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Chinese buyers of Iranian oil are starting to shift their cargoes to vessels owned by National Iranian Tanker Co (NITC), Iran used a similar system between 2012 and 2016 to circumvent Western-led sanctions which were effective in curtailing exports because of a lack of insurance for the shipments.

It was not immediately clear how Iran would provide insurance for the Chinese oil purchases, worth some $1.5 billion a month. Insurance usually includes cover for the oil cargoes, third-party liability and pollution.
A ban on Iranian oil purchases will start in November. Insurers, which are mainly U.S. or European based, have already begun winding down their Iranian business to comply with the sanctions.

[August 19 Blacklist for Iran from Financiers? ]

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Iran has been trying to implement standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental organization which underpins regimes combating money laundering and terrorist financing. It hopes it will be removed from a blacklist that makes some foreign investors reluctant to deal with it. Resistance to compliance with FATF standards argues it could hamper Iranian financial support for allies such as Lebanons Hezbollah

In June, FATF said Iran had until October to complete the reforms or face consequences that could further deter investors from the country, which has already been hit by the return of U.S. sanctions.

We expect Iran to enact amendments to its AML and CFT laws and ratify the Palermo and TF Conventions in full compliance with the FATF Standards by October 2018, otherwise, the FATF will decide upon appropriate and necessary actions at that time. [anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT)] [money laundering and financing of terrorism (ML/FT)] [United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC)-Palermo]

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The following administrative changes have been made to OFAC’s SDN List:

BANK OF EAST LAND (a.k.a. DONGBANG BANK; a.k.a. TONGBANG BANK; a.k.a. TONGBANG U’NHAENG), PO Box 32, BEL Building, Jonseung-Dong, Moranbong District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; SWIFT/BIC BOEL KP PY [DPRK]. -to- BANK OF EAST LAND (a.k.a. DONGBANG BANK; a.k.a. TONGBANG BANK; a.k.a. TONGBANG U’NHAENG), PO Box 32, BEL Building, Jonseung-Dong, Moranbong District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; SWIFT/BIC BOELKPPY [DPRK].

BANK ROSSIYA (a.k.a. AB ROSSIYA, OAO; f.k.a. AKTSIONERNY BANK RUSSIAN FEDERATION; a.k.a. OTKRYTOE AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO AKTSIONERNY BANK ROSSIYA), 2 Liter A Pl. Rastrelli, Saint Petersburg 191124, Russia; SWIFT/BIC ROSY RU 2P; Website http://www.abr.ru; Email Address bank@abr.ru; Registration ID 1027800000084 (Russia); Tax ID No. 7831000122 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 09804148 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13661]. -to- BANK ROSSIYA (a.k.a. AB ROSSIYA, OAO; f.k.a. AKTSIONERNY BANK RUSSIAN FEDERATION; a.k.a. OTKRYTOE AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO AKTSIONERNY BANK ROSSIYA), 2 Liter A Pl. Rastrelli, Saint Petersburg 191124, Russia; SWIFT/BIC ROSYRU2P; Website http://www.abr.ru; Email Address bank@abr.ru; Registration ID 1027800000084 (Russia); Tax ID No. 7831000122 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 09804148 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13661].

CHEIL CREDIT BANK (a.k.a. FIRST CREDIT BANK; f.k.a. “KYONGYONG CREDIT BANK”), 3-18 Pyongyang Information Center, Potonggang District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Beijing, China; Shenyang, China; Shanghai, China; SWIFT/BIC KYCBKPPYXXX [DPRK4]. -to- CHEIL CREDIT BANK (a.k.a. FIRST CREDIT BANK; f.k.a. “KYONGYONG CREDIT BANK”), 3-18 Pyongyang Information Center, Potonggang District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Beijing, China; Shenyang, China; Shanghai, China; SWIFT/BIC KYCBKPPY [DPRK4].

COMMERCIAL BANK OF SYRIA, P.O. Box 933, Yousef Azmeh Square, Damascus, Syria; Aleppo Branch, P.O. Box 2, Kastel Hajjarin St., Aleppo, Syria; Damascus Branch, P.O. Box 2231, Moawiya St., Damascus, Syria; SWIFT/BIC CMSY SY DA; all offices worldwide [NPWMD]. -to- COMMERCIAL BANK OF SYRIA, P.O. Box 933, Yousef Azmeh Square, Damascus, Syria; Aleppo Branch, P.O. Box 2, Kastel Hajjarin St., Aleppo, Syria; Damascus Branch, P.O. Box 2231, Moawiya St., Damascus, Syria; SWIFT/BIC CMSYSYDA; all offices worldwide [NPWMD].

DAEDONG CREDIT BANK (a.k.a. DAE-DONG CREDIT BANK; a.k.a. DCB; a.k.a. TAEDONG CREDIT BANK), Suite 401, Potonggang Hotel, Ansan-Dong, Pyongchon District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Ansan-dong, Botongang Hotel, Pongchon, Pyongyang, Korea, North; SWIFT/BIC DCBK KPPY [NPWMD]. -to- DAEDONG CREDIT BANK (a.k.a. DAE-DONG CREDIT BANK; a.k.a. DCB; a.k.a. TAEDONG CREDIT BANK), Suite 401, Potonggang Hotel, Ansan-Dong, Pyongchon District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Ansan-dong, Botongang Hotel, Pongchon, Pyongyang, Korea, North; SWIFT/BIC DCBKKPPY [NPWMD].

FOREIGN TRADE BANK OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (a.k.a. KOREA TRADE BANK; a.k.a. MOOYOKBANK; a.k.a. NORTH KOREA’S FOREIGN TRADE BANK), FTB Building, Jungsong-dong, Central District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; SWIFT/BIC FTBD KP PY [NPWMD] [DPRK3]. -to- FOREIGN TRADE BANK OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (a.k.a. KOREA TRADE BANK; a.k.a. MOOYOKBANK; a.k.a. NORTH KOREA’S FOREIGN TRADE BANK), FTB Building, Jungsong-dong, Central District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; SWIFT/BIC FTBDKPPY [NPWMD] [DPRK3].

HANA BANKING CORPORATION LTD (a.k.a. BRILLIANCE BANKING CORPORATION, LTD.; a.k.a. GORGEOUS BANK OF NORTH KOREA; a.k.a. HUALI BANK (Chinese Simplified: 朝鲜华丽银行); a.k.a. HWARYO BANK (Korean: 화려은행)), Haebangsan Hotel, Jungsong-Dong, Sungri Street, Central District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Dandong, China; SWIFT/BIC BRBKKPP1XXX [DPRK3]. -to- HANA BANKING CORPORATION LTD (a.k.a. BRILLIANCE BANKING CORPORATION, LTD.; a.k.a. GORGEOUS BANK OF NORTH KOREA; a.k.a. HUALI BANK (Chinese Simplified: 朝鲜华丽银行); a.k.a. HWARYO BANK (Korean: 화려은행)), Haebangsan Hotel, Jungsong-Dong, Sungri Street, Central District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Dandong, China; SWIFT/BIC BRBKKPP1 [DPRK3].

