Posted on May 15 2018
🇷🇺Squire Patton Boggs🇷🇺
FARA & retroactive filings✔️
Qatar, Iraq, Syria, Saudia Arabia, Palestine, Sudan, Cameroon, S. Korea, China, Singapore, Kosovo, Croatia, St Lucia...
and Cambridge Analytica✔️
Within hours of the April 9, 2018 FBI raid on Cohen’s office, Home and hotel room...Squire Patton Boggs 404’d Cohen. No really the law firm put Cohen’s name in their Burn book & went all Regina George on Cohen. Shortly thereafter the GOP also 404’d Cohen. But the thing is, the internet is FOREVER... see archived Squire Patton Boggs April 2017 announcement, here
To better understand the significance of Squire Patton Bogg’s “clean up on aisle 6” you neee to re-read this April 2018 SDNY Filing, regarding the Cohen-Search Warrant there was this awesome nugget: “Law Firm 1” was later determined to be Squire Patton Boggs.
See original twitter thread here:
“Cohen’s claim that he has confidential communications with multiple clients appears to be exaggerated.— SpicyFiles (@SpicyFiles) April 13, 2018
..Cohen has told at least one witness that he has only client – President Trump.5
Second, Cohen’s claim to have privileged communicatons through a law”
Squire Boggs...😂 pic.twitter.com/1JlP8svA6k
Then straight outta left field, AJ’s baby-daddy sent out a strange & cryptic tweet with a link to the Senate LDA.
For the record I intensely dislike Jason “can’t keep my pants zipped” Miller. His TV appearances and straight up gaslighting while extolling the (not) awesome qualities of his dear leader a one: Donald J Trump. Hence Cult45 members, well they make me cantankerous. Plus the whole no chin thing, it just freaks me out.
So Jason Miller likes to play the bob & weave game, frankly he’s marginally successful at this tactic. Conversely I’m more of the assertive type. I like walking right up to a person and (figuratively speaking) slapping the taste out of someone’s mouth with nothing but the facts. Because facts matter, more than ever.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that once I saw Miller’s tweet, I was like: oh goody gumdrops, let’s to this. Whereby I cracked my knuckles, put my glasses on and engaged my keyboard...
🇷🇺See Gazprom Senate LobbyingTwitter Thread below.
Dearest @JasonMillerinDC if you’re going to tweet out cryptic ISH. I too am in DC and know what you are doing here. So sort of WEIRD that @MichaelCohen212 old firm has a LOT of filings for their lobbying work for...wait for it..: Gazprom— SpicyFiles (@SpicyFiles) May 4, 2018
your move dough boy, nothig but facts pic.twitter.com/ts5hrl1qUI
Squire Patton Boggs January 2018 LDA $50,000 filing here
Squire Patton Boggs, January 2017, LDA $150,000 filing, here
🇷🇺Gazprom Senate lobbying dormant 2009-2013
In the forementioned twitter thread, I noticed a glaring pattern:
- late 2014 $300K in lobbying
- 2015 $550K in lobbying
- 2016 $600K in lobbying
- 2017 $50K in lobbying
It sure seems like Gazprom - cough- Russia didn’t need as much lobbying since Trump was “installed” & the Russians most likely funneled tens of millions to numerous GOP Congressional candidates. It is also worth noting the Senate LDA filings indicate Squire Patton Boggs specifically lobbied the “sanctions”. You can also run your own Senate Lobbying Database Search via this Senats LDA Link, found here
Squire Patton Boggs FARA # 2165
Because I’m a sucker for history the first known FARA filing for Squire Patton Boggs formerly known as Patton, Blow, Verrill, Brand Boggs was in 1969, when they represented the Central American Sugar Council. Link to their 1969 FARA filing, here
As previously detailed in this twitter thread from this past weekend...Here’s the thing, lawyers NEVER ask a question that they don’t already know the answer to. Well at least any competent lawyer... On May 12, when Avenatti tweeted;
Squire Patton Boggs hiring/working with Mr. Cohen makes no sense. That firm usually only hires and works with the most highly educated, competent lawyers. We know of money flowing between EC, LLC & the law firm. They need to come clean & release ALL of the details re: Mr. Cohen.— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) May 12, 2018
Ostensibly his tweet did seem random. Not to be labor the point any decent lawyer never asks a question that they don’t already have an answer to. I should also note that there’s nothing untoward about a Law Firm having a robust client portfolio where they lobby on behalf of their clients. The ugly underbelly of DC is lobbyist really run this town or at least they think they do.
