How the Russians give a different account of what the meeting was all about than the White House?
I ain't trusting anyones account at this point (though I did think they could both be telling part of the truth - more on that later).
It has occurred to me that the Russians can have their cake and eat it too. Maybe not as much as they'd hope, but still plenty.
- If they are/were successful in cozying up to Trump & associates and get 'concessions' and sanctions withdrawn, they gain points.
- If they destabilize and weaken U.S./NATO/Europe/Trans-atlantic co-operation, they gain points. They don't even have to do much for this to happen, Trump is doing all the work. But they could lob statements like bomb to destabilize the U.S. further. They could do this with truths or lies, whatever is convenient.
So, their accounts?
VEB bank says this meeting was held as part of a new business strategy and Kushner was there as head of his family's real estate business, not as a POTUS-elect transition official.
WH says this meeting was unrelated to business and one of many diplomatic encounters the soon-to-be presidential advisor had in the transition period.
Um, my understanding is that the onerous sanctions on VEB in 2014 were such that Americans were prohibited from providing new financing to VEB.
So, what kind of business would VEB and an American individual/corporation have to discuss with each other when they couldn't do business easily due to sanctions?
So, what if they were doing both? Discussing a quid-pro-quo, Trump & associates will work on lifting the sanctions, and once everything can be above board for them to reward Trump &/or Kushner with investments?
It almost makes me wonder if Trump's possible long-time Russia-business ties are what lead him to run for POTUS after playing with the idea for almost 30 years! Then Trump's funding from Russia dries up with the 2014 sanctions, and in June 2015 he throws his hat in the ring for POTUS? Maybe a little far fetched
But, when it comes to Kushner's meeting, and the repeating secrecy/lying about them, what is the occam's razor answers?
Edited by sierraleone, 03 June 2017 - 07:42 AM.