During the 2016 presidential election, indicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort offered private daily briefings on the candidate to Russian president Vladimir Putin’s top oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, as a way of working off the enormous sum of money he owes him.
Now, Deripasaka’s self-described “mistress,” Belarusian professional escort Nastya Rybka, whose birth name is Anastasia Vashukevich, has issued a shocking offer on Instagram to U.S. journalists and intelligence officials from a Thai jail where she was arrested, along with nine of her co-workers, for holding a $600-per-person “sex training workshop” without a permit. You can watch video of the arrest below this article.
In her cry for help, Rybka leverages a claim that she is the “missing link” tying together Trump, Manafort, Deripaska and Putin, leading some to question if she may have knowledge of the notorious “pee tape” mentioned in the Christopher Steele dossier.
The dossier famously documents how the Trump campaign and Putin government conspired to tip the election against Hillary Clinton, in order to get the U.S. to lift Obama-era sanctions against Russia for its invasion of the Ukraine.
In other words, Rybka is offering Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller the goods that could wrap up his Trump-Russia investigation in a pretty pink bow.
In an Instagram video from a Thai paddy wagon today, Rybka claims:
I am the only witness and the missing link in the connection between Russia and the U.S. elections — the long chain of Oleg Deripaska, Prikhodko, Manafort, and Trump. In exchange for help from U.S. intelligence services and a guarantee of my safety, I am prepared to provide the necessary information to America or to Europe or to the country which can buy me out of Thai prison.
Rybka is a known quantity in Russia, after Putin challenger Alexei Navalny revealed last month a series of pictures from the sex worker’s Instagram account showing her embracing Deripaska on a yacht in the summer of 2016. Navalny claims Deripaska brought Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko along on the trip, in order to bribe him to help fix the U.S. election for Trump. But the Russian government forced Instagram to scrub the photos of Deripaska and Prikhodo fraternizing.
In her video, Rybka claimed her arrest was actually orchestrated by Kremlin agents as revenge for her having leaked the footage of Deripaska and Prikhodko on the yacht. Thai threats that she would be deported back to Russia suggest that she will be jailed or worse once she returns, where Putin famously murders or jails anyone who defies his regime.
Suspiciously, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, ex-chief of the Federal Security Service, happened to be giving a talk in Bangkok today “on the security of Russian tourists,” according to Russian news outlet, RIA Novosti.
Please USA save us from Russia!” Rybka she posted in English on Instagram. “All this cases are political repressions!”
It is odd that Thai officials are letting her use her smart phone in prison.
Either way, here’s hoping Mueller gets to her before Putin does.