Friday, July 14, 2017

Now we are learning that there was a former Soviet counterintelligence officer in the meeting with Kushner, Manafort, and Trump Jr. as well. Oh my! Update!

Courtesy of NBC News:  

The Russian lawyer who met with the Trump team after a promise of compromising material on Hillary Clinton was accompanied by a Russian-American lobbyist — a former Soviet counter intelligence officer who is suspected by some U.S. officials of having ongoing ties to Russian intelligence, NBC News has learned. 

NBC News is not naming the lobbyist, who denies any current ties to Russian spy agencies. He accompanied the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower attended by Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. 

The Russian-born American lobbyist served in the Soviet military and emigrated to the U.S., where he holds dual citizenship.

Veselnitskaya acknowledged to NBC News that she was accompanied by at least one other man, though she declined to identify him.

Though neither Veselnitskava nor NBC News has named this former Soviet agent, the name did leak.

Rinat Akhmetshin is the name, and according to a Reuters piece from last year he is a Russian "Gun for Hire," who it seems has some history of working to restart those Russian adoptions: 

Akhmetshin has paid at least one visit to Congress in connection with new human rights legislation that builds on the earlier Magnitsky Act. Along with Ron Dellums, a former U.S. congressman from California and longtime Washington lobbyist, Akhmetshin visited House member offices on May 17 to meet with Dana Rohrabacher, another California congressman viewed as one of the most sympathetic U.S. officials to Russian causes.

Akhmetshin has claimed that he was never a Soviet agent, but that does not seem to be widely believed.

In fact William Browder, the founder of the investment advisory firm Hermitage Capital, lays out the significance of this individual's participation in the meeting:

"In the world of Russian intelligence, there is no such thing as a 'former intelligence officer,'" he said. "So in my opinion you had a member of Putin's secret police directly meeting with the son of the future next president of the United States asking to change US sanctions policy crucial to Putin."

Sounds pretty significant, don't you think?

However putting that aside the point remains that Junior did not identify this man when he was supposedly "coming clean" about this meeting, and in fact according to Junior's attorney there may have been even a SIXTH person in attendance, who is currently unnamed.

Remember, "It is not the crime, it's the coverup."

And clearly the Trumps. and their associates, are working overtime to cover something up here.

Update: We are also learning that despite an early denial, that Trump has confirmed that he knew about this meeting:  

On Wednesday afternoon, Trump told Reuters that “No. That I didn’t know. Until a couple of days ago, when I heard about this. No I didn’t know about that,” referring to the meeting between Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. 

Trump changed his tune later in the day, when he told reporters on Air Force One: “In fact maybe it was mentioned at some point,” referring to the meeting. (Reporters on the plane initially thought the conversation was off-the-record, but the President said otherwise on Thursday.)

There is also evidence that Trump was in Trump Tower when this meeting took place, which of course already rendered ridiculous the idea that he was never told about it.

Seriously, these people seem genetically incapable of telling the truth. 

62 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:21 AM

    It was mentioned on another post that:

    "Russian oligarch’s lawyer confirms his client had ‘phone relationship’ with Don Jr. prior to clandestine meeting"


    Is that the media making this thing bigger than it is. Could be that "Phone relationship" in the Oval Office maybe means phone sex?

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    1. Anonymous6:41 AM

      If President Trump took an afternoon shower while the Russians were in the White House, the media would make up lies and claim the president took a Russian golden shower?
      Lies lies lies .

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    2. Anonymous7:11 AM

      @anon 6:41am
      But he has had golden showers before with Russian hookers. TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH!
      Just like it is TRUE that all the tRump's have met with Russian spies.

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    3. Anonymous7:28 AM

      Since he does absolutely nothing but sit and tweet and pretend to be presidential all day, why would he ever need to take an afternoon shower?

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    4. Anonymous8:20 AM

      Drip drip drip

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    5. Anonymous8:53 AM

      The Daily Drip, Drip, Drip.

      Delete
    6. Anonymous2:06 PM

      One by one the dossier items are being proved true and correct. It's only a matter of time until pee pee tapes are proved.

      Donald J. Trump is certainly shitting himself over something connected to Putin. Hey wingnuts- we're going to find out what it is!

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  2. Anonymous6:36 AM

    Lock them up. Lock. Them. UP.

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  3. Anonymous6:48 AM

    http://www.salon.com/2017/07/14/donald-trumps-deep-connections-to-dirty-russian-money-its-a-trail-that-leads-back-more-than-30-years/

    djt 2013>“I’ve done a lot of business with the Russians, I know the Russians very well. They’re smart and they’re tough and they’re not looking so dumb right now.” That was around the time of the Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow, when Trump was tight with billionaire oligarch Aras Agalarov, also known as Putin’s builder, and his pop star son Emin, both of whom were instrumental in the “Hillary dirt”
    "it was a typical Trump arrangement in which Agalarov would build the tower and license Trump’s name for big dollars. Donald Jr. was put it charge and Ivanka even made a trip in 2014 to see the proposed property. Unfortunately for the Trumps, the project got shelved when the Russian economy went south due to the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the European Union following the Russian incursion into CRIMEa"

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  4. Anonymous6:58 AM

    FUCK the monkey!
    aka $hitgibbon jr

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/07/watch-trevor-noah-explain-fox-news

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    1. Anonymous7:32 AM

      http://www.richardcassaro.com/the-secret-occult-meaning-of-the-three-wise-monkeys-hidden-by-the-elite-2

      "we have a 4th brother, ADMIT NO EVIL, but he left the group for a career in politics"

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  5. Anonymous7:18 AM

    DON'T PANIC JUST YET. THIS MAYBE A JOINT EXERCISE THAT WAS AGREED TO IN HAMBURG AT THE SECRET MEETING?


    As you've noticed, United States has gradually becomes strategically isolated after several European nations (except the United Kingdom) withdraw from NATO.

    At the same time, the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact partners aggressively expand their sphere of influence.

    In addition, the Ukrainian wheat harvest fails while a Communist coup d'etat occurs in Mexico.

    This morning, our high school teacher paused when he sees Soviet paratroopers landing in a nearby field.

    The paratroopers took our teacher when he confronted them. Pandemonium followed as students fled our school.

    In downtown, Cuban and Soviet troops are trying to impose order after a hasty occupation.

    Cuban Colonel Bella instructed the KGB to go to a local sporting goods store and obtain the records of the store's gun sales on the ATF's Form 4473, which lists citizens who have purchased firearms.

    My brother and I, along with our friends Robert, Danny, Daryl, and Aardvark, fled into the wilderness after hastily equipping ourselves at a sporting goods store owned by my dad.

    While on the way to the mountains, we ran into a Soviet roadblock, but are saved by an attacking U.S. Army UH-1helicopter gunship.

    After several weeks in the forest, we snuck back into town; my brother and I learned that our father is being held in a re-education camp.

    We visited the site and spoke to dad through the fence; Dad told not to worry. This is just a joint exercise between USA and Russia that was setup and agreed to by President Trump and his new friend Vladimir in Hamburg.

    We visited the Masons and learn that we are behind enemy lines in

    "Occupied America." 

    We resisted the occupation with guerrilla warfare, calling ourselves the Wolverines, after our high school mascot.

    The movie Red Dawn was ahead of its time. How could they have seen and predicted what our country would be going through. The writers, director and everybody else should make another Red Dawn movie using the recent incidences, the president and The First Family and the White House administration in their script.

    Here's a recommendation for the casting, use President Trump. He loves being in front of the cameras.

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  6. Anonymous7:33 AM

    http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/06/donald-trump-eavesdropping-mar-a-lago

    "which of course already rendered ridiculous the idea that he was never told about it." because he was jackin off listening to it.

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  7. Anonymous7:43 AM

    And this is why you DO NOT ALLOW creepy businessman/citizen united to rig, steal and damage American Elections. This organized attempt by unorganized lousy actors is outrageously ignorant.
    The trumps are global developers, they mingle everywhere. They are not politicians, nor do they play by American rules, laws or lifestyle. The trumps are living in a different orbit. Not a good place for American's.

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  8. Anonymous7:45 AM

    The Trump Mafia has taken over the WH. They think they are above the law, and so far the STUPID GOP congress has enabled them.

    They are quickly ruining our country.

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    1. Anonymous2:07 PM

      It's kind of staggering the damage they've succeeded in doing already.

