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AMAZING. YOU CAN TICKETS FOR THAT AT YOU CAN TICKETS FOR THAT AT MSNBC.COM/WITHPODTOUR. MSNBC.COM/WITHPODTOUR.>>>GOOD EVENING, CHRIS.>>>GOOD EVENING, CHRIS. THANKS, MY FRIEND. THANKS, MY FRIEND. THANKS TO YOU AT HOME FOR THANKS TO YOU AT HOME FOR JOINING US THIS HOUR. JOINING US THIS HOUR. THEY SENT HIM AND HIS WIFE DEAD THEY SENT HIM AND HIS WIFE DEAD RATS IN THE MAIL. RATS IN THE MAIL. THIS IS FROM THE RESENTENCING THIS IS FROM THE RESENTENCING FILING THAT HIS LAWYERS FILING THAT HIS LAWYERS ULTIMATELY MADE ON HIS BEHALF. ULTIMATELY MADE ON HIS BEHALF. QUOTE, MR. ARBEL WAS INDEED QUOTE, MR. ARBEL WAS INDEED THREATENED. THREATENED. HE AND HIS WIFE RECEIVED A HE AND HIS WIFE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF DEAD RATS ON VARIOUS NUMBER OF DEAD RATS ON VARIOUS OCCASIONS IN THE MAIL. OCCASIONS IN THE MAIL. HE WAS TREAT SAID AS A TARGET AS HE WAS TREAT SAID AS A TARGET AS MUCH AS A COCONSPIRATOR PERHAPS MUCH AS A COCONSPIRATOR PERHAPS BECAUSE HE WAS AN OUTSIDER AND BECAUSE HE WAS AN OUTSIDER AND FOREIGNER. FOREIGNER. HE WAS USED AND EXTORTED. HE WAS USED AND EXTORTED. THIS IS GUY WHO PLED GUILTY TO THIS IS GUY WHO PLED GUILTY TO HIS ROLE IN A CRIMINAL SCHEME, HIS ROLE IN A CRIMINAL SCHEME, PLED GUILTY TO HELP PROSECUTORS PLED GUILTY TO HELP PROSECUTORS AGAINST THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAD AGAINST THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN CHARGED AS DEFENDANTS IN BEEN CHARGED AS DEFENDANTS IN THAT SCHEME. THAT SCHEME. THEIR RESPONSE WAS TO COME AFTER THEIR RESPONSE WAS TO COME AFTER HIM INCLUDING BY MAILING DEAD HIM INCLUDING BY MAILING DEAD RATS TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY. RATS TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY. WHICH IS NOT A SUBTLE THING. WHICH IS NOT A SUBTLE THING. HARD TO MISS THAT MESSAGE. HARD TO MISS THAT MESSAGE. EVEN YEARS LATER WHEN HE WAS EVEN YEARS LATER WHEN HE WAS APPEALING TO THE COURT TO LESSEN APPEALING TO THE COURT TO LESSEN HIS OWN SENTENCE IN THAT CASE HE HIS OWN SENTENCE IN THAT CASE HE SAID YEARS LATER THAT HE WAS SAID YEARS LATER THAT HE WAS STILL AFRAID TO MAKE PUBLIC SOME STILL AFRAID TO MAKE PUBLIC SOME OF THE OTHER THREATS THAT HAD OF THE OTHER THREATS THAT HAD BEEN MADE AGAINST HIM AND HIS BEEN MADE AGAINST HIM AND HIS WIFE AND HIS CHILD. WIFE AND HIS CHILD. BEYOND THE DEAD RATS THERE WAS BEYOND THE DEAD RATS THERE WAS MORE, BUT HE WOULD ONLY ADDRESS MORE, BUT HE WOULD ONLY ADDRESS THOSE ON A CONFIDENTIAL BASIS THOSE ON A CONFIDENTIAL BASIS FOR THE COURT. FOR THE COURT. HE WAS TRYING TO MAKE THE CASE HE WAS TRYING TO MAKE THE CASE TO THE COURT THAT HE DESERVED TO THE COURT THAT HE DESERVED MORE CREDIT BASICALLY FOR MORE CREDIT BASICALLY FOR FLIPPING AGAINST THESE FLIPPING AGAINST THESE PARTICULAR CODEFENDANTS. PARTICULAR CODEFENDANTS. GIVEN THE KIND OF RISK HE AND GIVEN THE KIND OF RISK HE AND HIS FAMILY TOOK ONTO DO THAT, HE HIS FAMILY TOOK ONTO DO THAT, HE WAS ASKING THE COURT TO GIVE HIM WAS ASKING THE COURT TO GIVE HIM MORE CREDIT TO DO THAT. MORE CREDIT TO DO THAT. AND THERE WERE ALSO HIS AND THERE WERE ALSO HIS CODEFENDANT WHO WAS QUOTE CODEFENDANT WHO WAS QUOTE SEVERELY BEATEN BY SOME OF THE SEVERELY BEATEN BY SOME OF THE OTHER GENTLEMEN INVOLVED IN THIS OTHER GENTLEMEN INVOLVED IN THIS CRIME. CRIME. WHAT THIS CRIME WAS A PUMP AND WHAT THIS CRIME WAS A PUMP AND DUMP STOCK CHEMOCONNECT TODAY DUMP STOCK CHEMOCONNECT TODAY THE MOB, AND IT WAS A BIG ONE. THE MOB, AND IT WAS A BIG ONE. ACCORDING TO THE INDICTMENT THE ACCORDING TO THE INDICTMENT THE SCHEME PRODUCED TENS OF MILLIONS SCHEME PRODUCED TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ILLEGAL PROFITS. OF DOLLARS IN ILLEGAL PROFITS. QUOTE, ALTHOUGH EURO ATLANTIC QUOTE, ALTHOUGH EURO ATLANTIC HELD ITSELF OUT AS A LEGITIMATE HELD ITSELF OUT AS A LEGITIMATE BROKERAGE FIRM IT WAS IN FACT BROKERAGE FIRM IT WAS IN FACT OPERATED FOR THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OPERATED FOR THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF OWNING MONEY THROUGH FRAUD. OF OWNING MONEY THROUGH FRAUD. THERE WAS THIS FIRM EURO THERE WAS THIS FIRM EURO ATLANTIC SETUP IN FLORIDA AND ATLANTIC SETUP IN FLORIDA AND THAT FIRM SECRETLY OWNED BIG THAT FIRM SECRETLY OWNED BIG BLOCKS OF TOTALLY WORTHLESS BLOCKS OF TOTALLY WORTHLESS STOCKS. STOCKS. STOCKS IN WHAT WERE ESSENTIALLY STOCKS IN WHAT WERE ESSENTIALLY MADE UP WORTHLESS COMPANIES. MADE UP WORTHLESS COMPANIES. BUT THEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BUT THEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MOB, WITH THE CULUM BOW CRIME MOB, WITH THE CULUM BOW CRIME FAMILY TO BE SPECIFIC, THAT FIRM FAMILY TO BE SPECIFIC, THAT FIRM SETUP A NEW YORK OUTPOST, AND SETUP A NEW YORK OUTPOST, AND THE MOBSTERS AND CROOKS WHO THE MOBSTERS AND CROOKS WHO WORKED AT THAT BOILER ROOM WERE WORKED AT THAT BOILER ROOM WERE ASSIGNED TO ARTIFICIALLY DRIVE ASSIGNED TO ARTIFICIALLY DRIVE UP DEMAND FOR THESE WORTHLESS UP DEMAND FOR THESE WORTHLESS STOCKS BY A VARIETY OF ILLEGAL STOCKS BY A VARIETY OF ILLEGAL AND VERY MOP-LIKE MEANS. AND VERY MOP-LIKE MEANS. BASICALLY FORCING PEOPLE TO BUY BASICALLY FORCING PEOPLE TO BUY THESE STOCKS, TRICKING PEOPLE THESE STOCKS, TRICKING PEOPLE INTO IT, CONNING PEOPLE INTO IT, INTO IT, CONNING PEOPLE INTO IT, INTIMIDATING PEOPLE INTO IT. INTIMIDATING PEOPLE INTO IT. THEY JUST WOULDN’T ALLOW THEM TO THEY JUST WOULDN’T ALLOW THEM TO SELL THEM. SELL THEM. THERE WERE BEATINGS, THERE WAS THERE WERE BEATINGS, THERE WAS INTIMIDATION. INTIMIDATION. BUT WHEN THOSE STOCKS WERE BUT WHEN THOSE STOCKS WERE ULTIMATELY BOUGHT UP THANKS TO ULTIMATELY BOUGHT UP THANKS TO THE WORK OF THAT MOBBED OUT THE WORK OF THAT MOBBED OUT BOILER ROOM, THAT OF COURSE BOILER ROOM, THAT OF COURSE WOULD MAKE THE DEMAND FOR THE WOULD MAKE THE DEMAND FOR THE STOCK GO UP. STOCK GO UP. THAT WOULD MAKE THE PRICE OF THAT WOULD MAKE THE PRICE OF THOSE STOCKS GO UP, AND THEN THOSE STOCKS GO UP, AND THEN THIS FIRM IN FLORIDA THAT WAS THIS FIRM IN FLORIDA THAT WAS THE HEART OF THIS SCHEME, ONCE THE HEART OF THIS SCHEME, ONCE THE PRICE OF THOSE STOCKS WERE THE PRICE OF THOSE STOCKS WERE UP, THEY WOULD SELL