JPMorgan, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank & Bank of New York Mellon kept profiting from powerful & dangerous players even after US authorities fined these financial institutions for earlier failures to stem flows of dirty money.
#FInCENfiles identify more than $2 trillion in transactions between 1999 & 2017 that were flagged by bank’s-internal compliance officers as possible money laundering or other criminal activity — including $514 B at JPMorgan and $1.3 T at Deutsche Bank.
2018: Trump set to benefit as
Qatar’s mission to the United Nations signed a deal for the condominium at Trump World Tower on 17 January, Qatar now owns four units in the building, for which it paid $16.5m.
They also tried to dig up damaging information on Marie L. Yovanovitch, then the American ambassador to Ukraine. Mr. Trump eventually removed Ms. Yovanovitch from her post last year, a decision that was at the heart of his impeachment trial.
Records for “antifa.com” in the domain name database Whoisology.com show the site was registered in the Russian Federation from 2013 through last July. Starting last November, the site’s registration was moved to Panama,
Russian state media have highlighted tensions around the Floyd protests. In June, a Department of Homeland Security bulletin indicated the agency was aware of “covert proxies and social media accounts”
Trump admitted he knew weeks before the first confirmed US coronavirus death that the virus was dangerous, airborne, highly contagious and "more deadly than even your strenuous flus," and that he repeatedly played it down publicly. cnn.com/2020/09/09/pol…
AP found that not a single shipment of medical-grade N95 masks arrived at U.S. ports during the month of March. The federal government was not only disorganized; it was absent.
The first federal order was placed 3/21/20 for an end of April delivery.
2/7/20: This week the State Department has facilitated the transportation of nearly 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies to the Chinese people, including masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other vital materials.
Senate Intel report reveals Ivanka pushed the Trump campaign staff to promote hacked emails via WikiLeaks one week after the CIA confirmed the emails were hacked by RU military intel & was a key player in the TT Moscow development & Trump/Putin mtg plan. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8…
In late June 2017, the Commercial Bank of Dubai sought—and later received—permission to subpoena Ivanka Trump’s now-defunct fine jewelry line, claiming its diamonds were used in a massive scheme to hide roughly $100 million that was owed to the bank
Cambridge Analytica, founded by Bannon, harvested more than 80 million profiles of unsuspecting Americans on Facebook and allegedly used the data for targeted psychological messaging in political campaigns — including Trump’s in 2016 —
The others mentioned in the Bannon indictment are Timothy Shea, who in May was announced as the Acting Administrator of Drug Enforcement Administration, Brian Kolfage, a Iraq war veteran, and Andrew Badolato.
A media company linked to former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon and exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui raised more than $300 million this spring in a private offering now being investigated by federal and state authorities wsj.com/articles/fundr…
🔑Some have openly questioned Mr. Guo’s loyalty to the U.S. In 2018, a company affiliated with Guo hired Virginia-based research firm Strategic Vision to investigate individuals Guo said were tied to top CCP officials.
The Senate Intel Committee VOL V supporting some of the key findings made by former special counsel Robert Mueller.
Committee made DOJ referrals about some witnesses it says may have misled Congress; Manafort was ‘grave counterintelligence threat’ wsj.com/articles/senat…
“The lack of vetting of foreign interactions by Transition officials left the Transition open to influence and manipulation by foreign intelligence services, gov’t leaders, and co-opted business executives,” the report said.
A substantial portion of the report focuses on the connections of one-time Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort with Konstantin Kilimnik, whom the report describes as a Russian intel officer, & Russia-aligned oligarchs in Ukraine.
The suspect is alleged to have been part of the so-called “Troika Laundromat” - a money laundering network linked to the former Russian investment bank Troika Dialog, which maintained a network of offshore companies with accounts in Baltic banks. abcnews.go.com/International/…
The Troika Laundromat enabled the flow of US$ 4.6 billion into the system and directed the flow of $4.8 billion out. Among the counterparties on these transactions were major Western banks such as Citigroup Inc., Raiffeisen, and Deutsche Bank.
Russia as the most active source of interference. Evanina also said that a Ukrainian lawmaker who has been in contact with Rudolph W. Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, is part of a Russian disinformation effort. washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
Russia’s activities are reminiscent of its interference in 2016, when Russia trolls bankrolled by an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin used social media platforms to flame political divisions in the United States and spread false information.
U.S. Alleges Visa Fraud, Criminal Conspiracy at Saipan Casino
The indictment includes a conspiracy charge under the RICO Act, a powerful legal tool used in the past against Mafia families in New York as well as the Hells Angels motorcycle club. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
How does the Saipan Casino scandal relate to Team Trump?
📌Undisclosed cash flowed at Trump inaugural ball with ties to China, embattled Saipan casino
📌A key focus of the Liechtenstein investigation is Swiss banker Charles-Henry de Beaumont, who worked at the Geneva-based Compagnie Bancaire Helvetique SA at the same time Díaz oversaw the OPEC nation's finances. #DeBeaumont
Bolton says that the House in its impeachment inquiry should have investigated Trump not just for pressuring UKR to incriminate his domestic foes but for a variety of instances when he sought to intervene in law enforcement matters for political reasons. nytimes.com/2020/06/17/us/…
“Mr. Bolton describes several episodes where the president expressed willingness to halt criminal investigations “to, in effect, give personal favors to dictators he liked,” citing cases involving major firms in China and Turkey.”
@BErickson_BIO “These genomic comparisons suggest that the SARS-Cov-2 virus is the result of a recombination between two different viruses, one close to RaTG13 and the other closer to the pangolin virus. In other words, it is a chimera between two pre-existing viruses.
@thespybrief@wokyleeks “Ebright ... said scientists at the WIV were creating chimeric coronaviruses (new hybrid micro-organisms) & seeking funding to test their ability to infect human cells while using procedures that leave no sign of human manipulation.” dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8…
@thespybrief@wokyleeks 2008: Manipulation of the Coronavirus Genome Using Targeted RNA Recombination with Interspecies Chimeric Coronaviruses
House DEMs have discovered that the fired IG had mostly completed an investigation into SOS Pompeo’s widely criticized decision to skirt Congress with an emergency declaration to approve billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia last year. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/…
📌The Saudi arms deal
In the spring of 2019, the Trump administration pushed through a plan for more than $8 billion in weapons sales, almost entirely to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
📌Pompeo employed an emergency declaration that under the law supposedly allowed it to proceed without the statutorily required 30-day period during which Congress must be formally notified and has the option of voting to block the sale.