The investigators stopped the powerful Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg in a New York-area airport once he got off a private plane. They then searched his electronic devices and questioned him.
Vekselberg, as far as we know, is not suspected of any wrongdoing. But this search and interview indicates that Mueller’s team is closing in on the Donald Trump campaign and inauguration committee’s possible ties with Russians.
Vekselberg went to President Trump‘s poorly-attended inauguration in January 2017. His ticket was given to him by a cousin, Andrew Intrater, who is an American businessman and donated to Trump’s inauguration.
Viktor Vekselberg was also at a 2015 dinner in Russia which was attended by ex-national security adviser and corrupt criminal Michael Flynn and the Russian President (dictator) Vladimir Putin.
Flynn, who was Trump’s first national security adviser, resigned shortly after taking office once it came out that he lied to the Vice President Mike Pence and several other officials regarding his sketchy dealings with the then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Viktor Vekselberg was among many Russian individuals and entities who were hit with harsh U.S. sanctions in April in response to Moscow’s broad destabilizing activities.
Robert Mueller’s team is looking into Russia’s efforts to rig the 2016 presidential election and the collusion between the members of the Donald Trump campaign and Moscow.
Donald Trump, a notorious, chronic, and proven liar has denied all wrongdoing on his part as well as on the part of his criminal campaign associates, and he has dishonestly called Mueller’s investigation a “hoax” and a “witch hunt.” Luckily, he won’t be president for much longer.