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M.N.: Keep the “TAINO POLICIA” (that’s how I call them, it is the local Puerto Rican Police + the local faction of the local branch of the FBI + the invisible corrupt and criminal structures that are behind them) under the very close, tight, and constant Federal surveillance and control, non-stop, and 24/7. Investigate them and purge these structures without the end, otherwise their cancer will kill the whole body. The continuous process of importation of the good and experienced police and FBI officers from the mainland is the only solution, there are no other, except the continuous  reeducation and acculturation efforts which might take the decades and the generations. 

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Se contradicen funcionarios del FBI en juicio contra Rosa Emilia

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Hoy testificaron el exjefe del FBI en Puerto Rico, Carlos Cases, y el agente del FBI Joe Rodríguez, quien condujo la investigación contra Reyes …

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Michael Novakhov@mikenov Analysis | Russia has been meddling in foreign elections for decades. Has it made a difference? 7:59 AM – Jan 8, 2018 Analysis | Russia has been meddling in foreign elections for decades.

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Michael Novakhov: Merkel gets so much political mileage out of “Trump-Russia affair”, and consistently so; that it becomes increasingly hard to believe that it was not the German design from the beginning (with roots extending probably 15-20 years back.)

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Germany news: Angela Merkel to stand for re-election as CDU leader | Politics | News

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The German Chancellor, now in her third term, had been urged to step down from her role in the CDU amid plunging approval ratings.

The 64-year-old engaged her critics yesterday after saying she would run for re-election at the party congress in December.

Alexander Mitsch, a senior figure on the CDU’s conservative wing, said Mrs Merkel should quit for the sake of the party and country.

He said: “It would be better in the interest of the CDU and Germany if it paves the way for the much-needed renewal of personnel.

“Mrs Merkel should draw the consequences of the mistakes made by her, especially in the asylum policy, and the resulting poor poll numbers.

“This would be an opportunity to re-integrate the party’s conservative and pro-business wing.”

But Ralph Brinkhaus, the head of the CDU and Christian Social Union (CSU) in the German parliament, threw his weight behind Mrs Merkel.

He said: “I assume that she will compete, and I would endorse that, because a head of government also needs the backing of the party.”

Mr Brinkhaus replaced Volker Kauder, a long-standing ally of Angela Merkel, in the post earlier this week after a party vote.

The shock poll dealt a further blow to the Chancellor’s waning authority, as she struggles to unite Germany’s coalition.

Social Democratic politician Thomas Oppermann said the move was an “uprising against Merkel”.

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, from Germany’s Free Democratic Party, said it was “the beginning of the end of the grand coalition”.

Daniel Guenther, the premier of northern state Schleswig Holstein, added: “The vote shows a desire for renewal.

“There was clearly a certain discontent over national politics.”

And a CDU adviser said: “Kauder was the first domino to fall, but there might well be more. This could be just the start.

“I can imagine the entire senior party leadership coming under pressure to resign, and that includes Merkel.”

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In 1925 A. S. T. Fisher reintroduced him to W. H. Auden,[8][9][10] and Isherwood became Auden’s literary mentor and partner in an intermittent, casual liaison. Auden sent his poems to Isherwood for comment and approval. Through Auden, Isherwood met Stephen Spender, with whom he later spent much time in Germany. His first novel, All the Conspirators, appeared in 1928. It was an anti-heroicstory, written in a pastiche of many modernist novelists, about a young man who is defeated by his mother. In 1928–29 Isherwood studied medicine at King’s College London, but gave up his studies after six months to join Auden for a few weeks in Berlin.

Rejecting his upper class background and embracing his attraction to men, he remained in Berlin, the capital of the young Weimar Republic, drawn by its reputation for sexual freedom. There, he “fully indulged his taste for pretty youths. He went to [Berlin in search of boys and found one called Heinz, who became his first great love.”[11] Commenting on John Henry Mackay‘s Der Puppenjunge (The Pansy), Isherwood wrote: “It gives a picture of the Berlin sexual underworld early in this century which I know, from my own experience, to be authentic.”[12]

In 1931 he met Jean Ross, the inspiration for his fictional character Sally Bowles. He also met Gerald Hamilton, the inspiration for the fictional Mr Norris. In September 1931 the poet William Plomerintroduced him to E. M. Forster. They became close and Forster served as his mentor. Isherwood’s second novel, The Memorial (1932), was another story of conflict between mother and son, based closely on his own family history. During one of his return trips to London he worked with the director Berthold Viertel on the film Little Friend, an experience that became the basis of his novel Prater Violet(1945). He worked as a private tutor in Berlin and elsewhere while writing the novel Mr Norris Changes Trains (1935) and a short novel called Goodbye to Berlin (1939), often published together in a collection called The Berlin Stories. These works provided the inspiration for the play I Am a Camera(1951), the 1955 film I am a Camera (both starring Julie Harris), Yes/Buggles’ song “Into the Lens/I am a Camera” (1980), the Broadway musical Cabaret (1966) and the film (1972) of the same name. In 1932 he met and fell in love with a young German man named Heinz Neddermeyer.[13]

After leaving Berlin in 1933, he and Heinz moved around Europe, and lived in CopenhagenSintra and elsewhere. Heinz was arrested as a draft-evader in 1937 following his brief return to Nazi Germanyafter he was ejected from Luxembourg as an “undesirable alien”. Convicted of “reciprocal onanism“,[14] he was sentenced to six months in prison, a year of state labour and two years of compulsory military service.[15] Isherwood collaborated on three plays with Auden

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Author Christopher Isherwood
Language English
Genre Novel
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Pages 317
OCLC 5437385

Goodbye to Berlin is a 1939 novel by Christopher Isherwood set in Weimar Germany. It is often published together with Mr Norris Changes Trains in a collection called The Berlin Stories.

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The novel, a semiautobiographical account of Isherwood’s time in 1930s Berlin, describes pre-Nazi Germany and the people he met. It is episodic, dealing with a large cast over a period of several years from late 1930 to early 1933. It is written as a connected series of six short stories and novellas. These are: “A Berlin Diary (Autumn 1930)”, “Sally Bowles”, “On Ruegen Island (Summer 1931)”, “The Nowaks”, “The Landauers” and “A Berlin Diary (Winter 1932-3)”.

Moving to Germany to work on his novel, Isherwood soon becomes involved with a diverse array of German citizens: the caring landlady, Frl. Schroeder; the “divinely decadent” Sally Bowles, a young Englishwoman who sings in the local cabaret and her coterie of admirers; Natalia Landauer, the rich, teenage Jewish heiress of a prosperous family business; Peter and Otto, a gay couple struggling to accept their relationship and sexuality in light of the rise of the Nazis.

The book, first published in 1939, highlights the groups of people who would be most at risk from Nazi intimidation. It was described by contemporary writer George Orwell as “brilliant sketches of a society in decay”. In his autobiography Without Stopping, the author and composer Paul Bowles suggests that Isherwood, whom he met in Berlin, may have borrowed his surname for the character Sally Bowles. Isherwood confirms this in his 1976 memoir Christopher and His Kind, writing, “[I] liked the sound of it and also the looks of its owner.”[1]

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Cabaret is a 1972 American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza MinnelliMichael York, and Joel Grey.[3]

Situated in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in 1931, under the presence of the growing Nazi Party, the film is loosely based on the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret by Kander and Ebb, which was adapted from the novel The Berlin Stories / Goodbye to Berlin (1939) by Christopher Isherwood and the 1951 play I Am a Camera adapted from the same book. Only a few numbers from the stage score were used for the film; Kander and Ebb wrote new ones to replace those that were discarded. In the traditional manner of musical theater, called an “integrated musical”, every significant character in the stage version sings to express his or her own emotion and to advance the plot. In the film version, the musical numbers are entirely diegetic, taking place inside the club, with one exception, “Tomorrow Belongs to Me”, the only song sung neither by Grey’s character of the Kit Kat Klub’s Master of Ceremonies nor by Minnelli’s character of Sally Bowles. In the sexually charged “Two Ladies”, about a ménage à trois, the Master of Ceremonies is joined by two of the Kit Kat girls.

After the box office failure of his film version of Sweet Charity in 1969, Bob Fosse bounced back with Cabaret in 1972, a year that would make him the most honored director in the movie business. The film also brought Liza Minnelli, the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, her own first chance to sing on screen, and she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. With Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Joel Grey), Best CinematographyBest Art DirectionBest SoundBest Original Song Score and Adaptation, and Best Film Editing, it holds the record for most Oscars earned by a film not honored for Best Picture. It is listed as number 367 on Empire’s 500 greatest films of all time.[4]

Cabaret opened to glowing reviews and strong box office, eventually taking in more than $20 million. In addition to its eight Oscars, it won Best Picture citations from the National Board of Review and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and took Best Supporting Actor honors for Grey from the National Board of Review, the Hollywood Foreign Press, and the National Society of Film Critics.

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When Sun Is Silent | 10:30 AM 9/29/2018 – “Mi ripigneva là dove ‘l sol tace” – “Salis Bury! No Salir! No Exit!” This reality show is performed in the genre of cabaret, with The Demiurge playing the role of the invisible, omnipotent, omniscient, obsessive-compulsive, meticulous, artistic but talantless, pedantic Master of Ceremonies. | Global Security News

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“Salis Bury! No Salir! No Exit!”

Also: “Salus (Health) Bury”!

It looks like The Demiurge was trying to establish the communications with “Yours Truly” for some time, already; I found to some surprise. 

Salis Bury! Phonetically: Solis bury: Bury your sun! 

That’s what he says: Bury your sun, I have a lot of “Novichok” for all of you, including your “Salis Transportation” which replaced the Bout Airlines. (Khe-Khe…) Choke, Noviy (Nova)! Noviy, choke! Novyi choke for you. 

You all will be zi Zalizbury Ztakez. 

Ziz iz zi new movie from Zi Demiurge, Canaris 5 or 6. He likez my poetry, z-z-z… 

Viktor Bout and the Far West Group (just like the more extended circle of the Andropov-Tsvigun’s “Jungers”, read all that pseudo-romantic greedy KGB brood) were probably the clients, fronts, and covers for the Abwehr The Demiurge which confirms the hypothesis of their masterminding of the 9/11. 

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Monday, August 5, 2013 – The Nature of The Beast – Variations on a theme by Dante Alighieri – by Mike Nova

tal mi fece la bestia sanza pace,
che, venendomi ’ncontro, a poco a poco
mi ripigneva là dove ’l sol tace.   60 

and this was I, and ever restless Beast 
did push me back, a step by little step 
to place of darkness: sun dared not to speak. 

и это Я был, потому что Зверь 
меня назад толкал, ступеньку за ступенькой 
пока Я не пришёл туда, где солнце немо. 

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Interpretation: 

Salisbury: “Bury your sun! Choke, Noviy. Noviy, choke!”

Facebook Network is Breached, Putting 50 Million Users’ Data at Risk – New York Times
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The Demiurge is the owner of the Black Cat  Cabaret (Rodolphe Salis), and they have a lot of black cats in the store, to run to the left, right, and all the other possible directions and to to threaten and to cause all sorts of “bad luck” and other calamities. Here they run the Salis’ black cat between Great Britain and Russia.

This reality show is performed in the genre of cabaret, with The Demiurge playing the role of the invisible, omnipotent, omniscient, obsessive-compulsive, meticulous, artistic but talantless, pedantic Master of Ceremonies. 

I want to see you naked, Demiurge, and in your prison cell, unless you write the real good memoirs for us, you old German geisha. 

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Amesbury Novichok and 

Michael Novakhov on Amesbury Novichok

It looks like  The Demiurge suggests the solution: Bury your Aldrich Ameses. 

