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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:58 PM

Russian Elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings - AOL

SPECIAL REPORT: Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings
NATHAN LAYNE, NED PARKER, SVETLANA REITER, STEPHEN GREY AND RYAN MCNEILL
Mar 19th 2017 2:44PM


MIAMI/MOSCOW, March 17 (Reuters) - During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. And since taking office as president, he has been even more emphatic.

"I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia," President Trump said at a news conference last month. "I have no loans in Russia. I don't have any deals in Russia."

But in the United States, members of the Russian elite have invested in Trump buildings. A Reuters review has found that at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern Florida, according to public documents, interviews and corporate records.

The buyers include politically connected businessmen, such as a former executive in a Moscow-based state-run construction firm that works on military and intelligence facilities, the founder of a St. Petersburg investment bank and the co-founder of a conglomerate with interests in banking, property and electronics.

People from the second and third tiers of Russian power have invested in the Trump buildings as well. One recently posted a photo of himself with the leader of a Russian motorcycle gang that was sanctioned by the United States for its alleged role in Moscow's seizure of Crimea.

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/19/s...

Holy balls.

Wonder if this will come up in the hearings tomorrow?

Watergate redux.

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Reply Russian Elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings - AOL (Original post)
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 OP
JaimeBondoJr Mar 2017 #1
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #5
JaimeBondoJr Mar 2017 #19
Carl Mar 2017 #2
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #7
Carl Mar 2017 #10
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #15
357blackhawk Mar 2017 #3
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #11
bfox74 Mar 2017 #4
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #6
Carl Mar 2017 #8
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #12
Carl Mar 2017 #14
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #16
Carl Mar 2017 #17
Konservative Mar 2017 #18
JaimeBondoJr Mar 2017 #20
bfox74 Mar 2017 #9
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #13
swifty Mar 2017 #21
msv Mar 2017 #22
graham4anything4HC45 Mar 2017 #23
Carl Mar 2017 #24
btw Mar 2017 #25
Carl Mar 2017 #26
btw Mar 2017 #27
Carl Mar 2017 #28
wonderwarthog Mar 2017 #30
Valishin Mar 2017 #29
PrescientWon. Mar 2017 #31

Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:04 PM

1. Does "Russians" equal "Russia"?

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:17 PM

5. Does "Russian Mafia"

Equal Russia?

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:46 PM

19. So, no answer? Because we know when the media uses Trump and Russia in the same sentence...

they're implying the Russian Government.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:06 PM

2. Now that your RUSSIANS!!!! hoax has been destroyed I see the left is desperate for another

pathetic distraction.

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Response to Carl (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:20 PM

7. It will be great fun

Watching the GOP shoot itself in the foot with painfully obvious lies tomorrow!


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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:21 PM

10. It is great fun watching Lucy endlessly pull the football away from you.

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Response to Carl (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:28 PM

15. I have a feeling

Putin was putin her up to it.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:07 PM

3. So does Chinese and Scottish?

big fucking deal. This Russia nonsense was cooked up by Hillary's campaign close to the election.

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Response to 357blackhawk (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:24 PM

11. We have photographic evidence



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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:09 PM

4. I love the smell of desperation in the morning.

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Response to bfox74 (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:18 PM

6. Boy

They sure reacted to this post quick!

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:20 PM

8. Laughter at stupid things usually is quick.

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Response to Carl (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:25 PM

12. I can't wait

Till tomorrow.


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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:27 PM

14. The next "day the world changed" prediction?

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Response to Carl (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:29 PM

16. Not really

The Watergate hearings went on for quite some time.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:31 PM

17. What happened to the last dozen things that were going to get Trump?

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:32 PM

18. Do you realize your 'bombshells' are always COMING, but never actually ARRIVE?

 

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Response to Konservative (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:50 PM

20. Like the weather phenomena known as Virga. Cloudbursts that never actually reach the ground.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:21 PM

9. Kind of like walking past a freak show.

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Response to bfox74 (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:26 PM

13. I always thought

"Golden showets" were kind of freaky....


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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 06:58 PM

21. "I own nothing in Russia"

That's a deceptive way to deny Russian ties. The guy acts guilty as hell. Maybe it's all a ploy, but the fact that he didn't say he had no business dealings with Russia plain-and-simple looks sneaky.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:48 PM

22. BREAKING: BUSINESSES BUY BUSINESS SPACE!

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:18 PM

23. We know Trump is getting nervous, with his 2 Friday Night Massacres & especially the way

the Republican media is trying to frame the issue in advance (if Trump was anything but guilty, they would
let it play out.) by shifting around a word

Trust nothing in this round though, Javert Comey is 100% untrustworthy, and the fact that he is working with Trump, like Nixon worked with J Edgar Hoover shows all one needs to know

BTW, Trump being a puppet (and failing miserably) does not have to personally know the details
because let's face it, he doesn't comprehend details so why would they even bother explaining it to him

This is going to take a while

Watergate took 900 days

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:26 PM

24. Kicking for the laughs.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:42 PM

25. During the "pre-ambles" from the members of the Senate Intel Committee.....

 

they brought up much of Trump's Deuche Bank loans, with it's ties to Russian money laundering, they brought up the overinflated payouts for Trump properties, and these same Russian oligarchs that bought the properties, had ties to Deuche Bank. This is indeed Watergate part deux.

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Response to btw (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:46 PM

26. Did they bring up Rocky and Drago too?

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Response to Carl (Reply #26)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:38 AM

27. oh you're so funny

 

have you ever added anything of substance to any discussion....or are you simply trying to bump up post numbers?

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Response to btw (Reply #27)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 10:59 AM

28. That question from a leftist is hilarious.

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Response to btw (Reply #25)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 04:20 PM

30. Truth

Russian mafia owns Trump

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 02:23 PM

29. Oh my

people with money purchased real estate from a real estate developer, STOP THE PRESSES

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 04:22 PM

31. let me translate that:

Billionaire Real Estate mogul sells condos to wealthy people from China, Russia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Taiwan, Germany, Italy and the UK plus like 50 more countries.

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