The indictment also alleges that Stone lied to Congress about “his communications with the Trump Campaign about Organization 1.” In the indictment, Organization 1 is WikiLeaks. The indictment unsealed Friday after Stone’s arrest makes clear he communicated with multiple people about what Assange knew, and they were providing him updates from Assange and what Stone wanted to communicate with him. Prosecutors cite text messages and emails he exchanged with the people about what Assange had, and one sent a photo of himself standing outside the Ecaudorian [sic] embassy in London, where Assange has stayed for years. [CNN]
IT’S Roger Stone‘s turn in the barrel and it won’t be pleasant. At least he wasn’t carted off to jail like Deripaska’s “escort,” Belarusian model Anastasia Vashukevich, author of “Who Wants to Seduce a Billionaire.”
HONG KONG — A Belarusian escort who has spent nearly a year behind bars in Thailand after claiming to have audio recordings linking Russia with President Trump’s election will be deported on Thursday, a Thai immigration official said. [The New York Times]
If I had a nickel for every anti-Hillary Stone email I’ve been sent since the 2008 primary, I’d be in a respectable tax bracket.
The international connection of the Mueller investigation is dense. The current indictment against Stone may not be the whole of his troubles. There’s a lot more Mueller might want to know from Stone. If he sticks to keeping mum, we could see broader charges against him in the future, at the same time other indictments drop.
But I must digress to the Deripaska link to Russian meddling and the secret threats that made Anastasia Vashukevich flip her story and apologize profusely to Mr. Deripaska in court. She’d posted shots of Deripaska and an American on his yacht, as well as other photos. The screen captures in this post were first posted on Rachel Maddow’s show.
arrest abduction of Vashukevich came after Republicans in the Senate blocked efforts to keep the sanctions against Deripaska’s company in place. [Politico]
Roger Stone has much in common with Deripaska, with one strong link the sexual proclivities of all of the men who have surrounded Trump for decades.
Mr. Navalny’s video severely embarrassed the owner of the yacht, the Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, and Sergei E. Prikhodko, a former deputy prime minister who was also onboard and is now deputy chief of the Russian government’s administrative apparatus. Mr. Deripaska has been under sanctions imposed by the United States along with other Russian magnates close to the Kremlin. Mr. Navalny said on his website Monday that leaked audio recordings showed that Mr. Deripaska, who had a business relationship with President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul J. Manafort, orchestrated the arrest of Ms. Vashukevich. She was first detained in Thailand last year and then seized by Russian police officers last Thursday at the airport in Moscow. [The New York Times]
The reason OSC (Office of Special Counsel) needs more time and isn’t finished is because of Roger Stone and the ancillary players in this epic scheme to steal the 2016 election.
Wherever you have men of great power who think they are above the law you will also find nefarious sexual liaisons and much more. It’s why I never doubted the Steele dossier or the implications of what it revealed.