Democrats disclose new documents ahead of impeachment trial

President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have released documents they obtained from a close associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, including a handwritten note that mentions asking Ukraine’s president to investigate “the Biden case.”

The documents were obtained as part of the impeachment investigation.

They show Lev Parnas communicating with Giuliani and another attorney about the removal of U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

Parnas received messages from a man who appeared to describe detailed surveillance of Yovanovitch while she was in Ukraine.

The documents released Tuesday add context to Democrats’ charges Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and other Democrats while Trump withheld military aid.

Trump denies doing anything wrong.