The Justice Department flatly rejected allegations by Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, that Attorney General William Barr was “absolutely” involved in a Ukraine scheme now at the center of impeachment.

“100% false,” DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told the Washington Examiner in the same two-word statement which MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who conducted an interview with Parnas on Wednesday, read live on air…

Kupec told the Washington Examiner that there was no truth to Parnas’s claims. She added that the Justice Department’s position “has not changed” since September, when the Ukraine controversy first broke through a whistleblower complaint and when the agency emphatically distanced itself from Giuliani’s foray into Ukraine in a lengthy statement.