I guess Trump failed to frighten everybody out of cooperating with Congress.
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
Not long ago, he was accused of tracking a U.S. ambassador from the shadows. Now he says he wants to step into the light and share what he knows with Congress. Robert Hyde, the Trump donor with ties to indicted Trumpworld associate Lev Parnas, has recently communicated with and provided documents to the House Foreign Affairs Committee about its investigation into the campaign against former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch in Ukraine, The Daily Beast has learned.
Hyde, who is running for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th District, made headlines last month when Democrats released messages to the public that showed Hyde in communication with Parnas, the former Rudy Giuliani ally who pleaded guilty to charges of funneling money from foreign entities. The pair spoke about Yovanovitch, and the messages appeared to show that Hyde had the ambassador under physical surveillance in Kyiv. (Multiple media outlets suggested he was “stalking” her.) Hyde later told the media he was never a close associate of Parnas and was only joking when he texted him about the ambassador.
When asked what he gave the congressional committee, Hyde told The Daily Beast: “Everything that I had between Parnas and I.” He said the committee wanted to “talk about Parnas and how I know him.”
“You should look into Parnas. Bad man,” Hyde added.
Hyde said he’d spoken to the House committee several times to aid in its investigation. Chairman Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) said Jan. 15 that his committee would investigate the Hyde-Parnas text messages, saying in a statement that they were “profoundly alarming.”
From what I have read this guy is kind of a nutball, and an alcoholic to boot, so I would imagine that he will not be competely forthcoming with the congressional investigators.
That also means there is a good chance that he will lie under oath at some point.
We might have another Michael Flynn case on our hands.
Only I somehow doubt that Trump will send Bill Barr to rescue this yahoo.