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Trial for Giuliani associates Parnas, Fruman pushed back to February 2021

A federal judge on Wednesday delayed the trial of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, on charges of violating campaign finance laws to Feb. 1, 2021 because of difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The four-month delay means Parnas and Fruman, who were involved in an alleged Ukraine pressure campaign that underlay Trump's recent impeachment trial, will likely not be in the media glare in the final weeks of Trump's ...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Belarus, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Parnas, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas, Fruman, Parnas Fruman


SDNY Mulls New Charges Against Parnas That Could Pull Giuliani Deeper Into Scheme

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are considering filing new charges against Lev Parnas, the business associate of Rudy Giuliani, CNN reported. According to people familiar with the investigation, the charges are tied to Parnas’ company Fraud Guarantee, which paid Giuliani $500,000. The possible new charges are related to Parnas and his business associate and whether the pair intentionally misled investors in the Florida-based company designed to give other companies insured protection against...
Tags: Florida, News, Cnn, Manhattan, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Southern District of New York, David Correia, Correia, Parnas, SDNY, Nicole Lafond, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas, Fraud Guarantee, Parnas Correia


Sinking in the Swamp review: dispatches from the belly of the Trumpian beast

Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng deliver gossip as well as the goods from behind the scenes of our national reality showIn July 2018, the Daily Beast’s Lachlan Markay posted a short piece about a mysterious $375,000 contribution from “Global Energy Producers” to America First Action, a pro-Trump Super Pac. Eighteen months later, federal agents arrested Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman en route to Dulles airport; they were holding one-way tickets. Republican politicians who took their cash are offlo...
Tags: Books, Republicans, America, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Machiavelli, Dulles, Lachlan Markay, Asawin Suebsaeng, Trump Administration, Politics books


Fox News Internal Document Bashes Pro-Trump Fox Regulars for Spreading ‘Disinformation’

Fox News’ own research team has warned colleagues not to trust some of the network’s top commentators’ claims about Ukraine.An internal Fox News research briefing book obtained by The Daily Beast openly questions Fox News contributor John Solomon’s credibility, accusing him of playing an “indispensable role” in a Ukrainian “disinformation campaign.”The document also accuses frequent Fox News guest Rudy Giuliani of amplifying disinformation, as part of an effort to oust former U.S. Ambassador to ...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fox, United States, Fox News, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Hunter, Tucker Carlson, Murphy, Hill


Hannity Was Set To Play Early Role In Response To Impeachment Inquiry

Fox News host Sean Hannity was set to play an early role in the response to President Trump’s impeachment inquiry. TPM obtained text messages between Lev Parnas and a Fox News producer and booker as they attempted to arrange an interview between Hannity and Viktor Shokin, a disgraced Ukrainian prosecutor with an axe to grind against Joe Biden. The exchange occurred in early October, days before Parnas and his associate Igor Fruman were intercepted by FBI agents at Washington-Dulles Internatio...
Tags: News, Abc, Washington Post, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Fbi, Vienna, House, Fox News, Fisa, Petro Poroshenko, Biden, Giuliani, Clinton, Trump


New Evidence Shows Pressure Campaign Started Earlier With Prior Ukraine Prez

As the Senate votes to acquit President Trump over his bid to extort the Ukrainian government into providing him with domestic political help, TPM has new evidence suggesting that the pressure campaign came far closer to succeeding and at an earlier stage than was previously known. Months before President Trump pressured Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky to open investigations during the infamous July 25 phone call, henchmen working for his attorney nearly succeeded in doing the same with t...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Russia, New York City, US, America, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Fbi, Manhattan, Fox News


Prosecutors Have 20 Phones Still To Crack In Parnas Case

Manhattan federal prosecutors expect to crack open the contents of 20 more electronic devices in the prosecution of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Roos said at a Monday status conference that none of the defendants in the case had provided the government with passwords to access their devices, meaning that the FBI is currently trying to hack into their phones, computers, and other hard drives. That process is ongoing as federal prosecutors mull whether – and when ...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, House, Manhattan, House Intelligence Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Roos, Bondy, Parnas, Paul Oetken, SDNY, Oetken, Gerald Lefcourt


