New: Yulya Alferova has responded to my article. She says, "It really bothers Americans that I published [Trump's announcement of his candidacy] long before his official announcement to become president." (h/t @__alt__thought for translation/context) facebook.com/AlferovaYulyia…
Alferova is an associate of the Agalarovs and was asked to help organize the 2013 Miss Universe event. In 2015, months before Trump announced his candidacy, she tweeted "@realDonaldTrump is going to run for the Presidency United States!"
1- This chart took me and @Erinlank weeks to put together. I will explain all of the connections in the following series of tweets.
2- Starting at the top middle. Alcogal “advised the Trump Organization in connection with all matters associated with the acquisition of a casino and the operation of a hotel in Panama”. Their registered address in Cyprus is the law firm of Christodoulos Vassiliades.
On page 263 of the Fusion GPS transcript, Glenn Simpson references a note that Paul Manafort made on his phone during the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, "Value in Cyprus as inter." This note is significant. Simpson said he doesn't know what it means. I have a theory.
1- First of all, my main question is why was Cyprus even mentioned in this meeting? The official story from the Trump campaign is that the meeting was so boring that Paul Manafort fell asleep. If so, why was he taking notes about a country with a population half that of Kansas?
2- The first theory that I've seen is that "inter" stands for intermediary. This could definitely be the case, but it leads to another question: Value for what?
This is the Cyprus lawyer who owns at least 60% of Trump's Moscow developer. His name is Christodoulos Vassiliades. I’ve connected him to multiple money laundering schemes all around the world, from Ukraine to Romania.
1- After obtaining government documents, I was able to prove that Vassiliades is the sole shareholder of the company Ionics Nominees Limited.
2- Here is Ionics allegedly being used by a Romanian businessman to launder money that was supposed to go to a development project: sursazilei.ro/firma-suspecta…
BREAKING: I've received a document that lists Putin-linked Russian oligarch Len Blavatnik as a VIP at the 2016 Republican National Convention. The Special Counsel is probing Blavatnik's donations to GOP candidates & Trump inauguration. abcnews.go.com/Politics/inves…
2- He is a co-owner of the Russian aluminum company RUSAL with Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg. Deripaska was in business with Manafort and Vekselberg worked with Wilbur Ross at the Bank of Cyprus.
Update to this story: The lawyer that owns 60% of Trump's Moscow developer represented Paul Manafort's Ukrainian business partners Dmytro Firtash and Manafort's Ukrainian boss Serhiy Lyovochkin in a $2.5 billion media deal.
While it remains to be seen if loan is nefarious in nature, it's worth noting that large loans are the method that Putin used to reward Marine Le Pen for her recognition of the Russian annexation of Crimea.
1- Hacked text messages were released by Anonymous International that showed continual discussion between Konstantin Rykov and Putin adviser Timur Prokopenko — the head of the Russian domestic affairs department. businessinsider.com/leaked-message…
2- The two men discussed a quid-pro-quo between Le Pen and the Kremlin. Le Pen was to recognize the Russian annexation of Crimea as legitimate in exchange for Russian money in the form of large loans.
1- The Chairman of the development company, IC Expert, that was set to build Trump Tower Moscow was misleading when he stated on the Letter of Intent that he owned 100% of the company. He does not. Hope you’ll read and share this thread.
2- Colinsen Trading Limited, a Cyprus based LLC that owns 60% of IC Expert is owned, through a series of shell companies called Ionics, by Christodoulos Vassiliades — a high-profile Cyprus lawyer with links to the governments of Cyprus and Russia, and to the Bank of Cyprus.
The former CEO of the developer that was set to build Trump Tower Moscow, Stalbek Mishakov, is on the board of Nornickel. In 2003, Ike Kaveladze was offered a position on the Board. In 2016, he attended the now infamous Trump Tower meeting.
1-As part of its $341m purchase of the American firm Stillwater Mining, Nornickel nominated Kaveladze to be one of its five handpicked directors on Stillwater’s new board.
2- Donald Trump himself met Ike Kaveladze at a private dinner in 2013 with the Agalarovs. Michael Cohen was also present at this Las Vegas dinner.