John R. Houk
© July 18, 2017
A massive, dying star that astronomers thought would explode has instead quietly collapsed into a black hole. The event, which NASA calls a “massive fail,” could be a more common pattern for giant stars than astronomers previously suspected. (IN ‘MASSIVE FAIL,’ DYING STAR MYSTERIOUSLY REBORN AS BLACK HOLE; By JESSICA WAPNER; Newsweek; 5/25/17 4:20 PM)
Eventually the Dem Witch Hunt against President Trump and his Administration will look like a star preparing to go supernova but instead end up as a Massive Fail by collapsing into a Black Hole political despair.
Part of this Russia – Russia – Russia thing going on – now slurping over Donald Trump, Jr. – will collapse because of the nothingness that exists. Then fizzle … The Dem Party becomes irrelavent.
When Donald Trump, Jr., and some relatively high level (future) President Trump advisors met with Natalia Veselnitskaya and some suspiciously Russian government connected individuals, the dumb-light should have been flashing on the Trump-side of individuals.
Posted by theunitedwest
Published on Jul 16, 2017
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Don junior was excited about getting dirt on Crooked Hillary which he knew had to be out there, but he also should have realized the Clintons had dodged felony bullets for over a quarter-century. To suggest there was Crooked Hillary dirt the Dems would have allowed to stick to their crooked candidate family was unlikely.
The Dems and the Clintons in particular, have proven themselves to be masters of making untruthful dirt stick to their political opponents for decades. I can see the Don junior excitement but Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort should have been wary of dirty tricks and smell a set-up to make dirt stick on the Trump campaign. I have to wonder if then campaign manager Manafort was fired not for Russian connections but for being stupid to allow to be played by Dems and their Russian connections.
This whole has been a piranha feeding frenzy for the Dems and the Leftist Mainstream Media (MSM). As usual these Leftists have taken dirt that has zero legal merit and have propagandized the whole nation with words like “treason” and “impeachment.” They know darn well there is no espionage moment that took place at this Don junior/Natalia Veselnitskaya meeting.
If there is any collusion going on here it is probably from a combination of Dems, Leftist MSM and a displeased Putin who didn’t appreciate President Trump tough-talk at the G-20 Summit in Germany. So, mysteriously a meeting that took place in June 2016 before the November election has become public fodder for the American Left. AS IF the American Left (including the MSM) has indulged in some kind unethical Oppo-research against a political enemy. Yup and gasp, the GOP pushes the envelope on Oppo-research too. And man did I believe the treacherous Barack Hussein Obama should have been impeached.
The same reality about an Obama impeachment holds for President Trump as well. A simple House majority is needed to impeach. The Senate needs 2/3 (the number is 67 today) of member to vote convict to remove the impeached President. As to Slick Willie Clinton: A simple Republican House impeached Clinton but the GOP could muster only 50 of the 67 Senators needed to convict Clinton. The Dems currently don’t even have a majority in the House let alone in the Senate.
In these day of a divided America the political reality is no Dem will impeach President Trump as long as the GOP is the majority Party in the House. The Dems won’t get past the first step.
Ergo, one should understand how ridiculous it is for the Dems to spout treason and impeachment against the President. As to Don junior, I doubt there are twelve jurors anywhere that would unanimously convict junior of treasonous espionage with no laws broken.
So, let’s look list the participants of this meeting that the Dems and MSM are running an idiotic smear campaign:
Russian Side –
Veselnitskaya started her career at the prosecutor’s office in the Moscow region in 1999, but became known after 2001 for defending property deals that her opponents and activists labelled corporate land grabs. …
In Russia’s notoriously corrupt court systems, good connections are important, and she has them. She is married to Alexander Mitusov, former deputy prosecutor for the Moscow region, and she has represented the family of Pyotr Katsyv, vice president of state-owned Russian Railways and former transportation minister for the Moscow region. In 2012, the respected Novaya Gazeta newspaper documented how Veselnitskaya, her husband and the Katsyvs allegedly were involved in major corporate raiding cases.
She also represented Katsyv’s son, Denis, in a money-laundering case in Manhattan that was settled for $6 million in May, three days before it was to go to trial.
