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‼️Rudy Giuliani’s Year of Living Dangerously

Giuliani is busy effecting the Trump Adm’s shadow anti EU, anti NATO foreign policy, which ...

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Aligns with the Kremlin’s interests.
2018: Giuliani appeared in the former Soviet republic of Armenia, which has close trade ties with Russia. He was invited by Ara Abramyan, an Armenian businessman who lives in Russia.
🔑Abramyan once helped reconstruct the Kremlin and also received a medal for “merit to the fatherland” from President Vladimir Putin of Russia.

🔑On a local TV news show, Abramyan implied that he expected Giuliani to carry a message for him to Trump.
While in Armenia, Giuliani also attended a technology conference

🔑The conference program listed him as appearing on a panel that also included a Russian currently on the U.S. sanctions list imposed after Russia’s invasion of Crimea.
TriGlobal Strategic Ventures (TGSV) claims credit for organizing the trips.

Abramyan is on TriGlobal’s board, as is a former Russian government minister.
🔑Giuliani’s ties to TGSV, a consulting firm that helps Western clients advance their business interests in emerging markets of the former Soviet Union, date back to 2004, when Giuliani visited Moscow to meet Russian businessmen and politicians.
🔑2016: TGSV’s president, Vitaly Pruss, has "created and developed strategies" for companies including Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft and has "worked closely" with Giuliani Partners.

🔑Russian State-owned TGSV was among Russian oil companies targeted with sanctions by Western powers following Russia's annexation of Crimea under President Vladimir Putin.




2018: Vitaly Pruss reports a successful meeting w/ the official delegation from the City of Kharkiv, Ukraine & Giuliani & John Huvane, CEO of Giuliani Security & Safety.

The City of Kharkiv was represented by First Vice Mayor Igor Terekhov.
2018: Ukrainian Oligarch Scrutinized by Robert Mueller Was a Giuliani Client

The special counsel is investigating whether Pavel Fuks and other foreign nationals funneled money to Trump’s inaugural committee
Giuliani said Pavel Fuks, an oil & real estate magnate, hired his security firm, Giuliani Security & Safety, in 2017 to advise the city of Kharkiv.

“He was [a] sponsor of a preliminary study that my firm did of security & emergency management in Kharkiv”
Fuks said he retained Giuliani to “create a U.S. office for supporting investment in” Kharkiv. When asked about Fuks’ claim, Giuliani said, “I have no knowledge of that.” He said he did not do any work in the United States for Fuks or Kharkiv.🙄
In November 2017, Giuliani traveled to Kharkiv, located near the Russian border in eastern Ukraine, in connection with the work.

That year, he was also photographed with Fuks in New York.
🔑The connection to Fuks, highlights the complications caused by Giuliani’s work for international clients, among them autocrats and allegedly corrupt officials, as he represents the president.
🔑Giuliani’s work in Ukraine is notable because Fuks and other prominent Ukrainians have recently emerged as figures in the Trump-Russia scandal.
Fuks is among a dozen Ukrainian businessmen and political officials who attended Trump’s inauguration.

Prosecutors Examining Ukrainians Who Flocked to Trump Inaugural
🔑🔑During their time in Washington, DC, some of the Ukrainians arranged meetings w/ Republicans & Trump allies to promote peace plans regarding the Russia-Ukraine conflict that were aligned w/ the Kremlin’s interests.

#CedeDonbasCrimea #LiftSanctions

TeamTrump’s Ukrainian Peace Plan

2016 election promise to Putin = Quid Pro Quo
7/11/16: The Trump campaign worked behind the scenes to make sure the new Republican platform won’t call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian & rebel forces, contradicting the view of almost all Republican foreign policy leaders in Washington.

🔑Pavel Fuks – known mainly for negotiating with the Trump Organization for a Trump Tower Moscow project – has arguably been one of Giuliani’s murkiest connections in his global consulting business.

Fuks, a Kharkiv native, has reportedly been under investigation in Ukraine for alleged corruption surrounding a deal to buy $160 million in frozen assets of the country’s former President Viktor Yanukovych, who was deposed in February 2014. #Manafort
Fuchs/Fuks built his wealth in Moscow throughout the 1990s and 2000s, amassing investments in energy, banking, and real estate.

In an Al Jazeera profile, Fuchs was quoted as telling a Russian TV host, “when I was young, I beat people up.”
Fuchs’s position as a major real estate developer in Russia brought him into contact with the Trump Organization in June 2008, when the group was in negotiations to franchise its name to one of the towers in Fuchs’s Moscow-City complex.
“We were going to name one of the Moscow-City towers ‘Trump Tower’,” Fuchs recalled in a November 2017 interview.

“Donald Trump’s son also wanted to enter the Russian luxury real estate market, he flew to us for negotiations many times.”
🔑It’s not clear whether Giuliani has undertaken any activities to promote Kharkiv – or Fuchs – in the U.S. A review of FARA found no record of Giuliani ever registering as a foreign lobbyist.
📌Reminder: Sam Patten, a lobbyist tied to Manafort, pleaded guilty to arranging for a straw donor to buy inaugural tix using $50k put up by an unnamed foreigner, likely Serhiy Lyovochkin, the onetime COS to UKR’s fmr pro-RU president Viktor Yanukovych.
🔑Lyovochkin, now a member of Ukraine’s parliament, is business partners with Dmitro Firtash, an oligarch indicted in federal court in Chicago in 2014 for allegedly paying bribes to officials in India.

