Lev Parnas Drops Full Audio of Meeting Where Trump Told Him to ‘Take Out’ Ukraine Ambassador
Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, who has flipped to a witness in President Donald Trump’s impeachment, has released audio of his meeting with the president in 2018.
“Get rid of her! Get her out tomorrow. I don’t care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. Okay? Do it,” Trump is heard saying in the recording about Ukraine Amb. Marie Yovanovitch, who was targeted by a smear campaign to get her forced out of Ukraine.
The full recording also appears to show Parnas goading Trump into speaking out against Yovanovitch, who he described as “a leftover from the Clinton administration.”
“She’s basically walking around telling everybody ‘Wait, he’s gonna get impeached, just wait,'” Parnas tells Trump.
“Get rid of her. Get her out tomorrow. I don’t care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. OK? Do it,” Trump replied.
Also during the meeting Trump is heard boosting about his polling and claiming they are “the highest level they’ve ever been … quite a bit higher than Election Day, that was an amazing day,” prompting applause from Trump’s guests.
Parnas has reportedly turned over the recording to congressional Democrats as part of the ongoing impeachment of Trump.
Listen above, via The Daily Beast.
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