Kleptocracy Daily: July 11, 2017

News

Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged attending a June 2016 meeting, along with Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer tied to the Kremlin–both the Kremlin and President Trump have since denied any knowledge of the meeting.

An anonymous Russian website is using controversial identification software to find the names and social media accounts of anti-corruption protesters who demonstrated in cities across Russia on June 12.

Exiled Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui is suspected of obtaining confidential client data of aviation-to-financial services conglomerate HNA from air traffic control and airline staff.

A Kremlin spokesman says reports about Putin’s undeclared motorcycle are ‘half-fake news’.

Features

The countries involved in the EU’s Anti-Money Laundering Directive could demonstrate a real commitment to helping to curb corruption in African and other countries (not to mention their own) by ensuring that the beneficial owners of companies, trusts, and similar legal mechanisms are made publicly available.

How Russian state TV spun Putin’s G20 meeting with Trump.