Barrack–Saudis/UAE; Lauder–Alfa Bank; Kushner-Abramovich
Lawyer Thomas J. Barrack Jr. first met Donald J. Trump in the 1980s.
According to Roger Stone:
Quote:Barrack is to Trump as Bebe Rebozo was to Nixon, which is the best friend.
Barrack once invited the Bedouin executive of Aramco to stay with him in Newport Beach, Calif., when he was in California for medical treatment, and in turn Barrack made a nice profit for selling 375 Blue Bird school buses to Aramco.
In the 1970s, Barrack became friends with Paul Manafort when they were working for Saudi interests in Beirut. It was Barrack, who recommended Manafort for the job of campaign manager in early 2016.
After Barrack was chosen as chairman of President Donald’s inaugural committee, he first hired Manafort’s deputy Rick Gates to help run the inauguration and then as a consultant.
In 2010, Barrack led a group of lenders to take over $70 million of the debt owed by Jared Kushner, to keep him out of bankruptcy.
Barrack also arranged the meeting between the Lebanese-American George Nader, gay paedophile and top adviser to the crown prince of the UAE, with Donald Trump Jr. on 3 August 2016.
At this occasion, Nader offered the assistance of the rulers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to get Donald Trump crowned US president.
Barrack had once made drilling deals with Ambassador Otaiba's father Mana Saeed Al Otaiba (Emirati oil minister at the time).
In 2009, UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef al-Otaiba worked with Barrack to sell the L’Ermitage Raffles hotel in Beverly Hills to a joint venture half owned by an Abu Dhabi investment fund for $41 million. In 2012, Ambassador Otaiba invested $1 million in Barrack’s fund to buy homes on the cheap after the real estate crash.
In May 2016, Tom Barrack also introduced Jared Kushner to UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef al-Otaiba.
Barrack and Ambassador Otaiba also worked to arrange a secret meeting between Trump’s campaign manager Manafort and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia in June 2016.
Ambassador Otaiba later wrote Barrack:
Quote:Thanks to you, I’m in consistent contact with Jared and that has been extremely helpful, for both sides I think.
Barrack’s Colony NorthStar has raised more than $7 billion in investments since Donald Trump was nominated for president by the Republican Party. Almost 24% of that money came from the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
In 2017, Barrack looked for investors to finance his $400 million purchase of the office tower One California Plaza in Los Angeles. Barrack sold a $70 million stake to an Israeli insurance company and another $70 million to a state investment company controlled by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi (the United Arab Emirates).
Before Donald was elected president, Barrack’s most prominent gulf customers were the Qataris, who amongst others bought the film studio Miramax and a Paris soccer team from him.
In September 2016, Barrack also set up a meeting between Donald Trump and the emir of Qatar in Trump Tower, but apparently this didn’t work out too well: http://web.archive.org/web/2019111221302...saudi.html
For more on UAE Ambassador Otaiba: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewtop...4362#p4362
In 2006, Ron Lauder’s Lauder Institute partnered with the Russian Alfa Bank to award Deutsche bank for their successful business in Russia: http://web.archive.org/web/2017062121431...006/06/20/
In November 2014, Alfa’s German Khan and Mikhail Fridman visited London and spent Shabbat with Lauder and other representatives of the British Jewish community: https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/russi...on-1.61095
Ron Lauder and Len Blavatnik were also Committee members of the USC Shoah’s campaign “Auschwitz: The Past is Present”, with Kushner-Trump-Clinton affiliated: Yuri Milner, Haim Saban, Steven Spielberg, Barry Diller (and his wife Diane Von Furstenberg), David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Eric Schmidt, Harvey Weinstein, Rob Wiesenthal and Jeff Zucker: https://sfi.usc.edu/pressroom/releases/a...ee-members
Lauder has also worked on Jewish causes alongside with national director of the Anti-Defamation League Jonathan Greenblatt and Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/241425
In early 2014, Ivanka and Jared Kushner attended a charity event with Roman Abramovich that also included Alexey Reznikovich (head of Alfa’s LetterOne Technology) and other Russian oligarchs, including Viktor Vekselberg, Len Blavatnik and Ekaterina Vinokurova (daughter of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov) with her husband Alexander Vinokurov (who is a director of Alfa Group).
Kushner and Abramovich are close friends. In 2010, Thrive Capital, the venture firm founded by Joshua Kushner (Jared’s younger brother), that was funded by Jared, invested in Artsy. Investors in Artsy included Wendi Deng (Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife) and Dasha Zhukova (Roman Abramovich’s wife): https://thesternfacts.com/jared-kushner-...1dfecc0a2d
Nader, Erik Prince, Broidy, FDD, Otaiba, UAE
The Board of Directors of the Ron Lauder, Elliott Broidy affiliated Secure America Now (SAN) that worked on the 2016 Trump campaign, included John Bolton and Mike Huckabee.
