A Rudy Giuliani Associate Is Now Complying With Impeachment Inquiry

Lev Parnas' attorney confirmed the news, saying "We will honor and not avoid [congressional] requests to the extent they are legally proper."
Posted at 7:13 AM, Nov 05, 2019

A businessman associated with Rudy Giuliani is in talks with congressional impeachment investigators.

An attorney for Lev Parnas confirmed the news to multiple outlets. He said: "We will honor and not avoid [congressional] requests to the extent they are legally proper, while scrupulously protecting Mr. Parnas' privileges including that of the Fifth Amendment."

Parnas previously helped connect Giuliani with Ukrainian officials during his investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. 

Because of this, three House committees asked that Parnas provide documents and testimony as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Parnas originally refused to comply with those subpoenas.

Despite Parnas' recent decision to comply, his attorney told CNN he wouldn't go so far as saying his client plans to "cooperate" with Congress.

Parnas is currently under house arrest in Florida. Last month, he pleaded not guilty to criminal campaign finance charges. Federal prosecutors say he was involved in a conspiracy to funnel foreign money into U.S. elections.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.