Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo lived in Russia for two decades and worked for Putin before helping Trump get elected.
That, naturally, has put him on the radar of Senate intelligence investigators who are looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
But while the Roger Stone protégé says he did nothing wrong, Caputo has lawyered up to the cost of $120,000.
Today, he raged against the panel and claimed that his involvement has destroyed his finances
“Today, I can’t possibly pay the attendant legal costs and live near my aging father, raising my kids where I grew up,” Caputo said. “Your investigation and others into the allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Russia are costing my family a great deal of money—more than $125,000—and making a visceral impact on my children.”
Caputo worked in public relations in Russia in the late 90s and early 00s and one of his projects was reportedly to raise and improve Vladimir Putin’s public profile. Having helped install the despot, and having already been busted for not paying his taxes, Caputo been a target of the probe.
He’s also given public comment, pushing back aggressively and suggesting that the Russian investigation is “politics as usual” and that the investigators should be investigated.
Caputo has worked aggressively to distance himself from Russia, and one of his staffers was even banned from Wikipedia after trying to repeatedly remove his ties to Russia from his biography page.
“Forget about all the death threats against my family. I want to know who cost us so much money, who crushed our kids, who forced us out of our home, all because you lost an election,” Caputo said. “I want to know because God damn you to hell.”