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Louis Rodolphe Salis[1] (29 May 1851 – 20 March 1897) was the creator, host and owner of the Le Chat Noir (“The Black Cat”) cabaret (known briefly in 1881 at its beginning as “Cabaret Artistique.”) With this establishment Salis is remembered as the creator of the modern cabaret: a nightclub where the patrons could sit at tables with alcoholic drinks and enjoy variety acts on a stage, introduced by a master of ceremonies who interacted with the audience.

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Most of Europe considers the black cat a symbol of bad luck, particularly if one walks across the path in front of a person, which is believed to be an omen of misfortune and death. In Germany, some believe that black cats crossing a person’s path from right to left, is a bad omen.

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Superstition, prejudice, bringer of good or bad luck[edit]

The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. The Scots believe that a strange black cat’s arrival to the home signifies prosperity. In Celtic mythology, a fairy known as the Cat Sìth takes the form of a black cat. Black cats are also considered good luck in the rest of Britain and Japan.[5]Furthermore, it is believed that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors.[6] In Western history, black cats have typically been looked upon as a symbol of evil omens, specifically being suspected of being the familiars of witches, or actually shape-shifting witches themselves. Most of Europe considers the black cat a symbol of bad luck, particularly if one walks across the path in front of a person, which is believed to be an omen of misfortune and death. In Germany, some believe that black cats crossing a person’s path from right to left, is a bad omen. But from left to right, the cat is granting favorable times.[7] In the United Kingdom it is commonly considered that a black cat crossing a person’s path is a good omen.[8]

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Louis Rodolphe Salis[1] (29 May 1851 – 20 March 1897) was the creator, host and owner of the Le Chat Noir (“The Black Cat”) cabaret (known briefly in 1881 at its beginning as “Cabaret Artistique.”) With this establishment Salis is remembered as the creator of the modern cabaret: a nightclub where the patrons could sit at tables with alcoholic drinks and enjoy variety acts on a stage, introduced by a master of ceremonies who interacted with the audience.

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Most of Europe considers the black cat a symbol of bad luck, particularly if one walks across the path in front of a person, which is believed to be an omen of misfortune and death. In Germany, some believe that black cats crossing a person’s path from right to left, is a bad omen.

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Historical associations[edit]

Superstition, prejudice, bringer of good or bad luck[edit]

The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. The Scots believe that a strange black cat’s arrival to the home signifies prosperity. In Celtic mythology, a fairy known as the Cat Sìthtakes the form of a black cat. Black cats are also considered good luck in the rest of Britain and Japan.[5] Furthermore, it is believed that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors.[6] In Western history, black cats have typically been looked upon as a symbol of evil omens, specifically being suspected of being the familiars of witches, or actually shape-shifting witches themselves. Most of Europe considers the black cat a symbol of bad luck, particularly if one walks across the path in front of a person, which is believed to be an omen of misfortune and death. In Germany, some believe that black cats crossing a person’s path from right to left, is a bad omen. But from left to right, the cat is granting favorable times.[7] In the United Kingdom it is commonly considered that a black cat crossing a person’s path is a good omen.[8]

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NATO has confirmed the withdrawal of a Volga-Dnepr subsidiary from its contract for Strategic Air Lift International Solution (SALIS), which provides An-124 freighter uplift for the western military alliance.

A spokesperson for the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) told Air Cargo News: “Since 2006 the NSPA has contracted for airlift to assist an international consortium of nations in meeting their requirements for outsize cargo airlift.

“These services have been operating for more than a decade and currently two separate contracts are in force to support the Support Partnership nations under what is known as the Strategic Air Lift International Solution or SALIS.

“The SALIS is an international consortium which includes 10 nations: Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.”

The NSPA spokesperson continued: “The current contracts were signed on 1 January 2017 – one with Antonov SALIS GmbH and a second one with Ruslan SALIS GmbH. These contracts are in force until the end of 2018.

“NSPA has been informed by Ruslan SALIS that they will not continue their service beyond the terms of their current contract which will remain in force until the end of 2018.”

“NSPA is currently working with the SALIS nations to explore options to meet their future airlift requirement from January 2019 onward.”

NSPA is unable to provide additional information at this time.

Two An124-100 aircraft, one each from the two freighter airlines, have been stationed permanently at Germany’s Leipzig/Halle airport since March 2006 as part of the SALIS Project.

More aircraft are also made available at short notice, when required, to provide airlift for EU and NATO countries.

Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group said in a statement: “In line with our corporate strategy, Volga-Dnepr Group is focused on the growth of its business in the civil commercial sector and continuing to extend the scope of its niche products.

“We have been gradually withdrawing from the military logistics transportation market in due compliance with our previous commitments.

“The Group will not participate in the tender process initiated by NATO in its existing configuration, but we are open to continued cooperation with all organizations engaged in the transportation of humanitarian cargoes, and for future participation in disaster and emergency recovery programs.”

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WWE Monday Night RAW took place from the American Airlines Center in …. the singles tank, Chad Gable dominated Viktor of the Ascension last night, ….. Drew McIntyre match of earlier, neither man was at 100% in this bout.

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During their annual spring meeting in Brussels in June 2003, NATO Ministers of Defence signed letters of intent on strategic air- and sealift. Eleven nations signed the letter of intent on airlift: Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. At the June 2004 Istanbul Summit, Defence Ministers of 15 countries signed a memorandum of understanding to achieve an operational airlift capacity for outsize cargo by 2005, using up to six Antonov An-124-100 transport aircraft. In addition, the Defence Ministers of Bulgaria and Romania signed a letter of intent to join the consortium.

In January 2006, the 15 countries signed a contract with Ruslan SALIS GmbH, a subsidiary of the Russian company Volga Dnepr, based in Leipzig.

In March 2006, the 15 original signatories were joined by Sweden at a special ceremony in Leipzig to mark the entry into force of the multinational contract. The contract’s initial duration was for three years but this has now been extended until the end of 2014. Finland and Poland have also now joined the SALIS programme. The SALIS contract was re-competed in 2012 and Ruslan SALIS GmbH was rewarded a new two-year contract (2013/2014) with options to extend until December 2017.

Volga-Dnepr and Ukraine’s ADB provide the SALIS aircraft and also provide AN-124-100 aircraft to support the Afghanistan mission, with weekly sorties from Europe to Afghanistan and back, under contractual arrangements with NATO Support Agency (NSPA).

The capabilities of SALIS will play a big role in on-going Afghanistan re-deployment.

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Solis is a pretty common last name. People with this last name want to know everything about their family and ancestors. Solis is a Spanish name derived from the Latin sol, Solis a sort of common last name which is literally meaning sun. They are brave and not afraid to fight for what is right.
“(first name) Solis was asking around about their great-grandmother’s father.”

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very funny person who seems shy but isn’t at all when you get to know her. Very smart loyal and talented. Will always be there for you when you need a friend. You will be very lucky to have a soli as a friend.
Wow you are such a soli!
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Essentially means Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life. Is one who excessively uses the words killer and chill. She likes that kinky shit when the doors are closed.
Damndat Solis doe!
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Dude A: Yo man! i lost my wallet yesterday, Fuck.
Dude B : Soli.
Dude A : NO man, it’s not your fault.
Dude B : Soli means i feel sorry for you.
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2. someone of samoan build
“My sista is a soli. i can’t disclose her name cos she will bash me up cos she is a big soli”
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slightly larger than average fat dude who is a total psycho. Carries at least 4 knives at any given time. does not give a crap about anyone or anything. hates blacks and irish and his own brown kind for no really good reason. Funny as hell except when he wont shut the fuck up or plays little richard songs on repeat for hours at a time. doesnt know the difference between lurk and creep butg it doesnt matterbecause he succcessfully does both simultaneously. Often goes by the name diesel, but spells it D-sol and says its not the same.

Dude did you hear what Solis did?

What D-sol pulled a knife yelled some crazy shit in a voice that sounded like a bad Bill Cosbyimpression then got wasted and somehow drove home without crashing into the bike shop again?

Yeah who told you?

Nobody. Youre talking about Solis.

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British investigators now say a third Russian military intelligence officer was involved in the poisoning in March this year of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the southern English cathedral town of Salisbury.

Officials say the officer, who they suspect of carrying out reconnaissance for the nerve agent attack, has been identified by the British security services. At this stage, they say, they are not releasing his name – neither the alias he might have used nor his real identity.

The disclosure comes as Kremlin officials downplayed the unmasking earlier this week of one of the suspects in the attack as a decorated colonel in the GRU, the Russian military intelligence service.

Col. Anatoliy Chepiga, a GRU veteran who is believed to have served in an elite special forces unit in Afghanistan as well as in Chechnya and Ukraine, received Russia’s top military honor, Hero of the Russian Federation, in 2014. It may have been bestowed on him personally by Russian President Vladimir Putin, say security analysts.

Chepiga was seen laughing on CCTV footage released earlier this year by the British authorities as he and a colleague, who used the alias Alexander Petrov, sauntered along a Salisbury street March 4 soon after the poisoning of Skripal, a former Russian agent who defected to Britain.

The two men have claimed they are sport nutritionists and in an interview, ridiculed by the British media and government, with the Kremlin-directed RT network, insisted they had gone to Salisbury, twice, to see the cathedral’s spire and ancient clock. Their first day trip was a failure because of slush and snow, they said, although according to weather data there was no snow in the cathedral town on March 3.

The investigative journalism consortium Bellingcat, along with the news-site The Insider, say they have identified the decorated veteran, who used the alias Ruslan Boshirov, by trawling through open-source records of the graduates of Russian military academies and then matching his photograph. Leaked data of Chepiga’s real passport provided final proof.

‘Fake news’

The Russian Foreign Ministry says the Bellingcat identification is “fake news.”

And Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Thursday: “Like you, we are just learning of this investigation in the media released that talks about certain people resembling certain other people.” Other Kremlin officials say many people resemble each other.

Chepiga’s apparent identification as one of the likely culprits of the assassination attempt using the rare toxin Novichok leaves in tatters the Kremlin claim that it had no involvement in the attack, say British officials. His seniority in the GRU, they argue, suggests the attack was sanctioned from the top of the Kremlin.
Bellingcat says aside from its own open-source probe, “multiple sources familiar with the person and/or the investigation have confirmed the suspect’s identity.” British officials say they have no dispute with the identification. But they are not officially confirming it and have not said in detail why, arguing they are unable to for security reasons.

Locals in Chepiga’s home village, Berezovka, 640 kilometers east of Moscow in the Amur region, interviewed by the Russian newspaper Kommersant, confirm the identification and say they knew it was him even before the Bellingcat investigation. They say they recognized him from the CCTV footage British authorities released. Kommersant says the locals spoke on the condition of anonymity, fearing retribution.

“Yeah, that’s Tolya,” one woman told the newspaper, using Chepiga’s nickname. She says he was a disciplined youth. “He didn’t drink, didn’t smoke, and never got involved with any bad crowd,” she said.

Security analysts say it is possible that Chepiga and Skripal, a former GRU officer, knew each other. If so, it would add a personal element to the nerve agent attack. Skripal also served in Afghanistan, although not in a special forces unit but with Soviet Airborne Troops and many years earlier.

Skripal and his daughter survived the March nerve-agent attack, but a local woman not connected to the original attack died in July after being exposed to the same toxin, which was contained in a discarded perfume bottle dumped in a trash bin.

Skripal was a double agent for British intelligence in the 1990s. In December 2004, he was arrested by Russian authorities, tried, convicted of high treason and sentenced to 13 years in prison. He was included in a 2010 spy swap and settled in Salisbury.

Britain, the United States and most European Union countries responded to the Salisbury attack with expulsions of Russian diplomats and financial sanctions on Russia. The Kremlin denies any involvement in the attack and has maintained variously that the poisoning never happened, that it was carried out by Britain in order to blame Russia or that unknown third parties were responsible.

