June 29, 2018

Russian billionaires given access to private Trump inauguration parties

Alternet - ABC News has obtained a guest list that shows several "billionaires with deep ties to Russia attended exclusive, invitation-only receptions during Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities."

The billionaires reportedly had access to events usually "reserved for top donors and close political allies" and included at least one individual now sanctioned by the U.S. government.

“This reflects a Russian strategy of gaining access to our political leaders at a time when they are just forming a government,” Matthew Olsen, a former senior national security official who now serves as an ABC News consultant, said. “They don’t need to be spies in the James Bond sense. They are powerful people with significant wealth who are in a position to exert influence on U.S. policy makers. And they’re in a position to report back to Russian intelligence services on what they’re able to learn.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A liberal is someone who has outrage for an oligarch meeting with other oligarchs, but can't find words when Obama and Bill Clinton suck banker cock for years, first removing crucial regulation then lavishing bailout cash on motherfuckers who should have been led to the gallows.

The only Mueller probe that needs to happen is determining why Trump doing something is bad, but a poisonous trail of identical behavior by leaders in both parties is somehow invisible.

Chris Hedges called it right out of the gate: the political class hates Trump because he gives the game away. Were he not so ham-handed and selfish, you can bet that Pelosi and Schumer would be on their knees in front of him, instead of devising ways to knife Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.