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2. The indictment is linked to Manafort & Gates illegal lobbying for the pro-Putin Ukrainian strongman Viktor Yanukovych between 2007-2013.

Van der Zwaan, who looks like Clark Kent, has lied to the FBI about his contact with Gates & another person (anon).
3. Some background: Skadden Arps, a global law firm, was hired in 2012 by the Ukraine Ministry of Justice to prepare a report on the trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, a political rival to Viktor Yanukovych.
4. Viktor Yanukovych was elected as President of Ukraine on 7 February 2010. While he portrayed himself as a centrist, in reality he was a Kremlin-backed stooge. Tymoshenko was anti-Putin, so the inevitable occurred and she was arrested after Yanukovych's election.
5. On 11 October 2011, she was convicted of embezzlement and abuse of power, and sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay the state $188 million.

This caused outrage and condemnation across the world.

6. The Yanukovych government then hired Skadden (the law firm) to write a report on the prosecution of Tymoshenko, assessing whether or not her imprisonment adhered to international legal standards.
7. Surprise, surprise: the Skadden report found that Yanukovych-era legal officials did not deprive Tymoshenko of her right to due process during the trial. In effect, the report was funded by the pro-Russian Ukrainian President to legitimize her prosecution.
8. IMPORTANT (bombshells incoming!) : Alex van der Zwaan was involved in producing the report, BUT he was not the person engaged by the Ukrainian government. That was Greg Craig, a partner of the firm. And Clifford Sloan, another partner.

What are you NOT being told?

9. Well, looky here: Greg Craig had been WH Counsel to Barack Obama. WTF? Yes! But wait, there's more:
10. Even more significantly (IMO), Craig had served as assistant to the President and special counsel in the White House of (drum roll)...

President Bill Clinton.

There's more:
11. Craig directed the team defending Clinton against impeachment. Working with Clinton's COS, one John Podesta.

Yes you can get up off the floor. Actually, wait a sec, stay there. The other partner at Skadden responsible for producing the report? Clifford Sloan?
12. Well, how about that?

Clifford Sloan was Associate White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton. At the same time as Greg Craig.

These two guys are CLINTON people.


Ain't it funny what the media won't tell you? Anyway, let's move on.

13. The question : why would two Clinton stooges produce a report in 2012 for the pro-Russian government of Yanukovych? Can anyone guess?

Let's explore a bit, before we try and answer.
14. Who was SOS between January 21, 2009 – February 1, 2013?

Hillary Rodham Clinton. Now when she took over as SOS, US policy toward Ukraine was clear - very much anti-Putin. Then came the infamous 'Russian re-set'.
15. July 2, 2010 - Clinton visited Ukraine to meet with Yanukovych & other leaders of the Putin-backed team. Consistent with the re-set but also disappointing for anti-Putin crowd, her tone was surprisingly positive about Yanukovych:

Hillary Clinton tells Ukraine door to NATO open
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Ukraine on Friday that the door to joining NATO remained open even though its new leadership has abandoned alliance membership as a long-term goal.

16. Of course, there were other reasons why it was in Clinton's private interests to ensure Yanukovych remained in power. Why?

Because she & Bill were being paid a fortune by one of Yanukovych's billionaire backers at the time, Victor Pinchuk.

17. How much? From 2009 up to 2013 (the year the Ukrainian coup erupted), the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which is headquartered in Kiev.
18. Oh - also, in 2008 Pinchuk, who had made a fortune in the pipe-building business, had pledged a five-year, $29-million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative.
19. Many aren't aware, but Ukrainians (read 'Pinchuk') were the single-largest donors to the Clinton Foundation:

Wikileaks: Clinton Foundation's 'Pay-To-Play' With Ukraine Oligarch To Show Support For Coup
The Duran -- Wikileaks has just released another 1,135 John Podesta emails, bringing the total to 43,104 with seven days left until the November 8th US ele, Clinton Foundation, Hillary Clinton, pay-t…
20. Pinchuk is an extremely clever man, who switches sides when the winds dictate. His objective is simple: making more money. LOTS of it, too.

21. He was a solid backer of Yanukovych, which continued until the winds started turning against the Kremlin-backed President in 2013:

Viktor Pinchuk wants Ukraine to capitulate to Russia - Oligarch Viktor Pinchuk presented Ukrainians with a New Years gift by revealing his inner thoughts about the Donbas and Crimea, Russia, EU and NATO. Pinchuk clearly sees himself as an intermediary, l…

22. Of course, this involved lobbying Hillary Clinton as SOS, via the Clinton Foundation. Here's an email from September 2011 revealing Pinchuk's ties to Yanukovych:…
23. When the winds shifted against Yanukovych, he simply switched sides to protect his business interests. The Clintons did the same thing when needed.

They took money from him the whole time.
24. This included Clinton turning a blind eye while Punchik's company, Interpipe, screwed US manufacturers of lead piping by pricing them out of the US market. All while under international sanctions, too. More on that here:


18. Outside the USA, Pinchuk sold steel pipes to Iran, which was under severe US sanctions. Given that Interpipe USA was a subsidiary of Interpipe, this was illegal. In fact, the US has penalized non-US companies trading with sanctioned nations, see

8:41 PM - Nov 13, 2017
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (left) meets Saudi Arabia's Prince Nayef in Riyadh on 14 January 2012
China fury at US sanction on firm
China criticises US sanctions imposed on oil firm Zhuhai Zhenrong for trading with Iran as Premier Wen Jiabao visits the Gulf.

