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Parnas says he's speaking out because of betrayal from associates: 'I felt like my family left me'

Added 01-16-20 07:57:02pm EST - “Lev Parnas revealed in a new interview Thursday why he has agreed to speak out about President Trump's dealings in Ukraine, saying it's because he felt betrayed by his former associates after being indicted.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Parnas says he's speaking out because of betrayal from associates: 'I felt like my family left me'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Lev Parnas revealed in a new interview Thursday why he has agreed to speak out about 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 dealings in Ukraine, saying it's because he felt betrayed by his former associates after being indicted.

Speaking with The Daily Beast, Parnas said he is levying new accusations and speaking out in interviews 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 and CNN's Anderson Cooper in spite of backlash from Trump allies. He also said former associates did not defend him and were silent after he was arrested and indicted in October of last year on charges of violating campaign finance laws. 

“I felt like my family left me,” he told DB. “Knowing everything about me, knowing that this was probably a hit job, they all just clammed up."

Parnas, a former associate of Trump's personal attorney 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, told DB Giuliani was one of the associates whose silence hurt him most. 

Parnas's comments to The Daily Beast come after he turned over a trove of documents and text messages to House investigators as evidence for impeachment, and made a slew of new allegations in his Wednesday MSNBC appearance. 

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