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Former mafia prosecutor: It sounds like Trump associates were plotting ‘a mob hit’ against Marie Yovanovitch

The Kushners pose with Lev Parnas at the White House. PHOTO: The Daily Beast/Lev Parnas

By Catherine Garcia | 14 January 2020

THE WEEK — Text messages made public on Tuesday between Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, and Robert Hyde, a donor to President Trump now running for a House seat in Connecticut, deeply disturbed former federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah.

Parnas provided the texts to lawmakers as part of the impeachment inquiry. They show that last March, Parnas and Hyde discussed then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch’s movements in Kyiv, including when she was at the U.S. Embassy, when her computer and phone were off, and her security situation.

Politico‘s Natasha Bertrand tweeted, “This certainly makes it sound like Parnas and Co. were actively tracking Yovanovitch’s movements,” to which Rocah responded, “As a former mafia prosecutor, this sure sounds like a mob hit was being planned on a public servant in a foreign country by associates of the POTUS. A POTUS who said she was ‘going through some things.’ This takes Trump’s lawlessness & misogyny to new level.” […]


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