25. Did Clinton disclose what was going on with Pinchuk? Hell no. She deliberately LIED about even meeting him.

Emails show Clinton denied, then met with Ukrainian donor
Victor Pinchuk gave up to $25 million to the Clinton Foundation.

26. How convenient that the Obama MOU (between the Clinton Foundation and Obama admin) restricted transparency only to donations from 'foreign governments'.
27. It was a sham document from the start, as it permitted oligarchs to either donate as individuals, or as proxies for governments. Not that it mattered - the Clintons breached it anyway:…

28. Anyway, remember how I pointed out at the start of the thread that the media are missing key names when discussing the Manafort/Gates indictment? We have CRAIG & SLOAN, the two Clinton stooges at Skadden.

The other name? TONY PODESTA.
29. See, Podesta was working the pro-Yanukovych lobbying scheme with Manafort the whole time, via The Podesta Group. Manafort was also using Mercury LLC, another lobbying group.

Mercury did the GOP side of the aisle, Podesta the Democratic side of the aisle.
30. Manafort appears to have been the Russian link. He'd been acquainted with Yanukovych since the mid-2000s and appears to have been advising him from at least 2007-2013:…

31. However, don't forget that Podesta was ALSO extensive connected with Russia/Putin. By 2012, he had already lobbied for Russia, as well as a list of the world's worst regimes:
John Podesta’s Ties To Russian And Saudi Money Via @dailycaller
Lobbied for pro-Russian party

32. For the Yanukovych project, Podesta worked the Dem side of the aisle, but was also the go-between with Clinton at State. For example, he didn't disclose at least 32 meetings, emails and other communications between the Podesta Group & State:

U.S. lobbyist Tony Podesta leaves firm amid Manafort probe
Prominent Washington lobbyist Tony Podesta has stepped down from his lobbying firm Podesta Group as investigators' examine his company's ties to U.S. President Donald Trump's indicted former campaign…

33. Podesta was also a top contributor to the Clinton campaign and is responsible for bringing in big donors for Hillary.

What we don't know is how much money Podesta & Manafort made from this Ukrainian scheme (or Mercury).
34. However, it is likely to be a huge amount, all laundered via bank accounts in places such as Cyprus.

We also don't know how much Manafort/Podesta money was transferred to the Clinton Foundation and / or Clinton campaign.
35. There's another person who I am certain never knew about all this - Donald Trump. I've long argued that Manafort's presence on the Trump campaign was suspicious. The above, plus his association with Podesta, backs me up. More here:

16. Paul Manafort was used by the Podesta Group and/or Fusion GPS to infiltrate Trump's campaign, for the same purpose as GP.
5:46 PM - Nov 1, 2017

36. But back to the indictment of Alex van der Zwaan.

I have no idea what Mueller is up to, but what is being revealed to me is a large illegal scheme to conceal lobbying for a pro-Putin stooge in Ukraine - and launder the money.

37. A small part of that scheme was to use a global law firm to produce a report supporting a pro-Russian stooge in Ukraine.

Presumably, the weak link in the team is this kid Van der Zwaan. Presumably, he is singing like a canary. What is he saying?
38. If I'm right, he's revealing that Manafort & Gates paid the Clinton cronies (Craig & Sloan) to write a report propping up Yanukovych.

And that he was directed to lie about that. The anon in the indictment? Could be a Ukrainian, Craig, Sloan - or Tony Podesta himself.
39. Connect dots. At the same time, the Clinton Foundation was being paid by his Ukrainian backer, Pinchuk, to ensure Clinton's backing of the regime - which helped Pinchuk.

Makes sense?

40. Again, may be wrong. But I think we will see that Podesta was also far more heavily involved in the entire scheme than we know - and acted as an intermediary between Bill Clinton/ Clinton Foundation, as well as Hillary as SOS.
41. Part of this will be confirmed by 'missing' emails, part by the transfer of funds between all parties.

Much by Gates, Van der Zwaan, these partners and of course, Podesta himself - who must be behind Mueller's indictment today.

42. Which will confirm what smart people in our remote corner of twitter already know - the Clintons and their small army of crooks were selling the USA to the highest bidder - and Hillary Clinton was using State as a sales department for the Clinton Foundation. Right?

43. And all this time, Obama did NOTHING to stop it. He was either a total idiot, fully involved himself - or the Clintons had leverage over him. Right now, I am leaning #1 & #3. The answer that riddle is for another thread.

44. To close, the question again : why would two Clinton cronies (the partners he worked for) at the firm write that report (with the hapless Van der Zwaan on the team)?

Answer: MONEY and POWER.
45. And it wasn't good for the USA.

But it was most certainly good for business.

CLINTON business.

The end.
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Just better than any movie or novel. Unfucking believable!
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If any of us peons had done 1/100th of the crimes that family has done,
they would have locked us up long ago and thrown away the key.

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Let's hope she has the gift of prophecy.

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Oh Hillarity . . . Always blaming someone else . . . . .