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Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks (BBC)

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posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:34 PM
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Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved.

The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Mr Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine as required by US law.

The meeting at the White House was last June.

Shortly after the Ukrainian president returned home, his country's anti-corruption agency stopped its investigation into Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.

..snip...

The White House schedule said only that Mr Poroshenko would "drop in" to the Oval Office while Mr Trump was having staff meetings.
That had been agreed through official channels. Mr Cohen's fee was for getting Mr Poroshenko more than just an embarrassingly brief few minutes of small talk and a handshake, the senior official said. But negotiations continued until the early hours of the day of the visit.

Mr Poroshenko was desperate to meet Mr Trump because of what had happened in the US presidential election campaign.
In August 2016, the New York Times published a document that appeared to show Mr Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, getting millions of dollars from pro-Russian interests in Ukraine.

It was a page of the so-called "black ledger" belonging to the Party of the Regions, the pro-Russian party that employed Mr Manafort when he ran a political consultancy in Ukraine.

The page appeared to have come from Ukraine's National Anti Corruption Bureau, which was investigating him. Mr Manafort had to resign.


Asurprisingly in depth article from the front page of the Beeb.

More confirmation of skullduggery from Trump associates
as well as ... cash for access to the POTUS !




posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:39 PM
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Yeah heard this on radio 4 on way back home in the car.

Trump may not have known about this arrangement but Cohen on the other hand is going to end up in a lot of trouble



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:40 PM
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""" according to sources in Kiev close to those involved """

No not again !!

🤦👋



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: Cassi3l

Just been reading this. Cohen is looking pretty cooked. ( do I mean crooked )?
Wonder where he funneled these $$$$ ?
Some of the comments at the bottom of the article though



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:42 PM
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Total panic.



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: Whereismypassword

Same thing, same initial thoughts ...
Ultimately though,
it's hard to believe that Trump would be utterly unaware of it all



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:46 PM
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Lawyers the POS.
Anyone seen the Cohen sopranos video? Made me giggle that.
He is so screwed, let's see if he drags trump down with him.



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:46 PM
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Funny how in the last couple of days we're being deluged with these articles, right as it's being made public how the CIA, FBI, and DOJ were actively conspiring to fabricate grounds to investigate the Trump campaign.



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:48 PM
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Nothing to see here move along....just don’t tell mueller...



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:50 PM
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Same link, further down the page


None of our sources say that Mr Trump used the Oval Office meeting to ask Mr Poroshenko to kill the Manafort investigation. But if there was a back channel, did Michael Cohen use it to tell the Ukrainians what was expected of them?

Perhaps he didn't need to.

One source in Kiev said Mr Poroshenko had given Trump "a gift" - making sure that Ukraine would find no more evidence to give the US inquiry into whether the Trump campaign "colluded" with Russia.

Mr Poroshenko knew that to do otherwise, another source said, "would be like spitting in Trump's face".


Jeeeeeebus
that's all, so bad



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Funny how in the last couple of days we're being deluged with these articles, right as it's being made public how the CIA, FBI, and DOJ were actively conspiring to fabricate grounds to investigate the Trump campaign.


That’s not true Andy

Trump and his business circle were picked up on Uk and European intel surveillance into Russian criminals. They then rightly past that on to their American allies in late 2015

They were not spying on him or his friends, but because of their business actions with Russians criminals that bought attention to themselves

They can’t ignore stuff like that, and let’s be honest Trumps early NYC days had ties to mobs and after the credit crunch him and his gang liked Russian money



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: Cassi3l

Hooooooooooooooooooooooly, whaaaat?? No chance the Beeb would run this without tripple sourcing, holy crap things are going to get interesting.



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: Cassi3l

Nice catch, possible blackmail there as well!



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 12:57 PM
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Found it.

Oh bugger can someone put this in the YouTube thing I'm on my phone.

w0X29qwm42Y



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 01:03 PM
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Drawing on "senior, well placed" intelligence sources in Kiev, the report sets out this sequence of events…

As soon as Trump was elected, the report says, Ukraine stopped "proactively" investigating Manafort.

Liaison with the US government was moved away from the National Anti Corruption Bureau to a senior aide in the presidential administration.

The report states that Poroshenko returned from Washington and, in August or September, 2017, decided to completely end cooperation with the US agencies investigating Manafort. He did not give an order to implement this decision until November 2017.

The order became known to the US government after scheduled visits by Poroshenko's senior aide to see Mueller and the CIA director, in November and December, were cancelled.

The report says that an "element of the understanding" between Poroshenko and Trump was that Ukraine agreed to import US coal and signed a $1bn contract for American-made diesel trains.


Absolutely stunning,
even more so, as already stated, that it's the Beeb's top story !

And that got me thinking too about why now ?
why this ... slew ... of stories that are all so damaging to certain people

And then i realized : in two weeks time, on June the 12,
someone is going to court



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 01:06 PM
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Wonder if this is the reason he is so pi$$ed today



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 01:06 PM
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originally posted by: testingtesting
Found it.

Oh bugger can someone put this in the YouTube thing I'm on my phone.

w0X29qwm42Y


NVM I cant get the video to embed....sorry
edit on 2/19/2013 by Allaroundyou because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 01:13 PM
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So now who is this information coming from?

"Unnamed sources".

This could be Hillary Clinton calling in wearing her Russian hat.



posted on May, 23 2018 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: testingtesting




posted on May, 23 2018 @ 01:15 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
""" according to sources in Kiev close to those involved """

No not again !!

🤦👋



It's Hillary. She will never get over the rejection from America,
and has now turned to adoring Russian fans to salve her bitter soul.







 
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