(Gateway Pundit) – Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska was likely used by Christopher Steele as one of the alleged Russians used in the Steele dossier. Deripaska may have agreed to the use of his name and in return the FBI may have targeted Paul Manafort, who reportedly stole millions from Deripaska.
Above: Oleg Deripaska
In June 2018, the Mainstream Media was pushing a story that President Trump’s former campaign Manager Paul Manafort owed Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska millions in loans. This was per a leak by the FBI stating that this was in the Manafort case where the FBI was charging Manafort with tax crimes:
…an FBI agent said that while reviewing tax returns for a company Manafort and his wife own, he discovered that Deripaska loaned Manafort $10 million. It’s unclear when the loan was made.
Deripaska is a longtime associate of Manafort’s, and the two men have a complicated financial history.
The affidavit disclosed that Deripaska financially supported Manafort’s consulting work in Ukraine when it began in 2005 and in 2006.
Deripaska and Manafort also worked together on a lobbying project in the US in 2006, and Deripaska signed a $10 million annual contract with Manafort for the deal, which Manafort said would “greatly benefit the Putin Government.”
When Manafort joined the Trump campaign ten years later, he owed Deripaska close to $20 million, according to legal complaints Deripaska’s lawyers filed in the Cayman Islands and New York.
Manafort’s debt to Deripaska attracted scrutiny last year, after The Atlantic published several emails appearing to show Manafort using his elevated role in the Trump campaign to resolve his conflict with Deripaska.
Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska denied any ties with Manafort since 2011 in an interview at CNBC in March 2019 –
Oleg Deripaska denies allegations over ties with Paul Manafort https://t.co/H76FywfMxz
— Joe Hoft (@joehoft) August 19, 2019
Oligarch Oleg Deripaska is estimated to have billions in net worth. Perhaps he didn’t notice it when Paul Manafort bamboozled millions from him in the Ukraine, but Deripaska most certainly didn’t like it when he found out.
It’s been reported that Deripaska sued Manafort for $18 million but then suddenly the suit ended out of the blue –
Furthermore, when the DOJ’s Bruce Ohr testified in front of Congress he said the following about Deripaska and his attorney Paul Hauser –
Then in notes from Ohr which are redacted, it could easily be assumed that Steele and/or the FBI were talking to Deripaska who was ‘furious’ with Paul Manafort –
Corrupt Democrat Senator Mark Warner from Virginia was in on it as well. He held a conversation with Adam Waldman (a US lobbyist for Deripaska) where he discussed an individual in the UK who didn’t trust the US government but has been “essentially shut out of the country and dragged through the mud” –
Waldman also discussed with Senator Warner the possibility of obtaining an agreement with Deripaska –
A short time after this, Paul Manafort’s storage locker was raided by the FBI in May of 2017.
The next thing you know Manafort was placed in solitary confinement by the Mueller team with the help of corrupt Obama Judge Amy Berman Jackson and to this day, Manafort rots in prison for tax evasion and not filling out government forms related to lobbying.
Deripaska allegedly sued Paul Manafort for millions that Manafort borrowed and didn’t repay. He was furious with Manafort for not paying this debt.
The Mueller team and Senate Democrats wanted to connect Trump to Russia. Evidence suggests Deripaska may have been Warner’s target or some other Russian related individual in the UK. Time will tell.
Hat tip D. Manny