Former Minister of press of the Russian Federation and the former head «Gazprom-Media» Mikhail Lesin before his death, agreed to cooperate with the US authorities. This March 28 the «Voice of America» reported, the reporter portal BuzzFeed Anthony Cormier.
The journalist stressed that «I am sure this information 100%». According to Cormier, Lessin «under severe pressure» after senators Roger Wicker, and Lindsey Graham published information about his property and finances in the United States.
«It was one of the reasons why he offered his services to the U.S. government,» explained the reporter.
27 Mar portal BuzzFeed published an investigation, which States that of Lesina in Washington, was beaten to death by hired killers. The next day he was supposed to testify the employees of the Ministry of justice.
«The majority of FBI employees with whom we spoke, – and among them those who led the investigation, and those who saw the case, I can’t believe that people just got drunk, came to his room, fell and struck himself a severe head injury, torso, arms and legs. They think it’s a ridiculous version. Most people in the FBI believe that Lesina killed,» said Cormier.
The journalist believes that police and the FBI can withhold information about a crime to not show a failure to protect important witnesses.
«Lesin was forced to leave Russia because of fears for his life. Having exhausted all possibilities of protection, he appealed to the American government, stating that can be a source of important information. And so one of the questions that we are trying to find an answer, is: can the government protect those who offer valuable information?» – told the reporter.
Cormier admitted that his publication «while we have no data that would allow to argue that this death is somehow connected with the Kremlin». While in the investigation said that Yassin could kill employees of the Russian special services, which hired close to Russian President Vladimir Putin oligarch. The journalist did not disclose the name of the alleged customer.
«This is very sensitive information, and now I can’t tell what data we have. As far as I can tell, we are talking about the business problems that have arisen because of the business in Russia,» said Cormier.
On the death of Yassin became known on 6 November 2015. Initially, the police were called Lesina cause of death «blunt force trauma to the head».
In October 2016, the U.S. government acknowledged the death of Lesina an accident.
In July 2017, BuzzFeed, citing two FBI agents and one employee of intelligence wrote that the Russian could kill with a baseball bat.
The BuzzFeed reporter said that the former head «Gazprom-Media» Lesin before his death, agreed to cooperate with the US authorities 31.03.2018