U.S. Mulls More Charges Against Giuliani Allies; Trial Date Set

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government may file additional charges against Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas and others accused of campaign-finance crimes before the start of their trial Oct. 5, a prosecutor said Monday.Parnas and co-defendant Igor Fruman worked closely with Giuliani in trying to dig up dirt in Ukraine on Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, and in ousting the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, the government alleges. Prosecutors had indicated in December that the case could be ex...
Tags: New York, News, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Manhattan, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Roos, Parnas, Oetken, Christian Berthelsen, Nicolas Roos, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas, David Glovin


Parnas Attorney Releases New Recording Of Another Trump Donor Event

The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas on Thursday released yet another recording of President Donald Trump huddling with donors behind closed doors and discussing policy. The Daily Beast first reported the tape, followed by The Washington Post and Politico. Parnas’ attorney, Joseph Bondy, told the Post he’d also given a copy to House impeachment investigators. Over 37 minutes in April 2018 — just days from the other recording of a Trump fundraiser event, made by Parnas’ associat...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Washington, Syria, House, Bill, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Rnc, South Florida, Pelosi, Schumer, McDaniel


Parnas’ Disclosure To House Intel Committee Throws Wrench Into Criminal Case

NEW YORK — Tempers flared at a Thursday hearing in the prosecution of Lev Parnas, as an attorney for the former friend of Rudy Giuliani’s was accused of ethical misconduct. The hearing, held in Manhattan federal court, dealt with two issues sparked by Parnas’s ongoing campaign to transfer evidence in his case to the House Intelligence Committee. The first issue came up after Manhattan federal prosecutors tried to block Parnas from transferring his iCloud account, which they had gained access ...
Tags: Apple, New York, News, House, Manhattan, House Intelligence Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Federal Election Commission, Southern District of New York, Blanche, Bondy, Parnas, Paul Oetken, Impeachment, SDNY, Oetken


Paul Manafort and Rudy’s Indicted Associate Igor Fruman Go Way, Way Back

The web of connections between Donald Trump’s convicted campaign manager and an indicted man who tried to dig up dirt on his political rival runs tighter and longer than previously understood.Rudy Giuliani ally Igor Fruman and ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort have been friendly for years, two sources familiar with their relationship tell The Daily Beast.And that relationship — stretching from New York to London to Kyiv — long predated Rudy Giuliani’s wide-ranging attempts to discredit the e...
Tags: New York, London, News, Obama, Washington, Russia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Fbi, Vienna, Hillary Clinton, United States, The New York Times, State Department, Biden


New Parnas video places Giuliani associates at Mar-a-Lago with Trump

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of Rudy Giuliani, attended a fundraising dinner with President Donald Trump and then-Congressman Pete Sessions in April 2018, according to a new video recording that was released on Thursday.
Tags: Cnn, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Pete Sessions, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas


Lev Parnas Tells Court He Can Give Democrats Evidence Himself

(Bloomberg) -- Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas withdrew his request for permission to provide government evidence in his criminal prosecution to House Democrats pursuing President Donald Trump’s removal from office, saying he no longer needed the court’s approval.Parnas said at a hearing in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday that he was able to access the material directly from Apple Inc.’s iCloud without relying on a version produced by prosecutors.Parnas, who is charged with breaking ca...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Senate, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House, Manhattan, House Intelligence Committee, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Apple Inc, Trump, Parnas, Christian Berthelsen


New Audio Appears to Show Ex-Giuliani Pal Lev Parnas at Dinner With Trump

New audio obtained by The Daily Beast appears to show former Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman attending an April 2018 fundraising dinner with President Donald Trump along with former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions. The recording marks the second substantial release of audio showing Parnas interacting with the president at a fundraising event.Federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged Parnas in October 2019, alongside his business partners Igor Fruman, David Correia, and Andrey Ku...
Tags: News, New York City, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Manhattan, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Parnas, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas, Andrey Kukushkin, Igor Fruman David Correia


House Foreign Policy Chair Says Bolton Told Him To Look Into Yovanovitch Ouster

In September, former National Security Adviser John Bolton told the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to look into the recall of former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, the chairman, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), said Wednesday. Yovanovitch was ultimately recalled last spring after a months-long smear campaign led by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. After Bolton’s tenure as National Security Adviser ended, Engel said in his sta...
Tags: News, Congress, Ukraine, Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Bolton, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Democratic, John Bolton, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Engel, Matt Shuham, Eliot Engel D NY


Lev Parnas Likely Can’t Attend Senate Impeachment Hearing Because of His Ankle Monitor

