FBI tries to contact Russian ‘sex coaches’ who claim they have collusion proof
FBI agents traveled to Thailand to try to interview two Russian “sex coaches” held in a Bangkok jail who are pitching a deal to spill the beans on President Trump’s alleged collusion with the Kremlin during the 2016 election for a guarantee of amnesty, a report on Tuesday said.
The G-men contacted Thailand’s immigration bureau last week to try to set up the meeting with Anastasia Vashukevich, who goes by the name Nastya Rybka, and Alexander Kirillov, CNN reported, citing sources in the department.
Thai officials denied the request because only attorneys and family members of people detained are allowed access, the report said.
The two sent a handwritten letter last month to the US Embassy offering to turn over the evidence in exchange for amnesty.
A spokesperson for the embassy in Bangkok referred the cable network to a statement it released last week.
“We are aware of media reports of this individual’s arrest. She is not a US citizen, and we would refer you to Thai law enforcement for further questions,” it said.
Vashukevich, 21, and Kirillov, who sometimes uses the pseudonym Alex Lesley, were among 10 people arrested last month at a “sex training” seminar in the resort town of Pattaya.
They said Moscow was behind their arrests because they didn’t want them to reveal evidence of meddling, an allegation Russia denies.
Vashukevich claims she is the former mistress of Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch and friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
She posted a video on Instagram of Deripaska and Russian deputy prime minister Sergei Prikhodko on a yacht discussing Russia’s interference in the election.
The video has since been removed from the site.
She also said she has photos and videos of Deripaska meeting with at least three unnamed Americans in 2016 and 2017.
Deripaska, who denied the affair, is also an ex-business associate of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Manafort has been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller on a laundry list of charges, including conspiracy, lying to investigators and laundering millions of dollars he was paid by a Ukrainian political with connections to Putin.
Vashukevich has said that if Thai authorities return her and Kirillov to Russia they will be killed.
“If we go back to Russia we will die in Russian’s [sic] prison or they will kill us,” she said in an Instagram post. “This is very serious … Please USA help us not to die from Russians!”