Showtime for #TrumpRussia. Bigly.
*Not alt-right approved.
a. Timeline Apr16—Nov16
b. 18 calls/emails/texts
c. 4 meetings
d. 2 Russians: Kislyak & Medvedchuk
Mueller #TrumpRussia crime focus:
b. Business dealings.
c. Collusion w/ DNC hack/Wikileaks.
If you guessed Kushner... 👍
Epshteyn/Flynn/Gorsky left WH.
Pence? If only.
Tick-tock until the docs drop.
Flynn in Mtg w/ Kislyak 👇
31Mar: Flynn seeks immunity.
6Apr: Kushner admits SF86 "flub."
Before Election, Reuters
After Election, WaPo
*Gorkov, VEB NYT
But he contacted Kislyak 3rd time via protégé Avi Berkowitz (Dec16).
But mtg w/ Gorkov? VEB bank brings Russian SVR Intel into US.
Congress uses findings to decide whether to impeach.
a No Executive Privilege (Nixon).
b Scrutiny of his private words on Comey firing.
They'd agreed to Mueller interviews.
It's always about Flynn.
FBI GenC—w/ties to NatSec/IC—never supported Comey telling Trump he's scot-free.
May have had IC info.
Rosenstein privately acknowledged need to recuse himself.
Kilimnik—subpoenaed by Eastern Dist VA—likely US Intel asset.
1 DNC/email hack.
2 Former clients in Ukraine.
3 Unpaid bills...
-Wikileaks State Dept hack
Mueller has a slam dunk.
US law struggles w/ cases merging criminal↔️counterintel.
Veselnitskaya represented Prevezon—Cyprus money laundering Co.
a Manafort replaces Lewadowski as campaign manager (Manafort➡️Veselnitskaya 9Jun).
b Carter Page asks to go to Russia.
New significance given Manafort-Kushner-Jr mtg w/ Veselnitskaya.
Don Jr. last messaged Emin in Jan17.
Also. Prevezon (Magnitsky) still active when mtg held Jun16.
No wonder Jr's new criminal def attorney is mum on ill-advised weekend stmt.
Why 3 unnamed WHITE HOUSE sources? Trump obstruction.
Like FBI/DOJ, Chaika works closely w/ Russia's FSB.
Putin could not rule w/o Chaika.
5 Samochornov (translator)
6 *Rinat Akhmetshin
Don Jr didn't disclose 6th person in room—Rinat Akhmetshin, former GRU (Russian military intelligence).
Russian lawyer brought documents—Unsure if delivered to Trump Jr.
She brought printed docs.
8 Ike Kaveladze
-Jun16 Don Jr
2 Calls—No Recollection
Claims he took Sergei Gorkov (VEB) mtg because banker close to Putin.
Akhmetshin—in mtg—remembers Docs.
23Mar—Coats & Rogers.
8Jul—Jr stmt on Trump Tower mtg.
3 is a trend.
Mueller knows Hope Hicks never took loyalty oath.
-3 lawyers who know fraud/corruption/foreign bribery.
-1 from Watergate.
Proceedings secret—can indict & subpoena witnesses/documents.
Leverage to flip.
No stranger to Ivanov either (Fmr #2 FSB).
De-fangs Contempt of Crt against witnesses who ignore subpoena.
Steele Dossier says Peskov ran Clinton Op.
Farming case back to Schneiderman signals Trump Obstruction.
a Manafort can't afford legal fees (flip).
b Trump Taxes exposed to Max. Legal. Jeopardy.
I'm thinking Intercepts.
But CNN says it's for Trump-Russia case, which began Jul 2016.
13 areas (3 known):
10May Lavrov/Kislyak/Trump mtg
13Feb Flynn firing
8Jul Trump's stmt for Jr TT stmt
Harder for Trump to call Mueller partisan now.
Boente—AG EDVA—resigned to day.
Unless msg that Trump isn't concerned w/ indictment is intended for Mueller's ears.
But Manafort AND Rick Gates points to financial malfeasance.
This is where he plays Manafort & Gates off each other.
Sergei Gorkov mtg (Kushner).
Trump Tower mtg (Kushner, Trump Jr)/Yuri Chaika.
RNC platform change.
Mar16, he attempted to set up Trump-Russia mtgs.
Light recommended sentence indicates he's Mueller's 1st known Cooperating Witness.
"Official" who forwarded Papadopoulos email, "Request from Russia to meet Mr Trump" (21May16) is Manafort.
RNC paid Bade LLC—through which Manafort/Gates are accused of repatriating hidden money—for work done w/ Trump campaign.
Same Clovis who brought in Carter Page?
"Company A"—Mercury LLC
"Company B"—Podesta Group
Good to re-up known Manafort Grand Jury subpoenas.