Federal prosecutors unsealed charges on Thursday against two men who have aided President Trump’s efforts to gather damaging information in Ukraine about his political opponents, a criminal case that signaled growing legal exposure for the president’s allies as Mr. Trump tries to blunt an impeachment inquiry in Congress.
The two men who were indicted are Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman; they have been charged with campaign finance violations. President Trump was not implicated in any way, and neither was Giuliani. (Related: Rudy Giuliani drops bombshells revealing massive Ukrainian money-laundering operation involving Bidens, energy company Burisma.)
But here’s where it gets interesting: These individuals were assisting Giuliani in his investigation into Democrat-related corruption and election meddling in connection with Ukrainian officials during the 2016 cycle (and recall that Democrats who have impeached Trump claim that he abused his power in an alleged attempt to extract a quid pro quo from Ukraine)…”