Esme Cribb – TPM:
A Ukrainian lawmaker who met with President Donald Trump’s top lawyer Michael Cohen during the transition is now the subject of a treason investigation, according to several reports.
Prosecutors accused Andrii Artemenko, a member of Ukraine’s parliament, of conspiring with Russia to commit “subversive acts against Ukraine,” according to a Tuesday report by the New York Times. They accused Artemenko of pushing a proposed deal that could “legitimize the temporary occupation” of the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed by force in 2014.
Per the report, Artemenko met with Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen and Trump associate Felix Sater, a convicted felon and government informant, to discuss the plan in January.
A Ukrainian lawmaker allegedly worked to legitimize Russian occupation, and Mr. Trump promised relaxing US sanctions against Russia enacted in the wake of that occupation. And the Ukrainian lawmaker met with Mr. Trump’s lawyer. Huh.
Remember those names. Connect the dots.
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