Speaking of stuff hitting the fan, this piece in Medium is worth a read.
Thanks for posting this. It's been haunting me ever since I read it yesterday. Combined with the intelligence dossier and some other things I've been reading, we now have an interesting story developing:
2012: Rex Tillerson as head of Exxon makes a $500 BILLION deal with Rossneft, Russian Oil company.
2014: Exxon/Rossneft deal is stopped due to sanctions
July 2016: Carter Page, Oil Investment Banker, visits the head of Rossneft, Russian oil company, and would promise Trump 19% of Rossneft if Trump ends sanctions, and also hears that the Russian government has compromising information on Trump (i.e. golden showers).
December 2016: Rossneft is sold. 19.5% of the company is now owned by an untraceable entity in the Cayman Islands. The source you cited believes that 0.5% is the fee for the money launderer.
January 2017: Rex Tillerson nominated to become Secretary of State. The intelligence dossier is publicized. The Russian source of the information (Oleg Erovinkin, aide to the head of Rossneft) is murdered.
The scary thing is that if Trump now has obtained a multi-billion dollar gift of ownership of a Russian oil company, how can he use the levers of power to increase the value of this gift? Ending the Russian sanctions would be a good bet, but how do you really spike oil prices?
War in the middle east / Iran.
Sleep well tonight my friends.
P.S. On the bright side, I think this means the golden shower story is true.