Dick Morris, who has worked for Bill Clinton, advised Huckabee on his campaigns in 1993, 1994, and 1998. Mike Huckabee’s daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was President Donald's White House Press Secretary for 2 years.
In January 2018, Huckabee praised Doha, Qatar as "surprisingly beautiful, modern, and hospitable
". Mike Huckabee forgot to mention that Qatar had paid him $50,000 as an "honorarium".
Nader was an adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi (MBZ, of the UAE) for years.
See the gay paedophile George Nader pictured with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
George Nader has also worked as a business agent in Iraq for the private military contractor Blackwater, owned by Erik Prince (the brother of Donald’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos).
Since Erik Prince arranged the meeting between Joel Zamel, Nader and Trump’s team on 3 August 2016, George Nader frequently met Jared Kushner, Mike Flynn and Steve Bannon.
Nader and Prince were also discussing a plan to get $2 billion from the Saudis for a private army to fight against Yemen.
After Trump was elected president, Nader paid Zamel a large sum of money, $2 million.
After Donald’s inauguration, Zamel and Nader met Kushner and Bannon at the White House, supposedly promoting a plan to sabotage Iran. Nader advocated this project to American, Emirati and Saudi officials, estimated at a cost of about $300 million.
Zamel has also worked for the Emirati royal court as a consultant.
In December 2016, Nader again hired an internet company linked to Zamel — WhiteKnight, based in the Philippines.
According to insiders, Nader visited Moscow at least twice during the presidential campaign as an emissary from Crown Prince MBZ.
Joel Zamel also has ties to Russia. One of his firms has worked for Russian oligarchs like Oleg V. Deripaska and Dmitry Rybolovlev: http://web.archive.org/web/2020020321273...zamel.html
The following AP story on Nader and Broidy is obviously an attempt to whitewash Tom Barrack (who raised more than $7 billion since Donald became the Republican nominee for president) and United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba, but it certainly looks like a genuine “bombshell”...
From 2006 to 2008, Elliott Broidy was finance chairman of the Republican National Committee.
In 2009, Broidy pleaded guilty, of looting $18 million from a New York state pension fund, after bribing state officials with almost $1 million. In 2012, Broidy’s conviction was degraded to a misdemeanour after he agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and pay back the $18 million to the state.
Broidy supposedly had an affair with Playboy Playmate Shera Bechard, who got pregnant and later had an abortion and paid her $1.6 million to keep quiet, arranged by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
Then Broidy himself spoke about the affair! It has been rumoured that it was really Donald Trump that had an affair with Shera Bechard...
Broidy and met for the first time at Trump’s inauguration and within weeks were working for the UAE and Saudi Arabia to orchestrate a campaign against Qatar, so they would be rewarded with millions of dollars in defence deals from the 2 wealthy gulf states.
Broidy and Nader “forgot” to register even though those countries were listed as “clients” for the lobbying campaign of Broidy’s Circinus LLC.
After Broidy claimed credit for pushing their agenda in the Trump White House, he collected the first $36 million for an intelligence contract with the UAE.
On 7 February 2017, Broidy wrote to a staffer of the House Foreign Affairs Committee about a bill aimed at sanctioning Qatar.
In a March 2017 document, Broidy and Nader proposed a budget of more than $12 million to “expose and penalize” Qatar and to get the US to “aid in coercive action against Iran”.
Elliott Broidy has boasted of his influence over Trump’s Cabinet, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (of Skull & Bones) in particular.
Broidy wrote to Nader about pushing for pushing for sanctions against Qatar:
Quote:Mnuchin is a close friend of mine (my wife and I are attending Sec. Mnuchin’s wedding in Washington D.C. on June 24th) and I can help in educating Sec. Mnuchin on the importance of the Treasury Department putting many Qatari individuals and organizations on the applicable sanctions lists.
Broidy also bragged that he made the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ed Royce, back an anti-Qatar bill and had “caused” Royce to praise Saudi general Ahmed Hassan Mohammad Assiri, which was memorialised in the Congressional Record.
After Broidy donated $189,000 to the RNC on 30 November, George Nader was allowed to be photographed backstage with president Donald.
Broidy wrote Nader that the Sheldon Adelson financed Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), could stage an anti-Qatar conference and that 200 anti-Qatar articles could be published through the FDD and other “think tanks”.
On 21 April 2017, Broidy sent Nader the draft of an Op-Ed; three days later, “The Two Faces of Qatar, a Dubious Mideast Ally” was published in Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal, co-written by retired Air Force Gen. Charles Wald, who called for moving US military assets from the al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar to the United Arab Emirates.
Leaked emails show that Charles Wald was a member of Broidy’s Circinus team that was pitching contracts in Saudi Arabia.
In June 2017, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and regional allies launched a travel and trade embargo against Qatar.
One day after the beginning of the blockade, Trump sent a series of tweets in support of the blockade against Qatar by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Saudi Arabia has since distanced itself from Nader and Broidy.
Days after Broidy met president Donald, the UAE awarded Broidy an intelligence contract worth up to $600 million in 5 years: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/...cted2.html
On 26 May 2018, Elliott Broidy sued Ahmed Al-Rumaihi, accusing him of leaking his emails (that made the previous expose by AP possible) to damage his reputation over his wheeling and dealing with the UAE (and the Saudis) and the Trump White House.
In another one of those strange coincidences, legendary gangsta rapper Ice Cube also sued Al-Rumaihi over not keeping up their deal on financing a pro-basketball league. Ice Cube’s business partner Jeff Kwatinetz, is also a friend of Steve Bannon: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/201...ling-says/
On 3 June 2017, emails from United Arab Emirates ( UAE) envoy Yousef al-Otaiba were released by GlobalLeaks. Otaiba has “almost constant phone and email contact
” with President Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner. The two first met this June at the behest of Thomas Barrack, another billionaire and backer of Trump.
In 2000, Otaiba became the director of international affairs for Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (MBZ), the crown prince of Abu Dhabi.
Otaiba also emailed with Robert Gates, former defence secretary for Barack Obama. Gates is also associated with Mohammed bin Zayed.
Yousef al-Otaiba has repeatedly discussed the strategy towards Iran with the CEO of the FDD, Mark Dubowitz.
Part of the leaked mails, is the agenda for an 11-14 June 2017 meeting between the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and UAE government officials. As attendees for the FDD are listed: Mark Dubowitz, John Hannah, and Jonathan Schanzer. UAE officials also requested the attendance of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. The agenda includes a discussion on Qatar, and in particular"Al Jazeera as an instrument of regional instability
See the following excerpts from the document, the first image is a mail announcing a discussion on Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood on 23 May 2017.
The second and third are about the “assessment of Qatar’s troubling regional role
” on 11-15 June 2017.
The FDD is financed by none other than Sheldon Adelson: https://theintercept.com/2017/06/03/hack...inst-iran/
See Mohammed bin Zayed (centre) with Republican senators Bob Corker, Mitch McConnell (husband of Trump’s Transport Secretary Elaine Chao), John McCain, and Democratic senators Ben Cardin and Jack Reed.
Then on 14 June 2017, the president of the FDD, Clifford D. May, published the following...
FDD Senior Fellow David Weinberg, had this to say about the leaked mails:
Quote:The emails were cherry-picked and given to tendentious media outlets in an attempt to embarrass the ambassador and critics of Qatar.
May claims that Qatar:
Quote:extends its hospitality to the Taliban, provides refuge to Hamas leaders, takes a tolerant attitude toward al Qaeda financiers, enjoys cordial relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, supports the Muslim Brotherhood and, via al Jazeera, its media outlet, spreads Islamist propaganda.
In April, according to sources cited by the Financial Times, Qatar paid as much as $1 billion to Iran and al Qaeda, ostensibly to secure the release of members of the royal family and their companions who were kidnapped while hunting in Iraq. In May, the Saudi press reported that Qatar’s foreign minister met with Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top terrorist master.
May refers to the 23 May conference, which was attended by 1) Robert Gates, who served as Secretary of Defense and Director of Central Intelligence; 2) Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; and 3) Jake Sullivan, former national security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden: http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit...ultimatum/
If lying is a good reason for impeachment, all US presidents should have been impeached...
Last November, when the impeachment charade was still making headlines, President Donald explicitly denied sending his attorney Rudy Giuliani to "do anything" in Ukraine. Trump said, "No, I didn't direct him".
Now that President Donald has been acquitted of the impeachment, on Thursday Trump openly admitted that he sent Giuliani to the Ukraine to find damaging information on his opponents, in an interview with Geraldo Rivera.
Quote:So when you tell me, why did I use Rudy, and one of the things about Rudy, number one, he was the best prosecutor, you know, one of the best prosecutors, and the best mayor.
Donald has fired several US officials who testified against him in the impeachment charade, and he demanded that the Department of Justice won’t ask for 9 years in prison for his long-time adviser Roger Stone for lying to Congress: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/13/polit...index.html
Border wall billions for Trump?
I always thought that Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a border wall to protect the USA from all of those Latino Muslims was a complete charade.
Experts estimated that a border wall along 1,300 miles (2,100 km) would cost as much as $20 million per mile ($12.5 million/km), with a total cost of $45 billion, with the cost of private land acquisitions and fence maintenance making it even more expensive.
Maintenance of the wall could cost up to $750 million a year (not paid for by Mexico of course): http://archive.is/91bgj
I was surprised that President Donald actually abused his powers with the partial government shutdown for 35 days followed by declaring a “national emergency” about a year ago to get the wall funded.
Even though this violates the US Constitution for some reason this hasn’t been made into a valid reason for impeachment of president Trump: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-s...SKCN1Q420N
Donald’s beautiful “impenetrable” border wall has already cost the US taxpayer $11 billion.
It can be knocked over with a brisk wind, cut through with a cheap saw and climbed over with a basic ladder: https://americasvoice.org/press_releases...ry-summer/
On 14 February 2020, Donald extended his US-Mexico border “national emergency” for another year.
I was also surprised that the billions of dollars in funds are diverted from the Department of Defense to fund border wall construction: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/14...all-115339
Now with the accounting practices of the Department of Defense being nothing but a sick joke it suddenly makes sense. This gives Trump and his cronies ample opportunity to launder the money and transfer it to offshore accounts: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread....Gone/page2
This could also explain that Trump associates Jeffrey Epstein, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen and Roger Stone were locked up, as with these crooks out of the way Donald can take a bigger slice of the billions.
This could possibly also explain the huge amount of dismissed officials from Trump’s team: http://archive.is/bKeHV
In February 2019, the following list of companies to profit from Trump’s border wall was published.
SLSCO, founded by brothers Todd, Billy and Johnny Sullivan, scored $310 million in contracts for border-security.
Montana-based Barnard Construction Co., founded by Tim Barnard, won a $172 million contract to build 32 miles of wall in Arizona.
Companies focused on high-tech border security that could benefit include.
Israel’s Elbit Systems (of America?);
Israel-based Magal Security Systems: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/here-a...2019-02-22
According to the following, the buddy of Ivanka and Jared Kushner, British-based “Russian” oligarch Roman Abramovich, will profit from the US-Mexico border wall.
Abramovich through Russia's second-largest steel company Evraz controls 3 American steel companies (in Pueblo Colorado, in Portland Oregon and in Chicago): http://archive.is/78Hcl
Canadian steel billionaire Barry Zekelman has lobbied Trump for steel tariffs and his Wheatland Tube contributed $1.75 million to a pro-Trump super PAC. Atlas Tube is the Chicago-based division of Zekelman Industries supplies a huge amount of steel for the border wall in Arizona, where Trump intervened to help a bidder that was originally rejected.
Foreigners aren’t allowed to directly influence US policy, but hey, this is the land of the free!
On 30 April 2018, Barry Zekelman met Donald and Don Jr Trump to talk about steel tariffs in the presence of none other than Lev Parnas. After the 25% import tariff on steel, sales at Zekelman’s U.S. plants surged.
An $891 million contract for 43 miles of wall on the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge was awarded to Southwest Valley Constructors, the New Mexico-based affiliate of Kiewit Corporation.
The rest of the wall on Cabeza Prieta will be built by Fisher Sand and Gravel, whose owner Tommy Fisher, led a “whirlwind media campaign” and paid lobbyists more than $100,000 to get wall contracts. This included the efforts of Senator Kevin Cramer.
Reportedly Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner personally urged the head of the Army Corps to award a $268 million contract to Fisher, even after his bid was rejected. The value of the contract could rise to nearly $400 million: http://archive.is/Pbt1J
02-20-2020, 05:31 PM
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Trump pardons Milken, Kerik – 9/11
On 18 February, President Donald Trump pardoned: Michael Milken, Bernard Kerik, Edward DeBartolo Jr., Ariel Friedler, Paul Pogue, David Safavian, Angela Stanton, Rod Blagojevich, Tynice Nichole Hall, Crystal Munoz and Judith Negron.
I don’t know what’s “normal” in these pardons, but I find it strange that not only the criminals granted pardon are named, but also “sponsors” that include many of the crooks I’ve posted about before. I’ve looked at an official pardon by the previous US President Barack Obama that doesn’t include a list of “sponsors” for pardons.
This looks like a scheme to bury information that otherwise could’ve been found through our wonderful internet search engines.
Here are some of the crooks I’ve posted about before that supported pardons:
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao,
Representative Kevin McCarthy,
Former Attorney General Eric Holder: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-sta...lemency-2/
That’s besides that I’ve previously posted on the crimes of junk bond king Michael Milken: https://forums.richieallen.co.uk/showthr...94#pid6694
Here’s more interesting information on Bernard Kerik: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewtop...799#p15799
Abramovich-steel, Barrack, Broidy, Hudson
On 24 January 2017, one of President Donald Trump’s first actions in office was to sign an executive order to approve the Keystone XL (owned by TransCanada).
40 percent of the steel for the Keystone XL pipeline, by 2015 550 miles of steel pipe was manufactured in Canada by a subsidiary of Evraz; for 31% owned by Russian Lubavitcher Roman Abramovich, who’s close to both Putin and Trump.
