Thursday, May 17, 2018

Trump's trying to refill the swamp

Donald Trump has done such a good job draining the swamp, that it's completely empty and needs to be filled up.
“Follow the money.” That Watergate meme is now poised to dominate the Donald Trump-Michael Cohen investigation for this news cycle — and beyond. The impetus is a document released by lawyer Michael Avenatti, confirmed by the New York Times, that revealed that a shell company Cohen created and used to pay off the porn star Stormy Daniels received $500,000 from a company linked to a Russian oligarch with ties to Vladimir Putin.

That’s not all. Cohen’s shell company, Essential Consultants LLC, received a total of $4.4 million in payments from a range of sources with an interest in influencing Trump, including the pharma giant Novartis AG, Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. and AT&T Inc., seeking to pull off its merger with Time Warner Inc.

The giant question that follows from the payments to Cohen is what they were for — and whether any of the money in the shell company made its way into any entities owned or controlled by Trump himself.
The tremendous irony in all of this, and there are many, is that on the very day this article appeared on Bloomberg, Trump had a rally in Indiana where he led a chant of "Drain the Swamp" (I've tried to embed the video, but clearly my time away from Blogger has made me rusty).

I know, I know.  Trump rejected the money just like Sarah Huckabee-Sanders stated at the press conference, which proves he's draining the swamp.

If you believe that, then the alligators that have come from the swamp that Trump just drained have just flown past your window wearing pink tutus.


Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Codes not working, Nick

Nick K said...

I've given up on trying to embed it.

Anonymous said...

And the house intelligence committee (republican) has just put the boot in by overiding their previous report.

Lord Egbut

Anonymous said...

Follow the money, indeed.

Who's paying (democrat activist) Avenatti?

Stormy certainly isn't. The cash she once earned by getting cummed over wouldn't be anywhere enough to pay him.

Andrei said...

Linking to more American fuckwittery Egbut

Do you seriously beleive that Russia and/or Vladimir Putin personally gives a shit about the pathological American politics that exercises the tiny minds of Washington elites

Russia, you dolt, is a land of 190,000,000+ souls that ocuppies 1/6 of the planet's land surface with its own issues to resolve and VVP is far too busy building bridges across the Kerch Straight, the Siberian Stream pipeline (currently the biggest engineering project underway anywhere in the world) and spaceports to worry over washed up porn stars and the other banalities that infest American political discourse

American politicians and journalists have their heads so far up their arses that they cannot see that American Astronauts hitch rides into space on Russian Rockets, American satelittes a launched using Russian rocket engines, Boston was warmed last winter with Russian gas and stories abiut Russian Bridges are about largest bridge in Europe being built in record time and under budget while stories about American Bridges are about bridges spanning a highway collapsing on the cars travelling underneath killing their occupants

Psycho Milt said...

...a shell company Cohen created and used to pay off the porn star Stormy Daniels received $500,000 from a company linked to a Russian oligarch with ties to Vladimir Putin.

That was what was funny about Kushner's denial re Trump family involvement with Russia. He rejected the claims, saying that very little Trump money was invested in Russia. If any of the assembled journos pointed out that the relevant question was how much Russians had invested in Trump, I didn't see it or a response to it.

Andrei said...

Ah PM - it is all very thin gruel indeed, the company concerned "Essential Consultants LLC" is as American as moms apple pie, a Washington lobbying firm I guess, who numbers among its clients one Viktor Vekselberg, a fellow with Ukrainian Jewish origns but now a Russian citizen I guess who did well out of the "shock therapy" prescribed by American advisors to Russia in the 1990s which enriched a few and impoverished the majority of citizens of the ex Soviet lands.

Firms like "Essential Consultants LLC" are an integral part of the swamp, influence peddlars