The House Foreign Affairs Committee said recently that pro-Trump Republican congressional candidate Robert Hyde, who claimed to have had the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, under surveillance is now refusing to cooperate with requests for information.
NBC News obtained messages between the committee and Hyde that showed that the committee wasn’t pleased with Hyde’s statements wherein he insisted he had cooperated and showed, instead, that there were significant gaps in the records that had been provided by him.
Hyde had connections with Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas and other key players in the impeachment inquiry against Trump. He is also now in the middle of the Foreign Affairs committee’s investigation into the State Department’s handling of alleged threats against former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.
Yovanovitch was viewed by some Trump allies as hinderance as they tried to focus efforts to open an investigation into former VP and current presidential race front runner Joe Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine.
Lawmakers were able to obtain text messages that showed that Hyde fed Parnas specific information about Yovanovitch’s locations in Ukraine.
Emails show that Hyde responded to the committee’s requests for information by demanding that he be allowed to WATCH FBI investigators as they go through his electronic devices, accusing them of alleged corruption.
Hyde wrote in an email, “I’m a nobody that has come from nothing and that loves his country. I’M NOT SURE HOW OR WHY I’M BEING USED IN THIS HOAX OR WHATEVER YOU CALL IT. But it’s disgusting trying to set me up. I submitted everything I have.”
He continued, “[I]t’s starting to become apparent that you and the FBI is trying to set me up with false or fake evidence.”
The Foreign Affairs committee have declined to comment on the messages.