This will be the posting of a Mega-Tweet Storm from a fellow concerned Patriot, along with my comments and supportive links.
Treason By Any Other Name Would Smell As Fetid.
(MEGA-THREAD) The plot to sell America’s foreign policy for foreign oil _and_ steal an election in the bargain began at the Mayflower Hotel.
@NYMag, Paul Manafort took over the Trump campaign on April 16, just 72 hours before Trump mathematically eliminated his competition.
2) The timing was intentional: Manafort, hired in March, was slated to become the campaign’s key player as soon as Trump became the nominee.
3) On April 21, 48 hours after clinching, Trump announced the first major foreign policy address of his life. It was scheduled for April 27.
4) The speech, arranged by Jared Kushner in mid-March, was to be hosted by the Center for the National Interest, a conservative think tank.
5) The Center is _widely_ known to have “ties to the Russian regime of President Vladimir Putin,” per Politico.
6) The speech was slated to be at the National Press Club, an august venue with a _long_ history of staging secure events with large crowds.
7) Less than 24 hours before the speech, it was cancelled. The Trump campaign (i.e., Manafort) declared the venue was too small and unsafe.
9) The two things the Mayflower had that the NPC didn’t were (a) 581 private rooms for private meetings, and (b) restricted, VIP-only areas.
10) The latter was important because Manafort wanted Trump to hold an intimate, 24-person cocktail hour in the Mayflower’s VIP Senate Room.
Trump Met the Russian Ambassador During the Campaign Even Though He Said He Didn’t. It Was Googleable.
19) “Trump met at a VIP reception with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. He warmly greeted Kislyak and 3 other ambassadors.”
20) The ambassadors at the Mayflower: RUSSIA! ITALY! SINGAPORE! And the Philippines–which is routinely cited as a Rosneft expansion target.
21) So Trump warmly, privately chatted with the 3 Rosneft-deal nations at a cocktail hour right before his _first big foreign-policy event_.
22) In his speech Trump called for a Russian detente: “We desire to live peacefully and in friendship with Russia…we are not bound…
23) to be adversaries. We should seek common ground based on shared interests…an easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia…
24) is possible..[I hope to] make a deal under my administration that’s great for America but also good for Russia.”
The definitive Trump-Russia timeline of events
25) Richard Burt, CNI and Russian Alfa Bank adviser, _crafted the speech_. He was also _Putin’s pipeline lobbyist_.
Another Donald Trump adviser has Kremlin connections: GOP lobbyist for Russian pipeline crafted Trump’s major foreign policy speech
Booted Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is not the only top adviser with sketchy ties to Russia
26) The only Kislyak meeting Sessions _never_ disclosed to Congress, _even after accusations of perjury_, was the meeting at the Mayflower.
27) But per the organizer of the Mayflower Hotel event, Jacob Heilbrunn of the CNI, a third Sessions-Kislyak meeting _definitely_ occurred
28) Heilbrunn on the VIP event: “At a reception in the Senate Room of the Mayflower, a number of politicians and Trump advisers, such as…
29) … Senator Jeff Sessions and ambassadors [from Russia and the other nations] congregated before the event.”