Another Russia coincidence?

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  1. IslandBites profile image88
    IslandBitesposted 19 months ago

    This article is very interesting...

    How Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer, Built a Shadowy Business Empire

    He has spent much of his personal and professional life with immigrants from Russia and Ukraine. His father-in-law, who helped establish him in the taxi business, was born in Ukraine, as was one of Mr. Cohen’s partners in that industry. Another partner was Russian. And Mr. Cohen used his connections in the region when scouting business opportunities for Mr. Trump in former Soviet republics.

    More recently, Mr. Cohen and his father-in-law lent more than $25 million to a Ukrainian businessman who has a checkered financial record and a history of defaulting on loans. And Mr. Cohen long held a small stake in his uncle’s catering hall, which was frequented by Russian and Italian mobsters.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/05/busi … trump.html

    So, everywhere we look there's the Russia coincidence...

    1. PrettyPanther profile image84
      PrettyPantherposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Russia, Russia, Russia.

      Regardless of how all this turns out, I see a Breaking Bad-style miniseries in the future. Netflix, HBO, Showtime...I bet they're all wrangling for the rights.

      One thing is clear: shady people find each other and surround themselves with other shady people. Birds of a feather.

  2. JAKE Earthshine profile image78
    JAKE Earthshineposted 19 months ago

    It's just astonishing that there are still dedicated Spanky Trump Sheep remaining after his constant con jobs, bait and switch scams to steal from workers and enrich his elite Wall Street pals, constant sabotage and undermining of our healthcare system and law enforcement agencies, all this insanity while he insults their intelligence by violating the emoluments clause of the constitution right in front of their faces: UNREAL:

    But then I remembered the old saying "there's a sucker born every minute" and also reminisced about Jim Jones, Marshall Applewhite and Charles Manson, all strange looking crazy weirdos just like Spanky Trump who somehow managed to cloud and control the minds of a certain segment of society then ultimately sent them to their doom, which is exactly what is happening right here and right now:

    No Deals in Russia? Never met Putin? No Russian connections? Really? If you believe horse manure doesn't stink you're probably very susceptible to Spanky's blatant lies, deceit, raving lunatic babble, hate speech and unprecedented reckless behavior:

    No Deals? Who's actually dumb enough to believe this charlatan's nonsense? What about the miss whatser name pageant he hosted in Russia? What about his pursuit of a 'Dump Tower' in Moscow while the presidential campaign was in full swing? What about ex-Russian criminal Felix Sater who according to reports has very deep ties to Spanky?

    In reality, the evidence of Russian conspiracy with the Trump Campaign is absolutely insurmountable, and that's a fact:

    Spanky Trump has much in common with this bizarre looking cretin, except this maniac never worshiped Russia and Vladimir Putin:


    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/14028762.jpg

    By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36203470

    1. Live to Learn profile image80
      Live to Learnposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Trump sheep, Hillary sheep. Baa baa baa. 

      The constant insults probably make them all dig their heels in harder.

      1. JAKE Earthshine profile image78
        JAKE Earthshineposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        Hillary is a grandmother in NY right now, doing grandmother stuff while Spanky Trump is destroying America from the inside and licking Vladimir Putin's soiled boots at the same time: Big difference and just another false comparison, it's actually good against evil:

        More evidence of Spanky n' Cohen's Russian ties:

        https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/201 … n-ties.cnn

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          ahorsebackposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          Man , you gotta stop with the CNN that once was and is no longer anything but an extremely  biased , rag news outlet.   you keep swallowing that bias and you're going to definitely get a belly ache .  You'll end up like the rest of the DNC with a terminal ,septic identity infection  .  Once again in the elections this fall we'll see  images of lemmings going over the cliff and for what , a continuing political illiteracy?

        2. Live to Learn profile image80
          Live to Learnposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          Hillary, having lost the election and holding no governmental office is, of course, doing other things. One can only wonder what might have happened had things turned out differently.

