Lev Parnas’ Lawyer Releases Clip Of Trump Talking With Parnas
President Donald Trump continued to deny knowing Rudy Giuilani associate Lev Parnas while speaking with reporters on Thursday, but Parnas’ attorney hit back with video showing the president talking with his client at Mar-a-Lago, according to RawStory.
“I don’t know him,” Trump said, acknowledging the possibility that he had taken photos with Parnas at some point, “which I do with thousands of people, including people today that I didn’t meet.”
The president also said Parnas’ claims about the Ukraine scandal — and Trump’s participation in it — are “a big hoax,” adding that he does not believe he has even spoken with the Ukrainian-born businessman.
Trump’s Thursday remarks echo previous comments the president made indicating he did not know Parnas.
But Parnas’ attorney pushed back on Trump’s claims, posting a video to social media showing the two men talking at the president’s Palm Beach club: “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.”
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“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 https://t.co/5B5QY2DJEg”