Buzzfeed – the original source of the 34 page “pissgate” dossier – has reported that the FBI is looking into over 60 financial transfers sent by the Russian foreign ministry to embassies across the globe totaling around $380,000, between Aug 3 and Sept 20, 2016 – with the memo section reading: “to finance election campaign of 2016”
“After discovering the $30,000 transfer to the embassy in Washington, Citibank launched a review of other transfers by the Russian foreign ministry. It unearthed dozens of other transactions with similar memo lines. Compliance officers in Citibank’s Global Intelligence Unit flagged them as suspicious, noting that it was unable to determine the financial, business, or legal purpose of the transactions.” –Buzzfeed
Because when trying to secretly influence an election, be sure to write “to finance election campaign of 2016” in the memo section to avoid confusion.
The Moscow bank which initiated at least one of the transfers was “VTB Bank,” which has been under sanctions since 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
While Buzzfeed doesn’t say which campaign the funds were meant to finance, or if the funds were even used for that purpose – a few things come to mind:
- Nobody thought Donald Trump was going to win, not by a long shot. Everybody thought Hillary had it in the bag. Why would Russia commit $380,000 – a paltry .0019% of the $192 million Trump spent on his campaign – towards a candidate that nearly everyone thought would lose?
- Which candidate did Russia actually have a vested interest in? Hillary Clinton was operating a pay-for-play scheme through the Clinton Foundation which Russia benefitted greatly from through the purchase of Uranium One.
- Bill Clinton was at Putin’s house the same day he collected $500,000 for a speech to the same Russian bank which issued a “buy” rating on Uranium One – a deal approved by Hillary’s state department. Money has been flowing from Russian pockets to Clinton pockets for nearly two decades.
- Tony Podesta – brother of the John Podesta, who was slated to be Hillary’s Secretary of State – lobbied for Uranium One after it was owned by the Russians.
- We also know that the $150,000 in “Russian troll farm” advertisements bought during the campaign were primarily focused on traditionally liberal activism such as BLM.
So why – given the litany of Hillary’s established ties to Russia and the promise that a Clinton II presidency held for Russia’s ability to simply buy foreign policy decisions – would they support Dyanald Trumpski?If you enjoy the content at iBankCoin, please follow us on Twitter