The FBI has tried to satisfy with two self-proclaimed “intercourse coaches” held in a Thai jail who declare to have details about Russian efforts to meddle within the 2016 election, CNN reported Tuesday.
FBI brokers contacted Thailand’s Immigration Bureau final week to attempt to arrange a gathering with Anastasia Vashukevich and Alexander Kirillov, each Belarusian residents, CNN reported, citing a high-level Thai official.
Thai officers turned down that request, nevertheless, as a result of solely the detainees’ legal professionals and members of the family are permitted entry to them.
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok referred CNN’s questions concerning the matter to Thai regulation enforcement.
Vashukevich and Kirillov despatched a handwritten letter to the U.S. Embassy final month providing to offer proof of Russian meddling to U.S. authorities in trade for asylum.
The U.S. intelligence committee has beforehand concluded that Moscow sought to intrude within the 2016 presidential election and favored President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ‘subversion’ at VA MORE‘s candidacy. Particular counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE is conducting a felony investigation into the matter.
Vashukevich and Kirillov have been amongst a number of Russian-speaking intercourse coaches arrested at a seminar in Thailand final month for working with out permits.
Vashukevich, who is thought on social media by the identify Nastya Rybka, claims that she is the previous mistress of Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch near Russian President Vladimir Putin.
She alleges that she witnesses conferences between Deripaska and unnamed Individuals in 2016 and 2017. Deripaska denies having an affair with Vashukevich.