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Thread: Why Trump and Co. did a 180 on Qatar.

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    Why Trump and Co. did a 180 on Qatar.

    Do you believe in coincidences? Here's a doozy. Jared Kushner and his real estate partner father meet with Qatari officials and ask that they invest in 666 Fifth Ave. to the tune of hundreds of millions. The Qatari's say no thanks.

    Almost immediately, our ally Qatar is hit with sanctions and trashed on the world stage by Trump and co. Then, after they (Qatari's) feel the pressure of the shunning by the Trump whitehouse they capitulate and decide to invest in Kushner and co's. white elephant at 666.

    Just as suddenly as the previous blackballing, the Qatar gov't is back in Trump's good graces. All this despite the fact that before the blackballing they were our strongest allies in the region militarily. We have CentCom bases there that form the hub of US operations in the ME.

    I know Mueller isn't a believer in coincidences of this magnitude. These brazen assholes think they are untouchable. The whitehouse and all of its power is apparently for sale to the highest bidder. Whatcha think folks?
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    Kushners near deal with Qatar-linked company for troubled tower
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    In late 2016, Mr. Kushner and his son were close to a much different kind of deal with Anbang, a giant Chinese insurance company with ties to the country’s ruling elite, and with a billionaire from Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani. That plan involved demolishing the existing building at 666 Fifth and erecting a $7.5 billion luxury super tower.

    But the deal collapsed a year ago, amid criticism from legislators over the connection between Jared Kushner’s political role and the family business. Jared Kushner left the family business after President Trump’s election and is now a key adviser to the White House.

    The deal with Brookfield is likely to raise further concerns about Jared Kushner’s dual role as a White House point person on the Middle East and a continuing stake holder in the family’s company. Mr. Kushner earlier this year lost his top-secret security clearance amid concerns that foreign governments could attempt to gain influence with the White House by doing business with the Kushner Companies.

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    Jared Kushner’s father met with Qatar’s minister of finance last April, to solicit an investment in the family’s distressed asset at 666 Fifth Avenue, according to a new report from the Intercept. The Qataris shot him down. Weeks later, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates organized a blockade of Qatar. The Gulf monarchies claimed that this act of aggression was a response to Donald Trump’s call for the Arab world to crack down on terrorists — after taking in the president’s majestic sermon in Riyadh, the Saudis simply couldn’t live with themselves if they didn’t take action to thwart Qatar’s covert financing of Islamist extremism.

    And it was equally obvious that the United States had nothing to gain from a conflict between its Gulf allies. Qatar hosts one of America’s largest and most strategically important air bases in the Middle East. Any development that pushes Doha away from Riyadh pulls it toward Tehran. Thus, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — and virtually every other arm of the U.S. government — scrambled to nip the blockade in the bud. But Jared Kushner was (reportedly) an exception. Donald Trump was more than happy to endorse the idea that his speech had moved mountains, and commended the Saudis for punishing Qatar — first on Twitter, and then during a press conference in the Rose Garden. According to contemporary reports, his son-in-law was one of the only White House advisers to approve of this stance. Regardless, the senior White House adviser is adamant that there was no relationship whatsoever between his family’s business dealings and the administration’s policy.

    The government of Qatar, however, suspects otherwise. As NBC News reports: Qatari government officials visiting the U.S. in late January and early February considered turning over to Mueller what they believe is evidence of efforts by their country’s Persian Gulf neighbors in coordination with Kushner to hurt their country, four people familiar with the matter said. The Qatari officials decided against cooperating with Mueller for now out of fear it would further strain the country’s relations with the White House, these people said. It’s worth noting that the project the Qatari foreign minister refused to finance wasn’t just one more item in the Kushner family’s portfolio; it was Jared’s baby — his misbegotten, sickly, drowning baby.

    The office space that the Kushners retained is worth less than its $1.2 billion mortgage — which is due early in 2019. If their company can’t find some new scheme for refinancing and redeveloping the property by then, Kushner will have cost his family a fortune. And Jared really doesn’t want that to happen. In the months between his father-in-law’s election and inauguration, Kushner divided his time between organizing the transition, and seeking capital from (suddenly quite interested) investors aligned with foreign governments: During that period, Kushner attempted to secure a $400 million loan from the Chinese insurance firm Anbang, and a $500 million one from former Qatari prime minister and billionaire investor Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, also known as “HBJ.” Anbang pulled out once the deal attracted critical media scrutiny, and HBJ jumped ship when the Kushners failed to find a second major source of capital.

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    So just a coincidence?? Yeah no,

    BTW, Muller is looking into all of Jared's "business" meetings. Including a meeting Kushner had with Sergey Gorkov, head of the Kremlin-affiliated Vnesheconombank.

    So strange how so many in Trump's orbit have met with Russians right??
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