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>>> HEADS UP, I THINK THIS IS POTENTIALLY A BIG DEAL EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT GETTING VERY MUCH BELTWAY PRESS YET BUT RELATES TO ANOTHER BIG RUSSIAN BANK, A RUSSIAN BANK CLOSELY LINKED TO VLADIMIR PUTIN A BANK CALLED ALPHA-BANK

NOT COMPARED TO THE OTHER RUSSIAN BANKS WE HAD TO LEARN ABOUT IN POLITICS WHERE RUSSIAN BANKS KEEP TURNING UP AND WE'RE A SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION HERE KEEP FORGETTING THEIR CONTACTS WITH THEM THAT WAS THE CASE WITH VEB BANK, A SANCTIONED LARGE RUSSIAN BANK CONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENT WHOSE CHAIRMAN IS HAND PICKED BY PUTIN JARED KUSHNER FORGOT TO MENTION HIS DURING THE TRANSITION VEB BANK NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH VTB BANK, ANOTHER PUTIN LINKED BANK ALSO SANCTIONED, ALSO STATE CONTROLLED VTB BANK IS WHO FELIX SATER SAYS HE HAD LINED UP TO FINANCE THE TRUMP TOWER MOSCOW PROJECT, THE ONE THE PRESIDENT NEGLECTED TO MENTION WHILE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

BUT THIS STORY TODAY OUT OF WASHINGTON IS ABOUT A DIFFERENT RUSHING TON — RUSSIAN, ALPHA BANK IT IS NOT US SANCTIONED LIKE OTHER RUSSIAN BANKS BUT ALPHA IS LINKED TO VLADIMIR PUTIN AND BEEN SUBJECT TO A BUNCH OF GOOD INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING AND REPORTEDLY ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FBI INVESTIGATION UNDER THE SPECIAL COUNSEL'S PROBE INTO RUSSIA INTERFERING IN OUR ELECTION THE INTEREST IS BECAUSE OF STILL UNEXPLAINED HEAVY AND AT TIMES EXCLUSIVE COMPUTER SERVER INTERACTIONS DURING THE HEAT OF THE CAMPAIGN BETWEEN SERVERS FOR ALPHA BANK IN RUSSIA AND TRUMP ORGANIZATION IN TRUMP TOWER

THIS WAS FIRST REPORTED BY SLATECOM IN OCTOBER JUST BEFORE THE ELECTION AND AFTER THE ELECTION DURING THE TRANSITION IN JANUARY, THERE WERE FURTHER ALLEGATIONS ABOUT ALPHA BANK BEING INVOLVED IN THE RUSSIA INFLUENCE CAMPAIGN TO SWING THE ELECTION FOR TRUMP THOSE ALLEGATIONS TURNED UP IN THE DOSSIER, THE SO-CALLED DOSSIER WHICH WAS PUBLISHED BY BUZZ FEED IN JANUARY ALPHA BANK SUED BUZZ FEED FOR PUBLISHING THE DOSSIER AND THEN THEY ALSO MADE A VERY EYE BRO RAISING HIGHER HERE IN THE U

S WHEN THEY DECIDED TO PUT TOGETHER A HIGH-POWERED LEGAL TEAM TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST NEWS REPORTS AND INVESTIGATIONS INTO THAT THING WITH THEIR SERVER AND THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION ALPHA BANK DECIDED THE GUY THEY WOULD HIRE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST THESE ALLEGATIONS CONCERNING THEM AND THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN, THE GUY THEY WOULD HIRE WOULD BE A GUY FROM THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN A GUY FROM THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND TRANSITION WHO HAD BEEN THE GUY IN THE TRUMP TRANSITION IN CHARGE OF SETTING UP THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FOR TRUMP AND JEFF SESSIONS HE'S THE GUY THAT OVER SAW THE HANDOVER OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FROM OBAMA TO TRUMP AFTER HIS TIME ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN

