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Old 7th February 2019, 08:24 AM   #641
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From: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/...ctions-1151386
At issue for Democrats — and many Republicans — is that the administration was too easy on Deripaska when Treasury cut a deal to relax sanctions on Russian companies Rusal, EN+ and EuroSibEnergo...Last week, Waters and the chairmen of the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees asked Mnuchin to produce all documents related to the decision....the Treasury Department did not meet the Tuesday deadline the committee chairs set.

Now, I think we're all in agreement here... the reason they didn't produce the documents is because Trump was SOOO tough on Russia that it was embarrassing. Am I right?
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Old 10th February 2019, 08:53 PM   #642
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Sure, but I'm talking about while he's still in office.

He'd have to sit around that run-down, dump of a White House ... all alone ... or go to someone else's golf resort*. Which would certainly be anathema to him.

(*- Assuming there are any that would let him in.)
I'm pretty sure there would be a rundown mini puttputt around somewhere he might be allowed into still....
maybe...
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Old 13th February 2019, 07:47 AM   #643
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House Democrats are planning a huge investigation into Trump & Russia, with a focus on money laundering

Included in this will be trying to find out what was said in Trump's private meeting with Putin, and if necessary they will subpoena the interpreter.
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Putin's nightmare of having his billions seized under the Magnitsky act might come true after all.
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Putin's nightmare of having his billions seized under the Magnitsky act might come true after all.
Probably not a nightmare - more a minor inconvenience.

Putin has plenty of places to store his wealth and the full resources of the Russian state.
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Old 13th February 2019, 09:10 AM   #646
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
Probably not a nightmare - more a minor inconvenience.

Putin has plenty of places to store his wealth and the full resources of the Russian state.
yeah, but as we know, rich Russians don't want they assets to be in Russia.
Also, should Putin get canned somehow, he will want to have his hoard somewhere where the Motherland can't get to.
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Old 13th February 2019, 09:18 AM   #647
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
yeah, but as we know, rich Russians don't want they assets to be in Russia.
Also, should Putin get canned somehow, he will want to have his hoard somewhere where the Motherland can't get to.
Rich Russians don't want all their assets in Russia because they might get appropriated by the state - see how Putin dealt with the oligarchs early on.

Somehow, I doubt that Putin has that worry - he'll be dead when he stops running the state, the only question would be which comes first.
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Old 14th February 2019, 10:27 AM   #648
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Military and political experts argue that the situation between #Ukraine & Russia will inevitably escalate into an open military confrontation, predicting it will happen sometime after the elections. No one seems concerned with Trump's potential reaction.
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Of course not. When he needs to have a reaction, they will tell him what it is.
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Old 18th February 2019, 01:39 AM   #650
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Old 21st February 2019, 04:21 AM   #651
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I asked Cohen’s attny what he’ll say? @LannyDavis responded while my cell was off: “He will pull the curtain back and we will hear true stories of Trump’s complicity in crimes, and his immoral, bigoted, and morally vacant character in specific, detailed personal anecdotes.”
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Trump has looked guilty to every Democrat since 2016: Why work so hard to stop them if you truly aren't worried about what they'll find?
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/02/19/p...ion/index.html
trump the duck, last paragraph, LOL
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Looks like even the Senate is continuing to look into Trump's business practices.

From: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/21/polit...ntl/index.html
The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is probing allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 elections, has been keen to speak with David Geovanis... Geovanis helped organize a 1996 trip to Moscow by Trump, who was in the early stages of pursuing what would become a long-held goal of building a Trump Tower in the Russian capital, according to multiple media reports at the time. Years later, Geovanis worked for the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, whose ties to Trump's 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort have also been of interest to investigators.

Have to admit, I'm a little surprised to see the Republilcan-controlled senate digging as deeply into Trump's background as it is. Not sure if 1) its an attempt to "get there first" and defuse any problems Trump might encounter, or 2) there are enough republicans who were interested enough to join the Democrats in forcing an investigation.
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Old 26th February 2019, 08:51 AM   #654
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Trump is reportedly taking the Russians' advice re his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un

The Russian foreign minister who claims this is going to be in Vietnam at the same time as Trump and Kim.
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<Trump>Felix who?</mode>
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Felix Sater makes an appearance being interviewed by Kal Penn towards the end of the first episode of The Giant Beast that is the Global Economy on Amazon Prime video. Good show - stylistically, it's like The Big Short
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<Trump>Felix who?</mode>
Iím pretty sure he had something to do with procuring coffee!
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If there is proof that the Trump Organization laundered money, everything the Trumps own is up for grabs by the Feds.
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Three House Democratic chairmen -- Schiff, Engel and Cummings -- demand details about Trump's talks with Putin, sending letters to State and WH. They say they are investigating a "number of issues surrounding these communications."

