By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Back in November of 2015, I wrote about the founder of RT dropping dead of a heart attack in DC. I didn’t buy it and I still don’t. And it looks like my gut was right again. The FBI just released the results of their investigation into the matter and they caused me to actually laugh out loud yesterday. They wonder why no one believes anything coming out of the FBI these days. This is why. The media mogul and founder of RT allegedly beat himself to death by repeatedly smashing his head and upper body into the ground. Excuse me? That’s a far cry from a heart attack, which was their official cause of death… until it wasn’t.
Let me tell you a little story. This reminds me of the time in Vegas where a mob guy that I was acquainted with, drove his Ferrari into the desert. He got out and took all his clothes off and then folded them neatly on the seat. He proceeded to handcuff his own hands behind his back, walk himself out into the desert and shoot himself in the back of the head. True story. I kid you not… that’s what the authorities claimed at the time. I believe that story just about as much as the RT guy literally beating himself to death by smashing his head on the ground. Give me a freaking break.
Medical examiners in DC say Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, was killed by blunt force trauma. Gee, what do you wanna bet Putin had him offed? It was meant to send a message and it wasn’t one of ours that did it. The police are still investigating it, but won’t call it a criminal act. Not yet… well over a year after the fact. That’s insane.
In November of 2015, the Free Thought Project reported that Mikhail Lesin, the former head of media affairs for the Russian government, and the founder of Russia Today (RT), was found dead in the hotel room that he was staying at in Washington, DC. The official line was heart attack, but the guy was pretty young and it just didn’t pass the sniff test. The documents the FBI just released are of course heavily redacted, so they tell you pretty much squat. The investigation ended in October of 2016. Why did it take well over a year to come to this conclusion? Why the lies? Why the cover-up?
The District of Colombia’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) and Metropolitan Police Department said that “blunt force injuries of the neck, torso, upper extremities and lower extremities” contributed to Lesin’s death. There’s no way this guy did that to himself. “The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) has released the cause and manner of death for Mikhail Lesin… Cause of Death: blunt force injuries of the head,” the statement said. “Mr. Lesin died as a result of blunt for injuries to his head, with contributing causes being blunt force injuries of the neck, torso, upper extremities, and lower extremities, which were induced by falls, with acute ethanol intoxication,” the report states. So, he got drunk and beat himself to death by falling down? You are kidding right? Anyone else have a huge problem with this? Bueller?
And careful of the media here… Zero Hedge is blaming the US and not the Russians. Both are to blame and you can bet Putin is behind this death. If the CIA or NSA had been behind it, the guy would have disappeared. Something is very, very wrong with this case. “Based on the evidence, including video footage and witness interviews, Mr. Lesin entered his hotel room on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, after days of excessive consumption of alcohol and sustained the injuries that resulted in his death while alone in his hotel room,” the US attorney for the District of Columbia said in a statement. Right.
RT is the propaganda arm for the Russians. Lesin had fallen out of favor with Putin shortly before his untimely death. He had diplomatic and asylum status and no one will talk about why he was really here. According to the NY Times, until late 2014, Lesin ran the media wing of the state’s energy giant, Gazprom, before stepping down or, more likely, being forced out. He ended up in the United States, where he and his family owned properties in Los Angeles said to be worth far more than the salary of the former government minister. I figured he was in it with Putin and the Russian mob, which would explain a lot here.
Some US Senators, including Roger Wicker of Mississippi, had called for the Department of Justice to open an investigation into Lesin’s finances prior to his death. I think that is an excellent idea and prudent considering his early demise. “That a Russian public servant could have amassed the considerable funds required to acquire and maintain these assets in Europe and the United States raises serious questions,” Wicker said. I agree.
The original announcement of the heart attack back in November 2015 makes this case all the more ominous considering the fact that the medical examiner’s office also said Lesin’s body had blunt force trauma to the neck, torso, arms and legs too. How did authorities overlook his wounds? Or did they just not divulge them?
As RT reports, Lesin was considered one of the most influential figures in the Russian media landscape. A graduate of Moscow State University with a degree in Civil Engineering, he served as Minister of Press and Mass Media from 1999 to 2004. He was also a presidential media adviser from 2004 to 2009. Lesin became chief executive officer at Garprom-Media in 2013 and remained in the position until early 2015. I have no problem believing that Putin offed him… what I have an issue with is why our government is covering it up.