Frognews drags US senator into fake news item
The website blatantly lies that John Cornyn has talked about the Magnitsky Act claim
16 May, 2018
The Fake News Factory's impudence has taken on international dimensions after it became clear that one of its megaphones - the website Frognews funded by fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev - has dragged even a US senator into its latest manipulation. The website of former State Security agent Ognyan Stefanov (aka Academician), which plays the role of a personal press service of Tsvetan Vassilev, announced that none other than US Senator John Cornyn from Texas has promised to speed up the Magnitsky Act procedure launched by the fugitive banker. According to the Frognews article, Cornyn was contacted by the NGO We, the Citizens, which is controlled by another former State Security agent, Vera Ahundova, and which has ties to Vassilev. In a conversation with the so-called NGO, which in reality exists with the sole purpose of serving as the fugitive banker's mouthpiece, Cornyn supposedly said that he will “assist in discovering the truth about the failure of CorpBank and exposing the people responsible for it”. “In this case we have a classical example of fake news,” attorney Nathan Hochman from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP said after going through the Frognews assertions. The law firm, which is among the world's most prestigious, with offices in 30 countries and 2,000 lawyers under employment, is representing our publisher, MP Delyan Peevski, in the claim Vassilev filed against him. Hochman, who is a former federal prosecutor, is the lead council on the case. Unlike the Frognews town criers working for the Bulgarian Madoff, who are fabricating “news items” by the dozens, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP called the office of Senator John Cornyn in the US and his representatives categorically controverted the information that he has made any statements regarding the Magnitsky Act. They also explicitly qualified the actions of Frognews as dissemination of fake news. Seeing that the Magnitsky Act procedure - which is the latest smokescreen created by Vassilev in his war with the institutions - is about to be exposed, his media minions of the Fake News Factory in Bulgaria obviously felt in dire need of generating increasingly phantasmagorical stories in order to justify the generous fees they are getting from the fugitive banker. But to involve the name of a US senator in a fake news item in such a shameless manner, and simply hope that no one goes to the trouble of investigating whether the claims are true or manufactured, is a move that only representatives of the former State Security agency can come up with - in this case Ognyan Stefanov (agent Academician) and Vera Ahundova (agent Ana Hranova).