#TrumpRussia gets closer as GOP keeps looking for snipes

By ann summers

Photos from the Las Vegas Trump Hotel where Emin Agalarov (center of both images) met with Donald Trump. Agalarov’s manager Rob Goldstone is highlighted with a red arrow, to his left is Trump’s personal lawyer Michael D. Cohen. (2013) The fifth person identified as Natalia Veselnitskaya has yet to be verified

Breaking: it’s the media’s fault that Trump is uncivil while we’re forgetting that last Friday, Michael Cohen’s meeting today with the Senate Intel committee was “postponed” again probably because they knew Cohen would not cooperate. More importantly, it may signal how solid the Mueller evidence related to Cohen might be.

Yet the GOP is still talking about HRC emails… again, even as pursuing it might actually dig a deeper hole for everyone involved in Biglygate.

Here are five deeply disturbing events that congressional investigators will surely press Michael Cohen on in their meetings:

1. October 28, 2015: Michael Cohen had Donald Trump, already a presidential candidate, sign a Letter of Intent to build Trump Tower Moscow with Moscow-based developer I.C. Expert Investment Co.

2. November 3, 2015: Michael Cohen received an email from Trump aide and Russian mobster Felix Sater saying of Donald Trump “Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it,. I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”

3. January 2016: Michael Cohen emailed Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov asking for help to advance the Trump Tower Moscow Project.

4. June 2016: Michael Cohen, while serving as a top Trump campaign surrogate, was invited by Felix Sater i to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and was promised introductions to top Russian government officials.

5. January 27, 2017: Michael Cohen, Felix Sater, and Ukrainian politician Andrii Artemenko wrote a plan to resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict and lift US sanctions on Russia which Cohen reportedly delivered to then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Donald Trump’s first official call to Vladimir Putin as President took place the next day.


 For Hillary’s emails:
1. Trump begged Wikileaks
2. Trump Jr met Russians
3. Cambridge Analytica asked Wikileaks

One of the new Clinton inquiries will revisit, yet again, the issue of Clinton’s private emails during her time as secretary of state, and specifically how the Department of Justice handled that inquiry.

The other will address the 2010 sale of American uranium production capability to a Russian state-run energy conglomerate, and the Obama administration’s approval of that sale — a supposed scandal that was debunked in 2015.

Both investigations smack of a deliberate attempt to move the focus away from Trump and his White House, which has been under non-stop investigative scrutiny this year, particularly surrounding the mountain of evidence pointing toward Russia’s interference in the election on his behalf.

So Trump in conjunction with the GOP is trying to create distance from its data firm using its ties to WikiLeaks which is only one portion that may be more convoluted because of now a interesting combination of classified / unclassified evidence that is about other Russian entanglements.

  • So there was an interest in data pilfered from the DNC and from HRC,
  • The Trump campaign was interested in acquiring such data and willing to meet with Russians under some bogus context.
  • There was some contact between Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks, but that was only part of the many channels of interest in oppositional data, regardless of its origin and in terms of an interest in electoral data, regardless of type that would serve other targeting purposes.

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’ll be able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” he said.

And on the campaign trail, Trump praised WikiLeaks and tweeted about its findings. Politifact calculated that he mentioned the site about 137 times during the campaign.

After publication, Assange provided this statement to The Daily Beast: ”We can confirm an approach by Cambridge Analytica and can confirm that it was rejected by WikiLeaks.”

Nobody has published the 33,000 emails that were deleted from the personal email server Hillary Clinton used while she was secretary of State.

“It’s not at all clear that anybody hacked Clinton’s emails or has them,” said one of the sources familiar with the investigation.

Trump: “The press makes me more uncivil than I am. People don’t understand..I went to an Ivy League college, I’m a very intelligent person.”

but when you’re a conservative Republican they try — oh, do they do a number — that’s why I always start off: went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune — you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged. …”

Intelligence is a complex trait with many dimensions, but in general, one of the hallmarks of intelligent people is that they are frequently announcing to others that they are very smart.


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