The plot thickens in the ongoing soap opera, Russiagate. During the James Comey testimony of June 8, 2017, Senator Angus King asked, “What do you know about the Russian bank VEB?”
To this, the fired FBI Director replied, “Nothing that I can talk about in an open setting.” Comey, in open session, would only allow that “I know it [VEB] exists.”
The now-secret conspiracy theory about the VEB bank seems to be along these lines: Vnesheconombank (VEB) is a Russian bank. VEB is under US sanctions. The CEO of VEB is one Sergey Gorkov. In December 2016, Gorkov met with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The meeting between Gorkov and Kushner was reportedly orchestrated by Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.  Kushner, according to soap opera fanatics, talked also with Kislyak about using the Russian embassy in Washington, DC, as a “backchannel” for incoming Trump administration communication with Russia.
The soap opera’s secret sources are likely to be re-appearing in the pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post. Who are these shadows? Via his Twitter feed, President Trump now apparently believes that James Comey is behind many of the secret sources eruptions. The President tweeted on June 11th, “I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible.”
Elsewhere in this summer’s exciting Russiagate drama, an article in the Washington Post tells us that Senator John McCain is now acting as the shadow Secretary of State! We have Rex Tillerson as the official Secretary, and we have John McCain as the shadow. McCain travels the globe seeking to undo the efforts of Tillerson. 
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 “Report: Russian bank whose CEO met secretly with Jared Kushner helped finance Trump’s Toronto hotel”, by Natasha Bertrand. Business Insider (online), May 17, 2017.
 “Explaining McCain’s Grogginess”, by Paul Kane. Washington Post (digital edition), June 11, 2017.