"CIA Agent" Smolenkov, who was spying on President Putin’s Administration, once again disappeared – his family left the house in a hurry in Stafford
The family of the American spy Oleg Smolenkov, who was evacuated in 2017 by US intelligence from Russia as an employee of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, in a hurry left his home in Stafford (Virginia).
A former CIA informer acquired it in his own name in June 2018. This house is worth 760 square meters. meters about $ 925 thousand. The mansion has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, stands on a plot of 1.2 hectares and is guarded by special services. Until yesterday, Smolenkov lived in it with his wife Antonina and three children under his real name. But on September 10, according to neighbors, the “Russian family” immediately left the mansion after journalists arrived at the house.
The owner of the house opposite Greg Tully said that he learned about who his neighbor might be from the journalist for The Daily Beast, who knocked on them the day before because there was nobody in Smolenkov’s house. Then the reporter "went to another house to a neighbor and scared her." "She called, said that some unknown person was asking questions about the neighbors. I said that he had just been with me and that he was just a journalist. She and her husband talked to him," recalls Tully. He also said that this journalist sat in the car for a long time and was waiting for the Russians to arrive.
“They saw him, entered the house and after 15 seconds left in both cars. And that’s all,” says Tully. According to RIA Novosti, the neighbors to which he refers do not open the doors to reporters anymore.
Trump Administration Blasts Reports it Pulled Top US Spy from Kremlin https://t.co/mE69WXE1ju pic.twitter.com/nnTMyty108
– The Voice of America (@VOANews) September 11, 2019
– Elena Mikhailova (@ElenaMikhailova) September 10, 2019
Since the United States reported that the “CIA agent of the highest level” exported from Russia was recruited several decades ago, and a couple of years ago occupied an “influential position that provided him with the highest level of access to the Kremlin,” the Kremlin was forced to respond and confirmed that Oleg Smolenkov worked in the Administration of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
However, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Smolenkov was fired several years ago by an “internal order”, and his position did not provide for direct contacts with the head of state, he was not a participant in Putin’s meetings. Asked if something was known in the Kremlin about the current location of Smolenkov, he said that he did not have information about what happened to him after his dismissal from the Kremlin, including whether he disappeared from Russia.
Judging by the fact that no one can really say anything about Smolenkov, his photo is not there, the information about him is very different, and he just disappeared from the Kremlin, then this former employee of the Presidential Administration was really a good spy.
Judging by the allegations, the traitor
Smolenkov was a talented spy. No one saw him, no one remembers meeting him, no one knows what he was doing.
Well, the man simply quit and left to live in the USA …. from the presidential administration …..
– Chippolino (@ Beria911) September 10, 2019
That's the way the Kremlin will someday say that citizen Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, born in 1952, was dismissed from his post back in 2008.https: //t.co/XIzXV29v7Q
– Val Michelle (@ VALMICHEL7) September 10, 2019
Meanwhile, a scandal erupts in the US around CNN reporting that the CIA spy, "one of the highest-ranking sources in the Russian government," was removed from Russia in 2017 because of the threat of exposure, as US President Donald Trump and his the administration does not know how to keep their mouths shut and make secret information public.
Dag Collins, a member of the US House of Representatives, a Republican from Georgia, considers it necessary to conduct an investigation into the television company, TASS reports. In an interview with Fox News, he said that "talking about it now, exposing everything in such a light that the CIA has to go out and react to this is what causes suspicion. I'm really interested in which side CNN is taking." "This is a problem that needs to be investigated. Given that the CIA is forced to respond in this way, I think it’s necessary to do this," the senator said.
According to data from open sources, Smolenkov during his career in Russian government agencies worked as a secretary in the Russian Embassy in the USA in Washington and in the apparatus of the government of the Russian Federation. In 2010, by decree of President Dmitry Medvedev, Oleg Borisovich, Smolenkov, was assigned the rank of Acting State Advisor to the Russian Federation of the 3rd class (corresponds to the military rank of Major General).
It was this informant, according to the American media, was the source of data that led to the conclusion that the Russian operation to interfere in the US presidential election was carried out under the personal supervision and by order of Putin, that the President of the Russian Federation ordered the hacking shortly before the election of the National Democratic Party Committee.
The decision to evacuate Smolenkov was made in 2017 shortly after the May meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, where Donald Trump discussed information of increased secrecy with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak. It was that meeting on May 10, 2017 that caused President Trump to suspect that he had given Russia secret information about the activities of the Islamic State (a banned terrorist group in the Russian Federation).
Citing an American intelligence officer, CNN noted that recalling this agent had serious consequences, since the most “valuable” American whistleblower “who had no equal” was taken out of Moscow when it came to data on the Kremlin’s inner kitchen and the plans of the Russian president, and "it will not be possible to restore such opportunities in a short period of time."
CIA spokeswoman Brittany Bramell called all this information "inaccurate."
White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said the data is “simply false and potentially threatens people's lives.” US President Trump said he is not aware of this espionage story and knows nothing. And the Russian Foreign Ministry said that "the CIA confirms or refutes this, and as for the meeting between Lavrov and Trump, this is pure paranoia."