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Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Treasury Department has designated Andriy Derkach, a pro-Russian Ukrainian promoting discredited allegations against Joe Biden, for sanctions related to foreign interference in the U.S. election. Derkach, who was previously identified as a malign actor by the intelligence community, met with President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani in Ukraine in December, as Giuliani mounted an effort to obtain derogatory information on Biden's relationships in Ukraine.

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"Derkach, a Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, has been an active Russian agent for over a decade, maintaining close connections with the Russian Intelligence Services," Treasury found. "Derkach has directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise been complicit in foreign interference in an attempt to undermine the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential election."

Or as Chris Megerian summarized, the American president's personal lawyer "was meeting with someone that U.S. officials describe as a Russian agent while they were both targeting Joe Biden in the upcoming election."

But did the Ukrainian have any other U.S. partners? Derkach also claims to have fed information to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who's helping lead an anti-Biden effort in the Senate ahead of this year's elections.

Rudy Colludy and Senator Johnson sitting in a tree, t-r-e-a-s-oning.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-09-10 05:27 PM | Reply

Russia collusion continues.

Will any Trumper finally acknowledge the truth to this?

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-10 05:34 PM | Reply

And lets not forget Devin Nunes...

OCU

#3 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-11 12:30 AM | Reply

"Though Johnson has sharply denied the suggestion that Derkach has supplied the committee with any information, Democrats have accused him of amplifying discredited allegations that have originated from pro-Russia factions in Ukraine."

Please note:

When Sen. Ron Johnson denies taking info from Derkach, note Johnson's staff worked FOR MONTHS with Derkach's collaborator, Telizhenko, who FBI warned is a conduit for Russian disinfo.

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#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-09-11 07:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Also:

@SenRonJohnson ramped up his investigation right after Derkach gave a press conference with outrageous accusations against Biden and others.

Read more about Derkach's role in Johnson's sham investigation in this complaint to the Ethics Committee:

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#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-09-11 07:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why am I genuinely not surprised but any of this? Please someone help me out...

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-09-11 08:19 AM | Reply

The depth to which Pres Putin has penetrated the Republican Party (to its highest levels) is astounding, and unprecedented.

Has there ever been a time when a ruling party has allowed an enemy such a high level of access into the inner workings of the government?

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-11 09:23 AM | Reply

@#4 ... When Sen. Ron Johnson denies taking info from Derkach, note Johnson's staff worked FOR MONTHS with Derkach's collaborator, Telizhenko, who FBI warned is a conduit for Russian disinfo. ...

This is what happens when a US Senator cares more about winning an election than he does about his oath to the Constitution.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-11 11:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

2016: Donald Trump's son, son-in-law and campaign manager met with a Russian intelligence agent in hopes of gaining dirt on his presidential opponent.
2020: Donald Trump's attorney met with a Russian intelligence agent in hopes of gaining dirt on his presidential opponent.

#9 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-09-11 05:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

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