In a newly released video, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were part of small group of donors who met with Donald Trump in a private reception at Mar-a-Lago.  The President has said previously he doesn’t know Parnas or Furman.  The Washington Post writes:

“The two men — who later assisted Rudolph W. Giuliani’s efforts in Ukraine — were part of a gathering held in an ornate room of the property and also attended by Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, according to the video and people in attendance.

“While it was known that Fruman and Parnas had attended an event at Mar-a-Lago, the focus of the event, the timing and who else was in attendance had not been made public.”

Ronna McDaniel, the head of the Republican National Committee is seen greeting Parnas with a hug and saying she’s so glad he’s there.

The video above was recorded by Fruman.  In the April 2018 meeting, Trump can be heard on the recording discussing the upcoming midterm elections.  This is the second recording showing Trump meeting with Parnas and Fruman.  The first was a small gathering at the Trump hotel in Washington which was also released by Parnas’ attorney.  The Post writes:

“In an interview, Parnas said the back-to-back events he attended with Trump shows the proximity they had to the president.

“When Trump would see us, he would call us ‘my boys,’ ” he said. “Me and Igor together? It’s not something you’d forget, particularly in that scene.”