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How it is possible that @BorisJohnson is being investigated in the USA for potentially being compromised but nobody in the United Kingdom including the #bbcqt #media #Police have investigated this #crime #Brexit the #GeneralElection is days away #ReleaseTheRussianReport
The intrigue over a 'buried' probe into Russian spying deepened last night amid claims in security circles that it contains references to blackmail fears concerning Boris Johnson. #ReleaseTheRussianReport
One expert witness, who gave evidence to the ISC inquiry, has claimed privately to friends that he believes Boris Johnson was 'compromised' by a Russian businessman on a foreign trip in 2016
This is getting crazier 😱 #ReleaseTheRussianReport #GeneralElection2019 #GetJohnsonGone
The ISC was told that, over decades, Moscow has built up a network of 'friendly' British diplomats, lawyers and parliamentarians which poses a 'significant threat to the UK's institutions and ways of life'. #ReleaseTheRussianReport #GeneralElection2019
Republican Congressman Devin Nunes showed a photo of the UK Prime Minister standing next to Maltese academic Joseph Mifsud, who was accused of being a link between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election campaign. #GeneralElection2019 #Brexit
Boris Johnson is playing Russian roulette over intelligence report #ReleaseTheRussianReport
Boris Johnson falsely claims there is 'no evidence' of Russian interference in UK politics #ReleaseTheRussianReport
More information #ReleaseTheRussianReport
Money 💰 coming from #Russia #USA #UK #billionaires #GE2019 #GeneralElection19 #BREAKING #brexit
Is @BorisJohnson being blackmailed by @KremlinRussia_E ? “ A former Foreign Office minister has claimed that senior British politicians are being targeted by the Kremlin for potentially compromising details about their private lives that might be used to discredit them. “ #Brexit
The Labour MP, Chris Bryant, a former minister for Europe and ex-chair of the all-party parliamentary group for Russia, said he had been a victim of such tactics himself, & was “absolutely certain” that high-profile government figures such as the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson was photographed with a suspected Russian spy who called him a 'good friend' #ReleaseTheRussianReport
Johnson has previously been pictured meeting with figures with suspected links to the Russian security services. #GeneralElection19
One of the men, Sergei Nalobin, was a key figure in establishing links between Russia and Johnson's Conservative party, and described Johnson as a "good friend." #ReleaseTheRussianReport #GeneralElection19 #Brexit
Another figure, Joseph Mifsud, who was pictured with Johnson, was named in the FBI's Russian Trump investigation. #GeneralElection
@BorisJohnson have you been compromised ? #Brexit #Russian
Johnson's party has reportedly accepted donations from 9 Russian figures with links to the Russian government. #Russian #GeneralElection19
The key figure in Russian efforts to forge links with the Conservative party over recent years was the Russian diplomat Sergei Nalobin. #ReleaseTheRussianReport #GeneralElection19
Two years ago a photo emerged of the then Foreign Secretary meeting with Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese academic with alleged high-level links to the Putin regime. #GeneralElection19 #ReleaseTheRussianReport
One of Johnson's closest media relationships is with the editor of the Evening Standard and Independent Evgeny Lebedev, whose father Alexander is a former KGB agent.

Evgeny has repeatedly hosted Johnson for parties at his castle in Perugia Italy #GeneralElection19
Lubov Chernukhin, who was the largest single donor to the campaign, is the wife of the Russian oligarch Vladimir Chernukhin. She donated £200,000 to the Conservative campaign in its first week. #Brexit
Chernukhin, who is resident in the UK, has previously paid £160,000 for a tennis match with Johnson and £135,000 for a night out with former Prime Minister Theresa May
Love affairs, Russians and Brexit: what is Boris Johnson hiding?

