Eric Garland+ Your Authors @ericgarland Intelligence analyst and advisor to CEOs and governments. I break down global events into clear narratives and appropriate profanity. Jan. 20, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

OK time to talk about Bain Capital, Russia, offshore banking, and your family.

Your son goes to Russia to seek business while you're campaigning? For president? Really?

 https://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/us/politics/matt-romney-goes-to-russia-for-business.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=8AD318AB5286B997A34B03E6F9331000&gwt=pay 

Like Trump, you wouldn't disclose your taxes. And your trusts were offshore in unusual configurations. Detailed here, Mitt.  https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/02/the-weakening-of-nations-how-tax-work-arounds-undermine-our-society/252779/ 

Then there is - after you, but while you still wouldn't disclose your relationships - this matter of MESSING WITH THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT BUSINESS. So we know about Bain and Ares Capital.  https://www.ericgarland.co/2015/02/03/end-guitar-center/ 

Damn, @SenatorRomney, they took a hit on GC. $300M? Ouch. But Ares' Tony Ressler figured out a junk bond workaround, right?  https://www.ericgarland.co/2014/03/03/wsj-guitar-center-acquired-major-creditor/ 

And Richard Ressler and CIM and those Israelis: don't they bail out Trump and Kushner?

Man...this is starting to make sense now!

Here's something I heard about years ago: if one business in a Caymans trust has trouble, and they're in a big LP vehicle with multiple corporations under the same private equity, they sluice cash over to the one that needs cash.

Accounting fraud.

Don't worry; I'm SURE this wasn't a reliable source who understood the accounting practices DIRECTLY and obviously the SEC, FTC, and FBI haven't been duly warned.

Just what we call "RUMINT."

How's Gymboree doing again?

I forget.

Anyhow, good luck with the Senate gig.

And nobody needs to check into Bain taking Guitar Center private in 2007 and the deals with their executives.

Total conspiracy theory. 😀 </>

PS> This wasn't a fraction of what was wrong. But: got a million page views in a week. Prescient. It's why you lost. And then, the ugly got exposed.  https://www.ericgarland.co/2012/11/09/letter-to-a-future-republican-strategist-regarding-white-people/ 


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