It looks like Adam Schiff is still batting .000 for the year.
At the last minute, he comes out with what he claims is a surprise witness by the name of Lev Parnas.
Parnas is a witness whose truthfulness is very much in question after Ukrainian officials called him a liar long ago.
Parnas claims that he spoke to top Zelensky aide Serhiy Shefir about military aid to Ukraine.
Parnas claims he told Shefir that the United States was going to withhold aid from Ukraine until they announced an investigation into the Bidens.
Shefir claims this is a total lie. He admits that they met, but he told Parnas that until Zelensky officially took office, they would not discuss anything.
Shefir said that his meeting with Parnas was short with nothing of note being said.
He denies categorically that Parnas told him in order to get the aid from the United States, they would have to announce an investigation into the Bidens.
In fact, an investigation into Burisma and the Bidens was started in February of 2019, three months before Parnas met with Sherif, so the two could not be connected.
Ukrainian officials condemned Lev Parnas and say he is lying!
What Parnas said IS A COMPLETE LIE!
Benjamin Goldman at Pen Media reported:
Serhiy Shefir, the first aid to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, revealed that Democrat witness Lev Parnas lied about a meeting where he claimed he threatened to withhold military aid.
Parnas told the New York Times last week that he and Shefir discussed withholding $400 million in aid form Ukraine unless they investigated the Bidens. Shefir, however, doesn’t remember it that way.
Serhiy Shefir told Kyiv Post, an English language Ukrainian newspaper, that his meeting with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman was “neither long nor informative”.
According to him, the only thing that Parnas and Fruman discussed was trying to set up a meeting between President Zelensky and Rudy, something they apparently didn’t even take seriously.
“We said that we will gladly meet with him, but only officially, after the inauguration, and that there can be no meeting now.”
Shefir said that Fruman and Parnas told him the point of the meeting was “they want to help this country” since they are Ukrainians themselves. Shefir, however, was not convinced.
“The meeting took place before we started at the job, and we didn’t get very deep into what their ‘help’ would be. These were general words said over a cup of tea.”
Serhiy Shefir also said that he didn’t really give any weight to either Lev Parnas or Igor Fruman, saying they didn’t consider them representatives of President Trump.
“We didn’t perceive them as representatives of the White House. Even now, I don’t understand what their role was. It was a meeting of private citizens with a private citizen.”