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Letter from Bondy to McConnell and Schumer re: Parnas's Potential Testimony Whistleblower Complaint on Ukraine (Kelly Smith, comp.) 1 (1/31/20)

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                JOS EPH A. BON DY

JOSEPH A. BONDY                                           1776 BROADWAY
                                                          SUITE 2000
STEPHANIE R. SCHUMAN                                      NEW YORK NY 10019
(OF COUNSEL)                                              TEL 212.219.3572
                                                          FAX 212.219.8456
                                                          JOSEPH BONDY®A MAC.COM

                                            January 31, 2020

(By e-mail: Phil ?vtax sondinwaconnel senigov)
Senator Mitch McConnell
Senate Majority Leader
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510

Statemnt Regarding 1ev Parnas's Potential 'emn

Dear Majority Leader McConnell:

      As the Senate's vote on whether to call witnesses and receive evidence draws near, we feel
compelled to provide a brief summary of what Mr. Parnas's testimony would be. For the past
several months, we have diligently pursued an opportunity for Mr. Parnas to provide complete
and truthful testimony to the Government and Congress regarding Mr. Parnas's activities in
connection with the efforts of President Trump to secure concessions from Ukraine, in exchange
for American aid. Regrettably, Mr. Parnas has yet to be deposed or otherwise heard under oath.

      If Lev Parnas was called as a witness, he would provide testimony based upon personal
knowledge, corroborated by physical evidence including text messages, phone records,
documentary evidence, and travel records, which is directly relevant to the President's
impeachment inquiry. This would include, but is not limited to, the genesis of his relationship
with President Trump and the President's personal attorney, Rudolf Giuliani, and his actions in
Ukraine on behalf of the President, as directed by Mr. Giuliani.

      Mr. Parnas would testify to the efforts he and a handful of Republican operatives engaged
in over a period of months, to remove Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and gather dirt onJoe
and Hunter Biden. Mr. Parnas would testify that those holding various roles in this plot included
GOP Super PAC America First, President Trump, Vice President Pence, former Energy
Secretary Rick Perry, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Attorney General Bill Barr, Senator
Lindsey Graham, Congressman Devin Nunes, Nunes's Staffer Derek Harvey, JournalistJohn

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