For­mer pals of Putin are wary of toxic at­mo­sphere

Irish Daily Mirror - - STATESIDE -

Fol­low­ing the failed mur­der bid on Sergei Skri­pal in Sal­is­bury, it looks like the Rus­sian state may have been forced to stop poi­son­ing peo­ple who hold too much in­for­ma­tion.

Af­ter the bun­gled mis­sion to si­lence the spy, it ap­pears those that may pose a threat to na­tional se­cu­rity now con­ve­niently die in he­li­copter crashes.

Take Rus­sian Deputy At­tor­ney Gen­eral Saak Kara­petyan – a for­mer ally of Vladimir Putin.

AC­CUSED

He’s ac­cused of di­rect­ing lawyer Natalia Ve­sel­nit­skaya to hold the Trump Tower meet­ing with the Pres­i­dent’s cronies.

Don Trump Jr (the other be­ing his brother Eric Trump), lackey Jared Kush­ner and con­victed con Paul Manafort were there.

When it was fi­nally made pub­lic it was billed as a dis­cus­sion about the adop­tion of Rus­sian chil­dren.

In re­al­ity, they were told the Rus­sian at­tor­ney had a bag full of dirt on ri­val Hil­lary Clin­ton.

Now Kara­petyan has been mys­te­ri­ously killed in a Rus­sian he­li­copter crash.

Maybe the weight of his se­crets took the chop­per down or more likely it was the bul­lets found in the body that made it crash.

Be­fore his death this week, Kara­petyan had been in charge of the Rus­sian crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the poi­son­ing Skri­pal and his daugh­ter Yu­lia in March.

Given Rus­sia’s pa­thetic re­sponse to the Sal­is­bury poi­son­ing that two of their death team were in fact on a UK tourist trip, I’m wait­ing for Rus­sian of­fi­cials to say Kara­petyan’s pi­lot flew into the bul­lets.

KILLED Saak Kara­petyan

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