Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Ukrainian Oligarch Pays Hillary $25 Million. Mueller Raids Trump to Deflect Attention.

You know how the Deep State accuses President Trump of doing something they did? So they can point the finger back at Trump and control the narrative before it is made public? I think the Cohen raid was designed to find information to support another Clinton cover-up. The same way Mueller pointed the finger at Manafort to deflect blame from the real criminal, Podesta. The same way Mueller pointed the finger at Don Jr. for his meeting with the Russian lawyer that was a set-up by the DNC.
A Ukrainian oligarch paid Trump $150,000 for a 20 minute speech by video link in 2015, before he was a candidate, while the same Ukrainian oligarch donated over $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, hosted Hillary in Kiev, lent his plane to Bill Clinton and even attended Bill Clinton's 65th birthday party in their home.
Robert Mueller is reportedly probing a $150,000 donation a pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch made to the Trump Foundation in September 2015 for a speech he made by video link. In a statement to the New York Times, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation said it approached Trump and other world leaders to help “promote strengthened and enduring ties between Ukraine and the West.” It also said Trump requested the donation to his own foundation and that at the time, he had not secured the Republican nomination for president so "it was by no means assured that Mr. Trump would be the Republican nominee in 2016.” The 20 minute speech promoted closer ties between Ukraine and the West. The donation was reportedly solicited by Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose offices were raided by the FBI as part of a separate investigation.
"I am very much concerned for Ukraine, I am concerned about that region and what is going on there,” Trump told the 2015 conference during his 20 minute video link speech. “I believe that people from different corners of the world should help Ukraine. I do not think that Ukraine is getting the respect it deserves, and it has long been proving it deserves respect."
The media is failing to mention that, in 2013, Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk welcomed Hillary Clinton, while SoS, on to the live stage at his Yalta European Strategy, an annual conference he funds to promote Ukraine’s European integration and strategy, calling her: “a real megastar.” Clinton and her husband Bill, the 42nd U.S. president, have been paid speakers at the annual YES and other Pinchuk events. They describe themselves as friends of Pinchuk, who is known internationally as a businessman and philanthropist. To date, Pinchuk’s charitable foundation has given Hillary's foundation $25 million of “charitable donations” to the Clinton Foundation.
From a New York Times article:
Victor Pinchuk, a steel magnate whose father-in-law, Leonid Kuchma, was president of Ukraine from 1994 to 2005, has directed between $10 million and $25 million to the foundation. He has lent his private plane to the Clintons and traveled to Los Angeles in 2011 to attend Mr. Clinton’s star-studded 65th birthday celebration. Later, the Clintons would try to distance themselves from Pinchuk.
From a Washington Examiner article:
Emails made public Tuesday show a Ukrainian businessman and major Clinton Foundation donor was invited to Hillary Clinton’s home during the final year of her diplomatic tenure, despite her spokesman’s insistence in 2014 that the donor never crossed paths with Clinton while she served as secretary of state.
Amid scrutiny of Clinton’s ties to Pinchuk in 2014, the Democratic nominee’s spokesman, Nick Merrill, said Pinchuk had never met with Clinton during that time. He told the New York Times that, “from Jan. 21, 2009, to Feb. 1, 2013,” the Ukrainian businessman “was never on her schedule.”
Pinchuk, who has given up to $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, appeared on the guest list that was sent between Dennis Cheng, an executive at the foundation, and Huma Abedin, then Clinton’s deputy chief of staff at the State Department, ahead of a June 2012 dinner. Abedin noted in a subsequent email that the gathering would be hosted in Clinton’s home.
Pinchuk’s dinner invitation was exposed in a series of emails obtained by Citizens United.
There has been a repeated pattern of denial between the Clintons and their major donors. See: A Uranium One Primer – Clinton, Giustra & Kazakhstan’s Uranium Assets.
More from the article:
Melanne Verveer, a senior Ukrainian-American official at the State Department, often acted as a go-between for Clinton and Pinchuk. Verveer conveyed Pinchuk’s best wishes to the secretary of state in Feb. 2010 after meeting with him in Ukraine. After speaking with Pinchuk in Sept. 2011, Verveer informed Clinton that the businessman had been asked by Viktor Yanukovych, then the president of Ukraine, to relay to her some of his diplomatic interests in deepening ties to the rest of Europe.
That payment was unearthed in a subpoena of the Trump Organization by the Mueller investigation, reported The New York Times. It is one of a number of foreign payments made to Trump and his associates under the microscope (to deflect blame from the billions donated to the Clinton Foundation.)
Pinchuk, 57, made his wealth in metals, steel in particular. After achieving his doctorate in pipe design from the Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute, Pinchuk founded Interpipe in 1990, which makes metal products, most notably steel pipes.
Forbes estimates Pinchuk’s net worth to be $1.4 billion. Other assets include Credit Dnipro Bank and the media companies ICTV, Novy Kanal, and STB, according to a profile of Pinchuk in the Kyiv Post. He also owns real estate in central London.
He reportedly counts the Clintons and Blairs among his friends, as well as the singer Elton John and the late Princess Diana.
Through a foundation that bears his name, Pinchuk became one of Ukraine's leading philanthropists, donating $125 million to various causes, including Jewish ones.
Every year from 2004 until the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, which he vehemently opposed, costing him much of his Russian business, Pinchuk ran the Yalta European Strategy conference in Yalta itself. It has since moved to Kiev. The conference pushes for closer integration between the West and Ukraine, in particular Europe. Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have been paid to speak at the annual conference, reported the Kyiv Post, as Trump did later on.
“I am very much concerned for Ukraine, I am concerned about that region and what is going on there,” Trump told the 2015 conference during his 20 minute speech. “I believe that people from different corners of the world should help Ukraine. I do not think that Ukraine is getting the respect it deserves, and it has long been proving it deserves respect."
In 2016, Pinchuk settled a high profile legal battle with two other Ukrainian oligarchs—Gennadiy Bogolyubov and Igor Kolomoisky—over his attempt to purchase a metal mine in Ukraine. He accused them of taking $143 million to buy an iron ore mine which was never handed over to him. Pinchuk settled for $1 billion, reported The Independent. Pinchuk’s critics accuse him of amassing a large portion of his wealth through opaque deals while his father-in-law was president of Ukraine. Pinchuk’s wife, Elena Kuchma, is the daughter of ex-president Leonid Kuchma.
In a 2009 interview with the Financial Times, Pinchuk said he was “a proud Soviet” as a child. “I never felt I was Ukrainian or Russian,” he said, adding that, at the time, he felt the fall of the Soviet Union was “a big tragedy”.
At the time, Trump was one of several Republicans vying for the 2016 presidential nomination. In August 2015, Doug Schoen, a political consultant who works for the Ukrainian billionaire and steel magnate Victor Pinchuk, personally contacted Trump to set up the speech. Trump accepted the request but reportedly did not broach the subject of any payment. However, his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is said to have called Schoen the next day to ask for a $150,000 fee from Pinchuk in exchange for the talk.

For more of the story see: Did the Deep State Fire Up Trump Tower? https://unfakenews9856.blogspot.com/2018/04/did-deep-state-fire-up-trump-tower.html

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