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💣Proffers💣

Despite a court order, the DOJ is holding back Kush’s 302s #AlfaBank #Aven #Foresman #VEB

FBI memo details Petr Aven’s chats with Putin

Aven is one of the founders of Alfa Bank, the largest private bank in Russia, and maintains a close relationship with Putin.
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Aven attended "quarterly meetings" with Putin & other powerful oligarchs.

302 describes a Dec 2016 meeting btwn Aven & Putin, where they discussed US sanctions & potentially engaging w/ members of the Trump transition team to improve relations & end the sanctions
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Putin was "skeptical Aven could succeed" with the outreach,

Aven said Putin didn't mention Russian interference in the US election during their meeting.

US intel agencies have said Putin personally ordered the Russian gov’t election-attack campaign in 2016.
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The directive to freeze UKR aid came in June.

6/5/19: Zelenskiy spoke with Kushner & Rick Perry at a dinner in Brussels.

Trump used Pence to tell Zelensky that U.S. aid was still being withheld while demanding more aggressive ‘action on corruption’
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Rick Perry says he'll cooperate with Congress on Ukraine questions

The Ukrainians likely understood Pence’s ‘action on corruption’ code to include the inv’n of the Bidens.

Trump's erratic foreign policy is diminishing the US's standing on the world stage.
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Pence’s NatSec advisor was on the 7/25 call & the VP should have had access to the transcript w/in hours

Trump’s use of Pence is part of a broader pattern of using both exec authority & high-ranking officials in his adm to advance his personal/political interests
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💰Bank of Cyprus & TeamTrump

Wilbur Ross led a group of US European investors to purchase a $1.3B stake in Bank of Cyprus in July 2014

Cyprus is at the center of 💰flows surrounding Brexit/2016TeamTrump Deripaska, Manafort, Rick Gates, NRA & so much more
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📌Ross's first co-chair was Putin appointee Vladimir Strzhalkovsky, a former KGB agent and long-time associate of Putin.
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wIn 2015, Strzhalkovsky was replaced by Maksim Goldman, is director of strategic projects at Viktor Vekselberg's Renova Group and sits on the board of Rusal.
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💰💦Trump Tower Projects

Bailed Out By Russia 1987-2014

Trump’s efforts to establish a hotel in Moscow go back at least to 1987, when, according to his book The Art of the Deal, he discussed the possibility with the Soviet ambassador Yuri Dubinin.
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💰Trump Soho - Bayrock Group

Trump SoHo broke ground in 2007, typifies how the Trump Organization benefited from financing coming out of Russia and the former Soviet Union. Much of the project’s financing came from the Bayrock Group.
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📌Investigators are looking at whether Trump associates laundered financial payoffs from Russian officials by channeling them through offshore accounts.
bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
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