This much we know:
- The Russians interfered in our election.
- Primary motivation seems to be getting the sanctions lifted.
- The sanctions put the brakes on the trillion dollar deal between
Exxon and Gazprom.
- Rex Tillerson was awarded some medal by Putin for having done
that deal between Exxon and Gazprom/Rosneft.
- Sometime in 2016 about 19.5% of Gazprom/Rosneft stock was sold to
an unidentified third party.
If you've been keeping up to date with news, then you also know this:
- The billionaire Mercer family backed Bannon via Brietbart.
- Mercer owned significant interest in Cambridge Analytica.
- Dmitry Rybolovlev and Mercers have been yachting together.
- Dmitry Rybolovlev is a significant investor in Bank of Cyprus.
- Wilbur Ross is a significant investor in Bank of Cyprus.
- Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort has had dealings with Bank
- Gazprom has been very active in Cyprus. Google Gazprombank and
In short, all roads lead to Cyprus. Then to Gazprom. And the roads are
paved with money. And it's not just money - in the words of a wise
wayfarer - it's a shitload of money.
Here's what I think happened: Putin and his cohorts have been looting
Russia and its people to enrich themselves. The oligarchy is humming
there. They found a massive oil reserve worth trillions of
dollars. Trouble was, they needed technology/know-how that only Exxon
had. So they made a deal with Exxon. But the bipartisan Magnitsky Act
that was signed into law by Obama put a kibash on the Black Sea oil
drilling deal between Exxon and Gazprom/Rosneft.
Now, if you're Putin - who could stand to gain billions if Exxon and
Gazprom could drill that oil - wouldn't you shell out some money and
influence to get that deal to go ahead? In the least, you would try to
make sure that Hillary - who would most likely continue Obama's
policies regarding Russia, and indeed, she was the Secratary of State
under Obama - wouldn't get into position of power where it hurt your
chances of getting the sanctions lifted.
If you're Putin, aren't you lucky that not only is the guy running
against Hillary a neutral party but someone who's actively tried to
court you in the hopes of getting some real-estate deals done in
Might you, then, put some money into this horse race? With the
oligarchy firmly in place I'm sure you can move a few millions via
cutouts, say, through Cyprus, into the hands of Americans. And, again,
luck is on your side - not only do you have cutouts to hand out the
money, the Americans recieving the money have already been doing the
'recieving' part of the money transfers for years! Via real-estate
deals that defies any explanation! So, you have all your pieces in
But, you say, foreign money in our elections would certainly raise
flags! Well, that's where you can thank Citizens United.
Putin makes a few calls, Rex Tillerson is in, Manafort is in, Carter
Page is in, Wilbur Ross is in, Bannon/Mercer is in, Betsy DeVos (via
Eric Prince) is in. Trump figured Jeff Sessions would block any
investigation and he was home free.
(I mean, think about it, how did Rex Tillerson become Sec. Of State?
Out of nowhere.. Where did Manafort parachute in from?)
All was going according to plan. Except, Sessions recused himself. No
wonder Trump was furious! If there was no there there, why would Trump
be furious if Sessions recused himself from the Russia
investigation. After all, there's no there there. Right?
What's in it for Trump? Why would he risk his orange neck? I wouldn't
be surprised if that mysterious 19.5% sale of Gazprom/Rosneft was part
of the package. Remember, it's not just money - it's a shitload of
With the way campaign finance works now with Citizens United, it's
insane for anyone with Gazprom kinda money to not place bets on their
favored horse in the US elections. Pick some shady organization like
the NRA and pour your money in to tip the scale in your favor. Why
wouldn't you do it? If you promise the controlling party in the
House/Senate some of that action too. The way Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes,
Rohrabacher have been going to bat to derail the investigation says
they're all in on the take.
Obama called it - the US Supreme Court fucked it all up.