Want to get to the bottom of any criminal conspiracy involving powerful people and world-shifting dynamics? Follow the money. It turns out that’s precisely what the Feds at the SDNY are doing when it comes to Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine antics – and it’s led them on a path back to Donald Trump.
For the second time in the past week, the Feds have decided to leak a story about how they’re following an alleged money trail from Rudy Giuliani and his associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, through a pro-Trump Super PAC, to Donald Trump. While a candidate and a Super PAC technically aren’t supposed to coordinate, the Washington Post is spelling out that this money trail involves the main pro-Trump Super PAC.
This means Lev and Igor didn’t just set up some fly by night Super PAC of their own so they could funnel foreign money into it and then spend the money to benefit the Donald Trump campaign. Instead, the Feds are investigating whether Lev and Igor were funneling foreign money right into the Trump campaign’s main breadbasket.
Why would the Feds leak this same story to the Washington Post, just days after having leaked it to the Wall Street Journal? For one thing, the WaPo story is more detailed. But perhaps more importantly, over the weekend ABC News reported that Lev Parnas has already turned over hard evidence to the House impeachment inquiry – which at this point means he’s almost certainly cooperating with the SDNY as well. Lev’s cooperation would make it far easier and quicker for the Feds to follow the money.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report