Russian government suddenly sells off vast majority of US Treasury holdings. What do they know?

By |2018-07-30T12:03:18+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |18 Comments

So clearly something is spooking the Russkies. 

Courtesy of CNBC:

The Russian government, previously considered a “major” holder of U.S. debt, has been steadily — and sharply — paring down the vast majority of its holdings of U.S. Treasury securities.

Russian holdings of Treasury securities declined 84 percent between March and May, falling to $14.9 billion from $96.1 billion in just two months, according to a U.S. Treasury Department report released July 18.

Moscow’s ownership of U.S. debt is eclipsed by that of China and Japan, both of whom actively manage their currencies and hold more than $1 trillion each in Treasuries on their books. In fact, China’s vast holdings have been cited by some observers as a “nuclear option” in a Sino-American trade war, with the world’s largest economy seen vulnerable to Chinese selling that could drive up yields.

However, Russia’s moves in the market come amid a growing furor over Moscow’s suspected meddling in the U.S. general election in 2016, which has led to sanctions on its economy.

You know if I were a suspicious man I might think that the Russians were well aware that the Mueller investigation was about to find something big and are selling off these holdings before a new administration can come along and put in place some sanctions that will make it impossible for them to gain access to their money. 

You know, if I were a suspicious man that is. 

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  1. whatevs July 30, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Or it could be not “what do they know?” but “what are they doing?”

  2. Skunkcabbage July 30, 2018 at 6:42 am

    What is going on is the Russians are selling off the assets before the US Dept. of Justice can freeze and confiscate them.

  3. anon July 30, 2018 at 7:19 am

    ““I have been sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a crime. Collusion is not a crime.””<true

    • Anonymous July 30, 2018 at 8:25 am

      HA HA now he says there was collusion, but it isn’t a crime. I am going to wait a day and he will come up with there was collusion and it is a crime.

    • Beaglemom July 31, 2018 at 4:12 am

      However, at the same time Don the Con rants at least twice a week that Hillary Clinton is the one who “colluded” and that makes her a criminal. I guess he doesn’t realize that it’s no longer a “crime.”

  4. anon July 30, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Collusion to aid and enable a crime of treason against the united states of America is a crime. Rigging elections and colluding with the enemy is a crime. And mueller will prove it. Trump is toast. Putin is toast. and all that enabled the fake news, damage, hacking and rigging are toast.

  5. anon July 30, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Did Russia forgive the Donald J Trump foundation of their enormous DEBT after the rigging and collusion failed and now has been exposed? So many going down for the ignorant attempt and lousy actors failure.

  6. Anonymous July 30, 2018 at 8:30 am

    I am more concerned about China holding our debt, if they call it in because of trump’s tariff tantrum, the US is in big trouble.

  7. Anonymous July 30, 2018 at 9:56 am

    How the Russian government used disinformation and cyber warfare in 2016 election – an ethical hacker explains

    …Cybersecurity experts in the U.S. knew that the Russian intelligence agencies were conducting these acts of information warfare and cyberwarfare, but I doubt they had any idea how comprehensive and integrated they were – until now.

    Russia’s propaganda machine duped American voters

    The operation was complex. What is publicly known now is perhaps most easily understood in two pieces, the subjects of separate federal indictments.

    • Anon July 30, 2018 at 11:30 am

      FB>”Government shutdown. Trump is threatening to shut down the government.


      How about we do it the week of Trump’s big military parade? That seems fair.”
      Jim Wright

    • anonymous July 30, 2018 at 11:35 am

      called “dezinformatsiya”
      “All of this effort was, according to the indictments, set up to undermine Hillary Clinton in the eyes of the American public. Putin definitely wanted Trump to win – as the Russian president himself acknowledged while standing next to Trump in Helsinki in July. And the trolls were instructed to go after her savagely: A former Russian troll said, “Everything about Hillary Clinton had to be negative and you really had to tear into her.”

  8. Anonymous July 30, 2018 at 9:59 am

    WATCH: Fox News hosts baffled as Rudy Giuliani frantically calls in live to clean up his latest disastrous interviews

    The hosts of Fox News’ “Outnumbered” found themselves utterly baffled as Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tried to clean up the massive mess he made during twin interviews on Fox and CNN Monday morning.

    Specifically, Giuliani tried to explain his claim that there had been a meeting that had previously not been reported in which Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates planned their strategy for the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian agents.

    As host Harris Faulkner pointed out, it seemed strange for Giuliani to insist that Trump had never been at this particular meeting given that its existence had not been made public yet.

    “That takes on a question that hasn’t been asked, or even suggested,” she said.

    In response, Giuliani gave an utterly confusing response.

    “There was another meeting that has been leaked that hasn’t been published yet,” he started. “That was an alleged meeting three days before — or according to the leak, maybe Cohen will withdraw this, I don’t know — they haven’t pursued it. And two publications are not going to publish it. I think they found independent contradiction. He says it was a meeting with Donald Jr., with Jared Kushner, with Paul Manafort, with Gates, with possibly two others, in which they — out of the presence of the president — discussed the meeting with the Russians. We checked with their lawyers, the ones we could check with, that meeting never took place, it didn’t happen. It’s a figment of his imagination or he’s lying.”

    This response failed to help Faulkner understand, and she once again tried to get him to clean up.

    “What you’re saying now is that there was another meeting that was leaked that has not been made public and — I would assume until now — really described by you in detail that have been three days prior that had done, Donald Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, Gates, and possibly two others,” she began. “And that’s the meeting that Michael Cohen says the president knew about ahead of time, but you say the president was not there?”

    “No, no,” Giuliani began before immediately contradicting himself. “I don’t know! All I have is two reporters telling me Cohen told them there was a meeting three days before, with a group of people that I said, and that the president was not there. He didn’t say the president knew about it.”

    Watch the interview below.

    • Anonymous July 30, 2018 at 10:20 am

      CNN’s Camerota corners Rudy Giuliani on Trump Tower meeting — and he admits he doesn’t know if Trump is lying

      When asked by Camerota whether he knew for sure that Trump was not told by his son about meeting with Russian agents at Trump Tower to get dirt on then-rival Hillary Clinton, Giuliani admitted that “nobody can be sure of anything.”

    • Anonymous July 30, 2018 at 10:41 am

      $coundrel “three days prior” “~IT’$ only going to get worse” ‘Obstruction’ >”Not wanting to do a Comey” “getting disbarred?”
      ‘Grounds of disbarment or suspension. An attorney or counselor may be disbarred or suspended for any of the following causes arising after his or her admission to practice: (1) His or her conviction of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude,
      in which case the record of conviction shall be conclusive evidence.’

    • ANON July 30, 2018 at 11:07 am

      “Giuliani knows there is no federal crime called “collusion.” “He might as well declare President Trump not guilty of the crime of scambaggery. ”
      “The key question, then, will be whether Trump knew about the meeting in advance. If he did, then he almost certainly becomes a co-conspirator. (And Trump Jr., who flatly denied in sworn testimony before Congress that Trump knew in advance, has a perjury problem). Now, simply knowing about a criminal agreement does not necessarily make one a co-conspirator. But if Trump authorized the meeting, or gave a necessary thumbs-up to proceed, then he’s in.” <Game Over

  9. Anonymous July 30, 2018 at 10:03 am

    This mathematical analysis of Trump’s tweets reveals his true concerns

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