          Whatever she may be doing, the bullying tactics of insulting large swaths of people for no better reason than you can does nothing to improve our chances of working together as a nation. What it does is ensure that the discourse will remain in the mud.

          I laugh when I think of the complete absurdity of behavior patterns in political discussions as opposed to our feigned outrage at bullying by our youth. Do we not even realize that the example we are setting ensures they won't understand our expressed outrage? 

          I don't see you as an idiot or a sheep. I may not agree with you but I do understand you come to different conclusions when weighing existing facts. You choose which facts to consider and which to set aside; in order to come to your conclusions. As does everyone else. Mainly because the facts you consider to be most important may differ from that of another.  Your life course has determined these choices. Your life course is valuable and should be considered with respect. I simply wonder why we can't afford others the same consideration we feel entitled to.

          1. profile image0
            ahorsebackposted 19 months agoin reply to this

            Do you REALLY expect that one day the the left will suddenly awaken and say,
            "We must sit down at the table of civility "?   

            Especially given the very basic origins of their new found ideological political stance , when the left in America encounters threats to its political agenda they morph into the nasty little creatures of protest , chaos , anarchist marchers in the streets , out shouting , out-burning , outing violence , destruction  and instilling political  chaos , targeting authority , targeting the police , ..............no , you are wrong , they are sheep .

            1. Live to Learn profile image80
              Live to Learnposted 19 months agoin reply to this

              You are kind of cute in your lack of interest in self reflection.

  3. JAKE Earthshine profile image78
    JAKE Earthshineposted 19 months ago

    Still not sure what grandmother Hillary in New York has to do with this topic of discussion which from my understanding given the title, is the investigation of Spanky Trump's and perhaps his soon to be indicted former 'attorney' Michael Cohen's deep Russian ties, connections, attempted business deals and his seemingly uncontrollable subordinate proclivities toward the more muscular Vladimir Putin who from public behavior, seems to have his boot securely restricting Spanky's  jugular:

    But one thing is certain, the similarities between Spanky Trump, his remaining fans and this bizzare looking creature called Marshall Applewhite are stunningly matched and undeniable: Let's just hope the cult of Spanky is obstructed and blocked by patriotic Amercians from producing a similar tragic ending:

    If this strange looking elderly man was able to lead his followers to their doom in search of a lie, an illusion, a space ship of salvation, then so can Spanky:

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/14029141.jpg

    Spanky can deny it up and down until another trump university opens for business in Moscow, but it seems as if Mueller's criminal investigation is laser focused on the facts which has produced 19 indictments so far, not a good sign for the most corrupt sewer white house in human history:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opin … story.html

    1. Live to Learn profile image80
      Live to Learnposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      It has to do with your comments on the subject. Evidenced by the fact that I hit the reply button on your comment. Not the reply button at the bottom of the thread.

  4. IslandBites profile image88
    IslandBitesposted 19 months ago

    Everywhere...

    1. PrettyPanther profile image84
      PrettyPantherposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Michael Avenatti might be the downfall  of Trump, after all.

      1. JAKE Earthshine profile image78
        JAKE Earthshineposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        Michael Avenatti said 'buckle up' weeks ago and so far has been spot on accurate without a 'bluff' in sight, he said more massive bombshells like this one which exposes what was intended to be a secret LLC established by sloppy Michael Cohen to pay off Stormy Daniels:

        The very same LLC which was intended to be secret, was also actually used as reported, to funnel $500,000 from a Russian controlled entity with ties to Vladimir Putin, to Cohen then to where?

