According to CNN, footage from an October 2018 midterm election rally hosted by President Trump shows indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas standing behind Trump in the “prized seating area.”
Parnas and his business partner, Igor Fruman, are charged with illegally funneling donations from foreign countries to Republican political campaigns in order to garner favors. They also allegedly aided Giuliani in efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate the Bidens.
NEW story: Videos show indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas standing in the prized seating area behind Trump at an October rally in Nevada in which Parnas was a VIP.
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) November 1, 2019
As CNN points out, the video shows how the pair used their connections to Giuliani and their political donations to gain access to the President.
Parnas and Fruman were arrested in October while attempting to leave the country with one-way plane tickets. They’ve been indicted on four counts, which include conspiracy to violate the ban on foreign donations to federal and state elections, making false statements and falsifying records to the Federal Election Commission. They’ve both pleaded not guilty.
#BoycottHallmark trends on Twitter after Hallmark Network caved to anti-LGBTQ group
The Hallmark Channel is facing a public boycott after caving to an anti-LGBTQ group that demanded the network not show an ad showing two women marrying each other.
"The Hallmark Channel pulled four TV ads featuring brides kissing each other on Thursday after a targeted campaign by a conservative group," The New York Times reported Saturday.
"Asked to explain why the ads had been rejected, an employee of Hallmark’s parent company said the channel did not accept ads 'that are deemed controversial,' according to an email exchange shared with The New York Times. A spokesman for Hallmark said the women’s 'public displays of affection' violated the channel’s policies, but he declined to comment on why a nearly identical ad featuring a bride and groom kissing was not rejected," the newspaper reported.
Trump blasts Fox News for daring to interview House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff
Dictionary editor leaves GOP over impeachment: ‘Republican positions aren’t consonant with intellectual honesty’
On Saturday, Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) was blasted for reports he would switch parties to vote against impeachment after a new poll showed he would lose a Democratic primary over his support for President Donald Trump.
But there was also movement away from the GOP for the party's intellectual dishonesty on the issue.
Bryan Garner, the editor-in-chief for Blacks Law Dictionary, announced he was leaving the Republican Party.