New text messages released by House Democrats on Friday indicate Robert Hyde was passing along information to Lev Parnas that he’d received from another Trump supporter who claimed knowledge of fmr. Amb. Yovanovitch’s whereabouts.
They include screenshots of messages about the U.S. ambassador's movements that appear to have been sent to Hyde, who forwarded thems to Lev Parnas.Terms of Service After the House released the texts late Friday, de Caluwe did not respond to follow-up inquiries from NBC News asking to explain the discrepancies. Karyn Turk, a pro-Trump YouTube personality and friend of de Caluwe’s, said she was now representing de Caluwe in his interactions with the media but would not have further comment until she speaks to him on Saturday. Turk told NBC News late Friday that de Caluwe is Belgian and travels there often. The screenshots newly released by the House appear to corroborate Hyde’s claim that he'd copied and pasted information to Parnas that he'd received from de Caluwe. Initially, Hyde apparently forwarded to Parnas the screenshots of his communications with de Caluwe. In subsequent texts to Parnas, he conveyed much of the same purported information about Yovanovitch’s whereabouts once again. The evidence released Friday by the House also includes a WhatsApp audio message turned over by Parnas in which an accented voice says,"It's confirmed she's in Ukraine." It’s not clear who the speaker is on the recording. The baffling developments add to an extraordinary new chapter in the impeachment saga that opened earlier this week when the House released encrypted text messages turned over by Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani. In those texts emerged a new character: Hyde, a Republican congressional candidate in Connecticut with a history of controversial behavior and vehement support for Trump. The texts showed Hyde telling Parnas that he had Yovanovitch under physical and possibly electronic surveillance in Ukraine. The State Department and Ukraine’s government are investigating , and FBI agents visited Hyde’s home and office this week. Hyde has since said the texts were him"just playing," and he told NBC News he’d been drinking when he sent them. Jan. 16, 2020 02:49 There have been few indications that any surveillance operation was actually in place. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the department would investigate but that he suspected much of what had been reported about a potential surveillance operation would ultimately prove false. Asked how he'd met de Caluwe, Hyde told NBC News by text:"He came to me once at Trump Hotel DC and think I met him the first time at a fundraiser at Mar a Lago or the Breakers." De Caluwe said he’d first met Hyde at a VIP rally for Trump in Tampa, Florida, and again later at the Trump hotel in Washington. He said"people told me to stay away from Hyde." He said he had"never been to Ukraine" and had no connection to the country. Asked why Hyde would think he’d have information on Yovanovitch’s whereabouts, de Caluwe replied,"I have no information on anyone, sorry." De Caluwe said he has no connections to Ukraine and had previously been told by others to stay away from Hyde. Josh Lederman Josh Lederman is a national political reporter for NBC News. Anna Schecter Read more: NBC News
CharlesMBlow realDonaldTrump CharlesMBlow Have we arrived at treason for all yet? At the very least,the DC Crime Syndicate is being exposed more and more. Here's hoping the 2020 election wipes that stupid grin off of trump's face! CharlesMBlow Birds of a feather ..... So this Belgian guy is being represented in the media by KarynTurk, and you didn't even think to comment on the fact that she's going to prison for stealing SS checks from her mother who had dementia?
Literally a game of telephone then? And then she said, and then he said, and then he said, and then she said... hearsay 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂. Your government doing government things!! Ukraine is/was a Democratic Slush Fund!! Which one of these two people is smarter? Corrupt Republicans and croanies! putthemallinjail
FBI visits home of Robert Hyde, Trump donor at center of Ukraine ambassador spy scandalThe visit came as Ukraine officials said they are investigating Hyde's claims to Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, that he was tracking movements of American ambassador Marie Yovanovitch last summer. moving quick Irony is a bitch. Good work.
Where have those thumbs been? CharlesMBlow Oh what a web we weave when we...hiccup... sorry I've had a few.... So a guy who knows a guy, spoke to a guy who knows a guy who said....check it out....that he knows this guy who knows a guy who said...now hold on, check this out...🤦♀️🤦♂️🤦♀️🤦♂️🤦♀️🤦♂️
Where was the information during the original impeachment? and he told 2 friends and he told 2 friends and he told 2 friends and there you have it!.......hahaha Multiple schizophrenics?! WGAF? Total bullshit and lies !
Parnas associate Robert Hyde accused of stalking, erratic behaviorRobert Hyde, a House candidate in Connecticut and donor to President Trump, stalked a former business contact, according to a restraining order. Around that time, Hyde sent a message to several acquaintances beginning, “If something was to happen to me, connect the dots” and suggesting he had run afoul of the CIA So what ! Reading about and hearing Robert Hyde reminds me of an old public service announcement: “This is your brain on Trump Hotel liquor” 🍳 🍳 🍳
On both sides of the Atlantic, Robert Hyde draws scrutinyA peripheral figure in the ongoing impeachment drama -- Robert Hyde -- has rapidly become the focus of law enforcement on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Joe Biden brags about threatening Ukraine, says fire prosecutor investigating sons company or Ukraine doesn’t get billion dollars from USA. Democrat Media ignore. Oopsie! realDonaldTrump dropped his ice cream. ImpeachmentTrial Has trump denied knowing him yet?
Robert Hyde, a new character in impeachment drama, is a Trump devotee with checkered pastThemis Klarides, the Republican Minority Leader in the Connecticut House of Representatives, says Hyde’s alleged messages in the House Intelligence Committee records only reenforce her belief that he is unfit for public office. Oh, now he’s unfit. Nonsense
Robert Hyde, Erratic Ex-Landscaper, Is Unlikely New Impeachment FigureFBI agents visited the home and business of Robert Hyde, a Republican candidate for Congress in Connecticut, after messages he exchanged with Lev Parnas suggested he had been illegally tracking Marie Yovanovitch Illegally? Yovanovitch vs Giuliani: Yovanovitch. Yovanovitch vs Parnas: Yovanovitch. Yovanovitch vs Hyde: Yovanovitch. Yovanovitch vs Jordan: Yovanovitch Yovanovitch vs Pence: Yovanovitch. Yovanovitch vs Trump: Yovanovitch
Lev Parnas claims Yovanovitch was targeted to get her out of possible Biden probe, says Hyde was 'drunk the whole time'Lev Parnas told Rachel Maddow that the only reason former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was removed from office was that she stood in the way of the Biden investigation. Parnas also said that Robert Hyde, suspected of keeping tabs on Yovanovitch's location, was 'drunk all the time.'