The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 morning edition

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A Russian government-controlled bank deposited at least half a billion dollars into the American subsidiary of Deutsche Bank around the time that the bank lent Trump his most scrutinized loans, according to exclusively obtained confidential bank records.

As Trump received loans from the subsidiary, DBTCA, totaling over $360 million, Gazprombank sent $511 million in cash to DBTCA to be dispersed however the Russian bank directed.

A confidential report from Deutsche Bank Trust Company (DBTC), DBTCA’s holding company, shows that in October 2013, DBTCA owed Russian government-controlled Gazprombank over €373 million, or approximately $511 million.

The cash management relationship allowed Russian government rubles to be converted to U.S. dollars and deposited in their DBTCA account.

The revelation that the Russian government was converting billions of rubles to dollars via the same Deutsche Bank subsidiary that lent to Donald Trump adds further intrigue to President Trump’s finances and possible counterintelligence concerns.

Deutsche Bank faced prior scrutiny for a $1 billion loan (later restructured to $790 million) to VTB Bank, a bank also majority-owned by the Russian government.

DBTCA loaned Donald Trump a significant portion of the $2.5 billion total lent to him by Deutsche Bank. »

U.S. Supreme Court lets Flint, Michigan residents sue over water contamination

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FILE PHOTO: The Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, Michigan, U.S. on February 7, 2016.

The lower court rejected a demand for immunity by the officials, finding that they violated the residents’ right to “bodily integrity” under the U.S. Constitution by providing the tainted water after switching water sources in a cost-cutting move in 2014.

Flint switched its public water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River to reduce costs during a financial crisis. »

Altered Carbon Season 2 Sets February Release Date on Netflix

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Dust off a fresh Sleeve and get ready to binge because Netflix has finally revealed the release date for Season 2 of Altered Carbon , its mind-bending sci-fi series.

Everyone Confirmed for Altered Carbon Season 2 9 IMAGES.

All 8 episodes of Altered Carbon's second season will be released on Netflix on Thursday, February 27, 2020. »

Dealers Blast Nissan CEO, Deliver ‘an Hour and a Half of Reality’

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“I’m here to listen, don’t hold anything back — even if it’s hard for me to hear,” the CEO reportedly told the group.

What followed was an hour-and-a-half rundown of every gripe dealers have with Nissan, ranging from concern over brand image (it’s too low-rent) to weak residual values and untimely product updates.

“No one in the room ever dared tell Carlos Ghosn what he didn’t want to hear,” one dealer said. »