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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 06:49 AM

 

Russian bank gave Marine Le Pen's party a loan. Then weird things began happening.

Source: WaPo



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PARIS —When French politician Marine Le Pen needed cash for her far-right party, an obscure Russian bank agreed to help.

Four years later, the bank has gone bust. The owner is facing a warrant for his arrest. Former Russian military officers are demanding money. And the party’s treasurer is sending off some $165,000 every few months to a woman in Moscow, unsure of where the payments ultimately will go.

The money failed to deliver Le Pen the French presidency in last year’s election, denying the Kremlin a powerful ally in the heart of Europe. Instead, the 9.4 million-euro loan, then worth $12.2 million, dragged her party into the shadowy underworld of Russian cross-border finance, putting it in league with people accused of having ties to Russian organized crime, money laundering and military operations.

The mysterious saga of the loan offers a rare look inside the Russian influence engine, demonstrating how people, companies and networks outside the Kremlin pursue President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy aims, often without a centralized plan.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/national-security/a-russian-bank-gave-marine-le-pens-party-a-loan-then-weird-things-began-happening/2018/12/27/960c7906-d320-11e8-a275-81c671a50422_story.html



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Reply Russian bank gave Marine Le Pen's party a loan. Then weird things began happening. (Original post)
laserhaas Dec 28 OP
EarthFirst Dec 28 #1
joshdawg Dec 28 #3
The King of Prussia Dec 28 #4
olegramps Dec 28 #8
onetexan Dec 28 #13
watoos Dec 28 #2
Mr. Ected Dec 28 #5
Crutchez_CuiBono Dec 28 #7
deurbano Dec 28 #9
Crutchez_CuiBono Dec 28 #10
littlemissmartypants Dec 28 #15
onetexan Dec 28 #14
onlyadream Dec 28 #6
Crowman2009 Dec 28 #11
quakerboy Dec 28 #12

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 06:57 AM

1. Money over party. Party over country. nt

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:40 AM

3. An apt description of the republican party here in the U.S.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:52 AM

4. Same here

And of the conservative party here in the UK.

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:19 AM

8. The Republican Party is and has been a criminal enterprise.

They gave us Nixon and Agnew. Spiro was forced to resign when his crooked payoffs became public. Then Nixon operated a gang of cutthroats who were burglars. He resigned and many of his henchmen went to prison. Along comes the grifter. They gave us Reagan and over twenty of his gang were changed with felonies and several went to prison. When Clinton was elected the Republicans began a series of investigations that lead no where until a bitch with the usual characterizes of a normal Republican traitor betrayed her friend and they attempted to impeach him for sexual dalliance. They gave us the Bush and Cheney presidency with a patsy president that gave us 911 and the Iraq war concocted on lies. They hounded Hillary with investigation after investigation that only proved they are complete fools on a treasonous mission. Their latest gift is beyond description. A complete incompetent moron that fulfilled Menchen prophesy:

…"On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last and the White House will be filled with a down right fool and a complete narcissistic moron." H.C. Menchen, 1920.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:02 PM

13. After Mueller's report is released, if it doesn't include the GOP i think the Dems should start an

investigation of certain members' involvement, specifically those who've received Russian $. I'm sure there are many but top names i'd like to see investigated are Nunes, Ryan & Mcconnell. I'm convinced they're in cahoots w/ the Russians. Follow the mula!!

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 07:39 AM

2. Trump is owned by Putin,

whether wittingly or unwittingly. He also appears to be owned by other countries; Saudi Arabia, Turkey, China.

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Response to watoos (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 08:19 AM

5. Might I suggest half-wittingly? eom

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 09:33 AM

7. Or

Dim-wittingly?

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:29 AM

9. Or

Nit-wittingly?

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Response to deurbano (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:35 AM

10. HAhahaha.

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Response to deurbano (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 03:48 PM

15. DUzy! eom

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:03 PM

14. LOL FITTING!!!

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 09:22 AM

6. I guess there was no French type NRA to funnel money thru. Nt

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:47 AM

11. I knew this was the case when Le Pen was praising Putin

as if he was her new lover.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 11:24 AM

12. Are there any legal proceedings?

what actual meaning does this have? Were there laws broken? Is anyone going to end up paying for this?

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