Buzzfeed News is reporting that investigators are looking into suspicious money transfers from Russians associated with the Trumps and the infamous meeting Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort had with a Russian intermediary at Trump Tower.
Federal law enforcement told Buzzfeed that two suspicious transactions are under scrutiny. What makes the transactions even more suspicious is that one took place 11 days after the meeting, which Trump Jr. and others attended on the promise that they'd receive potentially damaging information about Hillary Clinton. The other transaction took place immediately after Donald Trump won the election.
The documents show Aras Agalarov, a billionaire real estate developer close to both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, at the center of this vast network and how he used accounts overseas to filter money to himself, his son, and at least two people who attended the Trump Tower meeting. The records also offer new insight into the murky financial world inhabited by many of Trump's associates, who use shell companies and secret bank accounts to quickly and quietly move money across the globe.
Investigative report by @BuzzFeedNews's @JasonLeopold says suspicious money transfers followed the 2016 Trump Tower… https://t.co/m1B98NUdMu— The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC 📺 (@The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC 📺)1536791028.0
Trump allies made a ‘flurry’ of suspicious money transfers after Don Jr met with Russians: report https://t.co/ohvzAv1oBO— Raw Story (@Raw Story)1536762906.0
It is too early in the investigation to determine what this evidence might signify, but people certainly have some thoughts.
@RawStory I always said..Money Laundering is what Trump knows best!!— KoRnDoG2020 (@KoRnDoG2020)1536766749.0
@RawStory TRUMP MAFIA, but they can do whatever they want. They think the rules don’t apply to them. Paging investigator Mueller!— barry parker (@barry parker)1536763449.0
@RawStory @BillOReilly @MonicaCrowley @kimguilfoyle @SarahPalinUSA @rosierifka @LeslieMarshall @TheJuanWilliams You… https://t.co/OgHffyk53A— j paul (@j paul)1536763376.0
@RawStory "and a small office park in NJ".................don't Trump & Kushner do lot of business in Jersey?— Thomas Howard (@Thomas Howard)1536765368.0
Listen to Grandma. She always knows best!
In the court of public opinion, the Trumps have been tried and convicted.
@RawStory LOCK HIM UP.— Nebby Beulah (@Nebby Beulah)1536762972.0
@RawStory Now we're getting somewhere. Follow the money. Guaranteed it will be the downfall of the crime family.— LaynaRose (@LaynaRose)1536765277.0
While some appear ready to attend the opening of Trump's presidential library:
@RawStory Welcome to Donald Trump Grand Open Of His Presidential Library https://t.co/UYKGAqSMsI— Darrell "DC Statehood " West🌊🌊🌊 (@Darrell "DC Statehood " West🌊🌊🌊)1536779158.0
More as this story develops.