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Fri May 26, 2017, 08:24 PM

Russian Once Tied to Trump Aide Seeks Immunity to Testify Before Congress

Source: The New York Times

Russian Once Tied to Trump Aide Seeks Immunity to Testify Before Congress
By BARRY MEIER and JESSE DRUCKER
MAY 26, 2017

Oleg V. Deripaska, a Russian oligarch once close to President Trumpís former campaign manager, has offered to cooperate with congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, but lawmakers are unwilling to accept his conditions, according to congressional officials.

Mr. Deripaskaís offer comes amid increased attention to his ties to Paul Manafort, who is one of several Trump associates under F.B.I. scrutiny for possible collusion with Russia during the presidential campaign. The two men did business together in the mid-2000s, when Mr. Manafort, a Republican operative, was also providing campaign advice to Kremlin-backed politicians in Ukraine. Their relationship subsequently soured and devolved into a lawsuit.

Mr. Deripaska, an aluminum magnate who is a member of the inner circle of the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, recently offered to cooperate with congressional intelligence committees in exchange for a grant of full immunity, according to three congressional officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the issue publicly. But the Senate and House panels turned him down because of concerns that immunity agreements create complications for federal criminal investigators, the officials said.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/us/politics/oleg-deripaska-paul-manafort.html?_r=0

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Chicago1980 May 2017 OP
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #1
MelissaB May 2017 #2
Thomas Hurt May 2017 #3
pecosbob May 2017 #4
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #5
wishstar May 2017 #6
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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:36 PM

1. Well, this sounds like he has a story to tell.

Sounds like the wagons are circling closer and closer.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:42 PM

2. It was denied:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029122235

Things are moving really fast.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:44 PM

3. whisky tango foxtrot....

Why should a non US citizen who lives in Russia and has wealth and political power be doing this?

Why does he care if the US Congress wants to question him or that the US wants to arrest him.

If he is on Poot Poot's shit list he is better off seeking asylum here before he ends up face down on the sidewalk with bullet in him.

If that is the case his exit strategy just got burned.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:50 PM

4. Why?

This guy is the modern Russian equivalent of a cabinet minister...why would he volunteer to provide info to our congress? WTF would his agenda be, I wonder.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 08:56 PM

5. Ever since Oliver North got a pass over 20 years ago, Congress has been careful and should be. nt

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 02:41 AM

6. Strange development as if he is in danger from Putin for knowing too much

and seeking US protection. Otherwise he would just downplay or deny the Trump/Russia involvement

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 07:40 AM

7. No immunity for enemies and traitors

nope

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