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The Mariupol plan called for the creation of an autonomous republic in Ukraine’s east, giving Putin control of the country’s industrial heartland.

The trade-off: “peace” for a broken and subservient Ukraine.

📌This was Trump’s initial quid pro quo.…
Trump could help make the Mariupol plan a reality. First, though, he would have to win, an unlikely proposition at best. Which brought the men to the second prong of their agenda that evening — internal campaign polling data tracing a path through battleground states to victory.
Manafort’s sharing of that information — the “eyes only” code guiding Trump’s strategy — would have been unremarkable if not for one important piece of Kilimnik’s biography: He was not simply a colleague; he was, U.S. officials would later assert, a Russian agent.
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"Kenneth McCallion, who has represented several Ukrainian clients including former Ukraine PM Yulia Tymoshenko, said the FBI agents contacted him in February or March. They asked whether Giuliani had business dealings with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman."…
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Former Ukrainian President Poroshenko Secretly Controlled Offshore Firms that Banked at Austria’s Raiffeisen #Firtash #Mogilevitch…
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The suspect is alleged to have been part of the so-called “Troika Laundromat” - a money laundering network linked to the former Russian investment bank Troika Dialog, which maintained a network of offshore companies with accounts in Baltic banks.…
The Troika Laundromat enabled the flow of US$ 4.6 billion into the system and directed the flow of $4.8 billion out. Among the counterparties on these transactions were major Western banks such as Citigroup Inc., Raiffeisen, and Deutsche Bank.…
These Are the Banks Caught Up in the Russia Money-Laundering Scandal

Danske Bank
Nordea Bank
ING Groep NV
Credit Agricole
Deutsche Bank
 KBC Group Ukio Bankas
Raiffeisen Bank
ABN Amro Group
Cooperatieve Rabobank
Turkiye Garanti Bankasi…
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Wow...look at who pops up in the ‘Active Measures’ video on Prime, @BorisJohnson - it’s #JackWakefield’s former boss, #DmytroFirtash! Wakefield is #DominicCummings’ brother-in-law & Firtash helps #Putin launder #Russian money! #ReleaseTheRussianReport

#Firtash is friends with #PaulManafort who was #DonaldTrump’s campaign manager - Manafort was imprisoned for corruption and fraud. Manafort helped to launder money in US for #Firtash and indirectly #Putin.

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#Firtash bought the Brompton Road Tube Station at the eleventh hour. The redevelopment of disused tube stations was a (flagging) project for #BorisJohnson during his time as Mayor of #London. Firtash came out of nowhere to buy the station, bypassing the bidding process
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Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Roger Stone

Feds may bring Parnas investigation closer to Giuliani — new charges may be incoming.

Judge sets Tuesday phone hearing in Roger Stone case—sentencing Thurs.

Feds are probing Giuliani's actions, including his efforts to oust Yovanovitch, then-US amb to Ukraine, & push for an inv’n into the son of Trump's political rival Joe Biden.

In the case of Fraud Guarantee, investigators have focused on the marketing pitch.

Feds are probing whether the men duped investors about the value of the company & how they intended to use the proceeds,

The $500k payment to Giuliani for work with Fraud Guarantee came just as Parnas/Fruman began helping Giuliani dig up dirt on Biden. #Firtash
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More precisely, the White House is a subsidiary of Murdoch's Fox propaganda media empire, sending Hope Hicks to hold down the fascist fort & soothe the savage beast inside. Promoted to "WH Counselor"—same title as KellyAnne Conway. Ouch.😸
Fun fact: #HopeHicks helped Trump obstruct justice by creating a cover story for Don Jr's Trump Tower Collusion Meeting. WH lawyer Mark Corallo testified Hope even suggested destroying bombshell Goldstone email evidence admitting Russia was helping Trump.
+Fun Fact: Mark Corallo, who witnessed #HopeHicks obstruct justice of the Mueller investigation into Russia screwing our election & country, works for #Firtash—with #FoxNews power tool couple, Toensing & DiGenova. Russian mafia state tentacles in WH & Fox.
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“When you’ve got the president saying it, you’ve got his attorneys saying it, you’ve got all these congressmen saying it, you’ve got all these senators saying it... everybody would talk about it: ‘This #Soros guy.’ That’s why I look at it as a #cult.” 🙄😒…
"#Parnas said he was in the meeting, and that #Giuliani used it to try to get material from the oligarch that would bolster his attacks on Special Counsel Robert #Mueller’s probe of #Trump."…
“During the situation that was going on with the #Firtash case, Victoria [#Toensing] called Ric #Grenell because he was the ambassador to #Germany and #Vienna was in the same orbit there,” #Parnas said."…
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‼️The Firtash Connection

