Editor’s note: Deripaska, formerly Russia’s most wealthy “oligarch,” is now a Cypriot citizen with primary Israeli citizenship as well. One of the world’s foremost metals and commodity traders, Deripaska is cited by US and European authorities as a leader of Russian organized crime, an allegation Deripaska denies.
Deripaska is under US sanction for racketeering, extortion, illegal wiretapping etc…
Republicans in congress have blocked immunity requests from Deripaska out of fear his testimony might bring down not only Trump but other key Republican leaders and expose a major Israeli spy ring running the GOP.
The Waldman/Assange relationship makes this denial less than credible to VT.
Dripaska’s closest friend is Nathan Rothschild.
True or not, Dripaska is tied to alleged spy Konstantin Kilimnik who has been indicted by Mueller. Both Manafort and Kilimnik have been funded by Deripaska who we believe is a prime Israeli operator.
From the UK Guardian:
A longtime US lobbyist for the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska visited Julian Assange nine times at the Ecuadorian embassy in London last year, according to visitor logs seen by the Guardian.
Adam Waldman, who has worked as a Washington lobbyist for the metals tycoon since 2009, had more meetings with Assange in 2017 than almost anyone else, the records show.
It is not clear why Waldman went to the WikiLeaks founder or whether the meetings had any connection to the Russian billionaire, who is now subject to US sanctions. But the disclosure is likely to raise further questions about the extent and nature of Assange’s alleged ties to Russia.
US intelligence agencies concluded with “high confidence” last year, in an unclassified intelligence assessment, that the Kremlin shared hacked emails with WikiLeaks that undermined Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as part of its effort to sway the 2016 election in favour of Donald Trump.
Waldman is a lawyer and consultant in Washington and Deripaska’s primary lobbyist. He also represents other clients including Hollywood stars. Last year Deripaska paid Waldman about $562,000. According to filings to the Department of Justice (DoJ) by Waldman’s firm, the Endeavor Group, his work for Deripaska focused on advising the oligarch’s company UC Rusal on legal issues.
read more at