ALL OF THEIR UP, THEY WOULD SELL ALL OF THEIR SHARES AT THAT HIGHER PRICE. SHARES AT THAT HIGHER PRICE. THEY WOULD GET ALL THE MONEY, THEY WOULD GET ALL THE MONEY, CASH OUT. CASH OUT. THEN THE PRICE OF THE STOCKS THEN THE PRICE OF THE STOCKS WOULD COLLAPSE. WOULD COLLAPSE. ALL THE SUCKERS WHO GOT STRONG ALL THE SUCKERS WHO GOT STRONG ARMED OR TRICKED OR INTIMIDATED ARMED OR TRICKED OR INTIMIDATED INTO BUYING ALL THIS WORTHLESS INTO BUYING ALL THIS WORTHLESS STUFF TO PUMP UP THE PRICE OF STUFF TO PUMP UP THE PRICE OF THOSE STOCKS, THOSE ARE ALL THE THOSE STOCKS, THOSE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE THAT GOT — AND I HAVE NO PEOPLE THAT GOT — AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT COLOR SHIRTS THEY WORE IDEA WHAT COLOR SHIRTS THEY WORE OR IF THEY WORE SHIRTS AT ALL. OR IF THEY WORE SHIRTS AT ALL. THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF THING THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF THING YOU MIGHT PICTURE WHEN YOU YOU MIGHT PICTURE WHEN YOU IMAGINE WHITE COLLAR WALL STREET IMAGINE WHITE COLLAR WALL STREET LIKE CRIME. LIKE CRIME. FOR EXAMPLE, THIS ONE REALLY DID FOR EXAMPLE, THIS ONE REALLY DID INVOLVE GIANT BAGS OF CASH INVOLVE GIANT BAGS OF CASH MONEY. MONEY. QUOTE, THE DEFENDANTS ALONG WITH QUOTE, THE DEFENDANTS ALONG WITH OTHERS WIRED MONEY FROM THE OTHERS WIRED MONEY FROM THE KNOWLEDGE LNT KNOWLEDGE LNT FRAUDULENT SCHEME TO CITY CHECK FRAUDULENT SCHEME TO CITY CHECK CASHING. CASHING. AFTER IT WAS WIRED THE DEFENDANT AFTER IT WAS WIRED THE DEFENDANT AND OTHERS WENT TO CITY CHECK’S AND OTHERS WENT TO CITY CHECK’S OFFICE AND OBTAINED CASH FROM OFFICE AND OBTAINED CASH FROM THE FIRE TRANSFERS. THE FIRE TRANSFERS. THE PROCEEDS WERE USED IN TO THE PROCEEDS WERE USED IN TO PART TO MAKE CASH PAY OFFS AND PART TO MAKE CASH PAY OFFS AND PRESCRIBES THAT WERE IMPLICATED PRESCRIBES THAT WERE IMPLICATED IN THIS SCHEME. IN THIS SCHEME. THEY’RE GETTING CASH FOR THE THEY’RE GETTING CASH FOR THE AMOUNT OF THE WIRE TRANSFERS. AMOUNT OF THE WIRE TRANSFERS. THAT LITERALLY MEANS THEY’RE THAT LITERALLY MEANS THEY’RE GETTING BAGS OF CASH THAT GETTING BAGS OF CASH THAT THEY’RE TAKING OUT OF THIS CHECK THEY’RE TAKING OUT OF THIS CHECK CASHING PLACE IN NEW JERSEY. CASHING PLACE IN NEW JERSEY. IF YOU WANT TO IMAGINE THE SIZE IF YOU WANT TO IMAGINE THE SIZE OF THE BAGS OF CASH THEY’RE OF THE BAGS OF CASH THEY’RE TAKING OUT OF OUT THERE, LOOK AT TAKING OUT OF OUT THERE, LOOK AT THE AMOUNTS SPELLED OUT IN THE THE AMOUNTS SPELLED OUT IN THE INDICTMENT. INDICTMENT. ON SEPTEMBER 31st, IT WAS ON SEPTEMBER 31st, IT WAS $45,000. $45,000. ON OCTOBER 11, $83,000. ON OCTOBER 11, $83,000. NOVEMBER 7th, $468, 2200. NOVEMBER 7th, $468, 2200. THESE ARE TRANSFERS THEY DID IN THESE ARE TRANSFERS THEY DID IN AND OUT OF THAT CHECK CASHING AND OUT OF THAT CHECK CASHING PLACE $800,000 IN CASH ON A PLACE $800,000 IN CASH ON A TUESDAY, THE FOLLOW DAY ON A TUESDAY, THE FOLLOW DAY ON A WEDNESDAY ANOTHER $136,000 WEDNESDAY ANOTHER $136,000 LARGE. LARGE. ALL IN CASH. ALL IN CASH. GIGANTIC BAGS OF MONEY THAT GIGANTIC BAGS OF MONEY THAT THEY’RE PRESUMABLY THROWING IN THEY’RE PRESUMABLY THROWING IN THE TRUNK OF SOME MOBSTER CAR THE TRUNK OF SOME MOBSTER CAR AND DRIVING OFF WITH IN NEW AND DRIVING OFF WITH IN NEW JERSEY TO GO PAY OFF THE VARIOUS JERSEY TO GO PAY OFF THE VARIOUS CROOKS INVOLVED IN THIS SCHEME CROOKS INVOLVED IN THIS SCHEME AND PRESUMABLY TO HAVE LIKE AND PRESUMABLY TO HAVE LIKE CARMILLA HIDE IT IN THE CARMILLA HIDE IT IN THE CRAWL SPACE. CRAWL SPACE. AND ALSO ANOTHER WAY YOU KNOW AND ALSO ANOTHER WAY YOU KNOW THIS IS NOT THE TYPICAL CRIME, THIS IS NOT THE TYPICAL CRIME, YOU HAD NAME CHECKED GUYS LIKE YOU HAD NAME CHECKED GUYS LIKE BLACK DOM AND WILD BILL. BLACK DOM AND WILD BILL. ALSO WENT FOR THE TABLOID ALSO WENT FOR THE TABLOID FRIENDLY NAME OF BILLY FINGERS. FRIENDLY NAME OF BILLY FINGERS. WITHIN A COUPLE OF YEARS OF THIS WITHIN A COUPLE OF YEARS OF THIS STOCK SCHEME BEING SHUTDOWN AND STOCK SCHEME BEING SHUTDOWN AND EXCELLED FROM THE U.S. EXCELLED FROM THE U.S. SECURITIES INDUSTRIES FOR ITS SECURITIES INDUSTRIES FOR ITS CRIMES WILD BILL, AKA BILLY CRIMES WILD BILL, AKA BILLY FINGERS WHO’S DESCRIBED IN THE FINGERS WHO’S DESCRIBED IN THE INDICTMENT AS A CAPTIVE OF THE INDICTMENT AS A CAPTIVE OF THE MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZED CRIME MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZED CRIME FAMILY, HE WOULD SOON BE FAMILY, HE WOULD SOON BE MURDERED IN A BASEMENT IN MURDERED IN A BASEMENT IN BROOKLYN. BROOKLYN. THEY WOULD NOT FIND HIS BODY THEY WOULD NOT FIND HIS BODY UNTIL NINE YEARS LATER AT A MOB UNTIL NINE YEARS LATER AT A MOB DUMPING-GROUND IN LONG ISLAND, DUMPING-GROUND IN LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK. NEW YORK. BY THEN HIS FAMILY HAD GONE INTO BY THEN HIS FAMILY HAD GONE INTO WITNESS PROTECTION. WITNESS PROTECTION. AUTHORITIES WERE ABLE TO AUTHORITIES WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY HIS BODY OFFICIALLY BY IDENTIFY HIS BODY OFFICIALLY BY HIS DENTAL RECORDS. HIS DENTAL RECORDS. BUT CONTEMPORANEOUS REPORTS BUT CONTEMPORANEOUS REPORTS SUGGESTS ALL HIS MISSING FINGERS SUGGESTS ALL HIS MISSING FINGERS HELPED WITH THE IDENTIFICATION, HELPED WITH THE IDENTIFICATION, TOO. TOO. SO, YEAH, THIS WAS NOT EXACTLY SO, YEAH, THIS WAS NOT EXACTLY YOUR TYPICAL WALL STREET CRIME YOUR TYPICAL WALL STREET CRIME SPREE. SPREE. BUT IT WAS THE END OF EURO BUT IT WAS THE END OF EURO ATLANTIC SECURITIES ATLANTIC SECURITIES INCORPORATED. INCORPORATED. THEY WERE EXCELLED FORMALLY FROM THEY WERE EXCELLED FORMALLY FROM THE U.S. SECURITIES INDUSTRY. THE U.S. SECURITIES INDUSTRY. THEY LEFT A REGULATORY TRAIL THEY LEFT A REGULATORY TRAIL THAT DOESN’T TELL YOU ALL THAT THAT DOESN’T TELL YOU ALL THAT MUCH ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY WHAT MUCH ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY WHAT WENT WRONG THERE. WENT WRONG THERE. BUT WHEN YOU CHECK THE CRIMINAL BUT WHEN YOU CHECK THE CRIMINAL INDICTMENTS AND ULTIMATELY THE INDICTMENTS AND ULTIMATELY THE TRAIL OF MURDERS OF THE PEOPLE TRAIL OF MURDERS OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED THAT GIVES YOU ALL THE