Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani who helped him hunt for dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine, wants to turn over materials in his federal case to impeachment investigators, The Daily Beast reports.
Parnas attorney Joseph Bondy filed a letter in court on Monday saying that the Justice Department will share the contents of an iPhone and documents seized from Parnas after his arrest with his client.
Bondy asked the judge in the case to allow him to share those materials with the House Intelligence Committee.
Parnas is currently barred by a court order from sharing the information, though the Justice Department has said it has no objections to him sharing the documents with Congress.
“Review of these materials is essential to the Committee’s ability to corroborate the strength of Mr. Parnas’ potential testimony,” Bondy wrote.
Unclear what House would do:
It’s unclear what the House would do with the information since they already voted to impeach the president.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not turned over the articles of impeachment to the Senate, however.
Bondy noted in his letter that he did not know “whether we intend to produce the entirety of the materials, or a subset filtered for either privilege or relevancy.”
Parnas faces campaign finance charges:
Parnas and associate Igor Fruman were arrested in October and charged with illegally funneling foreign money into American election campaigns.
The two were heavily involved in Giuliani’s efforts in Ukraine and Parnas paid him $500,000 through a company called Fraud Guarantee.
The two are also accused of funneling more than $300,000 into a pro-Trump super PAC.
Both men have pleaded not guilty.