TRUMP USED LOOTED VENEZUELAN PUBLIC MONEY TO BUILD BORDER WALL WITH MEXICO | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

TRUMP USED LOOTED VENEZUELAN PUBLIC MONEY TO BUILD BORDER WALL WITH MEXICO

SOURCE: THE GRAYZONE
AROUND $24 BILLION OF VENEZUELAN PUBLIC MONEY HAS BEEN LOOTED, AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS USED AT LEAST $601 MILLION OF IT TO CONSTRUCT A MILITARIZED WALL ON THE US-MEXICO BORDER.
BY BEN NORTON
Since the United States initiated a coup attempt against Venezuela’s elected leftist government in January 2019, an estimated $24 billion worth of Venezuelan public assets have been stolen by Washington and member states of the European Union.

President Donald Trump’s administration has used at least $601 million of that looted Venezuelan money to fund construction of its border wall with Mexico, according to government documents first reviewed by Univision.

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump insisted countless times that he would “make Mexico pay” to build a gargantuan wall covering all of the roughly 2,000 miles (3,145 kilometres) of its northern border.

Unable to force the country to fund his $18 billion pet project, which has already cost an estimated $30 million per mile in southern Texas, Trump has turned to other questionable sources of financing.

Univision reviewed US congressional records and court documents and found that the Trump administration tapped into $601 million of the Treasury Department’s “forfeiture fund” to supplement the wall construction.

The United States has seized at least $1 billion of Venezuelan public funds that Washington in turn claimed were supposedly being stolen by government officials, according to Univision. This is in addition to the billions more worth of Venezuelan state assets that have been illegally taken over by the Trump administration, the most important of which is Caracas’ crown jewel, the oil refinery Citgo.

“None of that money… has been returned to the Venezuelan people,” Univision reported. “Instead, most of the money is being collected by the U.S. Justice and Treasury Departments and held in special forfeiture funds used mostly to fund law enforcement investigations.”

RIGHT-WING OPPOSITION UPSET TRUMP DIDN’T GIVE GUAIDÓ GANG ALL STOLEN VENEZUELAN MONEY

The Trump corruption scandal has been almost entirely ignored by mainstream corporate media outlets. Univision buried its own scoop deep in a report that advanced the talking points of Venezuela’s US-backed right-wing opposition and referred to the elected government of President Nicolás Maduro as a “widely repudiated regime.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this Univision story is true..... holy crud, President Trump, what in the world were you thinking here?!?

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