Was this death of a close aide a cryptic message being communicated to Putin to play ball with the cabal? Also, contrast the lack of an autopsy in the case of Justice Scalia's "heart attack" death with the delayed medical examiner's report showing that Putin's aide sustained blows to his head and body.
Former Putin Aide, Found in Washington, Died From Blows to Head
Nicholas Fandos | The New York Times
Mar 10, 2016
Washington — A former close aide to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia who was found dead in a hotel room in the Dupont Circle neighborhood in November died of blunt force injuries to the head, the chief medical examiner’s office here said on Thursday. Russian state media had reported that the aide, Mikhail Y. Lesin, died in the hotel of a heart attack.
A member of Mr. Lesin’s family who reportedly spoke with RIA Novosti, the state news agency, also said in November that Mr. Lesin had died of a heart attack.
On Thursday the medical examiner’s office said that Mr. Lesin’s body showed signs of blunt force injury not only to the head but to the neck and torso, as well as upper and lower extremities. The medical examiner’s office did not explain the timing of the announcement, although officials said that findings often take 60 to 90 days.