I may be wrong but this is my best assessment after reading the documents all morning: This is way bigger deeper, more obscene and deadly than mere “money laundering,” and I am astonished that anybody with a brain would try to spin the crux point as the nexus between Trump and Manafort. READ IT.
2006-2014, Manafort and Gates ran a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign “directed by the government of Ukraine.”
The European Centre for A Modern Ukraine.
Imagine what enough money can buy you. This group not only “lobbied multiple members of Congress and their staffs about Ukraine sanctions” but meddled in something cryptically called “the propriety of Yanukovych’s imprisoning his presidential rival, Yulia Tymoshenko…” [Italics mine.] Now we know why. The MSM is spinning this, rather insanely, as a Trump debacle, though it seems to be a bullet that barely grazes him, but is aimed at the heart of the criminal Podesta gang.
Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign in August of 2016.
Here are the burning questions: Which companies are company A and company B in the indictment? And why is nobody interested in Podesta Inc’s ties to The European Centre For A Modern Ukraine?
FARA documentation here:
And what about all this (JPG below) strangeness between The European Centre For A Modern Ukraine and the US deep state media? Is it incorrect to say there was collusion, it was with the Government of Ukraine, it was (among other things) about THEIR election, while these guys profited, took tens of millions from Ukraine, lobbied members of congress, media, put Yanukovych’s rival in prison, laundered all the profits, and Podesta Inc. was at the center of it WITH Manafort, Gates, and God knows who else?
That’s just for starters.
Tell me if I am wrong, and if so, how I am wrong. Left media is spinning this (meekly) as a Trump scandal, right wing media as a Nothing Burger–I see it as neither, but am getting disoriented, because I don’t see my interpretations reflected elsewhere.
Seems these are big crimes and Podesta is next to be indicted. I welcome corrections in my thinking, but only with documentation and proof. Speculation is only serving to further cloud the already impossibly clouded mess right now. We should take time and not jump to conclusions that fit our political stripes.