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“I don’t know him at all,” Donald Trump says of Lev Parnas

Donald Trump, when asked by reporters today about his association with Lev Parnes, said repeatedly that he had no idea who this man doing his bidding in Ukraine alongside Rudy Giuliani was. “I don’t know him at all, don’t know what he’s about, don’t know where he comes from, know nothing about him,” the President […]

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Parnas implicates both Barr and Pence in the Trump administration’s plan to coerce Ukraine into announcing an investigation into Joe Biden

I’ll keep this brief, and just get right to the point. This evening, Trump administration bag man Lev Parnes told Rachel Maddow not only that Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani were directing his activities in the Ukraine, but that both Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Bill Barr were aware of their plan to […]

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Nunes’s memory seems to be improving now that Parnes has gone public

Politico reported earlier today that Lev Parnas, in addition to handing over all of the material we discussed yesterday, also gave investigators voicemails he’d saved from Trump associates. And, coincidentally, shortly thereafter, Devin Nunes went on television to announce that, contrary to what he’d said earlier, he now remembers that he did in fact have […]

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Parnas files appear to show that people working on behalf of the President were monitoring the movements of U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and her security detail

On the eve of handing the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump off to the Republican-controlled Senate, House Democrats played the last card they had left in their hand, going public with a cache of documents given to federal investigators by Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, who, as you may recall, was arrested on charges of […]

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It looks as though my great, great, great, great, great grandfather, Clark Wise, may have been with Washington at Valley Forge

While I’m tempted to make the case that my family’s Wise line goes all the way back to Colonel John Wise (1617-1695), who is thought to have arrived in the Virginia Colony from England in 1635, I think it’s probably more likely that the first Wise in my family to step foot in America was […]

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