The BIG Trail: Up-Date Pt. 2

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The Genesis of The Trump-Russian Ties

The Trump/Russia Series: Follow the $$$ (1987 to 2001) PART 1.

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[NOTE: A DETAILED TIMELINE IS INCLUDED, BUT NOT EXCERPTED. GO TO LINKED ARTICLE TO SEE TIMELINE.]

 

By Darrell Roberts

Welcome to the first installment of the Trump/Russia series. This six-part series will focus on relevant matters and people involved in the Trump/Russia saga.

The first column in the series will utilize a timeline of known economic ties between Trump and Russia from 1987-2001. Important events will also be included to provide additional clarity. Then the data will be deciphered in a six-part analysis…

Six Analyses from 1987-2001:

  1. Trump’s business interest in Russia dates back at least 30-years.
  2. Trump’s first bankruptcy coincides with the fall of the USSR.
  3. Trump’s subsequent bankruptcies (numbers two through four) make him a grave risk for US investors.
  4. However, after 1998 calamity strikes Russia, Trump’s US businesses become attractive to the newly empowered oligarchs looking to invest their money outside of Russia.
  5. After Putin is elected, big money is infused into Trump developments in both New York and Florida.
  6. Donald Trump has powerful Russian connections to include Sam Keslin, Tamir Sapir, Gil and Michael Dezer. This even includes his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen’s wealthy in-laws from the former USSR (Ukraine).

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Trump/Russia: Follow the $$$ (Part 2)

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By Darrell Roberts

Welcome to the second installment of the Trump/Russia series. This six-part series will focus on relevant matters and people involved in the Trump/Russia saga.

To review previous series’ article: Follow the $$$ (Part 1)

The second column in the series will utilize a timeline of known economic ties between Trump and Russia from 2002 through 2009. Important events will also be included to provide additional clarity. Then the data will be interpreted in a six-part analysis….

Also in 2005: Paul Manafort proposes a secret plan to “greatly benefit the Putin Government” to a Putin ally, Oleg Deripaska.

Six Analyses from 2002 to 2009:

  1. Trump has benefitted greatly from his business dealings with Russians, Russia-Americans, and former USSR states.
  2. Trump has a long and diverse history of trying to establish his trademarks and businesses within Russia.
  3. Trump’s relationship with Bayrock and Felix Sater exposes a direct bond between Trump and an *alleged* organized Russian crime syndicate.
  4. The secrecy around Paul Manafort’s activity along with written offer to assist Putin’s interest in the West is extremely questionable and concerning.
  5. By 2007, Donald Trump shows an obvious admiration of Vladimir Putin.
  6. In addition to organized crime connections, Donald Trump’s pursuit of a relationship with Muammar al-Qaddafi suggests that Mr. Trump will forego ethical considerations for his monetary gain.

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Trump/Russia: Follow the $$$ (Part 3)

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By Darrell Roberts

Welcome to the third installment of the Trump/Russia series. This six-part series will focus on relevant matters and people involved in the Trump/Russia saga.

To review previous articles in the series:

Follow the $$$ (Part 1)

Follow the $$$ (Part 2)

The third column in the series will utilize a timeline of known economic ties between
Trump/Russia from 2010 through Trump’s candidacy declaration in June 2015. Important events will also be included to provide additional clarity. Then the data will be interpreted in a six-part analysis.

Then the data will be interpreted in a six-part analysis…

Six Analyses from 2002-June, 16, 2015:

  1. Repeatedly, big Russian money has poured into Trump’s business projects. Also, Russian money has frequently aided Trump during his economic hardships.
  2. Trump has maintained his business ties to *alleged* organized crime enterprises. Even Trump and his family have been accused of knowingly engaging in criminal activity.
  3. Rex Tillerson is not only friendly with Putin, his former company (and perhaps himself) have $500 billion reasons to end the Russian sanctions.
  4. In October 2013, Trump claims to have met Putin, but has since repeatedly denied any meeting has ever occurred. What is the truth? Either way, why would he lie?
  5. Paul Manafort’s Ukraine/Pro-Russian connections are deep. Considering, his work in the Ukraine (until at least 2015)–raises many questions and concerns around his role as Trump’s Presidential campaign manager. For instance, Paul Manafort worked with the Ukrainian President that fled to Russia then asked Putin to annex Crimea–which directly led to the US sanctions being waged on Russia.
  6. Paul Manafort, Rex Tillerson, and Donald Trump–all have substantial ties to Russia and Pro-Russia entities. Additionally, all three seem to have a significant financial interest in being favorable toward the Putin regime.

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Trump/Russia: Follow the $$$ (Part 4)

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By Darrell Roberts

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Trump/Russia series. This six-part series will focus on relevant matters and people involved in the Trump/Russia saga.

To review previous articles in the series:

Follow the $$$ (Part 1)

Follow the $$$ (Part 2)

Follow the $$$ (Part 3)

The fourth article in the series uses a timeline of known ties between
Trump and Russia from June 2015 through December 2015.