        For all we know, and this is purely speculation, considering it was intended to be a secret account, perhaps Cohen received payment of $500,000 which is a gigantic sum of money, in exchange for top secret info gathered from his sources: At this point, with Spanky Trump selling property to what appear to be Russian money launderers etc, I don't think anyone would be surprised to find out this was a purpose:

        Wow, get ready for the next incoming shell from Michael:

        https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ … enatti+cnn

        1. JAKE Earthshine profile image78
          JAKE Earthshineposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          Trump cult might want to shy away from this stunning news:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=getUretizz8

  5. JAKE Earthshine profile image78
    JAKE Earthshineposted 19 months ago

    Another Russian Coincidence: Nuclear Bombshell:

    Trump --------> Cohen --------> LLC --------> $130,000 cover up pay out to Stormy Daniel's Bev Hills Attorney --------> LLC Receipt of $500,000 from Russian Spy --------> Vladimir Putin

  6. JAKE Earthshine profile image78
    JAKE Earthshineposted 19 months ago
    1. profile image0
      ahorsebackposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Jake seriously , Mother Jones ?....................No wonder no one believes anything you post .
      I mean .......Mother Jones ?

      1. JAKE Earthshine profile image78
        JAKE Earthshineposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        Well that's not true and you know it, the normal human beings believe everything I post because I only site reliable sources which publish the truth, while the Trump fans hide their heads in sand  in a frantic denial of the facts so it doesn't bruise their fragile imaginative perception of their mega corrupt false idol Spanky Trump:

      2. JAKE Earthshine profile image78
        JAKE Earthshineposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        Just a little snippet from the article: Close your eyes if you still dig Spanky: More Russian Coincidences: Goodness Gracious, more Russians falling from the sky::

        "The committee raised a record $107 million in the months between the 2016 election and Trump’s inauguration, but questions have lingered about where all the money came from and what ended up happening to it.

        According to ABC, Mueller’s team has questioned several witnesses about donors with connections to Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. The questions have also focused on at least two additional donors: Len Blavatnik, a Ukrainian-born billionaire who donated heavily to Republicans in the 2016 elections, and Andrew Intrater, the chief executive officer of Columbus Nova, the investment firm with ties to Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg that paid Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen $500,000 after the election. Intrater donated $250,000 to the event, and Vekselberg and Intrater attended.

  7. profile image0
    ahorsebackposted 19 months ago

    Well you've finally come full circle again after 98 reasons to obstruct trump ; Russia's money is now once again the top resist reason !  Back to number one again , how many times around your circle do we go ?   What about all of the other reasons that didn't work ?    Can't you at least come up with something new ?   I mean this is just the "Ground Hog Day "  Movie over and over and over and over and over and over and .............. .

    Hey what about those Red Sox?

    1. JAKE Earthshine profile image78
      JAKE Earthshineposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Sorry ahorseback, but there's at least 5,000 or more reasons to obstruct, stop, halt and beat back Spanky Trump's radically racist anti-American agenda before he completely destroys the USA prior to what the majority believe should be a life long prison stay at the very least, not 98:

      He and his Russian sympathizer republican cohorts in congress just gave trillions to his elite Wall Street pals which is crushing his own voters and farmers and his mega corrupt EPA weasel is repealing our good health day by day, not to mention Russians everywhere to be found:

      Our arch enemy Vladimir Putin and his agents of espionage are not dumb like our admin, it looks like they've invented very creative ways to perhaps funnel dirty 'appreciation money' to the Trump campaign and then to who knows who, perhaps Mueller's investigators know:

      With the intensive scrutiny of Donald Trump and his clown show campaign about obstruction, treasonous actions on national television, treasonous visits from Russian spies in our oval office where Donny reportedly divulged top secret info to them, conspiratory meetings between Donny Junior in Trump Tower with known Russian spies, wikileaks aka Russian intereference, why on Earth would Russia operatives attempt to deliver cash to them under the table apparently through inaugural donations and Michael Cohen's secret LLC and why would that cash be accepted by Donny's campaign? Mind boggling:

      Are they that dumb or do they just believe they can get away with anything at this point and perhaps they can: A crime perpetrated in broad daylight is still a crime:

      Doesn't make sense and that's probably why Mueller's team of criminal investigators are intercepting some of these Russians at domestic airports:

      Oh Donny boy the pipes the pipes:

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mu … b10bfad445

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        Perhaps you can provide proof of those "trillions" given to Wall Street pals?  Maybe photos of canceled checks or money transfers?  We would want to make sure that those gifts are taxed, after all!

        1. JAKE Earthshine profile image78
          JAKE Earthshineposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          Now you can simply deny the existence of the truth:

          https://www.cnn.com/2017/09/27/opinions … index.html

          http://thehill.com/policy/finance/38231 … o-debt-cbo

          And let's not forget another reason why Spanky Trump will serve a life sentence behind bars if he's lucky and if of course we still have laws: Russians everywhere, under every rock, in trump tower conspiring to subvert our democracy, in our oval office receiving top secret info from Donny boy, donating to his inaugural bash, the whereabouts of some of the cash unknown at this time: Felix Sater, Michael Cohen funneling Russian cash:

          It's absolutely insane the connections and ties: Let's pray he's removed before it's all over:

          https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusi … d=55054482

  8. IslandBites profile image88
    IslandBitesposted 18 months ago

    Ukraine paid Cohen $400K to set up talks with Trump

    Sources close to the situation told the BBC that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arranged to pay Cohen at least $400,000 to set up the meeting, which took place at the White House in June.

    A Ukrainian intelligence official told the BBC that the country’s registered lobbyists could only arrange a photo-op with Trump, so they reached out to Cohen to set up a “back channel” to the president. Cohen is not registered as a representative of Ukraine.

    After the meeting, Ukraine halted an anti-corruption investigation into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to the BBC.

    The BBC reported that Poroshenko was desperate to meet with Trump and smooth over relations amid questions surrounding the leak of a document apparently from Ukraine's anti-corruption bureau that appeared to show Manafort getting millions from pro-Russia interests in Ukraine.

    After Trump won, Poroshenko moved to strengthen ties with the Trump administration, with the Ukrainian leader attending a meeting with him last year and holding a news conference in front of the White House.

    Soon afterwards, Ukraine's anti-corruption bureau announced it would end its investigation into Manafort, who previously worked for the pro-Russia Party of Regions.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administrat … eting-with

    1. profile image0
      ahorsebackposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Nice lonnnnng post ! Funny though , Note their extensive Clinton's paper trail of Russian/ financial  connections ?
      Feel the same about them ?

  9. JAKE Earthshine profile image78
    JAKE Earthshineposted 18 months ago

    If it weren't so damn deadly serious it would be comical:

    UNREAL: Something is very very wrong if Mr. Trump gets away with it:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/us/p … tower.html

    "Eleven days before the presidential inauguration last year, a billionaire Russian businessman with ties to the Kremlin visited Trump Tower in Manhattan to meet with Donald J. Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, according to video footage and another person who attended the meeting."

    "In Mr. Cohen’s office on the 26th floor, he and the oligarch, Viktor Vekselberg, discussed a mutual desire to strengthen Russia’s relations with the United States under President Trump, according to Andrew Intrater, an American businessman who attended the meeting and invests money for Mr. Vekselberg. The men also arranged to see one another during the inauguration festivities, the second of their three meetings, Mr. Intrater said."

  10. IslandBites profile image88
    IslandBitesposted 18 months ago

    The FBI has obtained wiretapped conversations of a Kremlin-linked banker who later met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 presidential election.

    Spanish national police provided the FBI with tapes of Russian oligarch Alexander Torshin's phone calls with a convicted Russian money launderer, according to a special prosecutor from Spain's attorney general's office, Yahoo News reported.

    “Just a few months ago, the wiretaps of these telephone conversations were given to the FBI,” according to the special prosecutor, José Grinda Gonzalez, speaking at the Hudson Institute on Friday.

    Torshin, a close supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, briefly met with Trump Jr. at the National Rifle Association's (NRA) annual convention in Louisville, Ky., in May of 2016. Torshin was known to leverage his membership in the NRA for meetings with high-profile officials.

    "Mr. Trump's son should be concerned," Grinda said of Torshin's meetings, according to the report.

    The FBI did not say why it sought to obtain the recordings, according to Grinda. Spanish police have investigated Torshin for involvement in a money laundering scheme.

 
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