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1/ Money laundering petrodollars through the US has just become much easier. Two days days before the Saudi Purge, Trump pulled out
2/ of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which was codified into US law by fmr GOP Sen Richard Lugar. The US will no
3/ longer participate in a global initiative that requires member nations to disclose their revenues from oil, gas and mining assets.
4/ Under the agreement, the US was required to reveal all the revenue it received from oil, gas and mining companies, and required those
5/ companies to publicly disclose the payments they make to the US and other governments. thehill.com/policy/interna…
5/ This is not the first time Trump has made money laundering of petrodollars easier since he took office. One of the first things
6/ Trump & GOP did after inauguration was repeal a US law designed to crack down on corruption in the resources sector.
7/ Congress voted in February to repeal the “Cardin Lugar” provision, which compels American companies in oil, gas and mining industries to
8/ disclose payments they make to foreign governments. The law was implemented in 2016, having been passed in 2010 as part of the
9/ Dodd-Frank reform act introduced by Obama.

Cardin Lugar, named after the senators who sponsored it, was designed to boost transparency
10/ by showing how much money foreign governments receive from selling mineral rights. It is estimated that some $150bn in payments
11/ have been disclosed globally in last 2 yrs. But, the oil lobby in US complained about having to be transparent. telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/…
12/ The elimination of these 2 anti-corruption requirements on flow of petrodollars is directly implicated in Trump’s attempts to do
13/ business w Saudis on NYSE:
14/ Trump signaled “all clear” to Saudi oil king: “It’s ok to launder your petrodollars here now”
14/ Within hours of removing the petrodollar disclosure requirement, Trump courted the oil King. cnbc.com/amp/2017/11/04…
15/ Trump’s “friends” stand to make BILLIONS $$$ with ZERO disclosure. If you think his family & business won’t profit, you are naive.
16/ Kushner was IN SAUDI ARABIA when Trump withdrew from the EITI.
17/ Right Wing Israel (many who stand to profit from ARAMCO IPO on NYSE) is fronting for Kushner on his secret trip. haaretz.com/us-news/1.8197…
18/ ARAMCO NYSE IPO which will enrich Trump was anticipated when Jared negotiated arms deal on behalf of the Saudis. thinkprogress.org/jared-kushner-…
19/ The ARAMCO NYSE IPO will be the largest ever IPO in the world. Trump and his associates will get wealthy beyond imagination.
20/ Congress should IMMEDIATELY intervene to reinstate EITI disclosure requirements @SenMarkWarner @SenJohnMcCain @RepAdamSchiff @RepTedLieu
21/ Kushner should not have security clearance. For information about his repeated malfeasance, see: twitter.com/i/moments/9262…
22/ Petrodollar laundering via the NYSE is not new. Trump has made it more lucrative (Aramco) and less transparent. mobile.nytimes.com/redirect?to-ww…
23/ To be clear, any possible objection from Saudi to the laundering of petrodollars via NYSE has been neutralized:
24/ Trump’s threat of exposure from his most visible Saudi critic was quashed with the arrest of this Crown Prince:
25/ Trump says American businesses unfairly penalized by federal laws prohibiting bribing of foreign officials. newyorker.com/magazine/2017/…
26/ Never forget, Trump Assets are in a Revocable, Not Blind, Trust voanews.com/a/report-trump…
27/ Disclosure of Trump’s tax returns imperative to determine how he has profited from Saudi arms deal or will profit from Aramco NYSE IPO
28/ Cardin, Lugar Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative cardin.senate.gov/newsroom/press…
29/ Cardin-Lugar required under Sec 1504 Dodd-Frank for any US or foreign company on US stock exchanges to publicly disclose
30/ resource extraction payments made to governments on a project basis. Here’s Cardin & Lugar’s argument: thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/…
