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Theory busted: The calls Don Jr. made to blocked numbers before the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting were to business associates, not his dad. cnn.it/2Sm4T9K
The calls to blocked numbers, which came on June 6, and after the meeting on June 9, were between Trump Jr.’s cell phone and two family friends -- NASCAR CEO Brian France and real estate developer Howard Lorber, according to the sources.

Howard Lorber, one of Trump's self-professed "best friends" accompanied Trump on his 1996 trip to Moscow.
“Howard has major investments in Russia,” Trump told Russian politician Alexander Lebed after his trip to Moscow (with Lorber).

Source: 👇newyorker.com/magazine/1997/…
... but when Lorber itemized various ventures none seemed to ring a bell.

“See, they don’t know you,” Trump told Lorber. “With all that investment, they don’t know you. Trump they know.”
Lorber's boss at the time, Bennett LeBow, had cultivated ties to businessmen suspected of having ties to Russian organized crime.
LeBow brought Vadim Rabinovich—the Ukrainian representative of the notorious Austrian firm Nordex GmbH—to a Clinton-Gore fundraiser in September 1995 at the Sheraton Bal Harbor Hotel in Miami. Rabinovich even managed to pose for a photo with Clinton.
Well this is interesting. After Howard Lorber’s name surfaces as one of the blocked calls Don Jr made around the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting this video surfaces. To Trump’s left is Lorber and Bennett LeBow. h/t @olgaNYC1211
Now Lorber shows up in connection with Imaad Zuberi, subject of the Trump inauguration subpoena. nyti.ms/2UKFPHe?smid=n…
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