The case was related to a $230 million Russian tax-fraud scheme that was brought to light by a whistleblower named Sergei Magnitsky, who was arrested and died in a Moscow prison in 2009. An official Russian investigation of his death said he suffered a heart attack, but a report by the presidential human rights commission found that Magnitsky was beaten and denied medical treatment. In 2012, the US Congress passed the Magnitsky Act, imposing sanctions on Russian officials involved in alleged human rights violations in the case. Russian lawmakers responded by passed a measure that banned Americans from adopting Russian children. (Natalia Veselnitskaya to Rob Goldstone, cast of Donald Trump’s Russian connections; FirstPost.com; 7/15/17 22:39:46 IST)
The British-born Goldstone is the co-founder of Oui 2 Entertainment, a Manhattan-based music management company that says on its website it has represented Michael Jackson and BB King, among others.
The Agalarovs hired Goldstone to help with the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, and Goldstone has worked with Emin Agalarov since then, most recently organising a concert featuring Canadian musician David Foster in St Petersburg last year.
In an interview Monday with the AP, Goldstone said he set up the 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr and said Veselnitskaya stated that she had information about purported illegal campaign contributions to the Democratic National Committee that she thought Trump Jr might find helpful. (Natalia Veselnitskaya to Rob Goldstone, cast of Donald Trump’s Russian connections; FirstPost.com; 7/15/17 22:39:46 IST)
Anatoli Samachornov – Veselnitskaya’s translator
A Russian translator who worked on behalf of the State Department, including during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, was reportedly present at the June meeting at Trump Tower with President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr.
Samachornov is more than that. According to his LinkedIn profile, from 2005 until recently, Samochornov was a project manager at the Meridian International Center, which describes itself as a “nonprofit, global leadership organization headquartered in Washington, DC.”
Meridian is a principal partner of the U.S. State Department.
Samochornov’s LinkedIn profile says he was an interpreter and a “partner/owner” in Interpreter Boutique, which provided translation services.
The LinkedIn profile further describes his work on behalf of the State Department, purportedly while he was at Meridian. The timeline of his work at Meridian includes the period when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. (New York Times Omits Clinton State Department Link to Trump Jr. Meeting; By Aaron Klein; Breitbart.com; 7/17/17)
Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist who has been accused of being a former Soviet intelligence officer …
His name has surfaced before involving Russian lobbying efforts to kill the Magnitsky Act, which also involved Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and Fusion GPS, the firm of former journalists that solicited the Christopher Steele dossier against President Donald Trump.
… Akhmetshin was part of a group of Russians – and an American firm Fusion GPS (which was behind the salacious Steele dossier) – who were involved in lobbying efforts to defeat it.
… He is now based in Washington DC as a lobbyist. He was previously hired by clients with the mandate to generate negative publicity. He was paid by a previous client to derail the US asylum application of a Russian citizen using false allegations of anti-Semitism.” … READ ENTIRETY (Rinat Akhmetshin: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know; By Jessica McBride; Heavy.com; 7/14/17 10:16am Updated 5:47pm)
Unidentified 8th person said to be representing Agalarov interests
Donald Trump Jr.’s attorney, Alan Futerfas, has told CNN he has spoken by phone to the eighth person in the room during the meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016.
CNN reported last week that the individual was there on behalf of a Russian family, the Agalarovs, who had asked for the meeting to be set up, according to two sources familiar with the circumstances.
Futerfas says the person, who he declined to name, was a US citizen and said he was not employed by the Russian government. But Futerfas acknowledged he didn’t know his entire history. The Agalarovs and their attorney have not publicly explained who the employee was who attended. (Trump Jr. attorney offers details about 8th person at meeting; By Pamela Brown; CNN [aka Communist News Network]; 7/18/17 Updated 1:13 AM ET)
Russians not at meeting but involved in making the appointment –
Emin Agalarov is best known in Eastern Europe for his music, but he’s becoming known in the U.S. for his appearance in an email chain that led to Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya on June 9, 2016. The meeting took place just days after future President Donald Trump clinched the Republican presidential nomination.
Emin’s father Aras is like the “Donald Trump of Russia,” running the Crocus Group, a real estate development firm. The company even owns the largest retail-entertainment complex in Russia, called “Vegas.”
Also like Trump, Aras has his son play a key role in the company. Emin is First Vice-President of the company.
Emin has been working at Crocus since 2001, after he graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York. His first position was Commercial Director. He was promoted to Vice President in 2012 and became Executive Vice President two years later.
Emin Was Married to the Daughter of Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev
Emin isn’t married, but he has two children, twins Ali and Mikail.
Agalarov is sometimes referred to as the “Trump of Russia” due to his penchant for self-branding his buildings. In 1989, he founded Crocus Group, one of Russia’s leading development firms.
