Lev Parnas believes Joe Biden didn't do anything wrong in Ukraine

Catherine Garcia

Lev Parnas has changed his mind about former Vice President Joe Biden, he told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow during an interview that aired Thursday night.

There is a debunked conspiracy theory that has been pushed by conservatives that Biden had a nefarious reason for joining other world leaders in pushing Ukraine to oust its top prosecutor. There were calls to remove the prosecutor because he was not fighting corruption, but the conspiracy peddlers say Biden only wanted him out because he was going to investigate the Ukrainian gas company Burisma. Biden's son, Hunter, was once a member of Burisma's board.

"After analyzing all the evidence and sitting back and really understanding what's going on, I don't think Vice President Biden did anything wrong," Parnas, an indicted associated of Rudy Giuliani, said. "I think he was protecting our country and getting rid of, probably, a crooked attorney general." Giuliani went to Ukraine to try to find incriminating evidence on the Bidens, and Parnas said people were willing to say they had dirt on them because "rich people in Ukraine have their own agenda."

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