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Russian Government Bank Deposited $500 Million into Deutsche Bank Subsidiary as it Lent to Trump

January 21, 2020 9:52 am By

A Russian government-controlled bank deposited at least half a billion dollars into the American subsidiary of Deutsche Bank around the time that the bank lent Trump his most scrutinized loans, according to exclusively obtained confidential bank records. As Trump received loans from the subsidiary, DBTCA, totaling over $360 million, Gazprombank […]

Trump Deutsche Bank Loans Underwritten By Russian State-Owned Bank, Whistleblower Told FBI

January 3, 2020 8:44 pm By

Deutsche Bank’s loans to Donald Trump were underwritten by Russian state-owned VTB Bank, according to the whistleblower whose collection of thousands of bank documents and internal communications have captured the recent attention of federal investigators. Val Broeksmit acquired the emails and files of his late father, Deutsche Bank executive William […]

Meet the Wikistrat and Jamal Khashoggi Whistleblower

December 13, 2019 1:00 pm By

 Over the past few months, Forensic News has been working with many sources who worked at the company Wikistrat and saw suspicious events and who wanted to share their stories. One such source was Matt Penn, a former Outreach Coordinator for the company who shared emails with us showing that […]

Leaked documents and testimony cast suspicion on Wikistrat’s claims about Khashoggi

November 14, 2019 4:41 pm By

Listen to this article on Jamal Khashoggi and Wikistrat: Documents and interviews with former Wikistrat employees cast new suspicion on the company and its relationship to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Last month, Forensic News detailed a series of troubling documents and events relating to Wikistrat’s connections to Khashoggi and to […]

Ukrainian politician funneled polling data from Ukraine to Prague oil company via Wyoming shelf company

September 13, 2019 1:33 pm By

A former Ukrainian politician scrutinized by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Andrey Artemenko, is behind the purchase of a shelf company in Wyoming which subsequently bought Ukrainian polling data and resold it to a fake oil company. The shelf company is part of a large portfolio of once-inactive businesses sold out […]

Company managed by pro-Kremlin Ukrainian politician obtained license to import heavy weaponry under Obama’s ATF

Dana Rohrabacher and Andrey Artemenko September 5, 2019 2:50 pm By

A defense contractor managed by a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian politician and a Soviet-born businessman tied to the Russian mafia landed a license from the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) during the Obama Administration to import and export weapons, including machine guns and explosives, according to documents […]

U.S. House confirms it is conducting “major” money laundering investigation involving President Trump

August 28, 2019 3:16 pm By

An attorney representing the United States House of Representatives in a legal battle to obtain President Trump’s bank records from two financial institutions indicated Thursday that the Congressional chamber is conducting a money laundering investigation involving Mr. Trump and his family. The disclosure sheds light on House Democrats’ agenda for […]

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