THREAD: Mueller is investigating a Ukrainian’s $150,000 payment to Trump Org *during the campaign* for a Trump appearance, as part of a BROADER probe of streams of foreign money to Trump & associates in the years before the election‼️ 1/

In response to a #subpoena *this year* for an array of records of business w/FOREIGN nationals, Trump Org handed over documents about the donation, SOLICITED BY MICHAEL COHEN.🤨 2/
The $150k donation from Ukrainian billionaire, Victor Pinchuk, who has sought closer ties for Ukraine to the West, was the LARGEST Trump's foundation received in 2015 from anyone, besides Trump himself.🙄 3/

This latest #subpoena shows that Mueller is probing in interactions that Trump or his associates had w/countries BEYOND #Russia🇷🇺. 4/

Mueller also ordered Trump Org to turn over documents, emails & other communications about several unnamed #Russians🇷🇺, including some whose names have NOT been PUBLICLY tied to Trump‼️ 5/

Per a fmr head of IRS tax-exempt orgs division👉🏼the Ukrainian payment is “an UNUSUAL amount of money for such a short speech" & "is curious b/c it comes *during a campaign* & is from a FOREIGNER & looks like an effort to BUY INFLUENCE."🙄 6/

No surprise, based on reports of George Nader (who FLIPPED), Team🇺🇸Mueller has questioned witnesses about whether money from the PERSIAN GULF had been used ILLEGALLY to finance Trump’s political efforts & also asked for information on the Ukrainian, Pinchuk.😎 7/

Mueller's probe of the Trump Org’s payments from FOREIGN nationals underscores how DIFFUSE Trump’s sources of income have been over many years.🤔

Meaning: there are MANY potential avenues (and countries) for #Corruption, and Mueller is ALL OVER them‼️😎 8/

Trump's Foundation — the destination of Pinchuk’s donation instead of the Trump's personal coffers — raises MORE questions about how Trump handled the entity he set up to deal with "charitable" giving.🙄 9/

Trump’s "charity" attracted scrutiny during the 2016 campaign over revelations about his lack of financial support for it & his use of it to PAY LEGAL SETTLEMENTS, rather than, you know, to GIVE TO A CHARITY, as a charitable org is supposed to do‼️🤬 10/

Just 2 weeks after he was "elected," Trump's foundation said in a tax form that it might have broken federal rules designed to prohibit self-dealing👉🏼such as using its money to benefit TRUMP.🙄

The same filing disclosed the donation from Pinchuk for Trump’s appearance.😎 11/
Pinchuk is the son-in-law of a fmr Ukraine president, Leonid Kuchma👉🏼from 1994-2005 led a gov't known for #corruption, nepotism & MURDER of journalists. Pinchuk has been accused by US steel makers of ILLEGALLY dumping steel on the US market at artificially low prices.🤨 12/
Pinchuk also drew scrutiny during the campaign for his ties to Hillary Clinton & the Clinton family foundation👉🏼donated more than $13 million to that organization since 2006.🤨 13/
Victor Pinchuk's Foundation said the $150k was “a SPECIFIC REQUEST of Mr. Trump Foundation in Sept'15 when there were multiple candidates for the #Republican nomination for president & it was by no means assured that Trump would be the Republican nominee in 2016.”🙄 14/
The Ukrainian event was Trump's 1st foray into global politics during the campaign👉🏼Doug Schoen, a political consultant/pollster who works w/Pinchuk, *personally* contacted Trump to set it up.🤔

Schoen is a frequent Fox News guest (of course!), has known Trump for years.🤨 15/
The day after Schoen invited Trump, Cohen called Schoen to SOLICIT $150,000 as an "honorarium." Schoen, who got to know Cohen in Fox News' green room (of course!), dealt w/Trump's "fixer" Cohen, not Trump directly. Meaning: this VERY likely was on Trump's orders‼️ 16/
During his video, Trump criticized Obama amid deteriorating relations btwn the US & #Russia🇷🇺over Ukraine: “Our president is not strong & he is not doing what he should be doing for the Ukraine."

Trump used "the" before Ukraine, which is insulting to some Ukrainians.🙄 17/
Of course, Trump couldn't help himself & just had to say something about his pal, Putin, while dissing Obama: "Putin does not respect our president whatsoever."🤬 18/

Don't forget that Ukraine plays a key role in another part of Mueller’s probe👉🏼Manafort's political consulting work for Ukraine's pro-#Russian🇷🇺 former president, Viktor F. Yanukovych.🤨 19/
Another day & *yet another* report showing that Mueller is ALL OVER any alleged ILLEGAL FOREIGN MONEY that flowed to Trump, the #NRA, GOP & others.😎

Team🇷🇺Traitor is TOAST‼️



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