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

Lev Parnas, an associate of President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE’s personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThe Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting CIA found Putin 'probably directing' campaign against Biden: report Democrats fear Russia interference could spoil bid to retake Senate 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 SchumerChuck SchumerSenate Democrats introduce legislation to probe politicization of pandemic response Schumer interrupted during live briefing by heckler: 'Stop lying to the people' Jacobin editor: Primarying Schumer would force him to fight Trump's SCOTUS nominee 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 PelosiPelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare House lawmakers reach deal to avert shutdown Centrist Democrats 'strongly considering' discharge petition on GOP PPP bill 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 BidenOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' 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.