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Scot Sedition: June 24, Treasonmeeting 2?

On June 9th at Trump Tower, Russian intelligence and the Trump team met to receive intelligence from the Russian government detrimental to Hillary Clinton. This was arranged by Donald Trump Jr, who, in publishing his emails with Russian intelligence, has admitted to conspiracy to collude in the election; as has Jared Kushner, whose statement, while openly admitting to breaking the Logan Act, does not mention the email subject.

As I exclusively reported for Patribotics, GCHQ has complete recordings of the meeting from the hot-miced phones of several Russians, whose phones were hacked before they landed in the United States. It is safe to assume the USIC (United States Intelligence Community) also has these recordings.

However, we can extrapolate that complex negotiations over how Trump and Russia should collude to hack the election were not finalized at this meeting, as it was simply not long enough.

June 24th In Scotland – Trump’s Art of the Steal?

I believe there was a second meeting, at which the deal was done. June 24th, in Scotland, the day after the Brexit vote, Donald Trump, members of his family and various press barons and Russian actors met in Scotland at Trump’s golf course.

After this meeting, Trump’s fortunes changed rapidly. He arrived in Scotland broke, with his campaign deep in debt, and his polling numbers an embarrassment. Just days after he departed, the Trump campaign was flooded with money – and Russian bots, previously dedicated to Brexit, began to retarget themselves to Trump.

Trump and his co-conspirators can rest assured – although this may be the wrong way to put it – that GCHQ will have had this entire weekend on tape.

If hacking for money and sanctions, and other deals favoring press barons, were washed at this meeting, conspirators – such as Steve Mnuchin, the Treasury Secretary – need to be aware that GCHQ will have them on tape and will have passed those tapes to the USIC and Special Counsel Mueller.

Sources with links to British intelligence have confirmed there is plenty of SIGINT on this meeting in Scotland.

 

Mr. Brexit? Mr. Treason – Mnuchin’s Moscow Money

When Trump went to Scotland, he had, in terms of votes, clinched, the nomination, but but the GOP convention was some time away. What Trump didn’t have was organization and money.

Immediately after the June 24 effort, two things started to happen even to the casual observer. Trump became flush with money, and the bot accounts that had pushed Brexit repurposed to target Trump and Putin’s other secondary allies across Europe, in activity that was coordinated by Mike Flynn.

Steve Mnuchin came to the campaign (officially) in May. It was reported to have just $1.3m at the start of June but $51m by the end of the month.

The fundraising team has built a top-tier operation in a short period of time led by Campaign Finance Chairman Steven Mnuchin and his RNC counterpart Lew Eisenberg

the fact is though Mnuchin had been doing a lousy job until mid-June, although his friend Geoff Palmer had given Trump a couple of million that month.

Trump fundraising was widely reported disaster in mid-June, but Mnuchin joins in trip to open a golf course??

Mr. Mnuchin sent Trump fundraising emails to UK members of Parliament – it is illegal to raise election money off foreign nationals.

His first list was a widely reported disaster, with 60% of the emails going to spam inboxes, and then all of a sudden Mnuchin is breaking campaign finance records? – @barcadad

On June 30th, Mnuchin gave $425,000 to the Trump Victory PAC.  Let’s look at the PACs for a minute. Were they ways to launder money to Trump? The record suggests that the PACs were set up in advance of Treasonmeetings 1 and 2, June 9th and June 24th, so that bad actors from China and Russia could promise Trump money funneled through these PACs. Mnuchin would have criminal responsibility if this indeed occurred.

From researcher and former trader Louise Neu comes news of two PACs that appear to have funneled illegal money to Trump:

Great America PAC, a donor to Trey Gowdy SC

Rebuilding America Now PAC, with Tom Barrack and Geoff Palmer.

Great America PAC was caught on tape by the UK Telegraph newspaper agreeing to funnel Chinese money to Trump and to trade Presidential influence for it when Trump won.

Senior figures involved with the Great America PAC, one of the leading “independent” groups organising television advertisements and grassroots support for the Republican nominee, sought to channel $2 million from a Chinese donor into the campaign to elect the billionaire despite laws prohibiting donations from foreigners.

In return, undercover reporters purporting to represent the fictitious donor were assured that he would obtain “influence” if Mr Trump made it to the White House.

