Giuliani, indicted associate, attended baseball games together on trip: CNN

Giuliani, indicted associate, attended baseball games together on trip: CNN
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Giuliani also spoke at a luncheon for a Ukrainian charity group with ties to Parnas and indicted associate Igor Fruman during the trip, according to the news network.

CNN reported, citing social media photos, that Parnas also attended the charity event, as did a public relations company that has worked with Ukraine's government and a former spokesman for Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash. 

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Giuliani said in an email to CNN that he did "not recall meeting anyone associated with Firtash" and that his portion of the trip was paid for by a podcast that has not yet launched. 

He said that the trip "included two meetings with an unrelated client, a luncheon speech and three, 45-minute interviews we submitted and haven't yet been used."

Giuliani also said he did interviews for the podcast during a July trip to Albania, but declined to provide additional details on it, according to the news outlet. 

"Busy days and all completely innocent," he said. "I'd be interested to see how this is twisted," he added. 

CNN also noted that in one photo, Fruman also appears to be at the game. 

A Yankees spokesman told CNN that Giuliani bought four tickets to the game from the team, but said it was not clear how Parnas and Fruman appeared to enter the field. 

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"Neither Mr. Parnas or Mr. Fruman were credentialed for the games in London. I am unaware of how they ended up on the field," MLB spokesman Pat Courtney told CNN in an email.

 
Parnas and Fruman have pleaded not guilty to accusations of funneling foreign money to Republican committees, including a $325,000 contribution in May 2018 to a pro-Trump super PAC called America First Action.

The men reportedly introduced Giuliani to people connected with Ukrainian politics, although their arrests do not appear connected to Giuliani's dealings with Ukraine. 

Giuliani's Ukraine dealings have faced renewed scrutiny amid an impeachment inquiry into President Trump over the president's interactions with the country.