Model claiming Trump secrets deported from Thailand

BANGKOK (AFP) – A Belarusian model who claimed she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office was deported from Thailand yesterday after being convicted of participating in a ‘sex training course’.

Anastasia Vashukevich, known by her pen-name Nastya Rybka, was held with several others in a police raid last February in the sleazy seaside resort of Pattaya.

In a case that veered between salacious and bizarre, Vashukevich said she had travelled to Thailand after becoming embroiled in a political scandal with Russian aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska – a one-time associate of Trump’s disgraced former campaign director Paul Manafort.

She then set tongues wagging by promising to reveal “missing puzzle pieces” regarding claims the Kremlin aided Trump’s 2016 presidential election victory.

But the material never surfaced and critics dismissed the claims as a publicity stunt.

Belarusian model Anastasia Vashukevich is escorted by Thai Immigration police officers from the Immigration Detention Centre towards a vehicle to take her to an airport for deportation in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday. – AP