Almost immediately after Special Counsel Robert Mueller had Michael Cohen go into court and expose Donald Trump’s plot with Russian election riggers to build Trump Tower Moscow during the election, authorities raided the headquarters of Deutsche Bank – Trump’s favorite money laundering bank – and the offices of Trump’s former longtime tax attorney. But these raids have gotten little mainstream media attention. Palmer Report readers keep asking me why.
There are two reasons. The first is that we truly don’t know what’s going on with these raids. We don’t even know for certain that they are connected to Mueller’s investigation into Trump. Considering the timing and circumstances, they probably are. But no subsequent details have surfaced – and they won’t, until whatever was seized from those offices gets processed and is ready to be used as evidence in whatever legal moves are going to follow. So in fairness to the media, there’s not a lot to say about these raid for now. But that’s only half the story.
In early 2017, major British media outlets reported that U.S. and UK authorities were fining Deutsche Bank for having laundered billions of dollars from Russia to clients in places like New York City. Couple this with the endless major loans that Deutsche Bank had been floating to New York City resident Donald Trump, even though he never seemed to bother paying any of it back, and it wasn’t difficult to figure out that this bust had very probably uncovered the money pipeline from Putin to Trump. But major American media outlets completely ignored this story at the time.
You’d have to ask them why. It was fairly obvious twenty-two months ago how Putin had been keeping Donald Trump afloat financially. Maybe the American mainstream media just didn’t want to finish off a ratings goldmine like Trump too quickly. There is also a consistent pattern of major American news outlets either ignoring, or throwing shade on, any aspect of the Trump-Russia scandal that’s been uncovered by the British press.
But for now, the real reason you’re not hearing more about these two raids is there just isn’t much to say, because no one knows much yet. The real test will be when details from these raids come to light. If it becomes clear that they are in fact part of Robert Mueller’s endgame against Donald Trump, will the American mainstream media acknowledge it accordingly? We’ll see.
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