Trump Hires Personal Lawyer Who Defended Putin’s Oligarchs for FBI Russia Probe

Trump Hires Personal Lawyer Who Defended Putin’s Oligarchs for FBI Russia Probe

Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Host of Hardline Radio Show

Donald Trump has “lawyered up” to combat the on-going investigation into his campaign’s contacts with Russia.

Trump has hired his long-time representative Marc Kasowitz “as private attorney on matters related to the Russia investigation.”

Kasowitz will defend Trump as an individual, separate from Don McGahn, the current White House counsel.

This choice in legal representation is interesting for several reasons. Kasowitz has no previous experience with constitutional or defense cases. In the past, Kasowitz has represented Trump in civil matters “including on his divorce records, real estate transactions and allegations of fraud at Trump University.”

For 15 years Kasowitz has served as Trump’s attorney. He was involved in a bond restricting scheme for Trump’s Atlantic City casinos in 2001; and 5 years later Kasowitz filed a defamation suit against the author of the book Trump Nation.

That 2006 lawsuit ended in disaster for Trump after he failed to prove he is an actual billionaire – a claim he and his lawyer stated they could demonstrate to the court. In Trump’s defense, he told the court that his net worth is based on his “feelings” about it – which changes on a daily basis.

Kasowitz threatened the New York Times twice in 2016 on behalf of Trump for publishing 3 pages of tax returns and an article about Trump allegedly sexually assaulting several women.

Beyond inexperience, Kasowitz happens to be versed in issues pertaining to Russia because he was retained to defend OJSC Sberbank of Russia in a “textbook case of Russian corporate trading” when they were accused of conspiring with granite corporate executives such as a former Russian minister of economy and trade.

The complaint against Sberbank stated that P Grant, a Russian corporation, was the victim of a hostile takeover utilizing shell companies and “straw men” in order to seize P Grant shares and “trap” the owner of the corporation during refinancing of loans.

This scheme was the brainchild of granite executive Yuriy Zhukov and others who had secret rendezvous with Herman Gref, then head of Sberbank; as well as Putin’s former federal minister. Gref was accused of using his influence with Putin to shield the takeover from investigations.

According to the complaint: “The cover-up and crimes were of sufficient enormity and sensitivity that Defendants Gref and Zhukov were compelled to mislead President Putin’s advisor, Mr. [Andrey] Belousov, who was asked specifically to investigate the situation with the P-Granit/Sberbank Russia debt.”

Susanne Posel

Susanne Posel

Chief Editor | Investigative Journalist

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