I’ve said this repeatedly, once you have their FARA # it makes searching the FARA database far more efficient...so I decided to drill down and narrow the search to the time period of Squire Patton Boggs & Michael D Cohen’s strategic alliance.
Meaning I used the search parameters of January 1, 2016 to present:
@MichaelAvenatti here I ran a @SPB_Global FARA search— SpicyFiles (@SpicyFiles) May 13, 2018
parameters 01/01/2016 to present.
🇰🇷S Korea filings 1/10/2018🇰🇷
Also look at the 2017 filings, convergence of Qatar, Baltic Nations and China
excelsheet (linked below) shows urls for FARA filingshttps://t.co/Togp73WPCO pic.twitter.com/5YHFn8VYx7
At which point a sharper image comes in to focus, that being the following deduction...Squire Patton Bogg’s April 2017 Strategic Alliance with Michael Cohen actually appears to be a nexus of some (albeit lawful) “lobbying” and possibly a conduit to funnel moneies from their clients to Cohen.
Exhibit A - FARA filing, representing South Korea
@MichaelAvenatti actually it makes PERFECT sense, see FARA filings— SpicyFiles (@SpicyFiles) May 13, 2018
$30K per month retainer until Dec 2018 and @SPB_Global engagement letter specifically carves out “immigration, visa” see 4th SS pic.twitter.com/zqcDzDZyrw
Exhibit B - FARA filing representing:
56 pg filing Squire represented:— SpicyFiles (@SpicyFiles) May 13, 2018
Republic of Cameroon
People's Republic of China
Government of Croatia
Government of Kosovo
Government of Qatan
Government of St. Lucia.
Province of Salah Addin
Saudi Royal Courthttps://t.co/4NI5bICMCs pic.twitter.com/QnaH3mn4Pe
I refer you to pages 14-16 and pages 45-46, specifically where Squire Patton Boggs discloses China spent some $360K. Kosovo spent $500K and Croatia spent some $5.2million..all in 2016. Again all public information, link to Jan 2017 (aggregated 2016 billings), here Also for the record Temasek Holdings is effectively Government of Singapore. Full Stop.
And then I refer you to pages 40-46 of Squire Patton Boggs’ Jan/June 2017 Supplemental FARA filing. Where once again China, Saudia Arabia, Qatar and Croatia, filing here.
With respect to Croatia -cough-(Melaleuca, Inc. & other coal & energy matters)
“United States - Croatia bilateral relations, regional energy security, monitored U.S. policy developments, and advised the foreign principal with regard to INTERPOL's decision to withdraw its Red Notice against the Chief Executive Officer of MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas.”
Case in point Sudan, see FT Article here
Exhibit C - Feb 2017 FARA filing:
The letter of engagement and “lobbying” occurred 17 months before Squire Patton Boggs filed this FARA report. Notice the date/time stamp on header versus the date on the LOE...link here
Exhibit D...FCC say WHAT?
Imagine my surprise when I started dragging current FCC Chairman Pai who has more conflicts than my steno pad. Only to realize that this firm also represents
$1.6B as in Billion deal so @AjitPaiFCC how much of a kickback did you get?— SpicyFiles (@SpicyFiles) May 10, 2018
Asking for a non-swamp friend.
Squire Boggs Patton✔️
Securus Technologies, Inc
Oh SO SWAMPY, $1.7M fine and your lack of recusal.
Exhibit E for ewwww...
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