Rebuilding America Now PAC links to Barrack and Palmer, who had Chinese money ties and fines for improper use of PACs respectively. Weird, non-round amounts in the donations and refunds from these PACs suggested money laundering.

Geoff Palmer, a principal in Rebuilding America Now PAC, had previously been fined for money laundering. The method? Fake donations that were then refunded, according to Politico:

an anonymous tip hinted that Palmer had encouraged employees of his company to donate to a PAC [to further his real estate] and had reimbursed those employees with both company and personal funds.

Now who is this LA developer’s partner? Tom Barrack, who is bringing Chinese money into real estate in LA. It is also run by two Paul Manafort and Rick Gates loyalists, who have worked directly with the campaign. Now we have Russian, through Manafort, and Chinese money that appears to be laundered. Tom Barrack headed the Inaugural Committee, many donations to which appear to be money-laundering shell donations.

But let us recall that Mr. Palmer had laundered money through reimbursements before. Ms. Neu found that donations made to Rebuilding America Now PAC were in odd amounts, and that refunds were given in the amounts these odd numbers added up to.

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Therefore, Trump Victory, Rebuilding America Now and Great America PAC, under this theory, laundered foreign money into Donald Trump’s campaign on a wholesale level. $107m in the Inaugural Committee’s money laundering and of course more beforehand.

So why did the Treasonmeetings matter? Well, did Mnuchin promise Trump he’d bring on Geoff  ‘The Laundromat’ Palmer?

Of course, apart from small $$, Mnuchin’s buddies with Geoff Palmer (#2 contributor as of Jun16). Real cast of characters, that list

Mnuchin Loves Madoff – And Did He File a Fake Trump Lawsuit?

Mnuchin was accused of taking $3m in Madoff money, but won the case. He also was sued by Trump in 2008 over Trump Tower Chicago for Dune Capital. The case was “settled on unknown terms”. Fake lawsuits have often proved to be simple money laundering devices.

What were the terms?

Trump sued Mnuchin’s hedge fund Dune Capital Management in 2008, accusing it and other investors of allegedly pushing off multimillion-dollar loans while building the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago. The case settled on unknown terms.

Also, Trump “loaned himself” money and then forgave the loans, the public record suggested. But did he really give that money to his own campaign?

6) In Feb ’16, Trump “loaned” himself $6.85M. March ’16 loan total = ~$11.5M. April = ~$7.51M. May = ~$2.2M. June = ~$1.8M.

Again, Mr. Mnuchin will have legal criminal liability for any foreign money laundering into Trump’s campaign. He should know that if he discussed anything illegal, he is on tape.

Bitcoin Money Laundering to Trump After June 24

Barcadad also points me to Bitcoin, the official Trump-Russia money laundering currency, SOARING in unrepeatable donations to Trump. After June 24th, the Treasonmeeting, Bitcoin donations to Trump that were unreportable – under $100 – soared.

4) Bitcoin donations were authorized in 2014, but capped at $100, Trump’s “sweet spot” from mid-June onward

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Cambridge Analytica Brings Russian TrumpBots And Propaganda

I reported exclusively in April that Mike Flynn had coordinated Russian propaganda across Europe on behalf of Vladimir Putin. This propaganda was not only to benefit Donald Trump but also the Nazi rabble supported by Putin across Europe, including Marine Le Pen, Viktor Orban and others.

It was recently confirmed in the mainstream media that Mike Flynn had amended his disclosures to show he took money from SCL, the propaganda arm of Cambridge Analytica.

Cambridge Analytica had worked with Arron Banks and Nigel Farage on Brexit. Flynn’s propaganda derived from Russia – we now know that SCL was creating the content. This ties Cambridge Analytica and SCL inexorably to Donald Trump.

Dan Scavino, Trump’s social media manager, was there. He relentlessly co-ordinated with Russia. I will report separately upon his part in Trump-Russia. The SCL propaganda floated by Cambridge Analytica and pushed by Flynn for Russia was coordinated through Scavino. This evidence found by researcher Kelly @Kelly2277.

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Russian Lawyer Nataliya Flew to the UK for June 24 – And So Did The Treasonmeeting 1 Principals

Treasonmeeting 1 anti-Browder, anti-sanctions lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was in the UK June 24th, posting from the Hard Rock cafe at 3:30 pm. And so were her Treasonmeeting 1 co-conspirators Rob Goldstone and Emin Agalarov. I’m indebted to researcher Brett @BBTRX for the find.

