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Oh, sweet Jesus!

If Democrats take the House back in November, their current ranking member of the Financial Services Committee becomes the chair of the committee, and has the power to subpoena Trump’s bank records.

That member is Maxine Waters. Vote.

https://twitter.com/MrFilmkritik/status/1013222576972288001

Why did UK Russian Ambassador discuss Sen Jeff Sessions role in cabinet w/ Arron Banks (Brexit)?

The ambassador, Alexander Udod is a "suspected Russian intelligence officer."

As things unfold Brexit is showing many of the same parallels as the election here in the US.

About Jeff Sessions:

Russians Offered Business Deals to Brexit’s Biggest Backer

... snip

In August, Mr. Banks had lunch with the Russian ambassador and discussed the Trump campaign. At their lunch after Mr. Trump’s victory in November, the two men discussed what role Jeff Sessions, then a senator, might play in the cabinet, according to people who have reviewed the records of his emails.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/29/world/europe/russia-britain-brexit-arron-banks.html

Trump's "most trusted" private banker at @DeutscheBank for 12 years was... Justice Kennedy's son

Well, here's an unnerving factoid: Trump's "most trusted" private banker at @DeutscheBank for 12 years was... Justice Kennedy's son!

https://twitter.com/stevesilberman/status/1012398829906169858



New: Russian Oligarch $$ funneled through Manafort owner shell company used to buy a Trump property

What's the word for this again? Oh, yeah! Money laundering...

Well, well, well Russian Oligarch money funneled through a Manafort owner shell company used to buy a Trump property....

https://twitter.com/lauferlaw/status/1012456837520740353


Newly-released court papers in the Manafort case show that he got a $10 million loan from Russian oligarch Deripaska to one of his shell companies: "John Hannah LLC" That company is the shell company through which he bought his Trump Tower apartment, #43-G for all cash

https://twitter.com/AndreaWNYC/status/1012431140987301894


https://twitter.com/AndreaWNYC/status/1012431195941023745

Here's the original story @ilyamarritz and I did in March 2017 in which we puzzle over the name "John Hannah" Turns out its formed from Manafort's middle name and then-business partner Rick Davis's middle name "John" and "Hannah"
https://twitter.com/AndreaWNYC/status/1012431831432597505

Understanding that name "John Hannah," and the way it linked Manafort and Davis, who the AP had just reported, had a contract with Deripaska, was a major clue that Manafort's New York real estate deals were worth looking into.






NEW: Special counsel eyeing Russians granted unusual access to Trump inauguration parties - ABC News

NEW: Special counsel eyeing Russians granted unusual access to Trump inauguration parties - ABC News

https://twitter.com/ABCInvestigates/status/1012361593122951175


Special counsel eyeing Russians granted unusual access to Trump inauguration parties

Several billionaires with deep ties to Russia attended exclusive, invitation-only receptions during Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities, guest lists obtained by ABC News show.

These powerful businessmen, who amassed their fortunes following the collapse of the Soviet Union -- including one who has since been since been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department -- were ushered into events typically reserved for top donors and close political allies and were given unprecedented access to Trump’s inner circle.

Their presence has attracted the interest of federal investigators probing Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Matthew Olsen, a former senior national security official who now serves as an ABC News consultant, said their presence at inaugural events is “very concerning.”

More: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/special-counsel-eyeing-russians-granted-unusual-access-trump/story?id=56232847



MORE: Several billionaires with deep ties to Russia attended exclusive, invitation-only receptions during Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities, guest lists obtained by ABC News show.

https://twitter.com/ABCInvestigates/status/1012361863953375233

Rosenstein skillfully SMACKS DOWN Rep. Jim Jordan

Rod Rosenstein skillfully SMACKS DOWN Rep. Jim Jordan in a cinematic way… “There’s no way to subpoena phone calls.” Must watch:

https://twitter.com/CNNJason/status/1012358376284512257


Fuck these Republican traitors for selling our Democracy.

Wait a minute! Justice Kennedy, Thiel, the Kushners, 666 5th Ave, & Deutsche Bank?

Wait, Justice Kennedy's kids were "backchannels" to...Donald Trump and Peter Thiel?

https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1012099142267625472

This seems really quite awkward.



(Again, the FBI arrested a state Supreme Court justice last week. Your position will not protect you if your conduct crosses a line.)

