Author, Andrei Illarionov, an economist
[Editor’s note: I just watched Trump’s press conference denials. Reviewing the intelligence analysis piece that Comey got many weeks ago and kept secret gave considerable credence to the story below. Trump’s vacuous denials, though lying poorly is a “Trump skill,” made it obvious that the Russian “carrot and stick” left a huge history that will be almost impossible to keep quiet.
The story below torpedo’s Trump’s denials quite handily. Putin has no need nor desire to lie and has certainly left Trump hanging in the wind on this one. g]
The report of the Intelligence Department, 2016/134, 18 October 2016, p. 30:
2. As regards the content of conversations, the assistant Sechin said that the president of “Rosneft” is so interested in the removal of personal and corporate Western sanctions imposed on the company, he suggested assistants Paige / Trump exchange brokerage by 19 percent (privatized) Package stake in Rosneft. PAGE expressed interest and confirmed that if TRUMP will be elected president of the United States, then the anti-Russian sanctions are lifted.
Company Intelligence Report 2016/134, 18 October 2016, p.30:
2. with In terms of the Substance of Their Discussions, SECHIN’s associate Said That the Rosneft president WAS SO Keen to lift personal and corporate western Sanctions Imposed on the Company About enterprise, That he offered PAGE / TRUMP’s associates the brokerage of up to a 19 per cent (privatised) stake in Rosneft in return. PAGE has expressed interest and confirmed that were TRUMP elected US president, then sanctions on Russia would be lifted.
Kremlin, Moscow, December 7, 2016, 22:00:
Vladimir Putin: Mr Sechin, I want to congratulate you on the completion of privatization transactions for the implementation of a large block of our leading oil and gas company “Rosneft” – 19.5 percent. The transaction was executed on the upward trend in oil prices, respectively, is reflected in the value of the company.
In this sense, time is very good, and the total amount of the transaction significantly – to 10.5 billion euros. … it is the largest privatization deal, the largest sale and purchase of oil and gas sector in the world in the outgoing year 2016.
I very much hope that the arrival of new investors in the coming … controls will improve corporate procedures, transparency of the company and, accordingly, will ultimately lead to an increase in capitalization.
In general this is a very good result. I want all of you, your colleagues, who have worked in this area, congratulations with this result …
We both know that the company “Rosneftegas”, which ultimately must transfer the money to the budget, there are significant resources in rubles.
Vladimir Putin: And our investors, new members and shareholders of the company “Rosneft”, was invited to Russia, we will take them to the highest levels of government.
Big press conference Putin 23 December 2016 .:
Vladimir Putin: … Yes, there is such a provision, the money “Rosneftegas”. But they are absolutely transparent, there is nothing opaque. They are all under the control of the Government. And some of the things we found out when the Government forgets that there are priorities that they need to pay attention to …
This is such things that in the end, after all the disputes and fights, the Government money is not provided, but you need to provide funding, we will spend funds from the “Rosneftegas”.
All! You thank you very much. With the New Year coming you! Thank you for your patience. Good luck!
January 10, 2017 :
The government has allowed “Rosneftegas”, whose board of directors is headed by the executive director of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin, not to disclose their financial performance. On account of the company could accumulate more than 600 billion rubles.
2016 “Rosneftegas” was an open joint stock company (JSC) and publish annual financial statements in accordance with Russian Accounting Standards (RAS). However, last year the company changed its legal form of organization and became a joint stock company (JSC). Form AO allows the company does not publish its financial statements without shareholder.
https://tvrain. ru/news/pravitelstvo_zasekretilo_otchetnost_odnoj_iz_bogatejshih_gosudarstvennyh_kompanij-425 123 /? utm_campaign=breaking&utm_-source=the push&utm_medium= 425123 &utm_TERM=10.01.2017
Statement of the President of the Russian Federation, December 30, 2016:
Leaving the right to retaliate, we will not stoop to the level “kitchen” irresponsible diplomacy and further steps towards the restoration of Russian-American relations will be build on the basis of the policy, which will carry out the administration of President D.Trump …
We will not create problems for American diplomats. We will not send anyone. We will not prohibit their families and children to use for their usual vacation spots in the New Year’s holidays. Moreover, all children of American diplomats accredited in Russia, I invite you to New Year’s and Christmas tree in the Kremlin.
Congratulations and elected President D.Trump, the American people!
I wish all welfare and prosperity!
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