Giuliani Planned To Arrive In Vienna One Day After His Two Arrested Associates
The two associates of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who were arrested at an airport this week held one-way tickets to Vienna, Austria — and according to The Atlantic, Giuliani was heading to the same city the very next day.
The Hill reported that Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, the foreign-born Florida businessmen working with Giuliani, were picked up by authorities at the Dulles International Airport on Wednesday.
Giuliani reportedly told The Atlantic that he could not meet with one of the magazine’s reporters on Thursday, because he was preparing to travel, though the reason for his trip to Vienna was unclear.
The president’s attorney told The Wall Street Journal that his associates were headed to Vienna on business, The Hill noted, but Giuliani did not provide further details on the matter.
He also said he intended to meet with them when they returned to Washington. The two were assisting Giuliani with his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, according to reports.
Hours before Parnas and Fruman were arrested, Giuliani reportedly met them for lunch in Washington.
They are charged with “violating campaign finance laws in order to give money to Republican committees including a $325,000 contribution in 2018 to a pro-Trump super PAC called America First Action.”