TRUMP’S PLAN FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE INCLUDES BLACKMAILING ITS PRESIDENT, SUPPORTING KREMLIN AMBITIONS

This is a bombshell report that implicates many in Trump’s inner circle of colluding with Russia in its foreign policy preferences for Ukraine:

1) Michael Cohen – Trump’s personal attorney.

2) Paul Manafort – Ex-Campaign manager for Trump who also supports Kremlin policies in Ukraine via his Ukrainian paymasters.

3) Andrii V. Artemenko – A Ukrainian lawmaker tied to Vladimir Putin (from article).

4) Paul Sater – A mob connected felon who has helped Trump navigate business deals relating to Russia. [The Intellectualist]

A week before Michael T. Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia.

Mr. Flynn is gone, having been caught lying about his own discussion of sanctions with the Russian ambassador.

But the proposal, a peace plan for Ukraine and Russia, remains, along with those pushing it: Michael D. Cohen, the president’s personal lawyer, who delivered the document; Felix H. Sater, a business associate who helped Mr. Trump scout deals in Russia; and a Ukrainian lawmaker trying to rise in a political opposition movement shaped in part by Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul D. Manafort.

At a time when Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia, and the people connected to him, are under heightened scrutiny — with investigations by American intelligence agencies, the F.B.I. and Congress — some of his associates remain willing and eager to wade into Russia-related efforts behind the scenes.

The amateur diplomats say their goal is simply to help settle a grueling, three-year conflict that has cost 10,000 lives. “Who doesn’t want to help bring about peace?” Mr. Cohen asked.

But the proposal contains more than just a peace plan.

Andrii V. Artemenko, the Ukrainian lawmaker, who sees himself as a Trump-style leader of a future Ukraine, claims to have evidence — “names of companies, wire transfers” — showing corruption by the Ukrainian president, Petro O. Poroshenko, that could help oust him. And Mr. Artemenko said he had received encouragement for his plans from top aides to Mr. Putin.

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