It’s a classic, consistent Trump move: when confronted, deny even knowing the guy:
Here's Trump claiming he doesn't know Lev Parnas, who he posed for numerous photos with, thirteen (13) different times in a video clip that ends with him shushing a reporter pic.twitter.com/awwOqx343D
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 16, 2020
Lev sarted working for Fred Trump selling condos at age 16, and obviously has been with the family since then. pic.twitter.com/us96f48eZI
— Merle (@Dee013Dee) January 17, 2020
There are Instagram pictures of Parnas with Tiffany, for gawds, sake! No one takes pictures with Tiff, not even Cheetolini!
(I have not double-checked this thing about Parnas selling condos for Fred, I suspect that is a joke, but damn if I know… I included that tweet for the graphic, not the statement.)
Update: this is hysterical if true —
Lev Parnas said he was going to release videos and photos of him with Trump every time Trump says he doesn’t know him. Trump just said he doesn’t know him. And Lev followed through with a video of him with Trump in December introducing him to a Ukrainian businessman. Awesome.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 17, 2020
And here it is:
Here’s the “I don’t know him at all, don’t know what he’s about, don’t know where he comes from, know nothing about him” guy, w Lev Parnas & Roman Nasirov, former head of Ukrainian Fiscal Service, at Mar-a-Lago 12/16. @POTUS .@realDonaldTrump @Acosta #LevRemembers #LetLevSpeak pic.twitter.com/5B5QY2DJEg
— Joseph A. Bondy (@josephabondy) January 16, 2020