Lev Parnas is on the left. Igor Furman on the right. Ukrainians who owned property in downtown Cleveland whose names are connected to Nina Turner's investors.

Cleveland’s 55 Public Square’s Soviet owners connected to Trump ‘s Ukraine shit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With two of the world’s largest law firms operating from Cleveland globally out of offices in former Communist and Soviet bloc nations, Cleveland as a center of international Eastern European espionage came clearly into focus during the blood boiling testimony of Marie L. Yovanovitch who once served the United States government as an ambassador to the former Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic now called Ukraine.  Russia’s next door neighbor.

This Google Earth image of 55 Public Square demonstrates how its Communist-born Soviet owners of the once 97 percent occupied property let it run down to an occupancy of less than 60 percent. Don Q’s retaurant is closed. The businesses and employees whose tax dollars and spending dollars supported the city and school district’s budget are gone as the value of the depressed property has decreased.  The decision of Cleveland officials to attract foreign investors to buy up downtown property and local housing has only benefited the lawyers, bankers and real estate brokers handling the deals for uncaring out-of-the-country interests whose destructive “economy wrecking” decisions may be intentionally-designed to weaken the United States of America.

 

Yovanovitch identified in her statement two Communist-raised Soviet Cleveland downtown property owners living in Miami as having a financial motivation for Rudy Giuliani pushing President Donald Trump to fire her without notice on May 20, 2019.  Yovanovitch was born in Canada to Russian aliens.

“With respect to Mayor Giuliani, I have had only minimal contacts with him—a total of three that I recall. None related to the events at issue. I do not know Mr. Giuliani’s motives for attacking me. But individuals who have been named in the press as contacts of Mr. Giuliani may well have believed that their personal financial ambitions were stymied by our anti-corruption policy in Ukraine,” Yovanovitch said.

The “individuals who have been named in the press” Yovanovitch identified are Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas. They own 55 Public Square and 5 other downtown properties like the Penton building. 

The Cleveland properties were purchased by the Soviets with dollars from unknown foreign origins.  The once-95 percent rented structures appear to have been managed by their out-of-state owners in such a way that tenants and workers fled downtown and took their payroll and tax dollars with them.   

The Russian American born to Soviet parents in Canada worked for 33 years in the U.S. Department of State and was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the Ukraine’s ambassador in 2016. Marie L. Yovanovitch’s testimony before Congress is that President Donald Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, are being fed and making decisions on information coming from financially-motivated agents of the former Communist government’s officials. [U.S. Department of State photo].
Soviet aliens Parnas and Forman were indicted along with David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin because they thought having money and owning property gave them the power to donate or give it to U.S. politicians to influence local, state and national elections by backing the candidates they’ve selected.  Federal prosecutors out of the Southern District of New York said “no” in the Grand Jury’s charges.

“Through its election laws, Congress prohibits foreign nationals from making contributions, donations, and certain expenditures in connection with federal, state and local elections, and prohibits anyone from making expenditures in the name of another.”

The Communist-born Cleveland downtown property owners are accused of laundering campaign money to U.S. politicians and state political party organizations in the names of businesses they created to conceal their federal campaign law violations. 

Fruman controlled Global Energy Producers.   Parnas laundered campaign money through a company he created called Loan Crime Investigative Group and Fraud Guarantee.  President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Congressmen Joe Wilson, Kevin McCarthy and Pete Sessions; as well as the Republican National Committee were all recipients of concealed donations from Fruman and Parnas.

The two appear to be connected to Ukraine General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsekno who was last year contacted in writing by U.S. Senator’s Robert Menendez, Richard Durbin and Patrick Leahy about their concern for his decision to stop cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s Soviet and Communist contacts.

“We are writing to express great concern about reports that your office has taken steps to impede the cooperation of the investigation of the United STates Special Counsel Robert Mueller,” they wrote.

Out of the three questions the U.S. Senators asked Lutsenko, it’s question #2 that placed federal prosecutors on Rudy Giuliani’s trail as a target; and the images of his two business associates, Fruman and Parnas, in mug shots as a global warning that Trump does not control the United States government.

President Donald Trump acts like he can cheat on the United States of America like he did his three wives and simply deny knowing the two Communist-born Soviets who own major downtown properties in the City of Cleveland that housing court Judge Ronald O’Leary seems to have let them run into the ground.  But Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani are pictured here smiling broadly with 55 Public Square’s Commie owners Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas.  Who’s “Ohio” campaign finance reports include donations from the two foreign nationals the U.S. Department of Justice has indicted for concealing donations to U.S. politicians?

“Did any individual from the Trump administration, or anyone acting on his behalf, encourge Ukrainian government or law enforcement officials not to cooperate with the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller?”

Yovanovitch was the Ukraine’s ambassador when Mueller indicted Paul Manafort in October 2017.   She referenced him in her Congressional statement among the timeline of events during her tenure in public service.

Several of the events with which you may be concerned occurred before I was even in country.  Here are just a few:  • the release of the so-called “Black Ledger” and Mr. Manafort’s subsequent resignation from the Trump campaign • the Embassy’s April 2016 letter to the Prosecutor General’s Office about the investigation into the Anti-Corruption Action Center or AntAC; and • the departure from office of former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

What’s believed is the two Cleveland property owners fed information between Lutsenko and Giuliani that encouraged the Ukraine’s top prosecuting attorney not to cooperate with Mueller.  

Giuliani started spreading dirt publicly about Yovanovitch to reporters inn May 2019 when he told Newsweek, “She was using her embassy to dig out negative political shit on Trump, on [former Trump campaign manager Paul] Manafort, and possibly others.”  He accused her of sharing dirt with Christopher Steele’s famous report of Trump having a financial interest in Vladmir Putin’s $11.8 billion Rosneft sale.  That deal was packaged by the late Marc Rich’s Glencore during the 2016 presidential election.  Goldman Sachs’s Lloyd Blankfein backed Trump and the Rosneft deal as part of the firm’s marketing contract with the Putin government. 

In her statement Yovanovitch shredded Giuliani’s foreign-placed lies to the U.S. Senators.  She’d only met him three times and their contacts were minimal.  “None” of their contacts, she said, “were related to the events at issue” relative to the shit Trump’s attorney was saying about her.

“As for events during my tenure in Ukraine, I want to categorically state that I have never myself or through others, directly or indirectly, ever directed, suggested, or in any other way asked for any government or government official in Ukraine (or elsewhere) to refrain from investigating or prosecuting actual corruption. As Mr. Lutsenko, the former Ukrainian Prosecutor General has recently acknowledged, the notion that I created or disseminated a “do not prosecute” list is completely false—a story that Mr. Lutsenko, himself, has since retracted.”

The former Ukraine ambassador told U.S. Senators she has no idea why Trump fired her two months before her 3-year appointment was up. 

Eric Jonathan Brewer

Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more.

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