World politics are certainly beginning to sound more like Hollywood movies each day. We currently have fake Russian and Iranian social media accounts trying to influence politics in the West, and of course, allegations of the “rigged” elections in which Trump won. Now, the leads to such frightening allegations have been renewed, courtesy of an escort girl connected to a Russian oligarch.
The escort girl, a Belarus model named Anastasia Vashukevich a.k.a. Nastya Rybka claims to know more about Russia’s interference on the said U.S. election. Vashukevich apparently is “sex guru” who went in touch with a Russian oligarch and businessman Oleg Deripaska. Deripaska is known to be close with Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager.
After lending her services to Deripaska, Vashukevich stated that she taped conversations with him regarding Russia’s interference with the U.S. election. However, she also apparently made a deal with Deripaska to no longer speak of the matter and turned over the tapes to him. When officials asked what the tapes contained specifically, Vashukevich said that they will have to ask Deripaska themselves.
At the moment, Vashukevich is facing trial and prosecution for charges of soliciting and conspiracy. She pleaded not guilty but could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. As for what kind of deal Vashukevich and Deripaska made, the escort did not specify. It is also still unclear whether Vashukevich is holding copies of her own tape regarding the conversation about Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election.