Lev Parnas, the former Rudy Giuliani associate who has been thrust into the center of Congress’s impeachment proceedings, got a ticket to attend the Senate’s trial on Wednesday but won’t be able to attend due to his ankle bracelet, his lawyer said.
Joseph Bondy, Parnas’s attorney, said his client had received tickets to attend Wednesday’s proceedings from Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). Schumer’s office confirmed it offered the tickets.
“Although we couldn’t arrange to have Lev Parnas watch the trial with us because his GPS ankle monitor is not allowed, Lev will join us in DC tomorrow to show support for a fair trial, with witnesses & evidence,” Bondy tweeted.
Although we couldn’t arrange to have Lev Parnas watch the trial with us because his GPS ankle monitor is not allowed, Lev will join us in DC tomorrow to show support for a fair trial, with witnesses & evidence. #AmericansWantWitnesses #LetLevSpeak #LevRemembers #CallTheWitnesses pic.twitter.com/4VpezvQw4K
— Joseph A. Bondy (@josephabondy) January 29, 2020
“Call me,” Parnas said as he arrived on Capitol Hill.
Parnas said he came to Washington to make the case for witnesses in the impeachment trial and urged Republicans to vote in favor of allowing more evidence rather than ending the trial on Friday.
Free on bail on federal criminal charges in Manhattan, in recent weeks Parnas started a media tour that’s created headaches for the White House and Trump allies. He released a trove of documents and texts to House impeachment investigators, including a handwritten note that mentions the president of Ukraine: “Get Zalensky [sic] to announce that the Biden case will be investigated.”
But Lev’s time at the Impeachment Trial was interrupted when he was escorted from the gallery.
Ankle monitors are NOT allowed in the Senate gallery.
Scenes from the impeachment trial: Schumer invited Lev Parnas to be his personal guest today at the trial. Minutes ago, Parnas was ejected from the gallery…because he’s wearing an ankle bracelet mandated bc he’s a criminal defendant accused of serious felonies! #CantMakeItUp
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 29, 2020
He was supposed to be in jail, but they allowed an ankle monitor as part of his bail conditions.
The ankle monitor allows the police to ensure you don’t leave a specific and limited area… just like you were in jail. Normally this is limited to your city.
So some important questions are:
What if any limits were placed on his travel and by what reasoning?
Who allowed him to go to DC to create and star in another chunk of anti-Trump press reporting?
Who arranged for Schumer to know he was available for use?
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