Democrats' witness Lev Parnas arrives for hearing on Biden family influence peddling

Indicted Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas has arrived on Capitol Hill to testify in the House Oversight Committee’s second impeachment inquiry hearing into President Biden.

Parnas only briefly spoke with reporters before entering the hearing room, declaring, “I’m just here to tell the truth.”

Parnas previously claimed that he worked with Rudy Giuliani in his effort to pressure Ukrainian officials to announce an investigation into the Biden family in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.

In June 2022, he was sentenced to 20 months in prison for charges linked to soliciting foreign money for U.S. elections, wire fraud and making false statements, among others. U.S. Attorney Damian Williams had accused him of "pumping Russian money into U.S. elections and lying about the source of funds for political contributions."

Parnas was invited to be a witness by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee.

Ranking member Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said in a statement about Parnas’ attendance, “Lev Parnas can debunk the bogus claims at the heart of the impeachment probe and, in the process, explain how the GOP ended up in this degraded and embarrassing place.”

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