There’s a fascinating article over on the Washington Post this week. How the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’ forged ties with Russia and the Trump campaign — and came under investigators’ scrutiny by Manuel Roig-Franzia, Rosalind S. Helderman, William Booth and Tom Hamburger. It seems that the men and women behind Britain’s celebrated exit from the European Union—many of them vastly wealthy—had links to Russian intelligence and to (wait for it) the Trump campaign. In other words, yes, this is looking more and more like an international conspiracy.
Who are these people? They are the “hard-partying lot who dubbed themselves the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit.’ Their efforts to simultaneously cultivate ties to Russian officials and Trump’s campaign have captured the interest of investigators in the United Kingdom and the United States, including special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.” Their number include British businessmen and a goodly number of the leaders of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). Their contacts range from Steve Bannon to the Russian ambassador to the U.K., Alexander Yakovenko.
Also present in that circle, for a time at least, was Russian diplomat “Alexander Udod, who then helped arrange a lunch for the UKIP leaders with the Russian ambassador, Yakovenko. (Udod was one of 23 suspected Russian intelligence officers ejected from Britain this year after the nerve agent attack against Sergei Skripal, a Russian double agent, and his adult daughter, in Salisbury in south England.)”
Spies, assassins, billionaires, and Trump supporters…Quite a crew. Might make a great James Bond movie. Let’s get Eon Productions on the phone. They might just buy a treatment.
If the FBI doesn’t get there first.