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Today's Newsweek Trump Cover Story: The Castro Connection

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posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 01:10 AM
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Today's Newsweek cover story will be an investigative report by journalist Kurt Eichenwald entitled The Casto Connection and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow offered a sneak peek on the air yesterday evening (5 hours or so ago).

Here's a link to the Tweet on Maddow's Twitter feed with embedded video of the segment. Here's my transcription of the excerpts revealed by Maddow:


A company controlled by Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, secretly conducted business in communist Cuba during Fidel Castro's presidency despite strict American trade bans that made such undertakings illegal, according to interviews with former Trump executives, internal company records and court filings.

Documents show that the Trump company spent a minimum of $68,000 for its 1998 foray into Cuba at a time when the corporate expenditure of even a penny in the Caribbean country was prohibited without government approval. But the company did not spend the money directly. Instead, with Trump's knowledge, executives funneled the cash for the Cuba trip through an American consulting firm called Seven Arrows Investment and Development Corporation. Once the business consultants traveled to the island and incurred the expenses for the venture, Seven Arrows instructed senior officers with Trump's company, then called Trump Hotels & Casino Resort, on how to make the venture appear legal by linking it after-the-fact to a charitable effort.

The payment by Trump Hotels came just before the New York business mogul launched his first bid for the White House by seeking the nomination of the Reform Party. On his first day of the campaign, he traveled to Miami where he spoke to a group of Cuban-Americans, a critical voting bloc in the swing state.

Trump vowed to maintain the embargo and never spend his or his companies' money in Cuba until Fidel Castro was removed from power. He did not disclose that, seven months earlier, Trump Hotels already had spent money sending consultants on the secret trip to conduct business in Havana.


Wow. Sound eerily familiar? Foreshadowing of current events?

Trump sending emissaries to meet with a sanctioned regime to discuss the potential for making Donald Trump money in the event that he was put in control of US foreign policy? Hiding illegal expenditures behind a facade of charity?

In 2000, it was Roger Stone, longtime Trump friend and personal lobbyist, who was leading the exploratory committee assessing the viability of Trump's run on the White House.

Roger Stone, senior partner of Black, Manafort and Stone (later Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly, later BKSH & Associates), perhaps the most corrupt, sleazy cadre of despot defending, tyrant promoting, dictator installing, influence peddling, crony liasoning, back channel dealing, smear campaign engineering PR hitman, electioneers, fixers, facilitators, political assassins and mercenaries the world has ever seen.

A group who in its various incarnations and via its principals counts a list of clients including the likes of Ferdninand Marcos, Viktor Yanukovych, Mobutu Sese Seko, Sani Abacha, Mohammed Siad Barre, Jonas Savimbi, Lynden Pindling and Middle Eastern arms dealer Abdul Rahman El-Assir (to name but a few). A group with a decades long list of involvements in scandals here at home and around the globe so great that any attempt to hyperbolize would likely pale in comparison to the truth?

It was Roger Stone, the sleaze that perpetually oozes in the shadows around the orange hued slime, who was once more advising Trump, bringing onboard Manafort to run their boy Donald's campaign until his decade plus involvement with Putin lapdog Viktor Yanukovych (whisked away to Russia by Putin after the mass uprising that resulted in Yanukovych's snipers assassinating dozens of protestors in Kiev) and corruption in Ukraine brought negative attention to the Trump campaign, causing him to ostensibly bow out.

After decades of dirty dealings, the ultimate coup? Installing in the White House a conduit to untold billions in secret dealings with the Eastern oligarchy?

Make Donald Trump and Friends Rich Again.
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posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 01:31 AM
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To be fair, Trump did all those things when he was still a democrat. He's found Jesus draped in the American flag now.


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posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 01:53 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

You will probably need counseling after Trump wins the election.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:01 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Hillarys team and ctr are going to hammer him on this.... It could be over.

His team will have to have a perfect response to beat it


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posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:03 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: theantediluvian

You will probably need counseling after Trump wins the election.


Have you ever come into a thread about Trump and said anything of substance, ever? Serious question. The best you could come up with is a one line personal insult? How about arguing the topic?

Am I wrong?

Anyway, shouldn't you be posting YouTube videos for high fives from the rest of the low information clique?
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posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:09 AM
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originally posted by: drock905
a reply to: theantediluvian

Hillarys team and ctr are going to hammer him on this.... It could be over.

His team will have to have a perfect response to beat it

Response??? Really?? Did Trump send classified info on unsecure devices while in cuba?
Mighty newsweek had to dig back to 1999 to try to find dirt on trump while hillarys minions bleachbitted servers supenaed by congress. This is laughable.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:14 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: theantediluvian

You will probably need counseling after Trump wins the election.


Yeah right, I doubt he's gonna allow counselors in his concentration camps.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:23 AM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

Another non-response. Given a choice between two vile, dishonest, non-transparent, cronies, one of whom is working in concert with the Kremlin, I'll take my chances with the candidate who isn't at best a useful idiot so utterly devoid of substance that he fecklessly parrots the foreign policy agenda of his pro-Putin handlers.

That is of course the best case scenario. The worst case scenario is that he's been actively conspiring to sell out our country, exchanging greater Russian global influence for personal gain.

Got a response for that?

Bleachbit? Bleachbit bleachbit bleachbit? Bleachbit. Bleachbit bleachbit bleachbit bleachbit bleachbit! Bleachbit bleachbit. Bleachbit! Bleachbit bleachbit? Bleachbit.


