Like a small crate of materiel, the document dump contains quite a few political bombshells. There’s a shocking letter between former Trump attorney John Dowd and current Trump attorney Jay Sekulow confirming that Trump signed off on Dowd representing Parnas and Fruman. Most reaction thus far, however, has focused on an exchange between Parnas and Republican congressional candidate Robert Hyde, which appears to show a plot directly against Yovanovitch’s physical well-being. It had already been reported that there was some kind of threat concocted by the White House, but the latest information paints a clearer picture of what was going on behind the scenes.
Beginning on page 19 of the explosive file, Hyde suggests he has people following Yovanovitch, provides constant updates om her location and security detail, and tells Parnas: “Are willing to help if we/you would like a price.”
Hyde then follows up: “Guess you can do anything in Ukraine with money…what I was told.” Parnas responds: “Lol.”
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was alarmed by that conversation and asked: “What the bloody hell is this all about?”