30/09/2020

No one knows Lev Parnas, but somehow they’ve all taken pictures with him.

Republicans have spent months distancing themselves from Lev Parnas, the indicted businessman who worked with Rudy Gilulini to carry out President Trumps scheme to pressure Ukraine to investigate his domestic political opponents.
I dont know those gentlemen, President Trump said last October after Parnas and his partner Igor Fruman were arrested as they attempted to flea that U.S. The claim quickly proved preposterous. Trump had personally met with Fruman and Parnas at least 10 times, CNN reported, and many of those encounters were memorialized in photo form.
On MSNBC Wednesday, Parnas told Rachel Maddow that Trumps claims about not knowing him and Fruman are absurd. He knew exactly who we were. He knew exactly who I was especially because I interacted with him at a lot of events, Parnas said. On CNN Thursday, he added that if Trump continues denying their relationship hell continue releasing new pictures of them together.
Trump is far from the only powerful Republican to have said cheese with Parnas, who has amassed an impressive collection of pictures with high-profile members of the Trump administration, the Trump family, and the GOP. Here is the public portion of that collection, showing Parnas with:
Enjoyed watching @KellyannePolls on @CNN, arguing with @ChrisCuomo about @realDonaldTrump and repeatedly claiming she does not know Lev Parnas. #LevRemembers#LetLevSpeakpic.twitter.com/jIYIG5PzjZ
— Joseph A. Bondy (@josephabondy) January 16, 2020
Breaking: another never-before-seen picture of Mike Huckabee and Lev Parnas. Retweet to share and spread. pic.twitter.com/goYQZuiQjM
— Daniel W. Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) January 12, 2020
pic.twitter.com/Scu7hIIw78
— Daniel W. Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) January 3, 2020
New: We obtained a photo of Lev Parnas with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, indicating he met them at least once. https://t.co/gRtpZjJnRWpic.twitter.com/IEryg7Bzyv
— Betsy Woodruff Swan (@woodruffbets) January 14, 2020
Here is another photo of Lev Parnas with Kevin McCarthy pic.twitter.com/GL7tJwfMmR
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) January 13, 2020
Obtained by @CourthouseNews, a never-before-published photo shows House Minority Leader McCarthy standing between two old donors – Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman – contradicting what he told me last week on Capitol Hill.
Investigation by me & @MMineiro_CNS: https://t.co/0SHsaWDp3ipic.twitter.com/U80IhIwyaJ
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) January 15, 2020
Here is a photograph of Lev Parnas with Mike Pence and Kevin McCarthy pic.twitter.com/mtVDHxM4g3
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) January 13, 2020
The month after @TrumpDC event, PARNAS & GUCCIARDO took a group trip to Israel with @Scaramucci (& others).
Here they are at a holy site.
During the trip, Parnas & Fruman were “trying to rope people into their game, per Scaramucci.via @jacobkornbluhhttps://t.co/6U4OINIoYtpic.twitter.com/eVSZKPMW9M
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) November 7, 2019
Eric Trump with Lev Parnas pic.twitter.com/G4L4aIRfFR
— Trump Crisis (@RWTrollPatrol) January 15, 2020
Who are you going to believe about Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas?
Jay Sekulow, who says Trump has nothing to do with Rudy’s henchmen?
Or your lyin eyes.#ThursdayThoughtspic.twitter.com/gKCfRimud9
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) October 10, 2019
And here’s Lev Parnas and Trump at the White House, also from here https://t.co/eGFV14xptIpic.twitter.com/3lVYLvMxRQ
— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) October 10, 2019
Update: Trump and indicted Giuliani associate, Lev Parnas, photographed together in 2014. https://t.co/UaYi9yY7gypic.twitter.com/KAoPWILpyY
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) October 12, 2019
And here’s a photo of Parnas with Trump Jr. at an inauguration event. https://t.co/RmFh225igepic.twitter.com/VVRKzszFiJ
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) January 15, 2020
Don Jr., Tommy Hicks, Jr. , Parnas and Fruman in calmer times. pic.twitter.com/zCxuIDFi5N
— Tim O’Brien (@TimOBrien) October 10, 2019
Fruman, Parnas and scalise. https://t.co/9oPDLFsUDZ
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 14, 2020
Sign Up for the Intelligencer Newsletter
Daily news about the politics, business, and technology shaping our world.
Terms & Privacy NoticeBy submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us.