Why Is Vlad Smiling?

“Trust me, comrades, why would I lie?”

Axios know why:

“The Treasury Department announced Wednesday it would lift sanctions on three Russian companies tied to Oleg Deripaska, an oligarch who once employed President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, the Wall Street Journal reports.”

So, if you were playing telephone tag it might go sumpin’ like Putin > Deripaska > Manafort > Comrade Trump.

What makes it more interesting, tho, is that Paulie Ostrich Jacket is up to his eyeballs in debt  ($20M Ameros or so) to Deripaska from assorted failed deals. Paulie was expecting a care package from Russia, perhaps some nice tea or a perfume sampler, and instead of a pardon, maybe what Paulie really wanted for Christmas is a gift of the Magi for his buddy Oleg, you know, something to ease over the debt. Getting to sell aluminum to the United States again is probably worth at least $20M Ameros. But I’m only guessing.

 

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7 Responses to Why Is Vlad Smiling?

  1. Oh, it’s even fuckier than Axios is saying, because the deal required Deripaska to relinquish controlling interest (not all, mind you!) in the companies the sanctions were lifted on…yielding control of them to…other players in this web of treason, money laundering and pee:

    https://www.wonkette.com/sanctions

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  2. roket says:

    But, but a steel mill reopened and created jerbs in Granite City, IL.

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  3. StonyPillow says:

    I’ll bet part of this deal is that Edrogan eases up on Mohammed Bone Saw in exchange for being allowed to hammer the Kurds.

    And we still don’t know how much Trump is in hock to the Saudis.

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  4. Redhand says:

    I’m sure it is purely a coincidence.

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  5. MDavis says:

    I may be misconstruing, but this sounds like Manafort still has dirt on Trump that he hasn’t spilled. This would give him leverage to negotiate the lifted sanctions. Unless Manafort’s buddy/boss is the one with dirt on Trump, in which case I don’t see how Manafort is avoiding any kind of cocktail once he is of no further use to Putin & Pals.

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  6. CalicoJack says:

    I always said, prison might be the best retirement plan Manafort has at this point.

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