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She is working for Chauprade: “Chauprade is a member of both the EP’s foreign-affairs committee and the subcommittee on security and defense, and he is part of the delegation of the EU-Russia parliamentary committee.” (RFERL-Jozwiak, Tuhina, Zhygalov)

Chauprade is known to be very close to the Russian government, so why is he allowed on the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and Subcommittee on Security and Defense in the first place? Chauprade and Peskov’s daughter need to both be thrown out of these committees. He’s apparently a de facto Russia mole. Peskov’s daughter is simply a helper.


http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/124752/AYMERIC_CHAUPRADE/assistants

Chauprade was foreign policy advisor to the FN’s Marine Le Pen until he helped two French pilots charged with cocaine trafficking escape the Dominican Republic: “Frenchman extradited over escape of ‘Air Cocaine’ pilots” 4 March 2016 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-35720128 That sounds familiar: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/02/27/trump-wants-personal-pilot-to-lead-us-aviation-agency-flashback-to-the-trump-pilot-who-was-a-convicted-cocaine-trafficker-that-trump-called-a-credit-to-the-community-joe-weichselbaum/

Chauprade has been very tied in with Konstantin Malofeev, and his Orthodox Christian extremism. Malofeev is sanctioned by the EU and the US. Malofeev’s Marshall Capital Partners shared/shares the floor of a building in Russia with Exxon’s Russian subsidiary. Chauprade’s written a book about the “clash of civilizations” between Europe and the Islamic world. In the Spécial Investigation documentary, “Front national, l’œil de Moscou” (Nov. 2015) by Raphael Tresanini, Chauprade is called the most Russian compatible member of the FN party. The narrator says that Chauprade was a once or twice monthly link between Paris and Moscow starting in 2011. On June 13, 2013 Chauprade spoke before the Russian parliament (Duma). Starting at around 2:39 a short video clip (Mediapart-France 2): https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3blnmw Malofeev and Chauprade speak in English. Chauprade says they are friends and spiritually very close. Malofeev says they pray together. One assumes pray together, but in reality he appears to mean prey. The video clip says that Chauprade worked for the FN from 2013, whereas Tresanini says that he started going to Moscow routinely in 2011.

From RFERL: https://www.rferl.org/a/daughter-of-putin-s-spokesman-working-in-european-parliament/29789851.html

Exclusive: Daughter Of Putin’s Spokesman Working In European Parliament Last Updated: February 25, 2019 15:04 GMT, By Rikard Jozwiak, Gjeraqina Tuhina, Gregory Zhygalov

BRUSSELS — The daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman works as an intern in the European Parliament in Brussels, and has unhindered access to various EU documents, RFE/RL has learned.

Yelizaveta Peskova, the 21-year-old daughter of Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, serves as a trainee with Aymeric Chauprade, a French member of the European Parliament (MEP) who has publicly supported Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

Peskova’s name appears on Chauprade’s official European Parliament (EP) webpage and Chauprade confirmed to RFE/RL that she is part of his team.

“Ms. Peskova is certainly the daughter of an important personality in the Russian Federation, but as a student, she does not have fewer rights than other young people to do an internship as part of her studies,” Chauprade said in an e-mailed comment. He added that Peskova is not currently working in Russia, either for a state or private entity. “Accordingly, there can be no conflict of interest in the exercise of my mandate as a Member of Parliament,” Chauprade wrote. 

Chauprade is a member of both the EP’s foreign-affairs committee and the subcommittee on security and defense, and he is part of the delegation of the EU-Russia parliamentary committee. 

He was one of the international observers to the Moscow-staged referendum in Crimea following the Russian military takeover of the Ukrainian peninsula in March 2014.

At the time, Chauprade called the referendum “justified,” a position at odds with the European Union’s. A UN General Assembly resolution supported by 100 countries pronounced the referendum invalid and confirmed the assembly’s commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Several MEPs contacted by RFE/RL said they were unaware that a relative of a high-level Russian official was working among them in the EP.

Sandra Kalniete, a Latvian MEP from the largest Parliamentary Group, the center-right European People’s Party, considers her work there “negligence.”

“This is breach of general security rules of the European Parliament,” Kalniete said.

Petras Austrevicius, a Lithuanian MEP from the Liberal Group in the EP, called Peskova’s position there a “very big shame on the face of the European Parliament.”

“I couldn’t believe that Kremlin keeps its hand in the pockets and heart of the EU institutions,” Austrevicius told RFE/RL.

Reached by RFE/RL, a spokeswoman for Peskova said she could not confirm her employment at the EP.

As a trainee, Peskova has unhindered access to the European Parliament buildings in both Brussels and Strasbourg and can attend all committees and other meetings in the chamber.

Chauprade told French news agency AFP that Peskova cannot attend closed-door debates nor participate in the work of the EU-Russia parliamentary committee.

Since controls sometimes are very relaxed with few real checks, there is also the possibility to be present at gatherings of other political groups. She also has access to both the European Parliament intranet and the intranet of her MEP’s party.

But Chauprade emphasised that Peskova had no access to confidential documents.
EP interns are paid by the budget of the MEP, which is funded by European taxpayers. It is unclear how much money Peskova is getting, if any.

