Trump has publicly stated that he does not know former Soviet businessmen Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas.
“Mr. Parnas was very upset by President Trump’s plainly false statement that he did not know him.”
He picked the name “to clean up his Google search results, ensuring that the word ‘fraud’ and his own name would be paired in a positive light.”
For better or worse, they weren’t talking “Fiddler.”
Here’s a timeline that contains what you need to know about the two Soviet Jewish emigres arrested amid the Trump impeachment probe.
The president of the group said he was “unaware of any potential issues” when they honored the two men.