The Russian oligarch who the FBI wants to say President Trump was colluding with was, in fact, colluding with the bureau itself throughout the Obama years.
The Hill’s John Solomon reports that Obama administration senior Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr and FBI agents met in New York in September 2015 “with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to seek the Russian billionaire’s help on organized crime investigations.”
Special counsel Robert Mueller is attempting to tie Trump into Russian collusion via his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ties to Deripaska.
So the fact that Manafort’s sinister Russian connecting him with Vladimir Putin turns out instead to be a DOJ and FBI asset going back to 2015, and in fact, much earlier, muddies up the Mueller narrative quite a bit, to say the least.
Solomon notes that British intelligence figure Christopher Steele, author of the now largely discredited Trump Dossier, in 2012 “was hired as a subcontractor by a law firm working for Deripaska, who then headed Russia’s largest aluminum company.
“Steele’s firm was asked to do research to help the law firm defend a lawsuit filed against Deripaska by a business rival.”
Steele, of course, worked with Justice official Ohr’s wife at Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign during her race against Trump in 2016. Fusion GPS is the firm behind the Trump Dossier.
Deep State Asset
Solomon writes that Deripaska has admitted in a statement to him that “he did collude with Americans in the form of voluntarily assisting and meeting with the FBI, the DOJ and people such as Ohr between 2009 and 2016.”
The fervently anti-Trump New York Times immediately realized the damaging implications of this information.
“The role of Mr. Deripaska has gotten less attention, but it similarly offers fodder for the theory being advanced by the president’s defenders,” Times reporters Kenneth P. Vogel and Matthew Rosenberg sheepishly wrote Sept. 1.
The Times scribes in that one sentence are clearly trying to explain away why their media pals are ignoring this story while at the same time dismissing the fact that the revelations – er, fodder – are extremely damaging to the Mueller probe.
“Between 2014 and 2016, the F.B.I. and the Justice Department unsuccessfully tried to turn Mr. Deripaska into an informant,” the Times account reads.
The website Conservative Treehouse aptly breaks down just how ridiculous this incredibly biased media take is:
See how the insufferable media now spin the connection between the DOJ/FBI and Oleg Deripaska as the FBI was trying to “flip” the Russian oligarch.
That’s the spin.
That’s the new narrative.
That’s the new ‘hotness’.
That’s the obfuscation.
The Times’ account is an incredibly lame attempt to portray Deripaska’s years-long working relationship with U.S. intelligence outfits as merely part of an elaborate effort to “flip” Putin’s man to their side.
In a May article, The Hill’s Solomon reported that Deripaska’s ties to Mueller present an obvious conflict for the special counsel:
In 2009, when 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.
Fact is, Deripaska is closely connected to the entire Deep State team that constructed this illusory Trump-Russia collusion investigation.
“One agent who helped court Deripaska was Andrew McCabe, the recently fired FBI deputy director who played a seminal role starting the Trump-Russia case, multiple sources confirmed,” Solomon wrote in May.
So to sum up, the Russian oligarch who allegedly served as a conduit between the Trump campaign and subversive Russian operations to hijack our presidential election was, in fact, a long-time Obama Justice Department and FBI asset with close connections to those who created the infamous Trump Dossier at the behest of the Hillary Clinton campaign.
How about appointing a special counsel to investigate the special counsel?