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Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska
Yesterday we wrote about how the Associated Press was attempting to cloud and obfuscate details (now getting exposed) about DOJ Official Bruce Ohr and his engagements with Fusion-GPS, Glenn Simpson, Christopher Steele and the collaboration with the FBI in their collective political targeting of candidate Donald Trump.

I noted it becomes frustrating because writing hundreds of words to: (1) initially outline, then; (2) describe as the fiasco unfolds with more details surfacing; then (3) affirm the original outline and description with irrefutable evidence; is like writing/reading the same chapter of the same novel over-and-over-and-over... yet no-one in authority makes a single move to indict these bastards because 'muh institutions' must be protected. I digress...

Here's the cut-to-the-chase: Those AP reporters are almost virtually guaranteed to be the same AP reporters that are participants within the Fusion GPS network; and the same AP reporters who collaborate with Andy Weissmann et al. These endless media scribes were willing participants within the 2015/2016/2017 plot, plan and execution; and as such they are clearly acting/writing to protect themselves and their interests.

Today we cue up another brutally obvious example of media collaboration to protect their own interests, where we see the New York Times attempt to engineer yet another narrative and hide a reality that DOJ and FBI officials were conspiring with Russians:
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(Read article here)

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.

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The New York Times article is a long diatribe trying to justify connections, meetings, contacts, actions, text messages and emails between DOJ and FBI officials and people who were representing Oleg Deripaska.

Oh, yeah, and they gave him VISAs to enter the U.S. and conduct business because they wanted to "flip him".... Oh yeah, and the FBI asked him to help them with the Trump investigation in September 2016 because they wanted to "flip him".... Oh yeah, and they took the Steele Dossier for use in their political opposition research because they wanted to "flip" him... or something.

The reality is that Christopher Steele was working for Oleg Deripaska, and Deripaska provided material, ridiculous material like hookers, pee-tapes etc, that Steele - while working in collaboration with Bruce Ohr's wife Nellie Ohr - put into his silly dossier and gave to the FBI..... who then used that nonsense to gain a surveillance warrant against the Trump campaign. That's Oleg's REAL STORY.

Yes, the DOJ/FBI were using Russian-originated propaganda to create a ridiculous false optic that Trump was engaged with Russians during the 2016 election.

See the irony here?

Now that the relationship between Deripaska and the FBI is in the sunlight; and now that people are making the connections therein; the New York Times needs to hide what was going on and spin the relationship. Hence, the story is now Bruce Ohr and FBI officials were in contact with Oleg Deripaska because they were trying to flip "Putin's Oligarch"..... ...and apparently that's why they were so willing to accept the work product from Deripaska's contracted employee, Christopher Steele.
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You can't make this stuff up, yet they make this claim with a straight type-face.

Byron York recently outlined new documents showing the communication between Trump Dossier author Christopher Steele and DOJ official Bruce Ohr. Within the early 2016 discussions, Chris Steele was advocating to Bruce Ohr on behalf of Oleg Deripaska who was banned from travel into the U.S. by the State Department.
(Byron York) Emails in 2016 between former British spy Christopher Steele and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr suggest Steele was deeply concerned about the legal status of a Putin-linked Russian oligarch, and at times seemed to be advocating on the oligarch's behalf, in the same time period Steele worked on collecting the Russia-related allegations against Donald Trump that came to be known as the Trump dossier. The emails show Steele and Ohr were in frequent contact, that they intermingled talk about Steele's research and the oligarch's affairs, and that Glenn Simpson, head of the dirt-digging group Fusion GPS that hired Steele to compile the dossier, was also part of the ongoing conversation. (more)
I strongly urge you to read the York article because I'm going to expand on the Deripaska angle from the context of the reader understanding it.

From the emails it appears Steele and Ohr were discussing Deripaska during a period of February to May (ish) of 2016. This is important context moving forward because this was the period during the presidential primary candidacy of Donald Trump as the GOP nominee was solidified; Trump won. This is also the period when we know that "contractors" with the FBI were doing unauthorized searches of the NSA and FBI database for opposition research.... this connects to Fusion GPS.
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In essence, Christopher Steele was interested in getting Oleg Deripaska a new VISA to enter the U.S. Steele was very persistent on this endeavor and was soliciting Bruce Ohr for any assistance. This also sets up a quid pro quo probability where the DOJ/FBI agrees to remove travel restrictions on Deripaska in exchange for cooperation on 'other matters'.

Now we skip ahead a little bit to where Deripaska gained an entry visa, and one of Oleg Deripaska's lawyers and lobbyists Adam Waldman was representing his interests in the U.S. to politicians and officials. In May of 2018, John Solomon was contacted by Adam Waldman with a story about how the FBI contacted Deripaska for help in their Trump Russia investigation in September of 2016.

Keep in mind, this is Waldman contacting Solomon with a story.

Waldman told Solomon a story about how his client Oleg Deripaska was approached by the FBI in September of 2016 and asked for help with information about Paul Manafort and by extension Donald Trump. Within the backstory for the FBI and Deripaska was a prior connection between Robert Mueller and Deripaska in 2009.

