Mueller Reportedly Investigating Trump Links To Ukrainian Who Gave Clintons More Than $13 Million

Right before the close, reports that the FBI had raided the office, home and hotel room of Trump attorney Michael Cohen slammed stocks to their lows of the day. The news provoked a furious response from Trump, who again accused Mueller of conducting a “witch hunt” while slamming senior officials in his own Justice Department, who signed off on Mueller supplying the evidence that led to the raid to the local US attorney’s office.

And now, at 8:30 pm ET on a Monday night, the New York Times has reported that Mueller is investigating a $150,000 donation to the Trump foundation that was given from a pro-European Ukrainian businessman during the early days of his campaign.

The donation, which was reportedly solicited by Trump attorney Michael Cohen, was made in exchange for a 20-minute speech that Trump gave about Ukraine and how the US had failed to stop Russia from victimizing the country.

We first learned of the donation shortly after the election. However, the fact that Mueller is investigating the donation was not publicly known.

But there’s a catch: Pinchuk, who has a history of supporting a pro-European Ukraine, was also a major Clinton donor.

Don’t forget, the Clinton Foundation received more individual money from Ukrainian donors than any other foreign country.

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Between 2009 and 2013, including when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 millionfrom the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, according to that foundation, which is based in Kiev, Ukraine. It was created by Mr. Pinchuk, whose fortune stems from a pipe-making company. He served two terms as an elected member of the Ukrainian Parliament and is a proponent of closer ties between Ukraine and the European Union.

Unsurprisingly, Pinchuk and his family are no angels.

He is the son-in-law of a former president of Ukraine whose administration was marred by endemic corruption and human rights violations – exactly the type of donor who would give to the Clinton Foundation.

“Mr. Pinchuk is the son-in-law of a former president of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, who from 1994 to 2005 led a government criticized for corruption, nepotisk and the murder of dissident journalists.

Pinchuk, who has also been accused of – get this – illegally dumping steel became the focus of a minor controversy during the campaign pertaining to his ties to Clinton. In 2008, Pinchuk made a five-year $29 million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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All told, Pinchuk gave more than $13 million to the Clinton Foundation since 2006, and promised to give more.

Meanwhile he paid Trump $150,000. That’s roughly 88x more for Clinton than Trump.

Trump made the speech via video at the Yalta European Strategy Conference during August 2015, when he was still the frontrunner but the Republican field was crowded and most considered his bid a long shot. At the time, it received scant news coverage, mostly focusing on Trump’s awkward delivery. It was also one of his first foreign policy speeches of the campaign. During the speech, Trump criticized former President Barack Obama for not doing more to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The speech was organized by Doug Schoen, a longtime Republican strategist with ties to Trump. After the speech, Cohen reportedly called Schoen to solicit an “honorarium” donation to the Trump Foundation.

We imagine this won’t be the first leak stemming from the cache of documents that Mueller extracted from the Trump Organization with his subpoena. We know his team is looking into Cohen’s involvement in a deal to build a Trump Tower Moscow which stalled, but not before Cohen reportedly solicited help from a spokesman for the Kremlin.

via www.zerohedge.com

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10 comments

  1. Keep it up Mr Mueller. No longer a “hidden” agenda to remove Trump from office. But you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. Just like how it’s totally apparent now as to why Hillary was so desparate to get into office to hide her, and the other traitors’ crimes. The geni is out of the bottle. A driving force in Congress and the Senate are demanding answers. The obstruction of justice by the FBI and DOJ are intolerable. But I have all the confidence that the truth will prevail. You’re execution of the “insurance policy” is in trouble. Let’s not forget Uranium One. Your white as the driven snow character has been looking more like a snow pile in WalMart parking lot in April. Keep going buddy. Stay drunk on the power. The hangover will eventually come.

  2. Mueller and his obama clinton cabal are hitting back hard after the release of FBI and DOJ and State Department and FISA documents to congress. This is political war.
    Trump is being attacked by most of Washington DC. He needs to act on making a top level arrest for sedition.
    I’d start with obama.

  3. Mueller is barking up the wrong tree. He’s trying to prove something against Trump yet he has actual real bad crimes on Obama and Clinton and where are they right now. They’re doing their circuits and making money off the American people again and yet they’re still not in trouble for their crimes. Mueller take the blinders off and look at the real crimes that have taken place under the FBI, the DOJ, the Obama Administration along with the Clinton administration. Do the job you were supposed to do and get off of this Witch Hunt and get onto the real crimes.

  4. ““The DNC denied multiple requests from the FBI to access their servers, effectively forcing the FBI to rely on CrowdStrike’s assessment of the hacks,” The Observers adds.”
    They sit and wait patiently while Hillary destroys evidence, computers and servers – Yet they raid President Trumps associates repeatedly. If you haven’t figured it out yet – In order for President Trump to Make America Great Again and to put America and American first in all of his dealings – he has to beat our own “government” who apparently is totally against that idea.

  5. So sad, they can’t let President Trump do his job. Always making up all sorts of lies. Just get the hell out, & leave him alone. If you need to arrest someone go after that crooked Hillary& Crazy Obama. They should both be in jail

  6. When you open the Campaign Donation Door to foreign countries I think you are simply asking for trouble. Don’t we have enough trouble with the donations right here in the US? There’s probably a little bit of impropriety or questionable dealings in every campaign. When you are on the edge of legality it’s easy to cross that line. When laws are actually made so you can skirt around them or should I say take advantage of details it makes for a slippery slope. Donations are about buying influence… foreigners should not be allowed to donate, and there should be a cap or a limit to how much you can donate. Look at our tax laws… for some, there are advantages and for others, there are not. Part of the problem is the rules.

  7. Politicians are the lowest form of life, the highest paid and they PROVE and confirm it each day that passes.. I’d rather be a janitor in the slums of Harlem..

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