(NEW YORK) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani who is awaiting trial on charges that he made illegal campaign contributions has a ticket to Wednesday’s U.S. Senate impeachment trial, but he still probably can’t go. Joseph Bondy, a lawyer for Lev Parnas, wrote to a New York judge Tuesday to ask if his bail conditions might be relaxed enough to let him attend the proceeding from 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken permitted Parnas to go to Washington, but he said the defend...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Senate, Uncategorized, Joe Biden, Ukraine, People, Manhattan, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, U S Senate, Schumer, Bondy, Parnas


Fruman Demands Parnas Take Back Docs From Congress

Lev Parnas’ longtime associate wants him to take back documents supplied to Congress, accusing the South Florida businessman of potentially breaking attorney-client privilege. In a series of letters, Igor Fruman accused Parnas and his attorney Joe Bondy of giving away information potentially protected by Fruman’s attorney-client privilege to Congress. “Mr. Parnas did not, and does not, have any authority to waive Mr. Fruman’s privilege, or otherwise disclose privileged communications belongin...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Senate, Ukraine, Cnn, House Intelligence Committee, Giuliani, Msnbc, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, South Florida, Dowd, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Dmytro Firtash


‘You Did A Good Job On Her,’ Trump Tells Pompeo On Spat With NPR Reporter

President Donald Trump on Tuesday piled on the veteran NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly, who’s been the target of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after she grilled him on Ukraine in a recent interview.  “I think you did a good job on her,” Trump told the secretary. Pompeo erupted at Kelly after a recent interview when she asked why he had not publicly supported Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine who was recalled last year after a smear campaign led by Trump lawyer Rudy Giul...
Tags: News, White House, Israel, Ukraine, Middle East, Kansas, Npr, State Department, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, State, Kelly, U S Senate, Donald J Trump


Giuliani Allies Spar Over Giving Evidence to House Democrats

(Bloomberg) -- Two indicted associates of Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani are battling over whether more evidence from their New York criminal case should be turned over to congressional Democrats pursuing the president’s impeachment, with federal prosecutors joining the fray.Lev Parnas has cultivated an unusually public role in recent weeks, granting national television interviews, giving evidence to Congress and offering to testify at the Senate trial of the president, who was impeached la...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Senate, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House, Manhattan, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Apple Inc, Blanche, Bondy


Recording Shows That the Swamp Has Not Been Drained

WASHINGTON -- It became such a central slogan of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign that at rallies his supporters would chant the three words representing his pledge to take on big donors and special interests: "Drain the swamp."But as President Donald Trump ramps up his 2020 reelection bid, it is clear that he has tolerated if not fostered a swamp of his own in Washington, granting up-close access to deep-pocketed supporters and interest groups willing to write six- and seven-figure checks to hi...
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Fox & Friends' Brian Kilmeade says the Bolton fallout should teach Trump to 'better vet his staff.' Bolton used to work for Fox.

Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade's latest advice applies in more places than one.On Sunday, The New York Times reported former National Security Adviser John Bolton's forthcoming book claimed President Trump wanted to withhold aid from Ukraine until it promised to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. But instead of considering that as a major addition to the impeachment case against Trump, Kilmeade considered it to be proof that Trump "has to do a better job vetting his staff."I...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fox, New York Times, Fox News, Bolton, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Kilmeade, Brian Kilmeade, John Bolton, Matthew Gertz, Marie Yovanovitch, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas


Pompeo Privately Dismissed Giuliani’s Allegations Against Former Ambassador Yovanovitch: Report

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo privately dismissed Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani's assertions that former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch had criticized the president, the New York Times reported Sunday.A record of the private conversation was contained in the manuscript of former White House national security adviser John Bolton's upcoming book. Pompeo apparently followed through on the order to recall Yovanovitch last May despite privately questioning the rationale for her dismiss...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Ukraine, House, New York Times, Npr, House Intelligence Committee, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, State, Kelly, John Bolton, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


GOP Sen Defends Trump In Parnas Recording: ‘Certainly The President Meets A Lot Of People’

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) argued that President Trump’s many connections means that the recording of the President telling Rudy Giuliani associates to “take [Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch] out” is not a big deal. The recording, which features Trump telling Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman to “take her out!” after he was told that the Yovanovitch was “badmouthing” him in Kyiv, was reportedly recorded by  Fruman during a small April 30, 2018 dinner at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. ...
Tags: News, Washington, Germany, Ukraine, Cnn, Oklahoma, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Jake Tapper, Trump International Hotel, Tapper, Lankford, James Lankford, Sen James Lankford, Parnas, Sen Lankford


