Donald Trump Was Bailed Out of Bankruptcy by Russia Crime Bosses

Nov 2016
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Donald Trump Was Bailed Out of Bankruptcy by Russia Crime Bosses

In 2008, Donald Trump Jr. attended a real estate conference, where he stated that:

"pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia."

As it turns out, that may have been an understatement....

Among the powerful facts that DNI missed were a series of very deep studies published in the [Financial Times] that examined the structure and history of several major Trump real estate projects from the last decade—the period after his seventh bankruptcy and the cancellation of all his bank lines of credit. ...

The money to build these projects flowed almost entirely from Russian sources. In other words, after his business crashed, Trump was floated and made to appear to operate a successful business enterprise through the infusion of hundreds in millions of cash from dark Russian sources....

The second Financial Times article puts Trump at the middle of a money laundering scheme, in which his real estate deals were used to hide not just an infusion of capital from Russia and former Soviet states, but to launder hundreds of millions looted by oligarchs. All Trump had to do was close his eyes to the source of the money, and suddenly empty apartments were going for top dollar.
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Oct 2012
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Obviously once U.S banking decided Trump was a bad risk due to fraud and bankruptcy he needed to get funding elsewhere. Russia would likely be the only place he had left, and the corruption would fit his business model nicely. Muller will have a field day with his taxes....no wonder Trump is scared.
 
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Obviously once U.S banking decided Trump was a bad risk due to fraud and bankruptcy he needed to get funding elsewhere. Russia would likely be the only place he had left, and the corruption would fit his business model nicely. Muller will have a field day with his taxes....no wonder Trump is scared.
Lock him up.
 
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Nov 2016
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Probably the least disruptive outcome for the political process (even if not for the ends of justice) would be to have the Sociopath-in-Chief declared mentally incompetent and booted from office.
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We know that every start-up Trump has even done has failed. We know that Russian Oligarchs paid way over asking price for units in Trump's real estate properties. We know that Trump doesn't own many of his properties and is merely a partner. We know that many buildings with the Trump name on them are not even owned by Trump, but by Russian "businessmen."
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The best way to understand Trump's Russia/Putin behavior is applying Occam's razor. As has been observed by many, Trump's behavior regarding Putin has been unusual. Trump has demonstrated regularly that he holds no loyalty to anyone else when they are no longer useful to him, yet his loyalty to Putin persists. The consensus conclusion is that Putin has something on Trump.

The question then becomes, what? Again, Occam's razor provides a solution. Trump, in the 90's suffered financial disaster from his gross mismanagement. As a result, American banks wouldn't lend to him. At the same, Russian mobsters and oligarchs were looking for money laundering opportunities. Trump's organization got a remarkable infusion of unexplained cash-based purchases from Russian sources. In 2000 Putin gained control of the Russian government. By all accounts he has maintained control through bribing and rewarding oligarchs and eliminating enemies. He views the United States as his primary enemy.

My conclusion is that Trump is a useful idiot in Putin's plans. It is what makes the most sense (simplest solution). Trump's candidacy was a win-win for Putin. He damaged Clinton, even if Trump lost, and Trump winning causes more discord and hamstrings the government. Even if Trump is damaged because of his association with Putin, his ineffectiveness is beneficial. An ineffectual President means an ineffective adversary. As a bonus, both Trump and his brood are so manipulable, chaos is virtually guaranteed. He can (and has) compromised them at will. Don Junior and Jared Kushner were both easily baited into compromising meetings. Ditto Ivanka. The President's NATO hostility and overt sucking up are fringe benefits.
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