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Mon Jan 7, 2019, 11:15 AM

Could Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi hold the key to unlocking the Trump-Russia investigation?

https://narativ.org/2019/01/02/salvator-mundi-art-of-the-deal-the-lost-davinci/

SALVATOR MUNDI

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have ‘lost’ the world’s most expensive painting. The Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, Salvator Mundi, may hold the key to the Trump-Russia investigation. And, the artwork itself could be evidence of collusion.

Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘last’ masterpiece was to be unveiled on September 18 at the spellbinding new Louvre in Abu Dhabi, but the exhibit was put on a temporary hold, amid rumours the painting was lost.

The art world has become increasingly alarmed. After all, Salvator Mundi is the most expensive artwork ever sold. “Nobody outside the immediate Arab hierarchy knows where it is,” Da Vinci scholar Martin Kemp told The Times.

Questions are being raised. First, why did the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, an art novice, buy the masterpiece? Secondly, why did he overpay for it by $300 million? Even for the stupendously wealthy Prince Mohammed bin Salman, that’s not just a simple rounding error. How do you misplace a $450 million painting anyway?

We can also reveal Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating both the buyer and the seller of the Da Vinci masterpiece as part of the Trump-Russia investigation.

All the intrigue suits Salvator Mundi’s already storied past well, but as I write this, no-one has seen the rare masterpiece in over a year, and its exact whereabouts have been unknown for over 100 days.




Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince MBS appears to have ‘lost’ the world’s most expensive painting. The Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, Salvator Mundi, may hold the key to the #TrumpRussia investigation. And, the artwork itself could be evidence of collusion.


The Salvator Mundi was previously owned by Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev, who bought it in 2013 for $127 million instead of its valued $80 million. Rybolovlev is under investigation by Mueller for purchasing 45*’s Palm Beach mansion for $54 million more than it was worth.




In August 2016, Erik Prince arranged and attended a meeting at Trump Tower with Israeli Joel Zamel & George Nader. Nader told Don Jr. that the Saudi and Emirati princes wanted to help Trump become president, using Zamel’s company Psy-Group to manipulate social media.

The painting was sold at auction in November 2017 for over $300 million more than expected; MBS paid a total of $450 million for it. Representatives of MBS and the UAE were bidding against each other, driving the price up. Art sales are a well known method of money laundering.




Was the over payment for the painting the crown princes’ way to pay for the social media campaign waged on Trump’s behalf? Now, the location of the Salvator Mundi is unknown, leading to suspicion. How does one misplace the world’s most expensive painting?

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Reply Could Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi hold the key to unlocking the Trump-Russia investigation? (Original post)
StrictlyRockers Jan 7 OP
superpatriotman Jan 7 #1
superpatriotman Jan 7 #2
StrictlyRockers Jan 7 #4
Me. Jan 7 #7
StrictlyRockers Jan 7 #8
StrictlyRockers Jan 7 #9
Me. Jan 7 #14
MrsCoffee Jan 7 #12
superpatriotman Jan 7 #3
Leghorn21 Jan 7 #5
Me. Jan 7 #6
UTUSN Jan 7 #10
zooks Jan 7 #11
blitzen Jan 7 #15
Dem_4_Life Jan 7 #13
Scurrilous Jan 7 #16
marked50 Jan 7 #17
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 7 #18

Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 11:20 AM

1. Money laundering

And Rybolovlev is suing Sotheby’s for knowing and not telling, he was being ripped off. The case itself could be a scam: money launderers often sue each other to wash their money with a judge’s order.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 11:27 AM

2. This, too:

Psy-Group had figured out how to shift public sentiment by creating fake news, publishing it on fake news sites and then amplifying it through a network of some 5,000 fake social media accounts. The company’s side-hustle was providing services in the dark arts of honey-trapping, hacking and blackmail, for a fee.


Could Psy-Group,be the foreign company Mueller is trying to subpoena?

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 11:31 AM

4. The lawyers representing them (maybe) just called Mueller a liar by using an Animal House quote

in a court filing.

soo...yeah....

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 12:19 PM

7. What Was The Quote?

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Response to Me. (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 12:20 PM

8. this

Animal House. Lawyers for Concord Management, a Russian company founded by “Putin’s chef” Yevgeny Prigozhin that is accused of funded Russia’s troll operation, submitted a response to Mueller in court Friday. Concord is trying to get the court to order Mueller to turn over his evidence, while Mueller is arguing that revealing the evidence would compromise national security. In the new court documents, Concord’s lawyers use “borderline-inappropriate” reference to “Animal House,” essentially saying that Mueller’s word cannot be trusted.