IS BANK, AO (a.k.a. AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO KOMMERCHESKI BANK INDUSTRIALNY SBEREGATELNY BANK; f.k.a. CLOSED JOINT STOCK COMPANY COMMERCIAL BANK ‘INDUSTRIAL SAVINGS BANK’; a.k.a. JOINT-STOCK COMPANY COMMERCIAL BANK ‘INDUSTRIAL SAVINGS BANK’; a.k.a. JSC CB ‘IS BANK’), Eldoradovsky per 7, Moscow 125167, Russia; 29/UL, prospect Kirova, Simferopol, Crimea 295011, Ukraine; Building 160, Office 104, Kievskaya Street, Simferopol, Crimea 295493, Ukraine; Building 25, Lenin Street, Kerch, Crimea 298300, Ukraine; SWIFT/BIC RISB RU MM; BIK (RU) 044525349; Registration ID 1027739339715 (Russia); Tax ID No. 7744001673 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 40199908 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685]. -to- IS BANK, AO (a.k.a. AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO KOMMERCHESKI BANK INDUSTRIALNY SBEREGATELNY BANK; f.k.a. CLOSED JOINT STOCK COMPANY COMMERCIAL BANK ‘INDUSTRIAL SAVINGS BANK’; a.k.a. JOINT-STOCK COMPANY COMMERCIAL BANK ‘INDUSTRIAL SAVINGS BANK’; a.k.a. JSC CB ‘IS BANK’), Eldoradovsky per 7, Moscow 125167, Russia; 29/UL, prospect Kirova, Simferopol, Crimea 295011, Ukraine; Building 160, Office 104, Kievskaya Street, Simferopol, Crimea 295493, Ukraine; Building 25, Lenin Street, Kerch, Crimea 298300, Ukraine; SWIFT/BIC RISBRUMM; BIK (RU) 044525349; Registration ID 1027739339715 (Russia); Tax ID No. 7744001673 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 40199908 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685].

JOINT STOCK COMMERCIAL BANK RUBLEV (a.k.a. AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO KOMMERCHESKI BANK RUBLEV; a.k.a. BANK RUBLEV; a.k.a. JSC CB ‘RUBLEV’; a.k.a. RUBLEV BANK), Elokhovsky passage, Building 3, p. 2, Metro – Baumanskaya, Moscow 105066, Russia; 12 Sevastopol Street, Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine; 6 Gogol Street, Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine; SWIFT/BIC COUE RU MM; BIK (RU) 044525253; Registration ID 1027700159233 (Russia); Tax ID No. 7744001151 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 40100094 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685]. -to- JOINT STOCK COMMERCIAL BANK RUBLEV (a.k.a. AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO KOMMERCHESKI BANK RUBLEV; a.k.a. BANK RUBLEV; a.k.a. JSC CB ‘RUBLEV’; a.k.a. RUBLEV BANK), Elokhovsky passage, Building 3, p. 2, Metro – Baumanskaya, Moscow 105066, Russia; 12 Sevastopol Street, Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine; 6 Gogol Street, Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine; SWIFT/BIC COUERUMM; BIK (RU) 044525253; Registration ID 1027700159233 (Russia); Tax ID No. 7744001151 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 40100094 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685].

JOINT-STOCK COMPANY COMMERCIAL BANK NORTH CREDIT (a.k.a. JSC CB NORTH CREDIT; a.k.a. NORTH CREDIT BANK), Building 27, Herzen Street, Vologda, Vologda Oblast 160000, Russia; Building 29a, Zhelyabova Street, Simferopol, Crimea 295011, Ukraine; ul. Gertsena 27, Vologda, Vologodskaya Oblast 160000, Russia; SWIFT/BIC NOCR RU 21; BIK (RU) 041909769; Registration ID 1022900001772 (Russia); Tax ID No. 2901009852 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685]. -to- JOINT-STOCK COMPANY COMMERCIAL BANK NORTH CREDIT (a.k.a. JSC CB NORTH CREDIT; a.k.a. NORTH CREDIT BANK), Building 27, Herzen Street, Vologda, Vologda Oblast 160000, Russia; Building 29a, Zhelyabova Street, Simferopol, Crimea 295011, Ukraine; ul. Gertsena 27, Vologda, Vologodskaya Oblast 160000, Russia; SWIFT/BIC NOCRRU21; BIK (RU) 041909769; Registration ID 1022900001772 (Russia); Tax ID No. 2901009852 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685].

KOREA DAESONG BANK (a.k.a. CHOSON TAESONG UNHAENG; a.k.a. TAESONG BANK), Segori-dong, Gyongheung St., Potonggang District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; SWIFT/BIC KDBK KP PY; PHONE 850 2 381 8221; PHONE 850 2 18111 ext. 8221; FAX 850 2 381 4576; TELEX 360230 and 37041 KDP KP; TGMS daesongbank; EMAIL kdb@co.chesin.com [DPRK]. -to- KOREA DAESONG BANK (a.k.a. CHOSON TAESONG UNHAENG; a.k.a. TAESONG BANK), Segori-dong, Gyongheung St., Potonggang District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; SWIFT/BIC KDBKKPPY; PHONE 850 2 381 8221; PHONE 850 2 18111 ext. 8221; FAX 850 2 381 4576; TELEX 360230 and 37041 KDP KP; TGMS daesongbank; EMAIL kdb@co.chesin.com [DPRK].

REAL ESTATE BANK (a.k.a. REAL-ESTATE BANK), P.O. Box 2337, Insurance Bldg., Youssef Alazma Square, Damascus, Syria; Syrian General Insurance Company Building, Youssef Al Azmeh Square, P.O. Box 2337, Damascus, Syria; SWIFT/BIC REBS SY DA [SYRIA]. -to- REAL ESTATE BANK (a.k.a. REAL-ESTATE BANK), P.O. Box 2337, Insurance Bldg., Youssef Alazma Square, Damascus, Syria; Syrian General Insurance Company Building, Youssef Al Azmeh Square, P.O. Box 2337, Damascus, Syria; SWIFT/BIC REBSSYDA [SYRIA].

RUSSIAN NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK (a.k.a. RNKB OAO; a.k.a. ROSSISKI NATSIONALNY KOMMERCHESKI BANK OTKRYTOE AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO; a.k.a. “RNCB”), d. 9 korp. 5 ul.Krasnoproletarskaya, Moscow 127030, Russia; SWIFT/BIC RNCO RU MM; Website http://www.rncb.ru; Email Address rncb@rncb.ru; BIK (RU) 044525607; Registration ID 1027700381290 (Russia); Tax ID No. 7701105460 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 09610705 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685]. -to- RUSSIAN NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK (a.k.a. RNKB OAO; a.k.a. ROSSISKI NATSIONALNY KOMMERCHESKI BANK OTKRYTOE AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO; a.k.a. “RNCB”), d. 9 korp. 5 ul.Krasnoproletarskaya, Moscow 127030, Russia; SWIFT/BIC RNCORUMM; Website http://www.rncb.ru; Email Address rncb@rncb.ru; BIK (RU) 044525607; Registration ID 1027700381290 (Russia); Tax ID No. 7701105460 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 09610705 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13685].

SYRIA INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC BANK (a.k.a. SIIB; a.k.a. SYRIAN INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC BANK), Syria International Islamic Building , Main Highway Road, Al Mazzeh Area, P.O. Box 35494, Damascus , Syria; PO Box 35494, Mezza’h Vellat Sharqia’h, beside the Saudi Arabia Consulate , Damascus , Syria; SWIFT/BIC SIIB SY DA; all offices worldwide [NPWMD]. -to- SYRIA INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC BANK (a.k.a. SIIB; a.k.a. SYRIAN INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC BANK), Syria International Islamic Building , Main Highway Road, Al Mazzeh Area, P.O. Box 35494, Damascus , Syria; PO Box 35494, Mezza’h Vellat Sharqia’h, beside the Saudi Arabia Consulate , Damascus , Syria; SWIFT/BIC SIIBSYDA; all offices worldwide [NPWMD].

SYRIAN LEBANESE COMMERCIAL BANK, Hamra, Makdessi Street, SLCB Building, P.O. Box 113-5127/11-8701, Beirut, Lebanon; Hamra Branch, Hamra St., Darwish and Fakhro Building, P.O. Box 113-5127/11-8701, Beirut, Lebanon; Mar Elias Branch, Mar Elias Street, Fakhani Building, P.O. Box 145 796, Beirut, Lebanon; SWIFT/BIC SYLC LB BE [NPWMD]. -to- SYRIAN LEBANESE COMMERCIAL BANK, Hamra, Makdessi Street, SLCB Building, P.O. Box 113-5127/11-8701, Beirut, Lebanon; Hamra Branch, Hamra St., Darwish and Fakhro Building, P.O. Box 113-5127/11-8701, Beirut, Lebanon; Mar Elias Branch, Mar Elias Street, Fakhani Building, P.O. Box 145 796, Beirut, Lebanon; SWIFT/BIC SYLCLBBE [NPWMD].

VVB, PAO (f.k.a. COMMERCIAL JOINT-STOCK INCORPORATION BANK YAROSLAVICH; f.k.a. KOMMERCHESKI BANK YAROSLAVICH, PAO; a.k.a. PJSC BANK VVB; a.k.a. PUBLIC JOINT-STOCK COMPANY BANK VVB; a.k.a. PUBLICHNOE AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO BANK VVB; a.k.a. PUBLICHNOYE JOINT-STOCK COMPANY BANK VVB), 3A ul., 4-ya Bastionnaya, Sevastopol, Crimea 299011, Ukraine; Voronina, 10, Sevastopol, Crimea 299011, Ukraine; 39A Ul. Suvorova, Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine; 5 Per. Pionerskiy, Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine; SWIFT/BIC YARO RU 21; BIK (RU) 046711106; alt. BIK (RU) 043510133 [UKRAINE-EO13685]. -to- VVB, PAO (f.k.a. COMMERCIAL JOINT-STOCK INCORPORATION BANK YAROSLAVICH; f.k.a. KOMMERCHESKI BANK YAROSLAVICH, PAO; a.k.a. PJSC BANK VVB; a.k.a. PUBLIC JOINT-STOCK COMPANY BANK VVB; a.k.a. PUBLICHNOE AKTSIONERNOE OBSHCHESTVO BANK VVB; a.k.a. PUBLICHNOYE JOINT-STOCK COMPANY BANK VVB), 3A ul., 4-ya Bastionnaya, Sevastopol, Crimea 299011, Ukraine; Voronina, 10, Sevastopol, Crimea 299011, Ukraine; 39A Ul. Suvorova, Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine; 5 Per. Pionerskiy, Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine; SWIFT/BIC YARORU21; BIK (RU) 046711106; alt. BIK (RU) 043510133 [UKRAINE-EO13685].

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Harvey Weinstein's defense says emails with rape accuser clear him, will ask for charges to be dismissed based on grand jury error

“They are endearing, intimate, present, friendly, flattering, emails between her and Mr. Weinstein,” the lawyer said to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath. The defendant must prove that there is a “reasonable probability” that the outcome of the trial would have been different, had the evidence been disclosed by the prosecutor. See Kyles, 514 U.S. at 433 (1955).

[   Harvey Weinstein NOT under house arrest in light of new charges   ]

 

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Harvey Weinstein living in his oceanfront estate

 

 

A judge denied a request from prosecutors July 9 to place Harvey Weinstein under house arrest in light of new charges against the movie producer that carry a penalty of life in prison if he is convicted.

Brought into the courtroom in handcuffs, Weinstein, 66, was released on bail after pleading not guilty in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on charges that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2006.

Three women have now accused him of forcing them to have sex against their will over the last 14 years, and the new indictment includes two counts of predatory sexual assault, opening him up to a life sentence.

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The Weinstein Co. is no more. Last week, the production studio finalized its deal to sell to Lantern Entertainment which paid $289 million to acquire TWC, its three unreleased films and a library of 270 movies. On July 11, in preparation for the Lantern deal, TWC fired its remaining 70 employees, two-thirds of whom were hired back by Lantern to work under the new banner. Lantern is still currently working out of the old TWC offices in New York and Los Angeles,

Rielle Hunter:  Sen. John Edwards 2007 call-girl friend worked for Anna Gristina?Lanny Davis said to NBC News that the content of the Cohen-Trump tape “sounds like a John Edwards case.”

From a legal perspective, the more pressing question is whether the proposed payment to McDougal—whether in the form of cash or a check—would have represented a campaign expenditure, and whether the Trump campaign was planning to disclose it. Since the deal with American Media, Inc., the Enquirer’s parent company, appears not to have gone through, this issue may seem to be moot—but it might not be. Cohen’s payment of a hundred and thirty thousand dollars to the porn star Stormy Daniels, who also claims to have had an affair with Trump, did go through.

