From AlterNet.org: Russian oligarch bombshell would ‘make impeachment proceedings absolutely inevitable’: NBC analyst
It does seem quite possible that the “skeleton key” that unlocks the finances of our current president is he has had a Russian Oligarch, close to Putin, cosign for all of his Deutsche Bank loans. Our current president could be permanently indebted to Putin by now. That’s a YUGE conflict of interest.
DISCLAIMER: Since I wrote this piece MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has redacted his comments because Trump threatened to sue him if he didn’t redact it in 24 hours. They did however refuse to say it was “untrue”. While Donald Trump claims this is “Fake News”, he also has a long reputation of threatening to sue anyone that uncovers anything unflattering about himself.
Part of me also wonders if this is a semantics war? A better way to help hide a 3rd party’s interest in a loan would be for the 3rd party to guarantee the loan. Because of distance between parties it could possibly be a separate agreement that would still make the loan happen. So a loan guarantee is slightly different than a cosigning a loan. But either way someone with a good banking relationship is using their money and influence to make sure a loan goes to someone else that isn’t qualified alone.
Chris Madsen is a writer and activist based in the great state of Hawaii. He frequently writes from the unique perspective of his Pacific home. His opinions are his own.
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