Parnas Assisted Nunes’ Investigations In Europe

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) listens at a House Intelligence Committee hearing featuring witness U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sond... WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) listens at a House Intelligence Committee hearing featuring witness U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testifying as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony during the fourth day of open hearings in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump, whom House Democrats say held back U.S. military aid for Ukraine while demanding it investigate his political rivals and the unfounded conspiracy theory that Ukrainians, not Russians, were behind the 2016 computer hacking of the Democratic National Committee. (Photo by Yara Nardi-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 21, 2019 8:07 a.m.

Ed MacMahon, attorney for indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, said that his client helped arrange meetings and interviews for Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) “investigations” in Europe in 2018.

According to the Daily Beast, Nunes traveled around Europe with a coterie of aides from November 30 to December 3, costing $63,000 in government funds.

It is not clear exactly what the investigations entailed, but the trip coincided with Nunes’ mania about discrediting the Mueller probe.

Nunes has just as ardently been trying to undermine the impeachment inquiry, reiterating day after day that it’s a Democratic “circus” born out of nothing more than hate for President Donald Trump. He has also infused the process with a steady stream of hard-to-decipher conspiracy theories, including the bogus notion that Ukraine — and not Russia — meddled in the 2016 election on Hillary Clinton’s, not Trump’s, behalf.

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