A Rudy Giuliani associate who was indicted on campaign finance charges is asking a judge to allow him to turn over documents to Congress as part of the impeachment proceeding against U.S. President Donald Trump.
Lev Parnas wants to turn over to the House intelligence committee documents and data that were seized by the government when he was arrested in October, his attorney, Joseph Bondy, said in a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Paul Oetken on Monday. Bondy said he expects to receive the documents taken from Parnas’ home and data extracted from Parnas’ phone from the Justice Department on Tuesday.
Parnas and another man, Igor Fruman, played key roles in efforts by Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, to launch a Ukrainian corruption investigation against Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Parnas and Fruman were indicted in October on federal campaign finance violations related to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump’s reelection. They have pleaded not guilty.
Parnas has already been providing documents to the intelligence committee in response to a congressional subpoena. He now wants to provide additional information that falls “within the scope” of the subpoena, including two batches of documents seized from his home by federal investigators and the contents of one of his iPhones, according to the letter.
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