Palmer Report has been reporting on the curious flight patterns of the private jet belonging to Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev, who tends to pop up in whatever U.S. city Donald Trump happens to be visiting at any given time. Rybolovlev also has ownership in a bank recently caught laundering Russian money. But research into his earlier flight patterns has him showing up at places and times corresponding with key events the Trump-Russia dossier.
Dmitry Rybolovlev’s private plane, which uses the call sign M-KATE and can be followed on any flight plan tracking website, has flown halfway around the world to arrive in cities ranging from Concord, North Carolina to West Palm Beach, Florida just as Donald Trump was also arriving in those cities. But his flight patterns from last summer paint an even more eye popping pattern.
According to his flight plans, Rybolovlev started off in the Hamptons in early August. It’s not a surprise to find a wealthy socialite in the Hamptons. According to the geotags on the tweets from Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen, he was also in the Hamptons during that same time. From there, Rybolovlev traveled to Dubrovnik, Croatia at a time when Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner just happened to be vacationing in that same city (source). But it’s Rybolovlev’s next flight that sets off all the bells and whistles.
Days after surfacing in Dubrovnik at the same time as Ivanka and Kushner, the next destination for Dmitry Rybolovlev was Budapest, Hungary. That’s very close to Prague, Czech Republic (85 minutes via air). This was at the same precise timeframe in which former MI6 agent Christopher Steele’s infamous Trump-Russia dossier claims Michael Cohen was meeting with a Russian envoy in Prague to discuss the terms of the blackmail which Russia is holding over Trump (Cohen denies he’s ever been in Prague, and apart from the dossier, there is no proof that any Prague meeting between Trump’s people and Russia took place).
The flight tracking website FlightRadar24.com requires a subscription to access more than the past week’s worth of data, meaning you can’t view it on their website without paying. However we subscribed and took this screen capture of Rybolovlev’s flights:
This could all be one massive coincidence. But it also paints a picture of a two-week span in which 1) Dmitry Rybolovlev meets with Michael Cohen in the Hamptons to arrange or prepare for the Russia blackmail meeting, then 2) Rybolovlev travels to discuss the matter with Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, then 3) Rybolovlev travels to Prague to reunite with Cohen and meet with the Russian envoy.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report