Evraz owns 3 steel mills in the US, but the pipes for Keystone XL project were produced in its Regina mill in Saskatchewan, Canada: https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/02/13/ab...e-xl-steel
Roman Abramovich’s Evraz Group SA also produces 75% of the pipes for the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline in Canada. Most of it is also produced in Evraz’s Regina mill.
Abramovich once gave a $25-million yacht to his long-time ally Vladimir Putin: https://theenergymix.com/2018/05/18/excl...line-deal/
It remains difficult to figure out what’s going on behind the scenes with all of these contradictory stories.
After the start of the blockade against Qatar, Tom Barrack contacted then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, to help contain the “fallout”.
From November 2017 to January 2018, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) detained Saudi Prince Al-Waleed, Barrack’s former business partner, in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton. 9/11, Alwaleed gave $10 million to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (who returned his check?!?).
Multibillionaire Alwaleed bought Trump’s yacht (who in turn had bought it from arms merchant Adnan Khashoggi) when Donald had cash flow problems in the late 1980s.
The UAE bought a $70 million stake in a Los Angeles office tower partly owned by Barrack’s Colony Capital.
Colony sold a stake in France’s Accor SA to a Saudi wealth fund.
In April 2018, Barrack helped arrange a meeting between Trump and Qatar’s new emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who had bought the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club from Barrack in 2012.
In May 2018, Barrack flew to Doha to meet Emir Tamim.
Barrack once suggested to an investor to donate to the Rebuilding America Now super PAC, headed by Paul Manafort’s family friend, Laurance Gay, who hired Manafort deputy Rick Gates.
Rebuilding America Now got some controversial publicity for continuing to pay $35,000 monthly long after the election: http://archive.is/aZBFS
Thomas Barrack was also a business partner of Ghislaine Maxwell’s close associate Richard Branson when they bought the British cinema interests of MGM in 1995, creating Virgin Cinemas.
In 1998, Barrack with Blackstone bought London’s Savoy Hotel.
In February 2019, Barrack made a controversial statement for which he later apologised, when he praised Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and said “The atrocities in America are equal or worse to the atrocities in Saudi Arabia
Beny Steinmetz’s business partner Elliott Broidy (Steve Mnuchin’s friend) also sat on the board of the influential Republican Jewish Coalition, a group funded by Trump’s largest donor Sheldon Adelson that is close to Benjamin Netanyahu. Broidy had to step down from both this board and as deputy finance chair at the Republican National Committee after he claimed that he’d gotten Playboy bunny Shera Bechard pregnant, and had Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen pay her $1.6 million to keep quiet.
The United Arab Emirates paid Broidy $2.5 million to lobby for the Qatar blockade through a Canadian company.
Broidy approached the Adelson funded think tank Foundation for the Defense of Democracies to host the conference on Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, paid for by Broidy. Broidy also financed a second similar conference in October 2017 by another think tank, the Hudson Institute. Hudson once launched Nina Rosenwald’s Gatestone Institute: https://mondoweiss.net/2018/05/republica...n-emerges/
Since 2005, Kenneth R. Weinstein is Hudson’s president. He has previously worked at the Heritage Foundation, the New Citizenship Project, the Israel-based Shalem Center (home to the Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies), Claremont McKenna College, and Georgetown University.
In July 2013, President Obama nominated Kenneth R. Weinstein for the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
In September 2018, he was appointed to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations by President Trump.
In December 2019, it was reported that President Donald selected Weinstein as US Ambassador to Japan: http://bbgwatch.com/bbgwatch/obama-nomin...governors/
Nader, Khawaja, UAE
Firestarter Wrote:The following AP story on Nader and Broidy is obviously an attempt to whitewash Tom Barrack (who raised more than $7 billion since Donald became the Republican nominee for president) and United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba, but it certainly looks like a genuine “bombshell”...
Interesting stories on Nader keep coming, probably to divert attention...
Ahmad "Andy" Khawaja is hiding in Beirut from prosecution in the US.
Khawaja claims the Saudis and the Emiratis illegally paid hundreds of millions of dollars to the Trump campaign in 2016. To keep it secret, they disguised the money as small donations (less than $200) from Americans that don’t have to be reported to the Federal Election Commission.
The Saudis and Emiratis made thousands of these small donations using the latest payment processing technology. Khawaja sold this know-how to UAE middleman, George Nader.
George Nader told Khawaja during Donald’s Inauguration that they had put “a few hundred million” into the Trump campaign. Khawaja claims that the payments are continuing to this day.
Khawaja claims that the UAE has spent “$25 to $30 million” on a lobbying effort against him that reaches into the DoJ. The White House is working with/for the UAE.
