U.S. associates of Rudolph Giuliani and President Trump receive funding from Kremlin-linked Ukrainian oligarch
Dmytro Firtash (a Ukrainian oligarch with top-level ties to the Kremlin and the Russian mob) paid Lev Parnas $200,000 between August and October of 2019 (purportedly for translation services, as part of the legal team that included Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova) and another $1 million in September 2019 (for unknown purposes). Parnas and Fruman used this money to buy access to President Trump (starting in October 2016), a lawmaker willing to help advocate for the firing of Ambassador Yovanovich (in May-June 2018), and Rudy Giuliani (in September-October 2018).

About This Incident

Threat Actors: Russia

Incident Metadata

Date: 2019- present
Country: United States