Lev Parnas's attorney calls out Nunes for not recusing himself during impeachment hearings

An attorney for Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiFeehery: Weak mayors destroy America's great cities Coronavirus concerns emerge around debates Giuliani says Black Lives Matter is 'domestic terrorist' group MORE, slammed House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline MORE (R-Calif.) on Tuesday after it was revealed that the lawmaker had been in frequent contact with Giuliani, the White House and Parnas himself.

The attorney, Joseph Bondy, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that Nunes should have recused himself from his committee's ongoing impeachment inquiry into the president.

Bondy's comments came after a report by the House Intelligence Committee released on Tuesday included phone records showing that Nunes had multiple contacts with figures personally involved in Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRon Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE, a potential 2020 rival.


"Devin Nunes, you should have recused yourself at the outset of the #HIC #ImpeachingHearings. #LetLevSpeak," Bondy tweeted.

Giuliani and Parnas, along with another associate of the former mayor, Igor Fruman, were allegedly involved in the president's efforts to get Ukraine to dig into Biden and his son as well as into an unfounded conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the 2016 election interference.

Democrats have argued that the president's efforts constitute an abuse of presidential power in an election. They have also denounced Trump's temporary hold on military aid to Ukraine as intended to pressure the country to launch the investigations. 

Nunes has denied involvement in the president's efforts on Ukraine.