Deripaska’s lobbyist visits Assange more than anyone
US citizen Adam Waldman, whose client is Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, visits the founder of Wikileaks in the embassy of Ecuador.
Lobbyist from the USA Adam Waldman became the most frequent visitor of Julian Assange, who has been staying at the Embassy of Ecuador since 2012. As The Guardian writes, last year, Waldman visited the founder of Wikileaks nine times.
The publication emphasizes that no one met with Assange in 2017 more often than Waldman. The topics and reasons for the meetings are not known to the newspaper but the article focuses on the fact that billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who came in the sight of the special US prosecutor Robert Mueller investigating Russia's attempts to tamper with the elections in the United States, has been among the lobbyist’s clients since 2009.
In particular, according to the newspaper, in 2017, Deripaska paid Waldman a total of $ 562 thousand. According to the available documents, this amount was used to pay for legal consultations related to UC Rusal.
In addition, in 2009, when the cooperation between Deripaska and Waldman had just started, he helped the billionaire to solve problems with the American visa: as WSJ previously wrote, Washington refused to issue it due to the fact that he suspected Deripaska of having links with criminals. The billionaire himself denied these accusations.