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@emptywheel @maggieNYT “They do so even while describing a lawyer who represents three high-placed witnesses in the case (along w/#McGahn, #WilliamBurck represents #ReincePriebus and #SteveBannon) opining that the President’s legal exposure makes cooperation “insane.”…
@emptywheel @maggieNYT “Along the way, the story engages in other kinds of spin, all of which happens to make #DonMcGahn look far better than he should...” 👀See #Koch #FollowTheMoney #JonesDay 👉
@emptywheel @maggieNYT 🔥“#StephenBrogan, Managing Partner, #JonesDay
W/at least 13 of its lawyers positioned strategically throughout Trump administration, including #DonMcGahn, the firm has not been coy about its ties to Trump & exercises immense, unprecedented power in” D.C.…
@emptywheel @maggieNYT#JonesDay is famously governed—unlike any other major intnl’ law firm—w/control resting in hands of 1 man, #SteveBrogan. The power Brogan exercises over Jones Day’s 2,500 attorneys located in 44 global offices has been described as autocratic & absolute”…
@emptywheel @maggieNYT “Unusually, on April 16, (2017), the White House Counsel’s Office, issued a blanket #EthicsWaiver allowing White House Counsel #McGahn and other former #JonesDay attorneys working in White House to participate in communications & meetings w/ Jones Day” 👉…
@emptywheel @maggieNYT “It is well known that the law firm of Jones Day represents President Trump, the Trump 2016 and 2020 Presidential Campaign Committees, Trump for America, Inc. (aka The 2016 Trump Transition Team) and certain Trump related political action committees...”…
@emptywheel @maggieNYT 🔥“ well as #RNC, #NRA, #CitizensUnited, #JudicialWatch, #Diebold, #RenTech (owned by #RobertMercer), & certain interests of #WilburRoss#FEC filings...from March 13, 2017 through end of yr, Trump’s campaign...paid more than $2.3 million to…
@emptywheel @maggieNYT 🔥”What is less known is #JonesDay’s global reach, which includes a Moscow office, run from Washington by #VladimirLechtman—firm’s oligarch practice has included representing companies owned & controlled by a group of the former Soviet Union’s most wealthy and powerful oligarchs”
@emptywheel @maggieNYT “...some of whom appear to be at the center of the U.S. election controversy now being investigated — all of whom are alleged to owe their immense wealth and influence — at least in part — to relationships with Russian President Vladimir Putin.”…
@emptywheel @maggieNYT “..these oligarch-controlled companies include—but not limited to—following (noted along w/these individuals approximate net worth): #AlfaBank, #TNK & #LetterOne (#PetrAven, $4.6 billion, #GermanKahn, $9.3 billion, #AlexeyKuzmichev, $7.2 billion & #MikhailFridman, $14.4 billion)”
@emptywheel @maggieNYT ”...#AccessIndustries (#LeonardBlavatnik, $19 billion); Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (Alexander Mashkevitch, $1.91 billion, Patokh Chodiev, $2 billion and Alijan Ibragimov, $2.3 billion); #BasicElement (#OlegDeripaska, $5.1 billion); #SapirOrganization...”
@emptywheel @maggieNYT ”100 Church Street development (#Sapir family, $2 billion); #Rosneft (#IgorSechin, $2 billion); Roust Corp (Roustam Tariko, Russian Standard Bank and Russian Standard Vodka, $1 billion) and #RenovaGroup (#ViktorVekselberg, $12.4 billion)...”
@emptywheel @maggieNYT 🔥👀👉 “Notably #VictorVeksleberg, #OlegDeripaska & #IgorSechin have been placed on U.S.’ #RussiaSanctions List. The founders of #AlfaGroup entities & Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation have remained OFF of sanctions list. #JonesDay has also represented #Gazprom Export...”
@emptywheel @maggieNYT 🤔👉”A former #JonesDay attorney, Solicitor General #NoelFrancisco, is also now next in line, after Deputy Attorney General Rod J. #Rosenstein, to oversee the Mueller investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election given vacancy created by the departure of Rachel Brand”

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