Saturday, May 20, 2017

Female Ex-Russian SPY Was Appointed to Trump Organization to Launder Money; see also Oye Sancho, "Cultural attaché, balls!" Daily Kos

JB note: A personal note: I don't take such entries all that seriously, but here it is anyway, for the "public diplomacy" (as a verbal construction) record ...

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Elena A. Baronoff [JB - see] was listed as the VP of Customer Relations at Trump Grande, and was considered the “International Ambassador for Sunny Isles Beach,” an exclusive strip of land that was reserved for the richest of the rich.  Everyone knew her in the enclave, and a profile of her even called her the “face of Sunny Isles Beach and the real estate industry.” She was close to millionaires, billionaires, designers and moguls — and even was quite wealthy herself. The problem is that, despite being a well-known socialite, she was also a former Spy.  She had originally come to America as a “Cultural Attaché in Public Diplomacy for the Russian Government,” a title almost exclusively used by spies of the Russian government trying to infiltrate business circles in the 1980’s. [JB - blue highlight from the original article] She was one of perhaps hundreds of women that Russia used over 40 years including the famous and beautiful Anna Chapman to influence business on behalf of Russia and it’s [sic] business interests. ...

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