Two weeks ago, Palmer Report exclusively pieced together that the flight patterns of Russian jetsetter Dmitry Rybolovlev lined up closely with key dates, locations, and players alleged in the infamous Trump-Russia blackmail dossier. That included Rybolovlev’s plane flying to Dubrovnik, Croatia for the same dates in which Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were vacationing there. And now another piece of the puzzle helps confirm it wasn’t a coincidence.
Dmitry Rybolovlev’s private jet with call sign M-KATE has repeatedly shown up in the same place and time as Donald Trump’s arrival in locations ranging from Concord, North Carolina to South Florida. Rybolovlev also massively overpaid Trump for a house in West Palm Beach that he then bulldozed. Rybolovlev is also part-owner of the Bank of Cyprus, which was recently caught up in a scheme which saw Russian banks laundering money through Deutsche Bank to clients in New York City; Deutsche just happens to have loaned Trump more than a billion dollars in recent years. So the connections between Rybolovlev and Trump are unmistakable. But did Rybolovlev really play a key role in the Trump-Russia dossier?
Palmer Report was previously able to piece together that Rybolovlev was in the Hamptons at the same time as Donald Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen. Rybolovlev’s next stop was Dubrovnik, Croatia at the same time Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were vacationing there. And his next stop was Budapest, at the same time the Trump-Russia dossier alleges that Cohen was meeting with Kremlin representatives in nearby Prague.
It’s not difficult to theorize that Rybolovlev met with Cohen in the Hamptons, then flew him to Dubrovnik where they met with Ivanka and Kushner to discuss how to handle the Russian blackmail threat, and then flew him within striking distance of Prague for the actual blackmail negotiation meeting. Of course none of this has been proven, and Cohen denies he’s ever even been in Prague. But here’s the new piece of the puzzle that helps solidify the theory.
So what if Dmitry Rybolovlev’s private plane was in Dubrovnik at the same exact time Ivanka and Kushner were vacationing there? He could claim he loaned the plane out to a friend. But now Daily Kos has dug up confirmation that Rybolovlev’s private yacht was also in Dubrovnik at the exact same time. It would strain credulity for him to claim that his plane and yacht both arrived in town without him.
In other words, Dmitry Rybolovlev was definitely in Dubrovnik at the same time as Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and almost certainly went there to met with them. And this took place just before the alleged Prague blackmail meeting with Kremlin reps. So as we continue to try to prove the Trump-Russia dossier and establish Rybolovlev’s role in it, this is big piece of confirmation. Contribute to Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report