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Old August 15th, 2016, 04:19 AM   #1
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Time for Trump to ante up with his tax returns. His campaign manager is owned by Putin. What about Trump himself ?

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Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief

Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief
By ANDREW E. KRAMER, MIKE McINTIRE and BARRY MEIERAUG. 14, 2016

KIEV, Ukraine — On a leafy side street off Independence Square in Kiev is an office used for years by Donald J. Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, when he consulted for Ukraine’s ruling political party. His furniture and personal items were still there as recently as May.

And Mr. Manafort’s presence remains elsewhere here in the capital, where government investigators examining secret records have found his name, as well as companies he sought business with, as they try to untangle a corrupt network they say was used to loot Ukrainian assets and influence elections during the administration of Mr. Manafort’s main client, former President Viktor F. Yanukovych.

Handwritten ledgers show $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort from Mr. Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012, according to Ukraine’s newly formed National Anti-Corruption Bureau. Investigators assert that the disbursements were part of an illegal off-the-books system whose recipients also included election officials.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/us...ald-trump.html

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Time for Trump to ante up with his tax returns. His campaign manager is owned by Putin. What about Trump himself ?

Doesn't surprise me one bit and this information is all over the internet. Manafort and Trump are cut from the same cloth — and they are both up to no good. Trump has been openly flirting with Putin for most of the 2016 election and explicitly called on Russian hackers to conduct espionage against the U.S. They BOTH denied Sunday a two-week-old report that the campaign pushed for changes in the Republican platform that softened the party’s stance on helping Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression. When asked once more if anyone on the campaign was involved, Manafort said, “No one, zero.” The problem with Manafort’s claim is that there are hundreds of witnesses to the contrary.
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His furniture and personal items were still there as recently as May.
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Trump is beginning to have a real "Putin Problem".

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Ivanka Trump hanging out in Croatia with Putins girlfriend?

Ivanka Trump spends day during Croatia family vacation with rumored Putin love interest Wendi Deng Murdoch

Ivanka Trump on Sunday took an afternoon of her family vacation in Croatia to walk through the scenic city of Dubrovnik with Wendi Deng Murdoch.
Deng, who was divorced from Rupert Murdoch in 2013 and who has been linked romantically to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin in recent months, was pictured in an Instagram photo alongside the GOP nominee's daughter posted to Trump's account.

The two are rumored to be friends, but the optics of the photo could raise further questions about the relationship between Ivanka's father and Putin.
Trump has repeatedly made favorable statements about Putin, and incorrectly stated that Putin would never invade the Ukraine, even though he did just that in 2014.

Trump has also urged Russian hackers to find and leak Hillary Clinton's deleted emails and suggested the U.S. shouldn't uphold its obligations to its NATO allies — ideas which both have spooked foreign policy experts in and out of the U.S. as well as officials in several European nations.

Ivanka Trump spends day of Croatia vacay with Wendi Deng Murdoch - NY Daily News

*One of those things that make you go hmmm?
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Yeah, these bastards are fair and balance alright. They ignore the news that broke that Trump's campaign manager was paid $12.7 million off the books from Russia. Between their sexual harassment scandal, their "Hillary has Parkinson's" embarrassment and now this, FAUX BLUES is disintegrating before our very eyes.

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Fox News Mentioned Times Report Only Once In Passing. A Media Matters analysis found that between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. on August 15, Fox News only mentioned the Times report once in passing, during a segment on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign by correspondent Jennifer Griffin, who mentioned the “story broken by The New York Times.” Griffin said to “expect” the Clinton campaign “to jab at Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort.” From the August 15 edition of Fox News’ Happening Now:

JENNIFER GRIFFIN: So, again, we expect to hear from Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden not long from now. Expect them to take some hits at Trump, as well as his campaign. Expect them to jab at Trump's campaign manager Paul Manafort, who allegedly received $12.7 million from pro-Putin Ukrainian politicians who he advised in that country's election, that story broken by The New York Times over the weekend. So, again, Hillary Clinton on stage now with Joe Biden. Both of their families here from Scranton, let's listen in to them. [Fox News, Happening Now, 8/15/16]

Fox News Virtually Silent On NY Times Report Detailing Trump Campaign Chairman?s Ties To Pro-Russian Ukrainian Politicians
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This is great. All of Trump's nutty surrogates are attacking each other over the news that their campaign manager is on the take to Putin to the tune of $12.7 million.

