In the two years since I originally posted about Rybolovlev and Trump meeting way too often for it to be coincidental, brilliant investigators like Jonathan Chait, Malcolm Nance, David Cay Johnson, David Corn, Michael Isikoff, Craig Unger and now Bob Woodward have worked hard to uncover, expose and reveal the ugly web of treason that is the #TrumpRussiaConspiracy.
The new documentary ActiveMeasures directed by Jack Bryan painstakingly connects the dots of Vladimir Putin’s long-term plan to reunify the USSR while weakening Western Democracies, most importantly, the U.S. Watch the trailer
Click here to listen to Jack Bryan on the podcast Mueller She Wrote, an informative and entertaining podcast about all things Trump-Russia.
The film convincingly describes Putin's plans and shows how he first looted the Russian Treasury by privatizing State-owned businesses and creating instant billionaires who are blindingly loyal to him.
In the late 1980’s, as US Banks stopped lending the Trump Organization money (after FIVE bankruptcies), Putin began to look for someone to cultivate and install as his puppet into the White House.
He needed someone with MICE: Money, Ideology, Corruption, Easy to Extort
Donald J. Trump fit the bill perfectly.
Jonathan Chait draws an extensive road map of affiliations between Putin’s Russia and the Trump Organization, positing that Trump may have been recruited as early as 1987.
These facts now validate what a small cadre of “citizen journalists” were doing before 11/8/16, desperately sounding the alarm and trying to expose this plot in real time.
Just one example:
On Thursday November 3, 2016, Donald Trump held a rally in Concord NC. On that same day Russian Billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev made a brief stop in Concord NC as well. He arrived in Concord around 9:20 AM and departed at 12:10 PM.
Rybolovlev was known to Trump as he had purchased Trump’s Palm Beach Mansion in 2008. Trump gloated about how smart he was by flipping this property he had bought in 2004 for a mere $41 million. Trump never lived there but called it the “second greatest piece of land in Florida” He put it back on the market in 2006 for $125 million but alas, the Recession had arrived, and the price was reduced until Rybolovlev finally stepped in and purchased it for $95 million.
Like Trump, Rybolovlev had never actually stepped foot in the house and at one point even “denied owning the house, “directly or indirectly.” (The actual owner was a family trust created to secure the financial future of his two daughters). Mr and Mrs Rybolovlev were in a bitter divorce with all assets in dispute. The entire estate was approved for demolition in April 2016. (Now we understand that these transactions were actually used to launder over $135 million).
Rybolovlev is not just another Russian Oligarch. He is worth about $7.4B and among his many roles, a large shareholder in the Bank of Cyprus. The former CEO of Deutsche Bank and one-time Vice Chairman of the Bank of Cyprus is now U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross. (Deutsche Bank was fined $10 Billion for Money Laundering in 2017).
After Trump “won” and was Installed into the White House, he began fulfilling his promises to Putin, loosening or ending the sanctions that crippled the Russian Economy. Even after Syria’s horrendous chemical attack on its citizens caused Congress to pass new sanctions, Trump stalled as long as possible before ultimately caving in, yet doing his best to minimize their effects on Russia.
“Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” bragged Donald Trump Jr. at a real estate conference in 2008.” Eric Trump crowed in 2014, “We have all the funding we need out of Russia.”
How much is that, boys?
As Trump has continually refused to release his personal tax returns (though I suspect the Mueller Investigation has them) we are left wondering four questions:
How much does Trump owe to Russian Banks and Russian oligarchs?
Does he have direct financial ties with Putin himself?
What was the purpose of this last meeting between Rybolovlev & Trump Campaign officials just 5 days before the Election?
Why were Robert Mercer’s and Rybolovlev’s yachts tied up side by side in March 2017?
We know Trump was at a rally in Florida during Rybolovlev’s stopover. Did Dmitry meet with the spy Mike Flynn, the convict Paul Manafort, or the still-under-suspicion Carter Page—or was it another member of Trump’s Team?
Why was there never any news coverage of these critical meetings? All major news sources like McClatchy were conned or ignored these brazen and suspicious contacts. Only a few smaller newspapers like The Charlotte Observer and Palm Beach Post asked hard questions about these “chance encounters.”
Rybolovlev’s Flight Manifest from EWR to Concord to CLT 11/3/16
In case there’s any doubt about that private jet:
Owner: Dmitry Rybolovlev Registration: M-KATE Type: Airbus 319-133(CJ)
Value: US$ 90 million
Owners company: Ural Kali
More info: www.superyachtfan.com/... Dmitry Rybolovlev is the owner of an Airbus A319 business jet. Rybolovlev is a Russian billionaire. He controlled Uralkali, one of the world's largest producers of potash fertilizers. In 2010 Rybolovlev sold his shares in Uralkali for USD 6.5 billion to Suleiman Kerimov. In December 2011, Rybolovlev acquired two thirds of the French-side football club AS Monaco.
Everywhere we look, be it the now infamous Trump Tower Meeting, ownership by Russians of condos in so many Trump properties, the GOP and NRA and even The National Prayer Breakfast, we find scores of very unsettling contacts—or is it—Russian governmental infiltration of American politics, enabled by all who sold U.S. out for power and profit?
The latest controversy in the Mueller investigation? Who actually donated to and what happened to the $107 million collected for Trump’s Inauguration? I'd say Rachel Maddow is hot on the trail of that mystery.
These Russian Oligarchs have the money and power to buy more than one election. These obscenely corrupt and wealthy Russians likely own a good portion of the Republican Party.
It appears we are still at the tip of the Trump/Russia Iceberg. But fear not, the truth will be revealed. It always comes out in the end. In a recent TV appearance, Bob Woodward provides us with a comforting principle about truth:
When there was a contest, back and forth, the truth emerges, and the truth will emerge on this, too.
'Coincidences take A LOT of planning.' Malcolm Nance.
There are too many here to ignore.