Liviu Draknia, the former head of the PSD, was taken to DNA headquarters in Bucharest on Thursday in connection with his 2017 visit to the United States. He was brought in with a van and taken away from prison, News.ro reported.
PSD reportedly paid $ 100,000 to US lobby Madison & Co to facilitate the meeting of Social Democrat leader Livy Draknia with Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other influential political figures. From the said press and academics in November 2017 who provided the documents published on the U.S. Department of Justice website.
Emails leaked to the lobby show that discussions on the matter were initiated by former ambassador to Strasbourg and New York, Giorgie Dimitresku, who later became an adviser to the vice president of Chamber of Commerce in Flor.
Draconia said in November 2017 that he had checked with the party and that there was no contract with such a company and that “PSD did not pay any money”.
Liviu Trocnia was in the United States in January 2017, in the background of Donald Trump’s installation ceremonies at the White House. Later, the PSD leader posted on Facebook pictures in which he appeared to be talking to Trump on what he called a “forbidden dinner”, although the pictures showed that the number of people attending the event was very high.