Former associate of Rudy Giuliani blasts Trump

Lev Parnas implicated President Trump directly in the alleged Ukraine pressure campaign, saying that the president "was aware of all my movements."
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capitol hill a former associate of Rudy Giuliani facing federal charges is making explosive new allegations overnight directly tying president trump, vice president pence and attorney general Barr to the pressure campaign against Ukraine. The issue at the center of president trump's impeachment. Terry Moran has those details for us. Good morning, Terry. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Lev parnas, remember that name, he is now taking center stage in this impeachment. He a U.S. Citizen born in Ukraine and he was Rudy Giuliani's right-hand man in the campaign to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. Parnas is now under indictment on criminal campaign finance charges in New York, but he is talking and, boy, does he have a story to tell. Overnight in a blockbuster interview lev parnas directly implicates president trump in the alleged Ukraine pressure campaign. President trump knew exactly what was going on. He was aware of all of my he -- I wouldn't do anything without the concept of Rudy Giuliani or the president. Reporter: And parnas who is an associate of trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani says rooting out corruption was never their mission. It was all about Joe Biden, hunter Biden, it was never about corruption. Reporter: Parnas' claims are mostly uncorroborated but he has handed over documents to congress including a handwritten note. It read, quote, get zelensky to announce that the Biden case will be investigated. That's Mr. Giuliani tasking you. That was always the main objective, correct. Reporter: Parnas also says it wasn't just U.S. Military aid on the line in exchange for an investigation of the Bidens. It wasn't just military aid. It was all aid. Basically the relationships would be sour, that we would stop giving them any kind of aid. Reporter: And he says that the U.S. Attorney general was aware of what was happening. The attorney general Barr was basically on the team. Reporter: A spokesperson from 79 department of justice calls that 100% false. Parnas also accuses vice president Mike pence of being heavily involved saying pence canceled his trip to the Ukrainian president's inauguration because they hadn't agreed to announce the investigation of the Bidens. When pence cancels they get word pence is not coming so now they realize what I was telling was true. Reporter: Parnas insists former national security adviser John Bolton is a key witness. 100%. He knows what happened there. Reporter: Last night we contacted Rudy Giuliani to ask him about lev parnas. His comment was, if he had any comment, he said, quote, none, he's a very sad situation, unquote. Now the question is will lev parnas and others testify in the trial in the senate here next week. That is the big question. Okay, Terry, thanks very much.

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