New documents show a Nunes aide repeatedly in contact with Parnas, leading to even more questions about what Nunes knew and when.
H/T: Washington Post
Here comes another hit on Nunes. WaPo is reporting that text messages between Lev Parnas, and Derek Harvey, an aide to Devin Nunes, show that Nunes was aware of the “extortion plot” at the center of the Trump impeachment efforts and was seeking to use the information from Parnas.
Not only does the article accept as fact that Trump was attempting to extort Ukraine (neither article of impeachment addresses this), it also implies that somehow it's illegal for Nunes to conduct his own investigation into US-Ukrainian corruption.
Also in the newly released documents are references to possible Clinton Foundation collusion with Ukraine involving kickbacks from an increase in US aid money. One text message from Derek Harvey to Lev Parnas states:
Sources at State say that there was this push to spend US donor aid in Ukraine. It's appears the US foreign aid to Ukraine nearly doubled from FY 15 to FY 16 (around $280mm to over $500 million). Their hunch was that the $ would get grafted by URK officials, in exchange for $ then given to the Clinton Foundation...
If the increase in aid is correct, then there's a thread to pull; look at [temporary duty] records to Kiev; cables from DC to post, et al; audit donor aid to UKR.
Nothing to see here folks.
BREAKING: New documents reveal House investigators were tracking a Ukrainian corruption scheme where US aid doubled to Ukraine in 15-16 in exchange for money to the Clinton Foundation https://t.co/CtPWsFRjUW— Jack Posobiec🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 18, 2020
Look at WaPo's extreme spin on these new texts, as if @DevinNunes is somehow not allowed to look into Ukraine corruption— Jack Posobiec🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 18, 2020
Only one side is allowed to investigate, when the other side does it must be stopped and harassed at all costs apparently pic.twitter.com/4yTimXzK5N
Read the documents below.