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>>> WE'VE GOT MORE AHEAD TONIGHT ON HARVEY AND THE SWATH IT CONTINUES TO CARVE THROUGH TEXAS AND NOW LOUISIANA WE'VE GOT ANOTHER LIVE REPORT ON THAT STORY COMING UP TONIGHT

I ALSO WANT TO GET UP TO SPEED ON WHAT HAES JUST SHAKEN LOOSE FROM THE TRUMP TOWER-MOSCOW STORY THIS WEEK THE PRESIDENT'S ELDEST SON, DON JR, WILL BE TESTIFYING TO CONGRESS SOON WE'VE GOT FIRST WORD ABOUT THAT YESTERDAY WE GOT REALLY INTERESTING DEVELOPMENT IN THAT STORY THIS AFTERNOON

A LITTLE MORE ON THAT COMING UP LATER ON IN THE SHOW THE DON JR TESTIMONY PLAN IS APPARENTLY ALREADY GETTING MESSED WITH BY THE WHITE HOUSE AND BY THE PRESIDENT PERSONALLY AGAIN, MORE ON THAT LATER AND AS JOSH DAWSY JUST REFERENCED, ABOUT THE NEWS HE BROKE IN POLITICO TONIGHT, THAT ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN AND BOB MUELLER IS WORKING TOGETHER

THERE'S ALSO NEWS FROM THE FINANCIAL TIMES THAT THE MYSTERIOUS RUSSIAN FIXER WHO TURNED UP AT THAT TRUMP TOWER MEETING LAST JUNE, THAT HAS SUCH AN INTRIGUING BACKGROUND IN HACKING ATTACKS WHERE DOCUMENTS ARE STOLEN FROM PEOPLE'S COMPUTER SERVERS AND THEN USED FOR GOOD POLITICAL REASONS, HE APPARENTLY HAS BEEN CALLED BEFORE ROBERT MUELLER'S GRAND JURY TO GIVE SEVERAL HOURS WORTH OF TESTIMONY THAT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 11th WE'RE JUST LEARNING ABOUT IT TODAY FROM FT SO LOTS GOING ON BUT THERE'S SOMETHING ELSE THAT I WANT TO STICK A FLAG IN REGARDING THE MONEY PART OF THIS, THE BANKS

THE BANK THAT WAS PURPORTEDLY GOING TO FINANCE TRUMP TOWER MOSCOW IS VTB, 609% OWNED BY AND FULLY CONTROLLED BY VLADIMIR PUTIN BY THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT THAT ALONE IS A STARK DETAIL OF THE TRUMP TOWER-MOSCOW STORY WE BROKE THIS WEEK WHILE TRUMP WAS RUNNING THIS STRANGE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN PRAISING PUTIN ALL THE TIME, WE NOW KNOW HE WAS SIMULTANEOUSLY PURSUING A GIANT BUSINESS DEAL, NOT JUST WITH GENERIC RUSSIAN INTERESTS, BUT WITH PUTIN SPECIFICALLY, WITH THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT

IF VTB WAS REALLY THE LINED-UP FINANCING FOR THE TRUMP TOWER MOSCOW DEAL, THAT WAS THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT THAT WAS GOING TO FINANCE THAT DEAL, TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT MAKES THE REPORTED INVOLVEMENT OF VTB BANK IN THIS DEAL REALLY ON THE NOSE IMPORTANT IT'S ALSO A VERY IMPORTANTING PART OF THE STORY, BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT VTB BANK IS NOW THE FIRST SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, FOURTH RUSSIAN BANK TO GO STREAKING NAKED ACROSS THIS TRUMP-RUSSIA SCANDAL ONE IS INTERESTING TWO A FLUKE

THREE INTERESTING BUT FOR OF THEM? THE PROJECT THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS APPARENTLY PURSUING WELL INTO HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, BEFORE NOW IT WASN'T THE VTB BANK, IT WAS THE VEB BANK, ANOTHER GIGANTIC BANK, MET WITH JARED KUSHNER DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION, WHICH KUSHNER NEVER REPORTED UNTIL IT MADE ITS WAY INTO THE PRESS VEB IS ALSO THE BANK THAT HAD A RANK OF RUSSIAN SPIES OUT OF THE NEW YORK CITY OFFICE OR SPY RING THAT JUST HAPPENED TO TARGET AND RECRUIT TRUMP CAMPAIGN FOREIGN POLICY ADVISER CARTER PAGE SO THERE'S VTB BANK, THERE'S VEB BANK, BOTH SANCTIONED BY THE U

