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Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:22 AM

Revealed: ex-KGB agent met Boris Johnson at Italian party

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/nov/17/boris-johnson-met-alexander-lebedev-without-security-after-nato-summit

Boris Johnson met an ex-KGB agent during a highly controversial trip to attend a party two days after attending a high-level Nato summit that focused on Russia, the Observer can reveal.

The prime minister, who was foreign secretary at the time, met Russian billionaire businessman Alexander Lebedev, whose family owns Britain’s Independent and Evening Standard newspapers, following a summit of foreign ministers in Brussels staged in the wake of the poisoning of ex-Russian agent Sergei Skripal.

The two met in Italy in April 2018, a month after the attack using the novichok nerve agent in Salisbury, when Johnson, in what appears to be a highly unusual break with protocol, apparently left behind his personal security detail and flew to a lavish party at a palazzo near Perugia hosted by Lebedev’s son Evgeny.

While the meeting with Evgeny Lebedev was confirmed to the Guardian in September, Alexander Lebedev denied meeting Johnson.

However a spokesman has gone on to acknowledge that the meeting between Johnson and Alexander Lebedev, a former KGB officer, did take place, though he insisted there was nothing was out of the ordinary.

“He goes there [Italy] often to stay with his son. He is in Europe a lot and has met pretty much all Evgeny’s friends here over the years. So there is nothing particularly unusual about the meeting,” said the spokesman for Alexander Lebedev.

It is not known what was discussed or how long the meeting between Moscow-based Alexander Lebedev and Johnson lasted. When asked to comment, Downing Street declined.

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Dennis Donovan Nov 17 OP
PJMcK Nov 17 #1
empedocles Nov 17 #2
Odoreida Nov 17 #4
Farmer-Rick Nov 17 #6
thesquanderer Nov 17 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 17 #3
Farmer-Rick Nov 17 #5
paleotn Nov 17 #7
Kid Berwyn Nov 17 #8

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:22 AM

1. Is there such a thing as an ex-KGB agent? (n/t)

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:29 AM

2. Who has high level political, international, . . . meetings?

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 09:58 AM

4. The KGB has not existed since 1992.

Do you mean the FSB?

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Response to Odoreida (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:00 AM

6. The article says ex-KGB agent.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:43 AM

9. Right, ex-KGB. Now he's FSB. ;-) (n.t)

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 09:56 AM

3. If it was above board, he would not have ditched his security detail. . . . nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 09:59 AM

5. Boy, Shorty Putin sure has a collection of puppets throughout the world

While Russians can't afford to buy cars, are jailed for critisizing him and barely keep their homes warm, shorty Putin pays out millions to buy puppets to do his bidding.

Amazing how capitalism allows for such easy betrayal.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:03 AM

7. It's going to take a long, long time...

to clean the "russia" out of the west. If that's even possible. Sometimes I miss the old days when anything Russian automatically kicked off massive alarm bells. Now we simply let these parasites in the front door, to drain us at their leisure.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:27 AM

8. Mebbe now Boris will release that Russia-BREXIT Report

“It's Classified.” — Boris Johnson

https://time.com/5729984/boris-johnson-russian-interference/

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