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Ambassador Huntsman’s first week a whirlwind with Putin, Trump meetings
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Washington U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s first week in the post was a whirlwind as he landed in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and later flew back to Washington to sit down with President Donald Trump. He also gave …
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Washington U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s first week in the post was a whirlwind as he landed in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and later flew back to Washington to sit down with President Donald Trump. He also gave …
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Washington U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s first week in the post was a whirlwind as he landed in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and later flew back to Washington to sit down with President Donald Trump. … Huntsman 
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Washington U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s first week in the post was a whirlwind as he landed in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and later flew back to Washington to sit down with President Donald Trump. He also gave …

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Washington U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s first week in the post was a whirlwind as he landed in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and later flew back to Washington to sit down with President Donald Trump. He also gave …

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Palmer Report: Robert Mueller makes striking Trump-Russia move in Federal Court

Major news events have often had a way of leaking out on Friday afternoons in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, sending news outlets scrambling to cover them over the weekends. Now it turns out we may be about to have yet another interesting weekend, thanks to a striking move that Special Counsel Robert Mueller made today in Federal Court that could send shockwaves through everyone involved in the Trump-Russia scandal.

Here’s how ABC News summed up today’s development in a tweet: “Robert Mueller’s team met behind closed doors today w an unknown group of attorneys & chief judge of US District Court in DC” (link). This is far from a typical move for a prosecutor, and it points to something significant being afoot. Most likely, it means Mueller was trying to get approval on something so major it required the involvement of the chief judge, and so tide-turning that the other side’s attorneys were desperately trying to prevent it from happening.

It’s worth pointing out that Robert Mueller has pretty much gotten his way on everything thus far in his investigation. For instance, when he asked for a no-knock warrant for Paul Manafort’s house, a judge granted it. This is because Mueller is savvy enough to only ask for things when he knows he has sufficient justification to receive them. So it’s highly likely that he once again got his way today. Considering the stakes involved, this probably involves a high level raid or an indictment.

So now we wait to see what comes next. Frustratingly for the public, many of Robert Mueller’s moves haven’t leaked out until days or weeks after he’s finished going through with them. But this only serves as a reminder that he’s been three steps ahead of the public and thus three steps ahead of everyone on Donald Trump’s team all along.

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Why this matters: As special assistant to the president for intelligence programs, Barry will be crucial to the smooth functioning of President Trump’s national security team, and will be responsible for aligning the intelligence community’s policy 
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Q: Did President Donald Trump repeal a rule that aims to block some people with mental disorders from buying guns? A: Yes. The Social Security Administration is no longer required to submit the names of certain mentally disabled beneficiaries to a 

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To further the imperfect political analogy, they play roles similar to the ones Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania did in helping put Donald J. Trump into the Oval Office even though Hillary Clinton won more of the popular vote in November. There are …

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To further the imperfect political analogy, they play roles similar to the ones Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania did in helping put Donald J. Trump into the Oval Office even though Hillary Clinton won more of the popular vote in November. There are …

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Palmer Report: U.S. Senator acknowledges Russia could have hacked the vote total for Donald Trump

If you’re like me, you’ve known since election night that the results were essentially impossible. It wasn’t inconceivable for Donald Trump to have won, but it was just about impossible for him to have won in the particular way that he did. The polling ended up correct everywhere in the nation except in certain swing states that Trump happened to win. The margins weren’t right. The recounts exposed funny business before Trump-friendly judges shut them down. This election appears all along to have been rigged. Now you’re not alone in acknowledging that scenario, because a U.S. Senator just entered the fray.

Earlier this week, Senate Intel Committee Chair Richard Burr who had largely been on the up and up in the Russia investigation up to now gave a strangely dishonest performance in a press conference. He claimed that Trump Russia dossier author Christopher Steele wasn’t willing to meet with the committee, and then it leaked out the next day that Steele was willing to meet. Burr also claimed to definitively know that Russia didn’t hack in and change actual vote totals. That last part was enough for Senator Ron Wyden, who also sits on the Senate Intel Committee, to speak up and acknowledge the real truth.

