Putin wants to meet Trump in Finland, But Trump Watchdog has a report on Trump’s 86 paths to Putin

April 3, 2017

There is overwhelming evidence that a Donald Trump presidency will put U.S. democracy and national security interests at risk. Trump’s cozy relationship and lavish praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump’s criticism of the historic U.S. alliance with NATO partners, his invitation to Russian hackers to meddle in the presidential election, and his campaign staff’s financial ties to pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine all pose a danger to vital national interests. The stakes are enormous. Voting Trump / Pence in 2016 have lead to a Putin / Trump world in 2017. This troubling partnership is a very real threat to American and planet’s people.

BBC reports (source)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he would like to meet US President Donald Trump at an Arctic nations summit in Finland in May. He again rejected allegations that Russia had interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. And he said sanctions against Russia were also hurting the US and Europe. Mr Trump had voiced hopes for improved relations with Moscow, but he has been dogged by claims of links between his election campaign and Russia. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and both houses of the US Congress are investigating alleged Russian interference in the election.

Russia ‘tried to hijack US election’, Senate hearing told

Mr Putin, speaking at an Arctic forum in Arkhangelsk in northern Russia, said he would be “glad” to meet Mr Trump at a summit of the Arctic Council in Helsinki in May. “Both side should prepare such events,” he said. “If not, then such a meeting could take place within the framework of the usual meetings, at the G20.”

We’ve all been warned. President-elect Donald Trump pledged to be a strongman, just like his idol Russian President Vladimir Putin. And American voters have just handed him the keys to the republic. He will assume the awesome power of the presidency along with Republican control of the Congress and the Supreme Court. When Donald Trump won the presidency on Nov. 8th, his victory was celebrated as much in the Kremlin as in Trump Tower. An alliance between Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin that blossomed on the campaign trail has become a full working partnership between the Russian strongman and the American wanna-be

 

The Trump Watchdog has a report on the 86 paths to Putin (source): 

The report follows:

I started writing this because I thought it was important to have a clear understand of what the hell is going on with the Trump – Russia connections. Some of these are just rumors or probably mean nothing (1, 22, 25, 31) but the sheer number of Russian mobsters who have lived at Trump tower and the fact that 4 people have had to resign over connections to Putin is alarming.

