Former prosecutor and current MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner appeared on “AM Joy” on Saturday morning and speculated that indicted Lev Parnas — who has leveled a stunning amount of accusations against President Donald Trump and senior administration officials — agreed to get interviewed by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow out of fear for his life.
According to the former prosecutor, Parnas likely did not trust Attorney General Bill Barr and ultimately decided to reveal his truth to Maddow.
“I’m quite sure SDNY prosecutors have sat down and gotten all this information. some of the information we now know they must have gotten was what Lev Parnas told Rachel,” Kirschner explained. “Bill Barr is in on the dirty Ukranian deal.”
“Now, if they sign him up as a cooperating witness and they use that evidence, who do they end up bringing down? Bill Barr. Who’s overseeing the Lev Parnas prosecution? Bill Barr who oversees everything that goes on in the southern district of New York U.S Attorney’s office and the 93 other U.S Attorney’s in the country,” he continued before suggesting, “Bill Barr needs to have his DOJ hall pass revoked because of this dramatic conflict.
Later in the segment, he returned to the Maddow interview.
“Here is the Catch 22 for Parnas,” he elaborated. “If he is actively involved with discussions with the prosecutors in New York to see whether he wants to come on board as a cooperator, those will remain secret so he wouldn’t be able to tell his story publicly.”
“That must be part of the motivation for getting his story out because, think about it, if he had been dealing with the Southern District of New York prosecutors behind closed doors, giving up Bill Barr, Trump and others and all of a sudden something happened to him like happened to [Jeffrey] Epstein, well, all of that information would then be put under wraps by Bill Barr the same way we really haven’t gotten to the bottom of what happened to Epstein,” he suggested. “And so I think this was a smart move and maybe for his own personal safety — this was Lev Parnas’ only play to get the information out to the American people so he doesn’t get Epstein-ed.”
Take a look at the discussion in the video clip below: