Friday/ ‘Drain the swamp!’

‘Drain the swamp! Drain the swamp!’ chanted Trump’s supporters at his rally last night in Elkhart, Indiana. Are they willfully and utterly ignorant? Or does ‘Drain the swamp’ mean drain everything into the Trump Swamp? I don’t understand.
Michael Avenatti is Stephanie Clifford’s lawyer. Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) is a porn star that Trump had an affair with in 2011, and that Michael Cohen (Trump fixer) paid hush money to in October 2016 (right before the election in November). Avenatti published details of Michael Cohen’s LLC that had served as a slush fund for this hush money, thereby revealing other shady contributions as well. Basta, translated from Italian, means ‘That’s enough!’

We now know Trump’s Swamp Administrator and beleaguered Lawyer-Fixer, Michael Cohen, ran a slush fund* that had received large payments from the likes of AT&T, drug company Novartis and a Korean aerospace company.   

*Cohen set up a limited-liability corporation called Essential Consulting LLC, that had no employees, and offered no official services.

Then there is the $500k contribution from investment firm Columbus Nova, with a connection to Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg (who is surely connected to Putin). The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Vekselberg and his Renova Group and reportedly froze between $1.5 billion to $2 billion of their U.S. assets.

Special Counsel Mueller’s investigators knew all of this months ago. It is not yet public knowledge what Trump’s involvement was in Cohen’s activities, and where all the slush fund money ultimately ended up. But we will surely find out.

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