#Firtash #Mogilevich
‼️NEW: 9/29/19: Viktor Shokin Affidavit Mentions Joe Biden, Dmytro Firtash

Labeled a witness statement, the Viktor Shokin affidavit said he was making the statement at the request of lawyers acting for Dmitry Firtash. Lanny Davis?
Giuliani’s foreign consulting work has recently drawn scrutiny. In recent years, he has represented Qatar and a Turkish gold trader prosecuted in federal court for violating US sanctions on Iran, a case that drew personal attention from Turkey’s Erdogan. 
📌A wealthy Turkish gold trader's decision to hire Giuliani and former U.S. AG Michael Mukasey to represent him, as he defends against charges he conspired to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran, raises a potential conflict of interest questions.
At least eight big banks allegedly victimized by the trader, Reza Zarrab, are current or former clients of Giuliani & Mukasey's law firms, (BofA, Citigroup Inc, Deutsche AG, HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan, Standard Chartered Plc, UBS Group AG and WF & Co
Prosecutors accused the Iranian-born Zarrab and two others of engaging in hundreds of millions of dollars of transactions for Iran's government and Iranian entities from 2010 to 2015, in a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions.
Reza Zarrab cooperated w/ Mueller probe re Michael Flynn

So the big question is: Does Zarrab have details that could prove Flynn was helping foreign countries meddle in U.S. affairs?

Last summer, Giuliani sent a letter to Romania’s president attacking an anti-corruption campaign there.
Giuliani later acknowledged he was paid to send the missive by a firm run by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who represents one or more wealthy Romanians investigated under the campaign.

Rudy Giuliani attacks Romania for ‘excessive’ crackdown on corruption

Trump’s attorney accuses Romanian president of overzealous anti-corruption enforcement and claims ‘innocent people’ jailed🙄

Giuliani’s letter drew a rebuke from the State Department, which noted that the former mayor’s statements contradicted US policy.

The Ukraine scandal that's engulfed the Trump White House is the culmination of the former New York City mayor's Eastern European misadventures.
🔑Everything we’ve seen out of Ukraine over the past few weeks is demonstrative of how detrimental Giuliani has been to American interests in Eastern Europe.
🔑It’s difficult to overstate the damage Giuliani has done in Ukraine, a nation that has sacrificed and suffered greatly in order to follow the kind of democratic model any previous American administration would have plied with praise. 
The ambassador's ouster, and the campaign against her that preceded it, are now emerging as a key sequence of events behind the WBC.

🔑Before her abrupt ouster, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine pressed the government to address public corruption.
White House staffers had long been wondering what exactly Giuliani’s role in all of this has been.

As one U.S. official said, “Rudy—he did all of this.

This shitshow that we’re in—it’s him injecting himself into the process.”
🔑Giuliani’s access to Trump and other top US officials would make it easy for him to privately push for shadow US foreign policy to reflect his (corrupt) clients’ interests (Russia).“

‼️Giuliani - Putin - Glazyev (Putin’s likely successor)

EEU vs EU & restructuring 💰💦 flows
‼️Giuliani’s RUmob/TOC operatives:

Ukrainian Igor Fruman and Russian-born Lev Parnas

‼️Giuliani’s Ancient History mini thread (Mob)

🔑The alacrity by which Trump and Giuliani have made these unprecedented moves is matched only by the swiftness with which their demands have undercut American interests in Ukraine.
🔑Here, all of the worst fears of Trumpian foreign policy—its transactional underpinnings; its disdain of even the basics of democratic facades—are realized.
🔑Together, they threaten one of the core tenets of broader American geopolitical strategy: backing anyone trying to counter Russia’s hegemonic designs, especially those whose governments can boast democratic underpinnings. 

‼️To recap

Giuliani/TeamTrump are working w/ #MEK to overthrow Rouhani.

This is a 🐴👠 op as Putin supports Rouhani

Desired: Iran's strategic geographic location & Iran boasts the fourth-largest oil reserves & largest natural gas reserves in the world.

#Mogilevich #Firtash
Recap con’t

🔑TeamTrump is working hard to destabilize Ukraine, Albania & other Balkan nations, with the goal of preventing them from joining the EU & NATO.

🔑2016 Elex quid pro quo: Cede the Crimea & Donbas region to Putin & of course lift Sanctions
🔑Giuliani is working with Putin & Glazyev (Putin’s likely successor)
In support of Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union, an anti EU economic trading union whose members are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.

🔑Giuliani is a foot soldier for Mogilevich/Putin/Trump.

His autocrat-friendly (TOC) outlook and his campaigns to undercut the effort to stem the tide of corruption across Eastern Europe are unfortunately are undercutting traditional US foreign policy.
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