It was probably inevitable that Trump and Putin’s most servile restroom attendant would be involved in the attempt to extort the Ukrainian government:
Notably, the panel’s ranking member, GOP Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), plays a role in the report: phone records obtained by the committee show that he spoke several times to Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani earlier this year, around the same time that Giuliani was publicly attacking Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine at the time, and arranging a trip to Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden.
The records also show that in April, Nunes spoke to Giuliani’s recently-indicted associate Lev Parnas, whose lawyer has claimed he was explicitly tasked by Trump to investigate the Bidens’ activities in Ukraine. And a former Nunes staffer-turned NSC official who remains close with the ranking member, Kash Patel, spoke with Giuliani for 25 minutes on May 10 — just after Giuliani briefed former Ukraine envoy Kurt Volker on his upcoming trip to Ukraine, the records show.
That was overdetermined. I’m also curious who’s funding Nunes’s frivolous lawsuits.
Courts need to start dishing out sanctions for these clearly frivolous suits, which any competent attorney would understand have zero chance of success, and which are calculated to punish and deter reporting.— Julian Sanchez (@normative) December 4, 2019