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.
The April 2018 meeting came days before the two men took part in a donor dinner with the president at his Washington hotel, an encounter captured on a video released last week by Parnas’s attorney…
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.”