Politics of dating leave members red faced
Kaveladze, who says he has worked for Crocus Group since the late 1980s, was once at the center of a US government investigation into Russian money laundering. Chuck Grassley, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee’s probe of Trump’s firing of Comey and possible collusion between the Trump camp and Russia, is “conducting a series of alternative investigations into tangential subjects,” in a way that seems to be designed “to minimize the culpability of Trump and his aides and to deflect attention from the core issues of the controversy.” July 19: The White House confirms that Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin had a second, previously undisclosed, meeting at the G-20 Summit on July 7, and it lasted “nearly an hour.” -The reports that Paul Manafort was in debt to pro-Russia interests by as much as million before joining Donald Trump’s campaign as chairman in March 2016.
This is reflected in financial records filed in Cyprus, which show that Manafort may owe up to .9 million to a Cyprus shell company connected to Ukraine’s pro-Russia Party of Regions, and .8 million to a company in the British Virgin Islands connected to Russian aluminum magnate and Putin ally Oleg Deripaska.
It’s tough to keep track of all the relevant events, pertinent ties, key statements, and unraveling claims.
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November 5, 1996: Media reports note that Trump is trying to partner with US tobacco company Brooke Group to build a hotel in Moscow.
January 23, 1997: Trump meets with Alexander Lebed, a retired Soviet general then running to be president of Russia, at Trump Tower.
December 7, 1988: Trump welcomes the wrong Gorbachev to New York—shaking hands with a renowned Gorbachev impersonator outside his hotel.
December 8, 1988: President Ronald Reagan invites Donald and Ivana Trump to a state dinner, where Trump meets the real Gorbachev.