President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was working with his associates in Ukraine to try to drum up dirt against the president's political rivial while attempting to discredit the Russian election interference that the Federal Agencies have proven to be a real threat. Lev Parnas, who was one of the Ukrainian associates for Rudy Giuliani, was simultaneously working on behalf of Pro-Russia Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash, who is currently detained in Vienna as he is fighting extradition to the US on bribery and racketeering charges.
Lev Parnas, who was born on February 6, 1972, is one of the many associates working with ex-mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, and was allegedly aiding Giuliani with a search in Ukraine to dig up dirt on President Donald Trump's political opponents. His alleged goals were:
- Find evidence with the goal of finding counter narrative details against the investigation by Special Council, Robert Meuller, into Russian meddling of the 2016 elections.
- Find detrimental information on former Vice President Joe Biden.
Lev Parnas is a Soviet-born Florida real estate businessman and a naturalized US Citizen.
Timeline of Events
Charges by the Justice Department
Several associates (Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, David Correia, and Andrey Kukushkin) of President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, have been arrested and charged by the Justice Department for violating campaign finance laws. Giuliani's associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were engaged in a scheme to funnel foreign money into American political campaigns so they could buy influence in the U.S.. They were arrested and charged by the Justice Department. [Evidence 1]
Attempted Flee to Vienna, Austria
Parnas and Fruman were headed to Vienna, Austria and were arrested in Dulles Airport, in Virginia. The two men had also left the country about two weeks ago and had traveled to Vienna between three and six times in the last two months. They were scheduled to meet with Giuliani when they were to return to Washington within days. [Evidence 2] [[Evidence 3]]https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/10/rudy-giuliani-vienna/599833/)
The Vienna Connection
Dmytro Firtash, a pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch is currently detained in Vienna, Austria. He has been fighting extradition to the US on bribery and racketeering charges since 2014. He has been using Trump's lies and attacks against Joe Biden as a way to fight extradition. [Evidence 4] Lev Parnas been working on behalf of Firtash. [Evidence 5] Firtash has been coordinating with American conservative journalists, like John Solomon** who was sharing documents with Giuliani that make controversial allegations against Joe Biden and Robert Meuller.
Giuliani shared this information on American conservative media outlets claiming that the witness he was relying on he was relying on was none other than the thoroughly discredited and corrupt former Ukrainian Prosector General Viktor Shokin. [Evidence 6] Furthermore, pro-Russia oligarch Dmytro Firtash has hired Fox news regulars and ardent supporters of President Trump, Victoria Toensing and Joseph DiGenova, as his legal representation. [Evidence 7]