#GeneralElection19 #Brexit
@KatiePrice is linked to @BorisJohnson in Italy 🇮🇹 + the #Russians Seated next to Boris, Price rose. She called Lebedev “You Guv”, announced that “champagne and Pricey don’t mix,” and then lifted her top to expose her breasts, turning to face the foreign secretary as she did so.
the party also included the actress Joan Collins, pop star Pixie Lott, Johnson’s brother Leo and Marina Wheeler – that Price’s antics would eventually appear in the pages of a red-top newspaper. #ReleaseTheRussiaReport #GeneralElection19
Britain’s foreign secretary had just put himself in an extremely embarrassing situation, and had put at risk the one asset the Foreign and Commonwealth Office values above all else: control. “This is a hand grenade too far,”@Joancollinsdbe reportedly said #GeneralElection19
You simply cannot make this up @BorisJohnson + @KatiePrice + @Joancollinsdbe + @KremlinRussia_E in Italy being blackmailed for what..? Someone needs to talk to Katie she has bills to pay for the right $$$$ she will more than likely tell us all what happened in Italy #RussiaReport
Lebedev’s parties, their excess, extravagance and his penchant for “grenades,” would have been well known to @BorisJohnson . In October 2012, then London mayor, he accepted two nights accommodation at Terranova and two return flights from Farnborough on Lebedev’s private jet.
In 2013 he visited again, 2014/15 he returned to the Umbrian villa again. @BorisJohnson has also stayed overnight at Lebedev’s lavish country retreat on the Hampton Court estate, Stud House. As London mayor, Johnson said of Lebedev: “I am proud to call him a friend.” #Russian
Evgeny’s father, Alexander Lebedev, was a KGB agent at the Russian embassy in London in the 1980s, later working for its successor agency, the FSB. Like many others, he took advantage of the Yeltsin era’s economic chaos to acquire vast wealth. #ReleaseTheRussiaReport #GE19
Alexander Lebedev has met Boris Johnson numerous times. And now that Johnson is front-runner to become the next prime minister, Boris’s friendship with the Lebedev family may be providing other dividends.
The Lebedevs, in turn, have many reasons to nurture a close relationship with the likely next prime minister.
Evening Standard newspaper has recently attracted controversy because of its links to Saudi business interests. Following the sale in 2017 of a significant part of Lebedev’s shares #GeneralElection19
Evening Standard and Independent website to an entity in the Cayman Islands, the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Wright, decided to trigger competition and public interest probes. #ReleaseTheRussiaReport
Wright said the Cayman companies had “strong links” to Saudi Arabia and said the sale warranted investigation, given the public requirement for accurate news and free expression of opinion
Boris Johnson is just one in a long list of senior politicians and celebrities entertained by Evgeny Lebedev. David Cameron and Vince Cable, the former head of the Metropolitan Police Bernard Hogan-Howe, and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage #ReleaseTheRussianReport #GE19 #brexit
Other actors and celebrities who are regular guests at his home in central London, and in Italy include @eltonofficial , @ShirleyBasseyHq , @ElizabethHurley , @stephenfry , Rupert Everett, Michael Gambon and Peter Mandelson #GeneralElection19 #DitchTheTories #StopBrexit
Sarah Sands , the former Evening Standard editor and now editor of the BBC Today Programme, and George Osborne, the former chancellor and now editor of Lebedev’s Evening Standard, have both made multiple visits to Umbria #ReleaseTheRussianReport #GeneralElection19 #Brexit
Max Hastings, Johnson’s boss when he was a journalist at the Daily Telegraph, described him as “utterly unfit to be PM” and a “tasteless joke” being foisted on the British people by the Conservative Party, “Dignity still matters in public office and Johnson will never have it.”