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A third Russian accomplice alleged to have helped plan the Salisbury nerve agent attack is believed to have been identified by police.

The man, from Russia’s military intelligence service the GRU, is reported to have visited Salisbury ahead of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The paper said the suspect was likely to have fed back details including the layout of the cul-de-sac where Mr Skripal lived and which door he used to enter and leave.

The Press Association has confirmed that the investigation is looking at several suspects, with a senior Government source stating that there are “at least two”. An exact number has not been confirmed but the source said there were “multiple suspects” being investigated.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: “We will not be discussing any further details in what remains a live investigation.”

UK authorities believe two Russians, using the aliases Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, smeared the highly toxic Novichok chemical on a door handle at the Wiltshire home of former GRU officer Mr Skripal on March 4.

The attack left Mr Skripal and his daughter critically ill, and Dawn Sturgess, 44, who was later exposed to the same nerve agent, died in July.

On Wednesday, the investigative group Bellingcat identified one of the suspects as Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga – a highly decorated GRU officer.

Bellingcat said it had identified Chepiga, who travelled to the UK with a passport issued in the assumed name of Ruslan Boshirov, by trawling through online records from Russian military academies.

Chepiga’s former commanding officer Alexander Borzhko confirmed that Chepiga fought in Chechnya and received the Hero of Russia medal.

But President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he could find no information about such a person receiving the award.

The Government has declined to comment officially on the report, although it has previously said the two suspects wanted for the attack on the Skripals were GRU officers.

Bellingcat is reportedly close to identifying the second suspect.

The Kremlin says it expects Britain to say what it knows about the identity of the two suspects so that Russian officials can launch an investigation.

Mr Peskov said that the allegations made by the British-based investigative group cannot serve as a basis for such an inquiry.

“We can’t have media as our vis-a-vis in such a sensitive case,” he said.

“Such materials should only come from competent sources. From the very start, Russia has offered to conduct a joint investigation, but faced British refusals.”

Meanwhile, the Government dismissed allegations that Russian security services infiltrated the British Embassy in Moscow to obtain visas for the suspected poisoners.

A Home Office spokeswoman said: “We reject these claims entirely.

“Applications of this type would be decided by a visa officer in the UK and not in the British Embassy in Moscow.”

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2010 – Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer jailed for spying for Britain, is released and flown to the UK as part of a swap with Russian agents caught in the United States. He settles in Salisbury.

March 3, 2018 – Yulia Skripal arrives at Heathrow Airport from Russia to visit her father in England.

March 4, 9.15am – Sergei Skripal’s burgundy BMW is seen in suburban Salisbury, near a cemetery, where his wife and son are commemorated.

March 4, 1.30pm – The BMW is seen driving toward central Salisbury.

March 4, 1.40pm – The BMW is parked at a lot in central Salisbury.

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March 4, afternoon – Sergei and Yulia Skripal visit the Bishops Mill pub.

March 4, 2.20pm to 3.35pm – Sergei and Yulia Skripal have lunch at the Zizzi restaurant.

March 4, 4.15pm – Emergency services are called by a passer-by concerned about a man and a woman in Salisbury city centre.

Officers find the Skripals unconscious on a bench. They are taken to Salisbury District Hospital, where they remain in critical condition.

March 5, morning – Police say two people in Salisbury are being treated for suspected exposure to an unknown substance.

Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey was among the first police officers on the scene and was himself hospitalised
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Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey was among the first police officers on the scene and was himself hospitalised

March 5, afternoon – Wiltshire Police, along with Public Health England, declare a ‘major incident’

March 7 – Police announce that the Skripals were likely poisoned with a nerve agent in a targeted murder attempt.

They disclose that a police officer who responded to the incident is in serious condition in a hospital.

March 8 – Home Secretary Amber Rudd describes the use of a nerve agent on UK soil was a ‘brazen and reckless act’ of attempted murder

March 9 – About 180 troops trained in chemical warfare and decontamination are deployed to Salisbury to help with the police investigation.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow might be willing to assist with the investigation but expresses resentment at suggestions the Kremlin was behind the attack.

March 11 – Public health officials tell people who visited the Zizzi restaurant or Bishops Mill pub in Salisbury on the day of the attack or the next day to wash their clothes as a precaution.

March 12, morning- Prime Minister Theresa May tells the House of Commons that the Skripals were poisoned with Novichok, a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

March 12, afternoon – Public Health England ask everyone who visited Salisbury town centre on the day of the attack to wash all of their clothes and belongings.

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March 14 – The PM announces the expulsion of 23 suspected Russian spies from the country’s UK Embassy.

March 22 – Nick Bailey, the police officer injured in the attack, is released from hospital.

March 26 – The United States and 22 other countries join Britain in expelling scores of Russian spies from capitals across the globe.

March 29 – Doctors say Yulia Skripal is ‘improving rapidly’ in hospital.

‘Unknown time in the spring’  – Dutch authorities expelled two suspected Russian spies who tried to hack into a Swiss laboratory

April 3 – The chief of the Porton Down defence laboratory said it could not verify the ‘precise source’ of the nerve agent.

April 5, morning – Yulia Skripal’s cousin Viktoria says she has received a call from Yulia saying she plans to leave hospital soon.

Dawn Sturgess died in hospital on July 8
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April 5, afternoon – A statement on behalf of Yulia is released by Metropolitan Police, in which she says her strength is ‘growing daily’ and that ‘daddy is fine’.

April 9 – Ms Skripal is released from hospital and moved to a secure location.

May 18 – Sergei Skripal is released from hospital 11 weeks after he was poisoned.

June 30 – Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley fall ill at a property in Amesbury, which is eight miles from Salisbury, and are rushed to hospital.

July 4 – Police declare a major incident after Ms Sturgess and Mr Rowley are exposed to an ‘unknown substance’, later revealed to be Novichok.

July 5 – Sajid Javid demands an explanation over the two poisonings as he accuses the Russian state of using Britain as a ‘dumping ground for poison’.

July 8 – Mother-of-three Dawn Sturgess, 44, dies in hospital due to coming into contact with Novichok.

July 10 – Mr Rowley regains consciousness at hospital, and later tells his brother that Dawn had sprayed the Novichok onto her wrists.

July 19 – Police are believed to have identified the perpetrators of the attack.

August 20 –  Charlie Rowley is rushed to hospital as he starts to lose his site, but doctors can’t confirm whether it has anything to do with the poisoning.

August 26 – Charlie Rowley admitted to intensive care unit with meningitis

August 28  – Police call in the ‘super recognisers’  in bid to track down the poisoners

September 4 –  Charlie Rowley’s brother says he has ‘lost all hope’ and doesn’t have long to live.

Independent investigators, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, confirm the toxic chemical that killed Ms Sturgess was the same nerve agent as that which poisoned the Skripals.

September 5 – Scotland Yard and CPS announce enough evidence to charge Russian nationals Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov for conspiracy to murder over Salisbury nerve agent attack.

September 13 – Britain’s most wanted men speak to RT and claim to be humble tourists

September 26 – The real identity of one of the two assassins, named by police as Ruslan Boshirov, is reported to be Colonel Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga.

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On 4 March 2018, Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military officer and double agent for the UK’s intelligence services, and his daughter Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury, England, with a Novichok nerve agent, according to official UK sources[3][4] and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).[5] After three weeks in a critical condition, Yulia regained consciousness and was able to speak. She was discharged on 9 April 2018.[6][7] Sergei was also in a critical condition until he regained consciousness one month after the attack. He was discharged from hospital on 18 May 2018.[8][9]

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Third suspect in Salisbury Novichok attack ‘identified by security services’

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A third suspect has been identified in the Novichok poisonings of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, according to reports.

Investigators believe another Russian military intelligence officer visited the city on a reconnaissance mission prior to the attack in March, the Telegraph reported.

The spotter would have travelled alone to assess the location before Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov brought toxic nerve agent Novichok into the UK in a perfume bottle.

They are suspected of poisoning Russian defector Skripal and his daughter Yulia by smearing Novichok on his front door before heading back to Moscow.

The Skripals both survived, but local woman Dawn Sturgess died after her partner Charlie Rowley found the perfume bottle used to dispense the poison.

It is believed that security chiefs have identified the new suspect who came to Salisbury to scope out the intended target.

Skripal suspect ‘true identity’ revealed as decorated Russian colonel

Philip Ingram, a former intelligence and security officer, told The Telegraph: “There was almost certainly intelligence on the ground before the attack was carried out, it is what is called a pattern of life study.

“They wouldn’t have turned up at the house and put it on the door handle on a whim.”

It follows reports that security services are investigating four other suspects believed to be linked to the attack – and analysis from a former Russian spy who said kill teams would tend to operate in teams of six.

Ex-spy Boris Karpichkov, 59, told the Mirror that eavesdroppers from Russian spy agency the FSB would have monitored Yulia Skripal’s mobile, email, internet and Skype before she travelled to the UK to meet her father.

The team would have formed a  “Special Operations Group”, or SOG, and cloned the passports of prisoners in other EU states to travel without visas – and some members may still be laying low following the attack.

Suspect Ruslan Boshirov has recently been identified by the investigative journalism bureau Bellingcat as a decorated GRU Colonel, Anatoliy Chepiga – despite repeated claims from Kremlin that his picture “means nothing to us”.

Chepiga, 39, served in wars in Chechnya and Ukraine. He was made a Hero of the Russian Federation by decree of President Vladimir Putin in 2014.

Prime Minister Theresa May damned Russia for the attack at an address to the UN Security Council on Tuesday.

She said: “We have taken appropriate action, with our allies, and we will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure our collective security.

“Russia has only sought to obfuscate through desperate fabrication.”

Moscow continues to deny claims of involvement, as officials called out Mrs May for refusing to present her evidence to them.

The country’s Ambassador to London, Alexander Yakovenko, tweeted yesterday, quoting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: “London arrogantly demands that we take responsibility for the crime just because they have some “evidence” no one has ever seen and they would not present it to the public. Frankly speaking, this is just childish.

“London violates at least three or four treaties and refuses to answer any questions. As for me, it is a clear sign of guilty conscience.”

The Russian embassy said in a statement: “The UK is refusing to provide the Russian investigation with any information or evidence gathered by British Police when working on the Salisbury incident.

“British authorities (earlier) announced that they did not intend to pursue extradition of the “suspects” and made it clear that they were not interested in submitting their own requests for legal assistance, which could be provided by means of interrogation of certain persons, provision of access to documents, etc.”

A Home Office spokeswoman said: “We set out our position clearly this month. The Police and CPS have identified two men as the prime suspects in the attack in Salisbury. We have repeatedly asked Russia to account for what happened in Salisbury in March, and they have replied with obfuscation and lies.

“We want these men to face justice in the UK and have taken steps to ensure that if they ever leave Russia in the future they can be arrested, detained and brought to the UK.”

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Russia ‘influenced UK embassy into giving Skripal assassins visas’

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Russian secret services were today accused of influencing staff inside the British embassy to secure visas for the two men they sent to kill Sergei Skripal with novichok.

Investigators say they have evidence the Kremlin ‘manipulated people’ working for the UK’s consulate in Moscow to ensure their assassins were handed UK business visas for their Salisbury murder mission.

Roman Dobrokhotov, one of those working for Bellingcat, said today that even basic searches show the men masquerading as sport nutritionists have ‘no business history’ in Russia.

He said: ‘Our theory is that Russian security services obtained some access to the British embassy.

‘It’s not just manipulation in that they changed their documents somewhere, it is direct influence that Russian security services had on those people who were participating in this scheme of making visas.’

