Lev Parnas, one of the indicted Rudy Giuliani's associates, has told his associates that he and his business partner, Igor Fruman, had discussed Ukraine with President Donald Trump at an April 2018 donor dinner, The Washington Post reports.
According to Parnas, he and Fruman informed Trump that then-US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was unfavorable to the President and his interests. Trump responded by immediately stating Yovanovitch should be fired, people familiar told the paper.
A former senior administration official told the Washington Post that Giuliani repeatedly updated Trump about Parnas' and Fruman's efforts in Ukraine.
As we reported earlier, a US-based Ukrainian businessman stated that he had informed the representatives of the new Ukrainian government on threats and requests of U.S. President.
According to The New York Times, Parnas, who is currently under arrest in the United States, warned a representative of the new president of Ukraine about Trump's intention to freeze military aid to Ukraine and his refusal of delegating U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelensky unless there is an announcement of an investigation into Bidens and interfering into the 2016 U.S. election.