Here’s Natalia Veselnitskaya posting from 24 June 2016 at 3:31 p.m. (last post of day).

Team Patriot Thanks

I am indebted to Team Patriot for the research in this story. They selflessly answered the call. Links to more individual accounts will be added here later tonight; I am publishing the story first the hopes of getting it out.

 

HostKey West: Trump’s Miami Red Square

By Jay McKenzie

Donald Trump’s Little Moscow deserves more attention.

In 1995, two significant events occurred in Trump’s life, both of which are weighing quite heavily on the nation of late. We learned about the first event in October 2016, barely more than a month away from Election Day. The New York Times published information detailing the $916 million loss Trump took on his 1995 income tax returns in the wake of (primarily) his mismanagement of his Atlantic City casinos.

The second event in 1995 is likely a direct result of the first. Trump insulated himself from his own bankruptcies. In fact, he actually made significant profits in the process, but his employees and investors weren’t so lucky. After seeing the damage Trump left in his wake, willing investors and partners in any future business with Trump were hard to find. Trump needed to resuscitate his ailing brand, and the opportunity presented itself in the form of Gil and Michael Dezer who were headquartered in the Miami metropolitan area. Together, the three of them began buying up oceanfront land in the Sunny Isles, Florida. They’ve been building condominiums there ever since.

Dezer Development and Trump

When asked, Gil Dezer makes sure to put any reporters at ease regarding Dezer Development and Trump’s vetting process regarding the sale of their condos. In 2013, he told The Nation, “We do make sure we know our customer by asking for personal information at the time of signing the contract. We also make sure that anyone buying with an LLC proves to us that they are the rightful owner of that LLC and we check again at closing to make sure that we are still dealing with the same person at the time of delivering title.”

However, given Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, it’s worth mentioning that surrounding Trump and Dezer HQ, there’s been a growing Russian physical and monetary presence, especially so after the housing market crashed in 2008. According to Gil Dezer, in 2008 buyers defaulted on 900 Trump apartments, and it wasn’t until 2011 that the Trump buildings began making a profit again. This was made possible largely through their partnership with Elena Baronoff, an Uzbekistani who immigrated from the Soviet Union in the 1980s. She recruited Russian buyers throughout Europe and brought them to Miami to buy Trump and Dezer properties.

The extent of Russian money tied to Trump’s Florida properties

Reuters reported in March of 2017 that individuals with Russian passports or address have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern Florida. In 2008, the year buyers defaulted on 900 Trump apartments, Dmitry Rybolovlev bought Trump’s home in Palm Beach, Florida for $95 million. Only four years earlier, Trump paid $41 million for the property. Despite this large expenditure, Rybolovlev never lived at the property.

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An area clouded in secrecy

The problem with trying to understand Rybolovlev’s motives is the same issue we encounter when sifting through Trump’s business dealings and any Russian influence over him—a lack of transparency. No, Trump hasn’t released his tax returns, and no, it is not immediately possible to identify where illegal activity may be occurring. However, the not knowing in and of itself is made possible through a lack of transparency the GOP is more than happy to allow to continue.

Money laundering and mob influence has been rampant in southern Florida for decades. Lack of awareness isn’t the issue. The problem is that any attempts to pass legislation curtailing this behavior have been struck down by Republican politicians and lobbyists. This is true whether we’re talking about DC or Florida. Only a few days ago in Washington, House Republicans again rejected a bill forcing Donald Trump to release his tax returns. Turning a blind eye to Trump’s business dealings neither proves or disproves knowledge of guilt by either Trump or those voting against this bill. It simply shows that both the GOP and Trump have a shared understanding. They would rather turn a blind eye to possible corruption or foreign influence, rather than be forced to explain the truth.  

