Giuliani Pals Were Arrested At Dulles Before Flight Out Of The Country

Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City speaks to the Organization of Iranian American Communities during their march to urge "recognition of the Iranian people's right for regime change," outside the United Nat... Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City speaks to the Organization of Iranian American Communities during their march to urge "recognition of the Iranian people's right for regime change," outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 24, 2019. - They urged recognition of the Iranian people's right for regime change and declared their support for the leader of democratic opposition, Maryam Rajavi. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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We’re learning more details about the arrest Wednesday night of two associates of Rudy Giuliani’s on campaign finance charges.

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested at Dulles International Airport last night, NBC News reported, citing an unnamed law enforcement source. ABC News confirmed that information and reported they were attempting to leave the country.

That reported flight out of the country would have made Parnas and Fruman no-shows for their scheduled congressional testimony on Thursday and Friday, the New York Times noted. In May, Giuliani called the two men clients of his.

Attorney General Bill Barr has been aware of the investigation into Parnas and Fruman since “shortly after he came into office” in February, NBC News reported.

Barr was informed Wednesday night that Fruman and Parnas were being arrested, ABC news reported citing an unnamed DOJ official.

The pair hadn’t been expected to show up for the depositions, which would move committee Democrats to issue subpoenas for their appearances, the Times said. Parnas and Fruman were involved in Giuliani’s hunt for dirt on the Bidens and other issues that would be helpful to President Trump in 2020.

The campaign legal center first filed a complaint regarding Parnas and Fruman’s alleged donation to the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action in July of last year.

The PAC listed a $325,000 donation from a natural gas company the pair had recently created, even though the money alleged came from another firm linked to Parnas, according to subsequent reporting.

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  1. Avatar for dont dont says:

    Did Rudy get a heads-up on this from one of NYFBI buddies and pass it along to these two schmucks?

    ETA. Would that be obstruction of justice?
    Asking for a friend.

  2. Hmmmmmmm…gotta be pretty boneheaded to think to flee now. Any half-wit would understand that the FBI would be tracking their whereabouts.

    Of course, if they are #RudyColludy’s clients, as he claimed, there is a very high probability that they received some really, really bad advice.

  3. Kinda feel like Barr might be totally okay with Giuliani getting a knife in the back here.

  4. I keep asking the question, but nobody seems to be able to answer it where is LowBarr???

    It must be hard to keep a blimp like him hidden for long, but he’s doing a good job of hiding.

  5. Awesome! These two jamokes were involved in illegal campaign finance (trump and DeSantis, at least) AND they’re mixed up in the attempt to take over the Ukrainian natural gas co. I have great hopes that Rudi Giuliani will shortly finally get his.

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