S GOVERNMENT FOR THEIR CLOSE LINKS TO THE PUTIN REGIME, BOTH OF THOSE BANKS INEXPLICABLY TIED UP WITH THE CAMPAIGN ISSUES ANOTHER US SANCTIONED BANK CLOSE TO PUTIN, WHICH IS THE BANK THAT DECIDED TO HIRE DONALD TRUMP'S TOP RUSSIA LAWYER TO WORK FOR THEM ON A LEGAL CASE IN NEW YORK THIS SPRING

REALLY, OF ALL THE GUYS? AND BEFORE ALL THAT, THERE WAS ALPHA BANK, ANOTHER BIG RUSSIAN BANK LINKED WITH PUTIN BUT ALPHA BANK IS NOT SANCTIONED BY THE US GOVERNMENT IN FACT, THEY'RE TRYING TO BECOME A BIG BUSINESS IN THE WEST AND IN THE U

S TO GIVE A LITTLE BRAND DISTANCE FROM THEIR RUSSIAN ORIGINS, THE WESTERN INTERESTS OF ALPHA AREN'T BEING CALLED ALFA, THEY'RE BEING CALLED LETTER ONE LETTER TWO, BETA, RIGHT? EVEN WITH THE NEW WINK AND A NOD NAME CHANGE, ALFA STILL HAS A PROBLEM ALFA IS THE BANK THAT TURNED IN THE VERY STRANGE STORY BEFORE THE ELECTION BREAKING THE NEWS ABOUT LARGE-SCALE, UNEXPLAINED COMPUTER SERVER INTERACTIONS BETWEEN AN ALFA BANK SERVER IN RUSSIA AND A TRUMP ORGANIZATION SERVER IN TRUMP TOWER

THESE UNEXPLAINED INTENIVE COMPUTER SERVER INTERACTIONS BETWEEN WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION AND ALFA BANK, THOSE HAPPENED LAST SUMMER AND FALL IN THE HEAT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE ABOUT THAT STORY BROKE IN LATE FALL, RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION NOBODY REALLY KNEW WHAT TO MAKE OF IT AT THE TIME BUT BY THIS SPRING, WITH THE TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATIONS BLOSSOMING IN WASHINGTON LIKE CHERRY BLOSSOMS, THAT SERVER STORY, THE ALFA BANK THING TOOK ON RENEWED IMPORTANCE

ALFA BANK HIRED ITSELF SOME LAWYERS, BASICALLY TO HELP CLEAN THIS THING UP AND THEIR EFFORTS INCLUDED SENDING THREATENING LAWYER LETTERS TO THE COMPUTER EXPERTS WHO WERE ASKED FOR COMMENT ON THE STORY BY VARIOUS REPORTERS WHO WERE WORKING ON THE STORY IT ALSO INCLUDED ALFA BANK LAUNCHING THEIR OWN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS OF THESE CRAZY ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THEM THOSE INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS THAT ALFA BANK ARRANGED CAME TO THE COP CLUGS, YOU'LL BE SHOCKED TO HEAR, THAT ALFA BANK WAS TOTALLY FINE NOTHING TO SEE HERE

EVERYTHING'S — YOU GUYS ARE BLOWING THIS ALL OUT OF PROPORTION ONE OF THOSE TWO INVESTIGATIONS, I SHOULD TELL YOU, DIDN'T EVEN LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE CAMPAIGN THEY DIDN'T LOOK AT ANYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN CALENDAR YEAR 2016 AND HERE'S HOW "THE NEW YORK TIMES" DESCRIBED THE OTHER ONE QUOTE, THE INVESTIGATION OF ALFA BANK WAS AT BEST CURSORY

ACCORDING TO PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE REVIEW, ITS EXPERTS WERE SHOWN METADATA FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS THAT TOOK PLACE THE CONTENT OF THE MESSAGES WERE NOT AVAILABLE TO THE REVIEWERS QUOTE, WITHOUT A MUCH DEEPER FORENSIC EXAMINATION, THE REVIEW COULD NOT DETERMINE THE PURPOSE OF THE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO SERVERS THE RESULTING REPORT WAS CAREFULLY HEDGED, NOTING THAT WITHOUT MORE STUDY, IT COULD NOT GIVE THE BANK A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH NEVERTHELESS, THE BANK USED THAT REPORT TO MAKE THE CASE THAT IT HAD BEEN EXONERATED

