Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev insists it’s a coincidence that his private plane has just happened to land in the same cities Donald Trump has been visiting, before and after election day. And Donald Trump wants us to believe that he doesn’t know who Rybolovlev is, even though he once sold him a house at twice market value. But if it is all a coincidence, then that coincidence is happening yet again – this time in New Jersey.
Rybolovlev’s private plane can be tracked by its call sign M-KATE, through a site like FlightRadar24. Back on April 26th his plane was en route from France to England, but was listed as having been “diverted” to Newark, New Jersey (link). As we pointed out at the time, Newark is just a few hours away from an event Donald Trump was holding in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Trump then traveled to New York City this week. But guess where he’s at now?
Right now Donald Trump is at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey according to the Los Angeles Times (link). According to Google Maps, Bedminster is just thirty-four miles away from Newark (link), where Dmitry Rybolovlev’s private plan is still parked.
To be clear, Rybolovlev has not been sitting in his plane for the past ten days; he’s presumably out and about somewhere around Newark. And there are no indication that Rybolovlev is at Donald Trump’s golf course, or that the two have met up. This could indeed be just another coincidence where the Russian-aligned U.S. president, and a Russian oligarch who lives on the other side of the world, just happen to both be in New Jersey. But if so, these coincidences sure do keep happening.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report