Monday, May 15, 2017

Dutch documentary reveals the connections between Donald Trump and Russian mobsters.

Courtesy of Alternet: 

Donald Trump's business partners have included Russian oligarchs and convicted mobsters, which could make the president guilty of criminal racketeering charges. 

That's one of the eyebrow-raising takeaways from a 45-minute Dutch documentary that aired last week, titled The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump, Part 1: The Russians. The first installment of the investigative reporting series, produced by Zembla, does what no American TV network has yet dared to do—take a deep look at the organized crime links and corrupt international business strategies used by Trump and his partners in his properties. 

It starts with Trump's luxury tower in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Soho, where his partner in building that highrise was Bayrock LLC, whose primary investor was a Russian mining oligarch and another major investor was a convicted Russian mobster named Felix Sater. 

"Why did 60 Minutes pass on the Bayrock story in 2016? Why did ABC News' Brian Ross pass on the Trump Soho [Tower] story in 2015? Why has no major network done any kind of documentary on what the Dutch just did?" asks James Henry, a corporate lawyer-turned-financial investigative reporter who writes for Henry is one of several investigative reporters whose work on Trump's shady business empire is profiled in the film. 

The documentary shows how Trump not only helped hide the identity of his mobster business partner, prompting an ongoing lawsuit accusing Trump of criminal racketeering, but also how Trump used that internal company crisis to demand more money. It goes on to show how Russian oligarchs saw Trump's properties as a way to get their money out of Russia, and describes the international financial networks that are akin to a pyramid scheme for money laundering. It also notes how the law firm of Trump's political adviser, former New York City mayor Rudy Guiliani, helped set up a money-laundering account in the Netherlands used by Bayrock. 

If you are wondering if this has anything to do with that investigation into Russian money laundering that got shut down recently, well duh. 

This is the kind of information that they are desperately trying to hide, and that is why it needs to be spread far and wide.


  1. #dumbdonald may very well be the first sitting President who is escorted out of the White House in handcuffs.


    1. Leland5:16 AM

      I'm not sure that is something that can be legally done - until AFTER he is impeached. Any Constitutional lawyers here who can answer that?

    2. Anonymous7:53 AM

      They had one on CNN earlier Leland. He said they need to START an investigation about impeachment first. Good idea.

  2. Anonymous5:35 AM

    Meanwhile, back here in redstate NC, the GOP voted in a closed door session last weekend to strip funding from Democratic districts for STEM program, teachers assistants, fresh produce for food deserts, etc. From Dem districts ONLY, not from GOP's districts, mind you.
    What did the Dems do while the closed door session was under way? THEY FUCKING DANCED IN THE HALL (source: News & Observer).
    NC Dems are useless, and all are as weak as water. They merely want to get re-elected, not represent the people of the state. THIS, plus rampant gerrrymandering, is why NC is red. A vote for a Dem here IS a vote for the GOP no matter what.
    We're Fucked.

  3. Anonymous5:37 AM

    Trumps personal attorney Michael cohen tweets a photo of his daughter. Yep. a sexy photo in black stockings and he claims she has brains and beauty and so proud of her. Gee whiz trump friends are all alike. Exploit their daughters. How fu*king sick.

  4. Anonymous6:09 AM

    Well now we are finally getting to the truth of dumbsh*t trumpencestein. His staff gives him fake news to advance their agenda. Since he has an open oval office for any tom dick and harry to slip in and leave him bogus articles and fake reports he believes it. Just shows what a ignorant idiot he is. Trust and believes those closes to him because they "pledged" allegiance to the idiot. LOL. what a dope. What a fool. The GOP are finally jumping ship like rats.

  5. Anonymous6:46 AM

  6. Good for the Dutch. Can't wait for the other parts. Hopefully it will be overdubbed or subtitled in English and some network here will have the guts to air it during prime time.

  7. Anonymous8:22 AM

    Follow up for Part 1:

    The Kazakhstan Connection:
    Trump, Bayrock, Plenty of Questions

    Part 2...ZEMBLA - The dubious friends of Donald trump: King of Diamonds

    Interesting but...not as juicy! :(

  8. Anonymous2:14 PM

  9. Anonymous4:08 PM

    Didn’t Agnew resign when it came up he was going to be indicted before they could impeach him?

    The problem is Pence will pardon him and little donnie goes back to his crooked ways at trump tower.

    That is what is so mind boggling about the GOP dragging their feet on all this, they still end up with Pence, unless of course, they already know he is compromised also.


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