Mueller Reportedly Pursuing Inquiry Into Pre-Election Trump Dealings In Moscow And Threat Of “Kompromat”

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators are reportedly looking into allegations of possible Russian blackmail or “kompromat” over Donald Trump from his prior business dealings and work in Moscow during the Miss America Pageant.  Notably, he is also exploring when Trump started to consider his run for President and whether such plans may have started as earlier as 2014 — around the time of the formation of the Russian election operation.  Other reports indicate that Mueller is pursuing inquiries into Trump knowledge or relationship with Wikileaks and when he first became aware of the hacking of emails.

I have previously written that the financial investigations likely hold the greatest danger (with false statement charges) for Trump.  This story, which is appearing in various outlets, would indicate that the Special Counsel is drilling down on the most salacious aspect of the Steele Dossier and the suggestion that the Russians  had compromising information on Trump stemming from the pageant and work in Moscow.

Notably, Trump’s counterpart in the Tower project was Aras Agalarov and his son Emin Agalarov who worked with him to  bring the Miss Universe pageant to Moscow in 2013. Those names should ring a bell for those following the current investigations.  Emin is a musician who worked with publicist Rob Goldstone.  It was Goldstone that arranged the infamous meeting in Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer to receive alleged evidence of illegal contributions to the Clinton Foundation.

This inquiry could ultimately reflect an investigation that is compelled to address the dossier and lingering allegations of blackmail by the Russians. However, it also reflects the broader array of issues not only for the investigation but any potential interview for Trump. It would be unlikely however that Mueller would question Trump on such allegations without support beyond the Steele dossier alone.

The specific crime in Kompromat would be blackmail on the part of Russian actors or fraudulent transactions that are part of an overall Kompromat scheme.  Once again, we have no support for the dossier allegation and proving such a crime can be extremely difficult.  Other presidents have been accused of having compromising relationships like John F. Kennedy that were known to third parties from foreign intelligence to the mob.  Absent some clear evidence of a criminal scheme, such evidence however could also appear in a report to Congress by the Special Counsel, though it is unlikely without more substantive foundation than the dossier alone.

 

125 thoughts on “Mueller Reportedly Pursuing Inquiry Into Pre-Election Trump Dealings In Moscow And Threat Of “Kompromat”

    • Podesta threatens Kushner? Who’s going to look into the “death by Sarcoidosis” of Joseph Rago?

      “The average clinical course among these 22 patients was 10 years from the onset of the disease. The average age at death was 39 years. Patients who died of central nervous system and cardiac sarcoidosis were younger, and their clinical course was shorter. Subclinical sarcoidosis does not seem to affect life span.”
      _____

      “VEROPHARM”

      Joseph Rago –

      “Wall Street Journal Reporter Asks Russia For “Clinton Information” —-Turns Up DEAD 2 Days Later”

      “A Wall Street Journal Editor who was investigating how a Russian
      Pharmaceutical firm could have been purchased in 2014 by an American
      Pharmaceutical firm while Sanctions against Russia existed against such
      business transactions, has been found dead in his New York City
      apartment. The crux of the dead journalists investigation was how
      then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton influenced the transaction to be
      finalized, but only AFTER her husband Bill was paid $500,000 for giving
      a speech in Moscow.

      The Russia Consulate General’s office in New York City was contacted
      by Wall Street Journal reporter/editor Joseph Rago who requested a
      Thursday (20 July) in person interview with consular officials regarding
      an upcoming article he was preparing on Hillary Clinton and her links
      to Russia. Rago failed to attend the meeting and was later discovered
      dead in his apartment of as yet “unknown causes” just hours prior to
      this meeting occurring.”

      http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/news/world-news/878-wall-street-journal-reporter-asks-russia-for-clinton-information-2-days-later-turns-up-dead

      https://gumshoenews.com/2017/09/23/strange-case-joseph-ragos-sarcoidosis-death/

  1. Oh good grief. I know I said I was done posting comments here, but geez:

    “The specific crime in Kompromat would be blackmail on the part of Russian actors or fraudulent transactions that are part of an overall Kompromat scheme.”

    The “Kompromat” hiding in plain sight is when Comey met with Trump — alone, by Comey’s design, not Trump’s — and informed Trump about the “dossier.” He was not telling Trump what the Russians have on Trump — he was telling Trump what our own “intelligence community” has on Trump.

    That’s why the NSA collects 95% of the information it collects, and why the CIA makes up information that doesn’t exist — to keep our government officials in line.

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