Justice Dept Says American TV Host Accepted Gift From Sanctioned Russian Oligarch

So, who was it? I have an idea.

Justice Dept Says American TV Host Accepted Gift From Sanctioned Russian Oligarch

Justice Dept Says American TV Host Accepted “Easter Gift Deliveries” From Sanctioned Russian Oligarch

So, who was it? I have an idea.

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and several of his associates have been indicted today by the U.S. Department of Justice for sanctions evasion and obstruction of justice.

Here is the Reuters piece:

U.S. unseals indictment against Oleg Deripaska for violating sanctions
NEW YORK, Sept 29 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Thursday unsealed an indictment accusing the Russian industrialist…

…here is the indictment itself:

Russian Oligarch Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska and Associates Indicted for Sanctions Evasion and…
The Justice Department announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging a U.S. citizen and three citizens of the…

…and a short piece by researcher Jim Stewartson:

Oligarch Oleg Deripaska Indicted 🎉
Well hot damn. It's about time. Oleg Deripaska, who worked with Paul Manafort for over a decade to try and destroy…

“Easter gift delivery”?

Something notable in the PDF of the indictment (all bolding is mine):

Moreover, between in or about May 2018 and in or about 2020, Bardakova instructed Shriki to purchase and send flower and gift deliveries on behalf of Deripaska to Deripaska’s social contacts in the United States and Canada.
The deliveries included, among others, Easter gift deliveries to a U.S. television host, two flower deliveries to a then-former Canadian Parliament member, and two flower deliveries in 2020 to Voronina while she was in the United States in 2020 to give birth to Deripaska’s child.

So, who was this unnamed “U.S. television host” who has just been put on notice by the Justice Department for accepting multiple illegal gifts?

I can think of quite a few people who could fit that profile, but

My money’s on this guy:

Now, this is hardly the first report of Carlson’s direct alignment with Russian talking points.

In fact, this has been going on for quite some time.

Here he is three years ago saying,

“Why do I care what is going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia? And I’m serious, like why do I care? And why shouldn’t I root for Russia, which I am!”

You might also want to watch this recent report from Chris Hayes at MSNBC:

In a wartime context, from his pulpit of the most-watched cable news show on the second most-watched cable network in the country, stuff like this looks a lot to me like treason:

Traitors and Spies

I hope people are starting to understand that there is a distinctly anti-American vein running through many of our most popular media organizations, that these operations are funded by both domestic and foreign actors who wish our nation great harm, and that we must continue to pressure our government to throw off this dirty veil of foreign influence we find ourselves trapped under.

Cyber-Mobster Tactics: Hack-For-Hire, Journalist Intimidation

For example, my colleague Scott Stedman at Forensic News is being sued with abusive SLAPP lawfare in an unrelated jurisdiction by a totally-innocent and definitely-not-a-criminal named Walter Soriano for reporting very important information like this (all bolding is mine):

Walter Soriano, a target of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into foreign election interference in 2016, appears to be a key middle-man connecting a network of Israeli hacking and surveillance firms to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and former Trump National Security Adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
Under the umbrella of technology conglomerate NSO Group, two business entities appear critical to understanding the relationship between Soriano, Russian oligarchs, and Flynn: OSY Technologies, and Circles.

NSO Group is a company with an extensive resume in white collar crime. They are absolutely notorious at this point.

Nasty, vile, human-rights-violating stuff. Implicated in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, among various other horrific incidents. Repressive government shit.

As for Soriano, well…

Here he is on this very interesting list:

Oh, my, what a cast of characters.

Meanwhile, in Russia:

Villain Origin Story

It was reported that Tucker Carlson’s mother never loved him or his brother, told them as much, and left them in the care of their father early in life.

When you realize your own mother doesn’t like you, when she says that, it’s like, oh gosh,” he told Mr. Carolla, adding that he “felt all kinds of rage about it.”

She hated her boys so much, she explicitly left them $1 each in her will. They had to go to court to try and recover an inheritance.

Tucker’s father has an extensive history as a senior propagandist for the U.S. Government. This fact is extremely underreported mostly because media doesn’t like reporting on itself, but isn’t difficult to find out more about.

When Tucker, a mediocre student, failed to be accepted to the CIA upon graduation from university (for which his girlfriend, later wife’s father, the school’s headmaster, had interceded to get him accepted), his father, a journalist himself, told Tucker to consider journalism because “they’ll take anybody”.

Here is some of what the elder Carlson has been up to in public nowadays:

Cool Story, Bro

Irrespective of the reality that Carlson is an empty, broken shell of a boy who was never loved by his mother, for which we all have paid a heavy price— he is also a grown ass man who brainwashes vulnerable Americans for power and money, day in and day out.

Bottom Line:

Tucker Carlson should be investigated for sanctions violations within context of any “gifts” he may have accepted from Oleg Deripaska or other individuals on the sanctions list.

…and perhaps the Department of Justice should consider whether any FARA violations have occurred, as well.

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