The following is from Foreign Policy:

Democratic congressmen on the House Judiciary Committee want to know why Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly settled a money laundering case in May involving the same Russian attorney who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the presidential election to offer “dirt” on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

The civil forfeiture case was filed in 2013 by Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York — who was fired by Trump in March. The case alleged that 11 companies were involved in a tax fraud in Russia and then laundered a portion of the $230 million they got into Manhattan real estate.
The forfeiture case was heralded at the time as “a significant step towards uncovering and unwinding a complex money laundering scheme arising from a notorious foreign fraud,” Bharara said. “As alleged, a Russian criminal enterprise sought to launder some of its billions in ill-gotten rubles through the purchase of pricey Manhattan real estate.”
But Instead of proceeding with the trial as scheduled, the Trump Justice Department settled the case two days before it was due to begin. By then, Bharara had already been axed by the president. Bharara’s assistant did not immediately respond to request for comment.
In May, the Justice Department settled the case for $6 million instead of $230 million and did not demand any admission of wrongdoing. According to the lawmakers’ letter to Sessions, Veslnitskaya was surprised by how generous the settlement was, telling one Russian news outlet the penalty appeared like “an apology from the government.”

Quoniam res ipsa loquitor. It speaks for itself


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gumball 2 years 8 weeks ago

You have to wonder at what point Thom will end his financial relationship with Putin through RT.

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zapdam. 2 years 8 weeks ago


GOOD sleuthing my friend, but i hope they don't charge Trump just yet, he's personally setting right politics back hundreds of years. So the longer he's in the White House the longer Americans and the world get to see right politics at its cruelest stripped bare. Plus he's showing the world , that just because you're born on third base with a silver spoon in your mouth and inherit hundreds of millions of dollars, you can be just as stupid as the broke drugged up guy at the drop-in, if not stupider.

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DdC 2 years 8 weeks ago

The blind leading the deaf and dumbed down
They lowered the bar and the cockroaches entered.

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Trump does not intend to fire Sessions
Trump is said to be upset by Sessions's decision in March to recuse himself from all matters regarding the Justice Department's ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Jeff Sessions lied to Congress about secret meetings with Russia -- he must resign

Trump is also said to blame Sessions for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision last month to appoint a special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation.

Trump warns Mueller against investigating his family's finances beyond Russia probe
He did not say that he would order the Justice Department to fire Mueller or under what circumstances he would fire him, but he indicated Mueller investigating his family's finances would cross a line.

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No Shame, No Morals, No Scruples, No Ethics, No Courage Required.
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