Leaker Releases Hidden Tape of Dinner with Trump, Conversations About Ukraine

By  Paul Duke |  Steadfast Daily

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been adamant about his wishes for the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump.

In short, Mitch wants to wrap this thing up, like, yesterday.  That means no witnesses, not a whole lot of new documents, and certainly none of the clandestine and shady antics that House Intel Chair Adam Schiff tried to pull over in the lower chamber.

So, instead of steering the narrative while seated silently in the Capitol, the anti-Trump forces are working from the outside in, and enlisting their friends in the media to help.

The latest act of guerrilla political warfare to take place on The Beltway comes from the orbit of indicted Rudy Giuliani pal Lev Parnas, and fits directly into the larger UkraineGate story that is still developing.

 

A recording reviewed by ABC News appears to capture President Donald Trump telling associates he wanted the then-U.S. ambassador to UkraineMarie Yovanovitch fired while speaking at a small gathering that included Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman — two former business associates of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani who have since been indicted in New York.

The recording appears to contradict statements by Trump and support the narrative that has been offered by Parnas during broadcast interviews in recent days. Sources familiar with the recording said the recording was made during an intimate April 30, 2018, dinner at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Trump has said repeatedly he does not know Parnas, a Soviet-born American who has emerged as a wild card in Trump’s impeachment trial, especially in the days since Trump was impeached.

“Get rid of her!” is what the voice that appears to be Trump’s is heard saying. “Get her out tomorrow. I don’t care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. OK? Do it.”

Parnas has found himself at the center of quite a bit of attention since his indictment on charges of inappropriate conduct as a foreign agent, leaving many to believe that the Ukrainian liaison could be angling for leniency.

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