INVOLVED THAT GIVES YOU ALL THE DETAIL YOU MIGHT WANT AND MORE. DETAIL YOU MIGHT WANT AND MORE. EURO ATLANTIC SECURITIES EURO ATLANTIC SECURITIES INCORPORATED, THAT WAS THEIR INCORPORATED, THAT WAS THEIR STORY. STORY. YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO WORKED AT YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO WORKED AT EURO ATLANTIC SECURITIES EURO ATLANTIC SECURITIES INCORPORATED? INCORPORATED? THIS GUY DID. THIS GUY DID. LEV PARNAS ARRESTED EARLIER THIS LEV PARNAS ARRESTED EARLIER THIS MONTH IN THE CRIMINAL TRIAL MONTH IN THE CRIMINAL TRIAL UNFOLDING IN PARALLEL ALONGSIDE UNFOLDING IN PARALLEL ALONGSIDE THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IN THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IN WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON. CNN REPORTING TODAY THAT SINCE CNN REPORTING TODAY THAT SINCE HIS ARRAIGNMENT LAST WEEK IN HIS ARRAIGNMENT LAST WEEK IN FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT IN FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT IN MANHATTAN LEV PARNAS IS UNDER MANHATTAN LEV PARNAS IS UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN FLORIDA. HOUSE ARREST IN FLORIDA. TODAY WE LEARNED IN ADDITION TO TODAY WE LEARNED IN ADDITION TO THE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS MR. THE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS MR. PARNAS HAS ALSO BEEN ORDERED BY PARNAS HAS ALSO BEEN ORDERED BY A DIFFERENT FEDERAL JUDGE IN A DIFFERENT FEDERAL JUDGE IN FLORIDA HE NEEDS TO TESTIFY FLORIDA HE NEEDS TO TESTIFY UNDER OATH IN A FEDERAL CIVIL UNDER OATH IN A FEDERAL CIVIL CASE AGAINST HIM. CASE AGAINST HIM. IT’S A COURT ORDER FROM 2016 IT’S A COURT ORDER FROM 2016 THAT ORDERED HIM TO REPAY MORE THAT ORDERED HIM TO REPAY MORE THAN HALF A MILLION DOLLARS HE THAN HALF A MILLION DOLLARS HE TOOK FROM A FAMILY TRUST. TOOK FROM A FAMILY TRUST. DESPITE THAT COURT ORDER HE DESPITE THAT COURT ORDER HE DIDN’T REPAY THAT MONEY. DIDN’T REPAY THAT MONEY. THAT’S WHY HE’S BEING PURSUED IN THAT’S WHY HE’S BEING PURSUED IN FEDERAL COURT NOW. FEDERAL COURT NOW. AND THEY’VE BEEN FOLLOWING HIS AND THEY’VE BEEN FOLLOWING HIS OWN MONEY TRAIL AND ASSETS TO OWN MONEY TRAIL AND ASSETS TO GET THEIR HALF MILLION DOLLARS GET THEIR HALF MILLION DOLLARS BACK. BACK. TODAY A FEDERAL JUDGE RULED IN TODAY A FEDERAL JUDGE RULED IN THAT CASE LEV PARNAS HAS TO THAT CASE LEV PARNAS HAS TO APPEAR IN COURT TO GIVE SWORN APPEAR IN COURT TO GIVE SWORN TESTIMONY ABOUT HIS TESTIMONY TESTIMONY ABOUT HIS TESTIMONY AND FINANCIAL ASSETS AND AND FINANCIAL ASSETS AND SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE HUNDREDS SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS HE WAS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS HE WAS SOMEHOW ABLE TO SCRATCH TOGETHER SOMEHOW ABLE TO SCRATCH TOGETHER TO PAY THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN TO PAY THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE AND VARIOUS CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE AND VARIOUS REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS AND THE REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS AND THE SUPER PAC SUPPORTING PRESIDENT SUPER PAC SUPPORTING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RE-ELECTION. TRUMP’S RE-ELECTION. ACCORDING TO THIS FEDERAL ACCORDING TO THIS FEDERAL JUDGE’S ORDER TODAY IN FLORIDA JUDGE’S ORDER TODAY IN FLORIDA LEV PARNAS NEEDS TO GIVE THAT LEV PARNAS NEEDS TO GIVE THAT SWORN TESTIMONY WITHIN 30 DAYS, SWORN TESTIMONY WITHIN 30 DAYS, WHICH MEANS HE WILL HAVE TO FIT WHICH MEANS HE WILL HAVE TO FIT IT IN AROUND THE CRIMINAL CASE IT IN AROUND THE CRIMINAL CASE THAT HE’S FACING IN A DIFFERENT THAT HE’S FACING IN A DIFFERENT FEDERAL JURISDICTION UP NORTH FEDERAL JURISDICTION UP NORTH FOR ALLEGEDLY FUNNELING ILLEGAL FOR ALLEGEDLY FUNNELING ILLEGAL FOREIGN CAMPAIGN DONATIONS. FOREIGN CAMPAIGN DONATIONS. AND IT WAS TIED TO AN EFFORT BY AND IT WAS TIED TO AN EFFORT BY MR. PARNAS AND HIS CODEFENDANT MR. PARNAS AND HIS CODEFENDANT TO GET THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO TO GET THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE FIRED. UKRAINE FIRED. SHE OF COURSE WAS TESTIFIED. SHE OF COURSE WAS TESTIFIED. SHE RECENTLY TESTIFIED IN THE SHE RECENTLY TESTIFIED IN THE PRESIDENT’S IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY PRESIDENT’S IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IN A WAY THAT GAVE US A GOOD IN A WAY THAT GAVE US A GOOD SENSE AS TO WHY THESE GUYS MIGHT SENSE AS TO WHY THESE GUYS MIGHT HAVE WANTED HER FIRED, MIGHT HAVE WANTED HER FIRED, MIGHT HAVE WANTED HER OUT OF THAT HAVE WANTED HER OUT OF THAT EMBASSY IN UKRAINE. EMBASSY IN UKRAINE. BUT GIVEN THE LINKS BETWEEN THIS BUT GIVEN THE LINKS BETWEEN THIS ONGOING CRIMINAL CASE AND THE ONGOING CRIMINAL CASE AND THE ONGOING AND INCREASINGLY SERIOUS ONGOING AND INCREASINGLY SERIOUS IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS AGAINST IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT IN WASHINGTON, YOU THE PRESIDENT IN WASHINGTON, YOU KNOW, IT’S INTERESTING TO LOOK KNOW, IT’S INTERESTING TO LOOK AT THEM BOTH AT ONCE. AT THEM BOTH AT ONCE. I MEAN IT’S INTERESTING. I MEAN IT’S INTERESTING. THIS GUY, YOU GO BACK TO HIS THIS GUY, YOU GO BACK TO HIS TIME AT THE DEAD RATS IN THE TIME AT THE DEAD RATS IN THE MAIL MAFIA STOCK SHOP, I MEAN WE MAIL MAFIA STOCK SHOP, I MEAN WE KNOW FROM HIS PUBLICLY KNOW FROM HIS PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE RECORDS FROM HIS OWN ACCESSIBLE RECORDS FROM HIS OWN TIME AS A BROKER HE WAS THERE AT TIME AS A BROKER HE WAS THERE AT EURO ATLANTIC AT THE TIME OF THE EURO ATLANTIC AT THE TIME OF THE CRIMES FOR WHICH THESE CRIMES FOR WHICH THESE DEFENDANTS WERE ALL CHARGED AND DEFENDANTS WERE ALL CHARGED AND LEV PARNAS HIMSELF WAS NOT LEV PARNAS HIMSELF WAS NOT INDICTED WHEN HIS WHOLE COMPANY INDICTED WHEN HIS WHOLE COMPANY WAS BROUGHT DOWN IN THIS WAS BROUGHT DOWN IN THIS INDICTMENT AND EXCELLED FROM THE INDICTMENT AND EXCELLED FROM THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY, SHUTDOWN BY SECURITIES INDUSTRY, SHUTDOWN BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR ITS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR ITS CRIMES, HE PERSONALLY WASN’T CRIMES, HE PERSONALLY WASN’T INDICTED BUT HE WORKED THERE INDICTED BUT HE WORKED THERE WHEN THE CRIME WAS INDICTED AND WHEN THE CRIME WAS INDICTED AND HE HAD TO FIND ANOTHER PLACE TO HE HAD TO FIND ANOTHER PLACE TO WORK. WORK. THE NEXT PLACE HE WENT WAS TO THE NEXT PLACE HE WENT WAS TO ANOTHER BROKERAGE FIRM WHERE HE ANOTHER BROKERAGE FIRM WHERE HE WORKED FOR LESS THAN A YEAR AND WORKED FOR LESS THAN A YEAR AND HOPPED TO ANOTHER FOR LESS THAN HOPPED TO ANOTHER FOR LESS THAN THREE MONTHS. THREE MONTHS. AND ANOTHER FIRM THEREAFTER WAS AND ANOTHER FIRM THEREAFTER WAS A ANOTHER FIRM THAT ALSO GOT A ANOTHER FIRM THAT ALSO GOT EXCELLED FROM THE SECURITIES EXCELLED FROM THE SECURITIES INDUSTRIES FOR COMMITTING INDUSTRIES FOR COMMITTING FINANCIAL CRIMES. FINANCIAL CRIMES. LEV PARNAS WAS LISTED AS THE LEV PARNAS WAS LISTED AS THE DIRECTOR AND PRESIDENT OF THAT DIRECTOR AND PRESIDENT OF THAT FIRM WHICH GOT SHUTDOWN BY FIRM WHICH GOT SHUTDOWN BY REGULATORS, GOT KICKED OUT OF REGULATORS, GOT KICKED OUT OF WALL STREET. WALL STREET. AFTER THAT ONE GOT SHUTDOWN THE AFTER THAT ONE GOT SHUTDOWN THE NEXT PLACE HE LANDED WAS ALSO NEXT PLACE HE LANDED WAS ALSO EXCEL FROM THE SECURITIES EXCEL FROM THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY AND SHUTDOWN BY FEDERAL INDUSTRY AND SHUTDOWN BY FEDERAL REGULATORS FOR COMMITTING REGULATORS FOR COMMITTING SECURITY CRIMES. SECURITY CRIMES. IT’S LIKE THIS STUFF TRAILED HIM IT’S LIKE THIS STUFF TRAILED HIM AROUND. AROUND. IMAGINE THE BAD LUCK. IMAGINE THE BAD LUCK. EVERY PLACE HE WORKED GOT EVERY PLACE HE WORKED GOT SHUSHUTDOWN AS AS CRIMINAL SHUSHUTDOWN AS AS CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE. ENTERPRISE. IT’S WEIRD, IT’S JUST UNCANNY. IT’S WEIRD, IT’S JUST UNCANNY. AFTER THE THIRD STRAIGHT FIRM HE AFTER THE THIRD STRAIGHT FIRM HE WORKED AT GOT SHUTDOWN AND WORKED AT GOT SHUTDOWN AND EXCELLED FROM THE SECURITIES EXCELLED FROM THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY LEV PARNAS FINALLY INDUSTRY LEV PARNAS FINALLY APPEARS TO HAVE GIVEN UP HIS APPEARS TO HAVE GIVEN UP HIS WORK IN FINANCE. WORK IN FINANCE. OF COURSE WE KNOW HE LANDED ON OF COURSE WE KNOW HE LANDED ON HIS FEET BECAUSE NOW HE WORKS HIS FEET BECAUSE NOW HE WORKS FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. STATES OF AMERICA. AT LEAST HE WAS. AT LEAST HE WAS. WE’RE NOT SURE IF THAT CONTINUES WE’RE NOT SURE IF THAT CONTINUES NOW WHILE HE’S UNDER ARREST AND NOW WHILE HE’S UNDER ARREST AND AWAITING TRIAL. AWAITING TRIAL. BUT THIS IS JUST A REMARKABLE BUT THIS IS JUST A REMARKABLE THING THAT IS PLODDING ALONG, THING THAT IS PLODDING ALONG, ALONGSIDE WHAT IS HAPPENING ON ALONGSIDE WHAT IS HAPPENING ON CAPITOL HILL WITH ALL THE CAPITOL HILL WITH ALL THE IMPEACHMENT DRAMA. IMPEACHMENT DRAMA. THERE’S THIS GUY WHO’S UNDER THERE’S THIS GUY WHO’S UNDER ARREST, HE’S FACING MORE THAN 30 ARREST, HE’S FACING MORE THAN 30 YEARS IN PRISON. YEARS IN PRISON. HE’S CHARGED WITH FUNNELING HE’S CHARGED WITH FUNNELING ILLEGAL FOREIGN MONEY TO THE ILLEGAL FOREIGN MONEY TO THE PRESIDENT’S ELECTION EFFORT AND PRESIDENT’S ELECTION EFFORT AND OTHER REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGNS. OTHER REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGNS. THERE ARE ENOUGH PICTURES OF HIM THERE ARE ENOUGH PICTURES OF HIM WITH THE PRESIDENT AND THE WITH THE PRESIDENT AND THE PRESIDENT’S ELDEST SON AND THE PRESIDENT’S ELDEST SON AND THE PRESIDENT’S LAWYER. PRESIDENT’S LAWYER. I MEAN THERE’S ENOUGH PICTURES I MEAN THERE’S ENOUGH PICTURES OF THIS GUY WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THIS GUY WITH THE PRESIDENT THAT YOU COULD MAKE A DECK OF THAT YOU COULD MAKE A DECK OF CARDS OUT OF THESE PHOTOS. CARDS OUT OF THESE PHOTOS. WHEN THIS GUY WAS FIRST DIRECTED WHEN THIS GUY WAS FIRST DIRECTED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE IMPEACHMENT TO APPEAR BEFORE THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP PROCEEDINGS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP HE ENGAGED ONE OF PRESIDENT HE ENGAGED ONE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RUSSIA LAWYERS INITIALLY TRUMP’S RUSSIA LAWYERS INITIALLY TO HANDLE HIS DEFENSE. TO HANDLE HIS DEFENSE. THAT LAWYER JOHN DOWD YOU SEE ON THAT LAWYER JOHN DOWD YOU SEE ON THE RIGHT THERE THEN IDENTIFIED THE RIGHT THERE THEN IDENTIFIED CONGRESS IN WRITING HIS CLIENT CONGRESS IN WRITING HIS CLIENT WASN’T JUST ANY WITNESS THEY WASN’T JUST ANY WITNESS THEY COULD COLLIN TO TESTIFY ABOUT COULD COLLIN TO TESTIFY ABOUT ANYTHING, HE WAS A SPECIAL GUY. ANYTHING, HE WAS A SPECIAL GUY. THEY WERE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE THEY WERE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET ANYTHING OUT OF HIM TO GET ANYTHING OUT OF HIM BECAUSE HE MR. PARNAS ACCORDING BECAUSE HE MR. PARNAS ACCORDING TO HIS LAWYER JOHN DOWD, ASSISTS TO HIS LAWYER JOHN DOWD, ASSISTS RUDY GIULIANI IN CONNECTION WITH RUDY GIULIANI IN CONNECTION WITH MR. GIULIANI’S REPRESENTATION OF MR. GIULIANI’S REPRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. PRESIDENT TRUMP. SO THE PRESIDENT HAS A LAWYER, SO THE PRESIDENT HAS A LAWYER, HIS NAME IS RUDY GIULIANI. HIS NAME IS RUDY GIULIANI. IN RUDY GIULIANI’S CAPACITY AS IN RUDY GIULIANI’S CAPACITY AS THE PRESIDENT’S LAWYER HE THE PRESIDENT’S LAWYER HE EMPLOYS THIS GUY LEV PARNAS AS EMPLOYS THIS GUY LEV PARNAS AS HIS ASSISTANT, AS HIS LITTLE HIS ASSISTANT, AS HIS LITTLE HELPER. HELPER. WHICH SEEMED CRAZY, NOT LEAST WHICH SEEMED CRAZY, NOT LEAST BECAUSE JOHN DOWD, THAT LAWYER BECAUSE JOHN DOWD, THAT LAWYER WROTE HIS LETTER ADDRESSED TO WROTE HIS LETTER ADDRESSED TO CONGRESS IN THE COMIC SANS CONGRESS IN THE COMIC SANS TYPEFACE WHICH MADE IT SEEM LIKE TYPEFACE WHICH MADE IT SEEM LIKE IT WAS A JOKE. IT WAS A JOKE. BUT SURE ENOUGH AS MR. PARNAS BUT SURE ENOUGH AS MR. PARNAS GOT ARRAIGNED IN NEW YORK, A GOT ARRAIGNED IN NEW YORK, A DIFFERENT LAWYER OF HIS MADE THE DIFFERENT LAWYER OF HIS MADE THE CASE OUT LOUD TO A FEDERAL JUDGE CASE OUT LOUD TO A FEDERAL JUDGE THAT LEV PARNAS’ CASE WAS GOING THAT LEV PARNAS’ CASE WAS GOING TO IMPLICATE EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE TO IMPLICATE EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE CONCERNS BECAUSE THIS CASE DOES CONCERNS BECAUSE THIS CASE DOES OVERLAP WITH A LEGAL OVERLAP WITH A LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF THE PRESIDENT REPRESENTATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. OF THE UNITED STATES. BECAUSE IN FACT LEV PARNAS IS BECAUSE IN FACT LEV PARNAS IS PART OF THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL PART OF THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM. TEAM. THIS GUY. THIS GUY. THIS GUY WHO IS UNDER ARREST, THIS GUY WHO IS UNDER ARREST, THE GUY WITH THE DEAD RAT IN THE THE GUY WITH THE DEAD RAT IN THE MAIL MOB STOCK SCHEME BEFORE ALL MAIL MOB STOCK SCHEME BEFORE ALL THE OTHER STOCK SCHEMES HE WAS A THE OTHER STOCK SCHEMES HE WAS A ASSOCIATED WITH THAT ALSO GOT ASSOCIATED WITH THAT ALSO GOT SHOT DOWN BY FEDERAL REGULATORS. SHOT DOWN BY FEDERAL REGULATORS. I MEAN THIS THING THE PRESIDENT I MEAN THIS THING THE PRESIDENT IS BEING IMPEACHED FOR MR. IS BEING IMPEACHED FOR MR. PARNAS DOES SEEM TO BE A VERY PARNAS DOES SEEM TO BE A VERY DILIGENT WORKING, A VERY CENTRAL DILIGENT WORKING, A VERY CENTRAL PART OF THAT SCHEME. PART OF THAT SCHEME. HE WAS MAKING WHAT PROSECUTORS HE WAS MAKING WHAT PROSECUTORS SAY WERE ILLEGAL DONATIONS TO SAY WERE ILLEGAL DONATIONS TO REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGNS. REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGNS. AND THEN FOR AT LEAST ONE OF AND THEN FOR AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THOSE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO WHOM HE GAVE ILLEGAL CONGRESS TO WHOM HE GAVE ILLEGAL DONATIONS, HE TOOK A MEETING DONATIONS, HE TOOK A MEETING WITH THAT MEMBER OF CONGRESS TO WITH THAT MEMBER OF CONGRESS TO ADVOCATE THAT THAT MEMBER OF ADVOCATE THAT THAT MEMBER OF CONGRESS TRY TO GET THE CONGRESS TRY TO GET THE AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE FIRED, AND AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE FIRED, AND THAT MEMBER OF CONGRESS WENT THAT MEMBER OF CONGRESS WENT AHEAD AND TRIED TO GET THE AHEAD AND TRIED TO GET THE AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE FIRED. AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE FIRED. AGAIN, WE KNOW FROM THAT AGAIN, WE KNOW FROM THAT AMBASSADOR’S TESTIMONY IN THE AMBASSADOR’S TESTIMONY IN THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS THAT YOU IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS THAT YOU CAN IMAGINE WHY THEY MIGHT HAVE CAN IMAGINE WHY THEY MIGHT HAVE WANTED HER FIRED, THAT SHE WAS WANTED HER FIRED, THAT SHE WAS IN THE WAY OF THIS SCHEME THE IN THE WAY OF THIS SCHEME THE PRESIDENT COOKED UP TO TRY TO PRESIDENT COOKED UP TO TRY TO GET UKRAINE TO GIVE HIM HELP GET UKRAINE TO GIVE HIM HELP AGAINST HIS DOMESTIC POLITICAL AGAINST HIS DOMESTIC POLITICAL ENEMIES AND WITH HOLD THEIR ENEMIES AND WITH HOLD THEIR MILITARY AID AND THINGS LIKE MILITARY AID AND THINGS LIKE WHITE HOUSE MEETINGS UNTIL THEY WHITE HOUSE MEETINGS UNTIL THEY DID SO. DID SO. SHE WAS IN THE WAY OF THAT, SO, SHE WAS IN THE WAY OF THAT, SO, YES, SHE HAD TO GO. YES, SHE HAD TO GO. IN THAT PART OF THE SCHEME OF IN THAT PART OF THE SCHEME OF WHICH THE PRESIDENT IS BEING WHICH THE PRESIDENT IS BEING IMPEACHED IT APPEARS GOOD OLD IMPEACHED IT APPEARS GOOD OLD LEV PARNAS PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN LEV PARNAS PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN TRYING TO ORGANIZE THE OUSTING TRYING TO ORGANIZE THE OUSTING OF THAT UKRAINE AMBASSADOR. OF THAT UKRAINE AMBASSADOR. IN THE END THAT EFFORT WAS IN THE END THAT EFFORT WAS SUCCESSFUL. SUCCESSFUL. MR. PARNAS WAS ALSO WE NOW KNOW MR. PARNAS WAS ALSO WE NOW KNOW SETTING UP INTERVIEWS ON THE FOX SETTING UP INTERVIEWS ON THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL TO SETUP THIS IDEA NEWS CHANNEL TO SETUP THIS IDEA UKRAINE COULD PROVIDE IMPORTANT UKRAINE COULD PROVIDE IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT WOULD LOOK INFORMATION THAT WOULD LOOK TERRIBLE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC TERRIBLE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND VICE PRESIDENT JOE PARTY AND VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN. BIDEN. WE KNOW HE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN WE KNOW HE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN SETTING UP INTERVIEWS FOR AND SETTING UP INTERVIEWS FOR AND PROVIDING MATERIALS TO THIS GUY PROVIDING MATERIALS TO THIS GUY WHO UNTIL RECENTLY WORK SAID AT WHO UNTIL RECENTLY WORK SAID AT THE HILL NEWSPAPER IN THE HILL NEWSPAPER IN WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON. HE’S NO LONGER THERE BUT HE HAS HE’S NO LONGER THERE BUT HE HAS THROUGHOUT THIS SCANDAL THROUGHOUT THIS SCANDAL CONTINUED WRITING MOST OF THE CONTINUED WRITING MOST OF THE SCRIPT FOR WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SCRIPT FOR WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN TRYING TO GIN UP IN HAS BEEN TRYING TO GIN UP IN UKRAINE TO USE AGAINST THE UKRAINE TO USE AGAINST THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. DEMOCRATIC PARTY. LEV PARNAS WAS INVOLVED IN ALL LEV PARNAS WAS INVOLVED IN ALL OF THAT. OF THAT. MR. PARNAS HAS BEEN DOING ALL OF MR. PARNAS HAS BEEN DOING ALL OF THAT WORK ON THIS SCHEME FOR THAT WORK ON THIS SCHEME FOR WHICH THE PRESIDENT IS BEING WHICH THE PRESIDENT IS BEING IMPEACHED. IMPEACHED. AND WHILE THAT’S BEEN GOING ON, AND WHILE THAT’S BEEN GOING ON, LAWYERS FOR THIS INDICTED LAWYERS FOR THIS INDICTED UKRAINIAN OLIGARCH WHO UKRAINIAN OLIGARCH WHO PROSECUTORS SAY IS A TOP FIGURE PROSECUTORS SAY IS A TOP FIGURE IN RUSSIAN ORGANIZED CRIME HAS IN RUSSIAN ORGANIZED CRIME HAS LONG TIME LINKS TO VLADIMIR LONG TIME LINKS TO VLADIMIR PUTIN AND THE KREMLIN, CURRENTLY PUTIN AND THE KREMLIN, CURRENTLY UNDER INDICTMENT IN THIS UNDER INDICTMENT IN THIS COUNTRY, FIGHTING EXTRADITION SO COUNTRY, FIGHTING EXTRADITION SO HE WON’T HAVE TO GO ON TRIAL HE WON’T HAVE TO GO ON TRIAL HERE IN A HUGE CORRUPTION AND HERE IN A HUGE CORRUPTION AND BRIBERY CASE, HIS LAWYER AS HE BRIBERY CASE, HIS LAWYER AS HE FIGHTS EXTRADITION NOW SAYS LEV FIGHTS EXTRADITION