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Thursday, October 29, 2020

New details of the Justice Department's handling of the accusations against Halkbank reveal how Turkey's leader pressured the president, prompting concern from top White House aides.

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Berman was fired because he refused to comply with Barr/Trump demands to drop investigations. He pointed out that though they had enough evidence to lay charges against the bank, there were key investigations underway. Not only did some of those investigations involve people close to Erdogan, there also appeared to be direct connections to the Iranian nuclear program"a program that was restarted after Trump broke the multinational Iran nuclear treaty.

"This is completely wrong," said Berman. "You don't grant immunity to individuals unless you are getting something from them, and we wouldn't be here."

Why was Barr pushing Berman to let it go? Because Erdogan was pushing Trump.

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-29 01:52 PM | Reply

Remember Trump withdrawing our forces in Syria, leaving the Kurds vulnerable?.

Erdogan, Putin, ... wait'll we hear the REST of the story over the next couple of years.

#2 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-29 01:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Other commentary on this story:

From the very beginning of his time in office, Trump has refused to confront the Turkish strongman over anything. Meetings concerning Turkey inevitably include Trump bragging about his properties in Istanbul, and Trump frequently defends Erdogan's harsh treatments of his political opponents. Trump isn't alone. Among the charges that the DOJ dropped when Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, were illegal lobbying for Erdogan, and even a plot to kidnap a U.S. resident and bring him to Turkey so Erdogan can kill him.

One year ago, Trump tweeted out his support for Turkey's "ultimate solution" of the Kurdish situation as he betrayed America's long-time allies, turned his back on treaties, and handed over much of what they considered their homeland to Erdogan. For Trump, it's not just a relationship in question, it's an exchange of cash. Trump has made at least $2.6 million from his operations in Turkey since he made that ride down a golden escalator. The two men also share an attorney in Rudy Giuliani, who Erdogan hired to lobby in the United States.

#3 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-29 02:02 PM | Reply

Remember when Trump turned Erdogan's Pennsylvania Ave visit into a violent assault by Erdogan' security team, who stormed out of the Whitehouse and marliciously beat and kicked the living carp out of lawful US Citizen protestors at the White House?

Trump let em all leave the country. Clean getaway.

Ahh, Good times with ole Trump and Erdogan, huh folks.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-10-29 09:42 PM | Reply

In any other era, his would be impeachment worthy conduct. Hopefully it gets a look as criminal conduct, wow.

#5 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-10-30 10:51 AM | Reply

Oh, and recall the house hearing where Whitaker was sweating like a Russian whore in church, he was obviously lying about a lot of things, I don't recall if this subject came up, but he needs o be indicted as well. And this shows that Barr lied when being questioned by Kamala Harris when he acted like be didn't know what the word "suggested" meant.

#6 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-10-30 10:55 AM | Reply

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