Listen: Trump denies knowing Giuliani associate Lev Parnas
"President trump is on the attack in predicting a quick Senate impeachment trial as the non-partisan independent arm of the government called the Government Accountability Office or Gao concluded that the trump administration broke the law when it was held security aid to Ukraine last year ear and CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports. Now the president is also continuing to deny that he knows a Rudy Giuliani associate who calls himself. Trump's asset in Ukraine today new revelations or complicating with the White House had hoped would be an easy senate trial very quickly to host a non-partisan partisan federal watchdog agency has determined the trump administration broke the law when it withheld military aid to Ukraine according to the Government Accountability Ability Office blocking that military assistance violated a law that limits the president's ability to withhold money already approved by Congress and faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy. Priorities for those Congress has enacted into law today. The White House defended the move. Move by saying the nearly four hundred million dollars in aid was eventually released. I'm very glad that Ukraine got its aid and got it within the deadline. While officials aren't expected to be prosecuted for the violation. The release is fueling more questions ahead of trump's senate impeachment trial. This is a bombshell as we head into the Senate Trial Democrats say it underscores the importance of having witnesses and new documents and the trial this reinforces again. The need for documents and witnesses in the Senate the White House has spent the last several days finalising its defense but new revelations made by a recently recently indicted associate of Rudy. Giuliani's could turn their plans upside down today. Trump denied knowing love Parnis despite having multiple photos goes with him other than I guess pictures taken which I do. Thousands of people in the president was aware of his efforts to get dirt on the Biden's and was in close coordination with Giuliani. But today trump said he doesn't think they've ever spoken never had a conversation that I remember with him. I don't need the help of a man I and I never met before. Despite parnassus claim he did nothing without the consent of Giuliani when it came to Ukraine trump stood by his personal attorney. Today today is is somebody that frankly having him on my side was a great honor for me and it has been a great honor for me now Jake. Trump trump was also asked about a letter. That Rudy Giuliani had sent to then. Ukrainian president elect Zielinski saying that he had president trump's knowledge and consent to ask ask for a meeting with him. This letter released by House Intelligence Committee this week. Trump said he had no knowledge of that letter but really Guiliani had written written it and sent it. He you would not have a problem with it are Kaitlan Collins at the White House for his. Thanks so"