The investigators who have outed Ruslan Boshirov, left, and Alexander Petrov, right, as Army officers today claimed Russia manipulated the British visa system to get them into the UK in March
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The investigators who have outed Ruslan Boshirov, left, and Alexander Petrov, right, as Army officers today claimed Russia manipulated the British visa system to get them into the UK in March

The real identity of one of the two assassins, named by police as Ruslan Boshirov, is reportedly Colonel Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga. He is said to appear in this photo (circled) with a group of fellow military graduates in Chechnya
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The real identity of one of the two assassins, named by police as Ruslan Boshirov, is reportedly Colonel Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga. He is said to appear in this photo (circled) with a group of fellow military graduates in Chechnya

Chepiga’s life and official documents are marked ‘top secret’ but have been leaked to journalists 
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Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov entered Britain unchallenged in March carrying enough novichok to kill 4,000 people in a perfume bottle before fleeing the country 55 hours later having smeared it on Skripal’s front door.

Last night suspect Boshirov was outed as Anatoly Chepiga, a colonel in Putin’s feared special forces army who the President personally made a ‘Hero of Russia’ for missions in Chechnya and Ukraine.

The Kremlin said today it was looking into the reports. ‘Many people look alike, but I cannot tell you who this citizen who was pointed out in this investigation is,’ spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Residents of Chepiga’s home town in Russia’s far east have since told Russian media they suspected he worked for the secret services because not even his family were told where he was posted.

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Petrov is believed to be a GRU Army captain travelling under his first name but on an alias surname and passport handed to him by Kremlin spymasters two years ago.

Mr Dobrokhotov said of Chepiga: ‘He went to Britain with a business visa and that is very difficult to make.

‘You have to have a lot of papers proving that you really have business and he didn’t have any business.

‘Our theory is that Russian security services obtained some access to the British embassy and the next part of our investigation will be directed at this topic; how Russian security services managed to manipulate the British embassy to make their agents get to British ground.’

A Home Office spokesman said: ‘We reject these claims entirely. Applications of this type would be decided by a visa officer in the UK and not in the British Embassy in Moscow.’

The British Embassy is Russia is a grand tower block building on the banks of the River Moskva
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But visa applications are initially handled at one of five external centres, including this one in Moscow. The Home Office insists the application would be handled in the UK
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But visa applications are initially handled at one of five external centres, including this one in Moscow. The Home Office insists the application would be handled in the UK

President Putin (pictured today meeting zerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev) denied the would-be assassins were working for the Russian government 
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President Putin (pictured today meeting zerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev) denied the would-be assassins were working for the Russian government

Experts believe Colonel Chepiga may have known Skripal and personally wanted to kill him because of the GRU’s entrenched hatred of traitors.  

Moscow today tried to smear the compelling evidence and said top secret documents and photographs unmasking the men were ‘pure nonsense’. 

The Russian Embassy in London also suggested that British-based Bellingcat, whose investigators found the men by examining military records, leaked resident databases and passport files, is actually sponsored by MI6.

Putin gave 39-year-old Chepiga, who had served in Chechnya and Ukraine with the Spetsnaz batallion, Russia‘s highest bravery honour in 2014 – under his real name – suggesting that the President may know him personally.

Timeline: The rise of Putin’s ‘Hero of Russia’ who fluffed Salisbury murder mission

May 5, 1979: Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga is born Nikolaevka close to Russia’s border with China, 5,000 miles from Moscow.

1997: 18-year-old is signed up to join Russia’s Army in its far-eastern headquarters and graduates with honours four years later.

2001:  Chepiga joins the Spetsnatz Brigade – Russia’s feared secret service Army often compared to the SAS three years before Sergei Skripal’s arrest for treason.

2001-2008: He spends three long periods fighting in Chechnya and handed 20 medals

2009: Chepiga’s transition to GRU spy begins when he is handed the alias Ruslan Boshirov and the documents to back it up.

2014: Putin makes Chepiga a ‘Hero of Russia’ – the country’s highest award – for an unnamed mission referred to in records as ‘peacekeeping’

2016: Chepiga travels abroad for the first time as Boshirov, under the guise as a businessman with Salisbury partner Petrov and the pair criss-cross Europe.

2018: The men turn up on Salisbury to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia by smearing Novichok on his front door. But they bungle the operation and flee back to Russia.

But foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova today branded the revelations a ‘series of fibs’ and state-sponsored press including Pravda have claimed the document leak is part of a western conspiracy cooked up by ‘traitors’.

Ms Zakharova said today that Britain has ‘no evidence and that is why they continue the information campaign the goal of which is distract attention from the key question: what did really happen in Salisbury?’.

But yesterday Defence Secretary tweeted a link to the Bellingcat research and said it showed the ‘true identity of one of the Salisbury suspects’ – only to delete it seconds later.

Moscow today pointed this out as proof Britain is not sure – and retired FSB major-general Alexander Mikhailov – a former spokesman for the FSB secret service – said: ‘It is pure nonsense. How could secret documents happen to be publicly accessible?

He said: ‘ I can draw a dozen such pictures with Theresa May photograph.

‘And, seriously, these days the British media with the help from traitors will blow lots of smoke’.

Meanwhile, pro-Kremlin newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda (KP) pointed to alleged mistakes in the Bellingcat claims.

Citing a serving but anonymous Russian military source, the newspaper said the photograph of Chepiga ‘really looks like’ a picture of the young Boshirov.

But researchers claim the ‘first mistake’ is in claiming that Chepiga graduated from military college in the Russian Far East are four years.

‘It just can’t be true, the course was years long at that time,, and he had to graduate in 2002.

‘And it is strange why he went to study at 18 – what was he up to for a full year, when he finished his school at 17?’

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Chepiga’s name features on a memorial wall at the school under the Gold Star honour list. After graduating from the school with honours in 2001

An online investigations group has published what it says is the real identity of one of the prime suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack. Bellingcat has reported that the man who was named as Ruslan Boshirov is actually Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga, who they say is a highly decorated officer in the GRU
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An online investigations group has published what it says is the real identity of one of the prime suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack. Bellingcat has reported that the man who was named as Ruslan Boshirov is actually Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga, who they say is a highly decorated officer in the GRU
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Online investigations group Bellingcat published what it says is the real identity of Ruslan Boshirov (left), a suspect in the Salisbury poising plot. The group say he is actually Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga (pictured right)

 Ruslan Boshirov when he appeared on Russian-state TV with fellow suspect Alexander Petrov to claim they only visited Salisbury to see the famous cathedral spire 
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Ruslan Boshirov when he appeared on Russian-state TV with fellow suspect Alexander Petrov to claim they only visited Salisbury to see the famous cathedral spire

Picture released by Bellingcat of Ruslan Boshirov's passport photo from 2009 with ‘do not reveal information’ stamped on it. The group claim he is is actually Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga
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Picture released by Bellingcat of Ruslan Boshirov’s passport photo from 2009 with ‘do not reveal information’ stamped on it. The group claim he is is actually Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga

The source claimed that British-based researchers in Bellingcat claimed Chepiga’s address from 2003 to 2005 was in the city of Khabarovsk and the same as army unit known as the 14th GRU brigade.

Mystery of Defence Secretary’s deleted tweet: Gavin Williamson hails revelation of Salisbury suspect’s ‘true identity’… then hastily removes post

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Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson last night confirmed that the Salisbury assassin was a Russian colonel – only to delete his tweet seconds later.

Mr Williamson has not commented on. his confirmation

He briefly confirmed the story on social media and wrote: ‘The true identity of one of the Salisbury suspects has been revealed to be a Russian Colonel. I want to thank all the people who are working so tirelessly on this case.’

But withing a minute it was gone.

The Ministry of Defence said Mr Williamson’s social media profile was personal and it did not know why the tweet was deleted.

Scotland Yard declined to comment.

‘But this is not true. This army unit at that time was based in Ussuriysk – 670 km away from Khabarovsk’, he said.

He was also reported to have attended the Military-Diplomatic Academy of Defence Ministry known in the secret services as the ‘music academy’.

Here, it is claimed, he got his second identity as Boshirov.

‘Next time Chepiga’s name comes out in December 2014 when he got his Hero of Russia award for performing some peacekeeping mission,’ said KP.

‘According to the researchers, the 14th brigade – where Chepiga was still listed for some reason – was spotted near Ukrainian border at the end of 2014.’

The Kremlin was branded shameful last night for claiming Chepiga and his unknown accomplice, who used the alias Alexander Petrov, were holidaymakers.

Boris Johnson tweeted: ‘Utterly predictable news that GRU is behind Skripal atrocity.’

The former foreign secretary added: ‘What have you got to say, Putin?’

The two Russian agents were charged over the poisonings by the Crown Prosecution Service earlier this month.

But they later appeared on Russian TV to insist they were visiting Salisbury for its cathedral.

As the bungled attack that left one dead and three seriously ill took another twist: It emerged that Chepiga fought for a feared Spetsnaz unit for 17 years and worked undercover for at least nine.

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Salisbury assassin is colonel in Putin’s brutal special forces army the Spetsnaz Brigade

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Spetsnaz have a terrifying reputation, built in recent years while conducting seek-and-destroy missions.

In modern times many have become jihadi hunters tracing and murdering extremists who committed atrocities against Russian troops in Syria and Chechnya (pictured).

There were reports Spetsnaz were behind the shooting down of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine because a GRU officer was linked to the ‘procurement and transport’ of the weapons used.

Their elite soldiers are trained fight on ground, in the air and even under water.

The feared batallions is based in a headquarters nicknamed The Aquarium on an airbase near Moscow and is very large, deploying six times as many agents in foreign countries as the SVR. These are typically embedded in Russian embassies as military attaches and work on recruiting foreign double agents as well as monitoring military installations and new weapons systems.

In 1997 it was estimated to have 25,000 Spetsnaz soldiers under its command. Their legend has trickled down through the agency, with many desk-bound agents claiming to have a special-forces background even if they do not.

Many agents do have a military background, though, such as Sergei Skripal, who was recruited after serving in the Soviet army and ended up passing secrets to MI6.

There is also a large signals intelligence branch (like our GCHQ) with about 130 satellites orbiting the Earth and a corresponding branch that analyses the resulting visual images.

There are also specialist sub-departments for sophisticated cyber warfare, which recruit from Russia’s top universities.

Sources said the soldier’s high rank – the same as his intended victim, Colonel Sergei Skripal – suggested the attack was sanctioned at the highest level.

Did Salisbury hitman have a personal vendetta against Skripal? Would-be assassin ‘may have poisoned ex-spy for being disloyal to the GRU’

Experts believe Colonel Chepiga may have known Skripal and personally wanted to kill him because of the GRU’s entrenched hatred of traitors.

Both men were highly decorated veterans of Russia’s wars and followed similar paths to the higher echelons of Russia’s military secret services.

The GRU was betrayed by Mr Skripal before he was jailed and sent to the UK in a spy swap. He and his daughter were poisoned in March in Salisbury.

GRU recruits are shown videos of traitors being burned alive as part of their training to instill an entrenched hatred of them.

It is possible that Chepiga was handpicked for the job – or even volunteered – to ensure Skripal received the ‘ultimate punishment’.

Chepiga was made an elite special forces soldier in 2001 – three years before Skripal’s arrest for treason – so it is possible the men may have men.

Senior politicians queued up to accuse the Russians of being ‘seriously dishonest’ and lying about their complicity.

The identity of Chepiga was uncovered by investigative organisation Bellingcat, best known for its insight into the fighting in Ukraine.

It found that Chepiga has won more than 20 awards and a Hero of the Russian Federation medal during his illustrious military career.

Born in the isolated village of Nikolayevka, on the Russian-Chinese border in 1979, he is married with a teenage son.

In 2001 he graduated from the Far-Eastern Military Command Academy before being deployed to Chechnya three times.

Its website states: ‘Anatoly Vladimirovich Chepiga was awarded the honorary title of Hero of the Russian Federation by order of the president of the Russian Federation.’