Franklin Foer brilliantly summarizes the Firtash assisted #UkraineGate plot to smear Joe Biden in exchange for dropping his extradition to the US together with TeamTrump’s efforts to attempt a coup at Naftogaz on his behalf.…
Per Parnas: Giuliani’s team had a deal with Firtash.

Giulani would get the DOJ to drop its attempt to extradite the oligarch on bribery charges.

In return, Firtash promised to pass along evidence that would supposedly discredit both Biden & Mueller.…
Firtash apparently paid Parnas $1 million for his services, though it’s still not totally clear what those services were.)

🔑The apparent centrality of Firtash should inform any assessment of Giuliani’s escapades and the entire Ukraine story.…
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New evidence links Nunes aide Derek Harvey to Parnas. They were in frequent contact

In one exchange, Harvey passed along Nunes’ contact info two days before the HIC’s impeachment report indicated that a phone connex to Nunes made contact w/ a phone connex to Parnas.

The text messages, provided to investigators by Parnas, show Harvey in contact with Parnas throughout the spring of 2019 — the same time Parnas was working with Giuliani and other Trump allies to remove the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.

Yovanovitch had been viewed as an obstacle to Giuliani’s effort to convince Ukraine to investigate Trump’s political rivals, including Joe Biden.

Previously released information suggested Harvey and Parnas began communicating at least as early as January 2019.
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🔥#Parnas just corroborated David Holmes’ #impeachment testimony, saying #Trump talked so loudly, Parnas could hear him on calls w/ Rudy #Giuliani. Parnas tells #Maddow he was present “lots of times” when Rudy spoke by phone w/Trump—who “knew everything” about their #Ukraine work
#Parnas says #Pence had to know of #Ukraine pressure campaign. He says Trump sent Pence to meet Zelensky in Poland, using a hurricane as an excuse not to go himself, mad that Zelensky still hadn’t given in to his pressure. So Trump bailed on WW2 ceremony to further the pressure‼️
#Parnas tells #Maddow that Attorney General #BARR was "basically on the team" with #Giuliani and Victoria #Toensing & Joe #DiGenova (lawyers for #Firtash, indicted Ukrainian oligarch linked to #Russian organized crime).
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House Judiciary Committee publishes full impeachment report

In making its case that President Donald Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress, the committee concludes, "President Trump has realized the Framers' worst nightmare.

Trump Undermined our National Security: “President Trump’s abuse of power harmed the United States. It undermined our national security and weakened our democracy. There is no indication that the President attended to these concerns in pursuing his own political errand.

The President’s Pattern of Obstruction: “The pattern is as unmistakable as it is unnerving. [In 2016], Trump welcomed and invited a foreign nation to interfere in a US Presidential election to his advantage; here, Trump solicited & pressured a foreign nation to do so.
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‼️Let’s take a closer look into what FruityG is up to hobnobbing with some of Kiev’s most dubious pro-Putin operatives in Kiev & Budapest and why.

