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An All-American Campaign Finance Scandal

There is nothing particularly special about Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who were indicted by federal prosecutors on Thursday for violating campaign-finance laws. The two Ukrainian-born Florida businessmen have not achieved anything of note in business, culture, or politics. Both men, nevertheless, have finagled their way into the upper levels of American power.Parnas and Fruman spent most of the last year working alongside Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s legal henchman, in a scheme to scour Ukraine in search of dirt on Trump’s Democratic rivals. John Dowd, a former Trump lawyer who now represents the two men, told Congress this week …read more

Source:: The New Republic



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