Trump, Giuliani loom large over ex-pal Lev Parnas’ NYC federal trial starting this week
Lev Parnas speaks to the media in front of the Thurgood Marshall United States Court House in New York on Feb. 3, 2020. - John Lamparski/SOPA Images/Zuma Press/TNS

NEW YORK — Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani are not on trial, but their names will likely feature prominently in Manhattan Federal Court as their former associate Lev Parnas faces a jury of his peers beginning Tuesday. Parnas, a Soviet-born businessman and onetime Republican fundraiser, is charged with orchestrating two complex campaign finance schemes, one of which overlapped with Trump and Giuliani’s 2019 quest to find political dirt on then-presidential candidate Joe Biden in Ukraine. The Parnas trial is expected to include so many references to Trump and Giuliani that Judge Paul Oetken said ...