Then the data will be interpreted in a six-part analysis…

Six Analyses from June 2015-December 2015:

  1. Through constant praise, Trump’s fondness of Putin is obvious. However, Trump’s repeated defense of Putin being a murderer is alarming (to say the least).
  2.  The December 2015 dinner in Moscow raises a lot of questions not just around Mike Flynn but also Jill Stein. Why was she there?  What is her relationship to Russia?
  3. Paul Manafort’s letter to Trump along with a recommendation from Roger Stone (Manafort’s old business partner) is extremely alarming. Is it possible that Manafort and Stone developed a nefarious plan? [Me: YES.]
  4. The case of Mike Flynn lying about the source of his payments on his security clearance paperwork is a federal crime. For those keeping track, this would be the first proven crime in the Trump/Russia investigation.
  5. The DNC was not only the one hacked–the RNC was also hacked. However, there are no indications that Trump was hacked. Is it possible that the RNC hack (that was not released) was done in case Trump did mount a 3rd party run?
  6. The multi-national intelligence collection of Trump/Russia contacts means that something alarming must have occurred. Plus, there also appears to be some recording or transcript of the contacts. How damning is this information? Furthermore, is it the source of Trump’s near obsessive rhetoric and tweets that concern tapes?

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Trump/Russia: Follow the $$$ (Part 5)

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By Darrell Roberts

Welcome to the fifth installment of the Trump/Russia series. This six-part series will focus on relevant matters and people involved in the Trump/Russia saga. The use of this series is highly recommended for Trump/Russia discussions and/or debates. After all, knowledge is power.

To review previous articles in the series:

Follow the $$$ (Part 1)

Follow the $$$ (Part 2)

Follow the $$$ (Part 3)

Follow the $$$ (Part 4)

The fifth article in the series uses a timeline of known ties between
Trump and Russia from January 2016 through June 2016.

Then the data will be interpreted in a six-part analysis…

Six Analyses from January 2016 – June 2016:

  1. Make no mistake, Trump “tapes” do exist (with multiple intelligence agencies having incidentally collected data) along with the 18 “known” contacts between his campaign and Russia. One must wonder, if Trump’s obsession with “tapes” and his frequent statements of no tapes of collusion is either a pre-emptive defensive technique or a product of his subconscious concern.
  2. Paul Manafort writing a letter to Trump suggests that Manafort really wanted to be a part of this campaign. Why? Is it tied to Manafort’s previous offering to work on behalf of the Putin regime?
  3. Why did Senator Jeff Sessions, a well-known Russian “hawk,” change his position to favor cooperation with Russia? The ideology of Mr. Sessions has not been shown to change much (if at all) over time. For instance, has Mr. Sessions marijuana policy shifted along with the increased legalization efforts? Of course not. However, one could well argue that Russia is a far greater threat to America than marijuana.
  4.  The recording of Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, and other Republicans “joking” about the Russia/Trump connection is extremely alarming. Furthermore, Paul Ryan has forewarned the leaking of additional is a “cause for concern.”
  5. Further questions surround the leaked House Leadership Russia/Trump tape. First, it appears that in June 2016, the House Republican leadership were fully aware of Russia’s involvement in the U.S. election and yet, why did they do nothing? Secondly, what would Paul Ryan see as a “cause of concern” for future recordings being leaked? Didn’t Mr. Ryan claim this tape was just a “joke?”  Third, who is responsible for this and other possible recordings?  Fourth, who says, “Swear to God” as Kevin McCarthy did to a joke?
  6. A big part of the Trump/Russia mystery revolves around data. Specifically, microtargeting aimed at specific groups of voters. Some contend that the Russians campaign could not have been as effective without having contacts (working on their behalf) within the United States.  Thus, the question is how “far more sophisticated than anyone has seen or reported on” was the Trump data campaign?  Was the campaign’s efforts legal?

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Trump/Russia: Follow the $$$ Part 6 (#1)

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The sixth article in the series will use a timeline of known ties between Trump and Russia.  Due to new revelations of new events that occurred in June 2016, the timeline will include an updated June 2016 through Election Day in November 2016.

Note: Due to such a large wealth of information, Part 6 will be covered in two parts. The first will include the updated June developments through middle-August 2016. The second part will pick up in mid-August through the 2016 Presidential election in November 2016.

Then the data will be interpreted in a six-part analysis (at the end of Part 2). ***Denotes updated June 2016 information….

Aug. 8, 2016: Roger Stone is asked a question of a possible Wikileaks “October surprise” Stone’s replies, “I actually have communicated with Assange.” An audience member asks (near the 46-minute mark of the video) about his predictions for an “October surprise” based on materials in the possession of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange. In response, Stone says, “I actually have communicated with Assange.”

Aug. 9, 2016: Mike Flynn’s firm (Flynn Intel Group) begins working for a company owned by a close associate to President Erdogan of Turkey. The contract is worth in excess of $500,000.

Aug. 12, 2016: Roger Stone says, “I believe Julian Assange — who I think is a hero fighting the police state — has all of the emails that Huma [Abedin] and Cheryl Mills, the two Clinton aides, thought they had erased…. I think Assange has them. I know he has them. And I believe he will expose the American people to this information, you know, in the next 90 days.”

