to announce an investigation into Trump’s political rival, Joe Biden.


While watching the House impeachment hearings Parnas said he was “in shock” to see Nunes was involved in the impeachment investigation as the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee. He said, “I can’t believe this is happening… he was sitting there and making all these statements and all that when he knew very well what was going on, he knew what was happening.”

JOHN BOLTON (Former national security adviser)

Parnas interview only bolsters the pressure for Senate Republicans to call witnesses like John Bolton.


Maddow will have part two of her interview with Parnas later today where he is expected to talk about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Energy Secretary Rick Perry.