#Babakov #Surkov #Telizhenko #Derkach #Dubinsky #Lutsenko #Shokin #Kulyk #Artemenko #Firtash…

📌Smear Biden for Trump’s personal propaganda purposes.
📌Discredit the Impeachment inquiry.
📌By smearing Biden, Firtash hopes to fight his indictment as ‘political’ in nature.
📌Putin wants to blame his attack on the 2016 election on UKR to lift Sanctions.
🔑Giuliani drops anchor in Ukraine, meets with Andriy Derkach the “Ukrainian Putin.”…
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Giuliani asked 2 Ukrainian Oligarchs to Help Dig Up Dirt:

Dmitry Firtash & Ihor Kolomoisky.

Both have close ties to the Kremlin & face legal troubles.

Giuliani: “Where do you think you get information about crime?”

H/T ⁦…
They were two Ukrainian oligarchs with American legal problems. One had been indicted on federal bribery charges. The other was embroiled in a vast banking scandal and was reported to be under investigation by the F.B.I.…
And they had one more thing in common: Both had been singled out by Rudolph W. Giuliani and pressed to assist in his wide-ranging hunt for information damaging to one of Trump’s leading political rivals, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.…
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The years long narrative ‘Ukraine rather than RU meddled in the 2016 elex’ is a RU Intel Op, US Intel says.

US Intel officials informed senators and their aides of the origin of this narrative & how it serves RU

Yet GOP continue to amplify the falsehoods

RU had engaged in a yearslong campaign to essentially frame Ukraine as responsible for Moscow’s own hacking of the 2016 election.

The briefing came as Republicans stepped up their defenses of Mr. Trump in the Ukraine affair.

The revelations demonstrate Russia’s persistence in trying to sow discord among its adversaries — and show that the Kremlin apparently succeeded, as unfounded claims about Ukrainian interference seeped into Republican talking points
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Republican Witnesses Blow Massive Hole in GOP’s Defense of Trump

Jennifer Williams Calls Trump-Zelensky Call 'Unusual'

Vindman Calls Trump's Request of Zelensky 'Improper'

Ukrainian gas executive cooperating in US probe of Giuliani

White House Twitter account slams decorated veteran Vindman during testimony

The U.S. Army is prepared to move Col. Vindman and his family onto a military base in the area to ensure their security if it is determined that they are in physical danger.

GOP Pushes an Impeachment Conspiracy Narrative That Originated From Putin & One the FBI Debunked Years Ago

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years
This clears the way for his extradition to the US.
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Trump publicly retaliated against a career civil servant for truthfully testifying to Congress about his bribery before pardoning military personnel for war crimes.

Stone joins the remarkable universe of criminality surrounding Trump

6 Trump assocs convicted.

Yovanovitch says attacks against her are ‘dangerously wrong’

Holmes' stmt, revealed that he heard Trump telling Sondland: "So, he's gonna do the inv’n?" Sondland tells Trump: "He's gonna do it" & that Zelensky will do "anything you ask for."

Hearsay defense blown.

SCHIFF: "Now the president in real time is attacking you. What effect do you think that has on other witnesses' willingness to come forward & expose wrongdoing?"
YOVANOVITCH: "It’s very intimidating"

Schiff: "We saw today witness intimidation in real time by the POTUS"
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Mulvaney’s OMB Held Up Critical Ukraine Aid for Fear of Russian Reaction, which conflicts with US Nat Sec interests & established US Foreign policy.

“In a briefing w/ Mulvaney, the question centered around the Russian reaction,” said Croft in the transcript.

When pressed, Croft added the fear was specifically “that RU would react negatively to the provision of javelins to Ukraine.”

Laura Cooper testified that Trump through the OMB, directed the freeze on hundreds of millions of dollars of critical military aid to UKR.

This against the judgement of career officials from the DOD, the DOS & other relevant agencies.

Cooper also said she raised concerns, as did others on several occasions to senior gov’t officials about the legality of withholding the congressional authorized money,
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The hold on UKR funds provoked panic at the DOD & DOD because the law required them to spend the money by the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30 or it EXPIRES.

They had to get the aid moving by 9/15 -- b/c of a req’t for a 2-week notification to Congress.

Trump says he lifted his freeze on aid to UKR on Sept. 11, but the DOS had quietly authorized releasing $141M of the money several days earlier.