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posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:31 AM
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Best thing to do about it at this point is:

1) Have the FBI investigate the allegations
2) Give everyone involved immunity from prosecution
3) Release the finding that no wrong doing was discovered
4) Release all further information in Friday evening data dumps

That's how the system works now, right?



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:39 AM
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a reply to: 200Plus

I think the accepted protocol now is to wait until a complaint has been filed, have the AG solicit a campaign donation, pay her through a charity, cook the books to cover up the transaction and then throw a party at Mar-a-lago (and charge $3000 a plate).



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 03:12 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian


Sounds way too involved.

Perhaps a private meeting on a tarmac instead?

Saves time




posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 04:12 AM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: theantediluvian

You will probably need counseling after Trump wins the election.


Have you ever come into a thread about Trump and said anything of substance, ever? Serious question. The best you could come up with is a one line personal insult? How about arguing the topic?

Am I wrong?

Anyway, shouldn't you be posting YouTube videos for high fives from the rest of the low information clique?


If you don't like to get dirty then don't post every single hit-piece in the Mudpit.
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posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 09:33 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus


If you don't like to get dirty then don't post every single hit-piece in the Mudpit.


I don't have a problem getting dirty at all but lets not kid ourselves, your lack of substantive comments isn't limited to the Mud Pit.

When it comes to Donald Trump you're putting your fingers in your ears and screaming "LALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!" If you can manage it, I'd like to hear what you think makes this a "hit piece" aside from it being inconvenient for those who are in deep denial about Donald. (sounds like a super PAC — Deep Denial About Donald)



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 09:35 AM
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Didn't Kurt Eichenwald tweet something cryptic a few weeks back about Trump and then delete it?



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 09:53 AM
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a reply to: kosmicjack

He did in fact Tweet that he believed Donald Trump might have been in psychiatric care following a breakdown and asked for anyone with information to contact him.

He deleted the two tweets because people were confusing it with an announcement of his last Newsweek cover story about Trump's foreign connections.

Thread about it:

Newseek Journalist Kurt Eichenwald Tweets Then Deletes Tantalizing Trump Tweets



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: shooterbrody

Another non-response. Given a choice between two vile, dishonest, non-transparent, cronies, one of whom is working in concert with the Kremlin, I'll take my chances with the candidate who isn't at best a useful idiot so utterly devoid of substance that he fecklessly parrots the foreign policy agenda of his pro-Putin handlers.

That is of course the best case scenario. The worst case scenario is that he's been actively conspiring to sell out our country, exchanging greater Russian global influence for personal gain.

Got a response for that?

Bleachbit? Bleachbit bleachbit bleachbit? Bleachbit. Bleachbit bleachbit bleachbit bleachbit bleachbit! Bleachbit bleachbit. Bleachbit! Bleachbit bleachbit? Bleachbit.



I see your paltry 68k and raise you BILLIONS......



The Washington Post reported last week that foreign sources, including governments, made up a third of those who have given the foundation more than $1 million over time. The Post found that the foundation, begun by former president Bill Clinton, has raised nearly $2 billion since its creation in 2001. Foreign governments and individuals are prohibited from giving money to U.S. political candidates, to prevent outside influence over national leaders. But the foundation has given donors a way to potentially gain favor with the Clintons outside the traditional political limits

www.washingtonpost.com... 8668-4e7ba8439ca6_story.html

How does that response grab you? Has mighty newsweek run an indepth investigative report on FOREIGN countries bribing hillary yet?

Oh and you may want to look into the people that own newsweek now. They have some odd beliefs, but I am sure those have nothing to do with this story.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 10:52 AM
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M'eh. Think he's the only one? Corporations have been salivating over that market for decades. It's a huge tourist destination for everyone... except Americans. You have NO idea the amount of money that's going to be flowing through there soon.

ETA: This is one place where him being a businessman actually works for him.
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posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 10:59 AM
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This is what gets me about people saying that the govt needs to be run as a business. I think the average citizen gets a picture in his/her head of either their own community small business or a manufacturing business. Two things.... big business doesn't run on democracy or transparency, and the Trump Family business is real estate and marketing, not manufacturing (as opposed to, say, Ford or Boeing, etc).

And Trump (and now his children) run their business based on tax breaks, greased palms, debt, bankruptcy, and now we see another example of complete darkness and illegality as they see necessary. His foreign connections should be a concern, as he would be elected to the highest office for foreign affairs. His foreign affairs in business are a concern, as would he use his power in government for the purpose of bettering the nation or his business?

Trump's business is the Trump Family business. His children are already mad at daddy for his being the reason their business lost money this election season. Surely, one cannot be naive enough to believe that these children taking over daddy's business in a blind trust would be blind?? Those children are so far up his..... connected to daddy, that they would be speaking to him through his rear.... oops, I meant ear. Whatever Trump would do as POTUS would first be filtered through, "Hmmmm, how would it help my business?"



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Kid. Everything you just said came off the top of your head. Bleachhbit is fact. Including pay to play, Benghazi, trying to hide Bill raping. The list goes on.

Try harder with your non facts

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posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: FrontRunner
a reply to: theantediluvian

Kid. Everything you just said came off the top of your head. Bleachhbit is fact. Including pay to play, Benghazi, trying to hide Bill raping. The list goes on.

Try harder with your non facts


I'd just be happy with the topic. What has that got to do with Cuba?




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