Again, as you read the recap, remember this is Waldman contacting Solomon. - and my summary below:
  • In 2009 the FBI, then headed by Robert Mueller, requested the assistance of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska in an operation to retrieve former FBI officer and CIA resource Robert Levinson who was captured in Iran two years earlier. The agent assigned to engage Deripaska was Andrew McCabe; the primary FBI need was financing and operational support. Deripaska spent around $25 million and would have succeeded except the U.S. State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton, backed out.
  • In September of 2016 Andrew McCabe is now Deputy Director of the FBI, when two FBI agents approached Deripaska in New York - again asking for his help. This time the FBI request was for Deripaska to outline Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort as a tool of the Kremlin. Deripaska once hired Manafort as a political adviser and invested money with him in a business venture that went bad. Deripaska sued Manafort, alleging he stole money. However, according to the article, despite Deripaska's disposition toward Manafort he viewed the request as absurd. He laughed the FBI away, telling them: "You are trying to create something out of nothing."
This story, as told from the perspective of Adam Waldman -Deripaska's lawyer/lobbyist- is important because it highlights a connection between Robert Mueller and Oleg Deripaska; a connection Mueller and the DOJ/FBI never revealed on their own.

I wrote about the ramifications of the Solomon Story here. Again, hopefully most will review; because there's a larger story now visible with the new communication between Christopher Steele and Bruce Ohr.

It is likely that Oleg's 2016 entry into the U.S. was facilitated as part of a quid pro quo; either agreed in advance, or, more likely, planned by the DOJ/FBI for later use in their 2016 Trump operation; as evidenced in the September 2016 FBI request. Regardless of the planning aspect, billionaire Deripaska is connected to Chris Steele, a source for Chris Steele, and likely even the employer of Chris Steele.

The FBI used Oleg Deripaska (source), and Oleg Deripaska used the FBI (visa).

Here's where it gets interesting....

In that May article John Solomon reports that Deripaska wanted to testify to congress last year (2017), without any immunity request, but was rebuked. Who blocked his testimony?

In 2017 Oleg Deripaska was represented in the U.S. by Adam Waldman. Mr. Waldman was also representing Christopher Steele, the author of the Dossier. Waldman was the liaison Senator Mark Warner (Senate Intelligence Committee Vice-Chairman) was using to try and set up a secret meeting with Christopher Steele. {Text Messages in Scribd file}
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As you can see from the text messages (more here), the House Intelligence Committee wanted to interview Deripaska. However, based on their ongoing contact and relationship Deripaska's lawyer, Adam Waldman, asks Senate Intelligence Committee Vice-Chair Mark Warner for feedback.

Oleg Deripaska was blocked from testifying to congress. Now, it was obviously not from the HPSCI (Nunes Committee), but rather by the Senate Intel Committee, via Vice-Chair Senator Mark Warner. Oh yes, THAT Senator Mark Warner again.

Now, think about this.... Yes, with Oleg Deripaska in the picture there was indeed Russian meddling in the 2016 election; only, it wasn't the type of meddling currently being sold. The FBI/DOJ were using Russian Deripaska to frame their Russian conspiracy narrative. It is almost a certainty that Deripaska was one of Chris Steeles sources for the dossier.

Now, put yourself in Deripaska's shoes and think about what happens AFTER candidate Donald Trump surprisingly wins the election.

All of a sudden Deripaska the asset becomes a risk to the corrupt Scheme Team (DOJ/FBI et al); especially as the DOJ/FBI then execute the "insurance policy" effort against Donald Trump.... and eventually enlist Robert Mueller.

It is entirely possible for a Russian to be blackmailing someone, but it ain't Trump vulnerable to blackmail; it's the conspiracy crew within the DOJ and FBI. Deripaska now has blackmail material on Comey, McCabe and crew.

After the 2017 (first year) failure of the "insurance policy" it now seems more likely President Trump will outlive the soft coup. In May 2018, Oleg tells Waldman to call John Solomon and tell him the story from a perspective favorable to Deripaska.

As the story is told, in 2017 Oleg was more than willing to testify to congress... likely laughing the entire time... but the corrupt participants within congress damned sure couldn't let Deripaska testify. Enter corrupt SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner:
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SSCI Chairman Richard Burr and SSCI Vice-Chair Mark Warner are "Gang-of-Eight" intelligence oversight members.
The Russians (Deripaska) really do have leverage and blackmail... but it ain't over Trump. Oleg has blackmail on Comey, McCabe and conspiracy crew. Oleg Deripaska must be kept away from congress and away from exposing the scheme.

Lest anyone need a reminder.... "The most corrupt part of congress is the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). The SSCI is the center of the deepest part of the Deep State swamp. The SSCI never, ever, E.V.E.R... does anything that does not protect and advance the self-interest of the corrupt Washington DC professional political class."
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Now do we see why the SSCI is the center of protecting the entire fraudulent apparatus?

It's somewhat humorous to look at this fiasco from the perspective of Oleg Deripaska. He must be having a lot of laughs with his Ruskie friends about these stupid Americans and how the intelligence apparatus of the United States of America is controlled by corrupt politicians trying to save themselves and the corrupt institutions.

The Russians, notorious for sowing discord, are being used as a shield from sunlight upon actions taken by U.S. own intelligence officers: James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, John Brennan, James Clapper etc.

There's a reason why I keep emphasizing the source of the John Solomon story was Adam Waldman. Think about it from the perspective of the conspiracy group reading how Oleg instructed Waldman to present his story.
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With Deripaska telling Solomon how the FBI contacted him; the background of their prior collaborative relationship; and the likelihood of Deripaska giving information to Chris Steele for the dossier; the scheme team really, really, needed to double down on the Russian conspiracy narrative in case Oleg ever did testify to congress.