Maddow noted that Razak had been arraigned on the charges of corruption and robbing his own government in the biggest heist in the world, thus far. He laundered a minimum of $4.5 billion through American banks. The former PM also stole billions in cash and valuables, such as 14 tiaras and a $27.3 million pink diamond necklace, that we assume were for his wife.
Maddow said that the man sitting in the Oval Office had invited his “favorite prime minister” to the White House “just a few months ago.” Nevermind, that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had the PM under investigation:
‘The U.S. Justice Department is one of the legal authorities that has been pursuing the crime that apparently did not at all trouble President Trump, who invited the Malaysian prime minister to the White House just a few months ago despite that active U.S. Justice Department investigation accusing him of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars.’
Then, Maddow went on to explain that Trump’s deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Elliott Broidy, was deeply involved in this corruption plot. He was a top fundraiser for Trump.
In addition, Broidy used Trump’s then-personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to pay off a Playboy model whom he had impregnated. Maddow said:
‘You should also know there’s another Trump Republican Party connection here that is live and still unexplained. This Malaysia thing, this is the gigantic theft and corruption case for which Elliott Broidy, until recently, the deputy finance chairman of the National Republican Committee.’
Apparently, Broidy offered the Malaysian PM a contract. All Razak had to do was pay Broidy and his wife “$75 million” to make the investigation go away:
‘(Broidy) offered the Malaysians a contract in which he and his wife would be paid $75 million for making the Justice Department investigation into this matter go away. They could just pay them in handbags.’
Then, Maddow said that the idea of a major Trump donor and the RNC finance deputy chair could make a DOJ investigation go away was cloudy. Special Counsel Robert Mueller wanted to know about their involvement, too.
The special counsel gave Broidy’s business partner immunity. That means the partner had a lot of information to give up in Mueller’s investigation.
Naturally, the former PM denied doing anything wrong. His spokesperson said:
‘(The arrest was) politically motivated and the result of political vengeance.’
Maddow concluded, expressing what many hoped:
‘So, I have a feeling in the end we will eventually find out.’
Check out Maddow’s full report in the video below:
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