New Video Shows RNC Chairwoman With Giuliani Associates Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman
In a new video released Joseph A. Bondy, the attorney of Lev Parnas, the former associate of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney is seen with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Politico reported on Thursday.
McDaniel, Parnas, his associate Igor Fruman and a handful of others were attending a get together for Republican donors at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. The president himself makes an appearance on the video and is seen talking to and taking a photo with Parnas.
The event took place in April 2018, just ten days before Parnas and Trump would appear together in another video, captured at the president’s Washington, D.C., hotel.
The Mar-a-Lago video, which appears to have been recorded by Fruman, McDaniel greeting Fruman with a hug, Politico reported. “I’m so glad you’re here,” she says, before asking if he has ever been to Mar-a-Lago.
Politico noted that McDaniel’s greeting “suggests a level of familiarity with Fruman, who along with Parnas donated more than $600,000 to 26 federal candidates, all Republicans, in 2016 and 2018.”
An RNC spokesperson told the publication that, “On a given day, the chairwoman greets hundreds if not thousands of people at events across the country. This is nothing more than that.”