NOW SAYS LEV PARNAS IS PART OF HIS LEGAL PARNAS IS PART OF HIS LEGAL TEAM. TEAM. LEV PARNAS HAS BEEN WORKING FOR LEV PARNAS HAS BEEN WORKING FOR THEM AS THEY REPRESENT PUTIN THEM AS THEY REPRESENT PUTIN UKRAINIAN OLIGARCH DEMETRI UKRAINIAN OLIGARCH DEMETRI FIRTASH. FIRTASH. THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS ONE GUY THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS ONE GUY REPRESENTS. REPRESENTS. SIMULTANEOUSLY AS THE PRESIDENT SIMULTANEOUSLY AS THE PRESIDENT IS BEING IMPEACHED THIS GUY IS IS BEING IMPEACHED THIS GUY IS PART OF THE LEGAL TEAM PART OF THE LEGAL TEAM REPRESENTING BOTH THE RUSSIAN REPRESENTING BOTH THE RUSSIAN ORGANIZED CRIME GUY UNDER ORGANIZED CRIME GUY UNDER INDICTMENT AND AT THE SAME TIME INDICTMENT AND AT THE SAME TIME WHAT’S THE PHRASE FROM JOHN WHAT’S THE PHRASE FROM JOHN DOWD’S NOTE, HE’S ALSO, QUOTE, DOWD’S NOTE, HE’S ALSO, QUOTE, ASSISTING MR. GIULIANI IN HIS ASSISTING MR. GIULIANI IN HIS REPRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT REPRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. TRUMP. I MEAN, PICK A SCANDAL. I MEAN, PICK A SCANDAL. PICK ANY SCANDAL IN AMERICAN PICK ANY SCANDAL IN AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY. POLITICAL HISTORY. A PRESIDENT FACING IMPEACHMENT A PRESIDENT FACING IMPEACHMENT ABOUT SOME SCHEME HE’S TRIED TO ABOUT SOME SCHEME HE’S TRIED TO COOK UP WITH SOME OTHER COUNTRY COOK UP WITH SOME OTHER COUNTRY TO HELP HIM IN THE NEXT TO HELP HIM IN THE NEXT ELECTION, AND WHAT OTHER ELECTION, AND WHAT OTHER PRESIDENT COULD YOU EVER EVEN PRESIDENT COULD YOU EVER EVEN IMAGINE BEING UP TO HIS NECK IMAGINE BEING UP TO HIS NECK WITH THIS GUY WHO WAS PART OF WITH THIS GUY WHO WAS PART OF THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM WHILE THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM WHILE HE’S UNDER ARREST AND ALSO WHILE HE’S UNDER ARREST AND ALSO WHILE HE’S PART OF THE LEGAL TIME FOR HE’S PART OF THE LEGAL TIME FOR A RUSSIAN ORGANIZED CRIME FIGURE A RUSSIAN ORGANIZED CRIME FIGURE WHO’S UNDER INDICTMENT AND WHO’S UNDER INDICTMENT AND FIGHTING EXTRADITION TO THIS FIGHTING EXTRADITION TO THIS COUNTRY. COUNTRY. HE’S ON BOTH LEGAL TEAMS HE’S ON BOTH LEGAL TEAMS SIMULTANEOUSLY. SIMULTANEOUSLY. AND I WILL JUST NOTE THE CLAIM AND I WILL JUST NOTE THE CLAIM ABOUT MR. PARNAS BEING PART OF ABOUT MR. PARNAS BEING PART OF THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM, THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM, RIGHT, THE CLAIM THERE IS THAT RIGHT, THE CLAIM THERE IS THAT MR. PARNAS IS WORKING FOR MR. PARNAS IS WORKING FOR GIULIANI, RIGHT? GIULIANI, RIGHT? LEV PARNAS IS ASSISTING MR. LEV PARNAS IS ASSISTING MR. GIULIANI IN CONNECTION WITH HIS GIULIANI IN CONNECTION WITH HIS REPRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT REPRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. TRUMP. OKAY, WELL IF YOU’RE ASSISTING OKAY, WELL IF YOU’RE ASSISTING SOMEBODY THAT IMPLIES YOU’RE SOMEBODY THAT IMPLIES YOU’RE WORKING FOR SOMEBODY. WORKING FOR SOMEBODY. THIS IMPLIES HE’S WORKING FOR THIS IMPLIES HE’S WORKING FOR GIULIANI. GIULIANI. WHEN YOUR WORK FOR SOMEONE, THAT WHEN YOUR WORK FOR SOMEONE, THAT IMPLIES THAT THE PERSON YOU’RE IMPLIES THAT THE PERSON YOU’RE WORKING FOR PAYS YOU, RIGHT, TO WORKING FOR PAYS YOU, RIGHT, TO WORK FOR THEM? WORK FOR THEM? WELL, FOR SOME REASON IN THIS WELL, FOR SOME REASON IN THIS CASE THAT RELATIONSHIP IS CASE THAT RELATIONSHIP IS BACKWARDS. BACKWARDS. THERE’S NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER THERE’S NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER THAT RUDY GIULIANI IS PAYING THAT RUDY GIULIANI IS PAYING THIS GUY WHO WAS ASSISTING HIM THIS GUY WHO WAS ASSISTING HIM IN THE REPRESENTATION OF IN THE REPRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. PRESIDENT TRUMP. INSTEAD IT APPEARS THIS GUY IS INSTEAD IT APPEARS THIS GUY IS PAYING RUDY. PAYING RUDY. RUDY GIULIANI ADMITS HE’S RUDY GIULIANI ADMITS HE’S RECEIVED A HALF MILLION DOLLARS RECEIVED A HALF MILLION DOLLARS FROM PARNAS’ FIRM. FROM PARNAS’ FIRM. WHERE DID PARNAS’ FIRM GET THE WHERE DID PARNAS’ FIRM GET THE MONEY? MONEY? AS “THE WASHINGTON POST” NOW AS “THE WASHINGTON POST” NOW REPORTS IT’S NOT TOTALLY CLEAR REPORTS IT’S NOT TOTALLY CLEAR WHY MR. PARNAS WAS PAYING WHY MR. PARNAS WAS PAYING GIULIANI FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF GIULIANI FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF HELPING HIM NOR WHERE HE WAS HELPING HIM NOR WHERE HE WAS GETTING THE MONEY TO DO SO. GETTING THE MONEY TO DO SO. “THE WASHINGTON POST” QUOTES LEV “THE WASHINGTON POST” QUOTES LEV PARNAS SAYING TO SOMEONE LATE PARNAS SAYING TO SOMEONE LATE LAST YEAR, QUOTE, CAN YOU LOAN LAST YEAR, QUOTE, CAN YOU LOAN ME $500,000 SO I CAN GET RUDA ME $500,000 SO I CAN GET RUDA OFF MY BACK? OFF MY BACK? YOU PAY HIM A HALF MILLION YOU PAY HIM A HALF MILLION DOLLARS SO THAT YOU CAN WORK AS DOLLARS SO THAT YOU CAN WORK AS HIS ASSISTANT IN HIS LEGAL HIS ASSISTANT IN HIS LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF THE PRESIDENT? REPRESENTATION OF THE PRESIDENT? HUH? HUH? WHO’S ACTUALLY PAYING RUDY FOR WHO’S ACTUALLY PAYING RUDY FOR THE WORK THAT HE’S DOING ON THE WORK THAT HE’S DOING ON BEHALF OF THE PRESIDENT? BEHALF OF THE PRESIDENT? WE KNOW THE PRESIDENT ISN’T WE KNOW THE PRESIDENT ISN’T PAYING HIM. PAYING HIM. HE SAYS HE’S DOING IT PRO BONO, HE SAYS HE’S DOING IT PRO BONO, BUT HIS ASSISTANT IS PAYING HIM BUT HIS ASSISTANT IS PAYING HIM A HALF MILLION DOLLARS, AND WE A HALF MILLION DOLLARS, AND WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THAT MONEY CAME DON’T KNOW WHERE THAT MONEY CAME FROM, AND HE’S NOW UNDER ARREST FROM, AND HE’S NOW UNDER ARREST AND CHARGED WITH FUNNELING AND CHARGED WITH FUNNELING FOREIGN MONEY ILLEGALLY TO FOREIGN MONEY ILLEGALLY TO REPUBLICAN CAUSES? REPUBLICAN CAUSES? I MEAN, THAT’S THE SUIT WE’RE I MEAN, THAT’S THE SUIT WE’RE NOW IN. NOW IN. THAT IS TEAM TRUMP HERE IN THE THAT IS TEAM TRUMP HERE IN THE SCHEME FOR WHICH THE PRESIDENT SCHEME FOR WHICH THE PRESIDENT IS BEING IMPEACHED. IS BEING IMPEACHED. AND SO NATURALLY THE PRESIDENT AND SO NATURALLY THE PRESIDENT AND HIS SUPPORTERS HAVE DECLARED

