House Democrats have released a slew of new photos and documents from Rudy Giuliani's indicted fixer Lev Parnas, showing his close ties to President Donald Trump's inner circle.
The dump of images from Parnas' phone, which he turned over to House Judiciary Committee, shows the businessman with Trump's children Ivanka and Don Jr, as well as with Don Jr's own young children.
The images also show a card signed by the president and first lady, thanking Parnas for his 'friendship and dedication to our cause.' The card appears to be the type that is sent to campaign donors.
Lev Parnas and Ivanka Trump are seen together in a new batch of photos from Parnas' phone
Parnas (far right) poses with Jared Kushner, Don Trump Jr, and an unidentified man
The images also show a card signed by the president and first lady, thanking Parnas
Soviet-born Parnas and his partner Igor Fruman were Giuliani's 'fixers' in an alleged scheme to pressure the Ukrainian president to announce an investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Both Parnas and Fruman now face campaign finance charges.
Trump's personal attorneys Jay Sekulow, Rudy Giuliani, and Jane Raskin are seen eating with two unidentified men in the undated photos.
On Friday, Trump announced that he had added household names Alan Dershowitz and Kenneth Star to his impeachment legal team.
Dershowitz is a constitutional expert whose expansive views of presidential powers echo those of Trump.
Starr is a veteran of partisan battles in Washington, having led the investigation into Bill Clinton's affair with a White House intern that brought about that president's impeachment by the House. Clinton was acquitted at his Senate trial, the same outcome Trump is expecting from the Republican-led chamber.
Parnas was also tight with Trump's legal team, the photos show. Trump's personal attorneys Jay Sekulow, Rudy Giuliani, and Jane Raskin are seen above dining at Trump's DC hotel. The man sitting on the far right has not yet been identified
Left to right: Sekulow, Giuliani, an unknown man, Jane Raskin, and another unknown man are seen dining together in a photo from Parnas' cell phone camera roll
Lev Parnas and Jared Kushner at Donald Trump's inauguration celebration in Union Station, Washington D.C., January 2017
Some of the photos show him hobnobbing with Trump's daughter Ivanka and Jared Kushner, both advisors to the president.
Other's show him with then-cabinet members and high level White House staff, such as former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Chief of Staff John Kelly.
The documents released on Friday also include a text message exchange with new information about the apparent surveillance of former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
The screenshots are of undated text messages between Robert Hyde, a Republican congressional candidate in Connecticut, and a foreign number from Belgium.
The Belgian number sends Hyde a screenshot of an official photo of Yovanovitch and writes 'My contacts are checking,' adding, 'I will give you the address next week.'
Hyde replied, 'Awesome.'
In another series of texts, the Belgian number tells Hyde: 'Nothing has changed she is still not moving they check today again,' soon adding, 'It's confirmed we have a person inside.'sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon