Felix Henry Sater is a Russian born American whose given name was Felix Mikhailovich Sheferovsky. He is an American real estate developer and former managing director of Bayrock Group LLC, a real estate conglomerate based out of New York City, New York. Sater has been an advisor to many corporations, including The Trump Organization. Sater has a history of violence, including a conviction for lacerating a man’s face with a broken margarita glass in a bar brawl. However his is better known for his 1998 guilty plea for a $40 million stock fraud scheme orchestrated by the Russian Mafia. In exchange for his guilty plea, he agreed to become an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and federal prosecutors, assisting with organized crime. In July 2017, it was reported that Sater had agreed to cooperate with investigators concerning an international money laundering scheme. So to call him a “rat” would be appropriate for several reasons. To call this “rat” Trump’s “kryptonite” may also be appropriate for several reasons.
When asked if Trump knows Felix Sater, Trump drew a blank. Despite the fact that Sater worked on and off for a decade with the Trump Organization, and despite his recent headline-making appearance as an exuberant negotiator on behalf of Trump’s hard-nosed attorney, Michael Cohen, in seeking to build a “massive Trump Tower in Moscow” last year, Trump ducked the question.
“Of all the characters caught up in Russiagate, none come close to Sater for having a decades-long record as a larger-than-life, outside-the-law, spy agency-linked wheeler-dealer from the pages of a John le Carré novel…. Sater spent nearly a decade working with the Trump Organization in search of deals in Russia and other former Soviet republics. But on August 28, Sater made the front pages of the Timesand The Washington Post, thanks to leaked copies of e-mails that he sent in late 2015 and early 2016 to Cohen, concerning Sater’s efforts to work with a group of Russian investors to set up a flagship Trump property in the Russian capital.”
Donald Trump hired Sater as his Senior Advisor during the decade-long period of time from 1998–2008 which saw him transform from bankrupt developer, to reality TV star with the aid of Producer Mark Burnett, who also did business with Russian President Vladimir Putin. You remember Mark Burnett. He’s the producer who made the Sarah Palin’s Alaska, and who confirmed that he contacted Palin about making a film about her, before she resigned as Governor.
The Apprentice producer Mark Burnett is one of the missing links connecting Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and Sarah Palin. If you thought Trump was fond of Palin because of her tableshirts …think again.
If you wondered why Palin endorsed Trump instead of Ted Cruz, the answer may be the Mark Burnett connection.
A New York Times Magazine report from January 2001 proves decisively that before Burnett created Trump’s star, he was deep in negotiations with none other than Russian President and strongman Vladimir Putin.
The connection between Putin, Trump, and Palin may be Mark Burnett.
Mark Burnett wasn’t just discussing television with Putin either, he actually did sign the deal to rent the station and turn the Russian Mir into a reality TV show in outer space.
NBC News even announced the program!
Mark Burnett was also the producer of the show featuring Todd Palin, Stars Earn Stripes.
Thus it appears there is an almost incestuous relationship between Trump, Palin, Burnett, and Slater.
The New York Times profiled Felix Sater in-depth 10-years ago solely because of his special relationship to the man who played a real estate developer on reality TV, who now resides in the White House.
A massive body of evidence points to a special relationship between Felix Sater, Donald Trump — and the federal government, who could have apparently allowed the pair to use Trump casinos to turn over “bad guys” to law enforcement, and which implies that he had the ability to shelter his associates from criminal charges for criminal acts; specifically for money laundering at the Trump casino empire.
This mammoth duplicity was encompassed in a lie told by Trump. On December 2, 2015, during an interview with an Associated Press reporter, Trump was asked about his relationship with a fellow named Felix Sater. Trump, who was then the front-runner in the GOP presidential race, replied, “Felix Sater, boy, I have to even think about it. I’m not that familiar with him.” He referred questions to his Trump Organization. One of his lawyers, Alan Garten, subsequently told the AP that Sater once prospected for real estate deals for the Trump Organization and that the arrangement lasted for six months in 2010. Trump repeatedly denied any involvement with Russia.
What neither Trump nor Garten said was that—at that very moment—Trump was in the middle of the deal to build a Trump Tower in the Russian capital and that Sater had put together the venture. As he was running for president, Trump was hiding this project from the American public, and he was insisting he barely knew the man at the center of it. This was serious deceit.
“Trump pulled off a con during the presidential campaign. He insisted he cared only about US interests—while he was privately negotiating a deal in Moscow that could only happen with the assent of Putin’s government. In and of itself, this should be a major scandal. Yet Trump got away with it. And to do so, he had to lie about his relationship with Sater. This was not the first instance in which he had misrepresented his connection to Sater. But it was the most important one. “
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the incestuous connection between Mark Burnett, Felix Sater, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, and Sarah Palin.