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Julie Laumann #FBPE 🌎 @Otpor17
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Arron Banks, the businessman who bankrolled Nigel Farage’s LeaveEU campaign, had multiple meetings with high-ranking Russian officials in the run-up to the #Brexit referendum, contradicting his denials @carolecadwalla @peterjukes…
"The documents raise urgent and troubling questions about Arron Banks' relationship with the Russian government"
#CambridgeAnalytica whistleblower @chrisinsilico confirms: "I have personally seen these emails/documents and informed both British and American intelligence about them months ago"
Emails by #Brexit backer Arron Banks reveal an extensive web of links between Banks’ LeaveEU campaign and high-ranking Russian officials, including a multibillion-dollar opportunity to buy Russian goldmines brokered by Ambassador Yakovenko
Arron Banks' gold connection, Russian ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko, is named in Mueller's indictment of George Papopoulos as an intermediary between the Trump campaign & Kremlin (h/t @carolecadwalla)… (PDF)
"Yakovenko met Wigmore & Banks Aug 19, the day Bannon became Trump’s campaign manager & days before they travelled to Mississippi with Farage for a Aug 25 rally at which Trump introduced him as “Mr Brexit”. He said a Trump presidency would be “Brexit plus”
Nigel Farage, May 19, 2017: "#Brexit is the best thing to happen: for Russia, for America, for Germany and for democracy."

He cites Russia first – and no mention of the UK.

(h/t @CornishSkipper via @MelissaJPeltier)…
June 1, 2017: Leaked emails tell the story of Nigel Farage's long-standing links with Julian Assange #Brexit…
A pro-#Brexit journalist, Arron Banks' ghostwriter Isabel Oakeshott, held back 40,000 emails showing links between Russia and the LeaveEU campaign for 2 years while playing down so-called conspiracy theories on TV #BrexitRussia…
Isabel Oakeshott to @carolecadwalla March 23rd, on LeaveEU: "There just isn't a conspiracy. Carole - I just feel that you're chasing unicorns."

Oakeshott June 9: I just found these #BrexitRussia emails gathering dust in my attic. (h/t @PropertySpot)
British MPs call for police and select committees to investigate Arron Banks' links to Russia after emails show more extensive contacts than he claimed #BrexitRussia…
"The emails show show that Arron Banks had previously undisclosed meetings with Russia’s UK ambassador (which were set up by an alleged Russian spy), and had made a previously undisclosed visit to Moscow at the peak of the #Brexit campaign"…
"Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore were also offered a business deal involving several Russian goldmines that could have been worth a fortune"

As @ScottMStedman points out, the timing matches another Kremlin-brokered deal cited in the Steele dossier
"#ArronBanks admitted that, months after the #Brexit referendum, “he handed over phone numbers for members of Trump’s transition team to Russian officials" #TrumpRussia
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