By way of reminder -- readers here may recall that almost three years ago this coming March, I wrote about a brilliant article that Adam Davidson painstaking researched for the New Yorker on a Trump hotel in Azerbaijan that oddly was nearly-impossible to get to, titled "Donald Trump's Worst Deal." What was most noteworthy in the article (among a great many notable things) is that the deal appeared linked not only to money laundering with a man, Ziya Mammadov, who a U.S. diplomat in an official cable called "notoriously corrupt even for Azerbaijan," and who Foreign Policy magazine did a cover story on, titled "The Corleones of the Caspian." but which was seemingly linked as well with (are you ready?)...Iran's terrorist Revolutionary Guard. You can read my story with a link to Mr. Davidson's great article here.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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