Those arrested associates of Rudy Giuliani’s that Trump claims not to know, he has actually had a relationship with for five years.
Politico reported, “A photograph of President Donald Trump posing with a recently indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani was posted online in April 2014, two years prior to what had been their first known interaction. In the photo, Trump and Lev Parnas stand shoulder to shoulder, smiling at the camera at what appears to be an outdoor nighttime event. Trump wears a white, Trump-branded cap and white shirt under a jacket. Parnas wears a royal blue collared shirt. The circumstances of the meeting captured in the photograph remain unclear.”
Here is the picture:
On Thursday, Trump told reporters, “I don’t know those gentlemen. Now it’s possible I have a picture with them because I have a picture with everybody. I have a picture with everybody here. Somebody said there may be a picture or something at a fundraiser or somewhere. But I have pictures with everybody. I don’t know if there’s anybody I don’t have pictures with. I don’t know them. I don’t know about them. I don’t know what they do. I don’t know, maybe they were clients of Rudy. You’d have to ask Rudy. I just don’t know.”
Trump doesn’t know these guys who committed numerous felonies trying to funnel illegal foreign money into the political system to support him. It doesn’t matter that there are pictures of Trump and the Giuliani associates dating back five years and that Rudy Giuliani has told reporters that Trump was directing the entire Ukraine operation.
Unlike the Russia scandal or the felony hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels, there is a mountain of evidence directly linking Trump to potential felonies and abuse of presidential power.
As each day passes more evidence is revealed that will lead to the downfall of Donald J. Trump.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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