I am asking did @BorisJohnson shag @KatiePrice or @Joancollinsdbe because “ RUSSIA is collecting compromising details on UK politicians including PM Boris Johnson in order to discredit and blackmail them, it has been claimed. Obviously b4 @Jennifer_Arcuri #Russian #RussiaReport
A former Foreign Office minister has alleged that the Kremlin has prepared 'Kompromat' - dossiers of compromising material - on Britain's foreign envoys, in order to manipulate them to support the will of Moscow. @KremlinRussia_E #ReleaseTheRussianReport #GetJohnsonGone
There’s no other explanation for Boris Johnson – he must be a Russian spy #ReleaseTheRussianReport
You really have to think 🤔 about this how did @Joancollinsdbe end up next to @KatiePrice flashing her breasts to @BorisJohnson at @mrevgenylebedev dinner table in #Italy and nobody shagged...? You cannot make this up while @eltonofficial was singing 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️ #JustSaying #Russia
After the 12th Dec celebrating the demise of @BorisJohnson I will start a podcast I think about all the research I have done about the #RussianInterference should be a great night #podcast to listen to, maybe even the #bbcqt will listen in and learn something #GetJohnsonGone
Drunk Katie Price 'flashed boobs at Boris Johnson before being marched out of showbiz party' @BorisJohnson @KatiePrice at @mrevgenylebedev #italian party 🥳 #GeneralElection19
Johnson’s friendship with Lebedev had spanned almost a decade. During his heyday as the Mayor, Evening Standard had vast influence on the capital’s political landscape, which went well beyond the million commuters who picked it up from the stands that London’s underground station
Johnson knew this and nurtured the friendship. The two men regularly lunched and dined together. And Lebedev was more than happy to oblige his high-profile friend. #RussianAsset
No newspaper so loyally and uncritically fought Johnson’s corner. As more than one commentator has said to me, it was very much his Pravda #RussiaReport
The Standard backed Johnson during his mayoral re-election bid and waged a particularly forthright campaign on behalf of the garden bridge, which cost taxpayers £43 million – despite never getting built #ReleaseTheRussianReport
Under George Osborne, the Standard has remained loyal to Johnson since and broke those unconvincing ‘paparazzi shots’ of him and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds after the incident to which police were called to her flat during the Conservative Party leadership campaign this year
As Mayor of London, Johnson had been a guest of Lebedev’s on at least four occasions and on those trips had flown by private jet to Italy 🇮🇹
October 2016, perhaps aware that a private plane doesn’t look great on his declaration of interests, he and his wife chose to make the journey by EasyJet @mrevgenylebedev #ReleaseTheRussiaReport
Katie Price on the other hand, opted quite sensibly for the full Lebedev and took full advantage of both the private jet and the on-flight bar.
As guests sat down to dinner, it became abundantly clear that Price had imbibed a huge quantity of vodka and champagne in the previous hours
Lebedev likes to begin dinner by inviting his guests to give speeches, but Price had dispiritingly been invited for amusement value only. She was there as dressing and as a source told the Sun: “Price was not expected to speak.”
To her immense credit, she was having none of that and stood up anyway. Accounts vary as to what happened next but, according to Joan Collins, Price declared that “champagne and Pricey don’t mix”, started calling Lebedev “You Guv”,
then asked the gentlemen on either side of her if they would “like to see my new boobs”. With encouragement from some of the guests present, she then whipped off her top, before turning to the Foreign Secretary and proclaiming: “They’re like granite!” 👇🏼 @BorisJohnson @KatiePrice
There was a stunned silence, followed by muffled laughter but the host, possibly prompted by the look on Marina Wheeler’s face, was rendered unamused and Price was quickly bundled out of the event by Lebedev’s four-strong security detail, headed by a former member of the SAS
She was not seen again that weekend and, according to the Sun, was packed off back to the UK on a commercial flight. @KatiePrice 👇🏼
Johnson may have attended these notoriously hedonistic parties before, but never as Britain’s most senior diplomat. Some present – and Marina Wheeler in particular – were keenly aware that this embarrassing incident might leak out, perhaps via Price, and damage Johnson.
focusing on the antics of Price her raucousness, while portraying Johnson as little more than a hapless bystander. In the Sun, Collins was quoted as saying that, when Price lifted her top, Johnson merely “glanced (and) frowned interestedly and returned to his discussion”.
