The Trump administration has come under fire as of late not only for President Trump’s apparent friendliness toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, but also several aides’ financial ties to Russian oligarchs.
On Wednesday, Scott Dworkin from the Democratic Coalition Against Trump took to Twitter to reveal that top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George Conway, recently represented a corporation accused of bribing Russian officials.
Dworkin’s tweet includes documents that show lawyer George Conway represented Hewlett-Packard Co and Hewlett-Packard Mexico in the U.S. District Court in North California’s San Jose division.
The tweet reads as follows:
‘#BREAKING: Kellyanne Conway’s husband George recently represented corp accused of bribing Russian officials #trumpleaks #resist #trumprussia’
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) February 16, 2017
The case brought forth by Petroleos Mexicanos and Pemex Exploracion y Produccion “pleads that HP Russia used a German agent to bribe Russian officials to secure a contract with the prosecutor general of Russia.”
After former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned from his post Monday amidst media discovery that he discussed U.S. diplomacy with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak as a private citizen, it seems as though further evidence suggesting the administration has deep ties to Russia is not at all hard to come by.
Flynn is rumored to have discussed lifting U.S. sanctions against Moscow with Kislyak before President Trump was officially sworn in as commander-in-chief. Discussing such matters as a private citizen is illegal, potentially rendering Flynn susceptible to Russian blackmail.
To make matters worse, Flynn since claimed he “inadvertently briefed” Vice President Pence with “incomplete information” in regards to his communications with Kislyak, after Pence publicly declared Flynn had not discussed U.S. diplomacy as a private citizen.
‘Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology.’
In an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, Kellyanne Conway suggested that Flynn “misleading the vice president really was the key” in this situation, rather than the fact he’d committed treason in his communications with Kislyak.
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