Justin Kennedy is doing some very interesting financing in interesting places, apparently with Peter Thiel.
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1012101223376478208

OH WAIT, KENNEDY IS TIED TO THE KUSHNERS AND REAL ESTATE? HE DID REAL ESTATE FINANCE, TOO? LNR PROPERTY https://relationshipscience.com/person/justin-kennedy-4667743

OH, HE BAILED OUT THE ACTUAL 666 FIFTH AVE? 🤣🖕
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1012101752026533888

HOLD THE PHONE, Justin Kennedy ran Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities for Deutsche Bank? And now his new real estate finance venture is in Miami? And he's ex-Goldman? https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/capital-markets/former-deutsche-bank-head-of-real-estate-teams-up-with-finance-vets-to-launch-reit-87123 … (h/t @brengoode)
https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1012108025845477376

Guys. Um. I'm beginning to think that maybe Kennedy wasn't alone in his decision to retire. But that's me. 🤣😎 </>


NEW -- Erik Prince oversaw projects w/Russian arms dealer & partner Dmitriy Streshinskiy in Azerbaija

NEW — Erik Prince oversaw projects w/Russian arms dealer & partner Dmitriy Streshinskiy in Azerbaijan & separately w/ Russia’s Rostec energy firm in Africa, which he did not disclose in House intel cmte testimony, business associates say
https://twitter.com/meekwire/status/1011268517591740416


Special counsel obtains Trump ally Erik Prince's phones, computer

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is digging deeper into Trump ally and Blackwater founder Erik Prince, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the matter.

Prince, America’s most famous private military contractor, acknowledged last week that he “cooperated” with Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after falling under scrutiny amid questions about an alleged effort to establish a backchannel between the Trump administration and the Kremlin, something Prince has vehemently denied.

ABC News has since learned that Mueller is also reviewing Prince’s communications. In response to questions from ABC News, a spokesperson for Prince released a statement noting that Prince has provided Mueller with “total access to his phone and computer.”

“As Mr. Prince told the Daily Beast he has spoken voluntarily with Congress and also cooperated completely with the Special Counsel’s investigation, including by providing them total access to his phones and computer,” the spokesperson said. “Mr. Prince has a lot of opinions about the various investigations, but there is no question that they are important and serious, and so Mr. Prince will keep his opinions to himself for now and to let the investigators do their work. All we will add is that much of the reporting and speculation about Mr. Prince in the media is inaccurate, and we are confident that when the investigators have finished their work, we will be able to put these distractions to the side.”

More: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/special-counsel-obtains-trump-ally-erik-princes-phones/story?id=56143477

Special counsel obtains Trump ally Erik Prince's phones, computer

Source: ABC News

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is digging deeper into Trump ally and Blackwater founder Erik Prince, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the matter.

Prince, America’s most famous private military contractor, acknowledged last week that he “cooperated” with Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after falling under scrutiny amid questions about an alleged effort to establish a backchannel between the Trump administration and the Kremlin, something Prince has vehemently denied.

ABC News has since learned that Mueller is also reviewing Prince’s communications. In response to questions from ABC News, a spokesperson for Prince released a statement noting that Prince has provided Mueller with “total access to his phone and computer.”

“As Mr. Prince told the Daily Beast he has spoken voluntarily with Congress and also cooperated completely with the Special Counsel’s investigation, including by providing them total access to his phones and computer,” the spokesperson said. “Mr. Prince has a lot of opinions about the various investigations, but there is no question that they are important and serious, and so Mr. Prince will keep his opinions to himself for now and to let the investigators do their work. All we will add is that much of the reporting and speculation about Mr. Prince in the media is inaccurate, and we are confident that when the investigators have finished their work, we will be able to put these distractions to the side.”

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/special-counsel-obtains-trump-ally-erik-princes-phones/story?id=56143477

Get ready for the storm.

SEN. MARK WARNER (D-Va.) hosted a dinner Friday night for more than 100 guests at his house on Martha’s Vineyard as part of the DSCC’S annual Majority Trust retreat. OVERHEARD: Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, joking to the crowd: “If you get me one more glass of wine, I’ll tell you stuff only Bob Mueller and I know. If you think you’ve seen wild stuff so far, buckle up. It’s going to be a wild couple of months.”

Link: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2018/06/24/overheard-at-the-dscc-retreat-on-marthas-vineyard-281247


It sounds like we should all buckle up, but I think I'm ready for the storm.
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