His name appears under a gold star honour list on a monument to academy alumni at a base near the Chinese border.

The medals are normally awarded by the president personally, and are given only to a handful of people each year.

Unlike most recipients there is little public information about Chepiga’s life and official documents are marked ‘top secret’.

The secretive nature of the award, combined with its timing in 2014, suggests it was for actions in Ukraine. His Spetsnaz unit was pictured on the eastern Ukraine border.

Investigators also found documents that trace Chepiga’s movements around Russia and Europe.

He pops up at a remote military unit and in Moscow where he is likely to have studied at the Military Diplomatic Academy, or ‘GRU Conservatory’.

The GRU was betrayed by Mr Skripal before he was jailed and sent to the UK in a spy swap. He and his daughter were poisoned in March in Salisbury.

Chepiga and Petrov are also accused of murdering Dawn Sturgess, who was inadvertently poisoned when she discovered a perfume bottle filled with the deadly novichok nerve agent used on the Skripals.

Tom Tugendhat, who chairs the Commons foreign affairs committee, said: ‘It is confirmation of what we have known for a long time – that Russia is serially dishonest in its foreign affairs and has again lied about its complicity.

‘These guys are amateurs. Their cover couldn’t even survive investigation by newspapers.’

The Russian embassy in London made no comment

This undated image is alleged to show Chepiga (circled) posing with fellow members of the Russian military
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The dark star of Russia’s elite special forces school: Colonel who signed up at 18, was honoured at gaudy memorial to military and then sent to kill Skripal

The highly-decorated spy blamed for the Salisbury poisonings was a veteran of Russia’s elite special forces and had trained at one of the country’s top military academies, it emerged last night.

The man behind the alias of Boshirov was unmasked by the investigative website as Colonel Chepiga – a GRU intelligence officer bestowed with Russia’s highest state award.

His military career began at the age of 18 when he enrolled in a top military school just 25 miles from his tiny home village of Nikolaevka, near the Russia-China border.

Col Chepiga studied at the Far Eastern Military Command Academy in Blagoveschensk, an elite training ground for ‘Spetsnaz’ special forces officers.

His name features on a memorial wall at the school under the Gold Star honour list. After graduating from the school with honours in 2001, he was assigned to Russia’s 14th Spetsnaz Brigade, based in the far-eastern city of Khabarovsk.

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Dawn Sturgess (left) died after spraying Novichok on her wrists thinking it was a perfume. Her boyfriend, Charlie Rowley, (right) fell critically ill but recovered

Spetsnaz units are responsible for highly-secretive missions and are equivalent to the British SAS.

Under the command of the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency, his brigade played a vital role in the second Chechen war and was also spotted near the Ukrainian border in late 2014.

The information was revealed by investigative website Bellingcat, which had conducted a painstaking investigation into his background.

It said that his unit had deployed three times to Chechnya, where Russia was carrying out what it called a ‘counter-terrorist operation’.

The website of a state-run military volunteer organisation claims that Col Chepiga received more than 20 military awards and decorations in the course of his service.

And his former military school proudly boasts on its website that he was bestowed his homeland’s highest honour, Hero of the Russian Federation, in 2014. The award is often presented by Vladimir Putin himself.

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This map shows the progress of the spies’ assassination plot, as police managed to piece together using CCTV

The two men chose a hotel in east London, 127 miles from Salisbury, despite heading to the city twice in three days
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The two men chose a hotel in east London, 127 miles from Salisbury, despite heading to the city twice in three days

While the achievements of his fellow award-winners are detailed extensively, Col Chepiga’s simply says it was awarded ‘by decree from the Russian president’.

Bellingcat speculated that he could have been given the award for operations in Eastern Ukraine – where Russia’s military was secretly operating in 2014.

Senior Russian military officials have since said that so-called ‘little green men’ – soldiers wearing uniforms with no insignia – were in fact members of Russia’s Spetsnaz deployed secretly to Ukraine.

The Bellingcat website also found an undated photograph of graduates from the Far Eastern Military Command Academy on assignment in Chechnya.

It pointed out that the man on the far right looks strikingly similar to the man named as Boshirov by the Metropolitan Police – although it said it could not prove conclusively it was the same person.

They came across the photograph after sources said the school was a likely place for a Russian military officer with a specialism in Western European operations to have trained.

CCTV image issued by the Metropolitan Police of Russian nationals Ruslan Boshirov (left) and Alexander Petrov (right) in Salisbury at around 1pm on March 4
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CCTV image issued by the Metropolitan Police of Russian nationals Ruslan Boshirov (left) and Alexander Petrov (right) in Salisbury at around 1pm on March 4

Sergei Skripal (right) and his daughter Yulia eating at a restaurant. Both were critically ill after the Novichok attack in Salisbury
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Sergei Skripal (right) and his daughter Yulia eating at a restaurant. Both were critically ill after the Novichok attack in Salisbury

After further digging, they came across the mysterious Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga. Address databases link him to the Military Unit 20662 – code for the 14th Spetsnaz Brigade.

The logo of the brigade is a black bat with a yellow parachute behind it. It was formed in the 1960s and has been under the command of the GRU for much of its history.

According to Yuri Shvets, a former KGB agent, GRU officers were referred to as ‘boots’ – tough but unsophisticated.

Once a member of the GRU, it is believed to be exceptionally difficult to leave. And those who do so to join foreign agencies are punished savagely.

Viktor Suvorov, a GRU officer who defected to Britain in 1978, said new recruits were shown a video of a traitor from the agency being burned alive in a furnace as a warning.

The GRU has become adept as using so-called ‘non-linear warfare’, which uses a combination of covert special forces operations, spying, cyber attacks and internet trolls to destabilise enemy nations.

It started as an intelligence-gathering agency for Trotsky’s Bolshevik Red Army, and Lenin insisted it remain separate from the other intelligence organisations.

Today it still sits apart from the SVR, the external spying service, and the domestic FSB (the equivalents of Britain’s MI6 and MI5), which were created when the notorious KGB was split in 1991.

How will the West react to proof Putin lied?

Commentary by Owen Matthews

THIS sensational revelation – the seniority of the would-be assassin and the official state support for the mission – shows that the Skripal hit must have been ordered at the very highest levels of the Russian state.

The evidence that Vladimir Putin personally ordered the attack grows stronger every day.

Indeed, by presiding over one of the most farcically inept cover-ups in memory – when the two Russians caught on CCTV here claimed to have been tourists visiting Salisbury cathedral – Putin has condemned himself out of his own mouth.

Days after British police released dozens of security camera images of the pair on their way from Moscow to Salisbury, Putin appeared on Russian television to defend them as ‘innocent Russian citizens about whom we know nothing’. His fingerprints were all over the operation.

The following afternoon, ‘Petrov’ and ‘Boshirov’ themselves appeared to air a cock-and-bull story about being turned back from their mission to see Salisbury by slush – two days in a row.

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed the two suspects were just civilians and not members of the GRU
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Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed the two suspects were just civilians and not members of the GRU

Before the denials by Putin and by the suspects themselves, it might have been possible to argue plausibly that the botched assassination attempt was some kind of rogue operation by Russia’s secret services.

But Putin’s personal defence of the suspects and the inept cover-up job by the state-controlled media constitute strong, if wholly unintended, proof of the Kremlin’s deep complicity.

And now the Bellingcat revelations have added incontrovertible layers of detail to the emerging picture of a top-level GRU assassination squad operating on UK soil.

Using mostly open-source data, Bellingcat’s researchers first unearthed details of the passports the suspects used to enter the UK, published by British police.

Petrov and Boshirov’s passport numbers, it turned out, varied by just a single digit – and were issued by a Moscow office used exclusively for officials’ travel documents.

Even more suspiciously, Boshirov’s passport file was stamped ‘Do not reveal information’.

Then, yesterday, came the clincher. By trawling through the records of GRU academy graduation classes, Bellingcat matched the photos of ‘Boshirov’ to the real-life Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga.

Once they had a name, details of Colonel Chepiga’s secret service popped up all over the internet, in online posts by veterans’ groups and even written in letters of gold on a stone monument to the decorated graduates of one of the GRU’s secret intelligence academies.

Chepiga served in Chechnya with the Spetznaz, the elite forces of the Federal Security Service, where by some reports he received 20 awards and decorations.

In short, Putin has been caught out telling analogue lies in a digital world.

Counter-terrorism police released images of two suspects in connection with the Salisbury attack and named them as Alexander Petrov (left) and Ruslan Boshirov (circled right)
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Counter-terrorism police released images of two suspects in connection with the Salisbury attack and named them as Alexander Petrov (left) and Ruslan Boshirov (circled right)

Bellingcat became famous for its painstaking investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing over Eastern Ukraine in July 2014, collecting photos from social media and intelligence data showing the hour-by-hour progress of the Buk missile system which downed the plane, from a military base inside Russia into Eastern Ukraine and back again.

Russia’s vehement denials of involvement were shown to be false. Now, with Bellingcat’s dozens of detailed revelations about the true identity of one of the would-be Skripal assassins, another of the Kremlin’s brazen lies has been carefully picked apart.

Perhaps the most terrifying part of the whole tragic story of the Skripal poisoning, which resulted in the death of an innocent British bystander, is the shocking combination of the Kremlin’s deadly intent and utter incompetence.

Instead of quietly disposing of a ‘traitor’, Chepiga and his as-yet-unnamed accomplice succeeded in contaminating parts of Salisbury, murdering an innocent woman, and revealing themselves to the whole world as bungling idiots.

Attempting extra-judicial execution on British soil is bad enough. But to spread deadly nerve agent around a cathedral city is irresponsible bungling on an epic scale.

The question now, of course, is what the response of the West will be to this damning revelation.

Will Theresa May call for renewed sanctions? Will America ratchet up their rhetoric? We shall have to wait and see in the coming days.

What is clear is that the Kremlin and its henchmen have been revealed for what they are – not just a bunch murderous liars, but terrible at both.

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“Boshirov” is probably not “Chepiga”. But he is also not “Boshirov”.

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UPDATE: The Kommersant Evidence
Kommersant publishes interviews with people from Chepiga’s home village. The article makes clear he has not been seen there for many years. It states that opinions differ on whether Chepiga is Boshirov. One woman says she recognised Boshirov as Chepiga when he appeared on TV, especially the dark eyes, though she had not seen him since school. Another woman states it is not Chepiga as when she last saw him ten years ago he was already pretty bald, and he has a more open face, although the eyes are similarly brown.

Naturally mainstream media journalists are tweeting and publishing the man’s evidence and leaving out the woman’s evidence.

But the Kommersant article gives them a bigger challenge. Kommersant is owned by close Putin political ally, Putin’s former student flatmate, Chariman of Gazprominvestholdings and the UK’s richest resident, Alisher Usmanov. That Russia’s most authoritative paper, with ownership very close to Putin, is printing such open and honest reporting rather belies the “Russia is a dictatorship” narrative. And unlike the Guardian and BBC websites, on Kommersant website ordinary Russians can post freely their views on the case, and are.

One thing this does stand up is that Chepiga definitely exists.

The evidence mounts that Russia is not telling the truth about “Boshirov” and “Petrov”. If those were real identities, they would have been substantiated in depth by now. As we know of Yulia Skripal’s boyfriend, cat, cousin and grandmother, real depth on the lives and milieu of “Boshirov” and “Petrov” would be got out. It is plainly in the interests of Russia’s state and its oligarchy to establish that they truly exist, and concern for the privacy of individuals would be outweighed by that. The rights of the individual are not prioritised over the state interest in Russia.

But equally the identification of “Boshirov” with “Colonel Chepiga” is a nonsense.

