On Thursday morning, White House spokesperson Stephanie Grisham denied Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas’ allegation that President Donald Trump was fully aware of his efforts to pressure Ukraine into announcing an investigation into Joe Biden.
“The President has said he did not know him,” Grisham said during an interview on “Fox & Friends.” “And I’ve got to say, just to say ‘Rudy told me these things’ doesn’t mean it has anything to do with the President, and it certainly doesn’t mean that the President was directing him to do anything.”
“We stand by exactly what we’ve been saying,” she continued. “The President did nothing wrong.”
Grisham told the Fox co-hosts that the White House is “not too concerned” about Parnas’ allegations given that “this is a man who’s under indictment and who’s actually out on bail.”
In a bombshell interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night, Parnas, who’s been indicted for campaign finance law violations, revealed that Trump not only “knew exactly who I was,” but was also aware of his every “movement” in Ukraine.
“I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani, or the President,” Parnas said.
Watch Grisham below:
White House spokesperson Stephanie Grisham denies Lev Parnas' claim that Trump knew exactly what he was up to in the Ukraine scheme: "The President has said he did not know him." (There are photos of Trump and Parnas together) pic.twitter.com/bThVRiZqeJ
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) January 16, 2020