The DOS decision, was based on a legal finding made earlier in the year, & conveyed in a classified memo to Pompeo.

DOS lawyers found the WH OMB & thus the president, had no legal standing to block spending of the Ukraine aid.

The freeze on funds Ukraine sought for its continuing war against Russia-backed separatists was opposed by many in the administration.
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Trump careens from one self-inflicted crisis to the next, “like a 12-yr old in an air traffic control tower, pushing the buttons of gov’t indiscriminately, indifferent to the planes skidding across the runway & the flights frantically diverting away from the airport.

Book by ‘Anonymous’ describes Trump as cruel, inept & a danger to the nation

SO’s wakeup in the morning “in a full-blown panic” over the wild pronouncements made on Twitter.

SOs considered resigning en masse in a “midnight self-massacre” to sound a public alarm

George Kent noted specific convos he'd witnessed related to the extortion of UKR that he said were "injurious to the rule of law" in both countries.

For the last 30 yrs US foreign policy supported rooting out corruption/upholding the rule of law. TT undermined that
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Firtash II

Raiffeisen Banking Group
Trump Tower Toronto
Control Eurasian gas distribution
Gas pipelines to Europe

In 2008, while Manafort was working in Ukraine for Yanukovych, Firtash’s company Group DF agreed to commit $112M to Manafort’s vision for “Bulgari Tower,” a $1.5 billion skyscraper project in midtown Manhattan on the corner of Park Avenue & 56th Street.…
🔑The tower deal later collapsed, but not before Firtash wired in a $25M deposit from Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, an Austrian bank that U.S. officials believed served as a Mogilevich front.…
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Trump Tower Toronto

💰The Financial Times investigation into Trump Tower Toronto

The Investigation revealed that the venture connects Trump with a “shadowy post-Soviet world where politics and personal enrichment merge.”

Background #Firtash #UkraineGate #RaiffeisenBank
“The tale of the Trump Toronto illuminates what it means for the US to have a president whose business model has long depended on exchanging his family name for money with a murky past, no questions asked.”…
“Trump signed up to the Toronto project in 2001, alongside Ritz-Carlton and a little-known developer called Leib Waldman.

The project almost collapsed when Waldman was exposed as a fugitive fraudster & Ritz-Carlton pulled out.”…
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Great convo @PreetBharara & @Anandwrites. Late in interview, in context of #Epstein donations to MIT/Harvard/etc: What for ppl/institutions to do w tainted $$$ they received?

I ask b/c of way my #PA01 @RepBrianFitz will handle his own corrupted #DarkMoney from Russian agents🚨
@PreetBharara @AnandWrites @RepBrianFitz In case U missed it --& many in #PA01 did, b/c the story was not reported out by our main area dailies @CourierTimes/@TheIntellNews -- this happened👇🏽🙄
#Parnas #Fruman #UkraineGiuliani @BrianFitzUSA
@PreetBharara @AnandWrites @RepBrianFitz @CourierTimes @TheIntellNews @BrianFitzUSA This is not the 1st illicit campaign donation rodeo for @RepBrianFitz (who, btw, is x-FBI supervisor PoliticalCorruptionUnit)-- there were also previous eyebrow-raising donations he accepted from high-profile felons like #AdamKidan & #ElliottBroidy…
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HRC email probe finds no deliberate mishandling of classified info

Barr freaks & doubles down on trying to prosecute the investigators who were doing their jobs protecting our nation from all enemies foreign & domestic.

Review of Russia Inquiry Grows🙄

The review, led by John Durham, has focused on former investigators who are frequent targets of Trump.

Growing number of GOP struggle to defend Trump on G-7 choice, Ukraine and Syria

Trump Baffles With Claim to Have Taken Control of Mideast Oil —the plan all along

‘Bribery’ is right there in the Constitution. Trump could be impeached for that.

Evidence in case against Giuliani’s South Florida associates includes 50 bank accounts

Rep. Elijah Cummings to lie in state at U.S. Capitol before funeral in Baltimore church🕊
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