At a press conference on Thursday, President Trump was asked by a reporter on claims by Lev Parnas, the Ukrainian-American businessman who had been working with Rudy Giuliani with Trump’s “full consent.”
Trump denied knowing Parnas, telling reporters:
“I don’t know Parnas, you know, I didn’t know him other than that I guess I had some pictures taken, as I do with thousands including the people here… I don’t know him, I don’t know what he’s about, where he comes from, I know nothing about him.”
But this isn’t just about the pictures.
Are we to believe he didn’t know who this guy was, who was hanging out all the time with his key fixer Rudy Giuliani, who were together trying to fix the next election for him?
That Lev Parnas? Trump did not know the man working to hand him the biggest prize on the world stage?
Seems very implausible. Two videos shred Trump’s lies.
First, watch Chris Cuomo on CNN break it down. “He [Lev Parnas] is a full fledged member of Trump Co.”
Second, on top of the 21 photos in Cuomo’s video, Parnas’s attorney just put out a video taken of Trump partying with Parnas:
Here’s the “I don’t know him at all, don’t know what he’s about, don’t know where he comes from, know nothing about him” guy, w Lev Parnas & Roman Nasirov, former head of Ukrainian Fiscal Service, at Mar-a-Lago 12/16. @POTUS .@realDonaldTrump @Acosta #LevRemembers #LetLevSpeak pic.twitter.com/5B5QY2DJEg
— Joseph A. Bondy (@josephabondy) January 16, 2020