I love this quote from an unnamed White House correspondent. There has been other reporting on Trump’s comm. shop. Sounds like a fun place to work, if you like living in a state of ‘ass on fire’.
In France the Trump-like, Putin endorsed candidate, Le Pen, advances to a run-off election on May 7th. If she wins the global Trumpian de-construction will continue to spread.
And Trumpy seems to want to play Russian roulette with a government shut-down in five days.
On the never-ending corruption front, Trump’s organized crime, former business partners are having a slap fight in court and Trumpy may get dragged into it:
Here’s a little tidbit about Mr. Arif from Alternet:
In October 2010, Turkish news outlets headlined the arrest of Arif and five other men for alleged involvement in a prostitution ring following a raid on a yacht once used by the country’s founder. Police stormed the 136-meter luxury yacht Savarona after a seven-month investigation. They also detained 10 Ukrainian and Russian women.
Arif had rented the yacht at a daily rate of $50,000, according to Turkish news reports. Arif denied all charges, saying he had only been entertaining friends aboard the Savarona. Nine of the women were deported, and Arif was later acquitted.
Sounds like a fun guy:
“Clearly, if this matter between Mr. Sater and Mr. Arif escalates to public litigation, the media spotlight will be negatively cast on Mr. Arif and his past relationship with President Trump and the Republic of Kazakhstan,” the attorney wrote.
Note the Kazakhstan connection. This thing keeps popping up as an Iranian money laundering operation. It’s starting to look like one of Trumpy’s lucrative sidelines has been being a stooge for money launderers.
Here’s two pieces from The Palmer Report on the subject:
And here’s video of a flying car because we all need a flying car right about now: