Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Did Trump Do Business With Iranian Terrorists?

Mod: Lock him up!

New Report Shows Trump Hotel Linked To Iranian Terror Organization (AddictingInfo.com link): Donald Trump likes to talk tough on terror. However, a new report links a Trump hotel to – you guessed it – a terror cell. Trump and his daughter-wife Ivanka built a hotel and tower in Azerbaijan in 2008 that was first a swanky high rise full of apartments, but in 2014 it became yet another Trump hotel. However, neither incarnation of the project ever opened for business.

Now, it seems that the whole thing – called the Trump International Hotel and Baku – is just a front for corruption tied to an oligarch by the name of Ziya Mammadov. Mammadov’s father also happens to be the transportation minister of Azerbaijan. The United States government believes that this man is guilty of money laundering for Iran’s military. He has never been brought up on any such charges, though.

The whole thing looks even shadier when one considers statements from a former official with Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Tourism. He says of the Trump property:

“Why would someone put a luxury hotel there? Nobody who can afford to stay there would want to be in that neighborhood.”

So, in other words, they have a dormant hotel in a lousy neighborhood for what legitimate purpose exactly? It also turns out that the aforementioned Ziya Mammadov, along with his brother Elton Mammadov are the ones who signed off on this sham property. It also helps to know that this whole family is corrupt to the core and basically make their money through government corruption. They also have suspicious ties to the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. This is a terrorist cell that engages in things like trafficking drugs and sponsoring terrorist activities.

Of course, one of Trump’s equally shady lawyers, Alan Garten, has already brushed aside the claims, saying that all Trump did was lend his name to the building and has no real ties to this whole corrupt mess. The thing is, though, there is money going into Trump’s pockets via this deal – to a tune of at least $2.8 million, perhaps more. To that end, do not expect any sort of rebuke of this corruption and sponsoring of terrorism from the Trump Administration.

Clearly, Trump’s worldwide business interests will influence United States policy, when indeed it should not, ever. This is dangerous beyond anything we have ever seen before. He must be removed.

Mod: The entire report can be read here, at the New Yorker (link).

Trump is incredibly ‘p*ssed off’ no one believes his Obama ‘wiretaps’ story, says adviser (Raw Story link): One of Pres. Donald Trump’s top confidants and close White House advisers said on Sunday that he hasn’t seen the president “this p*ssed off in a long time” and that Trump is vowing, “I will be proven right” about accusations that former Pres. Barack Obama wiretapped the phones at Trump Tower in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election.

TheHill.com reported that Newsmax.com CEO Christopher Ruddy published an essay on Sunday attacking Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY) and praising his boss’ performance through a week rocked by major revelations regarding Trump and his staff’s communications with agents of the Russian government during the 2016 campaign and White House transition.

“I’ve been watching Chuck Todd’s ‘Meet the Press’ as I write this. There is actually little talk about this unprecedented wire-tapping and even less worry over it,” wrote Ruddy.

On Sunday morning, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told “Meet the Press” emphatically that the wiretapping does not exist. It never happened, he said, “There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time as a candidate or against his campaign.”

Ruddy said, “I spoke with the President twice yesterday about the wiretap story. I haven’t seen him this p*ssed off in a long time. When I mentioned Obama ‘denials’ about the wiretaps, he shot back: ‘This will be investigated, it will all come out. I will be proven right.’”

At this juncture, it appears most likely that Pres. Trump got the idea that Obama wiretapped Trump Towers from right-wing news sites Breitbart.com and InfoWars, which both — along with conservative radio shouter Mark Levin — ran with the wiretap story on Thursday and Friday in spite of a lack of evidence supporting the charges.

On Sunday, FBI Director James Comey urged the Justice Department to speak out against the president’s calls for investigations into wiretaps he has yet to prove exist. The White House has given its top attorneys the job of producing evidence of the wiretaps and ordered Congress to investigate them, as well.

Mod: It looks like Trump has been caught pushing fake news again.

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68 comments:

  1. For a moment there I thought wait; what happened to whining about Russia!
    Azerbaijan is what it is. Your friend Rep. Adam Scheif(Intel Comm.) of Burbank could tell you a thing or two. He continues the denial of Armenian Genocide when his Campaign promises where to have President Obama recognize what Turkey was guilty of doing.

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    1. What's that got to do with the Trump clan doing business with terrorists? You do know that if they were convicted of doing that they would be eligible for a nice long prison sentence at Club Fed, right?

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    2. It's all about the distraction. Denial of what goes against the narrative. Cry baby antics.

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    3. Millions of Californians would likely lose health coverage under GOP's Obamacare replacement, experts say
      http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-obamacare-repeal-20170307-story.html

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  2. Anti-Trumpers getting desperate. I'm glad to spend 20 seconds writing one or two sentences while the poor person who writes this blog spends hours putting it together and it has no effect whatsoever on stopping Trump from making America Great Again.

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    1. You don't think laughing at the crazy president is fun?

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    2. More nonsense from the crazy president:

      Donald J. Trump‏
      "122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!"

      He took the 122 number from a Fox News broadcast, but he assumed the prisoners were released by the Obama admin, when in fact it was the Bush admin. As of July, 122 former Guantanamo detainees were confirmed to be re-engaging in terrorism, while another 86 were suspected to be, according to the most recent Office of the Director of National Intelligence report on former Guantanamo detainees released in September. Of those confirmed, 113 were released by former President George W. Bush and nine were released by Obama.

      http://thehill.com/policy/defense/322541-former-guantanamo-detainee-killed-in-yemen-airstrike

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  3. This is happening faster than we thought it would. Trump is going to get disgusted with everything and just quit. That of course will have his followers even more up in arms and just like inner breading we will have inter fighting. What an ugly mess. If this goes to far we will have people in white suites from the funny farm arriving at the WH.

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  4. A Healthcare Bill where all Americans will be treated equally.

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    1. BS aside, it is dead in the water.
      4 Republican Senators Just Rebelled Against the House Plan to Repeal Obamacare
      http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/03/republican-senators-obamacare-medicaid-expansion-portman-capito-gardner-murkowski

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  5. Trump touts his role in Exxon announcement, but the plan predates his presidency
    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-updates-everything-president-trump-congratulates-exxon-touts-jobs-1488850030-htmlstory.html

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  6. Is China saying "don't defend yourself "?
    North Korea has missles that can reach California and China is upset with the U.S. setting up a system in South Korea that can shoot the down.

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    1. North Korea does not have missiles that can reach California. Are you a Kim Jong Un fan or something?

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    2. Wait what about Reagan's trillion dollars 'Star Wars' defense system? That supposed to save us from the communists.

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  7. 30% of Guantanamo prisoners have returned to fight and kill Americans. President Obama released them. President Trump is cleaning up and out the pit.

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    1. Sorry Bright Bart, most of them were released by Bush II.

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    2. Trump blames Obama for releasing Guantanamo Bay detainees who were mostly freed under Bush
      http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-blames-obama-gitmo-releases-bush-article-1.2990555

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    3. Learn to read real news you fool!

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    4. Fact-Check: Trump Is Wrong About Guantánamo Detainees
      https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/us/politics/guantanamo-bay-trump.html

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  8. I would ask Directorof Intelligence, James Clapper, if wiretapping doesn't exist, how do you know the Russians listened to Podesta when he shamed Hillary?

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    1. Idiot. Clapper was talking about Trump's cooked up Trump Tower claims. This is something entirely different, and has nothing to do with the conversation.

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  9. 7:22am. Exxon alert: The 20 billon dollars and 45,000 jobs will happen on President Trumps watch. "Get er Done"-MAGA

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    1. It is understandable that Trump would be claiming the achievements of Obama. They are so much better than his.

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    2. What a coincident trump Secretary of State is former Exxon CEO. Pay to play swamp elites. You fool.

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  10. 8:04 AM, would you agree this escalation in Obama hating came about the same time New Yorkers totally and completely rejected Trump as a super hero by jubiliantly cheering the former and forever President on the sidewalk after a private meeting in NYC a couple of weeks ago? Those defiant women in pink cat ear toques have undone the balmy faux president with their marches forcing Donald to send out his paid organizers to show the country that he, too, can cause 10's of people to rally. DT was once embarrassed by negative comments on Melania and Invanka's totally inappropriate dresses in a recent joint address.

    Where does it stop? All he wants is his due! Wait a minute! Isn't that what he's getting.

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  11. Yea, did you see all those Secret Service guarding Obamafoo when he stopped in for a Starbucks coffee? How much money are tax payers spending on following that family around?

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    1. All former presidents and their families are given Secret Service protection under United States law. Why would you not want that?

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    2. Impure idiot. When you're old enough to vote youll understand better. Hopefully.

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    3. You just hate Obama.

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    4. I would expect that Bush 1 and 2 and Carter and Clinton all still have Secret Service protection as well as Obama.

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  12. Only tweny five, long tusk Elephants left in the wild. In the African State of Kenya, President Obama 's fathers land; poachers killed the longest tusk, fifty year old Elephant.
    Why didnt President Obama send any money to assist in Sanctuary funding to guard these endangered animals?

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    1. White House Tours are back.
      The Peoples House, is open to the public again.

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    2. Childish babble. Can't distract your way out of this.

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    3. Did Trump do business with Iranian terrorists?

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    4. Some extremist trolls still think Obama was from Kenya, but sorry he's the president of the US

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    5. Troll hates Obama because he's not white enough

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  13. The Patients Healthcare Bill is focused on the needs of familes and individuals.
    Five core principles will guide this bill.