  1. Trump’s son in Law is Jared Kushner, the former owner ofthe Observer. The Observer received the DNC hacks from Guccifer 2.0 who is rumored to be a Russian agent.
  2. Guccifer 2.0 and Roger Stone were apparently in contactup to 16 times during the 2016 campaign.
  3. Jared Kushner’s parents werefriends with Netanyahu. He has forged an alliance with Putin.
  4. His Chief Strategist is Steve Bannon. Bannon is the CEO of Breitbart, with the Mercer family havingmajority   The Mercers, along with Bannon are heavily involved in Cambridge Analytica a data gathering firm. Cambridge Analytica’s parent company is SCL Group, which lists Dmitry Firtash as a board member. Breitbart and Bannon have extensive ties to the far right movement in Europe which is also funded by Putin.
  5. His second campaign manager is Paul Manafort. He had to resign in August due to having questionable Russian ties like DmitryFirtash and the former Ukrainian President. Manafort lives in Trump tower, along with Kellyanne Conway and her husband.
  6. Mike McSherry, former Delegate strategist for the Trumpcampaign also lobbied for the same Ukrainian presidential candidate as Paul Manafort.
  7. Rick Gates,  Manafortstop aide also lobbied for Pro-Putin Ukrainian
  8. PerPolitico,  Manafort met with Konstantin Kilimnik multiple times during the campaign. The first time appears to be in April, maybe when Trump gave that speech? Kilimnik is thought to be part of Russian intelligence.
  9. They worked Oleg Deripaska on investment funds inUkraine. Oleg paid Manafort 10 million dollars a year to lobby for
  10. Oleg Deripaska obtained a VISA to enter this country, after previously being barred from entry due to the lobbying activities of Bob Dole.
  11. Firtash worked with Russian Mob Semion Moglivech boss to help Gazprom oversee Natural Gas distribution to Ukraine.
  12. Trump advisor J.D. Gordon is claiming that he was the advisor who had the Ukraine language softened at the Republican National Convention, at the request ofDonald Trump
  13. Kellyanne Conway’s husband has business dealings with the  Russian government anddeletedtweets about it once Conway was chosen. (Conway, Bannon, and the Mercers are part of the “Council on National Policy” a secretive far right think tank group.
  14. George Conway represented a firm that bribed the Russiangovernment.
  15. Trump sold hiscondoto Dmitry Rybolovev, whose private plane keeps showing up where Trump is. Rybolovev is a Russian billionaire with ties to Putin.
  16. There is a Pro-Russian Think tank called the Center for the National Interest (CNI). CNIBoard MemberHenry Kissinger, former US Diplomat and current Putin confidante, has gotten close to Trump.
  17. Kissingersuggestedboth Tillerson and KT McFarland to Trump.
  18. Secretary of State Tillerson has many Russianbusinessdealings through Exxon with Igor Sechin, head of Rosneft.
  19. CNI Board Member Drew Guff runs a RussianPrivate Equity firm, attended the April Speech by Trump, and also sits on the International Council at the Belfour Center withOleg Deripaska
  20. TheDossierChristopher Steele created said that Igor Sechin along with Oleg Orovinkin were working on a deal to sell 5% of Rosneft to Trump in exchange for dropping sanctions. This deal relied on Carter Page, who resigned as a Trump advisor in September. After the election, a 19.5% deal went through, Oleg Orovkin was found dead in his car and the guy behind the Russian Hacking was arrested for treason in Russia.
  21. After the election, Kaspersky labs Ruslan Stoyanov  was arrested for investigation of  Once Michael Flynn was ousted as National Security advisor, it also came out that he was working for Kaspersky last year.
  22. The Rosneft deal is linked to Trump through a vast network of holding companies. The 19.5% was through a Singapore company using Caymans offshore accounts. QHG shares was the holding company of the 19.5% sale. QHG’s disclosure form stated that it used to be called CATALPO PTE, but no such company existed. Perhaps they did that to confuse people. Anyways, a company with the same information called CATALPA PTE did exist though. Catalpa shared an address with the Intertrust Group. Intertrust’s filing shows an affiliation with Walkers Global which is the affiliation used to incorporate QHG. Intertrust is owned by theBlackstone Group.  If that name seems familiar, it is because Blackstone CEO is Stephen Schwarzman, one of Trump’s senior economic advisors.  Uncovered thanks to this amazingTwitter user 
  23. The Blackstone Group was cofounded by Stephen Schwarzman and CNI Board Member Peter Peterson.
  24. The Dossier also claims Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen traveled to meet with Russians, which he denied. Recently, it came out that he wasworkingwith Felix Sater to broker a Ukrainian-Russia peace deal. Cohen, Sater, and a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, Andreii Artemenko sat down for dinner to discuss Ukraine, Russia, and
  25. Alex Oronov, working with Cohen and Artemenko, developed the plan which they planned on leaving on Michael Flynn’s desk until he had to resign. Oronov mysteriouslydiedat the beginning of March.
  26. Felix Sater claimed to be a SeniorAdvisorto Trump , which Trump claimed not to remember.  Sater had his own office in Trump Tower. Sater has been connected to organized crime and his father is in the Russian Mafia
  27. To finance Trump SoHo, the Bayrock Group formed a tax evading partnership with Icelandic FL-Group. Trump had to sign offon this deal.
  28. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross invested500 millionin the Bank of Cyprus and is on the board of directors. This is where Putin launders his money. Dmitry Rybolovev (7) is the largest shareholder at this bank,  and another Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg is the second largest shareholder.
