Let’s call Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs what they are: Robber Barons. However, it is alarming that this Reagan appointed Judge T.S. Ellis III calls Russian and Ukrainian robber baron-oligarchs “merely rich“. And, sounds like he may block evidence that oligarchs are criminals and/or that Manafort is “consorting” with criminals. Adding to concern is that Trump’s sister was appointed Judge by Reagan, a few years prior to him.
“Robber baron” is a derogatory metaphor of social criticism originally applied to certain late 19th-century American businessmen who were accused of using unscrupulous methods to get rich, or expand their wealth…“
Russian oligarchs “are business oligarchs of the former Soviet republics who rapidly accumulated wealth during the era of Russian privatization in the aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. The failing Soviet state left the ownership of state assets contested, which allowed for…
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