From Concord’s filing: “The Special Counsel also states that if simply trusting him that everything is just peachy is not sufficient, he can tell more ex parte secrets to the Court to support his position. The Special Counsel’s argument is reminiscent of Otter’s famous line, “Flounder, you can’t spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes! You f**cked up… you trusted us. Hey, make the best of it.”

https://www.apnews.com/3c4b346fdcf044c9ad086172ee1faedd

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 12:21 PM

9. I got Psy-group and the russian troll farm confused

this thing is complicated

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 01:12 PM

14. So Arrogant & In Your Face

am waiting to see what the court will do.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 12:54 PM

12. And the Psy-Group signed a memorandum of understanding with Cambridge Analytica.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/israeli-intelligence-company-formed-venture-with-trump-campaign-firm-cambridge-analytica-1527030765

The Dec. 14, 2016, memorandum, as described to The Wall Street Journal, outlines a partnership whereby the two firms could cooperate on a case-by-case basis to provide intelligence and social-media services, or pitch business to an array of clients.

A person familiar with the work of Psy-Group, a private intelligence firm, said the partnership was intended in part to help win government contracts—something that Cambridge and its parent company, SCL Group, were aggressively seeking to do as their allies in the Trump administration took power, according to people familiar with the efforts.

The existence of the memorandum is an example of how the president’s allies sought to gain entry and influence in Washington after the election.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 11:30 AM

3. Two Princes. Not the Spin Doctors song:

In March, The Daily Mail revealed the counter-bidder was Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (MbZ). The princes claimed they had no idea the other was bidding and dismissed the whole thing as a mistake.

To be clear, these are the very same crown princes George Nader represented at the August 3rd meeting with Donald Trump, Jr. and whom, Nader promised, would pay for the social media campaign

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 12:01 PM

5. Ah, what a delightful post so early on a Monday morning, Rockers!!

George Nader is the Rick Gates of the Middle East!!

Just like Gates, he knows everything and, as of March of last year, is cooperating with Mr. Mueller & Co.

YEAH BABY

George Nader, the business partner of top Trump fundraiser Elliot Broidy, was eager to secure a photo of himself with President Donald Trump.

The Secret Service explicitly told Broidy that Nader was banned from meeting Trump. But despite this, Nader still got his photo.

According to the Associated Press, the circumstances surrounding the photo are unclear, but it may have been linked to a $189,000 donation from Broidy to the Republican National Committee.

https://www.businessinsider.com/george-nader-elliot-broidy-photo-with-trump-2018-5

Nader with DUMBFUCK45:



Elliot Broidy:



Broidy was on the RNC finance committee with Steve Wynn and Michael Cohen

One of Cohen’s few actual clients was...ELLIOT BROIDY



Repeat: YEAH BABY!!!!!


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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 12:16 PM

6. What A Story

and to add another tidbit, there is a great deal of speculation/ always has been that the painting is a fraud

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 12:32 PM

10. K&R

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 12:43 PM

11. Paintings of people are strictly forbidden in Islam. Could he have destroyed it?

Can that POS afford to destroy a $300 investment?

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Response to zooks (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 01:20 PM

15. Strictly speaking, zooks and Strictly, they are not strictly (i.e., always or absolutely) forbidden

http://www.artbook.com/9788792949967.html


"Many people believe that it is not permitted to depict human figures in Islamic art, but the Quran does not expressly forbid it, and the human figure does appear. While some Muslims have criticized and even destroyed human depictions as idolatrous, others have, from the very earliest period, commissioned works of art with human figures as an essential element. These figures appear everywhere: on ceramic dishes, inlaid metalwork, textiles, architecture and especially in detailed miniature paintings."

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 12:57 PM

13. Hopefully Rachel will eventually do a story on this...

Very interesting.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:12 PM

16. K&R

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 06:16 PM

17. Dan Brown--where are you?

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 09:21 PM

18. part reminds me of Cohen

The launderers do battle in court to help clean up the money. It reminds me of Cohen being put on retainer and being paid exorbitant fees over time, for nothing.

How many court battles are just expensive theater in order to move dirty money through a cleaning process?

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