Thursday, March 9, 2017

Trump approves pipeline built with Russian steel

AZBlueMeanie at Blog for Arizona does Follow the money: Coincidence or conspiracy? The Carter Paige connection. But the most interesting thing, IMO, comes from an exchange between the Blue Meanie and one of the commenters, “For Sure Not Tom.”

For Sure Not Tom | March 8, 2017 at 11:07 am | Reply

There’s a story out for the last day or two about the Dakota Access Pipeline. The one that Trump approved so quickly once in office.

Turns out it will not be made with American steel, as Trump has been saying, his “American Steel” pledge only applies to future pipelines.

And it turns out that much of the steel for the Dakota Access Pipeline appears to have been manufactured in Canada by Evraz North America, a subsidiary of the Russian steel giant Evraz.

Evraz is owned in part by Roman Abramovich, a Russian billionaire and husband to Dasha Zhukova.

Dasha Zhukova is good friends with Ivanka Trump, FDOTUS.

Roman Abramovich was the first person to originally recommend to Boris Yeltsin that Vladimir Putin be his successor as the Russian president. When Putin formed his first cabinet as Prime Minister in 1999, Abramovich interviewed each of the candidates for cabinet positions before they were approved. Subsequently, Abramovich would remain one of Putin’s closest confidants.

It’s been less than two months and we’re seeing corruption on an epic scale and so much of it goes back to Russia.

Trump’s presidency is doing one good thing, it’s forcing reporters to dig and do some work and report instead of just taking the press release from Mr. Spicy Facts and heading to the next cocktail party.

AZ BlueMeanie | March 8, 2017 at 3:13 pm | Reply

I believe you are referring to a report at Counterpunch, How a Russian Steel Oligarch and Putin Ally Is Profiting from Keystone XL

And here is the reporting that Counterpunch references from Desmog,How a Russian Steel Oligarch and Putin Ally Is Profiting from the Keystone XL Pipeline

For Sure Not Tom | March 8, 2017 at 5:07 pm | Reply

Yessir, that’s the stuff.

It always comes back to Russia with these Trumps. Or China. Or, as it turns out, Iran.

There’s some interesting stuff on about The Trump Tower Baku in, of all places, Azerbaijan.

“Conflicts of interest have been a permanent fixture of Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency. But a new report from the New Yorker shines a damning spotlight on one of Trump’s most ethically hazy deals, and one that may leave the Trump Organization open to federal prosecution: The Trump Organization’s work to build and manage a hotel in Azerbaijan in partnership with corrupt oligarchs, themselves apparently linked to individuals tight with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.”

Here’s the article they reference:

Trump has stated in the past he despises the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA).

I wonder why?

Let’s see what he tweets next to distract us from how dirty he is.

I hope Trump gets a cell next to Joe Arpaio’s.

… we can still look in awe in the corruption that is the Trump family …

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