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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 theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
"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
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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)
justice.gov/file/1007346/d… (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)
zeit.de/politik/auslan…
June 1, 2017: Leaked emails tell the story of Nigel Farage's long-standing links with Julian Assange #Brexit businessinsider.com/leaked-emails-…
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 thebea.st/2l22CP1?source…
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 theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
"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"
nymag.com/daily/intellig…
"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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