Giuliani associate to turn over iPhone data, documents to House committee

Lev Parnas, an associate of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE’s personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiParnas says he has turned over tape of Trump calling for diplomat's firing Pompeo explodes at NPR reporter, asks if she could find Ukraine on a map ABC: Recording apparently captures Trump discussing Yovanovitch ouster with Parnas, Fruman MORE, plans to turn over his iPhone data and other documents to the House Intelligence Committee, his lawyer announced Monday.

Joseph Bondy, Parnas’s lawyer, wrote a letter to the federal judge saying the subpoenaed records are important for the committee to “corroborate the strength of Mr. Parnas’s potential testimony” in the impeachment inquiry. He wrote that they plan to produce the documents Tuesday and, per the judge’s approval, will provide them to the committee.

“We’ve asked the Court for permission to give the contents of Lev Parnas’s iPhone and other documents—to be produced to the defense by DOJ tomorrow—to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence #HPSCI for use in the impeachment inquiry,” he wrote.

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U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken, an Obama appointee, previously said he would approve an offer to share the documents with the committee, according to Bloomberg.

The document release would come as Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerVeronica Escobar to give Spanish-language response to Trump State of the Union address The Hill's 12:30 Report: Democrats turn to obstruction charge Liberal super PAC to run digital ads slamming Trump over Medicare comments MORE (D-N.Y.) has been requesting the Senate allow more witnesses and testimony in its trial of the president after the House impeached him. 

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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Social Security emerges as flash point in Biden-Sanders fight | Dems urge Supreme Court to save consumer agency | Trump to sign USMCA next week Veronica Escobar to give Spanish-language response to Trump State of the Union address MORE (D-Calif.) has hung on to the articles of impeachment, saying she won’t pass them to the upper chamber until the guidelines for the trial are agreed upon.

Parnas was arrested in early October on campaign finance violation charges, and the House committee subpoenaed his records the day after his arrest. He has since pleaded not guilty and is out of jail on bail.

Giuliani’s associate reportedly worked with the president’s lawyer to find dirt on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSchiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment MORE and his son. The House impeachment inquiry began after a whistleblower report detailed that Trump asked the Ukrainian president to look into Biden, days after withholding military aid from the country.