In 2016, only 22% of Hillary Clinton’s campaign money came from small donors, while 69% of all the money the Trump campaign raised came from individuals giving less than $200 each. In one quarter last year, 99% of Trump’s contributors were small donors.
Is Donald really that loved?!?
Nader paid Khawaja almost $5 million of the $10 million agreed for the technology to make the thousands of small donations.
In December 2019, the Department of Justice (DoJ) have charged Nader and Khawaja for using the $5 million, so Khawaja could illegally donate $3.5 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016.
Quote:Why would George need to give me even one dollar to give to Hillary Clinton? He’s a US citizen. He can do it himself. I made a deal with George and he bought a product from me. I never lobbied for anyone, I never took any money from a foreign leader. Never.
See the gay paedophile George Nader with Vladimir Putin.
In early 2016, George Nader introduced Khawaja to crown prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed (MbZ) that rules the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
After this meeting, Nader said he wanted to buy Khawaja’s “payment engine”, so the UAE could making thousands of “online micropayments” to the Trump campaign and the RNC. Much of the money would come from Saudi Arabia. The Emiratis would run the operation and use data bought from the Chinese.
According to Khawaja Nader told him:
Quote:We have all the data already, we have 10 million US consumers’ data. And we have endless money.
Yes, I have met with Putin already and we have a green light from him. Because Putin is on the same page with us. He wants Hillary to lose.
I’ve been meeting with the Trump campaign people… we have a deal with Trump: my boss, His Highness [MbZ], made a deal that if we help Trump get elected, he’s going to be harsh on Iran, he’s going to take out the nuclear deal that the Obama administration made. That will cripple the Iranian economy and will sanction Iran from selling oil again. It will make it very difficult for them to compete in the oil market. That’s worth a hundred billion dollars to us. That’s the reason we cannot allow Hillary to win at any cost. She must lose.
And if this works, if this works, Wallahi, Wallahi Andy, Wallahi Andy, Wallahi Andy, Wallahi Andy… Wallahi, I swear to God, Andy, His Highness [MbZ] will control every America election. His Highness will control America. We will control America.
Khawaja has shown no proof of these secret payments to the Trump campaign.
A friend of Nader’s for 30 years has confirmed that Nader in 2016 told him about the micropayments from the UAE and Saudi Arabia, over lunch at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Los Angeles. Nader told him he was paid $12 million a month from the royal court in Abu Dhabi to run the election funding operation: http://archive.is/CsPLK
In 2010, Khawaja and his US and British companies forfeited $13 million (£9 million) seized by Robert Mueller’s FBI in 2009 to resolve money laundering in connection with illegal online gambling allegations: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world...32046.html
In May 2019, Khawaja and his firm settled charges that the company knowingly processed payments for online firms that were engaged in fraud with the Federal Trade Commission for $110 million to.
Khawaja hired a high-powered legal team that includes former FBI director Louis Freeh and 2 former lawyers for OJ Simpson: Robert Shapiro and Alan Dershowitz (who was/is close to both Jeffrey Epstein and president Donald).
Khawaja responded to being charged with illegally donating $3.5 million to Clinton’s 2016 campaign for George Nader: “Nader was a Trump supporter and never cared about Hillary or her campaign. This is a hit job to make Democrats look bad
According to the DoJ, WhatsApp messages show that Khawaja and Nader discussed that Nader would reimburse Khawaja for his donations to Clinton, using code and hints that Nader obtained the funds from another source. According to prosecutors, they referred to funds as “baklava” and to Clinton as “sister” (are federal prosecutors no better than “conspiracy theorists”?).
In a July 2016 WhatsApp message to an unidentified foreign official, Nader said he was “developing a steady, consistent and constructive relationship with both camps!
”. Nader has developed relationships with Steve Bannon, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Elliott Broidy and Erik Prince.
Erik Prince lives in the UAE, is the brother of Donald’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and was once an intern for Putin’s favourite congressman Dana Rohrabacher. In 2016, Prince donated $250,000 to Donald's presidential campaign and another $100,000 to Trump super PAC Make America Number 1, headed by Rebekah Mercer.
According to Mother Jones, it is suspicious that the DoJ didn’t pay enough (if any) attention to the $1 million donation from Khawaja’s company Allied Wallet to Trump’s inaugural committee.
After which Khawaja brought Nader as his guest to Donald’s inauguration: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/201...uguration/
03-05-2020, 04:37 PM
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Wilbur Ross - steel, ArcelorMittal
I have sometimes tried to find something unique about President Donald, and I think I finally find something that makes dirty Donald stand out from his corrupt predecessor presidents.
Donald seems to be the first in a long, long time that could be considered a genuine steel-president (opposed to the many oil/bank-presidents we’ve seen).
Tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump have cost American companies $46 billion since February 2018 and US exports hit by retaliatory tariffs have fallen sharply...
