In 2010, when Zev Furst and Firtash met US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor, Firtash told that he was only permitted to run his highly profitable gas business, because Russian mafia boss Semyon Mogilevich allowed him to.
After the 2004 Orange Revolution, Rinat Akhmetov hired Davis-Manafort International from 2005 to 2014.
Davis-Manafort International “forgot” to register their work for Akhmetov in FARA.
Vin Weber (partner at Mercury, Clark & Weinstock) registered as a lobbyist for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECFMU) that was funded by President Yanukovych. Vin Weber was also chairman for CIA front the Endowment for Democracy (NED).
And in the 2012 election campaign, Vin Weber was Mitt Romney’s leading foreign-policy adviser: https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/ ... pro-russia
Firtash’s legal team tried to fight extradition to the USA, with the testimony of Viktor Shokin, the former Ukrainian prosecutor general. Shokin complained that he was fired in 2015f or political reasons, because he was investigating Burisma, where Joe Biden’s son Hunter was a board member.
Shokin also wrote that (then Vice President) Joe Biden had warned the Ukrainian government to keep Firtash out of Ukraine, to stop him from influencing the country’s politics.
In February 2017, an Austrian court had Dmitry Firtash extradited to the USA.
Firtash was at first represented by the same lawyer that had been hired to defend Trump’s long-time lawyer Michael Cohen.
In July 2019, Dmitry Firtash hired a new legal team; led by attorneys Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova, who frequently defend president Donald in the media. The two have also worked closely with Trump’s lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani (former New York Mayor).
Firtash hired Toensing and diGenova on the recommendation of their Russian translator, none other than Lev Parnas: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/ ... xtradition
I’ve previously posted on the Kazakh gangster Tevfik Arif and his ties to Trump, Erdogan, Kazakhstan and Putin. One of Arif’s companies (that were heavily involved in money laundering) was Rixos with links to Viktor Pinchuk’s business partner Rinat Akhmetov...
The photograph of Tevfik’s son Arif Arif with Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan was taken at the 9th Yalta conference in Ukraine, organised by Viktor Pinchuk. Arif was invited by Pinchuk.
See Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Arif “Arif” Efendi in Yalta, Ukraine, 14 September 2012.
Arif’s associate Felix Sater has accused Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson of committing perjury.
Sater pointed out that Simpson has worked with Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who was at the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting: https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/09/feli ... n-simpson/
No!!! Our internet couldn’t be rigged, or could it?
I haven’t seen many stories with better information on Tevfik Arif, Bayrock and Doyen than this thread...
A mystery client has paid bloggers in India and Indonesia to write articles to bury some damaging story on President Donald’s suspicious ties to Tevfik Arif and Doyen...
Spokespeople for online companies in the 2 countries confirmed that they had been paid to write articles to hide articles on Trump’s ties to Arif.
The campaign is designed to manipulate internet search results so that some damaging story on Trump’s relationship to Arif, Bayrock Group and the Doyen Group is buried in the search results.
Over 50 articles were posted on obscure platforms, used explicitly to hide this story, from September 2017 to June 2018.
Indonesian writer Ongky Firmansyah wrote that he was been paid to randomly insert the names “Tevfik Arif” and “Tevfik Arif Doyen” into articles on his website.
A host of dummy social media accounts were created, with names like Tevfik Arif, Tevfik Arif Doyen and TevfikArif Bayrock: http://archive.is/6K1zG
In the fall of 2016, Donald Trump Jr. and other aides to his father met Joel Zamel, founder of the Israeli company Wikistrat, and George Nader, emissary for the UAE, in Trump Tower.
Wikistrat was led by 3 Israelis: Daniel Green, Elad Schaffer and its founder and former CEO Zamel.
Wikistrat’s advisory council includes former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden, former national security adviser James L. Jones, former deputy director of the National Security Council Elliott Abram, and former acting director of the Defense Intelligence Agency David Shedd.
Zamel was introduced to Michael Flynn by Bijan Kian and wanted to hire Flynn for Wikistrat’s advisory board: https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-th ... ers-sights
https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 5474#p5474Firestarter wrote: ↑Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:09 pmIn August 2016, Erik Prince introduced Psy-Group founder Joel Zamel to Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower. George Nader, who had worked for Prince at Blackwater, attended the meeting with Stephen Miller. Nader said that “the princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father [Donald Sr.] win election as president”.
Zamel was affiliated with an internet company based in the Philippines, WhiteKnight, which George Nader worked with.
The previously mentioned Lebanese-American George Nader has been indicted for importing child pornography and trafficking a minor for sex. In 1991, Nader had pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges.
Nader, with Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, has also been charged with laundering more than $3.5 million in foreign campaign donations from March 2016 to January 2017, including the 2016 presidential campaign.
And once again a Trump-Clinton link, Nader reportedly donated (part or all of?) this money to Clinton’s campaign.
In August 2016, Khawaja co-hosted a 2016 fundraiser for Clinton, with attendees like Haim Saban, Magic Johnson and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Nader was a liaison between Trump‘s team and Mohammed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
In August 2016, Nader and Joel Zamel met with Donald Trump Jr. to offer help to Trump‘s campaign with Blackwater founder Erik Prince.
In 2017, Nader visited the White House several times to meet Trump‘s chief strategist Steve Bannon: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/0 ... nce-075046