CLAIM: Mueller linked to Russian through FBI deal
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In 2009, when [special counsel Robert] Mueller ran the FBI, the bureau asked Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to spend millions of his own dollars funding an FBI-supervised operation to rescue a retired FBI agent, Robert Levinson, captured in Iran while working for the CIA in 2007.
Yes, that’s the same Deripaska who has surfaced in Mueller’s current investigation and who was recently sanctioned by the Trump administration.
The report goes on to state the following:
The FBI had three reasons for choosing Deripaska for a mission worthy of a spy novel. First, his aluminum empire had business in Iran. Second, the FBI wanted a foreigner to fund the operation because spending money in Iran might violate U.S. sanctions and other laws. Third, agents knew Deripaska had been banished since 2006 from the United States by State over reports he had ties to organized crime and other nefarious activities. He denies the allegations, and nothing was ever proven in court.
The report indicates that Mueller was kept apprised of the operation involving Deripaska.
The report further notes:
The FBI rewarded Deripaska for his help. In fall 2009, according to U.S. entry records, Deripaska visited Washington on a rare law enforcement parole visa. And since 2011, he has been granted entry at least eight times on a diplomatic passport, even though he doesn’t work for the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The article notes important links between the oligarch and Mueller’s investigation into collision:
- Evidence ties Deripaska to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, charged by Mueller’s Russia probe with money laundering and illegal lobbying.
- Deripaska “appears to be” one of the first Russians asked by the FBI to help investigate the Fusion GPS “Steele Dossier.
- Andrew McCabe, the recently fired FBI deputy director who had a role in starting the Trump-Russia case, helped court Deripaska.
Mueller’s indictment of Manafort makes no mention of Deripaska.
According to the report, Mueller’s “former law enforcement comrades,” as well as independent ethicists, say Deripaska’s history with Mueller raises “legitimate legal issues and a possible conflict of interest in his overseeing the Russia election probe.”
Read more about this connection in an extensive report HERE.
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