The coming Impeachment procedure has more to do with Vienna than you might think. It is no coincidence that the Austrian capital is called the „city of spies“. When we investigate ties of Donald Trump and his associates to Russia and Ukraine, Vienna and several intelligence agencies play a vital role. To make the picture more complex there is also a probable mob aspect and lobbying for Boeing, the rival of European company Airbus. Latest news reveal that the Sowjet born Jewish businessman Lev Parnas met oligarch Dmytro Firtash several times in Vienna last summer; he joked that he was the „best paid interpreter in the world“ and tried to make business deals with Firtash. Parnas was arrested together with Igor Fruman, wo also has Sowjet and Jewish background and met with Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani when they had a one-way ticket from Washington to Vienna. The Department of Justice links Firtash to Russian organized crime (which he of course denies) and fights for his extradiction from Austria. This is based on charges of racketeering and bribery concerning a deal between Boeing and Firtash in 2006 on Indian Titanium mines. Firtash is accused of bribing Indian officials in 2006 with 18,5 Million Dollars to get access to the material which is vital for aerospace industries.
Though the Boeing-India deal where he was the middleman never was realized it sheds light on events in the background. Later on former Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer was among those who lobbyed for former Firtash-supported Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and „by chance“ the Austrian Defense Ministry after that fought against Airbus. Not only Paul Manafort, whose ties to Firtash (and Russian-Jewish oligarch Oleg Deripaska) go back several years, was lobbying for Ukraine. On board we find the Podesta Group, a former lobbyist for Boeing, General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin and after the Ukrainian regime change for Russian Sberbank. The US law firm Skadden contributed a dossier about Yulia Tymoshenko and the lobbying firm FTI Consulting was involved too. In 2011 Tymoshenko sued Firtash and Manafort in US civil court for a joint 885 Million Dollar real estate project is part of a larger money laundering operation. Gusenbauer formed the „Hapsburg Group“ with former EU Commission President Romano Prodi (who was accused of working for the KGB by Alexander Litvinenko) and former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski (who allegedly worked for former Polish secret police).
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