Top Trump Fundraisers Subpoenaed In New York's Giuliani Investigation

Darren.Woon

Prosecutors in New York have subpoenaed several individuals that have worked within Trump’s fundraising machine.

Several individuals that have been active in President Trump’s fundraising campaigns have been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in New York as part of their investigation into the associates of Rudy Giuliani, according to CNN.

Prosecutors recently sent subpoenas to Ballard Partners, a lobbying firm led by Brian Ballard, a top Trump fundraiser, while FBI agents have begun to look into others involved with Republican campaigns, people familiar with the investigation said.

One of the subpoenas requested communications and documents that were related to Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two of Giuliani’s associates that were arrested last month on campaign finance charges, as well as a fundraiser at American First Action, a super PAC supporting Trump.

Ballard, who represented the Republic of Turkey in 2017 and 2018, paid Parnas $45,000 in 2018, allegedly because Parnas had made client referrals.

Kelly Sadler, a spokeswoman for America First Action, said that the group had not been subpoenaed and that it contacted the Southern District of New York last month “and offered to voluntarily cooperate.”

“America First Action strictly follows the law and, as this is an open matter, we have no further comment,” Sadler said. 

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