Last year CNN reported that Lev Parnas had said he spoke directly with Trump about the Ukraine aid and investigating the Bidens:
DC EXAMINER – Last November, CNN reported that Parnas told close associates he had spoken to Trump. “At one point during the party that night, Parnas and Fruman slipped out of a large reception room packed with hundreds of Trump donors to have a private meeting with the President and Giuliani, according to two acquaintances in whom Parnas confided right after the meeting,” CNN wrote.
“Eventually, according to what Parnas told his confidants, the topic turned to Ukraine that night,” the article continued. “According to those two confidants, Parnas said that ‘the big guy,’ as he sometimes referred to the President in conversation, talked about tasking him and Fruman with what Parnas described as ‘a secret mission’ to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.”
But now, according to the New York Times, Parnas is saying he did NOT talk to Trump about these things…
In the interview with The Times, Mr. Parnas said that although he did not speak with Mr. Trump directly about the efforts, he met with the president on several occasions and was told by Mr. Giuliani that Mr. Trump was kept in the loop.
If he never spoke with Trump directly about Ukraine, then he has no first-hand knowledge of what Trump said or did. Giuliani said in his interview with Fox News last November that Parnas basically took a photo with Trump and that’s all his ‘meeting’ with Trump amounted to. And with all of the other stuff about him trying to work out a deal to his benefit here, it’s even less reason now to trust anything he has to say about this.