According to the Peterson Institute, US consumers and businesses pay more than $900,000 (£690,750) a year, for every job saved or created by Trump’s steel tariffs, "The reason it's so high is that steel is a very capital intensive industry. There are not many workers".
According to experts, the effect is similar for Trump's other tariffs; the tariffs on washing machines cost consumers $815,000 per job created.
The Peterson Institute estimates the additional cost of the steel tariffs to the US economy at $11.5 billion a year, because steel prices are about 10% higher, with only 12,700 jobs created in the steel sector.
$11.5 billion / 12,700 jobs = $905,512 per job...
Supporters of Trump's steel tariffs include Tom Gibson, who said the tariffs are righting years of foreign nations like China undercutting US steel production. Gibson points out that imports have fallen from 29% a year ago to 20% and US steel mills are now running at more than 80% capacity, a level not seen in over a decade.
Supporters of the tariffs also boast that the US Treasury is receiving more revenue from the tariffs and that the longer the tariffs endure the more the domestic industry will thrive.
Of course in reality the longer the tariffs will remain, the more the US economy will suffer...
Trump has claimed other countries pay for the tariffs, but in reality the tariffs are paid for by Americans: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world...04366.html
It would be obvious that if Donald is the first steel president in a long, long time that his February visit to India was all about steel?!?
India is the world's third-largest steelmaker, but its steel exports have fallen with 46%, according to the Peterson Institute.
US President Donald Trump accompanied by amongst other Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was expected to meet a group of Indian CEOs, including Sunil Bharti Mittal (Chairman of Bharti Airtel), N. Chandrasekaran (Chairman of Tata Sons and Baba Kalyani), and Lakshmi N. Mittal (Chairman of ArcelorMittal, and business partner of Wilbur Ross): https://www.businesstoday.in/current/eco...96781.html
Who could have guessed that Donald Trump’s handler, long-time Rothschild banker, and Donald’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was also a steel magnate, who with his (former) business partners profit from Donald’s steel tariffs (designed by Wilbur himself!)?!?
On 1 March 2017, Wilbur Ross resigned from the board of directors of the largest steel manufacturer in the world, ArcelorMittal. With factories in the USA and Brazil (also exempted from Trump’s steel tariffs) to profit from the steel tariffs.
Ross held $750,000 to $1.5 million in ArcelorMittal and, while he promised to divest his stake, he didn’t say how fast.
Wilbur Ross reported that he was on ArcelorMittal’s board since 2008, and that he earned about $107,000 in “director fees” in 2016.
According to ArcelorMittal’s SEC filing, Ross was a director since 2005 and earned $171,000 in 2016 and $180,000 in 2015.
The biggest stake in ArcelorMittal (Luxembourg-based) is held by its chairman and CEO, the Indian Lakshmi Mittal (living in the UK, where else?!).
Mittal has also been a board member of Goldman Sachs since 2008.
From 2013 to 2015, ArcelorMittal has lobbied for more than $3.5 million to get the Keystone XL pipeline approved.
ArcelorMittal has sold huge amounts of steel for the Keystone XL pipeline. Most of it sold to Welspun Tubular in Arkansas from its plant in Bremen (Germany).
In the early 2000s, Ross bought up distressed American steel firms, and merged them under the name International Steel Group (ISG).
In February 2002, ISG purchased LTV Group’s steel division. A couple of weeks later, President George W. Bush suddenly announced new tariffs on imported steel. Ross has later sort of admitted that he knew these tariffs were coming!
In late 2004, Ross sold ISG to Ispat Steel (located in the Netherlands, where else!?), that renamed itself Mittal Steel. Ross and the other investors earned about $2 billion in the deal. Ross was appointed to its board in 2005.
In 1995, Lakshmi Mittal had bought Ispat Steel for 1 GBP and then bankrupted it, so he wouldn’t have to pay its debts.
In 2006, Mittal (already the world’s largest steel company) merged with Luxembourg’s Arcelor (the second-largest steel company in the world) into ArcelorMittal – still the world’s largest steelmaker producing 10% of the world’s steel: http://archive.is/aIFeb
White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters said: “Secretary Ross is leading the administration’s approach on steel
In 2002, Wilbur Ross and his investing partners bought up US steel companies in financial trouble, including LTV Corp., Weirton, and Bethlehem Steel.
When Mittal bought Wilbur & Co’s ISG, Forbes listed Mittal as the third richest billionaire in the world.
Ross made a 12-fold gain on his initial investment, his profits boosted by not paying steel workers’ pensions nor cleaning up the pollution caused by the steel factories, which would cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
The bankruptcy court allowed ISG to acquire the steel assets without paying to clean up the pollution left at the sites. The US government demanded $162 million from Bethlehem Steel to clean 9 of its Superfund sites, but the bankrupted company negotiated a deal that was worth “three-tenths of a cent on the dollar”.
After ISG sold it to Mittal, Sparrows Point was in turn sold in 2008 to Russia’s largest steel company, Severstal, run by Alexei Mordashov (who has been reported as Russia’s richest man and present at the 2011 Bilderberg meeting).
In 2011, Mordashov sold Sparrows Point to the American Renco Group, whose founder and chair is none other than ultra-Zionist Ira Rennert: https://theintercept.com/2018/03/05/stee...pollution/
I had earlier posted about Rennert here: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewtop...488&#p5488
I had earlier posted on Rothschild business partner, Prince Charles’ “acquaintance”, ArcelorMittal CEO Lakshmi Mittal here: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewtop...359&p=4935
India is the Trump Organization's second-largest market outside of North America.
The Trump family has been intimately involved in all facets of some Indian projects, when government regulations threatened one deal; Donald Trump Jr. intervened directly with a high-level official. These deals produced royalties of up to $11 million between 2014 and 2017.
After winning the election in 2016, Trump refused to fully separate from the Trump Organization. He placed his holdings in a trust. Trump, who donates his presidential salary to support federal agencies, can withdraw money from the trust without the public’s knowledge.
In November 2016, a week after winning the election, Trump met with 3 Indian business partners – the brothers Chordia and their partner Kalpesh Mehta - at Trump Tower in New York.
See Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Atul Chordia, Donald Trump, Sagar Chordia, Donald Trump Jr.
Trump’s subsidiaries for his business in India were incorporated through a third-party registration agent in Delaware — according to the Institute for Economic and Tax Policy a state that is an “onshore tax haven” and a “magnet” for anonymous shell companies. This structure makes it almost impossible to follow the flow of finances between the Trump Organization and its Indian partners.
Trump’s first major partner in India was Harresh Mehta (“Harresh bhai” or “Brother Harresh”), founder of Rohan, who has close connections to the most powerful elected officials in the state. Their partnership was arranged through Kalpesh Mehta (no relation to Harresh), then a graduate of the Wharton School, where Trump, Donald Jr., and Ivanka all received their undergraduate degrees.
After working for the Carlyle Group in New York, Kalpesh became a vice president in Lehman’s real estate private equity division in India.
In 2008, Mehta acquired the rights to one of Mumbai’s largest slum-redevelopment projects, in Golibar. The project was financed with $175 million from Lehman Brothers, arranged by Kalpesh, just before it went under.
In 2010, Kalpesh was hired by Brother Harresh, as director of Rohan Developers Private Limited and at least 3 other companies owned by the Mehta family.
The problem was that the 125-acre Golibar plot was home to 26,000 families.
So representatives of Rohan made threats to chase these poor families away.
The Panvalkars refused to leave, but then his family’s second-floor apartment was set on fire; according to Panvalkar: “Mehta wanted the building to be burned so we would be forced to vacate
Through illegal permits, Rohan could begin work on one-half of the plot.
After their permits were refused, Donald Jr., Harresh Mehta, and Kalpesh Mehta met with Prithviraj Chavan to lobby for the Trump Tower project, but Chavan refused to grant them a “special concession” to approve something “blatantly illegal”.
In January 2018, Mehta launched another Trump project in India, in Gurgaon, in partnership with Basant Bansal.
The Bansal family were accused of tax evasion in 2008 and in 2011, after a lavish $20 million wedding party Basant Bansal held for his daughter on a Turkish island, evidence was found that the Bansals were hiding some $70 million. The Trumps obviously didn’t mind.
Since 2014, following Modi’s election, the Bansals were part of Modi’s official business trips to Russia and Japan.
In April 2012, Donald Jr. travelled to Pune for another brand-licensing deal, for twin residential Trump Towers, with Panchshil Realty of the brothers Atul and Sagar Chordia. The Chordia brothers are closely tied to Sharad Pawar, a powerful politician in India, president of the Nationalist Congress Party (his daughter, Supriya Sule, owns stake in Panchshil).
In September 2013, another Trump project in India was launched with one of India’s wealthiest men, Mangal Prabhat Lodha, founder of the Lodha Group.
In 2015, the Lodha Group had nearly 80 subsidiaries and associates in India and offshore holdings in Jersey, Mauritius, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In February 2018, the investigation into money-laundering was closed, because they “did not find anything suspicious”.
According to Rep. Gerry Connolly:
Quote:What you’re looking at — especially in India where he has extensive holdings — is more than problematic. It raises very serious conflicts of interest questions. The fact that his two sons run the day-to-day operations of the business that hardly separates it from him politically or financially.
Trump-branded projects in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Panama have also shown that Trump partnered with businesses with ties to criminal activity: http://archive.is/0f0WQ