Trump’s allies in Florida, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Governor Rick Scott, have taken a similar direction as it relates to possible corruption in southern Florida. We cannot say what they do or do not know. We do know the two have spent $240 million on private lawyers since their time in office began in 2011. We know little details of why such an amount was spent, partly because of Florida’s lax regulations on oversight. Bondia and Scott are not legally required to report this information to the state’s chief legal officer. It’s unsurprising then that they never did so.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is a man on a mission

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York arrested Diego Gabisonia and thirty-two other defendants on charges related to a RICO conspiracy. Also this past week, the business partner of Michael Cohen—Trump’s personal attorney since 2006—the “taxi king” Gene Freidman was arrested in New York on tax charges. Schneiderman stated that Freidman failed to pay the state $5 million. As of June 9th, Schneiderman is investigating the Eric Trump Foundation as a result of a recent revelation in Forbes that Eric funneled $100,000 in donations from the charity into revenue for the Trump Organization.

Why Diego Gabisonia’s recent arrest may be relevant to Trump

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has a long history of investigating Trump’s various business enterprises. While I’m sure Trump will readily call it all a witch hunt, Schneiderman certainly appears to believe there is something ‘there’ there based on his recent efforts against Trump associates. Was Diego Gabisonia arrested for this very reason? It’s possible, considering his boss, Roman Bokeria, is closely tied to Trump, especially Trump’s Florida investments in “Little Moscow.”

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Trump’s initial connection to Russian investors, Elena Baronoff, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014, and she died a year later. Gil Dezer admitted, “No one has filled her shoes.” However, interested Russian buyers have continued to invest in Trump’s properties in Sunny Isles. At least one person who has attempted to fill Baronoff’s shoes is Roman Bokeria, chief executive of Miami Red Square Realty. Bokeria is the listing agent on Trump-branded condominiums currently for sale in Sunny Isles, Florida (above, left). Red Square has a staff of at least 15 Real Estate Specialists, many of whom are Russian speakers. Diego Gabisonia is one such employee, and he’s now facing charges in New York related to RICO conspiracy and Conspiracy to commit wire fraudimage3J

To understand how this all could be related, I must mention another name: Max Slyusarchuk, the President and CEO of A & D Mortgage. Slyusarchuk’s company describes itself as offering domestic and foreign borrowers with significant down payments an opportunity to benefit from loans that fall outside certain limits set by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. According to their website, A & D “provides an alternative to our clients to those loans that they couldn’t close somewhere else, yet without have[sic] to resort to hard money loans.”

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Roman Bokeria’s Miami Red Square Realty is partnered with Max Slyusarchuk’s A & D Mortgage, seen here:

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All parties claim to be thorough on their vetting process of new clients, which would be reassuring if there were proof of this, but the evidence is difficult to find. Both companies having associates linked to the Russian mob also throws any claims of legality into question. In addition to Diego Gabisonia, another individual in the area with supposed mob ties is Alex Sorsher.

Alex Sorsher is listed as a company officer for hundreds of businesses in the area; one such company is Liberty Tax Service. It appears he acts in many cases as an accountant.

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The interesting bit is here: Alex Sorsher has been in the past and possibly remains an employee of Max Slyusarchuk at A & D Mortgage.

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These hundreds of companies linked to Sorsher often have few company officers and little, if any, actual business activity. They appear to be the types of companies you would setup if you were looking to launder large amounts of money. One such business linked to Sorsher, Eurasia Technology Group Inc, may prove to be the most significant.

The importance isn’t necessarily the business itself, as there’s little evidence the company is conducting any, but rather the addresses it has listed. The location given in New York is an office in the Empire State Building, near Trump Tower New York. The second location is Hallandale, Florida, close to the Trump Grande and Dezer Developments in Sunny Isle, Florida.

None of the information I’ve presented proves any of these players have committed any crimes, but that’s the defense Trump has used his entire life to avoid conviction. Laws are meant to protect the very fabric of our democracy which Trump appears to be waging war with daily. To put it simply, with more stringent laws, whether or not crimes have taken place would be much easier for either side to prove.

As it is, we’re left with an area with a large population of Russian immigrants who have invested in a small strip of land belonging to Donald Trump. The local area, consisting of Broward and Miami-Dade counties, has a long history of mob ties, going all the way back to almost a century ago. Donald Trump campaign associates Roger Stone and Michael Caputo live in Miami. Caputo, in fact, was on a panel in May with Max Slyusarchuk discussing Trump, Russia and sanctions relating to the 2016 election.

Is it possible these facts are all unrelated coincidences? Sure, it’s possible, but I think given the magnitude of all this information, the American people deserve to know more. My hope is that my work will lead more citizens and journalists to start looking.