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Trump campaign meltdown: Paul Manafort paid off by Russia, Roger Stone attacks Corey Lewandowski

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In the hours since the New York Times uncovered millions of dollars in illegal secret cash payments made from a Vladimir Putin puppet to Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, all hell has broken loose within the Trump campaign – and much of it is playing out in public for all to see. One of Trump’s top surrogates is publicly gloating over Manafort’s criminal connections, while another top Trump surrogate is publicly accusing a fellow Trump surrogate of “working for Hillary Clinton.”

The Trump campaign meltdown began late Sunday evening when the NY Times published the story exposing Manafort’s millions of dollars in hidden illegal payments from Vladimir Putin lackey Viktor Yanukovych. Corey Lewandowski, who had been Trump’s campaign manager until he was fired this spring and replaced with Manafort, tweeted out a link to the article as if to gloat about the fact that his replacement is being taken down by a corruption scandal.

Even as Corey Lewandowski was enjoying his revenge, another Trump surrogate Roger Stone got wind of it and fired back by claiming that Lewandowski was now “working for Hillary Clinton” by way of calling him a traitor. Lewandowski actually works as a commentator on CNN now, and it’s not clear what his on-air approach will be to the Manafort story, as CNN wasn’t broadcasting live news on Sunday evening while the drama was exploding.

Meanwhile Donald Trump himself has had nothing to say about the matter, but he now has several problems. There’s the fact that he may have to fire Paul Manafort due to his illegal financial connections to Russia’s Putin. There’s the fact that Corey Lewandowski appears to be so excited by the downfall of Manafort he’s no longer remaining loyal to Trump. And there’s the fact that Roger Stone is now publicly attacking Lewandowski. It all leads to the question of just who might be running Donald Trump’s campaign by the time the smoke clears tomorrow – if there is indeed anything left of his already dying campaign to salvage.
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Oh yes, oh yes. These slimeballs are turning on each other and being exposed for the people they really are. Let the circular firing squad commence!

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The Clinton Foundation assisted with Frank Giustra with gaining uranium mining concessions from Kazakhstan’s dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev.

In 2005, Bill Clinton and Frank Giustra flew to Kazakhstan to meet with Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Frank Giustra owned UrAsia Energy Ltd.

Coincidently, a few days after the meeting, UrAsia Energy Ltd acquired large stakes in several Kazatomprom state controlled uranium mines.

UrAsia Energy Ltd merged with Uranium One in 2007.

Uranium One started buying uranium companies in the United States.

To do this, the deal required Hillary Clinton’s State Department approval. Clinton approved the deal.

Russia bought the company.

Clinton gave the Russians control of one-fifth of the uranium production in the United States.

I am sure this is just a coincidence, but days after the transactions, Bill Clinton flew to Russia and received $500,000 for a speaking fee in Moscow and the Clinton Foundation received $145 million in donations from shareholders of Uranium One. I am sure this was just an oversight as well, but the Clinton Foundation did not meet the required disclosures requirements regarding this donation of $145 million.
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The Clinton Foundation assisted with Frank Giustra with gaining uranium mining concessions from Kazakhstan’s dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev.

In 2005, Bill Clinton and Frank Giustra flew to Kazakhstan to meet with Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Frank Giustra owned UrAsia Energy Ltd.

Coincidently, a few days after the meeting, UrAsia Energy Ltd acquired large stakes in several Kazatomprom state controlled uranium mines.

UrAsia Energy Ltd merged with Uranium One in 2007.

Uranium One started buying uranium companies in the United States.

To do this, the deal required Hillary Clinton’s State Department approval. Clinton approved the deal.

Russia bought the company.

Clinton gave the Russians control of one-fifth of the uranium production in the United States.

I am sure this is just a coincidence, but days after the transactions, Bill Clinton flew to Russia and received $500,000 for a speaking fee in Moscow and the Clinton Foundation received $145 million in donations from shareholders of Uranium One. I am sure this was just an oversight as well, but the Clinton Foundation did not meet the required disclosures requirements regarding this donation of $145 million.
Goofiness (in bold), or half-truths or outright lies if you prefer, repeated over and over and over doesn't make such goofiness less goofy.:


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CFIUS at a Glance
By: Holly Shulman
2/19/2013

In recent weeks, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has been mentioned in news stories around the world, though some reporting missed the mark when discussing CFIUS’s focus and legislative mandate.

CFIUS, which the Treasury Department chairs, plays an important role in the United States’ longstanding open investment policy. Under this policy, we encourage foreign investment in the United States from all countries and in all sectors of our economy. Why? Because foreign investment is vital to job creation, economic growth, and productivity. As mandated by law, and in furtherance of our open investment policy, CFIUS focuses exclusively on protecting our national security. Learn more about CFIUS below.

Get the Facts about CFIUS

WHAT is CFIUS?

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has only one purpose: to review the potential national security effects of transactions in which a foreign company obtains control of a U.S. company. CFIUS does not consider broader economic or policy concerns when reviewing foreign investments.

WHO is CFIUS?

CFIUS is an inter-agency committee chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury. The members of the committee include the heads of the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, Commerce, Energy, and Homeland Security, as well as the heads of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, and the Assistants to ​the President for National Security Affairs, Economic Policy, and Homeland Security are observers. The Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Labor are non-voting, ex-officio members of CFIUS.

HOW does CFIUS work?

In its national security reviews, CFIUS considers the particular facts and circumstances of each transaction to identify and address the potential national security effects of the transaction. The Committee applies the same rules to each transaction, regardless of the nationality of the investor or the economic sector of the investment.

The CFIUS process contains the following key steps:

· Filing: When a foreign company is acquiring a U.S. company, the companies may voluntarily file with CFIUS to have the transaction reviewed. The Committee also has the authority to initiate a review of a transaction, whether proposed or completed, that it believes may raise national security concerns.

· 30-Day Review: CFIUS’s initial review of the transaction lasts for up to 30 days. During this period, Committee members review the transaction and may contact the companies for further information. CFIUS also considers information provided by the intelligence community. Most transactions complete the CFIUS process within this initial 30-day review period, without any change or condition.

· 45-Day Investigation: If at the end of the 30-day review the Committee requires more time to gather additional information or analyze complex issues, it begins an investigation which may last up to 45 additional days, to complete its national security assessment and make a final decision. CFIUS members may also discuss steps that the companies may take to mitigate any national security concerns arising from the transaction. The Committee may require that the parties to a transaction implement specified mitigation.

· Presidential Review: In rare instances, such as when CFIUS has determined that there are national security concerns that cannot be resolved by mitigation, CFIUS may recommend to the President that a transaction be prohibited. Only the President has the authority to suspend or prohibit a transaction. When CFIUS refers a transaction to the President, the President must make a determination within 15 days.

Confidentiality

In reviewing a transaction, CFIUS considers national security matters and commercially sensitive information provided by the parties. By law, information filed with CFIUS is subject to strong confidentiality requirements that prohibit disclosure to the public. Accordingly, CFIUS does not disclose whether parties to any transaction have filed notices with CFIUS, nor does CFIUS disclose the results of any review. When a transaction is referred to the President, however, the decision of the President is announced publicly.


WHY CFIUS?

The United States must – like any other country – protect its national security. In reviewing certain foreign investments in the United States, CFIUS’s role in safeguarding national security fosters a stable environment for economic growth and vitality, which in turn benefits measurably from the free flow of foreign investment.

CFIUS accomplishes its national security mandate in a manner that is wholly consistent with our long standing open investment policy. CFIUS’s narrow focus on national security, its focus on working to resolve concerns and doing so within tight timelines, its case-by-case approach that does not prejudge a transaction on the basis of the sector or country of origin, and its clearly articulated procedures facilitate foreign investment, while ensuring that our national security is protected.


Source: https://www.treasury.gov/connect/blo...-a-Glance.aspx



And this is besides the observation that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the transfer of the uranium recovery licenses as well.




Thus, Hillary Clinton acting as the SOS couldn't prevent the transfer of "control" to the Russians even if she wanted to, of which means those assumed donations by Russian's to the Clinton Foundation or Bill Clinton's speaking fee weren't actually necessary, in the context that has been implied by Clinton's detractors, in the first place.




But, you and others can continue with all of your heart's content in repeating goofiness over and over and over and assuming it somehow becomes less goofy, as well as making this matter into something more than it actually is.
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