1/ October 27, 2016
A USA Presidential Candidate comes under investigation by Brazilian federal authorities.
This is part of a major corruption scandal known as #OperationGreenfield
2/ There seems to be a bit of a time lapse as most of the articles on Trump's involvement in the #OperationGreenfield scandal are published on Portuguese, and not English.
3/ Before we go further, we must note that Trump's Rio hotel business partner, Paulo Figueiredo Jr. is the "scion of a right-wing political family — his grandfather was Brazil’s last dictatorship-era president" and a staunch Trump supporter.
4/ by 10 pm on Oct 27 the story of Trump's direct association with the corruption & scandal in Brazil hit the Reuters wire in English.
5/ Curiously, the next morning, October 28th, is when James Comey decided to publish his letter about Hillary's emails.
6/ by 11:45 pm on the 28th @viaCristiano at @politico had done in depth reporting on Trump's latest scandal associated with foreign business partners & government entities.
7/ What was big news about Trump in Brazil & in Portuguese, was mostly ignored in the USA.
8/ Many incorrectly now associate Trump's "grab them by the ..." Access Hollywood tape with the Comey letter, but it was released a full 3 weeks prior on October 7th.
9/ This reply to the @politico story on Trump's ties to corruption in Brazil seemed to sum up perfectly what was happening.
10/ Even more interesting was that pro-Trump rallies we're being planned in multiple cities of Brazil for the Saturday right after this news broke.
pro-Trump in Brazil?
To drown out the "Trump Brazil" hashtag?
This was on October 25th
11/ "Pro-Trump rally in Brazil turns into confrontation"
12/ As the head of the FBI, it is very likely Comey knew about this investigation in Brazil, at least by October 26th, if not much sooner.

Congress should ask @Comey when he knew about the scandal in Brazil related to Trump.
13/ Congress should ask @Comey why he chose October 28th to make his letter to Congress public, knowing it was the same day as the Trump Brazil scandal, and knowing his report was premature given zero evidence a single new email had been discovered.
14/ Not only did @Comey distract from the lingering Trump "grab them by the ..." grotesque misogyny,
not only did Comey violate FBI protocol with flagrant interference with a US Presidential election just 11 days before the election ...
15/ ... it is EXTREMELY likely that @Comey single handledly buried the Trump Brazil scandal just 11 days before the election.
A scandal that could have opened questions about Trump's ties to the family of a former dictator & ties to a foreign government.
16/ so it shouldn't be surprising that Steve Bannon endorsed the right-wing Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil last fall.
17/ & of course Bannon got involved with a foreign campaign:
"Brazilian mag Epoca quoted Eduardo Bolsonaro as saying Bannon “had put himself at our disposal to help” ... & said the help would not be financial, but rather “internet tips, sometimes an analysis, interpreting data"
18/ & of course Jair Bolsonaro denied the claims his son made about Steve Bannon getting involved in his campaign. theguardian.com/world/2018/oct…
19/ and of course today ... Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's lawmaker son Eduardo has joined a nationalist group "The Movement in Brazil" founded by Steve Bannon, US President Donald Trump's former adviser, the group said Saturday.
20/ Oh, and the Brazilian backers of Trump's former Rio de Janeiro project have been charged with corruption, money laundering and other crimes in connection with it.
21/ "And now, the Brazilian investors who backed the project are engulfed in a growing bribery scandal, and an international arrest warrant is expected to be issued for Mr. Figueiredo."
22/ The Trump's are actually involved in two corruption scandals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From 2017:
23/ While the Trump's once again try to claim they are not responsible for their criminal partners, the pattern of negligence grows.
Figueiredo is expected to see an international arrest warrant issued soon.
24/ The Trump's behave like mafia bosses, very publicly involving themselves with obvious criminals, con artists & money launderers, but then claiming ignorance & sneaking away with large amounts of cash.
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