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Parnas: Environment around Trump 'like a cult'


Added 01-16-20 09:58:02pm EST - “During the second part of his interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Lev Parnas? ?" a known associate of President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani? ?" likened the president to a cult leader.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Parnas: Environment around Trump 'like a cult'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

During the second part of his interview with MSNBC's Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowDem lawmaker says Nunes threatened to sue him over criticism Parnas: U.S. ambassador to Ukraine removed to clear path for investigations into Bidens Five takeaways from Parnas's Maddow interview MORE, Lev Parnas — a known associate of President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem lawmaker says Nunes threatened to sue him over criticism Parnas: U.S. ambassador to Ukraine removed to clear path for investigations into Bidens Five takeaways from Parnas's Maddow interview MORE's personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiDem lawmaker says Nunes threatened to sue him over criticism Parnas: U.S. ambassador to Ukraine removed to clear path for investigations into Bidens Five takeaways from Parnas's Maddow interview MORE — likened the president to a cult leader.

"I don't think Trump is like organized crime, I think he's like a cult leader," Parnas told Maddow in the taped interview.

Parnas added: "There are a lot of Republicans that would go against him. ... He wasn't as powerful in '16 and '17, he became that powerful when he got [Attorney General] William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrHillicon Valley: Trump turns up heat on Apple over gunman's phone | Mnuchin says Huawei won't be 'chess piece' in trade talks | Dems seek briefing on Iranian cyber threats | Buttigieg loses cyber chief Appeals court appears wary of letting Trump reinstate death sentences Apple v. Attorney General Barr: Giving feds access to smartphones is a bad call MORE."

Lev Parnas to @maddow : “my wife is scared, my children”... he says that being around @realDonaldTrump is like being in the cult.

The Ukrainian American played a central role in Giuliani's "shadow diplomacy" in Ukraine in 2019 and was part of the former New York mayor's efforts to have Trump recall then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

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