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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 04:42 PM

Source for 'Ukraine Collusion' Allegations Met Devin Nunes

Source: The Daily Beast

Ex-diplomat Andrii Telizhenko said he and Nunes discussed Ukrainian politics and how to fight Russian propaganda.

Betsy Swan
Political Reporter
Published 11.05.19 5:26AM ET

The former Ukrainian diplomat at the center of allegations that Kyiv meddled in the 2016 election has met Rep. Devin Nunes, the California firebrand who is one of President Trump’s top defenders.

The revelation indicates that Andrii Telizhenko’s connections in Washington are wider than previously known. Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, has enthusiastically promoted Telizhenko’s allegations and met with him extensively. And Trump has touted his claims.

“Congressman Nunes had a really interesting and good impact on me as a very positive and influential politician who loves America and is interested in Ukraine and developments on fighting Russia,” Telizhenko told The Daily Beast. “We talked about how to fight Russian aggression in Ukraine and Russian propaganda.”

The previously unreported conversation is the only known encounter between two of the more significant figures in the story of Trump’s relationships with Russia and Ukraine. Nunes’ office did not respond to a request for comment on this story.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/andrii-telizhenko-source-for-ukraine-collusion-allegations-met-rep-devin-nunes?ref=home



Holy cow.

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Reply Source for 'Ukraine Collusion' Allegations Met Devin Nunes (Original post)
Kid Berwyn Nov 2019 OP
Greg K Nov 2019 #1
Kid Berwyn Nov 2019 #5
ffr Nov 2019 #2
Kid Berwyn Nov 2019 #6
crickets Nov 2019 #10
Dem2theMax Nov 2019 #3
Judi Lynn Nov 2019 #4
Kid Berwyn Nov 2019 #7
Dem2theMax Nov 2019 #9
Kid Berwyn Nov 2019 #8

Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 04:57 PM

1. "I discussed with the fox how to best protect the henhouse"

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Response to Greg K (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:03 PM

5. Thank Elvis DEMs took the House in 2016

THE NUNES FILE

The Moscow Project, August 10, 2018

As Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is abusing the power of his office. He consistently tries to hide the truth about Russian interference in the 2016 election and attack the credibility of U.S. law enforcement by spreading lies and misleading information.

At every turn, Nunes—a member of the Trump transition team—has conspired with the Trump White House to undermine the FBI investigation and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He has made his wildest allegations at moments when it could most distract from damaging revelations about the President and his team. In every instance, Nunes’ charges have proven to be baseless fabrications that crumble under the slightest scrutiny. His efforts are nothing more than deceptive political stunts, often carefully orchestrated with or at the direction of the White House.

The Nunes memo is one such stunt, a distortion of classified material provided by the FBI twisted to advance a political point. Moreover, its use in this manner violates the terms of an agreement Speaker Ryan and Chairman Nunes had with the Justice Department about how this highly sensitive information would be handled. Nunes initially refused to share the memo with anyone outside the House Intelligence Committee who has access to the classified information upon which these claims are based. That included the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee, as well as with Trump’s own appointees in the FBI and Justice Department.

The Nunes memo has since been released, and ultimately proved to be nothing more than a “transparent effort to undermine [the FBI and DOJ], the Special Counsel, and Congress’ investigations.” It has become increasingly clear, however, that the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee has been derelict in his duty. His position is one of the most powerful in the entire legislature, placing Nunes among the eight members of Congress with access to America’s most closely held secrets. As Chairman, Nunes also oversees a professional intelligence committee staff, who he commandeered as pawns in his attack on U.S. intelligence and law enforcement. Not only has he inappropriately engaged them in a partisan effort, he may very well be hindering their efforts to determine the full extent of Russia’s interference in our election.

An examination of Devin Nunes’ actions shows a clear pattern of abuse of power, which has undermined U.S. national security and left the United States dangerously vulnerable to ongoing attacks on our democracy.

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https://themoscowproject.org/explainers/the-nunes-file/

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog no more.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:26 PM

2. Drip. Drip. Drip. --- The extortion scandal that sweeps more GOP members up by the day.

Pence was directly implicated this morning, now Devin Nunes, tRump's personal lap dog.

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Response to ffr (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:12 PM

6. It is Grand Conspiracy Washington.

We’ve had it bad before, but really this is not normal.



Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/10/impeachment-inquiry-lev-parnas-igor-fruman-witness-list/3866159002/

Wait till the Saudi money shakes out of Jared.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:46 PM

10. "Wait till the Saudi money shakes out of Jared." Oh, yeah. nt

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:10 PM

3. I see what you did there.

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:53 PM

4. Whatever do you mean?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:33 PM

7. Hahahahahahahaha!!!! That's not fare!

Real cows are highly intelligent, peaceful, and contribute dairy and other food products to life.



Republicans in the thrall of Trumputin have other, eh, attributes.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:07 PM

9. LOL!

Thank you for posting that beautiful picture -- of the cow.

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:54 PM

8. The Invisible Hand

Why Lev Parnas could be the star witness who takes Trump down

by Martin Longman / Washington Monthly November 5, 2019

On October 15, 2019, I took a look at Fraud Guarantee, the essentially fake company that hired Rudy Giuliani for a half a million bucks, ostensibly to provide technological and regulatory advice. As I noted at that time, their website doesn’t look like it has been updated in years, and I couldn’t identify an actual product that might have produced any stream of revenue. Fraud Guarantee was established in 2013 with $1.5 million in seed money, never delivered on its promises, and somehow had $500,000 to pay Giuliani in 2018.I must have done a decent job of reporting on that, because on October 31, 2019, the Wall Street Journal confirmed my conclusions:

Since its inception in 2013, a Florida firm called Fraud Guarantee has attracted no identifiable customers, generated zero returns for investors and—according to Florida court records—defaulted on its office lease years ago after falling behind on rent.

And yet the fraud-insurance company and Ukrainian-born founder Lev Parnas scored a major victory in August 2018: a business relationship with Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney.

Fraud Guarantee paid Mr. Giuliani’s consulting firm, Giuliani Partners, $500,000 for what the former New York mayor has said was business and regulatory advice.


But the Journal dug a little deeper and discovered that Lev Parnas has a long record of fraudulent business practices. He attracted investors for a movie that never was made. He ran a penny-stock pump-and-dump scam reminiscent of the operation that Felix Sater ran for the Russian mafia in concert with New York’s Bonanno, Colombo and Genovese crime families. Also, like Felix Sater, he likes to threaten people with violence:

In Las Vegas in November 2018, friends of Mr. Parnas showed a Russian-American businessman photos of Messrs. Parnas and Giuliani and Mr. Parnas’s children, the businessman said, as well as photos of Mr. Parnas with Mr. Giuliani on a private plane and at dinner.

Mr. Parnas’s friends offered to make an introduction, he said. But the businessman already knew Mr. Parnas: In 2008, he said, Mr. Parnas had given the businessman worthless stock certificates in lieu of rent for a Florida condominium the businessman owned.

For six months, Mr. Parnas lived in that condo with his wife and daughter, refusing to leave and paying no rent, the businessman said. The businessman moved back into the condo while Mr. Parnas was away on a trip.

When Mr. Parnas returned, he threatened the businessman and pulled a gun out of his waistband, said the businessman, who soon got a court order forcing Mr. Parnas out.


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https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/why-lev-parnas-could-be-the-star-witness-who-takes-trump-down/

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