“Henry Greenberg” is a white male born June 1, 1959 in Samara, Russia who lives in America illegally and has, for the most part, for three decades. He has also admitted under oath to being a longtime FBI informant, and claims to have worked with the FBI in Iran and North Korea. He has used at least four different names: His birth name is Gennady Vasilievich Vostretsov, the son of Yekatrina Vostretsova and Vasliy Vostretsov. He later adopted new names twice as a result of two different marriages and became Gennady V. Arzhanik and later Henry Oknyansky. In a remarkable 2015 court affidavit, Vostretsov admitted that he is FBI informant who worked for the agency for more than 17 years. He appears to have traded information about criminal activity for temporary visas provided to him by the FBI.
Interviews and additional documents show that Greenberg has at times used the name Henry Oknyansky. Under that name, he claimed in a 2015 court filing related to his immigration status that he had provided information to the FBI for 17 years. He attached records showing that the government had granted him special permission to enter the United States because his presence represented a “significant public benefit.”
There is no evidence that Greenberg was working with the FBI in his interactions with Stone, and in his court filing, Greenberg said he had stopped his FBI cooperation sometime after 2013.
Greenberg, in text messages with The Post, denied that he had been acting on the FBI’s behalf when he met with Stone.
Stone and Caputo’s interactions with Greenberg mean that at least 11 Trump associates or campaign officials have acknowledged interactions with a Russian during the election season or presidential transition. Those interactions have become public in the year and a half since a Trump spokeswoman said no one associated with the campaign had communications with Russians or other foreign entities.
Roger Stone and Michael Caputo, both former advisers to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, are speaking out about a man they claimed offered information that could have damaged Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Both men said a man who went by “Henry Greenberg” offered the information on Clinton in exchange for money in a May 2016 meeting with Stone.
The Washington Post reports Greenberg wanted $2 million for the information.
Stone and Caputo say they refused the offer.
In a news release, Caputo, of East Aurora, claimed in his May 2 interview with the Office of Special Counsel, the “Mueller team knew far more than he did about the Greenberg approach.”
Caputo said in the release that this “set off alarms.”
He said this caused him to deploy a private investigation of Greenberg in both the United States and Russia.
Caputo claimed the investigation found Greenberg is a Russian national with more than a decade of experience working with the F.B.I.
The Washington Post reported Sunday, under the name of “Henry Oknyansky,” Greenberg “claimed in a 2015 court filing related to his immigration status that he had provided information to the FBI for 17 years.”
The Post also reported that in his court filing, Greenberg said he had stopped his FBI cooperation sometime after 2013 – well before the alleged contact with Stone and Caputo.
Caputo claimed a private investigation on Greenberg found his legal name is Gennadiy Vasilievich Vostretsov.
Caputo also claimed Vostretsov has a lifelong history of violent criminal activity in Russia and the United States.
“I want to know who at James Comey’s FBI thought it was a good idea to direct a violent international criminal in our country illegally to contact my family and Stone’s family,” Caputo sayed in the statement.
The Washington Post reports an FBI spokeswoman and a spokesman for Mueller’s office have declined to comment.