Democratic Party seeks any Gov. DeSantis communications with Ukraine scandal figures

Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen hugging both Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas during Desantis’ election night watch party Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Orlando. [CHRIS URSO | Times]

The Florida Democratic Party has delivered a public records request to Gov. Ron DeSantis, seeking any communications between him or his office with Rudy Giuliani and other people involved in alleged campaign finance violations.

A letter, sent Wednesday over party chairwoman Terri Rizzo’s signature, seeks documents “evidencing any communications to, from, or between you or your office, and Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, Rudy Giuliani, or Global Energy Producers.”

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Ron DeSantis downplayed ties to Giuliani associates. Then we found them hugging

The pictures show Ron DeSantis leaning in to hug a heavy-set, middle-aged man amid a sea of onlookers.

DeSantis then turns to another man, who wraps his arms around the newly-elected governor at his victory celebration in Orlando.

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