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    1. G.O.P. Health Bill Faces Revolt From Conservative Forces

      Dead in the water. The GOP is in a state of civil war over it.
      https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/us/politics/affordable-care-act-obama-care-health.html

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  14. Donald Trump has claimed repeatedly that he has had no contact with Russian officials as a presidential candidate. He is lying.

    Trump personally met with the Russian ambassador on April 27, 2016, prior to a major foreign policy speech. The Wall Street Journal, in a report that was little-noticed at the time but was recently picked up by AMERICABlog News, reported the meeting last year.

    A few minutes before he made those remarks, Mr. Trump met at a VIP reception with Russias ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak. Mr. Trump warmly greeted Mr. Kislyak and three other foreign ambassadors who came to the reception.

    Kislyak, according to multiple contemporaneous news reports, was seated in the front row. It was an invitation-only event.

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-personally-met-with-russian-ambassador-during-campaign-cc59ae305032#.80c6aqxav

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  15. That is a very strange looking building.

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    1. He got the idea for it at one of those wild russian parties

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  16. 11:29am. The world knows that Obama "; did" business with Iran/Terriost's.
    Billions of dollars were released to Iran and sanctions lifted; per President Obama and his administration.
    You still view the world; as Hollywood entertainment won for LaLa Land.
    The time for living in realisms is now.
    Hotel vs. Nuclear weapons....hummm....

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    1. The Trumps engaged in criminal activity. One more item for the investigators.

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  17. Google the country of Dubai if you want to see strange buildings!

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  18. It took FOIA for Park Service to release photos of Obama, Trump inauguration crowd sizes:
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/07/politics/national-park-service-inauguration-crowd-size-photos/

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    1. Trump wasn't particularly popular back then. Now 65% of those in a recent poll want him to be investigated by a special prosecutor.

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  19. Don't forget to vote today.

    A NO vote will keep sales tax from going up 1/4% for TEN years.


    A YES vote will raise your sales tax 1/4%.

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    1. Get out and vote NO

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    2. I voted no. Don't forget to wear red tomorrow in support of women's international day - or don't go to work!

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  20. Measure H only creates more oversite and "consultant 's" to study Homelessness. Creates's more "jobs", for those with degrees to go out with questioner's and ask how can "we" assist you and do you want to "work" and do you take or need medications!!!!!!!!!!
    More money grab and zero help for Homelessness.

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    1. Never fear almighty trump will solve everything. Mahhhhgahhhhhh

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    2. He'll put his butt behind it.

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  21. Obama had eight years of doing nothing

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    1. Trump just wants to see the world burn.

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  22. I was alerted to this by a friend:

    Visa Fraud Investigation Scam - Snopes.com
    www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/creditcard.asp
    Scam: Callers pretend to be fraud investigation agents for Visa and MasterCard in order to obtain credit card security codes. ... It worked like this: Person calling says, “This is Carl Patterson (any name) and I’m calling from the Security and Fraud department at VISA.

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  23. Any word on how many of the terrorists released by W(orst pre-DT) were taken out by Obama?

    Ya know, yet another mess O had to fix like 2 wars, crashed economy, etc.

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  24. Caught lying again:
    Despite repeatedly denying that he met with the Russians during his 2016 campaign, it has been revealed that Donald Trump spoke with and “warmly greeted” Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak prior to giving a foreign policy speech on April 27, 2016.

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  25. 4:56pm. When did "he" fix it? The two wars and crashed economy. Will we see "it" at the movies? Maybe Warren and Faye will read the Oscar winning "it" movie next year?

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    1. Read some news other than Breitbart, chump. You are the most boring debater ever.

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  26. 1:14pm. Maybe because he's not black enough.

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  27. About the wire tap on Trump. The joke is on him saying he was wire tapped. The facts are ..... if you own a smart phone, smart TV, GPS in your car or any voice activated smart device in your home you are opened up for being listened to. No need to wire tap. Even if you are not talking on your phone people can listen to your room conversations, a little scary isn't it?

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    1. Just more lies from the trump swamp. Don't let him or his trolls distract you from the real business that's going down.

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  28. 5:20pm. I suggest you curtail talking out loud to your self and don't leave home without your aluminum foil hat.
    Lets debate the paranoia you are developing by living during GenX.

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    1. Did he walk on your lawn?

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    2. That was pointless

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  29. Your ever watchful friendly neighbor, Uncle SamMarch 7, 2017 at 8:46 PM

    6:21 and 6:50. Are you kidding me? Did you not read the news today about the CIA. I hope no one in SM has a Samsung "smart" TV. It's sad how little Americans truly care about personal rights, privacy, and curtailing flagrant government abuse. Just to be "secure", irony not withheld.

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    1. They are too afraid of the outside world to worry about real security

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