Impeachment inquiry: Who is up next?
Three House committees – Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight – have scheduled a deposition with Lev Parnas, a Ukrainianborn businessman who helped introduce Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, to the Ukrainian prosecutor who sought to provide dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 presidential contender.
The committees have scheduled a deposition with Marie Yovanovitch, a career diplomat and the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. She was pulled from her post in May after working years under Republican and Democratic administrations. Trump called Yovanovitch “bad news” in his July phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, which followed reports in conservative media that Yovanovitch was disloyal to Trump. The panels are also set to depose Igor Fruman, a Ukrainianborn business partner of Parnas, the businessman who helped Giuliani in his efforts in Ukraine.