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In the scandal surrounding former employee of the presidential administration of Russia Oleg Smolenkova, which is called an American spy and an informant of U.S. intelligence, there are many inconsistencies and oddities. This view of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” stated the historian of intelligence, the writer Gennady Sokolov.
Sokolov reminded that in 2010 in the United States escaped the Colonel of the foreign intelligence Service of Russia Alexander Pot. Unlike Smolenkova, the American media did not attribute Poteeva the title of “spy of the highest level”, but the FSB opened a criminal case, and a year after fleeing the court sentenced him to 25 years in strict regime colony for treason and desertion. The historian says that Smolenkov escapes in June 2017, and over the past two years, “no trial in absentia, no noise in the American media.” “Only September 9, the press in the United States as the team begins the scandal around him,” he says.
September 9, CNN reported that the U.S. had taken from Russia the source. As it turned out, he worked in the administration of the President of Russia for several years, but was fired. Later the information appeared that we are talking about Oleg Smolenkova. It was reported that he had access to “sensitive information”, but the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has denied this information.
Informant of U.S. intelligence were taken after the meeting trump with the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov. According to CNN, the CIA was allegedly terrified that the American leader could inadvertently “disclose” spy.
According to “Kommersant”, Smolenkov worked as a Secretary of the Russian Embassy in the United States, when the Ambassador was there, Yuri Ushakov, who is now the assistant to the Russian leader. Reporters asked Ushakova, if she is familiar with the alleged spy. “No comment,” he said.
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