We are rightly in the midst of a news firestorm about the administration’s family separation policy. But there are a number of things bubbling in the background of the Russia probe that I think will prove more important than they now appear. I wanted to briefly update you on them.
News emerged this weekend that the Russia-backed Brexiters who campaigned for Trump during the 2016 election had one of their top aides arrested on money-laundering, fraud and blackmail charges shortly after he and his boss, Nigel Farage, attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The guy’s name is George Cottrell, 23 years of age and apparently adept at operating in the so-called “dark web.” One of those top Brexiters, Andy Wigmore, who was already in regular contact with Russian diplomats, handed over a package of legal documents tied to Cottrell’s arrest and prosecution to one of those Russian diplomats.
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