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Former FBI Official Who Accused Trump Of Colluding With Russia SENTENCED For Russian Collusion!

Well, would you take a look at that? You can’t make this kind of stuff up my friends.

Charles McGonigal is a former FBI official who accused President Trump of colluding with Russia; in fact, McGonigal helped investigate the former President for this purported Russian collusion.

The former FBI agent was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison on Thursday for engaging in a scheme where he essentially sold information to a Russian oligarch named Oleg Deripaska.

The hypocrisy here is staggering. Collin Rugg provided more details on the collusion:

“McGonigal accepted over $17,000 from Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska whom he supplied information to. Deripaska is a close associate of Vladimir Putin and has a net worth of about $3 billion.

“Charles McGonigal violated the trust his country placed in him by using his high-level position at the FBI to prepare for his future in business,” said U.S. Attorney Damian Williams.

“Once he left public service, he jeopardized our national security by providing services to Oleg Deripaska, a Russian tycoon who acts as Vladimir Putin’s agent.” They always accuse you of what they are doing.”

Political analyst and TV host Armstrong Williams sounded off: “Shocking criminal hypocrisy: Former FBI official Charles McGonigal who investigated Trump for ‘colluding’ with Russia, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison for colluding with Russia.”

According to The New York Post:

McGonigal pleaded to the judge for leniency, explaining that he had sought counseling and that he was “embarrassed” to have committed a felony as a former official at the FBI, which he said he “love[s] and respect[s].”

Assistant US Attorney Hagan Scotten ripped McGonigal’s actions as a “betrayal” to the nation, saying the ex-G-man “was not looking to set up a restaurant or a second career in IT. He was looking to turn his credentials into cash.”

Journalist Wendy Siegelman provided the Department of Justice announcement regarding McGonigal’s sentencing of four years and two months.

State-affiliated outlet Russia Today had more on the story:

McGonigal pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to violate US sanctions and money laundering in August, cutting his potential prison time by three-quarters.

After retiring from the FBI in 2018, he had met with Deripaska and arranged for a monthly retainer to a New York law firm, supposedly aimed at helping the tycoon remove the US sanctions placed on him earlier that year but with a hefty chunk of the payment set aside for McGonigal himself.

In 2021, Deripaska hired him to investigate a rival, Vladimir Potanin.


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