The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday transmitted a huge cache of evidence from Lev Parnas to the House Judiciary Committee.
Parnas, an indicted associate of Donald Trump defense attorney Rudy Giuliani, is a key figure in the upcoming impeachment trial.
Robert Hyde, who is running to represent Connecticut's fifth congressional district in the 2020 election, features heavily in the documents.
"Hyde is 40 and a resident of Simsbury and a Republican who is running for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th District. He is a relative unknown who hopes to unseat Rep. Jahana Hayes, a Democrat," the Hartford Courant reports. "Hyde made headlines last month after he posted a sexist and vulgar tweet about California Sen. Kamala Harris. On Dec. 3, after Harris suspended her presidential campaign, Hyde posted this on Twitter: 'went down, brought to her knees. Blew it,' Hyde tweeted. 'Must be a hard one to swallow. #KamalaHarris #heelsup'”
"In May, Hyde was removed by police from Trump National Doral Miami in Florida. According to an incident report filed by the Doral police department, Hyde told the responding officer that he was in fear for his life and 'a hit man was out to get him.' Hyde gave police with a variety of names and contacts to provide information about why he felt his life was in danger," the newspaper reported.
"He was not arrested. Police escorted him from the hotel and transported him to an undisclosed location. In the vehicle, Hyde said his computer had been hacked by the Secret Service and that the Secret Service was watching him at the premises, according to the incident report," the newspaper added.
Hyde has also made interesting choices as to how he has prioritized his expenses.
"Hyde donated at least $2,000 to Trump’s reelection fund and at least $750 to the Connecticut Republican Party, according to the FEC," the Courant reported. "Hyde owed the mother of his 13-year-old son more than $2,000 in child support, according to court records, even as he continued to donate thousands to President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee."
Here's some of what other people are saying about Hyde:
These texts from former congressional candidate Robert Hyde to Lev Parnas, about his surveillance of Ambassador Yov… https://t.co/uEEthbGeRH— Susan Simpson (@Susan Simpson) 1579042150.0
Who is Robert F. Hyde and why was he surveilling a US ambassador?— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1579041193.0
The Best People: Robert Hyde, the guy who plotted a hit on a U.S. Ambassador he referred to as "this bitch," is als… https://t.co/DnyPAOliui— Elise Jordan (@Elise Jordan) 1579046848.0
Some claim the Robert F Hyde in the newly released Lev Parnas text messages is @rfhyde1. We recently caught him run… https://t.co/WWjoPGp9cK— Craig Silverman (@Craig Silverman) 1579047630.0
Hyde, a Republican, ranted in crude language about a person identified by the House of Representative committee off… https://t.co/f0Xto2LyQS— Shimon Prokupecz (@Shimon Prokupecz) 1579045738.0
Hyde is a series of texts Parnas. “They are moving her tomorrow,” he said. “The guys over they asked me what I woul… https://t.co/6DSVZgoSDh— Shimon Prokupecz (@Shimon Prokupecz) 1579045915.0
Here is a photo of Trump, at one of his golf clubs, with Robert F. Hyde, the man who apparently had Yanvanovitch un… https://t.co/e5FMMMCP4u— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum) 1579046392.0
@NatashaBertrand Wait. Robert F Hyde? https://t.co/m9oiIDOgPf— AlternativeGroupOfHats (@AlternativeGroupOfHats) 1579042181.0
Followed by "Guess you can do anything in Ukraine with money...what I was told." So: What the bloody hell is this… https://t.co/aETOYjC4Nx— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes) 1579041747.0
New: Reached for comment on his texts about Amb. Yovanovitch's location, Robert Hyde texted: “Bull Schiff is a gian… https://t.co/8nAOCioJWR— Betsy Woodruff Swan (@Betsy Woodruff Swan) 1579047203.0
Told he was speaking to a CNN reporter, Hyde said: “Communist News Network? Sorry, I only talk to Fox, OAN and Blaz… https://t.co/sces2Ivo8z— Shimon Prokupecz (@Shimon Prokupecz) 1579047758.0
Robert Hyde showed up in House Intelligence Committee documents released Tuesday. Who is he? https://t.co/089nSOKVZv— Hartford Courant (@Hartford Courant) 1579044566.0
Hyde "owed the mother of his 13-year-old son more than $2,000 in child support, according to court records, even as… https://t.co/scABuDU6Ij— Steven Shepard (@Steven Shepard) 1579046061.0
Here's the front page of campaign website for Robert Hyde, the newest character in the impeachment saga after his t… https://t.co/jnOphHVstO— Josh Lederman (@Josh Lederman) 1579045474.0
3/ Robert F. Hyde was a GOP candidate for the House who was more infamous for a grotesquely sexist tweet about… https://t.co/MsG50VeANv— Jed Shugerman (@Jed Shugerman) 1579045758.0
@SenKamalaHarris @RudyGiuliani 5/ Robert Hyde was ranting about guns, his potential Democratic opponent as a "scumb… https://t.co/mDnlAk9wDU— Jed Shugerman (@Jed Shugerman) 1579047000.0
@SenKamalaHarris @RudyGiuliani @giuliani 7/ I don't want to overstate. But this was always ominous, and all the mor… https://t.co/OGSIcQs4Bb— Jed Shugerman (@Jed Shugerman) 1579047906.0