[ April 24 2012  Next Witness: Andrew Young, former aide to former U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate John Edwards ]

 

The 28,200-square-foot Edwards home in Orange County valued at $6 million

The 28,200-square-foot Edwards home in Orange County valued at $6 million

The 28,200-square-foot Edwards home in Orange County, main house is 10,400 square feet and has two garages. The recreation building, a red, barn-like building containing 15,600 square feet, is connected to the house by a closed-in and roofed structure of varying widths and elevations that totals 2,200 square feet. The main house is all on one level except for a 600-square-foot bedroom and bath area above the guest garage. The recreation building contains a basketball court, a squash court, two stages, a bedroom, kitchen, bathrooms, swimming pool, a four-story tower, and a room designated “John’s Lounge.”

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Oct. 10, 2007: The National Enquirer publishes its first report on Edwards’ affair, but doesn’t release the name of the woman. Edwards’ spokesperson says the allegations are “false, absolute nonsense.”
Oct. 11, 2007: “The story is false. It’s completely untrue, ridiculous,” Edwards tells reporter.
Oct. 22, 2007: Edwards has been having an affair with his campaign staff videographer, Rielle Hunter, the Enquirer reports.
Dec. 12, 2007: A pregnant Hunter tells the Enquirer that Andrew Young, a longtime Edwards aide, is the father of the baby. “This has no relationship to nor does it involve John Edwards in any way,” Rielle says.
Dec. 31, 2007: The Enquirer reports that there is a massive cover-up taking place to protect the former senator.
Jan. 30, 2008: Edwards drops out of the race.
July 22, 2008: The Enquirer catches Edwards trying to leave the Beverly Hilton at 2:40 a.m. after visiting Hunter and their daughter.
July 23, 2008: “I don’t talk about these tabloids. They’re tabloid trash and just full of lies,” Edwards tells reporters in Houston.
August 8, 2008: Edwards admits to the affair, telling ABC News’ Bob Woodruff that his political success “fed a self-focus, an egotism, a narcissism that leads you to believe that you can do whatever you want.” But he denies again that the baby is his.
August 6, 2009: Hunter testifies before a grand jury about her relationship with Edwards.
Jan. 21, 2010: Edwards owns up to being the father of Hunter’s daughter. “It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter, and, hopefully, one day, when she understands, she will forgive me,” he said in a statement.
Jan. 27, 2010: Reports emerge that Edwards and his wife Elizabeth have separated.
Jan. 28, 2010: Young tells ABC’s Bob Woodruff that he has a sex tape Edwards and Hunter made a few months before the Iowa caucuses.
Dec. 7, 2010: Elizabeth Edwards dies after battling cancer.
June 3, 2011: Edwards is indicted on six federal felony charges, including conspiring to violate campaign finance laws. more

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“The only way they’re learning about what was said in that closed-door meeting is through NSA reporting, top-secret code-word reporting, about what the Russians say was said in that meeting. The top-secret Special Collection Service specializes in tapping adversaries’ communications on the fly, including those of Putin’s entourage at last week’s summit in Helsinki. Special Collection Service scooped up not only Putin’s readout of the two-hour meeting, but what the Kremlin’s top spymasters really think about it
The one critical piece of intelligence they need the most — a word-by-word account of what Trump and Putin said during their private meeting — officials appear to be flying somewhat blind when it comes to fulfilling their most important mission of helping U.S. policymakers figure out what comes next. Maybe they have it, too.

Did  Special Collection hear what the oligarchs said during the 2016 campaign?   Putin?

PofNYA Executive Director Patrick Foye, with Cohen, right.

 

Larry Schwartz (left) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2012.

Letters from more than a dozen former aides to Cuomo, including Steven Cohen and Larry Schwartz, were submitted regarding Joseph Percoco, a Westchester County resident who spent more than two decades as one of Cuomo’s closest personal friends and aides, who is scheduled to be sentenced in Manhattan federal court on Aug. 10 after he was convicted in March for accepting more than $321,000 in bribes from companies with business before the state.