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Sun Nov 5, 2017, 11:24 AM

 

Boris Johnson in spotlight as questions raised over Russian influence on UK

Source: The Guardian

Papadopoulos' prof/🇷🇺agent Mifsud told a colleague he'd be “meeting Boris Johnson for dinner re Brexit"‼️


Boris Johnson in spotlight as questions raised over Russian influence on UK
Foreign secretary among three ministers targeted by people linked to FBI investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Moscow


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Three senior past and present Foreign Office ministers, including the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, were targeted by individuals identified by the FBI last week as central to their investigation into Trump-Russia collusion, the Observer has learned.

Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour party, called the revelations “extraordinary” and said the government must say whether other ministers were targeted or had meetings. The reports from the US had shocked MPs, he said, and it was vital to know if the Russian state had also sought to influence British politics.

The Observer has learned of meetings and encounters between British ministers and two individuals named in FBI indictments unsealed last week – George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser for Donald Trump’s campaign, and a “London professor” with high-level connections to the Russian state, subsequently identified as a Maltese academic, Joseph Mifsud.

Alok Sharma, a Foreign Office minister until June this year and MP for Reading West, confirmed he had met Mifsud “a couple of times” and he had attended a fundraising dinner in his constituency on 19 October this year, where he had “briefly greeted” him.

An email from Mifsud to a colleague, seen by the Observer and uncovered by Byline, the crowdfunded independent journalism site, revealed Mifsud had told a colleague he would be “meeting Boris Johnson for dinner re Brexit” on that date. Sharma confirmed Johnson was the guest speaker at the event.


More: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/04/boris-johnson-brexit-russia-trump?CMP=share_btn_tw


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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 11:24 AM

1. Papadopoulos' prof/🇷🇺agent Mifsud told colleague he'd be meeting Boris Johnson 4 dinner re Brexit

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 11:26 AM

2. Well, his first name is Boris.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 11:55 AM

3. *This*

Russian influence worked with Brexit and
getting 45 put in office.

Ugly ugly ugly.

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Sun Nov 5, 2017, 12:10 PM

4. Excellent. I've been wondering if intelligence investigations

and publicity about infiltrations here wouldn't help empower anti-corruption efforts in other nations.

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Sun Nov 5, 2017, 12:22 PM

5. Boris, tell them is fake news

Work of Moose and Squirrel.

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Sun Nov 5, 2017, 06:33 PM

6. Brexit stood about as much chance of passing

as Donald J. Trump did of being elected president

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