House Intel Dem Has Evidence Trump Was ‘Bought Out’ By Putin And Is Getting Ready To Expose Him
The biggest question on everyone’s mind for the past two years has been: Did Donald Trump collude with Russia to win the presidential election?
Well, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) may have the answer to that.
Writing in a San Francisco Chronicle column, Speier noted that there’s something very off about the way Trump sold a Palm Beach, Florida mansion to Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev for $95 million in 2008 — 230 times more than the $41.35 million he paid for it four years prior.
The July 2008 sell date was in “the middle of the recession” and the house had only had “modest” renovations, Speier noted.
“Despite the recession, not only was the price 230 percent of what Trump paid, but it was also $13 million above the highest price previously paid for a Palm Beach mansion, according to the Palm Beach Post,” she added. “Rybolovlev did not conduct an inspection. He did not obtain an appraisal. He did not order any professional review or undertake any other form of due diligence before purchasing the property.”
There are a number of potential explanations — that the oligarch wanted to hide his assets from his ex-wife in a messy divorce or make an investment — but another, Speier noted, “is that Russian leader Vladimir Putin saw an opportunity to exploit Trump’s financial problems to obtain his loyalty and indebtedness.”
Trump was able to sell his mansion and it gave him some “oxygen” and millions in the bank, and as Speier noted, Rybolovlev was cleared of guilt in the mine collapse.
But where does that put Trump now?
With the real estate deal, “Trump was being enrolled in the Russian system of kompromat, of which Putin is a master,” Speier wrote.
“Grant a favor, ask for nothing,” she added. “Both parties understand that someday something may be expected in return.”