Also on Aug. 12, 2016: More hacked documents appear on Guccifer 2.0’s website. This material relates to data from a hacked Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

Also on Aug. 12, 2016: Roger Stone tells Alex Jones that he was “in communication with Julian Assange.” Stone adds, “I am not at liberty to discuss what I have.”…

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Trump/Russia: Follow the $$$ Part 6 (#2)

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By Darrell Roberts

Welcome to the sixth installment of the Trump/Russia Follow the $$$ series. This six-part series has highlighted relevant matters and people involved in the Trump/Russia saga. The use of this series is highly recommended for Trump/Russia discussions and/or debates. After all, knowledge is power.

To review previous articles in the series:

Follow the $$$ (Part 1)

Follow the $$$ (Part 2)

Follow the $$$ (Part 3)

Follow the $$$ (Part 4)

Follow the $$$ (Part 5)

Follow the $$$ Part 6 (#1)

The sixth article in the series will use a timeline of known ties between Trump and Russia.  Due to new revelations of new events that occurred in June 2016, the timeline will include an updated June 2016 through Election Day in November 2016.

Note: Due to such a large wealth of information, Part 6 was covered in two parts. The second part picks up in mid-August through the 2016 Presidential election in November.

Then the data will be interpreted in a six-part analysis…

…*Note: A later Reuters follow up in late January 2017 concludes, “More than a month after Russia announced one of its biggest privatizations since the 1990s, selling a 19.5 percent stake in its giant oil company Rosneft, it still isn’t possible to determine from public records the full identities of those who bought it.”

*Note #2: This sale is significant because the Steele Dossier claims in an Oct. 18, 2016, entry that claims,

A close associate of Rosneft President and Putin Ally Igor Sechin confirmed a meeting occurred between Carter Page and Igor Sechin in Moscow on July 7 or 8 2016, the same day or the day after Carter Page made a public speech to the Higher Economic School in Moscow.”

And further adds:

Rosneft President Igor Sechin offered Page and Trump’s associates the brokerage of up to 19 per cent stake in Rosneft in return. Page expressed interest and confirmed that if Trump were elected US president, sanctions on Russia would be lifted

After the Election results: The Russian Parliament erupts in applause after Trump is announced the winner of 2016 Presidential election.

Sometime after the Election results:  The US intelligence intercepts high-level Russian officials celebrating Trump’s election victory…

Six Analyses from Mid-August 2016 – Election Day 2016:

  1. The recent revelations of Donald Trump, Jr’s meeting with the Russians may seem to be a huge break but it is just another piece toward solving the bigger puzzle. If this were a baseball game, this would be the first out of the first inning.
  2. However, Donald Trump’s rhetoric around the time of Jr’s meeting suggests that the candidate was aware of Jr’s actions. It becomes more difficult to believe that Donald Trump was not aware of the Russian meddling. In hindsight, his constant denials of US intelligence agencies comes across as intentional. The real question is why? As the famous saying goes, “What did the President know and when did he know it?”
  3. Too many Trump associates have been caught not disclosing their contacts with Russia. The list includes Jeff Sessions, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, General Mike Flynn, and Donald Trump, Jr. Plus, Vice President Mike Pence claiming not to know the concerns about Mike Flynn. This is despite Pence having received a written notification while he led the Trump transition team. The Trump administration is extremely untrustworthy.
  4. Another huge concern must center around the Trump campaign having changed the RNC platform to be more favorable toward Russia’s annexation of the Ukraine. From that moment, Trump and team have repeatedly seemed determined to lift the imposed sanctions against Russia. The question is why? This issue is not normal and the answer is almost guaranteed to point to direct cooperation (or coercion) between Trump and Russia.
  5. Aside from the Trump campaign, the willingness of multiple GOP surrogates to work with or receive stolen material from Russia is alarming. This should be an easy “American first” position but apparently winning is more important to some.
  6. There are still too many questions surrounding the Trump/Russia connections. An independent investigation is essential to solving a tangled web of sordidness. For example, was selling the 19.5% stake in Rosneft really a pay-off to the Trump campaign? Why did the Access Hollywood tape and the Podesta emails leak on the same day as the joint DHS/DNI statement on Russia interference?

In closing, this series required a great deal of research but IF one person learned or realized anything they had not previously known–then, it was a complete success. The motivation to do this series was based upon the wealth of information available but it was so scattered and the mainstream media (MSM) does a relatively poor job of laying out adequate timelines that show or suggest a connection between multiple events.

On a personal level, it is far more enjoyable to write creative or simpler works instead of conducting hours of research and compilation. However, the research and compilation may be more important during the Trump era than ever before. In fact, there is, even more, research and timelines that are needed.

It is with this in mind, that the “Trump/Russia Follow” series will continue. Please keep a keen eye out on EatPrayVote.org for future developments.

PS, to the Trump supporters, in the end, we are all on the same side–or should be. It is not my job to judge, it is only my goal to inform. Please do not feel the need to forever blindly defend the undefendable. The importance of this ordeal is Russia’s meddling as it is critical that we join together to limit and keep the Russians out of all future American elections.

Thank you for your time & support,

Darrell

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-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

 

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