ALPHA BANK HIRED THE TRUMP TRANSITIONS POINT GUY AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO BE THEIR LAWYER, TO BUILD THEM A DEFENSE AGAINST THIS REPORTING ABOUT WHATEVER WAS DOING ON BETWEEN THEIR SERVER AND THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION SERVER DURING THE CAMPAIGN AND FROM AN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE, THAT SEEMS LIKE A SLIGHTLY SHADY WAY TO APPROACH THIS, RIGHT? IT'S LIKE ALPHA BANK DOESN'T KNOW HIRING SOMEBODY FROM THE CAMPAIGN TO CLEAR YOU AND THE CAMPAIGN OF ANY WRONGDOING — [ LAUGHTER ] >> — THAT MIGHT BE HOW YOU DO THINGS IN MOSCOW BUT NOT HOW YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO THINGS HERE OR MAYBE IT IS NOW BECAUSE TODAY ON A PARTY LINE VOTE, REPUBLICANS ON THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTED TO CONFIRM THAT EXACT GUY FROM THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND THE TRUMP TRANSITION, THE GUY THAT WENT TO WORK FOR ALPHA BANK TO HELP CLEAR ALPHA BANK OF THE ALLEGATIONS THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION FROM THE CAMPAIGN AND REPUBLICANS AND JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTED TO CONFIRM HIM TO RUN THE CRIMINAL DIVISION AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WHICH IS A REALLY BIG JOB AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THE ALPHA BANK GUY

AND IT'S NOT LIKE ALL THE UNRESOLVED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS GOT SETTLED BEFORE THEY HELD THE VOTE ON HIM >> I WANT TO MAKE MAKE SURE THA UNDERSTAND WHAT HAS NOT BEEN ANSWERED AS OF THIS MOMENT WHEN WE'RE BEING ASKED TO VOTE I ASKED IS ALPHA BANK UNDER FEDERAL, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT? MR ROSENSTEIN SAID I WON'T ANSWER THAT SECOND QUESTION, WHAT IS THE VIEW OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE ON THE SERVER COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN ALPHA BANK AND THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION DURING THE 2016 CAMPAIGN? AGAIN, MR

ROSENSTEIN SAID WE WON'T REPLY TO THAT WE WON'T ANSWER THAT FELLOW MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE WERE BEING ASKED TO CHOSE ONE OF THE HIGHEST RANKING INDIVIDUALS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE THAT WILL MAKE HUNDREDS IF NOT MORE DECISIONS ON PROSECUTIONS THAT COULD INVOLVE AS WE KNOW THIS WHOLE QUESTION OF THE RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT IN THE LAST CAMPAIGN HE COMES TO IT HAVING MADE WHAT I THINK ARE REALLY POOR JUDGMENTS AS TO HIS PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT WITH THIS >> ALL THE DEMOCRATS ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTED AGAINST THIS LAWYER WHO LEFT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND THE RUSSIAN BANK, ALPHA BANK

ALL THE DEMOCRATS ON JUDICIARY VOTED AGAINST THE NOMINATION TO RUN THE CRIMINAL DIVISION AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THE SENATOR FOCUSED ON THE BANK ISSUE AND FEINSTEIN FOCUSED ON THE FACT THAT IT'S STRANGE IN ITS OWN RIGHT TO BE APPOINTING SOMEBODY TO THE IMPORTANT JOB WHO HAS NO PROSECUTOR EXPERIENCE AND NO COURTROOM EXPERIENCE WHICH IS TRUE OF THIS NOMINEE BUT REPUBLICANS WERE APPARENTLY UNDETOURED BY THAT THE NOMINATION WILL GO TO THE SENATE FLOOR ABSOLUTELY MIND BOGGLING TO THINK THAT THE LAWYER FOR ALPHA BANK COULD BE RUNNING THE CRIMINAL DIVISION AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WHILE THESE RUSSIA INVESTIGATIONS ARE GOING ON ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA INCLUDING THE THING WITH ALPHA BANK THAT IS STILL NOT ANSWERED

THAT'S THE ROAD W

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