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Money Laundering All in the Family: Melania Trump Episode

So, Melania Trump has parted ways with her advisor, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who, shockingly, received $25 MILLION dollars for her services related to Donald Trump’s flaccid inaugural events. Wolkoff paid David Monn over $3 million out of that stash.

Did I mention that Wolkoff works with Melania in the east wing of the White House? Well, not anymore as of yesterday but whatever.

The rumor is that Donald was furious when he found out how much money Melania frittered away.



I’m not sure that’s what’s bothering him. This section got my attention:

The inaugural committee promised that the swearing-in ceremonies and events would be “workmanlike,” even as it raised a record-shattering $107 million — about twice as much as former President Barack Obama’s inaugural committee raised for the festivities around his 2009 swearing-in — largely from wealthy donors and corporations.

The majority of those funds — more than $57 million — went to four event-planning companies. The company that received the biggest payment was Ms. Winston Wolkoff’s firm, which was incorporated in California in December 2016 — about six weeks before the inauguration.

$107 million is a lot of money. Wolkoff got a nice chunk of change and did most of the work. $57 million is accounted for. What happened to the other $50 million? Just asking.

What if, work with me here, what if Melania is planning to make a break for it? What if she’s been squirreling that money away somewhere in the Cayman Islands and when the time is right, she’s going to have a chit chat with Donald via DM. Do her texts have an Eastern European accent? “I em leafing you, Denald.” Wait, that sounds Russian…

Ahh, Problems of Democracy. What a boring class in high school. All those damn treaties and propaganda methods and left vs right and fascism and nepotism and laissez faire and on and on and on. It was enough to make your eyes glaze over.

I wish I’d paid better attention.

In the meantime, Donald is tweeting about Crooked Hillary Clinton again and her homocidal murders using an email server or some stupid uranium deal that she was only tangentially involved in. Yawn. It’s getting old.

Besides, the life of the new First Lady is fascinating. Pass the popcorn.


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3 Responses

  1. I actually heard rumblings of this couple of weeks ago I think well before NYT article last night. Protect yourself away, Melania! What is a few millions more that you or trump didn’t earn?

  2. Great White Dope having a hissy because $25M got away.

  3. He should get a new flotus for his 2020 campaign which he announced on the day of his inauguration but the stupid public is hearing about it today. Just to keep it fresh.

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