Rush on Mueller Witch Hunt
RUSH LIMBAUGH: Now, the latest bombshell. You said that all hell broke loose in the last 24 hours. The latest supposed bombshell from a leak, from an anonymous source, is that the specialist investigation, Robert Mueller has already expanded to investigate — are you ready for this? — any and all business dealings that Trump has ever had with any Russian. You know, you crack jokes about these people and it ends up being true. Yesterday I said it’s gonna become a crime to talk to anybody who is Russian. The way this is headed, you can’t talk now, the new rules are that if you talk to a Russian, you are guilty of collusion, and you are guilty of obstruction.
And, lo and behold, we have this anonymous source saying the Mueller investigation has expanded to investigate any and all business dealings that Trump has ever had with any Russia. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Mueller investigation now includes anybody who’s ever been to Russia that knew Trump. I don’t know about that. It’s tempting to say “I kid you not.” Don’t know for sure.
Let’s look at this. This is Bloomberg, 2008, I believe. The chosen recipient of the leak even claims “FBI investigators and others are looking at Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, Trump’s involvement in a controversial SoHo development with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and Trump’s sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008.” All of those transactions are being investigated.
So if a Russian bought an apartment in Trump Tower, that transaction is now under investigation. Now, this thing in 2008, I remember this. There is a gigantic piece of property down here. It’s since been razed. And it was owned by some health care magnate. I can’t remember the guy’s name. It’ll come to me. It was never really occupied, but it was massive. I mean, the house was 66,000 square feet on the ocean. It’s right next door to where Nelson Peltz lives here. Nelson Peltz’s place is 40 some odd thousand square feet. It’s been on the market for $75 million for five years, 10 years.
This piece of property that was purchased by Trump from the American health care magnate, the refurbishing and the sale of that property was part of Trump’s TV show The Apprentice. And one of the apprentice contestants was given the job of managing the refurbishing and resale of this property. I’ll never forget it ’cause we live down here, we’re making jokes. I drive by this place frequently, and after the refurbishing they had put bushes up along the road to hide the property, and the bushes were dying two weeks after they’d been planted.
They looked very withered and so forth, so we’re all getting a good laugh about it. This is now being investigated as part of the Trump-Russia collusion. It was part of his television show! The Russian oligarch, these people have so much money, they buy these properties just to park the money, rather than put it in the bank. Rather than invest it somewhere else, they’re investing in Oceanside property.
Larry Ellison of Oracle, you would not believe, for example, the number of properties he has that are purchased for investment purposes. He’s got one of the largest mansions on billionaire row in Newport, Rhode Island. He’s got a place on the golf course at Pebble Beach. He’s got these places all over the world. And these Russian oligarchs do the same thing.
The collusion with the Russians is REAL. Take a look at this short 1 1/2 minute video for proof where one of the contestants was given the responsibility of, quote, unquote — she really didn’t do it, of course, but for the purposes of the show it was made to look like her project. And now that is coming under investigation.
You know what this is? Let me tell you what this really is. Are we supposed to believe nine years ago, 2008, when the Russian oligarch — and like all oligarchs, he has a massive yacht, and the problem with this purchase was, it’s on the ocean. You can’t put a dock on the ocean side here, so there was no place for the oligarch to put his massive yacht. Well, an oligarch is a rich guy that gets rich by virtue of an association with a powerful government. These all Putin’s buddies.
When the Soviet Union imploded and it fell from communism ostensibly, Putin grabs control after Boris Yeltsin, and all of the natural resources that Russia has, Putin essentially gave them to his buddy. So one guy got minerals, one guy got oil, one guy got this. They had to put some money in. They were not straight gifts and so forth. But it’s all state-controlled in one way or another. It’s cronyism.
Source: Rush Limbaugh