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The mole of the Russian oligarch inside the FBI

A former senior FBI official in charge of investigations into Russian oligarchs has been accused of being on the payroll of one of them while employed by the US Federal Police.

Charles McGonigal, FBI’s New York-based counterintelligence chief from 2016 to 2018, Accused of serving Oleg Deripaska, an aluminum magnate who was once the richest man in Russia. He is considered an ally of Putin and has ties to Russian organized crime.

The case is embarrassing for the FBI, which is currently conducting politically sensitive investigations into Trump and Biden’s handling of classified documents. Congressional Republicans are preparing to open investigations into the organization, accusing it of bias in favor of Democrats.

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Oligarchs and the Trump Campaign

Deripaska had business dealings — we’re talking millions of dollars — with Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager in 2016, who was at the center of allegations of Russian interference in the presidential election.

Esteemed Columnist Philadelphia Inquirer Will Bunch reports that Manafort shared key campaign data with a Russian linked to Deripaska.

Late in the campaign, with the polls leading for Hillary Clinton, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News that the Republican nominee had “a surprise or two that you’ll hear about in the next few days.” I mean, I’m talking about really big surprises.” Giuliani later bragged about having FBI sources.

When FBI Director James Comey revealed that an investigation was underway into emails from Hillary Clinton that allegedly contained classified information, The New York Times Dedicate a front page article to her.

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Citing the then “intelligence sources”, prof times You mentioned that the FBI could not monitor the Russian interference on behalf of Trump as asserted by Clinton and the Democrats. Both stories were picked up by all American media. This information was wrong. blow to Clinton.

Will Bunch quotes an expert who believes it costs Clinton enough percentage points to prevent him from getting an Electoral College majority. US intelligence later concluded that the Russians had indeed interfered in the election.

McGonigal, source times?

Who leaked misinformation about Clinton and made sure that The New York Times That Russia wasn’t trying to help Trump win the election?

Bunch wonders if it was McGonigal who misled America’s most influential news outlet.

An investigation by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz of the FBI’s New York office lasted four years and failed to find the source of the leaks.