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Oleg Deripaska Disputes the Mueller Report

Oleg Deripaska claims the information in the Mueller report is full of lies according to The Hill.

Deripaska is a self-made entrepreneur who once ran the nation’s largest oil cartel. He is one of the richest members of the Russian business community and the owner of Rusal. He produces one of the world’s largest supply of aluminum.

The Russian oligarch was a disgruntled former business client of Paul Manafort. Manafort was the 2016 campaign chairman for United States President Donald Trump. Also, he was a business client of Christopher Steele. Steele was the British spy who wrote the dossier file.

The Hill reported that in his free time, Deripaska would talk to Andrew McCabe. McCabe was fired as second-in-command of the FBI.

Deripaska fiscally punished Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin during the height of the Russian collusion craze. He was under the orders of the Trump administration as well. The Hill reported that the president believed that Russia interfered with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Since the conclusion of the Muller Report, Deripaska is now confessing to his part in the crimes. The Hill reported that his confession could have affected Muller’s statement before Congress on July 17, 2019.

The oligarch said that he can prove a story that is similar to statements of law enforcement agencies. He was interviewed by the FBI in 2016, during the early Russian probe. Also, Deripaska stated that he did not try to destroy the Hilliary Clinton campaign for the Kremlin.

The Russian Oligarch and the Mueller Report

The popular Russian businessman hires thousands of Russians, additionally, he controls many industrial giants in Russia. Deripaska is closely associated with Putin.

Deripaska states that the economy of Russia is not growing. The nation does not have a surplus in its budget because of oil. Finally, it is a Russian bureaucrat and state-run economy.

The oligarch said that he is not a fiend of Manafort. Deripaska would be surprised if a Russian citizen approached him. He then recounted what the FBI told him when they spoke to him.

The key political figure stated that Manafort would not be working in his country’s best interest.  The oligarch knows what Manafort has been going on in Ukraine for the last seven or eight years.

Deripaska said that he knows what Russia and their leaders are capable of because he is a Russian business leader. He does not believe that they are sophisticated enough to be a part of the dossier scandal. The nation’s regime does not have a strong enough economy to be a threat to the U.S.

His attorneys said that he must not answer Mueller. They said that his lawyers would solve the whole problem without the Russian businessman.

The National Review reported that Deripaska is called Putin’s Oligarch. The name was created from the Russian business giant’s connection with the Russian leader.

By John A. Federico
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware

Sources:

The Hill: Russian oligarch’s story could spell trouble for Team Mueller
PBS: ‘It’s all a lie,’ Russian billionaire Deripaska says of U.S. accusations in Mueller probe
National Review: Russian Oligarch Scoffed at FBI’s Collision Theory

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