Author Archives: Daniel Hopsicker

About Daniel Hopsicker

Daniel Hopsicker is an investigative journalist dubious about the self-serving assertion of U.S. officials that there are no American Drug Lords.

EXCLUSIVE: “8th Man was part Putin-Bush ‘Oligarch’s Ball’

  When Russian Irakly “Ike” Kaveladze became the eighth and last participant identified last week attending Donald Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with Russians in Trump Tower, many wondered if there might be a reason he’d been fingered last. Turns … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘8th Man’ in mystery purchase of U.S. Mining Co.

It’s been widely reported that Irakly “Ike” Kaveladze, the “8th man” who attended the June 2016 meeting where Donald Trump Jr. was promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, had years earlier laundered $800 million through Citibank. What’s remained unknown until now … Continue reading

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GOP operative soliciting Russian hackers was bagman for ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’

  The GOP operative leading a team looking for Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 missing emails—the same ones Donald Trump had publicly implored Russia to find—was active as a Republican bagman in what Hillary Clinton famously called the “vast right-wing conspiracy” during … Continue reading

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Trump, Khashoggi, & Germany’s Criminal Deutsche Bank

  It is public knowledge that two well-known customers of Deutsche Bank have deals considered sensitive to scrutiny. One is Donald Trump. The other is—or was— Adnan Khashoggi. The death of Saudi arms dealer and CIA fixer Adnan Khashoggi in London … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Oleg Deripaska

Oleg Deripaska is a name you should know. He’s Paul Manafort Olig-Daddy, tried to turn Montenegro into a Russian colony; is suing the Associated Press, and is a Russian Mobster pretending to be a philanthropist. When Donald Trump shoved a … Continue reading

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Meet the Russian Hackers Behind Russia-Gate

A Russia-Gate bombshell per day.  Watergate burglars Gordon Liddy & E. Howard Hunt were already famous by now. So why aren’t the Russian hackers? 

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U.S. Catches Russian Hackers Napping on Vacation

The idea that the Russian hackers who tipped the U.S. election to Trump were victims of a U.S. ‘deep state’ propaganda meme would never have occurred to the genius-level tech-savvy Russian busted for cybercrime recently by U.S. agents. He just … Continue reading

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BUSTED IN BARCELONA: MEET RUSSIAGATE’S JOHN DEAN

Russian Peter Levashov would have fared better if his wife was a gangster’s moll, who knew when to keep her mouth shut. Instead, she’s a socialite in St. Petersburg, Russia, who told journalists her hacker hubby was busted for “creating a … Continue reading

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Russian Oligarch in Election Probe Linked to Drug Cartel

New evidence indicates that Oleg Deripaska, the Russian billionaire who paid $10 million a year to Paul Manafort between 2004 and 2009, has been in business since 2004 in Guyana with a politically powerful crime family involved in international drug trafficking … Continue reading

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Oleg & Me

Publishing a story called “Oleg & Me” the day after the “Oleg” in question runs a half-page ad in the New York Times ad offering to sue the Associated Press is probably a little foolhardy for someone who’s not even—you … Continue reading

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