“I don’t know who this man is.”-Donald J. Trump
New audio obtained by The Daily Beast appears to show former Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman attending an April 2018 fundraising dinner with President Donald Trump along with former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions.
The recording marks the second substantial release of audio showing Parnas interacting with the president at a fundraising event.
Last week, Parnas released a recording in his possession of Trump calling for the removal of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanavitch. Joseph A. Bondy, the lawyer representing Parnas, suggested more recordings may emerge.
The Yovanovitch audio, first reported by ABC News, was recorded by Igor Fruman, another associate of Parnas and Giuliani who is also indicted. Both Parnas and Fruman are accused of campaign finance violations.