I mean, if I'm working with two dudes with names like - Lev Parnas + Igor Fruman - you know I'm up to no good!
But, then, throw in the blessings of a skank-operator like Donald Trump as your means of entry into the top echelons of nation-state leaders, well then, you've got bad-ass treasonous skulduggery on your hands.
Rudy Giuliani was working with these 2 "hard-time" dudes in conjunction with their efforts at co-opting a leader of a foreign country - newly-elected president Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine - to comply with their demands of digging up political dirt on Trump's likely 2020 political opponent - Joe Biden.
And then, throw into the mix the fact that Ukraine was waged in a high-stakes military battle with Russia - since 2014 - wherein Ukraine saw Crimea revert back to Russian control & the eastern portion of Ukraine face an onslaught from Russian-backed Ukrainian militia forces hell-bent on carving up Ukraine proper as spoils for the Russian bear & Vladimir Putin.
The upshot being that Ukraine was desperate for military assistance from the one power that it could turn to - the U.S. - specifically in the form of javelin anti-tank missiles - badly needed to ward of highly-threatening Russian tank intrusions into Eastern Ukraine.
So, Rudy & his 2 clowns worked the Ukraine establishment to extract a quid-pro-quo from the newly-elected leader of Ukraine - Volodymyr Zelensky - who would have to agree to conduct an investigation into Joe Biden & son Hunter over corruption involving a giant gas company that Hunter was a board member of in exchange for $400-million of desperately-needed U.S. military aid to help ward off the very real threat to Ukrainian national soverignty by Russian & Russian-backed forces.
Parnas and Fruman also allegedly had connected Giuliani with Yuriy Lutsenko, then the top Ukrainian prosecutor at the time, whom Giuliani met with