consultants are sandburs

Monday, July 25, 2016

So TPM discloses; shocking news; Trump took Russian oligarch investment money and may be indebted. Shocking as well, Zero Hedge reminded us that Bill Clinton took a half million dollar speaking fee, from Russian oligarch interests on the Wyoming Uranium deal. Enough to move a sidebar item to second spot.

For the TPM item link, and the Zero Hedge link, see posts below.

The Russians know how to hedge their bets it appears.

Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, has not taken a single penny from Russians. Likely she'd never been offered one. Same seems so for Libertarian Gary Johnson.

Not worth buying, or not for sale, either way squeaky clean with the Rooskies.

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While advancing one sidebar item substantially upward, STRONGER TOGETHER keeps top billing (with the two candidacy site online addresses - Stein's and Johnson's there for the linking).

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The Clintons are atop the oligarch count. They got Wall Street oligarch money along with Russian oligarch money.

As a bet, Jill Stein and Gary Johnson, put together, got about as much Wall Street oligarch money as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie put together. Or less. Nowhere near whiner Ted Cruz. Somewhere I saw Cory Booker was to speak at the Clinton convention. Check out his fiscal hauling history. Equal in kind if not amount to Clinton/Cruz patterns. And, what he says.

He was said to be on the VP short list. Also, this link.

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Reader help requested on this one: When that Russian Uranium deal was going down, has there been any SEC scrutiny of the son-in-law's hedge fund's trading in that time frame, before/after, foreign part of the portfolio, equities or better yet, futures?

The timeframe is a bit murky, what went down in Bush years, what in Obama's; i.e., whose SEC would have been jurisdictionally responsible to sniff out and quell insider trading. The New York Times report is dated April, 2015, which is middle of the Obama second term, and reporting in the item reaches back to Bush years:

The path to a Russian acquisition of American uranium deposits began in 2005 in Kazakhstan, where the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra orchestrated his first big uranium deal, with Mr. Clinton at his side.

The two men had flown aboard Mr. Giustra’s private jet to Almaty, Kazakhstan, where they dined with the authoritarian president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev. Mr. Clinton handed the Kazakh president a propaganda coup when he expressed support for Mr. Nazarbayev’s bid to head an international elections monitoring group, undercutting American foreign policy and criticism of Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record by, among others, his wife, then a senator.

Within days of the visit, Mr. Giustra’s fledgling company, UrAsia Energy Ltd., signed a preliminary deal giving it stakes in three uranium mines controlled by the state-run uranium agency Kazatomprom.

One would of course need a timeline on the Chelsea marriage and hedge fund initiation in parallel to the fiscal positional changes among the Canadian and Russian and Kazakh firms noted by NYT as players in the deal/speaking fee. Fodder for somebody's opposition researcher mavens; with it doubtful much helpful detail is public and online. But when it gets to Eastern Bloc and Russian money/influence tracing, and inferences, it seems in fairness to be a sauce for the gander, sauce for the goose, situation.

Unless you turn away from two-party fare, and look to alternative party offerings.

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