The MEP determines how much a trainee is paid, since the sum comes from the politician’s monthly allocation for staff — around 25,000 euros ($28,389) per month. The maximum payment for a trainee is around 1,600 euros, though it is also possible for MEPs to employ unpaid trainees.

Peskova is one of numerous children of Russia’s political elite who reside or study in Western Europe and draw accusations of hypocrisy from Kremlin critics.

Her father, who has served as Putin’s spokesman for nearly two decades, has been the subject of several exposes by Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny highlighting his wealth and expensive taste.

Peskova is a frequent user of social media with nearly 80,000 followers on Instagram, where she typically flaunts her glamorous lifestyle and claims to be based in Moscow, Paris, and Brussels.

While her social-media footprint does not appear to feature any photographs from the European Parliament, there are several photos of her visiting different Brussels landmarks.

An MEP is responsible for registering his or her trainee. To get a temporary accreditation pass, a one-page form must be submitted to the parliament’s accreditation office. The form contains basic information — such as name, date of birth, and identification number — and is typically approved within hours, people familiar with the system told RFE/RL.

The procedure requires an MEP and the trainee to sign a contract, as well as an application for the defrayal of expenses, a declaration stating that the trainee has health and accident insurance, and a declaration of honor in which the lawmaker states that the trainee has a valid permit to enter and stay in the EU for the duration of the traineeship.

It typically takes three weeks for those documents to be processed, after which the trainee gets a permanent accreditation.

Chauprade told RFE/RL that all necessary procedures were respected in Peskova’s traineeship. “I repeat, this contract is validated by the Parliament and complies in all respects with the obligations in the matter,” he wrote.

Up until late 2015, Chauprade was a member of right-wing French politician Marine Le Pen’s National Front and was the party’s top candidate in the Paris region for the 2014 European elections. Accusing the people around Le Pen of antisemitism, he quit the party to become an independent MEP before joining and subsequently becoming the vice-chair of the other right-wing populist group in the chamber, the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD).

That group also includes Italy’s Five Star Movement and the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP).

Knut Fleckenstein, a German MEP from the the center-left Socialist and Democrats group, said there should have at least been a public announcement that a person with political connections like Peskova’s had secured a position at the European Parliament.

“I would maybe think twice [about] what I would tell her,” Fleckenstein said.

Copyright (c) 2019. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036“. https://www.rferl.org/a/daughter-of-putin-s-spokesman-working-in-european-parliament/29789851.html (Emphasis our own.)

If this is legal, the Russians apparently told Chauprade all of the legal loopholes.

Chauprade: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/new-italian-prime-minister-has-connections-to-russia-and-trump/

UKIP: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/08/25/absurd-brexit-mississippi-trump-russia-connection-promises-of-gold-diamond-uranium-and-data-mining

Sarah Sanders father Mike Huckabee’s known connection to Russia: http://web.archive.org/web/20180829071359/https://www.profam.org/world-congress-of-families-leadership-memo/ He made a mysterious visit to Russia, as well. He tweeted about it but never said why he was there. WCF is Russian funded – by Konstantin Malofeev and perhaps others. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/05/02/sarah-huckabee-sanders-claims-that-white-house-statement-accusing-iran-of-currently-having-a-clandestine-nuclear-weapons-program-was-a-typo-why-is-no-one-discussing-her-fathers-ties-to-russia-or-h/

Exxon Mobil and (now sanctioned person) Konstantin Malofeev’s “Marshall Capital Partners” share or at least shared a floor in the same building. Recall that Trump’s original Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, had been ExxonMobil CEO. The addresses can be found online as the same floor of the same building: “Malofeev apparently acted as Kremlin’s agent in financing separatists in Eastern Ukraine.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konstantin_Malofeev
He is supposed to be sanctioned by the US and EU:
“MALOFEYEV, Konstantin (a.k.a. MALOFEEV, Konstantin Valerevich; a.k.a. MALOFEEV, Konstantin Valerievich); DOB 03 Jul 1974; POB Pushchino, Moscow, Russia; Managing Partner of Marshall Capital Partners (individual) [UKRAINE-EO13660] (Linked To: MARSHALL CAPITAL PARTNERS).
Marshall Capital Partners
31 Novinsky boulevard, Moscow, Russia 123242.https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-06/html/2015-02483.htm
“Konstantin Valerevich MALOFEEV
Константин Валерьевич Малофеев
Born on 3.7.1974 in Puschino
Mr Malofeev is closely linked to Ukrainian separatists in Eastern Ulkraine and Crimea. He is a former employer of Mr Borodai, so-called Prime Minister of the so-called ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ and met with Mr Aksyonov, so-called Prime Minister of the so-called ‘Republic of Crimea’, during the period of the Crimean annexation process. The Ukrainian Government has opened a criminal investigation into his alleged material and financial support to separatists.
In addition, he gave a number of public statements supporting the annexation of Crimea and the incorporation of Ukraine into Russia and notably stated in June 2014 that ‘You can’t incorporate the whole of Ukraine into Russia. The East (of Ukraine) maybe’. Therefore Mr. Malofeev is acting in support of the destabilisation of Eastern Ukraine
.” http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX%3A32014R0826

https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/kissinger-still-playing-matchmaker-go-between-for-trump-and-putin-in-run-up-g20-meeting/

Meanwhile: https://www.voanews.com/a/after-putin-s-warning-russian-tv-lists-nuclear-targets-in-us/4803522.html