So, let's dive in again. Shall we?
I'm going to thread a bit on Alex Shnaider, Trump's partner in Trump Toronto.
For those of you that are new followers, first let me give a quick review of those funny-looking graphs you see me post from the offshore leaks database. /1
2/ Graphs like this one show a number of things.
A. By being in the database, we know that this account/company is offshore. The core reasons for having offshore LLCs is to negate taxation &/or hide ownership. The latter allows 4 blood money (profits from criminal endeavors)...
3/ to be laundered. Blood profits are made by these entities (or dumped into them), then placed in real estate, hedge funds, luxury goods, etc... So that it can enter our markets. Once that's done, the money is clean. It can move from there w/o the scrutiny of law enforcement.
Quick thread to recap some of longtime Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen & his own attorneys' ties to foreign interests—including Qatar, Ukrainian oligarchs, and Russian president Vladimir Putin—in light of recent reporting:
$4 million Michael Cohen failed to pay taxes on includes $100,000 real-estate brokerage fee from representing company owned by a Qatar royal family member—according to the #PanamaPapers—who also owns Trump Park Ave condo bought directly from POTUS in 2005 on.wsj.com/2wbXg9J
FARA filings show Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen’s attorney Stephen Ryan registered in 2017 as foreign agent for the Qatari govt & its ambassador—who was at the 2016 Trump Tower meeting the same month Cohen allegedly asked Qatar for $1M+ in exchange for Trump admin access.
 Starting the very day after @realDonaldTrump won the election in 2016, speculation began about #GaryLundgren - "WILL GARY LUNDGREN NOW BE EXTRADITED FROM PANAMA, TO FACE JUSTICE IN THE UNITED STATES ?"
Voy con hilo explicativo sobre sanciones a bolichicos #Derwick: desde que denuncie (Abril 2016) la conexión de Orlando Alvarado, Francisco Convit, Pedro Trebbau y Alejandro Betancourt con Gazprombank Latin America Ventures en #Petrozamora nadie en Vzla le paró bola. Nadie.
Expuse cómo #Derwick se había coleado en una dizque asociación estratégica entre @PDVSA y @GazpromEN. El vehículo q usaron, y mantuvieron oculto por mucho tiempo, es Gazprombank Latin America Ventures.
Boris Ivanov y Christophe Gerard (por Gazprombank) se asociaron con Orlando Alvarado y Francisco Convit (por #Derwick) en dicha cia de maletín registrada en Holanda (Amsterdam). Oficialmente, @RRamirezVE anunció el acuerdo con Ivanov...
So now that media is waking upto #NiravModi's #Belgium connections important question that should be asked is who are these diamond merchants & how many of them are in the #BlackMoney list? Dont be amazed if you find barons on the list financing bollywood.
#NiravModi was setup by London auction houses of Christie & Sotheby involved in auctioning of ancient Indian idols & manuscripts stolen by East India Company spies & hoarded in the storeroom warehouses of British Empire's officers. This goes on even now & is a $5B black market.
One of the members of the group, Hazelpress, archived it to leak to the media after news broke that WikiLeaks was secretly talking to @DonaldJTrumpJr, urging Trump to reject election results as rigged if he lost, asking Trump to get Assange an Australian Ambassadorship
While everyone was understandably focused on #AwanGate, #OIG, #FISAgate, #UraniumOne, and more, President Trump has unshackled the FBI and is hot on the trail of the Clintons' #ChinaGate scandal from 1996. Let's examine...
A #ChinaGate primer. Summary: pay-to-play bribes funneled from China to Bill Clinton's re-election campaign. Key players: Johnny Chung and Ng Lap Seng. But in the years since, it has morphed into something much larger. spectator.org/chinagate-and-…
In 2016, the #PanamaPapers exposed offshore shell games of the world's most notorious financial crooks. "Among them ... Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, who was at the center of a Democratic fund-raising scandal when Bill Clinton was president." mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-…
In case you missed it when it was happening, would you like to hear a story about that time @WikiLeaks attacked brave investigative journalists for exposing Vladimir Putin's corruption?
Follow along. 1/x
In 2015 an anonymous source leaked a massive trove of tax haven data to the German newspaper @SZ. This was #PanamaPapers. It was an ABSURD amount of data. So SZ enlisted help from an international network of investigative journalists @ICIJ, who shared it further
In all, reporters working at over 100 media organizations, in 25 languages, collaborated on #PanamaPapers, and reported on dozens of huge scandals around the world. One of these partner organizations is @OCCRP, and does reporting on organized crime
.@UofDallas researcher Ruth May is an expert in all things corporate in Russia and has worked to make connections in the trail of money flowing from Russian oligarchs to the GOP. This thread is her latest 👇 1/12 dallasnews.com/opinion/commen…
According to May, digging through campaign finance reports available to the public shows troubling connections between Russian donors, Trump and a number of GOP leaders 2/12
The trail traces through Vladimir Putin, state-owned banks and state-affiliated companies, oligarchs and subsequently GOP leaders 3/12