The problem is with Bellingcat’s methodology. They did not start with any prior intelligence that “Chepiga” is “Boshirov”. They rather allegedly searched databases of GRU operatives of about the right age, then trawled photos in yearbooks of them until they found one that looked a bit like “Boshirov”. And guess what? It looks a bit like “Boshirov”. If you ignore the substantially different skull shape and nose.

Only the picture on the left is Chepiga. The two on the right are from “Boshirov’s” Russian passport application file, and the photo of “Boshirov” issued by Scotland Yard.

Like almost the entire internet, I assumed both black and white photos were from Chepiga’s files, and was willing to admit the identification of Chepiga with “Boshirov” as valid. But once you understand is that – as Bellingcat confirm if you read it closely – only the photo on the left is Chepiga, you start to ask questions.

The two guys on the right and the centre are undoubtedly the same person. But is the guy on the left the same, but younger?

<a href=”http://Betaface.com” rel=”nofollow”>Betaface.com</a>, which runs industry standard software, gives the faces an 83% similarity, putting the probability of them being the same person at 2.8%.

By comparison it gives me a 72% identity with Chepiga and a 2.1% chance of being him.

There is a superficial resemblance. But if you take the standard ratios used for facial recognition, you get a very different story. If you draw a line between the centre of the pupils of the two guys centre and right, and then take a perpendicular from that line to the tip of the nose, you get a key ratio. The two on the right both have a ratio of 100:75, which is unsurprising since they are the same person. The one on the left has a ratio of 100:68, which is very different.

To put that more simply, his nose is much shorter, and less certainly his eyes are further apart.

It is possible this could happen in photos but it still be the same person. The head would have to be tilted backward or forward at quite a sharp angle to alter these ratios, which does not seem to be the case. The camera could be positioned substantially above or below the subject, again not apparently the case. And the photo could be resized with height and width ratios changed. That would hard to detect.

But the three white dots across the bottom of the nose are particularly compelling (the middle one largely obscured by a red dot in the Chepiga photo). They illustrate that Chepiga has a snub nose and Boshirov something of a hook. Again, the software is reinforcing what they eye can plainly see.

However, there are also other ratios that are different. Chepiga has a narrower mouth compared to the distance between the pupils than the two photos of “Boshirov”, and that is measured on the same plane. The difference is 100-80 compared to 100-88. It is a ratio that can be changed by facial expression, but this does not seem to be the case here.

Professor Dame Sue Black of the University of Dundee is the world’s leading expert in facial forensic reconstruction. I once spent a fascinating lunch sitting next to her, while I was Rector. I shall contact her for her view on whether the guy on the left is the same person, and if she is kind enough to give me an opinion, I shall pass it on to you unadulterated.

This website is less definitive, but gives a nice clear result, and you can repeat it yourself without having to subscribe (unlike <a href=”http://Betaface.com” rel=”nofollow”>Betaface.com</a>).

Again for comparison, I tried two photos of myself 12 years apart and got “from nearly the same person”.

It is worth repeating that the only evidence that Chepiga is Boshirov offered by Bellingcat is this photo. The rest of their article simply attempts to establish Chepiga’s career.

This is gross hypocrisy by Bellingcat, who have argued that scores of photos of White Helmets being Jihadi fighters are not valid evidence because you cannot safely recognise faces from photographs.

Yet Higgins now claims his facial identification of Chepiga as Boshirov as “definitive” and “conclusive”, despite the absence of moles, scars and blemishes. Higgins stands exposed as a quite disgusting hypocrite. Let me go further. I do not believe that Higgins did not take the elementary step of running facial recognition technology over the photos, and I believe he is hiding the results from you. Is it not also astonishing that the mainstream media have not done this simple test?

The bulk of the Bellingcat article is just trying to prove the reality of the existence of Chepiga. This is hard to evaluate, but as the evidence to link him to “Boshirov” is non-existent, is a different argument. Having set out to find a GRU officer of the same age who looks a bit like “Boshirov”, they trumpet repeatedly the fact that Chepiga is about the same age as evidence, in a crass display of circular argument.

This unofficial website does indeed name Chepiga as a Hero of the Russian Federation and recipient of 20 awards, as Bellingcat claims. But it is impossible to know if it is authentic, and by contrast there is no Chepiga on the official list of Heroes of the Russian Federation, for the stated 2014 or for any other year, which Bellingcat fail to mention. Their other documents and anonymous sources are unverifiable.

The photo of the military school honours arch, with Chepiga added right at the end and not quite in line, looks to me very suspect. My surmise so far would be that most likely Bellingcat’s source of supply is Ukrainian, and trying to tie the Skripal affair into the Ukrainian civil war via Chepiga.

My view of the most likely explanation on presently available evidence is this:

Boshirov is not Boshirov, and the Russian Government are lying.
Boshirov is not Chepiga, and Bellingcat are lying.
The whole Skripal novichok story still does not hang together, and the British government are lying.

I will continue to form my opinions as further evidence becomes available.

UPDATE Incredibly, at 13.15 on 27 September the BBC TV News ran the story showing only the two photos of “Boshirov”, which of course are the same person, and not showing the photo of Chepiga at all!

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The podium was top-notch in October 2012, shortly before the elections in Ukraine – with former EU Commission President, former Polish President and MEP and former Austrian Chancellor. Romano Prodi, Aleksander Kwasniewski and Alfred Gusenbauer discussed in Berlin about “Ukraine and the EU: elections, integration and economic problems”. The event was initiated by the European Center for Modern Ukraine (ECMU) based in Brussels.

That this think tank is actually set up at the behest of the Ukrainian government by Viktor Yanukovich, which is not apparent. Nor that the three gentlemen on the podium were actually paid to make a political mood, namely for a rapprochement between Ukraine and the EU. They were part of the so-called Hapsburg Group and toured Europe with this message between 2012 and 2014. Yanukovych is open.

Gusenbauer thought he had received his fee from a US company, he told the BBC in February , when the charges first came up. This company in turn was commissioned by Paul Manafort, later campaign manager Donald Trumps. This is now documented in Manafort’s confession to special investigator Robert Mueller last week. It leaves no doubt that the Hapsburg Group existed and its activities were financed by the Yanukovych regime – with or without the knowledge of those involved.

“Independent experts”

Manafort founded it in 2012 with the aim of “gathering a small group of high-profile, influential European leaders and politically credible friends who can act informally and without any visible relationship with the Ukrainian government.” Secrecy was part of the plan: the “independent experts” would speak for Yanukovych, and talk down the proceedings surrounding the incarcerated Yulia Timoshenko. In the end, the work was unsuccessful – the approach failed, Yanukovich was overthrown after protests at the Maidan in 2014.

Altogether should be flowed between Manafort and Yanukovich 60 million euros, by black money and money laundering. Manafort paid two million euros to the Hapsburg Group in 2012 and 2014 through at least four offshore accounts. In order to circumvent the European tax, it was “wrongly stated in the contract with the Hapsburg Group that their activities would not take place in Europe,” states the confession.

Gusenbauer received 30,000 euros per month, Bloomberg reported in June , when an unredigated memo from Mueller was online for a few hours. According to a 2012 Manafort employee reported: “Alfred Gusenbauer is ready to be discreet.” On the phone he had the idea to comment “from the underground”. Gusenbauer said he had made speeches in the conviction that he would approximate Ukraine to the EU. He did not question the origin of the money. He assured the platform Addendum to have his fee taxed in Austria. (Anna Sawerthal, 21.9.2018)

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Paul Manafort was the innocent victim of a conspiracy – as US President Donald Trump had been emphasized. Manafort himself wants to be much more difficult for the US president, because on Friday someone voiced his reproaches, who must know. He pleaded guilty to a court in Washington, DC.

From Trump’s point of view, probably even worse: his former shop steward has concluded a deal with Russia’s special investigator Robert Mueller. The deal is about informant activity, the transfer of documents and statements.

Trump’s defense team seems to have been surprised by the cooperation with Mueller. Just before the court hearing, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s lawyer, “The president has done nothing wrong and Paul Manafort wants to tell the truth.” A little later, the cooperation agreement was announced, whereupon Giuliani sent a new statement. “The President has done nothing wrong,” is only read in it – without reference to Manafort.

A maximum of ten years in prison

Only a few hours earlier it had even become known that the former lobbyist had reached an agreement with Mueller. According to this, Manafort, who led the election campaign of Donald Trump from June to August 2016, wanted to admit that he was guilty of conspiracy against the US (a broadly based indictment that may include tax evasion and money laundering). He also admitted that he had obstructed the judiciary through several attempts to influence the witnesses. US media speculated on Friday evening, Manafort had already made before the court hearing first testimony against Mueller to prove that he could offer the investigators something. The deal includes a point that prosecutors can use less punishment if they “are convinced that

Im Gegenzug zum Schuldeingeständnis gaben Mueller und sein Team dem 69-jährigen Manafort bereits jetzt Garantien hinsichtlich der Länge seiner Haft. Der frühere Lobbyist, der in einem von zwei Steuerhinterziehungsprozessen bereits schuldiggesprochen ist, soll nun zu nicht mehr als zehn Jahren Gefängnis verurteilt werden können. Theoretisch hätten die Anklagepunkte eine deutlich längere Haft möglich gemacht.

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Die Anklage gegen Manafort steht mit seiner Arbeit für Trump nicht unmittelbar in Zusammenhang. Das Team rund um Mueller war allerdings bei seinen Nachforschungen zu einer möglichen Zusammenarbeit der Trump-Kampagne mit Russland auf die Lobbying-Aktivitäten Manaforts für den früheren prorussischen Präsidenten der Ukraine, Wiktor Janukowitsch, gestoßen. Manafort hatte laut der Anklage mehrere Millionen Dollar aus diesen Einkünften nicht ordnungsgemäß versteuert und sich auch der Geldwäsche für seine Auftraggeber schuldig gemacht. Zudem hatte er sich nicht – so wie vorgeschrieben – als Auslandslobbyist registriert.

In the present “Information” – the text of the indictment, whose contents Manafort by confession referred to as true – is again from the “Hapsburg Group” the speech. It is the lobby group of European politicians, speculated by the US media, even Austria’s ex-chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer heard her. This denies.

There have been two procedures against Manafort, which are now to be merged. In the first of the two, he was already partially convicted in the jury in August, he himself had denied all allegations. Trump had then praised Manafort via Twitter because he was “under pressure” from the investigators “broken” or cooperate. He can not say that anymore either. (Manuel Escher, 14.9.2018)

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El presidente del opositor Partido Popular Democrático (PPD) de Puerto Rico, Héctor Ferrer, acusó en entrevista con Efe al Gobierno de ineficacia en el área económica, falta de transparencia en los muertos por María y tolerar la Junta de Supervisión Fiscal, todo causa de una situación crítica. EFE/ArchivoEl presidente del opositor Partido Popular Democrático (PPD) de Puerto Rico, Héctor Ferrer, acusó en entrevista con Efe al Gobierno de ineficacia en el área económica, falta de transparencia en los muertos por María y tolerar la Junta de Supervisión Fiscal, todo causa de una situación crítica. EFE/Archivo

El presidente del opositor Partido Popular Democrático (PPD) de Puerto Rico, Héctor Ferrer, acusó en entrevista con Efe al Gobierno de ineficacia en el área económica, falta de transparencia en los muertos por María y tolerar la Junta de Supervisión Fiscal, todo causa de una situación crítica.

“Miles de personas permanecen sin energía, cientos de intersecciones tienen estropeados los semáforos y cerca de cinco mil negocios que estaban operativos antes del huracán no han podido abrir”, un complicado panorama descrito por Ferrer al que en su opinión el Gobierno liderado por Ricardo Rosselló no ha sabido responder.

Ferrer aseguró que tampoco ha contribuido a mejorar las cosas la desde su punto de vista mala administración por parte del Ejecutivo de los fondos federales llegados a Puerto Rico para paliar los daños causados por el huracán María del pasado septiembre.

