Contact between the White House budget office and Rudy Giuliani shows up all over the House Intelligence Committee’s Impeachment Inquiry Report.
House impeachment investigators cannot identify exactly who Rudy spoke with but more than a dozen calls and texts between President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and other White House numbers appear in AT&T and Verizon records obtained by the House.
It’s unclear what legitimate purpose the president’s personal lawyer would have to speak at length with the White House Office of Management and Budget. But the revelation is likely to fuel arguments from House Democrats that Giuliani was intimately involved in a scheme to use U.S. taxpayer dollars as leverage to advance Trump’s personal political interests.
The flurry of messages and calls between Giuliani and the White House on Aug. 8 came as emissaries worked with Giuliani to try to persuade Ukraine’s president to commit publicly to investigating Trump’s political opponents.NBC:
The report also shows Devin Nunes may be complicit in all of this:
An attorney for Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani, slammed House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Tuesday after it was revealed that the lawmaker had been in frequent contact with Giuliani, the White House and Parnas himself.
The attorney, Joseph Bondy, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that Nunes should have recused himself from his committee’s ongoing impeachment inquiry into the presidentThe Hill:
And then there’s Sean: