Clinton campaign, DNC helped pay for work on dossier about Russia and Trump
Cate McCalley wrote:
Paul Manafort, Trumps Campaign Mngr. for five months, has been indicted for Conspiracy Against the U.S.A, Conspiracy to Launder Money and lying. The lying charge must come from Manafort’s interview with Congress and the FBI.
Manafort’s long time business partner, Rick Gates, was also indicated.
Political Plague wrote:If the Feds had this man under investigation shouldn't they have came forward to tell a front running leading Presidential Candidate this information???
Gopher wrote:A candidate running for the highest office in the world should be informed that someone on staff is under investigation.
goat47 wrote:Nothing + Nothing = Nothing.
Cate McCalley wrote:goat47 wrote:Nothing + Nothing = Nothing.
Jeff Sessions DOJ’s in May, 2017 settled a $230 million U.S. government lawsuit against a Russian company for $6 million. The government had evidence of a widespread fraud and money laundering scheme against 11 Russian companies, investing in high end real estate in Manhattan.. A $230 million fraud and money laundering lawsuit involving the purchase of Manhattan, NY real estate is not a ‘nothing burger’.
The fact the case was settled shortly after Trump fired the DOJ attorney handling the case is not a ‘nothing burger’. Interestingly, Trump had previously asked the attorney to stay on, then unexpectedly fired him. Also interesting, was the actions of the attorney that was fired. In that he took pains to avoid receiving his formal ‘pink slip’, and is known to have stayed on the job until the last hour legally permitted.
The interim appointed DOJ Attorney that settled the case, reported the $6 million settlement was 3x more than the $1.9 million the government had established in proof of fraudulent money laundering in purchases of high end Manhattan real estate. One can only guess what the fired attorney was doing in his office up to the last hour. Cleaning out his desk? Documenting evidence? Who knows?
This is a very relevant ‘something’, since one of the Russian Nationals that met with Donald Trump, Jr. on June 16th, 2016 (where Trump Jr. admits it was to obtain ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton) is the same attorney representing the Russian company the U.S. government was suing, and settled for $6 million this past May. The same meeting Trump Jr. originally claimed was about ‘adoptions of Russian children’ that Putin had stopped, because of sanctions the Obama Administration had levied on Russia. Sanctions due to evidence of Russian oligarchy money laundering into Manhattan real estate.
Russian Attorney Magnitsky, that blew the whistle on the Russian oligarchy scam (that robbed the Russia Federation Treasury of hundreds of millions equivalent U.S.dollars) was arrested and beaten to death in a Russian prison. Congress imposed sanctions via The Magnitsky Act on Russia, specifically because of the bloody trail of fraud and money laundering the 11 Russian companies were involved with. Also not a ‘nothing burger’. In fact, this big fat triple decker has been on the grill for years.
Guess we don’t have to ask why Trump wouldn’t (and won’t) release his tax returns.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administrat ... ering-case
Cate McCalley wrote:Pappy, if I ever ask for your confidence and vote (even for county dog catcher) my tax forms would be released on the day I announced my candidacy.
Just as I have no need or intention of asking for anyone’s vote or confidence, I have no need or intention of making my tax forms public.
There’s a reason the public should be able to see the kinds of investments and businesses anyone running for the highest office in our nation. It’s to determine if a President would have interest contrary to our national security and safety.
Over 13 million documents are in the recently released ‘Paradise Papers’. Documents that name 120,000 people and companies invested in offshore accounts of more than $10 Trillion that pay no taxes. Among those whose financial affairs are mentioned are Queen Elizabeth II, the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with more ‘bigly’ names to come.
You tell me...why would anyone wanting to honestly do the best possible job for the people in this country, not be willing to share their financial information and tax forms with the people? Is the person asking the public to loan them their trust any different that someone asking a bank for a loan?
How is it okay for a Loan Officer to expect a financial statement, and tax form filings to confirm a person is qualified and trustworthy enough to pay back the bank’s investment, but it’s not okay to expect a Presidential Candidate to prove his/her financial and tax filings confirming their qualifications and trustworthiness?
Bottom line....it’s not ‘okay’.
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