While the Donald Trump – Russia investigation, and the ‘Spygate’ scandal, seem to have fallen off the map for most Americans in light of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process, the Robert Mueller investigation is still ongoing, as are investigations into the questionable spying by the Barack Obama administration on its political rivals.
However, just as interesting, is the intrigue surrounding other people drawn into the drama of American politics.
This is interesting because this particular deputy AG was involved in multiple international lobbying efforts. Indeed, this Russian deputy AG, who was tied to the ‘Trump Tower’ meeting, died in an extremely strange crash, after an unauthorized takeoff, in a craft piloted by an experienced pilot.
Saak Albertovich Karapetyan was on an ‘unauthorized’ helicopter flight, which ended up crashing near the village of Vonyshevo.
Vonyshevo is part of the rural area around Moscow.
Mr. Karapetyan was, allegedly, behind the plan to use Veselnitskaya to overturn various anti-corruption laws, regulations, and acts that targeted Russia, such as the United States’ Magnitsky Act, which was passed into law in 2012.
That particular act was passed to commemorate Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer who died while working to expose a $230 million fraud scheme being carried out in Russia.
These various laws and regulations around the world have, according to many accounts, incensed and angered Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Allegedly, it was Karapetyan who signed a letter in 2014, which was sent from the Russian government to an American court, which refused offers of American assistance in the investigation into the death of Magnitsky.
The letter was even reportedly drafted with aide from Veselnitskaya.
The meeting, which some have said was an opportunity for the Russian government representative to hand over derogatory information about Hilary Clinton, but which Trump Jr. called a “waste of time,” became the focus of leftist scorn when the Mueller investigation seemed to suggest some sort of wrongdoing involving the meeting.
However, none was ever found.
According to Veselnitskaya, however, the meeting was, at least in part, about discussions concerned with the Magnitsky Act, and she said that Donald Trump Jr. promised to look into it if his father won the presidency.
Veselnitskaya declared that Trump Jr. said that “if we come to power,” they could look at the issue, and the law, and consider what, if anything, to do about it.
She said that he also stated that “our side” might have messed up in passing that law, but that it would likely take a long time to get to the bottom of what had gone wrong and how to fix the law.
It is interesting that a government official in Russia, especially one who was so influential in pushing forward the nation’s foreign policy objectives around the world, would crash in an ‘unauthorized’ helicopter.
Earlier this year, Karapetyan was exposed in a court in Switzerland for a plot to enlist a law enforcement from another nation to work as a double-agent for the Kremlin, and the Russian government.
According to media speculation, the 58-year-old Russian deputy attorney general was privy to many of the most notorious operations and schemes that President Putin had allegedly carried out.
He also worked repeatedly in order to prevent international investigations into Russia’s alleged crimes.
It was also Mr. Karapetyan who publicly lashed out at Britain concerning allegations of assassinations carried out by Russian hitmen against former GRU spies and officers on British soil.
Perhaps most interesting of all, however, is why Stanislav Mikhnov, a 54-year-old and an experienced pilot, took off in the adverse weather conditions that night without authorization.
For years, there have been suggestions that Russian politics and the nation’s government in general was run in a much more ‘cutthroat’ manner than many outside the nation believed.
After all, the leader of the nation was formerly of the KGB, the ‘shield and sword’ of the communist party.
Of course, there’s always the chance that Mikhnov decided to fly in inclement weather, without authorization, against his better judgment as a pilot with years of experience.
Or, perhaps Saak Albertovich Karapetyan had outlived his usefulness, and perhaps his associate Veselnitskaya could be next?