The FBI is conducting “law enforcement activity” at the Washington, DC, home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to an FBI spokesman.
The activity is connected to a federal investigation out of New York, the spokesperson said, but could not provide any more information. A source familiar with the matter said the investigation has been “ongoing” but also provided no further details…
Deripaska was sanctioned by the US back in 2018 in response to Russian interference in the 2016 election. The Treasury Department statement announcing the sanctions said he had been investigated for “money laundering, and has been accused of threatening lives of business rivals, illegally wiretapping a government official, and taking part in extortion and racketeering.” Earlier this year, Deripaska lost a lawsuit to have the sanctions lifted…
Deripaska has rejected any link to Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election that [Robert] Mueller investigated.
Deripaska once loaned [Paul Manafort] $10 million, according to court filings from Mueller’s investigation. [Trump’s campaign manager] Manafort was sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for bank and tax fraud and foreign lobbying-related crimes, but received a pardon last fall from President Donald Trump.
Which is to be expected from the corrupt aiding the corrupt. No doubt, the same would be a promise given to Republicans convicted over the next few years…if and when the Populist Pimp runs, again, in 2024.
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