Wyden has told Mother Jones that “The chairman said that he can say certifiably that there was no vote tampering. I do not agree with this judgment. I dont think it is possible to know that. There was no systematic analysis of the voting or forensic evaluations of the voting machines.” (link). This is a big deal. Wyden isn’t specifically saying he’s seen evidence of vote total hacking, but he’s the first major politician to publicly acknowledge the possibility. He wouldn’t do this unless he had something to go on.

It’s clear that Senator Wyden knows something we don’t. We don’t yet know what that is. But he’s savvy enough that he wouldn’t publicly float even the possibility of hacked vote totals unless he’s seen something that he knows is going to at least partially back that up. If you’ve studied the vote total math, you’ve known all along that numbers just don’t work that way, and that someone or something altered the totals in key swing states. Wyden is sticking his neck out for a reason. He knows that genie can’t be put back in the bottle. This means we’re going to find out what really happened eventually.

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How NRA Advertising Changed The Second AmendmentAnd American Gun Culture
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Fast-forward to the year after Sandy Hook, as President Obama introduced proposals looking to ban automatic weapons, limit magazines to 10 bullets, have universal background checks for all firearms buyers, and increase scrutiny of mental health 
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The university says this is common, but at least one previous speech in the university’s Kuehne Speakers Series, by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, allowed for news media coverage. Sorry, not this time. Trump Jr. reportedly is being paid $100,000 

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As numbers plunge Trump warns of calm before the storm… attacks contraception coverage moves to nix banking regulations

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Only 24% of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction, according to an AP poll. Thats a 10-point drop since June. 67% of Americans disapprove of the job Donald Trumps doing, including about a third of Republicans.

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Trump was expected to withdraw his endorsement of the nuclear deal with Iran next week, and used a group photograph before a dinner with military leaders and their spouses to warn cryptically that the evening represented the calm before the storm.

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TRUMP: “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.”

REPORTER: “What storm Mr. President?”
TRUMP: “You’ll find out.” (via Satellite News) pic.twitter.com/bWMzGrDPNa

@PressSec to @CeciliaVega on Pres. Trump’s “calm before the storm” comment:”We’re never going to say in advance what [Trump] is going to do” pic.twitter.com/oFnOCpMPpz

Two new federal rules could result in a loss of contraception coverage for thousands of women, allowing publicly traded for-profit companies and universities to opt out of a so-called contraception mandate by citing a religious or a moral belief.

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The Treasury department recommended rolling back key regulations on Wall Street, including pay disclosure rules. By streamlining the regulatory system, we can make the US capital markets a true source of economic growth, secretary Steve Mnuchin said.

What could go wrong?

Attorney general Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping directive that undercuts federal protections for LGBT people, telling agencies to do as much as possible to accommodate those who claim their religious freedoms are violated.

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Former vice-president Joe Biden issued a scathing denunciation of Trump in a thinktank speech Thursday night, saying: Its not alarmist. Were walking down a very dark path that isolates the United States on the world stage.

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A feminist group is playing Trump’s Access Hollywood tape on the big screen by the Washington Mobument for the next 12 hours pic.twitter.com/jfB8jjie7F

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The Politics of Resentment: Carving Up America
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Kathy Cramer, author of the 2016 book “The Politics of Resentment,” said divisive politics is nothing new, but it’s become much more prominent. She said candidates are capitalizing on racial divisions, economic anxiety and the belief that some people 

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Mali: Security Council urges parties to adopt timeline for implementing peace agreement
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Expressing a concern about the security situation in Mali and the threat posed by terrorism and transnational organized crime in the Sahel region, the Council underlined that the efforts by the force of the Group of Five for the Sahel States to counter 

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley on Friday asked the FBI to explain how foreign intelligence sharing has affected its use of an unverified dossier containing salacious allegations about President Donald Trump for its Russia investigation. The
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Trump dossier’ on Russia links now part of special counsel’s probe: sourcesReuters
Chuck Grassley presses FBI for more details on ‘Russian dossier’Washington Examiner
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Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley on Friday asked the FBI to explain how foreign intelligence sharing has affected its use of an unverified dossier containing salacious allegations about President Donald Trump for its Russia investigation. The 
Trump Dossier Author Is in Talks With Senate Intel CommitteeNBCNews.com
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Donald Trump humiliates himself during meeting with military Generals

