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Turkey ‘extradites two Russian spies in exchange for two Crimean Tatar politicians’ – Hurriyet Daily News

Trump pledges new wave of ‘major sanctions’ on North Korea after call with China’s Xi – Washington Post
Trump’s Disgusting Retweets Suggest a Larger Problem Is Brewing – Esquire.com
Trump Keeps Denying His Sexual Misconduct, But Calls Out Other Alleged Predators
Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ Ghostwriter Tony Schwartz Says ‘Putin Owns Trump’ – Newsweek
Trump Jr. to meet with House Intel on Russia contacts: report – The Hill
Even a top far-right conspiracy theorist says Trump’s retweets of fringe British anti-Muslim videos are ‘bad optics’ – Business Insider
Donald Trump retweets British far-right leader’s anti-Muslim videos – The Guardian
Trump Is Commander-in-Chief of the War on Mainstream Media – Foreign Policy (blog)
Why is Moore-Trumpism ideology thriving? – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
How a suicidal pizza man found himself ensnared in an FBI terror sting – KBZK Bozeman News
From ‘Access Hollywood’ to Russia, Trump seeks to paint the rosiest picture – MyAJC
Will the House Intelligence Committee Get the Truth From Erik Prince? – Mother Jones
Trump Retweets Inflammatory Islamophobic Videos
Trump Retweets Hate Mongering Video: ‘Islamist Mob Pushing Teenage Boy Off Roof and Beating Him to Death!’ – Haaretz
The Feedback Loop of Donald Trump’s Personal Attacks – WIRED
Russian ads placed in Maryland might have been precursor to broader campaign – Baltimore Sun
Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos of a British far-right leader
Wednesday’s Morning Email: Latest Missile Launch From North Korea Appears To Put Entire Continental U.S. In Range
Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘Reveals’ Melania Trump’s Dream Job To Seth Meyers In Spoof Presser
More and More Hotels Are Dropping Trump Branding – TheStreet.com
‘Be advised he is an active shooter’: Police radio traffic reveals Costco terror – Kansas City Star
Trump’s alternate reality includes lingering birther beliefs – MSNBC
The Russian billionaire next door: Putin ally is tied to one of DC’s swankiest mansions – Washington Post
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Trump and the Russian Beauty Queen

PART I: THE PRINCESS IN THE GILDED CAGE

Oxana Fedorova was a tall, raven-haired beauty from Pskov, a old Russian city near Estonia.She was studying to be a police officer in St. Petersburg, Russia when she decided to try her luck in a local modeling contest. Fedorova entered the 1999 Miss St. Petersburg pageant and won. Two years later, the 23-year-old police lieutenant became Miss Russia, which awarded her winning a new Mercedes and a Cartier watch.
Vladimir Putin, newly installed as Russias president, was said to be a keen admirer of the reigning Miss Russia, a karate black belt and an excellent shot. A photo of Fedorova was on display near his office in the Kremlin. The Telegraph of Londonreported that the organizers of the Miss Russia pageant had crowned Fedorova in a feudal display of loyalty to the head of state. She was even rumored to be Putins secret lover. Not true, Fedorova said. Its just a coincidence that we are both from St. Petersburg, the work of fate. There are no links with the president.

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Vladimir Golubev

Fedorovas real boyfriend wasnt the president. He was a Russian Russia mobster from St. Petersburg.
Vladimir Semenovich Golubev, aka Barmeley, got out of  in prison and became a gangster in St. Petersburg in the 1990s. Golubev was a silent partner in Adamant Holding, a real estate company founded in 1992 that today controls 29 shopping malls in St. Petersburg.  (See Russian Forbes.)
The Russian press reported that Golubev had links to the Tambov gang, a criminal syndicate that dominated St. Petersburg in the 1990s. Back then, the deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, a man named Vladimir Putin, was collaborating with the Tambov gang to launder money and gain control of the gambling business. (See Karen Dawishas excellent book Putins Kleptocracy.)
According to Russian press reports, Golubev had supported Fedorova since she she had won Miss St. Petersburg as a teenager. Fedorova reportedly traveled either in his company or with guards he sent to accompany her. Officials with Miss Universe noted that money never seemed to be a problem for the beauty queen.  She was like a beautiful bird living in Golubevs gilded cage.

PART II: MISS UNIVERSE

In 2002, Oxana Fedorova entered Miss Universe, the international beauty pageant then owned by Donald Trump.
The pageant was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fedorova and other beauties from around the world competed for prizes that included a years salary and an apartment in one of Trumps Manhattan buildings. (The apartment was more like a dormitory for Miss Universe shared it with Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.)
At the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Fedorova dominated the swimsuit competition and was crowned with the diamond-studded tiara.

Trump, who was in the audience watching, allegedly rigged the contest for Fedorova, according to Seth Abramson, an author and attorney. Abramson said he spoke to a source present that night in Puerto Rico who claimed that Trump told the celebrity judges actors, fashion designers, and NFL star Marshall Faulk   whom to choose as winner.

Four months after she was crowned Miss Universe, Fedorova was fired. Federova had failed to show at numerous photo shoots and other high-profile functions, including a commitment to help crown Miss Teen USA. It was the first time that a winner had been forced to surrender her title.
Trump said the president of the Miss Universe organization, Paula Shugart, had asked Fedorova to resign. When Oxana didnt resign, Paula had no choice but to terminate her, he said. Anonymous insider sources quoted by the New York Postwent for Fedorovas jugular. An unbelievably spoiled bitch, one called her. Another said she was overweight and pregnant, which Fedorova denied.
Over the years, Fedorova has given several reasons for her decision to give up the title of Miss Universe. She had to care for an ailing relative.  She did not want to give up her studies. (She now holds a doctoral degree.) She was upset no one had warned her before her lewd interview with radio host Howard Stern.
Asked by Russian reporters whether pressure from her gangster boyfriend Golubev led her to abandon the Miss Universe crown, Fedorova replied, This is my personal life, and I do not want to talk about it.
The view from Russia was that Trump had been paid off to crown Fedorova. Nikolay Kostin, the organizer of the Miss Russia contest, suggested to a reporter for the respected Russian daily Kommersantthat Trump had been bribed to hand the crown to Fedorova.

Nikolay Kostin in response to such accusations only smiles and asks who then dared to offer a bribe to the owner of the Miss Universe contest Donald Trump, who presented the crown to Oxana Fedorova, and how much he was given.

Vitali Vitaly Leiba, president of the model agency Red Stars, told the newspaper, It is very difficult to determine the addressee of a possible bribe. We can say that Trump was given a bribe, or it is possible that the U.S., in the person of face  Trump, offered a bribe to Russia, encouraging her representative at the contest.
Update: An astute reader points out that Vitali Leiba was a founding shareholder of Arigon Company Ltd., a Channel Islands company established in 1990 by the Brainy Don, Semion Mogilevichwhose name keeps turning up in the Trump-Russia affair. An 1996 FBI report called Arigon the center of the Mogilevich Organizations financial operations.

PART III: THE UGLINESS IN TRUMPS BEAUTY CONTESTS

There is no proof that Trump was bribed or that he tipped the scale for Oxana Fedorova, but there were multiple claims that the pageants were rigged.
Michael Schwandt, a choreographer who worked on Miss Universe and Miss USA, told Guanabee.comthat Trump would have all the contestants line up and he would walk past like a commander reviewing his troops with an assistant taking notes. Its just kind of common knowledge that he picks six of the top 15 single-handedly, Schwandt said.
The choreographer said Trump told him he exercised the Trump rule so because some of the most beautiful women were not chosen as finalists in the past and he was kind of upset by that. Schwandt disavowed his comments but here is audio  of Trump explaining the Trump Rule to Miss USA contestants.
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A contestant in 2012 Miss USA told a judge that her contest had been rigged. Sheena Monnin wrote on her Facebook page that a fellow contestant had seen a sheet of paper listing the five finalists before the contest. (She reaffirmed the claim in her delcaration.)

. I witnessed another contestant who said she saw the Top 5 BEFORE THE SHOW EVER STARTED proceed to call out in order who the Top 5 were before they were announced on stage. Apparently the morning on June 3rd she saw a folder lying open to a page that said FINAL SHOW telecast, June 3, 2012. After the Top 16 were called and we were standing backstage she hesitantly said to me and another contestant that she knew who the Top 5 were. I said who do you think they will be? She said that she didnt think she knew because she saw the list that morning. She relayed whose names were on the list. Then we agreed to wait and see if that was indeed the Top 5 called that night. .

Trump was furious. He said Monnin had losers remorse, and said that if you looked at her and compared her to the other people who were in the top 15, you would understand why she was not in the top 15. His  consigliere Michael Cohen called into TMZ Live and said that Monnin had 24 hours to retract her statement or that she could bet [her] a** that [Miss Universe] will sue . . . seeking massive damages. Consigliere Cohen was good to his word. Trump obtained a $5 million defamation award against Monnin in an uncontested arbitration proceeding, which was upheld by a federal judge.
A 2013 investigation by Jezebel found that a pageant recruiter in Trumps Miss USA franchise allegedly demanded a blow job in exchange for magazine work that would allow a contestant to pay the $895 contest entrance fee.
Trump had acquired the Miss Universe franchise in 1996. He reportedly paid tens of millions of dollars (the exact figure was not disclosed) to buy it from ITT Corp., beating out beat two television networks and several South American media moguls. (The deal also included Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.)  Trump ran Miss Universe as a 50-50 partnership with TV networks, first with CBS, and, after 2002, with NBC.
On the surface, it looked like a good business. It cost $20 million to bring the 2013 Miss Universe pageant to Moscow. Emin Agalarov whose family owns the arena that hosted the pageant broke down the costs for Russian Forbes. A third of that $20 million went to secure rights. Another third: organizational costs. And the final third goes to the production and broadcast costs.  (Another report said overseas rights to Miss Universe were selling for $6 million in 2003.)
Very little of that money, however, was distributed to the general partners of Miss Universe. We know this because Trump had assigned his half of his interestin Miss Universe (25 percent of the company) to his publicly-traded corporation, Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.  In 2002, the year Fedorova won in Puerto Rico, Trump Entertainment collected a mere $700,000 for it quarter share of the pageant. In 2003 and 2004, Trump Entertainment earned nothing from Miss Universe.
Where was all the money going?
Even if the business was a stinker, there was one attraction for Trump. It allowed him to indulge his Porkys-style adolescent fantasy of seeing beautiful women naked when they were in no position to refuse.
Ill go backstage and everyones getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump told Howard Stern in 2005.
Listen for yourself:
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Asked whether he had ever slept with a contestant, Trump declined to say. It could be a conflict of interest. But, you know, its the kind of thing you worry about later, you tend to think about the conflict a little bit later on.
Trump sold Miss Universe in 2015 to the talent agency WME | IMG for $28 million. The value of the franchise had been damaged by Trumps description of Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists, which led NBC and Univision to drop coverage of Miss USA.
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