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  9. Anonymous7:55 AM

    So who—or what—is going to get to the bottom of this?
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wkUHP7ZMcY0/WMavftvUG_I/AAAAAAAAJ-8/oe_B1KX_vEQX0x9zbRp5whpvViRBcG7pQCLcB/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2017-03-13%2Bat%2B10.40.38%2BAM.png

    Can he stop digging?
    http://www.motherjones.com/wp-content/uploads/ap_558141215584.jpg?w=1200&h=630&crop=1

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  10. Anonymous7:59 AM

    The deplorable family (and relations!) of Trumps need to be run out of D.C. much, much sooner than later. Not one of them can be trusted as far as you could throw them.

    Horrid bunch of liars and frauds!!!

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  11. Anonymous8:00 AM

    Putin would have been better off behaving and gaining honest trust and respect with President Hillary Clinton, but instead did old spy school BS and made it worst. He then used useful idiots to insult Americans and commit insane crime on innocent humans.
    The entire bunch needs an exorcism.

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  12. Anonymous8:04 AM

    McConnell and Ryan (members of the U.S. Congress) are STILL supporting Trump as well as the majority of Republicans in Congress.

    Frightening to watch these idiots! The United States of America is going down under the dictatorship of Donald Trump and his ilk! Look where we are already - and, in such a short time!

    Thank God for the media keeping us up to date and uncovering things on a daily basis! Especially Rachel Maddow! I recommend watching her fantastic show on MSNBC (evenings) Monday thru Friday. She's a true 'educator' on facts and history!

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    1. Anonymous10:17 AM

      My bet is that the Russians have dirt on The Turtle and The Wonk

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  13. Anonymous8:31 AM

    Okay... I'm tapping out .... I'll tell you everything that I can remember.

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    1. Anonymous10:29 AM

      Yes! How soon before Trump starts using the "I don't remember 'cause I have cognitive drift and short-term memory loss and dementia -- so, I'm innocent!" Huh? How long?

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  14. There are f;oating rumours about a sixth participant, possibly another Russky at that meeting.

    Dru,pfuck's former casmpaign manager sez Drumpf was at a rally in Florida the day of the meeting, but records show that rally was two days later. Another lie.

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    1. Anonymous1:45 PM

      Up to 8 now....

      Delete
  15. Anonymous8:46 AM

    Drip Drip Drip

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  16. Anonymous8:48 AM

    WWWWHHHHAAAAATTTT? MORE DRIPPING

    Trump Team Met Russian Accused of International Hacking Conspiracy

    The Daily Beast - 57 mins ago


    MAKE IT STOP

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  17. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Waiting for Kellyanne Conway's spin on todays Trump family events.

    Come out
    Come out
    Wherever you are

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  18. Anonymous9:00 AM

    Putin and Trump have clearly been traveling in the same small circle for years. Agalarov is sometimes dubbed the "Donald Trump of Russia". Agalarov is the main builder for the Krelim, Putin.
    And no one thought to have the two men meet?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and billionaire Aras Agalarov
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DD0kMQuU0AAgzLw.jpg
    Putin gave Aras Agalarov a medal before the pageant.
    http://i.minval.az/78054.jpg



    Trump with Emin Agalarov (left) and Aras Agalarov (right) at the Miss Universe competition in Moscow 2013.

    http://www.elmundodecordoba.com/images/n2pfile/20170712/512495520170712.jpg


    http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/1200*675/632076010-Emin-Aras-Agalarov-Trump.jpg


    Босс, готовый к тяжкому труду

    http://www.yaplakal.com/forum35/topic1503252.html


    Three Decades of Chasing Deals in Russia. Donald J. Trump, a co-owner of the Miss Universe contest at the time, at an after-party for the 2013 pageant in Moscow. He also used the visit to Moscow to discuss development deals. Chasing Deals in Russia
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/us/politics/donald-trump-russia-business.html

    TIME LINE: Trump Tweets Prior to the Pageant, Wondering if Putin will be his “best friend”

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pFm9N9LJRmVDclel8V8JFnc6nQq0gp2_5MAlE6tJ3ws/mobilebasic

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    1. Anonymous11:12 AM

      Russian President Vladimir Putin and billionaire Aras Agalarov

      http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/07/29/13/36B3985F00000578-3714440-image-a-51_1469794893930.jpg

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  19. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Heyyyyy don't forget about Jared Kushner.

    It was not just Junior in the Trump Tower Russian meeting!

    Jared Kushner knew there was more than 3 attendants that are dripping today.

    Why didn't Jared Kushner tell everything he knows? He knew the number in attendance and he has been hiding.

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    1. Anonymous10:01 AM

      Don't forget about Ivanka. Faking feminism as she is a low pay employer for women around the world.

      She has allowed herself to be used to attract the rich elites, like oligarchy in Russia, to build up Trump real estate empire and get loans for projects.

      Can you name what she has done for women and men when it comes to health care? Her father doesn't give a hang what happens to the old, sick and poor that aren't rich. Is that how she advises Daddy Dear?

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  20. Anonymous9:18 AM

    SIR WHAT ABOUT THE SON NAMED AFTER YOU? HE NEEDS TO SEE YOU ASAP?

    ABC NEWS:
    President Donald Trump to attend U.S. Women's Open in N.J.

    By ESPN.COM NEWS SERVICES via ESPN

    Jul 14, 2017, 11:15 AM ET

    .....Trump was in France this week to celebrate Bastille Day and meet with French President Emmanuel Macron.

    Trump tweeted Friday morning that he was headed to New Jersey to attend the tournament.

    (WHAT?) Trump will be the first sitting U.S. president to attend a U.S. Women's Open. Two presidents....

    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/president-donald-trump-attend-us-womens-open-nj/story?id=48638432

    GO HOME MR. PRESIDENT
    LEAVE THOSE FEMALE GOLFERS ALONE

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    1. Anonymous9:30 AM

      Sorry for the duplicate comment

      Delete
  21. Anonymous9:23 AM

    SIR WHAT ABOUT THE SON NAMED AFTER YOU? HE NEEDS TO SEE YOU ASAP?

    ABC NEWS:
    President Donald Trump to attend U.S. Women's Open in N.J.

    By ESPN.COM NEWS SERVICES via ESPN

    Jul 14, 2017, 11:15 AM ET

    .....Trump was in France this week to celebrate Bastille Day and meet with French President Emmanuel Macron.

    Trump tweeted Friday morning that he was headed to New Jersey to attend the tournament.

    (WHAT?) Trump will be the first sitting U.S. president to attend a U.S. Women's Open. Two presidents....

    GO HOME MR. PRESIDENT
    LEAVE THOSE FEMALE GOLFERS ALONE

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    1. Anonymous11:25 AM

      JHC! The guys hates being in the USA and handling the job he was elected to do - albeit the electoral vote!

      He's doing a rancid job in the USA - when he is here - and, he knows most Americans despise him!

      I feel sorry for the gals playing tennis that know he is in the crowd. I'm sure he'll be detrimental to their game!

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  22. Anonymous9:26 AM

    The "former" Soviet (now Russian) intelligence agent is being identified as something of a manager of hackers. He'd be the guy able to organize a major hacking effort. Found this on Reddit -- https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/6n9i6d/trump_team_met_russian_accused_of_international/

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  23. Anonymous9:36 AM

    Anonymous8:56 AM

    Waiting for Kellyanne Conway's spin on todays Trump family events


    I FOUND HER

    Kathyanne why mention Hillary Clinton?


    The Hill:
    July 14, 2017 - 11:22 AM EDT

    Conway: Goalposts have been moved on Russian collusion

    President Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway accused opponents of the White House of moving the goalposts on allegations of collusion between President Trump's campaign team and Moscow.

    In a Friday morning appearance on "Fox & Friends," she said former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is "one of the only people" who believes in collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

    Of Clinton, Conway said: "We know why she lost. It's obvious.”....

    http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/342029-conway-hillary-clinton-one-of-the-only-people-who-believes-in-trump

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  24. Anonymous9:46 AM

    Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa Trump have five children together

    Have mercy on Donald Jr

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    1. Anonymous10:55 AM

      Donald Trump jr didn't seem to consider his five children. Why should we?

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    2. Anonymous11:22 AM

      A bunch of Trump kids - yikes! Feel for them growing up and having the make major adjustments due to having that name. I would not want to walk in their shoes especially w/having a father like Donnie Jr.

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    3. Anonymous2:03 PM

      Trump Jr is not all 'there'. Watch the disconnect between his speech impediment and his brain. His language is very basic.

      Alcoholic brain damage? That certainly wouldn't be an impediment to a certain kind of woman grunting out five kids.

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    4. Damn. No Darwin award for him.

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    5. Anonymous7:00 PM

      And just think we get to pay for secret service for all those kids!!!

      Delete
  25. Anonymous10:22 AM

    And these assclowns actually thought that they could pull this off and get sanctions lifted, oil fields pumping and pipes from china polluting our heartland of America. Republicans are the most hateful dysfunctional bunch of people in America today.

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  26. Anonymous10:26 AM

    REMEMBERING JARED KUSHNER.

    "The alleged former Soviet intelligence officer who attended the now-infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and other top campaign officials last June was previously accused in federal and state courts of orchestrating an international hacking conspiracy."

    Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hobnob in Sun Valley with the tech and media elite who rule our universe

    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/07/14/ivanka-trump-and-jared-kushner-hobnob-in-sun-valley-with-the-tech-and-media-elite-who-rule-our-universe/

    Possible that Jared did not want to stay in the June 9 meeting with the guy that was accused of orchestrating an international hacking conspiracy?

    Jared had already tried to hook up secret back channels with Russia. He may have known Rinat Akhmetsin or knew who he was.


    Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hobnob in Sun Valley with the tech and media elite who rule our universe
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/07/14/ivanka-trump-and-jared-kushner-hobnob-in-sun-valley-with-the-tech-and-media-elite-who-rule-our-universe/

    Mingling with media and tech elite at Sun Valley. Kushner, who is leading the Trump administration's Office of American Innovation, is charged with overhauling the technology infrastructure in the U.S. government.
    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/12/jared-kushner-and-ivanka-trump-mingle-with-media-and-tech-elite.html

    Secret Communication Channel With Russia: Report
    http://deadline.com/2017/05/donald-trump-jared-kushner-russia-secret-communication-channel-1202103496/

    Low Profile
    http://variety.com/2017/film/news/sun-valley-ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-1202495235/


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  27. Anonymous11:04 AM

    Trump Reverses Pledge To Mandate U.S. Steel For Keystone Pipeline. A Direct Beneficiary Is A Russian Oligarch With Close Ties To Vladimir Putin. Updated Mar 06, 2017
    Senior Politico writer Jake Sherman tweet in January: "DASHA ZHUKOVA, wife of Russian industrialist billionaire ROMAN ABRAMOVICH, is here for inauguration. Guest of IVANKA, per source." He also tweeted: "ABROMOVICH is close ally of PUTIN. Zhukova is a friend of IVANKA’s." But wait! There's more! Abramovich stands to benefit from the Keystone pipeline
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-reverses-pledge-to-mandate-us-steel-for-keystone_us_58bbae99e4b0fa65b844b451

    "Jan deRoos, the Cornell professor, said the Trump Organization’s interest in the Baku project — which was overseen by Ivanka Trump — was atypical and “very, very intense.” That close involvement may open up the Trump Organization to criminal prosecution under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which was passed in 1977 to forbid American companies from rewarding corrupt foreign officials — even if they did so unwittingly."
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/bombshell-report-links-trump-hotel-to-corrupt-azerbaijan-oligarchs-and-iranian-terror-group/
    Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan. The Trumps elite friends, the Agalarovs are from Azerbaijan. The elder Aras Agalarov is a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
    http://reniji.net/trend/live-from-trump-international-hotel-and-tower-in-baku-azerbaijan.html
    Welcome to Baku. Azerbaijan’s capital is the architectural love child of Paris and Dubai…albeit with plenty of Soviet genes....
    https://www.lonelyplanet.com/azerbaijan/baku-baki
    Live from trump international hotel and tower in baku azerbaijan
    http://reniji.net/trend/live-from-trump-international-hotel-and-tower-in-baku-azerbaijan.html

    Jared Kushner's brother Joshua goes on Manhattan sushi date with Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's wife Dasha Zhukova then covers his face with his hood as he tries to sneak out
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4313976/Jared-Kushner-s-brother-date-Russian-billionaire.html

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  28. o far acknowledged in attendance: Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Akhmetshin and publicist Rob Goldstone, who helped set up the meeting. A source familiar with the circumstances told CNN there were at least two other people in the room as well, a translator and a representative of the Russian family who had asked Goldstone to set up the meeting. The source did not provide the names.

