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1. Simon Kukes, a Houston-based oil executive, sent an email to a Russian official in Moscow in July 2016, boasting of his connections to Trump campaign and requesting a face-to-face meeting. The official is Vyacheslav Pavlovsky, a former Russian ambassador to Norway.
2. NBC HAS THE EMAILS. Kukes wrote to Pavlovsky" I have been actively involved in Trump's election campagn, and am part of the group on strategy deveopment. I will be in Switzerland July 20 to Aug. 2. Let me know how you are doing and whether you want to meet." Oh. OH.
3. NBC obtained emails through a London-based investigative project funded by MIkhail Khodorkovsky, a Russian opposition figure. The Dossier Center gathers information to try to expose high-level corruption in Moscow. NBC reviewed the emails in conjunction with The Guardian.
4. Kukes also sent his Russian buddy a pic of himself posing with Giuliani, seemingly at a fundraising event, and was all "I was at dinner with Trump, I think his chances are very good." Oh yeah, especially if you know Ru
ssia is buying the election for him.
5. Because there's never enough boasting of direct links to Trump in the mind of this tuna brain, he ALSO sent his Russian buddy a second photo... of his then-girlfriend (whom he then married)standing between Trump and freaking Mike Pence. EW.
6. Now bc I love a good laugh... care to know what his girlfriend's name is? Svetlana Stanovkina. How so fitting. If you're a Russian-born Trump mega donor who is clearly trying to "collude" with Russia, better have the girlfriend that shows it. Also, she's WAY younger than him.
7. "Intelligence experts told NBC News that Kukes's comunication with Pavlovsky invited questions about his involvement in the Trump campaign. YA THINK???
8. “To me this reads like an email exchange between a source and a handler, or a source and headquarters,” said Lindsay Moran, a former CIA officer, to whom NBC News showed the emails. OH. Bloop!!
9. "Kukes told NBC News by email that he thought his donations would help him make contacts in Houston, but that he regrets having made them in light of the press coverage they generated" 😂😂😂😂😂 So his regret is about the amount of press, not about COLLUSION? 😂😂
10. "Kukes is one of several Americans with deep ties to Russia who donated to Trump in 2016." LOL well, to quote Top Gun "The list is long, but distinguished."
11. Kukes has ties to Leonard Blavatnik and Andrew Intrater (the relative of Vekselberg who oversees his US company Renova Group, in case anyone forgot) through Russian oil firm TNK, which he ran as president from 1998 to 2003.
12. Blavatnik was a shareholder in the company while Kukes was the company's president, and Vekselberg was also a shareholder. In one email Kukes tells the Russian official he contacted: "At a dinner with Trump I saw Blavatnik, we had a very friendly conversation. "
13. NOW I see why he regrets sending the emails bc of press coverage. LOL. How does it feel to be exposed for a conspiring Putin muppet, Kukes? All good? You just wait. Bc it's gonna get MUCH worse as #MuellerIsComing. /END
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