The Russian connection of Trump’s lawyer Kasowitz – the next Russian connection

by Sven Reinhardt and Simon Gerber

Who is President Trump’s lawyer? 

Kasowitz worked for the law firm Mayer Brown. In 1993 Kasowitz, 18 lawyers and two clients left Mayer Brown to establish the Kasowitz Benson Torres law firm.[4][12]

He has also defended Bill O’Reilly from allegations of sexual harassment,[13] and is defending Sberbank of Russia. Additionally, Kasowitz represents a company run by a Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who is a very close friend of Vladimir Putin and who employed Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort for several years.[14]Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Kasowitz

The law firm of #trump’s lawyer Kasowitz, source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasowitz_Benson_Torres

Marc Kasowitz, who has been Trump’s go-to lawyer for years on both personal and business matters, is defending a Russian bank, OJSC Sberbank, in an ongoing lawsuit in US court. He also represents a company controlled by a Russian billionaire, Oleg Deripaska, who has close ties to the Kremlin.
Kasowitz‘ clients with Russian ties may not pose any legal conflicts of interests as he prepares to help Trump navigate an investigation that the president calls „a witch hunt.“ But the optics of the situation — a lawyer with Russian-linked clients representing a president, whose campaign is being investigated for alleged collusion with Russia — could make a messy situation for Trump even messier.
Kasowitz is also listed in a federal lawsuit as an attorney for Veleron Holding BV, an investment company controlled by Deripaska.
Deripaska has served as a representative of Russia on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council and was photographed with Putin at one of the council’s meetings in 2006.
Kasowitz serves as an attorney for Veleron in a federal lawsuit under appeal involving Morgan Stanley.
In 2008, Deripaska invested about $19 million in a business venture launched by Manafort and other partners. The partnership invested in a Ukrainian telecommunications company – Black Sea Cable– but the deal failed.



The link from Trump’s Lawyer Kasowitz and his client Deripaska to Germany:


„Wir kommen nicht mit Kalaschnikows, sondern mit Geld“ (Putin) 


„We are not coming with Kalaschnikowas, we are coming with money“ (Putin)

Source: http://m.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-56388088.html





#Kremlin runs the main rehearsal for #US election night ?

#Kremlin runs the main rehearsal for #US election night ?


Are these attacks a main test of the Kremlin for the US election night?


Can the US elections be delayed or crippled because local test results can not be transmitted?


Will the WWW be shut down on purpose to spread panic?


What We Know About Friday’s Massive East Coast Internet Outage




#Kremlin runs the main rehearsal for #US election night ?

#Kremlin runs the main rehearsal for #US election night ?

A protester walks past a burning tent camp and a fire in the trade union building in Odessa last MayYevgeny Volokin/Reuters

Ukraine claims to foil Kremlin plot for new breakaway state

via Ukraine claims to foil Kremlin plot for new breakaway state.

By Maxim Tucker

„Specially trained groups were asked to play the role of Ukrainian nationalists,“ said Vitaliy Naida, head of the SBU department responsible for intercepting online traffic. They planned to stage attacks on Soviet veterans and distribute videos of the attacks online, on Russian television and using pro-Russian outlets in Odessa.“

Source: http://europe.newsweek.com/ukraine-claims-foil-kremlin-plot-new-breakaway-state-327171

Ketchum calls it quits on Russia work | PR Week

via Ketchum calls it quits on Russia work | PR Week.

„Ketchum no longer represents the Russian Federation in the US or Europe with the exception of our office in Moscow,“ the firm said in a statement. „Our partner in the consortium, [Omnicom subsidiary] GPlus, continues to operate under the terms of the contract.“

Ketchum was paid nearly $23 million by the Russian federation from 2006 through mid-2012, according to ProPublica, as well as $17 million by energy giant Gazprom.

The firm declined other comment on the matter.