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Giuliani's associate Parnas restricted from Trump impeachment trial

Source : 112 Ukraine

The police denied him entry because he had been ordered to wear an ankle bracelet
14:37, 30 January 2020

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Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani's former associate, who says that he worked to pressure Ukraine to investigate one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s political rivals, traveled to Washington in order to pursue the testification in Senate. Reuters reported that.

However, the police denied him entry because he had been ordered to wear an ankle bracelet, and no electronics are allowed in the Senate visitors’ gallery.

According to Parnas, he has evidence that could help Democrats make their case that Trump should be removed from office.

“I would like to discuss it under oath in the front of the Senate. That’s what I want to do,” he told.

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As we reported earlier, Donald Trump's lawyers presented arguments in defense of the American leader and tried to convince senators of the absence of violations against Ukraine. Lawyer Mike Purpura provided six arguments that allegedly testify to Trump's innocence, according to the Voice of America.

The lawyer notes that the American president "provided more assistance to Ukraine than the Obama administration," and also emphasizes that the Trump administration has significantly strengthened sanctions against Russia. Purpura states that the presentation of the July conversation between Trump and Zelensky "does not indicate that US military aid was used as a means of pressure on Ukraine."

Related: Trump continues to insist on his unfamiliarity with Giuliani's associate

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