The Agalarovs have amassed a fortune partially from contracts for state-funded construction projects, including one for the construction of a stadium for the F.I.F.A. World Cup Championship in 2018 in Kaliningrad.
Do the Agalarovs link Trump to Putin?
It certainly is one step closer. Aras has acted as a liaison between the heads of state, even delivering a gift to Trump from Russian President Vladimir Putin after the latter canceled a planned meeting before the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. Crocus’s Russian state contracts coupled with Aras’ Order of Honor of the Russian Federation show close ties and allegiances to the Kremlin. (Meet Aras Agalarov, The Russian Developer Connecting The Trumps And Putin; By Cameron Sperance – Bisnow, CONTRIBUTOR; Forbes; 7/12/17 10:05 AM)
Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika
In one email, Goldstone tells Trump Jr. that “the crown prosecutor of Russia” met with the elder Aglarov and “offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.”
There’s only one problem — there is no such thing as a “crown prosecutor” in Russia.
Goldstone may have been referring to the office of the prosecutor general, who heads Russia’s judiciary system and is the highest ranking official in that government branch. Russia’s prosecutor general is responsible for overseeing the country’s court and legal system and supervising all the highest branches of the law.
The title is currently filled by Yury Yakovlevich Chaika, appointed to the role by Putin in 2006. Chaika has ties to Veselnitskaya and is a very high-level official in the Russian government, the New York Times [Blog Editor -aka Fake News Times] reported on Tuesday. (Donald Trump Jr.’s emails reference meeting the crown prosecutor of Russia – here’s what that might be; Veronika Bondarenko; Business Insider; 7/11/17 1:03 PM
More Yuri Chaika
When Donald Trump Jr, the US president’s eldest son, was alerted last year to what he thought was dirt on Hillary Clinton coming straight from the Kremlin, he thought he was meeting a representative of the “crown prosecutor of Russia”. No such crown prosecutor exists in Russia. Robert Goldstone, the British music publicist who set up the meeting, was more likely referring to Yuri Chaika, Russia’s prosecutor-general and one of the Kremlin’s most powerful law enforcement officials.
Chaika, the prosecutor general since 2006, is a longtime confidant of Putin and one of Russia’s most powerful law enforcement officials. The Russian president nominates the prosecutor general, who is approved by the upper chamber of parliament. In Putin’s 17 years in power, the chamber largely has been a rubber-stamp body.
In 2015, Russian anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny, Putin’s most popular opponent, published a damning investigation that detailed what he described as shady deals involving Chaika’s sons and other senior prosecutors. It documented how the sons built a business empire on their father’s connections. One son, the investigation alleged, was involved in business deals with the wives of Russian gangsters who terrorised a town in southern Russia until they were arrested and charged with killing a family of 12 in 2010. Despite evidence that local prosecutors had turned on a blind eye on the gang for years, Chaika kept his job.
Chaika called the accusations false and accused Navalny of following someone’s “order” to discredit him. Amid public pressure to investigate Chaika and his family, Aras Agalarov was one of the few to spring to his defence, buying a newspaper ad lashing out at Navalny and dismissing his findings as relying on “groundless accusations.” (Natalia Veselnitskaya to Rob Goldstone, cast of Donald Trump’s Russian connections; FirstPost.com; 7/15/17 22:39:46 IST)
Donald Trump Jr.
Donald John Trump Jr. (born December 31, 1977) is an American businessman and former reality TV personality. He is the oldest child of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his first wife, Ivana. He currently works alongside his brother Eric as a trustee and executive director of The Trump Organization. The trust was established to oversee all his father’s assets during the latter’s presidency. (Donald Trump Jr.; Wikipedia; last edited 7/17/17 07:54)
More Don Jr.
Several Democrats have argued that U.S. election laws prevent campaigns from receiving anything of “value” from foreign entities, and have said in Congress and in television interviews that items of “value” can be more than money, and can also be information.
That, Democrats say, is why President Trump’s campaign violated election laws when Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer who said she had dirt on Hillary Clinton.
But in an interview that aired Saturday night on Fox News, Dershowitz said campaign finance laws have never been prosecuted that way. He also said using the law to prosecute people who obtain information from non-U.S. sources would violate the First Amendment.
Dershowitz went on to say that just as newspapers are free to print any information they obtain from others, even when the source obtains it illegally, candidates for office have the same right to get information anywhere they want.
He also stressed again there is no legal precedent to treat information as money under U.S. campaign finance laws.
