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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 08:29 AM

Reporting directly to Donald Trump's personal lawyer, two operators waged a brazen [View all]

Two Unofficial US Operatives Reporting To Trumpís Lawyer Privately Lobbied A Foreign Government In A Bid To Help The President Win In 2020
Reporting directly to Donald Trumpís personal lawyer, two operators waged a brazen back-channel campaign that could thrust another foreign country to the center of the next US election.

Two unofficial envoys reporting directly to Donald Trumpís personal lawyer have waged a remarkable back-channel campaign to discredit the presidentís rivals and undermine the special counselís inquiry into Russian meddling in US elections.

In a whirlwind of private meetings, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman ó who pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into Republican campaigns and dined with the president ó gathered repeatedly with top officials in Ukraine and set up meetings for Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, as they turned up information that could be weaponized in the 2020 presidential race.

The two men urged prosecutors to investigate allegations against the Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden. And they pushed for a probe into accusations that Ukrainian officials plotted to rig the 2016 election in Hillary Clintonís favor by leaking evidence against Paul Manafort, Trumpís campaign chair, in what became a cornerstone of the special counselís inquiry.

They also waged an aggressive campaign in the United States, staying at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, and meeting with key members of Congress as they joined in a successful push that led to the removal of the ambassador to Ukraine, after she angered their allies in Kiev.

Meanwhile, the two men ó who both have troubled financial histories ó rose to prominence in Republican circles, meeting with party leaders while injecting hundreds of thousands of dollars into top Republican committees and dozens of candidatesí campaigns.


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