NICE TRICK, RIGHT? SOMEBODY TURNS UP SOMETHING FISHY IN YOUR BEHAVIOR, YOU SAY, OH, I'M SHOCKED TO HEAR THOSE TERRIBLE ALLEGATIONS, I'LL LOOK INTO IT AND THEN YOU DON'T AT ALL LOOK INTO IT, BUT YOU PRODUCE A REPORT AND YOU WAVE IT AROUND, AND YOU TELL EVERYBODY IT EXONERATES YOU, NOTHING TO SEE HER, I CHECKED IT OUT, IT'S FINE THE ALFA BANK SERVER STORY IS ABSOLUTELY STILL LIVE FIRST, WE'RE AWARE RUSSIAN BANKS ARE COMING UP OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN WHEN IT COMES TO CONTACTS AND THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION AND TRUMP CAMPAIGN, CONTACT WITH THE TRUMP SIDE HAS BEEN KEEPING SECRET FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS NOW NOW THAT WE'RE AWARE OF THE ROLE OF RUSSIAN BANKS IN THE TRUMP AND POTENTIALLY THE KUSHNER BUSINESS DEALINGS THAT OVERLAP WITH THE CAMPAIGN, THE FOCUS ON THE BANKS IS GETTING HOTTER AND HOTTER

BUT THE ALFA BANK-TRUMP TOWER SERVER STORY IS ALSO STILL LIVE, BECAUSE WHATEVER THOSE COMMUNICATIONS WERE DURING THE CAMPAIGN BETWEEN THIS RUSSIAN BANK AND THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION, IT'S STILL UNEXPLAINED ALL THESE MONTHS LATER THE CLEANUP, NOTHING TO SEE HERE EFFORT BY THESE LAWYERS WHO ALFA BANK HIRED, IT HASN'T WORKED IT HAS NOT BEEN A CREDIBLE CLEANUP EFFORT THESE GUYS DO HAVE A WAY OF LANDING ON THEIR FEETEY WAY NOW ONE OF THE LAWYERS WHO ALFA BANK HIRED TO DO THE CLEANUP WORK, TO OVERSEE ONE OF THESE SO-CALLED INVESTIGATIONS OF THE WHOLE TRUMP TOWER SERVER THING, THE ONE THAT DIDN'T EVEN LOOK AT ANYTHING IN 2016, ONE OF THOSE LAWYERS IS A MAN NAMED BRENT BENCHCOWSKI

AND HE IS WHO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS NOW NOMINATED TO LEAD THE CRIMINAL DIVISION OF THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CRIMINAL DIVISION OF THE US

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS A BIG DEAL ROBERT MUELLER, THE SPECIAL COUNSEL ON THE TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION, IS THE FORMER HEAD OF THE FBI BEFORE HE WAS THE HEAD OF THE FBI, HE WAS HEAD OF THE CRIMINAL DIVISION AT JUSTICE THE CURRENT FBI DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER WRAI WAS HEAD OF THE CRIMINAL DIVISION OF JUSTICE IT MEANS YOU OVERSEE EVERYTHING FROM FRAUD, TO MONEY LAUNDERING, COMPUTER CRIME, NARCOTICS, CHILD EXPLOITATION, PUBLIC CORRUPTION

TRUMP HAS NOMINATED FOR THAT JOB THE LAWYER WHO HAS BEEN WORKING UP THE ALFA BANK-TRUMP ORGANIZATION SERVER STORY AND BRENT'S ALFA BANK CONNECTION HAS BEEN REPORTED BEFORE IT WAS THE SUBJECT OF DISCUSSION AT HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING THAT'S HOW WE LEARNED IT'S NOT LIKE ALFA BANK HAS BEEN A LONG-STANDING CLIENT OF HIS OR SOMETHING HE SPECIFICALLY WENT RIGHT TO WORK ON THIS ALFA BANK CLEAN UP THE TRUMP TOWER SERVER STORY, HE WENT TO WORK ON THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER LEAVING THE TRUMP TRANSITION

BUT NOW WE KNOW THAT RUSSIAN BANKS MAY BE AT THE BULL'S-EYE OF THIS SCANDAL RIGHT? THE CRIMINAL DIVISION OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS A HUGE DEAL SO ARE RUSSIAN BANKS WHEN IT COMES TO UNDERSTANDING THE TRUMP-RUSSIA SCANDAL THE SENATE IS ABOUT TO VOTE ON WHETHER OR NOT THOSE TWO BIG DEALS SHOULD BE COMBINED BY INSTALLING THE ALFA BANK-TRUMP TOWER CLEANUP SERVER AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IN THAT VERY CRITICAL JOB THAT VOTE IN THE SENATE ON HIS CONFIRMATION IS DUE VERY SOON

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