Robert Hyde surfaces in Parnas Documents as Another Loose Cannon

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According to an “incident/investigation” report filed by the Doral, Florida, police department, on May 16, 2019, an officer was dispatched to the Trump National Doral Miami to deal with a “male in distress fearing for his life.” That man was Hyde. Police described him as acting “paranoid” and said he claimed “landscape workers” and the Secret Service were targeting him.

The report noted that Hyde explained to the police officer that he was set up and that a hit man was out to get him. Mr. Hyde spoke about e-mails he sent that may have placed his life in jeopardy.

Before the Intelligence Committee’s release, Hyde also drew attention by sending an obscene tweet about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and oral sex after the senator dropped out of the presidential race. ““She went down, brought to her knees,” Hyde tweeted. “Blew it. Must be a hard one to swallow…”

In addition, the Lev Parnas materials included text messages from late March 2019 between Hyde and Parnas in which Hyde appears to be saying he was secretly monitoring the whereabouts of Marie Yovanovitch, then the US ambassador to Ukraine—whom Parnas, Fruman, and Giuliani had been trying to get fired.

The messages from Hyde had a dark tone. One read, “It’s confirmed we have a person inside.” Another text from Hyde to Parnas said, “Guess you can do anything in the Ukraine with money.”

Several sources for this story: see David Corn’s article in Mother Jones; additionally The Daily Beast ; and Business Insider.