  29. Deutsche Bank, under Ackerman was the only bank willing toloanmoney to Trump after he declared bankruptcy four times. Josef Ackerman left Deutche Bank to join the Bank of Cyprus after Wilber Ross engineered his takeover.
  30. Putin’s propaganda news station Russia Today has frequently had Michael Flynn, CarterPage,  and Sebastian Gorka on it.
  31. Carter Page was named as a foreign policy advisor because Jeff sessions Chief of Staff, Rick Dearborn found
  32. Stephen Miller is Jeff Sessions former aide and is friends with Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer. Spencer has ties to European far right groups and was married to a RussianPropagandamouthpiece with ties to Stephen Bannon.
  33. Trump friend Roger Stone is incontactwith Julian Assange who runs WikiLeaks, who also hacked the DNC and provided leaks to Russia today. Stone is also partner in a lobbying firm with Paul Manafort
  34. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos is thesisterof mercenary Erik Prince. Erik Prince is running all over the world helping dictators suppress Muslims. He is a Breitbart contributor, a Pence supporter and a Trump advisor.
  35. Prince also used to work for House Rep Dana Rohrabacker, also known asPutin’s Favorite Congressmanand one time considered to be Trumps secretary of State.
  36. Prince is connected to John Ashcroft through Constellis Holdings, as Constellisowns Princes old company, Blackwater. Ashcroft has defended Lord of War VictorBout, a Russian connected to Igor Sechin.
  37. Vadim Trincher, who lived in Trump tower ran agamblingring out of Trump tower on behalf of Russian mafia don Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov.
  38. Preet Bhahara was fired by the President yesterday, along with the other U.S. Attorneys in what is a common move when a new party take power. The odd thing is that Trump had previously asked him stayon.  Bhahara is the Attorney responsible for putting Victor Bout and the Russian gambling ring in jail. He also prosecuted one Russian fordrug trafficking, a dozen Russian spies, and a Russian Banker. 3 days before being fired, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington requested that he investigate Trump Tower.
  39. Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn violated the Logan Act by discussing lifting sanctions with The Russian Ambassador pre-inauguration. He also met with Austrian Neo-Nazis working with
  40. Michael Flynn initially chose Monica Crowley to be on the national security council before she had to withdraw due to plagiarism scandal. Well, she just registered as a lobbyist for Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk, a Trump (and Clinton) foundation donor with ties toCarter Page.
  41. Trump Tower housed an office ofAlfa Bankwhich had a private server communicating with companies like Spectrum Health,  which lists members of the Devos Family as Board Members.
  42. Richard Burt, a Republican Lobbyist andCNI Board Member sat on the board of Alfa Bank. He worked for the Trump Campaign while lobbying for Russian State owned Gazprom
  43. Burt was an advisor to Textron Inc, a financial company help finance some of Trump’s international golf coursedeals.
  44. In recent years, Gazprom has hired the lobbying firmSquire Patton Boggsto lobby for it.  Lobbyist and Trump supporter Jack Kingston visited Russia the same week as former Gazprom lobbyist Carter page. Totally a coincidence.
  45. Trump threw MissUniversewith Putin-Connected Oligarch Aras Agalorov and had Alex Sapir/Rotem Rosen as guests
  46. Alex Sapir is thesonof Tamir Sapir, and they own condos in Trump tower. Sapir and his organization partnered with Bayrock on plenty of Trump condo projects. Alex’s sister married Rotem Rosen, a former lieutenant for Lev Leviev
  47. The Bayrock Group was founded by Tevfik Araf, and housed in TrumpTower. Araf hired Felix Sater as his C.O.O.
  48. Michael Caputo, who helped run Trump’s NY primary, lived in Russia in the 90’s and wasContractedby Gazprom to improve Russia’s image in the United States.
  49. Michael Caputo works for Trump apologist ChrisCollinsnow, and learned everything he knew from Roger Stone.
  50. Ivanka Trump is close friends with Putin’s rumored girlfriend WendiDeng.
  51. Ivanka is also close with Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich and his wife. Here is a photoof them together (also with Wendi Deng)
  52. Abramovich owns thesteelcompany building the pipelines recently approved by the Trump administration
  53. Abramovich’s Millhouse Capital merged with Oleg Deripaska’s aluminum holdings to formRUSAL
  54. in 2007, Rusal merged with the Aluminum side of Glencore to form an even larger company.  Glencore is one of the companies involved in the Dossier – Ross
  55. The Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkindiedon 2/20. He invited Trump to Russia in 1986.
  56. Lev Leviev is a Putin friend. Not only has he had multiple business dealings with Jared Kushner and theBayrockgroup (Felix Sater and Tamir Kapir) but he also works with Netanyahu on settlements.
  57. Russian-Canadian Alex Shnaider partnered with Trump on a building project inToronto. Shnaider partnered with Ukrainian Billionaire Eduard Shifrin to form a holding company called the Midland Group. Shiftin was recently givenRussian Citizenship by a Putin presidential decree. Alex’s father in law Boris Birshtein is associated with the Russian
  58. Semion Mogilevich is the head of the Russian mafia. In the 1990’s, he started a fake company with Jacob Bogatin as the CEO. Jacob’s brother David owned 5 separate condos in Trump tower at one point and is well known as part of Mogilevich’skey 
  59. Mogilevich key lieutenant Vyacheslav Ivankov also lived at Trump tower.
