Finally, in the case of the «Russian ties» trump appeared a native Muscovite

© AP Photo / Andrew Epstein Nagpra near the White houseFinally, in the case of the «Russian ties» trump appeared a native Muscovite© AP Photo / Andrew Nagpur Ardev, a columnist for RIA Novosti

The circle of persons involved in the scandalous investigation, «the Russian intervention» in last year’s U.S. presidential election, another, the sixth person. This time the defendant was a former Russian citizen, living in USA, 34 — year-old Boris Epstein. In the recent past — Advisor to the President of Donald trump.

The special Committee on intelligence of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress sent Epstein a request for information as part of the investigation, reported ABC News. Epstein refuses to testify, but his team of lawyers have contacted the Committee to clarify what data we want to Congress. According to the TV channel, they are interested in its role in the election campaign trump.

One of the lawyers of Boris Epstein said that while we are talking about the voluntary provision of information.

Special adviser

Boris Epshtein was born in 1982 (according to others, in 1983) year in Moscow. In 1993, his parents moved to the USA where in 2004 he graduated from the School of foreign service at Georgetown University, and in 2007 — the legal center at the same University. While studying in Georgetown met with the son of the Donald trump — Eric.

Epstein’s business career started in new York, where he worked on transactions in securities and Finance at a number of banks and companies. As a strategist made his debut in the presidential campaign of John McCain in 2008.

Assume that familiarity with the Eric trump Epstein opened the way to the inner circle of the current President of the United States, where he managed to play a prominent role in the election campaign trump senior. After winning the election that appointed him senior Advisor to the transition team, then as the Director of communications for the inaugural Committee, and then as his special adviser, whose responsibilities included the coordination and briefing of the White house, exposed in the media on behalf of the President.

«You have to ask Russia if she tried to intervene. And if there was such an attempt, how could I know about it? But if someone doesn’t like the foreign policy trump to Express his opinion he can in three years and a half at the polling station,» said Epstein.

Today, the media remind that in October 2013 it held an event entitled «Invest in Moscow!» to participate in which involved representatives of the Moscow authorities. He was accused of Pro-Russian statements that he allegedly did on behalf of trump. Remember his interview with CNN, in which Epstein said that Russia did not seize Crimea, as well as repeated statements in support of President Vladimir Putin.

The sixth person involved

Boris Epstein became the sixth person whose name appears in the investigation of «Russian influence» on the U.S. presidential election.

The first defendant and the first victim of the investigation became General Michael Flynn, former head of military intelligence, a very short time held the position of adviser to the President on national security. Because of the accusations of «Russian ties» Flynn was forced to leave his post after he acknowledged that Vice-President Mike Pence incomplete information about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.

The former head of the election campaign trump by Paul Manafort, an unofficial Advisor Roger stone, former Advisor on foreign policy Carter Paige expressed a willingness to voluntarily submit to Congress all the necessary information and materials and stated that they cooperate with the investigation.

Personal lawyer Donald trump Michael Cohen has also received a proposal of the Committee dealing with the investigation, «to provide information and evidence of» his contacts with Russian officials. However, he refused to do, arguing that «the request was badly formulated, too generic and does not imply clear answers». Cohen denies that he has any ties with Russia, according to ABC News.

Finally, the son-in-law of Donald trump and a member of the presidential administration Jared Kushner may also get an offer to testify in Congress. In particular, I suspect that he tried to organize a «secret channel» of communication team trump with the Kremlin.

US intelligence agencies had previously accused Russia of trying to influence the election, Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations, press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov called them «completely unfounded». Some time ago to investigate the «relationships trump of Russia», which deny as the White house and the Kremlin, was appointed special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. In addition, two parallel investigations are Committee on intelligence of the Senate and house of representatives of the U.S. Congress.