As I’ve said before, the “Smocking Gun” is that every single person related to Trump and to Russia has LIED about it. Now, as we get deeper into this supreme mess, we find out more and more about WHY they LIED.
Time magazine has a nice article out, showing Manafort’s motivations.
Seems that one of Oleg Deripaska’s lieutenants is………………talking.
When the U.S. government put out its latest sanctions list on Dec. 19, the man named at the top did not seem especially important. Described in the document as a former Russian intelligence officer, he was accused of handling money and negotiations on behalf of a powerful Russian oligarch. The document did not mention that the man, Victor Boyarkin, had links to the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump.
Links to Donald Trump? A Russian? Do tell………
And not just any Russian.
Meet Victor Boyarkin, Ex-Russian Spy.
Read more about it at these fine purveyors of news:
In his only interview with the media about those connections, Boyarkin told TIME this fall that he was in touch with Trump’s then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, in the heat of the presidential race on behalf of the Russian oligarch.
“He [Manafort] owed us a lot of money,” Boyarkin says. “And he was offering ways to pay it back.”
When he joined the campaign in the spring of 2016, Manafort was nearly broke. The veteran political consultant had racked up bills worth millions of dollars in luxury real estate, clothing, cars and antiques. According to allegations contained in court records filed in the U.S. and the Cayman Islands, he was also deeply in debt to Boyarkin’s boss, the Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who was demanding money from Manafort over a failed business deal in Ukraine and other ventures.
And Boyarkin was the “collector”
In a series of emails sent that spring and summer, Manafort tried to offer “private briefings” about the presidential race to Deripaska, apparently, as one of the emails puts it, to “get whole.”
“How did you find me here?,” was the question Boyarkin asked, repeatedly, when confronted about his ties to Manafort during a coffee break at that conference.
Once he agreed to discuss their relationship, it was mostly to confirm the basic facts, often with a curt, “Yes, so what.”
His specialty was the export of small and medium-sized warships and other naval vessels that were produced in Soviet-era shipyards across Russia.
The Montenegro connection
Where have we heard THAT name before? Remember how Useful Idiot played his role?
At Trump’s first nato summit in 2017, he shoved aside Montenegro’s prime minister, Duško Marković, during the so-called family photo that brings together the leaders of the alliance’s member states in order to get a more prominent position in the picture. Then, in an interview broadcast Tuesday on Fox News, Trump called Montenegro, a country with roughly the same population as Vermont (about 620,000 people) and about the same geographic size as Connecticut, “a tiny country” with “very aggressive people.”
“They may get aggressive, and, congratulations, you’re in World War III,” he said.
Oleg Deripaska and Paul Manafort had connections to Montenegro in 2005, concerning an aluminum smelter. Manafort helped him out on this.
Kremlin wants Montenegro’s independence from the EU, Paul helps, yada-yada-yada
Russian billionaire sues Montenegro in 2014. Kremlin afraid of “Balkan state entering NATO”
Russia colludes with Manafort et al to upend Montenegro election in 2016
Two Russians charged with an attempted coup, by Montenegro authorities
The following year, Montenegro’s parliament overwhelmingly ratified membership in NATO, as pro-Russian demonstrators protested outside.
Then our “president” once again sides with Russia:
This summer, President Trump took issue with that protection. “Montenegro is a tiny country with very strong people,” he said, after being asked by Fox News in July if the U.S. should come to Montenegro’s defense. “They are very aggressive people, they may get aggressive, and congratulations, you’re in World War III.”
- Manafort’s old Russian buddies start rattling him to pay back his debts
- Paul Manafort takes a job as Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager for NO PAY
- Promises to send updates of the campaign to Russian Oligarch’s and probably the Kremlin as well
- Putin sees very clearly how he can “help” a very useful idiot into the White House. One, on which, he has both compromising information, and also a much coveted Moscow Tower deal as a carrot.
Mueller is finding out why. This report from Mueller is going to be SPECTACULAR!!
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