The Dutch man who claimed to have Marie Yovanovitch under surveillance when she was the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine has been masquerading as a U.S. federal law enforcement officer and told people he was starting a tech company that could track movements electronically, according to interviews and documents obtained by NBC News.

And despite saying he had “no connection” to Ukraine, the man, Anthony de Caluwe, was romantically involved with a Ukrainian woman, who returns regularly to her home country, at the same time in early 2019 that he sent text messages about Yovanovitch’s purported whereabouts in Kyiv, according to two people who know de Caluwe and photographs obtained by NBC News…

De Caluwe, who’s been living in Belgium and Florida, has posted numerous photos and pro-Trump slogans on his multiple social media accounts, projecting proximity to Trump’s orbit with a constant stream of posts that depict Republican events, Trump’s Washington hotel and even a Christmas reception at the White House. Sometimes he is clearly at the event pictured, but sometimes he isn’t, and he isn’t in any pictures that show Trump himself. He has said he’s a financial adviser who’s never surveilled any Americans, and he has dismissed his encrypted texts claiming to have Yovanovitch under surveillance in March as just “ridiculous banter” with a friend. Trump fired Yovanovitch two months later.