Time to connect a few “Elephant-sized” Dots … still wandering around in the “public square” room. Until the GOP brings Trump’s financial history with Putin into the stark light of day — they will have no peace, they will have no credibility.
They will have little to no chance, to hold onto their precarious perches on power …
Deutsche Bank faces action over $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme
Luke Harding, The Guardian — April 17, 2019
Germany’s troubled Deutsche Bank faces fines, legal action and the possible prosecution of “senior management” because of its role in a $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme, a confidential internal report seen by the Guardian says.
The bank admits there is a high risk that regulators in the US and UK will take “significant disciplinary action” against it. Deutsche concedes that the scandal has hurt its “global brand” – and is likely to cause “client attrition”, loss of investor confidence and a decline in its market value.
Deutsche Bank was embroiled in a vast money-laundering operation, dubbed the Global Laundromat. Russian criminals with links to the Kremlin, the old KGB and its main successor, the FSB, used the scheme between 2010 and 2014 to move money into the western financial system. The cash involved could total $80bn, detectives believe.
The Guardian broke that “DB-Kremlin Laundromat” story. And here is CNBC’s recap of Trump’s reliance on Deutsche Bank’s “assets” — as investigated by the New York Times:
Deutsche Bank loaned more than $2 billion to Trump over two decades: NYT
Yen Nee Lee, CNBC — Mar 19, 2019
The Times interviewed more than 20 former and current executives and board members at Deutsche Bank for the report, which outlined how Trump managed to secure financing from the German bank for nearly two decades despite his bankruptcies and being considered a risky client by other lenders.
According to the newspaper, in some instances, Trump exaggerated his wealth and promised to reward bankers with a weekend at Mar-a-Lago — his private club in Palm Beach, Florida — in order to get loans.
Over the years, Trump used loans provided by Deutsche Bank to build skyscrapers and other high-end properties, the Times reported. For the German bank, its relationship with Trump was key in building its investment-banking business, the report said.
Public disclosure of Trump’s financial records and tax records would let everyone know — that he is NOT beholden to Russia and their oligarchy financing, via DB’s “creative accounting.”
So he will do that right? Just to prove to everyone he is above-board. That he owes Putin nothing.
Wait a second, he’s got to check in with his primary “Advisor” first … then he’ll get back with us:
There were Trump Putin phone calls on:
Trump and Putin also issued a joint statement on April 25
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) June 28, 2020
Ummm. We’re still waiting. And will be, for a very long time.
A nation built on the idea of “transparency”
really does deserve some “Answers” here …