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MPs demand Zelensky, Trump investigate suspicion of U.S.-Ukraine corruption involving $7.4 bln
Interfax-Ukraine ^ | November 20, 2019

Posted on 11/20/2019 8:16:10 AM PST by COUNTrecount

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After losses, including in Argentina, star Franklin manager pulls out of most emerging markets
By Matt Wirz
Updated Oct. 17, 2019 10:09 pm ET
One of Wall Street’s most intrepid bond investors has turned defensive.
Michael Hasenstab built an almost $200 billion government-bond franchise for Franklin Templeton Investments by making large, profitable bets in risky countries. But that strategy backfired badly for the star fund manager in 2019 when a bet on the Argentine peso soured, saddling investors with losses.


61 posted on 11/20/2019 1:54:48 PM PST by Bookshelf
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To: Flick Lives

You can bet the Dems did the same thing with the laundered money sent to Iran as well.

62 posted on 11/20/2019 2:12:01 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: liberalh8ter
Since we have a treaty for this with the Ukraine, I would think the President is following the treaty by accepting their formal request.

This is the moment we have been waiting for! Oh Happy Day!

63 posted on 11/20/2019 2:15:16 PM PST by SisterK (its a spiritual war)
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To: lee martell
Back in the 50’s there was a certain level of competition going on between America and Russia for exploration of Outer Space. I’m sure you’ve heard of the Sputnik Satellite from 1958.

Maybe this ‘Us Against Them” mentality was generalized to include the Ukraine. We were just then stepping deep into the Cold War way of thinking. I’m glad that’s over. I’ve met a few Ukrainians in the Bay Area. Good workers. Good capitalists.

followed sputnik in 7th grade science. back in the day ukraine was perceived more as a province of russia than a once-sovereign state. never had longterm stable boundaries with various parts being governed by germany, poland, russia, and austria (austro-hugarian empire).

64 posted on 11/20/2019 4:28:49 PM PST by TheRightGuy
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To: COUNTrecount

Wait, they can demand and we have to look into it? Glad they didn’t ask for a favor. That is executable!

65 posted on 11/20/2019 5:39:25 PM PST by Bommer (2020 - Vote all incumbent congressmen and senators out! VOTE THE BUMS OUT!!!)
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To: RummyChick
This whole Ukraine affair has been a sting operation from the gitgo

The Democrats were lured into a trap and took the bait hook, line and sinker.

The hook is set and they are about to get reeled in.

There is a reason that President Trump published a transcript of first call with Zelensky and.then made such a big deal about it .

This was perplexing to many because it really didn't say much of anything other than polite congratulations on victory so what was the big deal?

The big deal was not what was said on the first call, the big deal was what was not said on the first call.

It was quietly reported earlier that the investigation of Burisma and the Bidens was started long before the July 25 call to Ukraine. The investigation has been underway at least as far back as March and probably even before Zelensky was elected in March.

Comments have also been made that the investigation by Ukraine never ended in the first place.

Biden may have managed to get the prosecutor fired, but the investigation was never closed and it seems to actually have continued, possibly to give the corrupt Ukraine government at the time blackmail ammunition for leverage against the Obama Administration and Joe Biden.

The same Joe Biden who has bragged that Ukraine was his show and that he was number one point man who controlled Ukraine foreign policy as VP

Who better for the Ukraine to have a blackmail file than Quid Pro Joe.

At any rate, it is impossible for President Trump to have bribed or extorted Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and Burisma was already underway long before the July call.

In fact, it is almost a certainty that when President Trump said in the July call that he had heard reports about Ukraine corruption the reports he had heard had been coming from Ukraine itself as part of the Ukrainians ongoing investigation

In fact, Ukrainians tried to travel to the United States to inform US DOJ and FBI officials of the results they had uncovered but were denied Visas by Obama holdovers and given the run around by members of US diplomatic corps in Ukraine trying to cover up.

The Schiff is about to hit the fan and there is no way the media can flush this investigation down the memory hole with impeachment in full swing .

Big money illegally laundered to a bunch of high ranking democrat pols and they are busted

66 posted on 11/20/2019 8:55:11 PM PST by rdcbn ( Referentia)
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To: rdcbn

Sure hope you are right.

67 posted on 11/20/2019 9:02:19 PM PST by TianaHighrider (God bless President Trump)
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To: COUNTrecount
"The son of Templeton's founder, John Templeton Jr., was one of President Obama's major campaign donors. Another fund-related character is Thomas Donilon. Managing Director of BlackRock Investment Institute, shareholder Franklin Templeton Investments, which has the largest share in the fund. It is noteworthy that he previously was Obama's national security advisor," Derkach said."

BlackRock's Investment Approach, (From their web site).
The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in equity securities or other financial instruments that are components of, or have characteristics similar to, the securities included in the MSCI China A Onshore Index. The MSCI China A Onshore Index captures large and mid-cap representation across China securities listed on the SSE and SZSE.

Maybe that's why the democrats are so upset with Trump renegotiating the China trade agreement.. The crooks could lose money.???
Seems the democratic leadership may be more invested in our competitors then our own country...

68 posted on 11/21/2019 5:09:48 AM PST by unread (Joe McCarthy was right.......)
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To: rdcbn
This whole Ukraine affair has been a sting operation from the gitgo The Democrats were lured into a trap and took the bait hook, line and sinker. The hook is set and they are about to get reeled in.
I agree. I hope we can live through the putrid stench when Schiff hits the fan.
69 posted on 11/21/2019 5:36:09 AM PST by UpInArms (without failure there's no success only slavery)
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To: COUNTrecount

Naw, their DimoCommunists of the Peoples Party of Socialist Homosexual Communist Dimocrat sponsored criminals of the Klinton, Obammy criminal clan. They didn’t do nothing wrong, cause they are criminals and this is just the way of doing bizness.

70 posted on 11/21/2019 1:10:09 PM PST by RetiredArmy (The Bible tells us the happenings of the Last Days. Those days are HERE! Deny it at your own peril)
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To: COUNTrecount

Keep that impeachment going Dems. LOL

71 posted on 11/21/2019 5:10:47 PM PST by headstamp 2 (There's a stairway to heaven, but there's a highway to hell.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Ukrainian members of parliament have demanded the presidents of Ukraine and the United States, Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump, investigate suspicions of the legalization of $7.4 billion by the “family” of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych through the American investment fund Franklin Templeton Investments, which they said has ties to the U.S. Democratic Party.


We’ve all known about this. We’ve all been trying, desperately, to get our hands in that cookie jar. For those of us who haven’t, we demand an investigation to get rid of the old guard that has gotten rich off of this corruption that has been going on for years. For those that have, we demand an investigation and have information on much more powerful folks, that we’ll present to make a deal and get off. And I’ll be allowed to keep the money. Because in the US, you protest, break some windows, maybe light a few cars on fire. In the Ukraine, there’s a damn good chance I’ll be taken out of my home or office and dragged through the streets.

If this is true and they want a legitimate investigation, that could result in folks in prison jumpsuits(which I have no doubt that many members of Congress should be some), that some of them are in DC, NoVa, & NYC, figuring out how to hide/protect their money and if they can actually jump off the roof, shoot themselves or overdose. They all thought they’d never get caught.

Be careful what you wish for Pelosi, Schiff, et al, you just might get it.

72 posted on 11/23/2019 11:23:54 PM PST by qaz123
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