Daily Check-In 8/30/2017

Thursday. This is going to be a short entry tonight. Not that stuff didn’t happen, I’m just really tired today.

A report came out about an hour ago that Mueller’s federal investigation into Paul Manafort has teamed up and is sharing evidence with NY AG Schneiderman’s money laundering investigation. This has been reported by the Rumor Mill before, but is now hitting the mainstream.

Rinat Akhmetshin, the Russian spy and lobbyist who was at the Trump Tower meeting on June 9, 2016, has testified in front of Mueller’s grand jury.

Supposedly, the Senate Intel Committee wants to hear from Michael Cohen and Dana Rohrbacher.

Dimtry Firtash, one of Manafort’s contacts, has been denied extradition to Spain.

There could be a potential legal review into Joe Arpaio’s pardon. This could be big, as it could put Trump’s pardon power into question.

Don Jr. is set to testify before the SIC.

The Trump Tower Moscow deal was financed by VTB, a bank that is majority owned by the Russian Government. This isn’t the VEB bank that worked Carter Page, or Sberbank, which met with Jared Kushner, nor Alfa Bank, whose servers were communicating with a server in Trump Tower. Anyway, that plan had land and money set aside for it.

I want to dig deep into the Alfa Bank story, but we’ll see what happens.

That’s it for tonight.

Thank you, have a good one.

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