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Report: McCain met with Putin ally
United Press International ^ | Jan. 25, 2008

Posted on 01/29/2008 2:06:49 PM PST by Ivan the Terrible

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- John McCain's campaign manager reportedly helped arrange the introduction of the Arizona senator to politically connected Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska.

The Washington Post Friday said the meeting took place in 2006 at a dinner party in Switzerland and was followed up by a similar encounter in Montenegro seven months later.

The Post said there was no evidence that McCain, a Republican presidential hopeful, and Deripaska had any further contact, but the newspaper contended the meeting illustrated the obstacles McCain faces in campaigning as a Washington "outsider" despite his long Senate career.

The Switzerland meeting was social in nature and took place in conjunction at the same time as the World Economic Summit in Davos, the Post said. It was arranged by Rick Davis, who was a lobbyist for a firm representing Deripaksa's aluminum company.

The Post said Deripaska is billionaire several times over and is a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 2006; aluminum; davismanafort; davos; deripaska; johnmccain; manafort; mccain; montenegro; olegderipaska; oligarchs; putin; rickdavis; summit; switzerland; ukraine; washingtonpost; washpo
Aide Helped Controversial Russian Meet McCain
When Deripaska met McCain, Davis was part of Davis Manafort, a lobbying firm that was being paid to provide political advice to pro-Russian and oligarch-funded candidates in Ukraine, according to interviews and news accounts. At the same time, McCain was publicly supporting those candidates' Western-oriented democratic rivals.
1 posted on 01/29/2008 2:06:50 PM PST by Ivan the Terrible
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To: Ivan the Terrible
So he really does have some international and foreign experience.

Take that Mitt!

2 posted on 01/29/2008 2:14:31 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Ivan the Terrible
Willard has stock in Russian Companies!
Meeting a Russian or owning part of a Russian Company,
Which is worse?
3 posted on 01/29/2008 2:47:41 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rudy,Romney,McCain, Huckabee will send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: Fedora

PING


4 posted on 12/04/2017 5:58:49 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

The Manafort tie here is significant. The emerging picture seems to be that the Russian and Ukraine lobbies were both courting politicians of both parties considerably prior to last year’s campaign cycle, and politicians such as McCain and Clinton were happy to take bribes from both sides while publicly declaring an anti-Putin stance.


5 posted on 12/05/2017 2:27:03 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Fedora

This is quite interesting.


6 posted on 12/09/2017 6:07:40 PM PST by SamAdams76
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