Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
According to a bombshell report from The Daily Beast, a Trump campaign staffer by the name of Daniel Gelbinovich worked behind the scenes to help shield Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich from potential inclusion for Treasury Department sanctions.
The story has been corroborated by two D.C. lobbyists who chose to remain anonymous due to the sensitive nature of the news. Even more incredibly, Gelbinovich himself does not deny it happened:
“I approached the lobbyists on behalf of a private equity firm that requested outreach for this type of work,” he said in an email to The Daily Beast.