  60. Jack Abramoff may be where it all starts. Russian Oil and Gas company NAFTAsib formed a shell company calledChelsea Commercial, which only listed Abramoff and Patrick Pizzella as lobbyists when it was created.  The purpose of Chelsea was to promote Russian oil and trade interests in the United States.  It also underwrote the trip Tom Delay and Ed Buckham made to Russia with Abramoff.  Pizzella also happens to work forTrump. Buckham formed the Alexander Strategy Group to help the US Family Network funnel its money received from Naftasib. The US Family network was primarily a vehicle consisting of Buckham, Delay, Ralph Reed, CNI Board Member Grover Norquist and Abramoff. These people have been members of the Council on National Policy over the years.
  61. In November 1998, Jack Abramoff organized a meeting between Sergei Kiriyenko and Republican lawmakers.  Kiriyenko is the former prime minister, and is also featured in the Dossier as part of the Trump scandal.
  62. Bob Ney had a young aide working for him during this time. When he was caught, his aide, some young unknown namedCorey Lewandowskiwrote a letter to the judge praising him as a father figure.
  63. Don McGahn, White House Counseldefended Tom Delay on charges of a Russian Pay . Delay, along with Jack Abramoff, Buckham, and Ney met withViktor Chernomyrdin, former head of Gazprom in the 1990s.
  64. Mcgahn also happened to startworkingfor Squire Patton Boggs, the lobbyists representing Gazprom in 2013. SPB, he moved on to Jones Day.
  65. Jones Day opened a Moscow office in 2013 after it successfully worked with AlfaBank (MIkhail Fridman) and Renova Group (Viktor Vekselberg) to create an oil producer with BP, called TNK-BP. It has since been bought out by Rosneft. From there, Mcgahn signed on to work for the Trump Presidential Campaign.
  66. Former Senator Conrad Burns was also taken down by the Abramoff Scandal, and he had positive things to say aboutPutin. Burns passed away weeks before Trump announced his presidential run.
  67. Patrick Pizzella was recentlynamed Acting President of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.
  68. Pizzella and Abramoff organized many trips for conservatives to the Marianas. During one trip, Pizzella had Kellyanne Conway showup. If that is not enough, Conway and Pizzela are both on the Center for National Policy board
  69. Alexander Strategy Group’s main lobbyist was Paul Behrends, formerNational Security Advisor to Dana Rohrabacker and family friend of Erik Prince.  He is the Current Staff Director for the House Foreign Affairs committee.
  70. Dana Rohrabacker and Jack Abramoff are long time
  71. Abramoff partnered with Charlie Black (of the lobbying firm Black, (Paul)Manafortand (Roger) Stone)  in the 80s to work with brutal African
  72. Sebastian Gorka worked forViktor Orban, a Hungarian authoritarian leader close to Putin, before moving to the United States to work for the Republicans. Now he works for the Trump White House.
  73. Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, widely regarded as Russia’s top spy, was revealed to havemetwith Attorney General Sessions twice last year in his capacity as a Senator. He also met with Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn in December.  Also, when the Republicans removed anti-Russia language from the Platform at the convention? It was because Trump advisors Carter Page and JD Gordon met with Kislyak.
  74. Trump advisor Rudy Giuliani lobbied forRosneft
  75. Jim Baker lobbied Trump to nominate Tillerson as Secretary of State, possibly because of the fact that his firm represents both Exxon andGazprom/Rosneft
  76. The Former head of Yukos is a Trump backer and campaigndonor.
  77. CNIBoard Member David McCormick is an executive at Bridgewater Associates where James Comey served as General Counsel prior to joining the FBI.  They also both worked in the Bush administration, albeit in different cabinet departments.
  78. CNI Board Member Jon Huntsman was tapped to be ambassador to
  79. CNI Board Members Dmitri K. Simes and Paul Saunders have hosted events Trump has spoken at, and Simes has been referred to by Putin as hisAmerican Friend
  80. Donald Trump met with Ambassador Kislyakduringthe Presidential Campaign, which looks like nothing until you remember he had previously denied any such meetings.
  81. Trump ally David Clarke visitedMoscowthe same week as Michael Flynn.  His trip was paid for by a Russian gun rights group headed by Maria Butina and included several NRA heads. Butina is close with long time Republican strategist Paul Erickson
  82. Sergei Millian, a Russian born real estate developer hascloseties to Trump and to Michael Cohen.  It is also said that he may have been behind some of the dirty claims in the dossier.
  83. Trump advisor Boris Epshteyn is a RussianbornPro-Putin immigrant, who has spent a lot of time talking about Crimea on television
  84. Mark Burnett helpedremakeTrumps image into a successful reality star, ran his inauguration festivities and has worked with Putin on reality television. Grant Stern does a fantastic job laying out the case that Burnett could have been the guy in the middle of all of this.
  85. Paul Weyrich, founder of the Council for National Policy and the Free Congress Foundation helped organize the World Russia forum after the downfall of the Soviet Union. In2003, a who’s who of Republican Congressman favorable to Russia including Weldon, Delay, and Rohrabacker were in attendence.
  86. Trump’s former lawyer Marc E. Kasowitz has signed on to defend a RussianBankwith ties to Putin.
  87. Trump Transition member and head of the House Intelligence Committee has his entire net worth sunk into part ownership of awinery in California, which happens to have Russian ties.
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