Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

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#121 Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

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#122 Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Postby firecat69 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:33 pm

I actually like Kasich but he should not have supported the Republican for his old seat . He better than most understands Trump has to be stopped and putting another Lap Dog in the House will not accomplish that.

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#123 Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Postby Gaybutton » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:58 pm

firecat69 wrote:He better than most understands Trump has to be stopped

I like how Trump is taking credit for this vote. A formerly staunch Republican area damned near lost. I'm glad many more people than only Kasich are finally waking up and seeing Trump for what he is and what he is doing to the USA - along with what he's doing to the world.

In the following quote, the name John Iselin could easily and appropriately be replaced with another name - Donald Trump.

"I think, if John Iselin were a paid Soviet agent, he could not do more to harm this country than he's doing now."
Senator Jordan, "The Manchurian Candidate" - original book by Richard Condon

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#124 Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

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#125 Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Postby fountainhall » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:36 pm

I have now finished the book I mentioned earlier - “Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money and how Russia helped Donald Trump Win” by Luke Harding. I can't pretend I fully understood all the detail but it is extensively researched. It is also perfectly obvious that Trump has been in hock to the Russian mafia since the 1980s. Since the crash in 2008 when no other bank would go near him, Deutsche Bank was the only one to do so. A perfectly respectable bank, one might think. Except that all the money that was funnelled to the Trump Organisation came exclusively from the Moscow branch of Deusche Bank.

As the book ends, it summarises what we already know.

In his campaign team and government
"wherever you look, there is a Russian trace. Trump's pick for Secretary of State? Rex Tillerson, a figure known and trusted in Moscow and recipient of the Order of Friendship. Nartional security adviser? Michael Flynn, Putin's dinner companion and a beneficiary of undeclared Russian fees. Campaign Manager? Paul Manafort, longtime confidant to ex-foreign oligarchs. Foreign policy adviser? Carter Page, an alleged Moscow asset who gave documents to Putin's spies. Commerce Secretary? Wilbur Ross, an entrepreneur with Russia-connected investments. Personal lawyer? Michael Cohen, who sent emails to Putin's press secretary. Business partner? Feliz Sater, son of a Russian American mafia boss. And other personalities, too."

Wilbur Ross does not figure so much in recent revelations. He has direct ties to Putin's son-in-law through investments in Navigator Holdings, a shipping company transporting gas for a giant Russian energy company named Sibur whose owners include oligarchs and the Putin in-law. They also include Putin's judo partner! Ross's private investment companies own 31% of the shares through a complex of hidden companies.

He was also a Board member of the Bank of Cyprus, a well-known front for cash from the Ukraine and from Russian oligarchs and its mafia. As the bank neared insolvency, he persuaded his fellow Board members to place its remaining assets in Russian hands. As a result, he saved the bank and became its vice-chairman. Former KGB agent Vladimir Strzhalkovskiy became the other vice chairman and various Russian oligarchs joined the Board.

Hopefully he has been on Mueller's radar for a long time.

As if that were not enough, there are all the Russians apart from Putin whom Trump has associated himself with over the years. One who has come to the fore is oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev. As the housing market crashed in the USA in 2008, he purchased Trump's Florida mansion. Trump had paid around $45 million for it 4 years earlier. Rybolovlev paid $95 million, never lived there and later had it demolished. Laundering Russian oligarch billions appears to have been one of Trump's real estate specialities. During the Presidential campaign, Rybolovlev's private plane was spotted on the tarmac at several US airports. Was it mere coincidence that most times it was parked next to Trump's private plane?


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