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Mike Pence and Rex Tillerson are now at war with each other

Mike Pence and Rex Tillerson are now at war with each other

This is getting uglier by the minute

The three Donald Trump administration officials most likely to resign today

The three Donald Trump administration officials most likely to resign today

The three Donald Trump administration officials most likely to resign today

It’s Friday, which in the Donald Trump era usually means that either a major bombshell about his Russia scandal will hit the newswires, or that a key member of the Trump administration will resign in

Another major candidate endorsed by Donald Trump is going down in flames

Another major candidate endorsed by Donald Trump is going down in flames

Another major candidate endorsed by Donald Trump is going down in flames

Things just keep getting worse for Trump

Donald Trumps senility is even worse than we thought

Donald Trumps senility is even worse than we thought

Donald Trumps senility is even worse than we thought

He’s declining by the hour

Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry busted in corruption scandal

Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry busted in corruption scandal

Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry busted in corruption scandal

This is far worse for Perry than an “Oops” moment

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Donald Trump behind the eight ball

Donald Trump behind the eight ball

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Ambassador Huntsman’s first week a whirlwind with Putin, Trump meetings – Salt Lake Tribune


Salt Lake Tribune
Ambassador Huntsman’s first week a whirlwind with Putin, Trump meetings
Salt Lake Tribune
Washington U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s first week in the post was a whirlwind as he landed in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and later flew back to Washington to sit down with President Donald Trump. He also gave …
Trump’s new ambassador in Moscow says US and Russia have been ‘hand in hand on the same team in wars’ but now …Daily Mail

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Trump jokes: Sometimes Hispanics ‘are too tough’ but ‘I have to deal with it’ – Politico


Politico
Trump jokes: Sometimes Hispanics ‘are too tough’ but ‘I have to deal with it’
Politico
President Donald Trump joked Friday afternoon at a Hispanic Heritage Month event that Latino leaders in the U.S. are sometimes too tough, honoring the Hispanic community for its contributions to the nation. You teach our children. You lead our churches.
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For Trump, Puerto Rico may be the last best test of his political word – Macleans.ca


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For Trump, Puerto Rico may be the last best test of his political word
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The truth is, Trump might not have a better opportunity lying ahead to prove that he can bring Washington and Wall Street to heel, using nothing more than the force of his personality and his outsider style, and after a series of high-profile busts in 

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‘My Husband Tried To Divorce Me Over Trump’: What To Do When Politics Are Wrecking Your Life – Women’s Health


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‘My Husband Tried To Divorce Me Over Trump’: What To Do When Politics Are Wrecking Your Life
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It was three months after the super-heated 2016 election of Donald Trump and she already felt like her world was falling apart. “I felt like I was in …. And be sure to set a hard limit for your time online, both for your mental and physical health 

ACLU Files Lawsuit After Trump Reverses Obama-Era Contraception Mandate

“The Trump Administration is forcing women to pay for their bosss religious beliefs.

Norms Watch: Democracy, the Trump Administration, and Reactions to It (September 29-October 6)



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THE PRESS AND PUBLIC DISCOURSE

The New York Times reported on long-standing tension and a lack of chemistry between Trump and Tillerson, and NBC reported that Vice President Mike Pences intervention was required to keep Tillerson from resigning this past summer. Tillerson released a statement Wednesday morning denying that he was considering resigning his post.

The Washington Post reported that The already tense relationship between the two headstrong menhas ruptured into what some White House officials call an irreparable breach that will inevitably lead to Tillersons departure. A former senior official said,Trump administration official,Tillerson has no help. No team, no natural allies, and hes not hiring anyoneTheres a kind of death spiral.

In a stunning admission of his concerns about Trump, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told C-SPAN, I think Sec. Tillerson, Sec. Mattis and Chief of Staff Kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos, and I support them very much. much. He added, As I watchvery closely on many occasions, [Tillerson] ends up not being supported in a way that I would hope a Sec. of State would be supported.