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  29. Anonymous12:59 PM

    What We Know About Rinat Akhmetshin, The Lobbyist Who Met With Donald Trump Jr.

    The Russian-American was accused of orchestrating a cyberattack against a Russian mining company a few years ago.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rinat-akhmetshin-donald-trump-jr_us_5968dd17e4b03389bb16df02?xr9&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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  30. Anonymous1:04 PM

    Now we have a smoking gun with latent fingerprints. Are the American people ready to demand impeachment?

    https://twitter.com/RoguePOTUSStaff/status/885928450028163076

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEt2Az4XcAE-Fxz.jpg

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  31. Anonymous1:08 PM

    Dems mock Trump Jr with giant Time cover on the House floor — and read his emails into the Congressional Record

    Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) on Friday read the full contents of Donald Trump Jr.’s email chain on the House Floor, accompanied by a print of TIME magazine’s most recent cover, a photo of Trump’s eldest son superimposed with the words, “Red Handed.”

    “Don. Jr.’s emails are a smoking gun,” Gallego told his colleagues at the House of Representatives. “They prove that the Trump campaign was not only aware of the Russian government’s efforts to meddle in our elections, they were enthusiastic about accepting Russian support.”

    Gallegos said the emails paint a “disturbing picture of a campaign and now an administration willing to break the law and sell out to an adversary of the United States in order to advance their own petty interests.”

    Reading out Trump Jr.’s statement which accompanied the email, Gallegos noted that despite the president’s son’s assurance that he was publishing the emails in the interest of transparency, “he wasn’t even in this email.” Recent reports indicate as many as eight people were present at the June 2016 meeting, though Trump Jr. originally indicated it was only himself, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.

    Referencing Trump Jr.’s response to finding out he would be obtaining information damaging to Hillary Clinton at the meeting, Gallegos tore into the president’s eldest son.

    “Mr. Speaker: ‘I love it.’ His response was ‘I love it,’” Gallegos said. “I’ve worked in politics for a long time, I’ve never been approached with information from a foreign government. But if I was, my response would not be, ’I love it.’ My response would be, ‘this is completely inappropriate.’ My response would be, ‘don’t ever contact me again.’ My response would be, ‘I’m calling the FBI.’”

    “In this email, Donald Trump Jr. showed his true colors,” he continued. “This email proves that he lacks basic integrity, and the willingness of Jared Kushner to attend that meeting proves that he, too, is no patriot.”

    He and Lieu proceeded to read out the contents of the email, pausing at times to pepper the exchange with their own commentary. Noting Trump Jr.’s pledge to lock in a meeting with Veselnitskaya, Gallegos said, “that’s some eagerness that this man has for this information.”

    Watch the video below, via C-SPAN:

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/dems-mock-trump-jr-with-giant-time-cover-on-the-house-floor-and-read-his-emails-into-the-congressional-record/

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    1. Anonymous1:52 PM

      Love this.

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    2. Ted Lieu has been baiting the Trump administration for a while now. I believe he is the one that introduced the "COVFEFE" and "MARALAGO" bills, even though they went down in defeat.

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  32. Anonymous1:09 PM

    Jared Kushner’s lawyer in Trump-Russia probe to stop representing him: report

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/jared-kushners-lawyer-in-trump-russia-probe-to-stop-representing-him-report/

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  33. Anonymous1:55 PM

    I'm beginning to feel very uneasy about the extent to which these fuckers have sold America down the river. Clearly they don't have an ounce of patriotism but how much power to destroy did they have when they operated in secret before lying their way inside the White House?

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    1. Anonymous4:43 PM

      "a translator and a representative of the Russian family who had asked Goldstone to set up the meeting. The source did not provide the names."

