Oleg Deripaska called an absolute lie, the publication of the newspaper The New York Times that he is ready to testify before the U.S. Congress about the “intervention” of Russia in the American elections in exchange for lack of jurisdiction. The businessman said, that does not require immunity for participation in the proceedings.
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The article, titled “Russian seeking immunity to help in congressional hearings” was published in the newspaper the New York Times on may 27. The publication referred to the anonymity of the parliamentarians.
The businessman stressed that the allegations of journalists is not true. “I do have evidence — which, of course, frustrating to some point directly on the opposite in relation to the history of Russian intervention”, — said in a statement Deripaska, placed at the disposal of RBC.
According to the businessman, the only truth in this article is the fact that he wants to help the committees of Congress to “establish the truth”, and claim that he tried to achieve “in a soap Opera something more than justice” are false.
Oleg Deripaska pointed out that the main condition for cooperation is to halt the spread of slander and other attacks by the “anonymous US officials”. Deripaska also noted that representatives of the special Committee on intelligence of the Senate and house of representatives of the U.S. Congress have contacted a lawyer in Washington, “but not Vice versa.”