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Look for instances of Trump meeting w/ anyone from #Novartis at #Davos around 1/22/20 - where Trump was still downplaying the #Pandemic.

"The president took a dinner w/Novartis' CEO-to-be Vas Narasimhan, Bayer CEO Werner Baumann and other execs to "share our economic success story and to encourage them to continue to invest in America," Gary Cohn told reporters..."

5/9/18: " Novartis' statement, they're expressly trying to deflect any blame away from the new CEO (Narasimhan), that met with Trump in Davos:

Side note: recall Trump tweeting about Avenatti in March. He outed this.

Trump tweeted about Avenatti 3/25/20.

1/23/20, Davos: "Vas Narasimhan, chief executive officer at Novartis, discusses demand for gene therapy, the company’s new medicine portfolio and generic drug unit, and commitment to sustainability. He speaks w/ the World Economic Forum..."…
3/27/20: "Coronavirus: Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan on the timeline for coronavirus treatments"

1/21/20: Remarks by President Trump at a Dinner with Global CEOS | Davos, Switzerland


"DR. REINHARDT: Good evening, Mr. President. My name is Joerg Reinhardt. I’m the chairman of Novartis. We are active in more than 100 countries in the world, but our biggest footprint is in the U.S. We have around 15,000 people in the U.S. and a number of production plants."
NOVARTIS cont'd: "We made, just recently, a number of acquisitions. And we are probably one of the more innovative companies in the pharmaceutical field. And we are happy to say that gene therapy and cell therapy...were first approved in the US, and we are happy to continue..."
PRESIDENT TRUMP: A lot of great progress being made, I know that. Thank you very much.

DR. REINHARDT: Thank you.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Keep those prices down, please. (Laughter.)
Larry Kudlow, 1/22/20 downplaying the #Pandemic (recall that Kudlow was at CNBC - CNBC did the interview with the Novartis CEO, at Davos, above 😉) ⤵️⤵️⤵️
Kudlow: We contained this. Trump: take #Hydroxychloroquine ! 🙃 So what if it may stop your heart - what have you got to lose! 🤡
Reminder: Trump made money PERSONALLY off his Novartis connects in the past, via a purchase of Trump apartment in NYC. The attorney who facilitated the purchase, went on to work for Novartis.

More on the Trump condo purchase by the Congolese president's daughter.

(Novartis a big player there because of the use of their antimalarial drug(s).

Avenatti - love him or hate him - outed Trump's and Cohen's dealings with Novartis (scroll up in thread). Avenatti was arrested by IRS agents on 1/15/20 - a week before Trump sat down with the Novartis Chairman and other global execs at Davos:…

"Novartis admits is paid Cohen $1.2 Million, not $400K, as per Avenatti report. Full Statement"

We laugh at Rudy Giuliani because, well, he's ridiculous, yes, but...

Something more insidious is going on, TRUST:

5/9/18 "Giuliani said Wednesday that President Trump “was unaware” that AT&T, a Swiss drug company [ NOVARTIS] and a Russian oligarch’s firm paid Trump’s longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, for consulting work."…
5/16/18: "Top Novartis lawyer steps down over Michael Cohen payments

Novartis announced one of its top legal experts, who signed a $1.2m contract with Michael Cohen in 2/17, is resigning"…
The Special Counsel's Office Had Been Looking Into Payments To Michael Cohen's Company As Early As Last Year…
Novartis switched out "tainted" CEO (there 8 yrs), for the current CEO, w/ has access to Trump:

"Narasimhan was among other execs who had dinner w/ Trump when [he] attended Davos earlier [2018]....the dinner was "organized by the Swiss gov."…
The lawyer who facilitated the Trump condo in NY for the Congolese president's daughter - Marina Solo - she went to work for Switzerland.

From what a few of us untangled, it looks like the reason Avenatti knew about the payments to Cohen, were his dealings w/ Keith Davidson, and the BANK that funnelled the payments through.

Tom Barrack sits/sat on board of First Republic Bank (Cohen's BK).

Receipts for First Republic Bank and Tom Barrack:

Next steps: look for connects between Rudy Giuliani and Novartis, trips to Switzerland, etc.
Sidebar: Giuliani's Kazbay clients (money laundering involving Trump), are avoiding jail time in Switzerland.

Kinda interesting...

Giuliani, Kazbay (Dutch shell co Rudy set up for Trump to launder money), Trump, and the Khrapunovs…
The Khrapunovs - Giuliani's peeps - the Swiss gov dismissed the lawsuit against them in 11/19. (Why wasn't this more widely reported, this is huge.)

Swiss dismiss Kazakh money laundering case…
Last line:

Swiss Pres Ueli Maurer plans a trip to Kazakhstan to meet the president and to discuss relations/cooperation...Ahead of his visit, Maurer is due Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss econ affairs and Switzerland's role as an intermediary btwn RU and Georgia."
I’m irritated the Swiss lawsuit against the Khrapunovs was dismissed, @WendySiegelman knows why (they did the crimes, looted the City of Almaty, Rudy helped, Trump profited), we tracked this for yrs. Anyone who has Giuliani and Switzeland trips, connects to Novartis, drop em. ✌🏼
OK. I chilled. Two tweets and I’m out. To recap: Trump meeting with Novartis and other execs on 1/21/20, while in Davos. Got it? Now...
Sandoz is subsid of Novartis. Now look at Sandoz six days ago. Boop. I’m done. ✌🏼 ⤵️⤵️⤵️
3/19/20: Trump’s first mention of hydroxychloroquine at presser; touts slashing through red tape. ( h/t @arapaho415 )
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