(Via The Daily Caller)
The Trump Organization has given Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Congress a slew of emails and documents about meetings involving the real estate companies’ executives, according to CNN.
And some of those records pertain to a Belarusian-American businessman who is said to be a major source for the infamous Steele dossier.
CNN reports that sometime last year, the Trump Organization, the Trump family’s real estate company, provided records dated from June 2015 through Jan. 2017.
According to CNN, the records are for “the activities of the company’s executives as well as meetings and events, including emails and calendar entries, mostly connected to campaign-related matters.”
The records include information about the June 9, 2016 meeting held at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr. and a group of Russians, the billionaire Agalarov family, which has done business with the Trumps, and a speech that Trump Jr. gave in Oct. 2016 to a pro-Russia think tank in Paris.
Trump Organization also handed over documents related to Sergei Millian, the chairman of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce who is reported to be a source cited heavily in the dossier.
Millian was identified by The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, and The Washington Post last year as a source for some of the most troubling allegations from the dossier — including that Trump engaged with prostitutes in Moscow and that the Trump campaign was colluding with the Kremlin.
Millian, whose real name is Siarhei Kukuts, has previously claimed to have ties to Trump and his real estate empire. He was also in frequent contact during the presidential campaign with George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser whose activities were reportedly the spark for the FBI’s Russia investigation, which began in July 2016.
Millian has remained low-key since the dossier was published by BuzzFeed nearly a year ago, issuing only vague denials about being a source for the report.
ABC News reported that Millian may have unwittingly talked to someone who was relaying information to Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the dossier on behalf of Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that was working for the Clinton campaign and DNC.
Millian is not identified in the version of the dossier published by BuzzFeed, but ABC reported that he is identified in a copy provided to the FBI.
Trump associates have insisted that Millian has overstated his ties to Trump and his real estate firm.
Michael Cohen, a lawyer for the Trump Organization who was in contact with Millian in 2016, has called Millian a “phony.”
He told The Daily Caller last year that he was last in contact with Millian on Nov. 2, 2016, just days before the presidential election. Millian was attempting to have Trump speak at a business event in New York or Switzerland, said Cohen.
But Cohen claimed that he rejected Millian’s request, telling him via email that “you’re clearly seeking attention, something that I have no interest in giving you.”
Cohen declined to share that email, which is now likely in the hands of Russia investigators.
Facebook Fired Pro-Trump & Anti Hillary Founder of Oculus
Every so often, Silicon Valley’s virtue-signaling, shadowbanning, anti-conservative media titans appear in Congress or devise a quick PR campaign to show to the world just how truly impartial they are with zero liberal bias. And every single time it backfires as their true ideological face quickly emerges from behind a fake, hypocritical mask.
Take the case of former Facebook executive, Oculus co-founder and virtual-reality wunderkind Palmer Luckey, who was a rising star of Silicon Valley when, at the height of the 2016 presidential contest, he donated a modest $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group. His donation sparked a backlash from his colleagues, which then led to him being put on leave, and six months later he was fired.
What is odd about Luckey’s termination, is that when testifying before Congress about data privacy earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg denied, or rather lied that the departure had anything to do with politics. In fact, neither Facebook nor Mr. Luckey ever said why he left the social-media giant.
Until now: according to a report from the WSJ, Luckey told people the reason for his termination from that bastion of apolitical impartiality Facebook, was his support for Donald Trump and the furor that his political beliefs sparked within his employer, and Silicon Valley, some of those people say.
Maxine Waters Wants Trump To Keep His Mouth Shut
As Democrats prepare to let the subpoenas fly early next year, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA.), who is preparing to become the first black female chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee in January, reiterated her vow to investigate President Trump’s ties to Deutsche Bank – which she called “one of the biggest money laundering banks in the world” – during an interview with AM Joy, adding that “it’s one of the big issues that we will be working on.”
During the wide-ranging interview, Waters also blasted President Trump’s threats to revoke federal funding from California, saying she wished he would “keep his mouth shut” when it comes to all issues pertaining to her home state (while offering no substantive response to Trump’s criticisms of harmful forest-management policies that have exacerbated the fires).
Ultimately, Maxine said, Trump and his fellow Republicans attack her because they’re afraid of having a “strong, black woman” in charge of the financial services committee.
“That’s the opposition talking about what would happen if this strong, black woman Maxine Waters is the chair of the Financial Services Committee,” Waters said, becoming animated.
“They’ve never seen anybody like me before. There’s never been a woman in the history of this country that’s been the chairperson of the Financial Services Committee, and certainly never a black woman.”
Circling back to Waters’ response to Trump, the congresswoman, who was one of the targets of several attempted mail bombings last month, accused Trump of being “clueless” about issues of “poor management” and that he was talking about something he has “no knowledge of”.
Judge To Mueller: Prove It
A Washington federal judge on Thursday ordered special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to clarify election meddling claims lodged against a Russian company operated by Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Bloomberg.
Concord Management and Consulting, LLC. – one of three businesses indicted by Mueller in February along with 13 individuals for election meddling, surprised the special counsel in April when they actually showed up in court to fight the charges. Mueller’s team tried to delay Concord from entering the case, arguing that thee Russian company not been properly served, however Judge Dabney Friedrich denied the request – effectively telling prosecutors ‘well, they’re here.’
Concord was accused in the indictment of supporting the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian ‘troll farm’ accused of trying to influence the 2016 US election.
On Thursday, Judge Freidrich asked Mueller’s prosecutors if she should assume they aren’t accusing Concord of violating US laws applicable to election expenditures and failure to register as a foreign agent.
Concord has asked Dabney to throw out the charges – claiming that Mueller’s office fabricated a crime, and that there is no law against interfering in elections.