      The name of the Russian family that asked Goldstone is Agalarov. Aras and his son, Emin, are close to the Trump family.
      "Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan. The Trumps elite friends, the Agalarovs are from Azerbaijan. The elder Aras Agalarov is a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin."
      http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2017/07/now-we-are-learning-that-there-was.html?showComment=1500059071325#c3510399114029613647

      Ivanka was in charge of the Baku project. Welcome to Baku. Azerbaijan’s capital is the architectural love child of Paris and Dubai…albeit with plenty of Soviet genes....

      https://www.lonelyplanet.com/azerbaijan/baku-baki

      Ivanka Trump In Baku, Azerbaijan.
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEd9QMgXgAIU6Pw.jpg
      Ivanka handled the deal. Listen to the videos. Money laundering and other nefarious deals.
      https://wn.com/donald_trump's_girl_ivanka_in_baku_azerbaijan

      Emin and Ivanka
      http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Ivanka+Trump+Emin+GREY+GOOSE+Vodka+Cadillac+-rftngRNrepl.jpg

      Like her father, Ivanka does not vet people. They do deals with anyone as long as there is money.
      "Most of us don't give a shit what Ivanka looks like. We care that she's central in the grifter family stealing millions from this country." William Ferrall

      The President helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Azerbaijan is among the most corrupt nations in the world.
      When I visited Baku, in December, five enormous white letters glowed at the top of the tower:
      T-R-U-M-P.
      http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/13/donald-trumps-worst-deal
      Ivanka Trump was the most senior Trump Organization official on the Baku project. In October, 2014, she visited the city to tour the site and offer advice. An executive at Mace, the London-based construction firm that oversaw the tower’s conversion to a hotel, met with Ivanka in Baku and New York. He told me, “She had very strong feelings, not just about the design but about the back of the hotel—landscaping, everything.” The Azerbaijani lawyer said, “Ivanka personally approved everything.”

      Trump's web of Russian ties grows with Miss Universe links
      http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/11/politics/trump-russia-lawyer-web/index.html

      TRUMP BUILDS 5-STAR HOTEL IN AZERBAIJAN AND HE HAS TIE TO ANAR MAMMEDOV . AND ANAR MAMMEDOV IS SON OF ZIYA MAMMEDOV (the Minister of Transportation of Azerbaijan Republic) THIS TIES GO ON AND ON ...!!!
      https://wn.com/Trump_Ties_To_Mammedovs`_Family_And_Curruptions

      An unopened Trump hotel in Azerbaijan has been linked to corrupt officials who support the Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, reports Adam Davidson in a New Yorker piece.
      http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trumps-azerbaijan-hotel-linked-with-corruption-iran-2017-3

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    2. Anonymous10:05 PM

      Ivanka
      http://www.newyorker.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/170313_r29543_rd-690.jpg


      Trump International Hotel & Tower Baku is an unfinished 33-floor hotel and condominium tower located in the Nasimi District in Baku, Azerbaijan

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_International_Hotel_and_Tower_(Baku)

      He did it for America to be great again.

      https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TlkOD6mf7Hs/WD75MW3vStI/AAAAAAABJOU/SUH4NyK8tUQfwYwXUFc-vtEt45CdINh2wCLcB/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2016-11-30%2Bat%2B8.06.27%2BAM.png

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  34. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rinat-akhmetshin-donald-trump-jr_us_5968dd17e4b03389bb16df02?xr9&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    "Ranit Akhmetshin, the Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer who accompanied a Russian lawyer to a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. last year, is no stranger to scandal.

    Akhmetshin is roughly 50 years old and holds dual Russian-American citizenship. He has kept a relatively low profile in Washington, D.C., until recently, but has spent decades embedded in several high-stakes lobbying campaigns on behalf of the former Soviet Union.

    “I know of no Russian gun-for-hire who managed to run his campaigns so successfully, running circles around purportedly much more seasoned Washington hands,” veteran reporter Steve LeVine told Radio Free Europe in June 2016.

    Akhmetshin confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that he had participated in the now-infamous meeting between President Donald Trump’s eldest son and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, and Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager at the time, also attended. "

    It was about lifting the sanctions. Probably a "If she get you dirt on Hillary and you win, will you lift the sanctions for us. " You know. Trump's old pay to play.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/anatoli-samochornov-trump-jr-russia-meeting_us_5966ac00e4b0a8d46d11f69f?pv&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    "When President Donald Trump’s son, son-in-law and campaign chairman met last June with a Russian lawyer they’d been told had “incriminating” information from the Russian government about Hillary Clinton, there were other people in the room. One of the previously unidentified attendees was Anatoli Samochornov, a Russian-born American translator who previously spent years working for the U.S. government.