Here's the letter to Mulvaney, asking among other things, did Trump destroy the interpreter's notes: https://intelligence.house.gov/uploa...use_re_pra.pdf

Dems tell Pompeo they want transcribed interviews with all staff who have knowledge of Trump-Putin talks, including translators https://intelligence.house.gov/uploa...-documents.pdf
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It's important to keep in mind that everything Adam Schiff does, the Republicans should have done two years ago.
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Russiagate Grand Wizard Deceives Audience About Assange

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Maddow then kicked it up into ultra-mega-Super-Saiyan-galaxy-brain Russiavaping by telling her audience not to Google any of the things she was telling them, because they’ll get computer viruses if they try.
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Random, anonymous bozos on the internet have more credibility than Caitlin Johnstone, a CTist nutbag, e.g. she foists the whimsical Seth Rich conspiracy, WAPO is an arm of the CIA, etc. As has been previously pointed out to you.
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It's important to keep in mind that everything Adam Schiff does, the Republicans should have done two three years ago.
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Your browser history must be really interesting.
If we only knew the half of it.
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If there is proof that the Trump Organization laundered money, everything the Trumps own is up for grabs by the Feds.
Like somebody said,Trump Enterprises basically is ran like a Mob Family.
I would not be in the least surprised if it turns out that the Trump Organization has had a lot of dealings with A certain Italian American Fraternal Organization.
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Originally Posted by varwoche View Post
Random, anonymous bozos on the internet have more credibility than Caitlin Johnstone, a CTist nutbag, e.g. she foists the whimsical Seth Rich conspiracy, WAPO is an arm of the CIA, etc. As has been previously pointed out to you.
It's fascinating why somebody as far to the left as CE is such a staunch defender of right wingers and neo fascists Dictators. Guess she is of the "Putin is still a Communist at heart" school, though is dealings with the Russian Oligarchs should blow that out of the water.
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It's fascinating why somebody as far to the left as CE is such a staunch defender of right wingers and neo fascists Dictators. Guess she is of the "Putin is still a Communist at heart" school, though is dealings with the Russian Oligarchs should blow that out of the water.
She could also be thinking "anything that hurts the U.S. is beneficial for the left-wing cause" on a global basis, and few things can hurt the U.S. as having a racist con-artist as its president. Hence, her attempted defense of him.
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Like somebody said,Trump Enterprises basically is ran like a Mob Family.
I would not be in the least surprised if it turns out that the Trump Organization has had a lot of dealings with A certain Italian American Fraternal Organization.
In the building industry in New York? That seems no more likely than the Republican Religious Right enthusiastically endorsing a serial adulterer.
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Right between the eyes.
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Like somebody said,Trump Enterprises basically is ran like a Mob Family.
I would not be in the least surprised if it turns out that the Trump Organization has had a lot of dealings with A certain Italian American Fraternal Organization.
That has been well-established. Trump put up a concrete building in New York at a time when everybody else was using steel frames, and bought his concrete from a mob supplier. He's been laundering money for Russian gangsters for decades. Etc.
https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...d-crime-213910
https://www.cnn.com/2015/07/31/polit...fia/index.html
https://www.motherjones.com/politics...mafia-figures/
https://thefederalist.com/2015/07/28...mp-to-the-mob/
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That has been well-established. Trump put up a concrete building in New York at a time when everybody else was using steel frames, and bought his concrete from a mob supplier. He's been laundering money for Russian gangsters for decades. Etc.

I used to work for a lab that did concrete testing for construction projects. The main office was 30 miles from Manhattan, and they would occasionally get visits from well dressed men with bulges under their arms. The lab has since gone out of business following fraud and enterprise corruption charges.
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I used to work for a lab that did concrete testing for construction projects. The main office was 30 miles from Manhattan, and they would occasionally get visits from well dressed men with bulges under their arms. The lab has since gone out of business following fraud and enterprise corruption charges.
I'll bet those concrete samples always passed.
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
It's fascinating why somebody as far to the left as CE is such a staunch defender of right wingers and neo fascists Dictators. Guess she is of the "Putin is still a Communist at heart" school, though is dealings with the Russian Oligarchs should blow that out of the water.
I don't see any evidence in her comments that CE is left wing. The only thing I see is absolute worship of Putin and all that he stands for.
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Originally Posted by Susheel View Post
I don't see any evidence in her comments that CE is left wing. The only thing I see is absolute worship of Putin and all that he stands for.
You might want to look further back then.
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