Trump supporters: I'm wondering what you think of all the stuff that is coming about Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman and Rudy Giuliani? Lev Parnas has been doing work (business deals) for Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch wanted in the U.S. on corruption and bribery charges and who has a long-standing hatred for Joe Biden.
Giuliana associates Lev Parnas and Igor Furman were arrested by US officials trying to flee the country. https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-for...es-11570714188
Daily Beast: "Indicted Ukrainian gas oligarch Dmytro Firtash spent more than $1 million hiring key figures in Republican efforts to investigate the Biden family. His lawyers—who often go on Fox News to defend President Trump—say they needed the dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden to demonstrate that Firtash’s prosecution was politically motivated.
.. the gas-market reforms pushed by Biden and others in 2014 and 2015 hit Firtash in the wallet, and badly. One knowledgeable outside observer estimated that the 2014 and 2015 gas reforms and legislation cost him hundreds of millions of dollars."
Firtash hired Trump-associated lawyers Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing who are very close to Giuliani. Trump formerly tried to recruit the two for his legal defense in the Russia probe, but a conflict of interest prohibited them from joining the president's legal team at that time, but since then diGenova and Toensing worked with the president "off the books," so as not to involve the White House, in trying to solicit damaging information about Joe Biden from Ukrainian officials.
diGenova and Toensing worked with Giuliani as he sought to mine damaging information on the president’s rivals in Ukraine and have been involved in Republican Party campaigns dating back to the impeachment of Bill Clinton in 1998. These lawyers diGenova and Toensing also hired Parnas as a 'translator' for the Firtash case.
Firtash has established close ties to the former mayor of New York City in part by recruiting several of Giuliani’s associates such as Trump lawyers Toensing and DiGenova.
Lev Parnas paid Giuliani $500,000 recently for 'business and security advice'. (very likely to be $ coming from Firtash in my opinion)
In addition to doing work for Firtash, Parnas and Fruman funneled money from Ukrainian oligarchs to US Republican campaigns, including bribing US Rep Pete Sessions to assist with smearing the US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and getting Trump to remove her.
Does all of this sound normal to you, or is it just 'nothing to see her folks'? Just a witch hunt? Apparently our DOJ doesn't think so, at least until Barr manages to kill this investigation somehow.