Manafort and Bank of Cypress, Russia, Turkey, et. al
Gates and Bank of Cypress et. al
So-Ho Properties, New York
Ivanka Trump failed hotel project in Azerbaijan
Ivanka Trump diamond shops
Never mind the political aspects of Trump family Russian contacts, denials and retractions, etc., what about the financial aspects?The public record evidence is clear of provable money laundering is clear. The MO’s are similar. The method is classic international money laundering.
Proof of treason, obstruction is tough. What with the state of mind and intent standards. Money laundering and related financial crimes. Not so much.
And so far those are the major publically know stories and general evidence.
What about Jared’s and Trump’s foreign bank loans…also used as the front end cash load for money laundering, perhaps?
Like, say, passing money through a no expenses barred built golf course and hotel in a remote Scotland coastal backwash that can not possibly return a profit? Like NEVER?
Seems the Trump family have a habit of obtaining huge loans for tons of money to build things requiring tons of money, but when the initial capital money is spent, as in washed through the construction…then Trump family does not give two fucks about the project itself except to milk it through no bid very generous management contracts.
A LOT of coincidences for any investigation to ignore, let alone be stopped, AND just as when what would have been meticulously concealed financial crimes become clear!
Even the limited view the public has to now seems compelling …you can see the connected threads on a macro level at least.
Maybe a similar fact evidence argument is available. And what other threads does Mueller see connected together in a complicated web of people, banks, corporations and politicians on the time line board pinned to his office wall….who knows?
And how does the public even know any of this? Not because of partisan Congressional probes being obstructed by Trump family allies, which likely would not even have been set up if not for Congress being compelled to call to appoint Special Counsel after the Comey firing.
To end an investigation because the investigation is investigating TOO well makes no sense…unless the investigation has found something on someone, someone with perhaps a huuuge ego, thought would never be found…, or at least could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. But something has been found. Yes, it clearly has with two hog tied major witnesses, one a general witness often praised by the Prime Target. So, Beyond reasonable doubt or very very close.
So, in conclusion, Money laundering. Money laundering and related federal and state charges will be the charges, my prediction.
Russia treason can wait until the criminal charges of the highest officials of the land are resolved…see South America for how completely unpredictable this situation becomes.
There will be any rings. Mueller already has hammer in hand. What matter who drops it if it really is a hammer? Better strategy to try to discredit Thor than attempt to disarm him.
Just ask Flynn and Papadopoulos how strong the proof is.