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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 08:13 AM

What's your opinion on this read (Trial balloon for a Coup)? Sounds pretty accurate to me.

A person from the Women's March Delaware sent this out over FB. I hadn't seen any of this guy's articles, but I'm going to go back and read some of them. How on earth do we use our laws to stop these tyrants when branches of government are ignoring court orders? I can't see the Repubs in Congress pulling back from this. Hell, they're going along for the ride.

I was really torn as to whether I should tag Carper, Coons, Carney and Blunt-Rochester on my FB post. Not that it would necessarily do any good, but someone in their office might see it. I didn't because I wasn't sure if the source was good enough or not.

https://medium.com/yonatanzunger/trial-balloon-for-a-coup-e024990891d5#.2i07ssznd

"Finally, I want to highlight a story that many people haven’t noticed. On Wednesday, Reuters reported (in great detail) how 19.5% of Rosneft, Russia’s state oil company, has been sold to parties unknown. This was done through a dizzying array of shell companies, so that the most that can be said with certainty now is that the money “paying” for it was originally loaned out to the shell layers by VTB (the government’s official bank), even though it’s highly unclear who, if anyone, would be paying that loan back; and the recipients have been traced as far as some Cayman Islands shell companies.

Why is this interesting? Because the much-maligned Steele Dossier (the one with the golden showers in it) included the statement that Putin had offered Trump 19% of Rosneft if he became president and removed sanctions. The reason this is so interesting is that the dossier said this in July, and the sale didn’t happen until early December. And 19.5% sounds an awful lot like “19% plus a brokerage commission.”

Conclusive? No. But it raises some very interesting questions for journalists to investigate."

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woodsprite Jan 2017 OP
lapfog_1 Jan 2017 #1
Pachamama Jan 2017 #2
woodsprite Jan 2017 #3
Pachamama Jan 2017 #6
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KittyWampus Jan 2017 #5
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csziggy Jan 2017 #9
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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 08:31 AM

1. yup. sounds pretty spot on to me

also, he should have added that someone in the inner circle outed the CIA assets inside the Russians cyber invasion operation, hence the arrests and one killing and a couple of disappearances of the last week or so

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 08:33 AM

2. This is a an excellent analysis of events and possible reasons...now I really am not going to sleep

...must read for all DU...

Get thee on to the greatest pages...

PS: put some of the read on your post...

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 09:17 AM

3. Updated the post w/ what I thought was the most interesting part. n/t

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 10:13 AM

6. The part you included about 19.5% of Rosneft sold & that being mentioned in Dossier is important

I hope that is further investigated. I also found the discussion about the state department exodus, or rather "purge" also fascinating and chilling. Finally the comments about the power that DHS has and their not only controlling the coastlines and borders within 100 miles and not answering and ignoring judicial orders, but that they have 45,000 officers and were given the green light last Wednesday 1/25 or hire an additional 15,000.

Coincidink? Hardly...

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 09:19 AM

4. I saw that and found it interesting also

There is no way this immigration thing is truly for the purpose of national security. It's a power play. See if they can get away with it.

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 09:23 AM

5. Thank You so much for bringing this to our attention.

 

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 12:00 PM

7. follow the money. if you can.

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 01:10 AM

9. Business Insider: CEO of Russia's state oil company offered Trump adviser, allies a cut of huge deal

Confirmation of the Rosneft deal!

Memos: CEO of Russia's state oil company offered Trump adviser, allies a cut of huge deal if sanctions were lifted
Natasha Bertrand
Jan. 27, 2017, 7:06 AM

A dossier with unverified claims about President Donald Trump's ties to Russia contained allegations that Igor Sechin, the CEO of Russia's state oil company, offered former Trump ally Carter Page and his associates the brokerage of a 19% stake in the company in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions on Russia.

The dossier says the offer was made in July, when Page was in Moscow giving a speech at the Higher Economic School. The claim was sourced to "a trusted compatriot and close associate" of Sechin, according to the dossier's author, former British spy Christopher Steele.

"Sechin's associate said that the Rosneft president was so keen to lift personal and corporate western sanctions imposed on the company, that he offered Page and his associates the brokerage of up to a 19 per cent (privatised) stake in Rosneft," the dossier said. "In return, Page had expressed interest and confirmed that were Trump elected US president, then sanctions on Russia would be lifted."

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Page holds investments in Gazprom, though he claimed in a letter to FBI Director James Comey in September that he sold his stake in the company "at a loss." His website says he served as an adviser "on key transactions" for the state-owned energy giant before setting up his energy investment fund, Global Energy Capital, in 2008 with former Gazprom executive Sergei Yatsenko.

There is no evidence that Carter played any role in the Rosneft deal. But he was back in Moscow on December 8 — one day after the deal was signed — to "meet with some of the top managers" of Rosneft, he told reporters at the time. Page denied meeting with Sechin, Rosneft's CEO, during that trip but said it would have been "a great honor" if he had.

http://www.businessinsider.com/carter-page-trump-russia-igor-sechin-dossier-2017-1

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Response to csziggy (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 06:28 AM

10. K & R for anyone who missed this.

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