Tuesday, January 29, 2019

KGB criminal in the White House lifts sanctions on Russian mafia - The Trump administration has lifted sanctions on three firms linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, an ally of President Vladimir Putin.

US Government so concerned for human rights and investigative about "possible" Russian meddling(Trump's personal involvement with KGB) in US politics sees/ hears/ knows nothing about anything that is happening(Nastya Ribka arrested and tortured for few days in Moscow in respect to Donald Trump before released - nothing was done for her on behalf of US Government when arrested in Thailand for no less than months) before our eyes...you do have to be idiot to trust investigations at this point. Watch https://www.google.com/DERIPASKARYBKANASTYA
What US Government is like at this point and time and or what is expected from us to belive in...we are investigating WHAT exactly !!????

Individual who is investigated lifts sanctions in the middle of the investigation against those to whom he is related in respect to investigation and everybody is just...what !!????

Makes sense !!????? Or I should say who is investigating what and whom !!????

US lifts sanctions on Putin ally's firms

  • The Trump administration has lifted sanctions on three firms linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, an ally of President Vladimir Putin.
Curbs on aluminium giant US Rusal, En+ Group and JSC EuroSibEnergo were lifted after Mr Deripaska ceded control.

The oligarch has been linked to the probe into alleged Russian interference in US elections, and Democrats wanted the sanctions to continue.

But the Treasury Department said curbs on oligarch himself remained in force.

The companies were blacklisted last April when the Trump administration targeted people and businesses it said had profited from a Russian state engaged in "malign activities" around the world.

That included Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, as well as international cyber attacks.

But earlier this month, Republicans in the US Senate blocked an effort to continue the sanctions against Rusal, the world's second largest aluminium firm and other Deripaska-linked firms.

They and the Trump administration argued the curbs could have an impact on the global aluminium industry. They also said Mr Deripaska had lowered his stakes in the firms so that he no longer controlled them, a sign the sanctions were working.


Kim Gittleson, Business reporter

There has been pressure on the Trump administration by business groups to lift the sanctions on these three firms. That's because the announcement of the sanctions in April led global aluminium prices to briefly spike, as Rusal is one of the world's biggest suppliers.

But when the Treasury Department signalled its intentions in December, US politicians cried foul. They wanted the Trump administration to wait until a special investigation into Russia's interference into the 2016 US Presidential election had finished.

Earlier in January, in a significant break, 136 members of President Trump's Republican Party voted with House Democrats on a measure to oppose the lifting of sanctions. Although it was a largely symbolic vote - a similar measure the day before failed to get the necessary 60 votes to pass in the Senate - the large number of party defections was notable.

While the Treasury Department has insisted that the three firms have agreed to stringent new reporting requirements and that the Russian oligarch at the centre of the dispute, Oleg Deripaska, has significantly lowered his ownership stake, the lifting of sanctions less than a year after they were imposed is sure to once more raise questions about the Trump administration's commitment to punishing Russia for meddling in the 2016 election.

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