"Two of Rudy Giuliani's associates were arrested late Wednesday, suspected of violating campaign finance laws, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The men, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, reportedly worked with Giuliani in an effort to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. Though there's little information about their nationalities, "both were believed to have been born in former Soviet republics," writes the Journal.
Both Parnas and Fruman are major donors to a pro-Trump fundraising committee. The Daily Beast reported that the super PAC they support, America First Action, may have improperly paid former Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) after he pushed for the removal of U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch." (jn)