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originally posted by: Grambler
She is going on aboput how Trump sold property to a russian and doubled his money. Could this prove something shady happened she wonders? Hahahahahaha!
originally posted by: jhn7537
originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: Rosinitiate
I can only get CNN... I cannot justify paying for cable.
You aren't missing anything, well, other than Maddow saying nothing while talking a lot...
originally posted by: Ohanka
Blah blah blah. Made deals with Russia. How predictable.
Who doesn't exactly? It's a big, relatively wealthy country. Lots of resources, lots of big markets to expand in to.
I hope America as a state makes deals with Russia as a state. That'd be great.
In a 2004 auction, Trump snapped up the property from Gosman's Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Estate for $41 million, according to property records.
Four years later, Trump sold the mansion for $95 million.
The Russian is now planning to tear down the mansion, according to Palm Beach planning and zoning records.
There's reason for Rybolovlev to keep valuable assets at a distance. He was involved in what's been called "the divorce of the century," a seven-year battle his wife won when a Swiss court awarded her $4.5 billion -- and later settled quietly.
Trump pointed to this deal because it clearly involved him getting richer from Russian money -- but this doesn't exactly tie him to Vladimir Putin, as the Democratic Party would like to portray.
Rybolovlev is a Russian oligarch. He made his billions by keeping a major stake in the Russian fertilizer company Uralkali just after the fall of the Soviet Union. But he wasn't beloved by the Russian government. He spent nearly a year in Russian prison in the mid-1990s on charges he hired an assassin -- until he was proven innocent and released.