by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:
MI6 English agent Christopher Steele won’t tell who his Russian sources were for his bogus dossier. The entire thing was a sham but he did attempt to put faces to some of his sources.
Regardless, we’ve identified two of the ‘Russians’ likely used in the Steele dossier.
The first real Russian identified and linked to the Steele dossier is Simon Kukes. We know Kukes is related to the bogus dossier because Steele mentioned Kukes in his meeting with State Department official Kathleen Kavalec. Kavalec said that the CIA’s Firestone brought Kukes in.
Remember, Firestone was kicked out of Russia because he was turning Russians into spies. Perhaps Firestone turned Kukes?
Far left Mother Jones wrote a piece about Kukes in September 2016 (see photo above from their report) as the fake news media was trying to tie candidate Trump to Putin. They discussed Kukes in their piece:
Now there’s another Russian connection to add the list: Open Secrets reported Monday that Simon Grigorievich Kukes, a Russian-American oil magnate who has headed a number of Russian oil companies, has given more than $150,000 to the Trump campaign and Trump Victory, the campaign’s joint fundraising committee, since March of this year. These donations mark the first time he’s contributed to federal elections, according to FEC filings.
Kukes, a US citizen who was born in the former USSR and immigrated in his twenties, has worked at or led a number of Russian oil companies. After returning to Russia in 1995 to be a vice president at the Moscow office of Amoco oil, an American company, he went to work as a vice president at Yukos oil, one of Russia’s largest oil companies. In 1998, he was hired to lead Tyumen, a large Russian oil producer, as president and CEO; in 2003, Kukes returned to Yukos on the heels of the high-profile ouster of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the company’s president and then the richest man in Russia. Khodorkovsky was sentenced to 10 years in prison on tax evasion charges that are widely-believed to have been trumped up by the Putin administration as retaliation for the billionaire’s advocacy for democracy and corporate governance reform.
We don’t know if Khordorkovsky or Kukes were set up by Firestone or the CIA. It looks likely based on Putin’s actions. What we do know however, is that Simon Kukes was compromised in another CIA operation back in 2003.
The CIA accused Kukes of racketeering and bribing Russian officials in an oil merger. It was between BP (British Petroleum), the world’s largest oil company, and TNK, a company Kukes managed as CEO. He was never charged. TNK, however, is out of business. Kukes fled Russia in fear, and notice no one in the liberal media ever mentions this.
Currently Kukes runs a company that produces oil and gas from shale in the U.S. The value of the company skyrocketed 600 per cent in one week in July and increased $64 million.
Judicial Watch released the email between Kathlene Kavalec to Bruce Ohr discussing Kukes.