31/ Kushner was in Saudi at same time NYSE Group president Thomas Farley was there pitching for the Aramco IPO. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
32/ Regardless of whether Aramco IPO is done on NYSE, Trump & GOP have made laundering petrodollars through US easier w less transparency
33/ The $110B arms deal Kushner negotiated for Saudi in May? Yes. $50B involved Aramco. reuters.com/article/us-sau…
34/ Blackstone is also involved in funneling $40B into US from Saudi. Its $ transfers will no longer be transparent. (Id)
35/ Saudi to funnel in $100B. Japan Softbank will do same. Trump is selling our infrastructure to foreign banks & Saudi billionaires. (Id)
36/ Remember this? Jared called Lockheed Martin on behalf of Saudis/Aramco to strong-arm it into favorable terms cnbc.com/2017/05/19/kus…
37/ Jared got the Saudis 150 S-70 Blackhawk helicopters while acting as an agent for the Saudis in the negotiation reuters.com/article/us-sau…
38/ Kushner in SA for “Davos in Desert.” held by 32-yr-old crown prince Mohammed bin Salman💥Look who else attended💥. nytimes.com/2017/10/23/bus…
39/ Here it is: Saudi Aramco CEO Says Not Discussing Russia Role in Company IPO bloomberg.com/amp/news/artic…
40/ Aramco and Russia are consolidating efforts. saudiaramco.com/en/home/news-m…
41/ This just happened in June: Aramco & Russia united. aramcooverseas.com/news/latest-ne…
42/ Alexander Novak, Russian oil minister, discusses Saudi Aramco's upcoming initial public offering. cnbc.com/video/2017/10/…
43/ 💥Boom💥 Oct 5, 2017: Saudi Aramco concludes five MOUs with Russia's largest energy company. spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.…
44/ 💥Aramco/Russia MOU’s are gateway to consolidate petrodollar flow. Trump’s offer to have Aramco IPO on NYSE was an OVERTURE TO PUTIN 💥
45/💥💥Trump has invited Putin to launder Russian petrodollars through the NYSE—Aramco MOU’s gets Putin around Magnitsky Sanctions💥💥
46/ Trump knew this when he courted the Saudi King for the Aramco IPO. nasdaq.com/article/russia…
47/ At this point, doing business w Aramco is no different from doing business w Russia. platts.com/latest-news/na…
48/@realDonaldTrump =laughing stock of Ru & Saudi. Ru & Saudi merging economically & need Trump only to launder $ mobile.offshoreenergytoday.com/gazprom-saudi-…
49/ This is a must-read to understand the various international dynamics around Aramco IPO. seekingalpha.com/article/411276…
50/ Trump is selling our country to the Saudis who attacked us on 9/11. cnn.com/2017/05/20/pol…
51/ King Salman is the first Saudi monarch to visit Russia gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saud…
52/ Saudi empire is a family biz w no transparency. This article discusses various legal pitfalls of SA’s Aramco IPO southfront.org/saudi-aramco-c…
53/ The Aramco IPO is worth upwards $100 billion. forbes.com/sites/uhenergy…
54/ 💥💥 Saudi Aramco purchased the largest oil refinery in US/North America after Trump inauguration. Aramco gained full ownership of
55/ Port Arthur & 24 distribution terminals in “a boon to investors eyeing the IPO”. foreignpolicy.com/2017/05/03/sau…
56/ In addition, Trump was present in May when $50B in MOU’s were signed between Aramco & US oil contractors. offshore-mag.com/articles/2017/…
57/ I am closing this thread for now until more info arises regarding Aramco ties to Trump businesses & associates. thestreet.com/story/13542617…
58/ US litigation risks may hamper Trump’s plans cnbc.com/2017/11/09/tem…
60/ Spain, China & Italy are now under #Aramco wing moneycontrol.com/news/world/sau…
61/ Some history: fortune.com/2017/10/24/sau…
62/ It looks like Trump’s groveling to the Saudis is not panning out. oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-…
63/ (Because the “payoff” was for Trump & Kushner, personally): Trump’s bet on Saudis looks increasingly dangerous, and the $110 billion payoff? Unlikely. brookings.edu/blog/markaz/20…

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