“You can’t include information under the campaign finance law,” he said. “That would be unconstitutional.” (Alan Dershowitz destroys Democrats’ ‘unconstitutional’ argument against Donald Trump Jr.; By Pete Kasperowicz; Washington Examiner; 7/16/17 5:32 PM)
Jared Corey Kushner (born January 10, 1981) is an American investor, real-estate developer, newspaper publisher, and senior advisor to President Donald Trump.
Kushner is the elder son of real-estate developer Charles Kushner and is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka. He was chief executive officer of the real-estate holding and development company Kushner Companies and of Observer Media, publisher of the New York Observer. He is the co-founder and part owner of Cadre, an online real-estate investment platform.
On January 9, 2017, Kushner was named as a senior White House advisor. He consequently resigned as CEO of Kushner Companies and as publisher of the Observer, but his private financial interests remain a subject of controversy. He has also been linked with Russian officials, and helped develop and run Trump’s digital media strategy. (Jared Kushner; Wikipedia; last edited 7/17/17 17:18)
Manafort’s ties to foreign oligarchs and dictators have raised questions for decades, but his work for the Trump campaign likely has him under FBI investigation.
Raised in politics and business
Manafort was born in 1949 and raised in New Britain, Connecticut, a majority Democratic town where his father served three terms as a popular Republican mayor.
Like Trump, Manafort comes from a real-estate family. Alongside his political work, his father also ran the family construction company, Manafort Brothers Inc., founded by his Italian immigrant father.
Instead of taking over the family business, Manafort decided to pursue his interest in politics and moved to Washington, DC, where he earned both an undergraduate business degree and a law degree at Georgetown University.
Manafort’s international work has long raised eyebrows among Democrats in Washington. In 2004, he became a top adviser to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, a pro-Russian strongman whom Manafort is widely credited with helping win the presidency in 2010.
Why is Manafort under fire now?
On March 22, the Associated Press reported that Manafort was paid $10 million between 2006 and 2009 to lobby on behalf of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, a close Putin ally, using a strategic “model” that would “greatly benefit the Putin Government if employed at the correct levels with the appropriate commitment to success.” (Paul Manafort was in the Russian lawyer meeting with Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. — here’s what you need to know about him; By Eliza Relman and Natasha Bertrand; Business Insider; 7/14/17 3:50 PM)
Did Russia try to influence the U.S. election in 2016? DUH! Did Donald Trump actively seek Russian government help to win the 2016? UNLIKELY! Or at least just as much as the Dems did as well both in 2016 and in the past.
IN FACT, there is more evidence that the 2016 Dem nominee for President actively colluded directly with and to benefit the Russian government to reap personal gain for the Clinton Foundation. Can you say Uranium One and 20% of American Uranium ore? Hmm … And what is uranium used for? Are the uses of uranium only for nuclear energy? Gosh, Russia has one of the world’s largest nuclear arsenal!
We need to ask ourselves about the reason Russia would favor influencing a Trump victory over Crooked Hillary when the Clintons had already proven to be a power couple willing to screw American National Interests for personal gain.
It is my opinion Russians (meaning Putin) probably believe the Clinton card had played out as a benefit to Russian National Interests. I have no doubts that if Russia did not hack Crooked Hillary’s unprotected personal email server or the DNC, the Russians undoubtedly had access to the info. Perhaps Putin decided courting favor with a President Trump would be less expensive to the Russian National Interest than the personal gain payout the Clintons would demand.
ERGO, I don’t believe Donald Trump didn’t solicit Russian collusion, but that Russia made a National Interest decision that would fry Crooked Hillary and the Democratic Party. I also believe Trump rubbed Putin the wrong way at the G-20 Conference in Germany and began leaking info about Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner meeting with Russian assets to gather dirt on Crooked Hillary. AND with Russian foresight in mind, used the opportunity to lobbying seeds about the Magnitsky Act which tied up access to Russian assets. The lobbying pertaining to the Magnitsky Act would provide plausible deniability for Russian election meddling while placing the Trump on the possible extortion hook for the future.
Well that’s my two-cents on Russia – Russia – Russia. President Trump wants the Dems to back off, he should ignore the MSM agenda of dump-Trump and unleash the U.S. resources at the President’s disposal to bring Clinton, Obama and other crooked Dems to justice over their hypocrisy about demanding justice. Dem corruption has been going much-much longer than President Donald Trump’s involvement in politics. And just maybe Trump’s agenda to make America great again can get back on track.