Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani charged with campaign finance violations, is doing a get-out-of-jail media tour ahead of the Senate impeachment trial with his first stop on Rachel Maddow’s show. At least they’re honest about his motivation here:

And here are 5 takeaways from the interview, summarized from this article on TheHill.com:

Parans also said Devin Nunes was involved in all this:

Nunes has now acknowledged talking to Parnas over the phone:

Parans also spoke with the NYT:

And CNN:

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