Parnas’ Attorney Says His Client Has More Trump Recordings Up His Sleeve

Lev Parnas’ attorney Joseph Bondy indicated that the recording of President Trump telling two associates of Rudy Giuliani that he wanted them to “take out” Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch in April 2018 is just the beginning. The recording, which was first reported by ABC Friday, features Trump telling Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman to “take [Yovanovitch] out!” after he was told that the career foreign service officer was “badmouthing” him in Kyiv. Fruman reportedly made the recording during a small A...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, News, Abc, Washington, Ukraine, Cnn, Anderson Cooper, House Intelligence Committee, Msnbc, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Trump International Hotel, Bidens, Bondy, Trump When, Parnas


Cotton: ‘Badmouthing The President’ Is ‘Pretty Sound Reason To Remove An Ambassador’

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) believes that “badmouthing” President Trump was enough to justify Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s ouster. In an interview Sunday morning on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Margaret Brennan pressed Cotton on the April 2018 recording of Trump telling Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman to “take [Yovanovitch] out!” after he was told that the career foreign service officer was “badmouthing” him in Kyiv. When asked if he found it troubling that there are recordings of ...
Tags: News, Cotton, Ukraine, Cbs, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Tom Cotton, CBS Face the Nation, Brennan, Kavanaugh, Margaret Brennan, Brett Kavanaugh, Tom Cotton R AR, Summer Concepcion, Michael Avenatti


Crow Won’t Say Whether Trump Recording Will Be Included In Impeachment Trial

House impeachment manager Jason Crow (D-CO) dodged when asked whether the April 2018 recording of President Trump telling Rudy Giuliani associates to “take [Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch] out” can be included in the ongoing impeachment trial. In the 90-minute recording first reported by ABC Friday, Trump is seen telling Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman to “take [Yovanovitch] out!” after he was told that the career foreign service officer was “badmouthing” him in Kyiv. When asked by CBS’ Margaret Bre...
Tags: News, Abc, America, Cbs, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Brennan, Crow, Margaret Brennan, Impeachment, D Co, Jason Crow, Summer Concepcion, Marie Yovanovitch, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas


President Trump Asks How Long Ukraine Can Resist Russian Aggression in Newly Surfaced Recording

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump inquired how long Ukraine would be able to resist Russian aggression without U.S. assistance during a 2018 meeting with donors that included the indicted associates of his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. “How long would they last in a fight with Russia?” Trump is heard asking in the audio portion of a video recording, moments before he calls for the firing of U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. She was removed a year later after a campaign to...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Ukraine, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, State, Trump hotel, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Onetime


‘Take Her Out. OK?’ Recording Reportedly Links Trump to Plans For Ouster of Ukraine Ambassador

(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump can be heard in a taped 2018 conversation saying he wants to get rid of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, whose removal a year later emerged as an issue in Trump’s impeachment. The president was talking with a small group that included Lev Parnas, an associate of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, according to a report Friday about the audio recording. Trump demanded the removal of Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch at an April 2018 dinner at his hotel in Washing...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Congress, Abc, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House, Associated Press, Biden, Giuliani


Report: Trump Recorded Telling Parnas And Fruman To ‘Take Her Out’ About Yovanovitch

President Trump was recorded telling two buddies of Rudy Giuliani’s that he wanted Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch fired in April 2018, ABC reports. “Take her out!” Trump reportedly said on the recording to Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, after being told that the career foreign service officer was “badmouthing” him in Kyiv. Fruman reportedly made the recording, which occurred at a small April 30, 2018 dinner at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Todd Blanche, an attorney for Fruman, ...
Tags: News, Abc, Washington, Ukraine, State Department, Rudy Giuliani, Clinton, Trump, State, Sen Ron Johnson, Sen Johnson, Trump International Hotel, Mike Pompeo, Parnas, Pete Sessions R TX, Impeachment


Trump captured on tape demanding firing of ambassador to Ukraine, attorney says

President Donald Trump was captured on tape at a 2018 dinner with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman demanding the firing of Marie Yovanovitch, who was then the US ambassador to Ukraine, according to an attorney for Parnas.
Tags: US, Ukraine, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Marie Yovanovitch, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas



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