El presidente del PPD, una formación que defiende el actual estatus de Puerto Rico de Estado Libre Asociado a Estados Unidos, lo que le permite al Ejecutivo local cierto grado de autonomía y contar con su propia Constitución, subraya que la isla caribeña se enfrenta a una realidad complicada a la que no se dan las respuestas adecuadas.

“El Gobierno colapso tras el huracán María”, subraya Ferrer, para quien la isla solo comenzó a ver la luz tras la llegada de las autoridades federales a Puerto Rico una semana después del desastre.

Asegura que los distintos departamentos del Gobierno, comenzando por la Agencia Estatal para el Manejo que Emergencias, no estuvieron a la altura de la situación tras María.

Ferrer indicó que la cadena de errores comenzó en la gestión de la respuesta al huracán, a lo que siguió el controvertido asunto de la cifra de muertes ocasionadas por el ciclón, que el Gobierno de Rosselló mantiene fueron 64 personas, cifra oficial que contrasta con un informe de la Universidad de Harvard que la sitúa en más de 4.500.

“El Gobierno insiste en la cifra de 64 muertos pero todo el mundo sabe que fueron muchos más” asegura el líder de la oposición, para quien no tienen sentido que el Ejecutivo trate de enmascarar la cifra real de fallecidos.

La lista de graves problemas a los que se enfrenta Puerto Rico sigue con el papel de la Junta de Supervisión Fiscal, entidad de control al Ejecutivo de San Juan impuesta por una ley aprobada por el Congreso en Washington para atender el problema de una deuda pública impagable y encauzar las cuentas públicas.

“Estoy en contra de la Junta por contradecir el derecho natural de escoger las personas que nos gobiernen”, sostuvo el líder del PPD, tras matizar que “Junta y Gobierno son la misma cosa”.

La JSF exige, tras negociar con el Ejecutivo de Rosselló, la derogación de la Ley 80 que garantiza una indemnización por despido injustificado, una medida criticada por el PPD.

“Espero que el Senado mantenga su oposición y no permita que esa ley se elimine”, resaltó Ferrer, para quien no existe estudio alguno que señale que acabar con esa norma que garantiza una indemnización por despidos vaya a suponer un estímulo para la economía.

“La responsabilidad de la Junta es enderezar las finanzas del Gobierno, pero la eliminación de la Ley 80 no tiene ninguna influencia en eso”, defendió Ferrer.

A su juicio, la economía solo mejorará si se consigue un Gobierno más eficiente y unos municipios con una gestión más óptima que la actual de los servicios que se presentan a los ciudadanos.

Además, rechazó que el Gobierno exija austeridad a los ciudadanos mientras hay jefes de agencia que cobran hasta 400.000 dólares anuales

En cuanto al asunto del estatus de Puerto Rico, dijo que los esfuerzos del Gobierno para convertir a la isla en un estado más de EEUU han sido inútiles y que el Ejecutivo utiliza el asunto de la relación política con Estados Unidos para desviar la atención de los problemas reales que no sabe solucionar.

Ferrer subrayó que defiende el desarrollo del Estado Libre Asociado para ganar mayor autonomía y permitir así que la isla goce de una economía más robusta, postura que choca con el Gobierno, que defiende la plena anexión de Puerto Rico a Estados Unidos como un estado más del país norteamericano.

El líder de la oposición criticó además la situación por la que atraviesa la isla en el ámbito de la criminalidad, en su opinión sin una respuesta contundente a causa de la mala gestión del secretario del Departamento de Seguridad Pública (DSP), Héctor Pesquera.

Pidió que prescinda de los servicios de Pesquera, un funcionario que como recordó gana anualmente cerca de 250.000 dólares, y que la Policía vuelva a ser responsabilidad exclusiva de una sola persona.

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Ramón, la semana pasada el PNP demostró síntomas de su primera gran crisis en este cuatrienio. Ante la falta de oposición real, y lo inconsecuente que ha resultado ser el PPD, en este ciclo electoral todas las situaciones del diario vivir de la administración habían sido paliadas con relativo éxito.

La excepción a eso lo fueron los dos temas relacionados a los huracanes ligados a la administración Trump y que, por ende, eran “sexies” para cierto sector del “media monopoly” de EE.UU. Los cuales aún, de vez en cuando, remachan sobre los mismos. De hecho, ni tanto. Luego de aspavientos con el tema de Whitefish, ni las investigaciones congresionales, ni de las agencias investigativas federales, han levantado un ápice de ilegalidad. Pero, en fin, era sexy decir que el tipo que aspiraba a ser empresario, sin dinero y con oficina original en una choza de Montana, había obtenido un contrato millonario, no por sus conocimientos, sino porque lo traqueteó alguien en el ministerio de lo interior del gobierno de Trump. Si la era Trump hubiese sido en 1976, Steve Jobs y Steve Wozniak hubiesen sido lapidados y hoy no tendrías tu Iphone.

Pero a lo que vinimos. Tanto el choque frontal del gobernador con Rivera Schatz, así como el desaire que le realizara Trump ante su petición informal de estadidad, en sus consecuencias, representan la primera gran crisis del presente ciclo electoral para el PNP y sus aspiraciones a la reelección.

El primero sumerge a la administración en una incertidumbre fiscal que puede tener efectos políticos adversos. Además, abre una fisura de división que puede llenarles el barco de agua. El segundo, toca la fibra de lo que le da unidad al PNP: el asunto “ideológico”. Si las huestes del PNP, ante dicho desaire comienzan a perder de perspectiva eso que los une, por imposible que aparenta ser, junto con la fisura antes mencionada, puede ser el comienzo del final. Algo similar le pasó al PPD con AGP el cuatrienio anterior y su falta de liderazgo terminó enterrándolo. Ahora queda por verse el talante de liderazgo de Ricky.

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Iván, discrepo con el título que seleccionas. No estamos en una crisis del PNP sino en todo nuestro entorno económico y fiscal. Y eso, no es algo que nace en esta administración, sino que venimos experimentando con distintas gradaciones desde la administración de Sila María Calderón.

Ciertamente, el gobernador y el pueblo añaden a su lista de retos, el que no se haya podido cumplir con el acuerdo con la Junta de Supervisión Fiscal sobre la derogación de la Ley 80. Cumplirlo, aseguraba mucho dinero para nuestro desarrollo económico y protegía importantes derechos de la clase trabajadora como su bono de Navidad y sus días de vacaciones y enfermedad. Luego de que al gobernador recibiera el apoyo de la comisionada residente, alcaldes del PNP y su delegación en la Cámara de Representantes, el Senado determinó no darle paso.

Iván, cada funcionario electo es escogido democráticamente para tomar las determinaciones que entiendan benefician más a sus constituyentes. Muchas veces, las cosas que benefician al pueblo no son simpáticas. No obstante, por muchas décadas, otros han tomado determinaciones simpáticas y rehusado hacer lo correcto; por eso tenemos un gobierno en quiebra y una migración sin precedentes a otras jurisdicciones de los Estados Unidos.

El gobernador y los representantes tomaron su determinación señalando los posibles riesgos de no hacer lo correcto. El Senado tomó su determinación y es su derecho y responsabilidad. Pero, cada cual debe estar consciente que cada acción tiene resultados y hay que asumirlos y explicarlos. Eso le tocará a cada uno. No creo que el gobernador pierda liderato o apoyo con esta situación. Consistentemente, todos los estudios y encuestas de opinión resaltan la figura del gobernador porque no es un político tradicional y vino a hacer grandes cambios en las áreas de energía, educación, contributiva, salud, permisos, y otras.

Sobre Trump, lo que vi fue un gobernador valiente que exige para su pueblo la igualdad que merecemos. La reacción de Trump fue una “jocosa” ante un planteamiento al que no se puede oponer. Prefiero que mi gobernador utilice cada oportunidad que tenga para exigir la igualdad que solo nos dará la Estadidad.

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Jonathan Conrad Busch, 54, a former North Carolina teacher, is charged with two counts each of statutory rape of a child under the age of 15 and indecent liberties with a child, according to the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office.(Photo: Gaston County Sheriff’s Office)

GASTONIA, N.C. — Authorities arrested a former North Carolina teacher Thursday on sex offenses involving a minor.

The Gaston County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Jonathan Conrad Busch of Mooresville, North Carolina is charged with two counts each of statutory rape of a child under the age of 15 and indecent liberties with a child.

Gastonia Police Officer R.S. Lewis said in an arrest warrant the indecent liberties and statutory rape charges involved the same girl and occurred between June and September 2016.

According to WCNC-TV, Busch’s case has ties to former New York congressman Anthony Weiner’s federal sexting scandal back in 2016. The name of the minor in Busch’s case matches the minor’s name in the former congressman’s sexting case.

Weiner is currently serving a 21-month sentence in federal prison after admitting to illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl living in Gaston County.

Weiner had been married to Huma Abedin, a prominent aide to former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and many political experts cited his crime as a factor in Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump.

In a letter sent to parents, Lake Norman High School Principal Keith Gentle confirmed that Busch resigned from his position as a social studies teacher due to the nature of his criminal charges.

Iredell-Statesville Schools Superintendent Brady Johnson told NBC Charlotte that none of Busch’s crimes occurred on the high school’s campus nor did they involve any current or former students at the school.

More: Women allegedly had sex with teens, bragged of being ‘sexual deviants’

Related: Teacher sentenced for sex with 15-year-old student while pregnant

According to the school system, Busch worked at Lake Norman High School for almost 15 years as a social studies teacher.

Bob Leonard, a local resident who lives just up the road from Busch’s Mooresville house, told WCNC-TV that he never spoke with him. As a grandfather, Leonard said the criminal charges concerned him.

“It’s just a little disturbing that we learn more about this,” Leonard said. “The advice I’d have to people is to pay attention and get involved and know what your kids are doing.”

Busch was arrested and released on a $20,000 bond. He’s scheduled to appear in district court on Monday, according to WCNC-TV.

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Las autoridades federales indagan sobre el contratista y productor Jeff Fontánez, propietario de la desaparecida empresa Buena Vibra y de la actual compañía Cosa Buena Corp., en relación al presunto esquema de corrupc…

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Las autoridades federales indagan sobre el contratista y productor Jeff Fontánez, propietario de la desaparecida empresa Buena Vibra y de la actual compañía Cosa Buena Corp., en relación al presunto esquema de corrupción en la división de compras del municipio de San Juan.

Fuentes de EL VOCERO indican que agentes del Negociado Federal de Investigaciones (FBI), averiguan sobre el empresario, sus contratos y lazos con el ayuntamiento.

De acuerdo a las fuentes, el nombre de Fontánez surgió como parte de la pesquisa que efectúa el FBI sobre supuestos actos ilegales en el municipio.

La investigación surgió tras la radicación de una demanda interpuesta contra el ayuntamiento por parte de la exdirectora de la división de compras Yadira Molina, por alegadas represalias y hostigamiento laboral luego de que la exfuncionaria denunció las presuntas prácticas ante el secretario municipal Magdiel Pérez y la Oficina del Contralor.

La pasada semana este diario informó que el propietario de BR Solutions, Corp., Leonel Pereira, está en la mirilla de las autoridades federales.

Según el recurso legal, en el municipio de San Juan se inició una práctica por parte de los supervisores de Molina de solicitar órdenes de compra en horas de la tarde para cotizaciones o la entrega de artículos para el otro día.

Se alega que el ayuntamiento tenía unos “suplidores preferidos”, quienes cobraban el triple que los suplidores regulares, debido al poco tiempo con el que se solicitaban las cotizaciones. De acuerdo al recurso legal, Pereira le informó a Molina que su compañía recibía la lista de materiales y especificaciones de compras con varios días o hasta semanas antes de que el ayuntamiento emitiera la lista oficial de los artículos.