    Samochornov would not confirm that he was in the room, citing nondisclosure agreements. But The New York Times’ Ken Vogel said Friday on MSNBC that Samochornov was at the June 9 meeting in Trump Tower. The interpreter’s mother-in-law also confirmed his attendance at the meeting to The Daily Beast.

    Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with the Trump team, had previously told the Times that an interpreter attended the meeting, but refused to name him. Veselnitskaya does not speak English, and Samochornov has worked with her several times over the past year, including around the time of the meeting with Trump Jr.

    The Associated Press and NBC News confirmed Friday that Veselnitskaya’s top U.S. lobbyist, Rinat Akhmetshin, also attended the meeting with her. Akhmetshin is a Russian-American with past ties to Russian intelligence. "

    So. That brings us up to six.

    Junior
    Kushner
    Manafort
    Velnitskaya
    Akhmetshin
    Samochornov

    I wonder who else they have "forgotten" was attending the meeting.

    Did Donnie Sr. stick his head in the meeting for a bit to say HI and brag about something?

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    1. Anonymous6:18 PM

      Samochornov would not confirm that he was in the room, citing nondisclosure agreements.



      He had to sign a nondisclosure agreement to meet at Trump Tower with the campaign big wigs? That doesn't make it sound like Don Jr would think it was such a nothingburger. That wouldn't be something everyone would forget.

      Anatoli Samochornov is an American citizen who has translated for Natalia Veselnitskaya in court and for her lobbying group before their fateful meeting in Trump Tower.

      Samochornov can be interviewed. What's he going to do? Lie?

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  35. Anonymous6:55 PM

    Ivanka gun.

    http://i1.wp.com/www.mycelebrity.eu/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Ivanka-Trump-Hot-33.jpg

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  36. Anonymous1:21 AM

    The nothing burgers are full of trump dung.

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  37. Anonymous6:56 AM

    So Trump sends his daughter to a bad neighborhood in the most corrupt area of Azerbaijan for a few days of photo-shoots. Daughter is made The Trump Organization's official of the Baku Project. She doesn't have to return to Baku since she can do her decorating wonders via phone and electronic messaging from her elite dwelling in NYC and various luxury sites where she can maintain her social and other business obligations.

    Trump bff's are the Agalarov family of Baku. Aras Agalarov, the Donald Trump of Russia, is a Russian oligarch like the Mammadovs of Azerbaijani. If they weren't billionaires with ties to Putin they would just be regular lowlife Russian mobsters with ties to Putin.
    Agalarov friends did not clue Trump into the corruption and connections to the Iran Revolutionary Guard? Or is Trump just an American oligarch that is equally or more corrupt than the Russian Oligarchs?
    Disgusting that they go into a low rent area and throw out the citizens that are just trying to have a home and rightfully live their lives, The Trump Organization wants to build this farce of a tower with the Trump name in a place that is not right for the Caspian Sea elite. Trump said he did not pay any money. What did he give and get out of this? His daughter had a job with a title and she only has to do a photo shoot and can remain in the comfort of her luxury life. Interior decorating by phone, which seems to be the only part of the project that made any progress. So they leave the neighborhood with an eyesore that only looks nice on the inside.
    Heartless sick and corrupt developers. Ivanka Trump comes off as a fool to be their tool. She must hate women and families or she would not put up with evicting the citizens for the corrupt oligarchy of Putin's gang.
    Trump's most disastrous deal ever _ Daily Mail
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4286200/The-Baku-hotel-disaster-Trump-s-worst-deal-ever.html

    (investigation)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_International_Hotel_and_Tower_(Baku)#Investigation
    Even though the Trump Organization appears to have withdrawn from the Baku Tower deal, serious questions remain unanswered about the Trump Organization's potential criminal liability.
    Video. Trump in Russia with campaign associates.
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/politics/video-trump-relationships-russian-associates/index.html

    The gang.
    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1200/1*wKeDSGWRjAQ23ERQteJvsQ.jpeg

    BUSTED: Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen Lied. He Does Have Russian Kremlin Contacts
    https://thesternfacts.com/busted-trumps-lawyer-michael-cohen-lied-he-does-have-russian-kremlin-contacts-8c61d2b95e4f

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