President Trump tweeted angrily Thursday about NBC News and other reports on his conflict with Tillerson and on the Russia investigation. investigation. He urged NBC to apologize to America for its reporting and suggested that the Senate Intelligence Committee should focus on investigating Fake News Networks, a move many commented on for its resemblance to authoritarian leadership:

He also claimed that story that Tillerson threatened to resign wasnt true because he Trump didnt verify it:

Trump also responded to media coverage of his administrations disaster response in Puerto Rico, implicitly criticizing the victims as ingrates: ingrates:

The BBC reported that Trump told Puerto Rican officials on his visit there that they should be proud of not losing thousands of lives, as like happened in a real catastrophe like Katrina. He added that the island had thrown the U.S. budget a little out of whack.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll found that Americans are increasingly confident in the news media and less so in President Donald Trumps administration after Trumps first year in office, during which he said the press was the enemy of the people.

A Committee to Protect Journalists official testified before the U.S. Helsinki Commission that declining media freedom in the United States and Europe has emboldened authoritarian governments in Russia and other ex-Soviet states to crack down on independent media and opposition voices.

The New York Times reported that a debate has emerged within the American Civil Liberties Union about whether the organization should continue to defend alt-right groups in First Amendment cases.

WHITE HOUSE AND ADMINISTRATION

POLITICO Magazine article noted that under Rex Tillersons watch as Secretary of State, [s]killed and patriotic diplomats are leaving like never before in an exodus that is damaging the United States. The exodus is undermining the institutional strength of the U.S. foreign policy apparatus and its ability to further U.S. interests for decades to come, as well as undermining the Trump administrations ability to achieve its own policy goals.

On Monday, Trump tweeted criticisms of Tillersons efforts to engage in diplomacy with North Korea, an unprecedented case of the President publicly undermining the efforts of his own top diplomat:

The New York Times reported that HHS Sec. Tom Price resigned because of a scandal involving using government funds to pay for over $400,000 in private charter jets flights. The Times added that Trump told reporters was unhappy with Prices expression of regret, rather than contrition, and his offer to pay only a partial refund to the government.

POLITICO reported that Sen. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) tried to save Prices job by urging White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to reconsider when Kelly courtesy called Ryan Friday morning to inform him that his close friend Price was about to be fired.

BuzzFeed reported that Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Mattis, and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, have agreed to a suicide pact, an agreement whereby all three cabinet secretaries vow to leave in the event that the president makes moves against one of them.

POLITICO reported Monday that White House officials have begun investigating emails related to a third, previously unreported email account on Jared and Ivanka Trumps private email domain.

Trump weighed in on the Virginia gubernatorial race on Twitter Thursday, extraordinarily accusing Democratic candidate candidate, Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam of fighting for violent MS-13 killer gangs, while presenting no evidence . for his claim.

FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY

The Washington Post reported that Trump is planning to decertify that Iran is in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Iran nuclear agreement next Thursday, and to declare that the deal is not in the U.S. national interest. interestTrump does not plan to recommend that Congress reimpose pre-agreement nuclear sanctions on Iran. Both Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. expressed qualified support for the deal this week during congressional testimony.

The Post also reported that the move could start a chain of events that would sharply divide the United States from its closest traditional allies in the world, with a senior official from a European country that is a party to the deal adding, [T]his could push multilateralism to the breaking point.

Democratic Senators who met with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster about the Iran Deal and came away believing that McMaster opposed decertifying it. believed that he opposed decertifying it.The meeting was clearly intended for McMaster to get ideas from key Senate Democrats on how to avoid decertifying the Iran deal, which many in both parties think would destabilize relations with allies and make it harder to confront foes well beyond Iran, CNN reported.

The AP reported that Trump welcomed the Thai Prime Minister, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took power in a coup, to the White House Tuesday. Tuesday. The meeting underscored shifting U.S. foreign policy priorities under Trump, emphasizing American trade and strategic interests over democracy and human rights in the nations it deals with, wrote the APs Matthew Pennington.

Oxfam America criticized the Trump administrations response in Puerto Rico as slow and inadequate, and pledged to take the rare step of intervening in U.S. disaster relief efforts there.

