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There's another video of Fruman and Parnas hanging with Trump, this time at Mar-a-Lago

It's pretty clear that President Trump knew exactly who Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas were.

In a video published Thursday by The Washington Post, Fruman and Parnas — two associates of Rudy Giuliani who aided him in Ukraine — are seen at an April 2018 Republican donor dinner with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort. This marks the third video showing Fruman and Parnas in close proximity to Trump, and reveals that they'd been in the same place as some other top GOP officials as well.

The video captures Trump walking into a dining room at Mar-a-Lago and sitting down the table from whoever was recording. Fruman's nametag is spotted on the table, and directly across from and next to his are tags for then-Counselor to the President Johnny DeStefano and Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel. Parnas is shown taking a photo with Trump.

This recording was taken 10 days before one released last week in which Trump is heard telling Parnas and Fruman to "get rid of" former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

An RNC spokesperson said McDaniel "greets hundreds if not thousands of people at events across the country" and that "this is nothing more than that." Read more at The Washington Post.