100 thoughts on “Parnas Associations Range From Russian Mob To Trump Legal Team | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

  1. Fox Propaganda Network removed the "lock him up" chants at the World Series. The right wing has to maintain a safe space for the Orange Clown and his snowflakes. This reporting by Rachel reveals just how compromised the GOP is by Russian money that has been funneled into the RNC and Trump Superpac. Republican politicians are defending Trump so vociferously because they themselves are implicated in his corruption and impeachment.

  2. it’s sad how much pride the faux republican (libertarian) party has because they took a loyalty oath from trump. they have no clue how much they betrayed themselves & the constitution? No they have a clue. they are going for the “this country is ours” move no matter what. feigning ignorance the whole way. Fascinating to see and also waiting for the law to do its thing is like a movie. Thank god they never read the constitution. We finally get to see what it can really do to wannabe traitors taking the country for themselves while erasing the rest with executive orders. Great show!

  3. Ya know one of the many things that have concerned me the last 3 years is Trumps close connection with organized crime. When you building sky scrapers in Manhattan and run casinos- you 100% have connections with these shady underground people. I’m surprised more of this hasn’t come out. They have helped him a lot throughout the years. Trump looks and talks like a mobster sometimes.

  4. When great civilizations fall, you can always trace it back to a corrupt, dysfunctional political system. Where is God in all this? "I spy tears in their eyes they look to the sky for some kind of divine intervention….sewing the seeds." TFF