THE TRUMP-RUSSIA CONNECTION

POLITICO reported that CIA Director Mike Pompeo had turned down a Senate Judiciary Committee request by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to allow Committee members to view CIA documents related to the Russia investigation. investigation.

CORRUPTION AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

The New Yorker reported that the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance dropped a potential criminal case against Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. in 2012, after Trump lawyer Mark Kasowitz donated twenty-five thousand dollars to D.A. Cyrus Vances re-election campaign and met with Vance to offer a settlement. Vance returned the contribution after Kasowitz got involved in the Trump case, and the case was dropped with no conditions just weeks after Kasowitzs settlement offer.

The magazine added, In September, 2012, within weeks of the case being resolved, Kasowitz contacted Vances campaign about hosting a fund-raiserHe personally donated almost thirty-two thousand dollars to Vances campaign, and twenty of his law firms partners and employees kicked in at least another nine thousand dollars. Then, in October, 2013, as Election Day approached, he hosted a breakfast for Republicans for Cy Vance, which raised an additional nine thousand dollars.

NBC News reported that Donald Trump Jr. has participated in a series of paid appearances since his father won the Republican nomination, raising ethical concerns about whether he is benefiting financially from Trumps presidency. Trump Jr. has been paid as much as $100,000 for appearances at U.S. public and private schools and at least one in the UAE.

The Washington Post reported that Eli Miller, Steven Mnuchins chief of staff at the Treasury, flew on hedge fund billionaire Nelson Peltzs private jet to Palm Beach, Fla. Fla.. The Post called it the latest example of senior Trump administration officials using luxury air travel even though it often raises red flags with ethics officials.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel concluded that UN Ambassador Nikki Haley violated the Hatch Act by endorsing Republican candidate Ralph Norman for Congress in South Carolinas Fifth District. The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from using their positions to advocate for or against candidates for partisan office.

Slate reported that Trump, his key advisers and family members, and many members of his Cabinet have engaged in private use of public funds to varying degrees. In an article headlined, The Incredible Corrupting White House, Jamelle Bouie noted that the fact that these instances of corruption arent uniformly egregious, however, doesnt mean they arent significantAnd while its tempting to say these are ultimately minor concernspocketing taxpayer dollars is nothing compared with provoking a confrontation with a nuclear-capable, isolated dictatorshipthe truth is that they matter as much as Trumps worst offenses.

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POLITICO reported that VP Mike Pences Chief of Staff, Nick Ayers, criticized Congressional Republican leaders at a closed-door meeting with wealthy donors, and called for a purge if Republicans of all stripes fail to unite behind Trumps agenda.

In an interview with Vice News, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) pushed a conspiracy theory when he suggested that the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. may have been a false flag operation staged by left-wing individuals backed by George Soros. He added that Soros is a Hungarian Jew who turned his own people to the Nazis.

GOSAR: Well, isnt that interesting. Maybe that was created by the Left.

VICE News: Why do you say that?

GOSAR: Because lets look at the person that actually started the rally. Its come to our attention that this is a person from Occupy Wall Street that was an Obama sympathizer. So, wait a minute, be careful where you start taking these people to.

And look at the background. You know, you know George Soros is one of those people that actually helps back these individuals. Who is he? I think hes from Hungary. I think he was Jewish. And I think he turned in his own people to the Nazis. Better be careful where we go with those.

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Who is Tevfik Arif, Part II

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In June of 2005, Tevfik Arif celebrated his birthday at the grand opening of  Turkey’s most luxurious hotel, the “seven-star” Rixos Premium Belek.

Guests came from all over the world: from America, from Latvia, from St. Petersburg, Israel, the Cote d’Azur, Ukraine and Samara.  Attendees included retired NHL star Pavel Bure, Moscow restaurateurs, Russian businessmen, and billionaires who sailed in by yacht or flew in on private jets.

Donald Trump, who had partnered with Arif’s New York company Bayrock to build a tower in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, could not make it, but he sent a message of congratulations: “Tevfik is my friend! Let’s drink to Tevfik!”

Recep Erdogan, the prime minister of Turkey and future president, stopped by to join the well-wishers, according to a gossipy report on the party in the Kremlin-friendly Russian newspaper Izvestia.

Turkey has been good to Arif.  It became Arif’s home after he left Kazakhstan in 1994. Arif obtained a Turkish passport that same year and  went into business with Fettah Tamince, the founder of the Rixos hotel chain. The two men partnered in 1999 to build a hotel Antalya. Then Arif expanded his business in New York.

Another guest at the Rixos Premium Belek was Tamir Sapir, the New York real estate tycoon and Soviet emigre who partnered with Trump and Arif to build Trump SoHo. Sapir arrived on his 160-foot yacht Mystere.

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Alexander Mashkevitch

Also arriving for the party was Israeli-Kazakh billionaire Alexander Mashkevtich. , one of Bayrock’s strategic partners. Mashkevitch’s  friendship with Arif will soon embroil him in a deeply embarrassing scandal — but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Mashkevitch and Arif had crossed paths in the post-Soviet metals industry in Kazakhstan. (See Part I) Mashkevitch, together with his partners Patokh Chodiev and Alijan Ibragimov, had joined up with Michael Cherney and Trans World Group to enter the metals business in post-Soviet Kazakhstan.

Back to Arif’s party. What a celebration! What a moment for a simple Soviet hotel bureaucrat!

Two years later, Arif will stand next to Donald Trump at another lavish party in lower Manhattan for the  launch of Trump SoHo, the tower the two men are building together.

And that was the top of Arif’s roller coaster ride.

Shortly after the Trump SoHo launch one of his employees, Felix Sater, was exposed in The New York Times as a convicted felon who had swindled investors out of $40 million with the help of the Russian and American mafia. Trump SoHo opened on 2010 and began a multi-year slide to foreclosure.

And then, on the night of September 28th, 2010, Turkish police roped down from helicopters onto a yacht and bust up a prostitution ring with underage girls that prosecutors alleged was run and financed by Arif.   Some 20 people are detained. Among them, according to the Israeli press, is the Kazakh billionaire Alexander Mashkevitch, who paid for the yacht.

Arif’s friends, including Donald Trump, can’t get away from him fast enough.  “I really don’t know him well, Mr. Arif,” Trump said in a 2011 deposition. “I’ve met him a couple of times.”

According to a copy of the bill of indictment, obtained by theblacksea.eu, the charges laid against Arif are: “Trade in human beings, involvement in, inducement or aiding and abetting to prostitution, traffic in juveniles under 18, creation of criminal organization with the purpose of commission of crime.”

Before I get a nasty letter from Arif’s lawyer, I should say that Arif was acquitted of all charges in 2011 and no underage girls were found on the yacht. It didn’t help the prosecution’s case that the ring instructed the girls not to testify. “Keep the girls as silent as the grave,” read one text.

But the indictment lists the details that Turkish police uncovered while listening in on the prostitution ring’s phone conversations for months. They recorded members of the group haggling over prices for underage girls and this exchange of text messages between a member of the prostitution ring and a woman named Olga.

Olga: “Do you want all models for sex? I should know it because many don’t agree for sex”,

The response: “Olga, client wants sex”

Or take this conversation in March 2010 where Arif discusses with his major domo, Gyundyuz Akdeniz, the arrival of five girls, (including two 16-year-olds) to meet “guests” (including Mashkevitch) at the Rixos Premium Belek.

Tevfik Arif: What is the matter, what is happening? Tell me.

Akdeniz: Do you mean the guests?

Arif: What is happening at all? I know nothing.

Akdeniz: The guests are arriving tomorrow evening. Mr. Mashkevitch will arrive.

Tevfik: When will the guests arrive?

Akdeniz: The plane will arrive in a little while, there must be four.

Arif: Umph, umph

Akdeniz: Oh, sorry, five must arrive now.

Arif: Who are they from?

Akdeniz: Two are from Sasha [provider of girls]

Arif: Umph, umph

Akdeniz: Three are from the new agency.

Arif: And those two from Sasha are the former ones, aren’t they?

Akdeniz: No, the former ones will arrive at 1 a.m.

Arif: I see, he sent the new ones.

Akdeniz: Yes, tomorrow two will arrive from Sasha.

Arif: Okey.

To be continued….

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