Ni niega ni confirma

El portavoz de prensa del FBI, Carlos Osorio, dijo que no podía confirmar ni negar la existencia de la pesquisa. Entretanto, personal del municipio de San Juan no devolvió llamada solicitando su reacción a este nuevo ángulo de la pesquisa federal.

EL VOCERO se comunicó con Fontánez, quien aseguró que no ha sido contactado por el FBI y negó haber cometido actos ilegales.

“Ningún acto ilegal”

“Los contratos están en el Contralor y son públicos. No he cometido ningún acto ilegal”, afirmó.

Al ser cuestionado sobre la implicación que hizo el representante novoprogresista Georgie Navarro de que le habría pagado un viaje a Minnesota a la alcaldesa Carmen Yulín Cruz para asistir a un juego de Grandes Ligas, Fontánez respondió “no tengo nada que decir sobre esto. Es mentira”.

De acuerdo al registro de contratos de la Oficina del Contralor, Cosa Buena Group obtuvo dos contratos con el ayuntamiento capitalino que totalizaron $306,222 para las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián para los años 2017 y 2018.

Uno por la cantidad de $136,000 del 16 de enero de 2018 al 21 de enero de 2018 por concepto de servicios de “publicidad, de representación o artísticos”. Bajo el renglón de tipo de servicio se indica que por “servicios de productor”.

El otro contrato fue por la cantidad de $170,222 del 16 de enero de 2017 al 23 de enero de 2017 por concepto de “servicios misceláneos no personales”. Bajo el renglón de tipo de servicio indica “servicios de rotulación”.

Catorce contratos

Mientras, que la empresa Buena Vibra Group, obtuvo 14 contratos entre enero de 2013 a septiembre de 2016 por $1,159,987.

Bajo el renglón de categoría de servicios figuran: “servicios de publicidad, de representación o artísticos; compra, venta y/o alquiler de inmuebles; interagenciales y servicios misceláneos no personales”.

Según el registro del Contralor Electoral, en el 2015 Fontánez hizo una donación de $1,000 a Cruz Soto.

Por su parte, la directora de comunicaciones del municipio, Carmen Serrano, ha sostenido que “la política del municipio de San Juan es que no hacemos comentarios sobre casos sometidos ante los tribunales o bajo investigación”.

Melissa Correa Velázquez, EL VOCERO

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Russia Investigation: After Congress threatened impeachment, the Department of Justice and FBI reluctantly handed over classified documents related to the Russia investigation. But they still haven’t fully complied with Congress’ request. Is this just more deep-state obstruction?

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Of course, that’s a loaded question. Sure, the bureaucrats at DOJ and the FBI have a responsibility to keep the nation’s secrets and to maintain the integrity of their own investigations. But they don’t have a right to hold back information legitimately requested by Congress for its investigation into the highly questionable behavior of both the DOJ and FBI during the Russia-Trump investigation.

“A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the department (of Justice) has partially complied with subpoenas from the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees after officials turned over more than a thousand new documents this week,” the Associated Press reported.

It’s that phrase “partially complied” that sticks in our throat. Imagine “partially complying” with a judge’s order to tell the whole and complete truth in a court case. Or “partially complying” with your requirement to file you taxes. Or “partially complying” with a police officer’s lawful order to stop.

“Partial” compliance isn’t enough. Congress has repeatedly requested documents for its investigation, but has been denied. And we need to be absolutely clear here: Congress has oversight authority over both the Justice Department and FBI. So saying “No” to Congress’ request, unless it’s grounded in serious national security concerns, is not acceptable. Period.

Try impeding an investigation by DOJ or the FBI and you’ll immediately be charged with obstruction or worse, with the possibility of going to prison for many years. Why should DOJ and the FBI be exempt from the law?

Some in Congress aren’t happy about all this. Republican Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina is one of them.

“New reports of DOJ-FBI compliance with document requests are NOT accurate,” he tweeted. “While they have turned over additional documents, the new documents represent a small percentage of what they owe.”

“The notion that DOJ/FBI have been forthcoming with Congress is false,” he wrote.

The problem is, Congress needs to get to the bottom of what looks to be a massive conspiracy within the FBI and DOJ to boost Hillary Clinton’s election chances, while impeding Trump’s. If true, and certainly evidence amassed so far indicates it is, it would be the biggest government scandal in at least 100 years. Bigger, yes, than Watergate.

That’s why Congress has sought so much documentation from FBI Deputy Director Rod Rosenstein. They demand more than 1.4 million documents, a large amount to be sure, but have only received roughly 800,000 pages. Last week’s delivery amounted to just 1,400 pages or so. So you can see why some investigation-minded representatives, such as Meadows, aren’t satisfied.

The Justice Department and FBI had a Friday deadline to hand over the documents. They only partially complied. Yet the vow by Rep. Devin Nunes “there’s going to be hell to pay” if they didn’t comply seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

Russia Investigation: Unanswered Questions

The questions about the Russia investigation launched by the FBI and later picked up by Special Counsel Robert Mueller are many.

Congress, for instance, wants access to transcripts of conversations between “confidential human sources” — spies — and Trump campaign officials.

Congressional Republicans also seek to understand how former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled the now-infamous Trump dossier, came to be paid by the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the FBI. Collusion, anyone?

And they also want to look into how the FBI and DOJ used the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy on the Trump campaign.

These are all legitimate issues. Stonewalling is an old strategy. Maybe the deep state is hoping for a Blue Wave in November to get Congress off its back.

Regardless, whether the U.S. remains a healthy, law-abiding republic or sinks to the level of other nations now ruled by corrupt elite bureaucracies is what’s at stake here. Who decides what gets handed over — a group of unelected bureaucrats, or the representatives of the American people?

Americans deserve answers. They should demand them.

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The game they play:

The Manipulations of the Public Opinions

Trump tries to deflect the public attention from the Elections 2016Russia” (and several “significant others”, do not miss this, it is very important) Scandal, by creating the “Biblical Children Border Crisis“, and Comey tries to deflect the unprecedented FBI criticism during his tenure by exploiting this crisis, (and “quite sincerely”, don’t get me wrong).

The name of the game is the same: to get the edge over the opponent in the court of the public opinion, and this looks very much like a political – ideological struggle. The phenomenon of “politicization” is ubiquitous and inescapable, that’s how it looks.

“Public opinion is a reed that moves with the wind. The rule of law is a rock that keeps us free”, said Judge Andrew Napolitano. Sounds about right. 

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The best evidence that Russia-gate is sinking beneath the waves is the way those pushing the pseudo-scandal are now busily covering their tracks. … arm of the Russian president” at a now-famous December 2015 Moscow …. The Times is right that the FBI slow-walked the investigation until Election Day.
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Fiscalía federal pierde caso de hostigamiento laboral

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Fiscalía Federal pierde caso por represalias y hostigamiento laboral

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The Real Constitutional Crisis

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James Comey found out he was being fired by Donald Trump by seeing it on TV. He told Nick Ferrari the truth of his relationship with the President of the US.

The former FBI Director was credited with turning the election in favour of Mr Trump after he announced an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email use shortly before the vote.

But his relationship with Trump turned sour and he was fired by the new President.

In a fascinating interview with Nick Ferrari, he describes his intimate dinners with Trump.

He said: “I never saw him laugh and I had dinner alone with him for about an hour and a half.

“He talks nearly the entire time and it’s about him telling you how great he is and seeking your affirmation. But there’s no humour, which is deeply concerning in a leader.”

James Comey had strong words for Donald Trump on LBC

James Comey had strong words for Donald Trump on LBC. Picture: PA / LBC

Mr Comey was extremely critical of the separation of immigrant children from their parents on the US border, but believes it may have led to the tide turning on the public’s perception of Trump.

“It’s a shameful thing,” he said. “If there’s any good in it, it may be awakening the American people to the way in which our values are being affected by this President.”

He believes the US has regressed to similar levels as the 1950s in terms of racism and intolerance, adding: “I think it’s very similar.

“We’re in a period of reaction and pain and retrenchment. And we’re led by someone who exploits that at the expense of the centre of America, which is our values.

“But the good news is, we always get back on track. I live in a wonderful diverse country, which is often messy and bumpy. We make great progress, we then retrench, then we make great progress again. We will be ok.”

Watch: James Comey Speaks To Nick Ferrari In Full

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A mass shooting researcher discusses how a shooter’s history can push people to commit mass killings. USA TODAY

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As mass shootings filter in and out of the news cycle at an almost dizzying pace with each new tragedy, the FBI has continued to probe why these atrocities continue and what can be done to stop them.

In a new report released Wednesday, the bureau shed light on behaviors of shooters before they acted out, finding most obtained a gun legally and did not have diagnosed mental health issues, points that run contrary to some popular beliefs.

Active shooting incidents have continued to plague the nation but last year, there were 30 incidents across the U.S. — the highest number since the FBI began tracking the phenomenon. Last year also broke a record for the highest death toll in any single year.

“Faced with so many tragedies, society routinely wrestles with a fundamental question: can anything be done to prevent attacks on our loved ones, our children, our schools, our churches, concerts and communities?” the study says. “There is cause for hope because there is something that can be done.”

More: FBI: More active shooting incidents in 2017 than any other year recorded

The 30-page report examines active shooter incidents from 2000 to 2013 and suspects in 63 cases, finding suspects showed signs before they attacked but law enforcement wasn’t notified in more than half the cases until it was too late.

Forty percent of suspects purchased a firearm or multiple guns legally for the sole purpose of an attack. Another 35 percent already legally owned a gun before planning an attack, meaning 75 percent of active shooter incidents reviewed by the FBI legally owned the gun they used in the attack.

The remaining suspects stole, borrowed or purchased a weapon illegally.

The FBI could only verify that 25 percent of the gunmen examined in the study had any type of mental illness diagnoses, including disorders affecting mood, anxiety and personality.

The study noted, although, that a large portion of shooters, about 62 percent, were dealing with stressors in their lives such as depression, anxiety and paranoia before their attack.

Those symptoms don’t mean the suspect was necessarily dealing with a mental illness and the conclusion that all active shooters are mentally ill is both “misleading and unhelpful,” the bureau said.

“In light of the very high lifetime prevalence of the symptoms of mental illness among the U.S. population, formally diagnosed mental illness is not a very specific predictor of violence of any type, let alone targeted violence,” the study says. “Careful consideration should be given to social and contextual factors that might interact with any mental health issue before concluding that an active shooting was ’caused’ by mental illness.”

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In an exclusive interview, former FBI director James Comey told DW’s Conflict Zone that despite his career in law enforcement, he doesn’t draw “the darkest inference” about US President Donald Trump’s vehement denials of collusion with Moscow.

“The fact that someone acts this way doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re guilty of something,” Comey told DW. “It could just be this president’s lifelong habit of attacking, attacking, attacking when he feels threatened. But I don’t know what it is, honestly.”

When asked whether he felt like he might get “tainted” by remaining in the Trump administration, Comey said that although there was potential for that, “I thought that was my duty.”

“The nature of the president actually increased my commitment to stay in my role and serve and protect the FBI and the American people,” Comey said.

“I knew it was going to be hard. I knew there were going to be all kinds of difficult situations, but I thought what a coward I would be to walk away from that when I’m supposed to be leading an organization that’s, by spirit and culture, independent.”

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Clinton later blamed him for losing the election after he sent lawmakers a letter 11 days before the vote, informing them that the FBI had found new emails deemed “pertinent to the investigation” He later said no evidence had been uncovered that could incriminate Clinton.

In May 2017, Trump fired Comey in a move that was criticized as potentially undermining a probe into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. Critics have accused him of harming the FBI’s credibility, which he has denied.

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