Seth Abramson @SethAbramson @Newsweek columnist. Analyses @BBC. NYT bestselling author of Proof of Conspiracy (bit.ly/2kP6FkZ). Next: Citizen Journalist (Macmillan). Professor. Attorney. Sep. 27, 2019 1 min read

BREAKING NEWS (and adding a KEY FACT to the WP story): Trump Discussed Search for Biden Dirt With a Man Tied to MBS—Raising the Question of Whether He Sought Help From MBS and the Saudis (Who, Thanks to the Israelis, Now Have Some of the Best Hacking and Spying Tech in the World)

NOTE: I can understand why the Washington Post linked Schwarzman to China, but the real story here is the long and complicated and *lucrative* history of ties between Trump, Schwarzman, and Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.

NOTE2: Schwarzman and Blackstone are critical to the business and political inroads Trump and Kushner have made in Saudi Arabia with MBS, so it's quite naive to think that Trump would raise the Biden issue with Schwarzman *only* because the latter has ties to Chinese businesses.

NOTE3: The Chinese quite clearly have no reason to offer or interest in offering aid to Trump in his re-election, whereas the Saudis are virtually *certain* to try to interfere in the 2020 election on Trump's behalf. Their regional designs (specifically as to Iran) depend on it.

NOTE4: The chances that Donald Trump reached out to *all* his autocratic allies—either directly or through intermediaries—to try to get dirt on Joe or Hunter Biden is *extremely* high given his clandestine conduct in seeking dirt on Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.


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