The media holdings of media moguls have a habit of ignoring stories that embarrass other media moguls and Johnson is the journalists’ Prime Minister – one of their own. @mrevgenylebedev
The discreet veil drawn over this embarrassing incident undoubtedly had much to do with his friends in the press choosing to bury it or spin it into a ‘Jordan gets her boobs out’ story. #GeneralElection19
As openDemocracy made clear, about Katie Price. It was a story of judgement. What the hell was the Foreign Secretary doing at such a sybaritic event, as a guest of a Russian billionaire, the son of a former KGB agent no less, and why had he left his protection officers at home?
Johnson’s friendship with Lebedev has long been causing disquiet in security circles.

former security services official who can “absolutely confirm that members of the intelligence services are aware and concerned” about Johnson’s behaviour. “We are really worried,” they said.
This tallies with the account given by former BBC journalist John Sweeney, who claims to have two secret intelligence service sources who have told him that “MI6 was worried that Boris Johnson, when he was Foreign Secretary, was a security risk”.
Russia analyst puts it: “The Lebedevs have grown much closer to Putin in recent years n who’s to say that old friend’s from Evgeny’s dad’s spying days are not present at these parties? Of course it was a security risk. He was opening himself up to blackmail by setting foot inside
Marina Wheeler and Leo Johnson’s attendance at the 2016 event might have been an acknowledgement of that risk and a condition of his going. Johnson’s penchant for reckless behaviour – particularly where attractive women are concerned
In the words of one openDemocracy source “nothing is off the menu from the moment you are greeted to the moment you leave”.
And yet – despite the scenes with Price – just over a year later, in April 2018, Johnson, now separated from Wheeler, was back partying in Umbria again
On that occasion, he was seen in the aftermath of the weekend – again without his security detail – wandering around an Italian airport, quite alone, seemingly wearing the clothes he had slept in and looking very much worse for wear.
Johnson was fresh from a meeting with NATO chiefs discussions had focused on the Skripal affair – a major diplomatic incident between Russia and the UK. Partying with the scion of a former KGB agent sympathetic to Putin does not demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility.
In June 2017, in controversial circumstances, Lebedev had sold a 30% stake of the Independent to a Saudi investor Sultan Muhammed Abuljadayel. The move was condemned by many
including the Independent’s former editor Amol Rajan who asked the question that many have been asking since: “Is the Independent still independent?”
Earlier this year, it was revealed that there had been a further purchase of a large stake in the Evening Standard and Independent. This sale was conducted in a manner described by the Gov’s own lawyers as “unconventional, complex and clandestine” via the Cayman Island
Alexander Lebedev has met Boris Johnson numerous times. And now that Johnson is front-runner to become the next prime minister, Boris’s friendship with the Lebedev family may be providing other dividends.
Whatever their relationship with Putin is, whatever the current scale of the family’s wealth in London n Moscow, Lebedev is, according to some of his close associates, still personally afraid of the actions Putin could deploy to control the business activities of his family
One example of that fear is the recent death of his dog. Vladimir, a large white Borzoi, a Russian wolfhound, was found dead on the Umbrian estate. The dog was said to be Lebedev’s pride and joy.
Lebedev has told associates that he believes the dog was poisoned and that it was a message from Moscow.
Boris Johnson is just one in a long list of senior politicians and celebrities entertained by Evgeny Lebedev. David Cameron and Vince Cable, the former head of the Metropolitan Police Bernard Hogan-Howe, and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage
@amolrajan , the former editor of The Independent, now media editor of the BBC, frequently travelled to Umbria when he worked as Lebedev’s personal assistant and fixer, and later during his brief stint running the Independent newspaper. 🤔 #GeneralElection2019
@trussliz dinner with @theresa_may and a #Russian Donor 🤔 credit @stonesister7 #lubovchernukhin #Russia #ReleaseTheRussianReport #GeneralElection19 #Brexit #GetBorisOut this shit is real #ConservativeParty takes rubles like drinking champagne 🍾
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