  5. Rachel is SUPER! I follow her daily from the Netherlands. Her investigative stories are so informative and wonderfully constructed.

  6. In ten years, when all the details are revealed and finally understood, the folks who made "The Big Short" will have another fascinating movie to make. It WILL be difficult to follow, make no mistake, but will deserve to be seen. I guess the question it prompts, though, is how the nation comes back from this morass, and what sorts of safeguards it will need to impose, and can tolerate imposing, to avoid or at least reduce such counter-democratic activities in future. We see from Russia's example, and from multiple African nations, that once you establish a kleptocracy, it is hard to extricate a nation from that approach to governance.
    On other fronts, clearly the vetting of appointees and those working closely with appointees, is sorely lacking. Let us remember that Trump's offspring were granted higher security clearance than was warranted, presumably on the say-so of "the boss". I suspect the same arrangement prevailed in the case of Parnas. Malevolent intent, or simply a narcissist's belief that their own naive hunch about someone being "a good guy" is far more trustworthy than traditional security-vetting protocols?

  7. They always have some attractive woman to be on the arm of these yahoos as they come and go from court. My guess is the law firms grab a young lawyer or intern for arm candy for the optics… makes it look like he might not be so disgusting…

  8. Trump Soup a dish best served cold while wearing a orange jump-suit for the Orange Orangutan Don who can't keep his mouth shut!

  9. Why aren't the National New outlets on NBC, ABC and CBS telling the American public this truth?  Donald Trump, his family and his  band of GOP enablers are not only disgusting criminal, they are TRAITORS to the USA.  Trump belongs in Prison!

  10. And Republicans GOP still say it not enough that what tRump is doing is wrong! This is not enough for an impeachment Republicans GOP says Smh. I like presidents who don’t break laws! Smh!

  11. Thank God for the teller of truth like our amazing Rachel Maddow and her amazing team!  Thank you for helping those of us who are paying attention to know the truth about the criminals in our government.

  12. I think we know where does it come from … Traitor Trump, has publicly suggested punishment, up to and including execution … in the whistle-blower case he call these people who gave information "close to a spy" and longingly noted that "in the old days … we used to handle it a little differently than we do now" …… Corrupt as a citizen, corrupt as president, disgusting person in all forms ….He should be in prison already!!!

  13. DEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOO I thougth Mexico was corrupt i guess theyre just toddlers. So hes been looosing Money for a decade but mafia keep hem at float.

  14. chances annnnnny of this will be found on Fox? haha over there they are probably crossing of Psalms and renaming it Parnas…..

  15. Can't say I am surprised. Conman Trump was already proven to have surrounded himself with criminals. He also has been reported to have laundered money for the Russian mafia for years. I guess this is how a successful businessman gets to be president in America nowadays. How low can we go!!!

  16. This is why he’s running the country like he’s a mob boss !!! Imagine if this was Obama since they love bringing his name up !!!

  17. So, Trump had Vladimir Putin AND the Russian Mob working against the best interests of America? Now THAT'S what you call a traitor to America.

  18. Just when you think the corruption and greed can't get any worse with this Administration, they go ahead and lower the bar yet again…

  19. The phone calls that I have received announcing that I have been declared the winner
    of millions of dollars + 2019 Mercedes Benz have exceeded 10 this year. This has never
    happened prior to this year. I believe today's technology is how my privacy has been able
    to be invaded. Today's world is dangerous, it gives Con Artist a way to operate easily
    from a small office space and secure money from an illegal operation…

  20. You could put $10,000 in your back pocket and $40,000 in your purse pretty easily. $400,000 would fit in a suitcase. No need for giant money bags.

  21. BOO!!! Your having a American nightmare!!! Wake up!!! Surely we must be dreaming!!! Who wants to keep this nightmare alive?!! Why….the GOP …..of course.

  22. trump has an nice photo album for his Library when he is impeached. Stormy Daniels and Kim, Putin, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and now these Mob scums and 3 wives so far

  23. Donald Trump and all his administration and criminal friends is what you call a basket of deplorable's, PS Donald Trump knows the best people.

  24. Fox new is covering another Barr investigation into Hillary and the Russia investigation, they do not want them to know the NEWS that Rachel uncovered.  So sad

  25. Nothing new here , new would be loading all of them in a plane cutting their nuts off an pushing them out of a plane over putins house .

  26. and still with this info the trump mob (supporters and the (R) congress) still support this treasonous sham trump —- public enemy # 1 !

  27. Trump isn't part of an international crime network, he is a clueless mark.
    Dude got played.
    The US presidency is a honey pot for the russian mob, crackpot conspiracy theorists and political wannabe's.
    Watch the republicans try to spin this, 'Move along, folks. Nothing to see here.'

  28. I have the feeling your informations are correct and verifiable, and is it is so, every american citizen should listen to you, hear this, at least once.
    Trump has really buried all sense of honor in the GOP;
    A root of the problem lies in the system that allows companies to finance politicians, though.
    Thanks to you and your team.

    I'm not directly impacted by US policy, I'm belgian, but US policy influences the whole world, the inhabitants AND their habitat, OUR Good Old Planet.

  29. The President's men are all great and very fine people
    Criminals, Mobsters, Rats and Sexual perpetrators

    War Heroes, Generals and great Statesmen are all losers to the draft dodger

  30. Donald Trump is entangled with the Russian mob, thanks in-part to a mind blowing letter written in Comic Sans. It's incredible. And yet, nothing shocks us anymore.

  31. lev parnas legal team, john doud, insists parnas is assisting giuliani in trumps legal defense….but parnas is the one paying giuligani 500,000 US dollars?…..and that right there is trump's undoing: NOT PAYING HIS OWN BILLS

  32. Well, well … now Captain Corruption (aka The Orange Buffoon, 54, tRump), Rudy the Rat and perhaps the Guardians of Putin are all nicely mobbed up. It will be interesting to see who among the Guardians of Putin are also linked to this happy little crime network. Another proud day for America in the age of Captain Corruption.

  33. This is really bad. Look. A drug addict hangs around other drug addicts. An alcoholic hangs with other alcoholics. Criminals, (especially criminals), hang with other criminals. I don't do drugs and I don't know any drug addicts. I don't drink and I don't hang out with those who do. I'm just an old man now, but I was never a criminal, and I never hung out with anyone who was a criminal. Our President and his cronies have been hanging out with, working with, making money with, and paying, known criminals. Birds of a feather flock together. This President and all his henchmen have to go. Unless you hang with drug addicts, alcoholics, and criminals. Then, I guess your ok with it all. Ok? With Law breaking by our leaders and their henchmen right out in the open. Ok? With wiping your butt with the Constitution and flushing it down the toilet. Ok? With losing all the rights we have in that Constitution while your at it? Ok??????? All this is like a badly written rerun of The God Father. We need to get to the ending of this movie quickly, or forever be stuck in reruns.

  34. "Or if they wore shirts at all."

    Now imagining this scheme being committed by a bunch of sweaty, shirtless, Florida men. Maybe a few women as well.

  35. Trump is in deep, as is his entire posse. Traitors who love money more than anything in the world who will eventually fall if Putin doesn't wipe them out first.

  36. so what personal friends are not part of the impeachment if that were the case shiff and his Ukraine buddies would be illegal it' not at least for the Dem

    https://teapartypac.org/huge-collusion-guess-who-paid-for-schiff-staffer-to-travel-to-ukraine/

  37. The Thump era will forever be infamous as the MOST corrupt political/criminal enterprise in western civilization history. Those who proudly supported him/it will wear the shame of that for the rest of their lives. Their descendants will also wear the stain of family scandal for generations to come. They ought to consider that with every step they take.

  38. Funny how the GOP considered the Soviet Union the epitome of the socialist "left" until it became Russia again – and it became instead the epitome of gangster capitalism.

  39. Lemme guess. Those illegal donations to Republicans include: Gaetz, Jordan, Nunes, and the rest of Trump's dunces in Congress.

  40. Hi Rachel Anne.👋🍻.
    Exceptional reporting, Rachel.👍🍻👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏.
    Keep on digging, Rachel.👍.
    👉👉Proceed democrats, proceed.👍☺.

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