Giuliani’s Indicted Henchmen Dined With Trump At The WH Last Summer After Donating To His Campaign: Report
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two Ukrainian-born clients of Rudy Giuliani, were reportedly arrested this Thursday on campaign finances charges that include conspiracy, falsifying records, and falsifying records to the FEC.
Now, a new report by USA Today reveals that the two were actually invited to the White House where they dined with Donald Trump after having “showered Republican campaign committees with nearly $500,000.”
Among those donations is $325,000 to a pro-Trump Super PAC, identified by USA Today as America First Action, which is led by a former Trump cabinet member.
“In May 2018, Parnas posted pictures on Facebook of himself and Fruman with Trump in the White House and with his son, Donald Trump Jr., in California. That was the same month their company, Global Energy Producers LLC, was credited for giving $325,000 to a campaign committee that supports Trump’s re-election,” USA Today reports.
In yet another twist, the two men are being represented by President Trump’s former lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation into Russia and Trump, John Dowd.
AP on arrest of two men tied to Giuliani:
"A lawyer for the men, John Dowd, hung up on an Associated Press reporter calling about the case."
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) October 10, 2019