Members of the US Congress House of Representatives, Randy K. Weber, from Texas, and Trent Franks of Arizona State, submitted a resolution by the Committee on Foreign Relations, Financial Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee House, requesting the start of an investigations related to “Theft of the billion” of the Moldovan banking system. US Congressmen also propose sanctions for Plahotniuc, his godson – Andrian Candu, the Anticorruption prosecutor – Viorel Morari and other former and current officials.
Public opinion in Moldova was confused by this news, and the media trust affiliate to the Democratic Party and property of Vlad Plahotniuc, began a “image cleaning” for Plahotniuc and a denigration of those who proposed the resolution.
Media holding owned by Plahotniuc, contacted a former diplomat, now a media and diplomatic analyst. A few days after the resolution proposal, Speaker Andrian Candu, wedding godson of Plahotniuc, went on a visit to Washington.
The visit does not appear to be an official one and it’s character was not announced. Candu posted pictures from the Atlantic Council – a US think tank, exactly the same, which was visited by the DPM first deputy, Vlad Plahotniuc, in May this year. After Plahotniuc’s visit, Atlantic Council admitted that he paid money to attend a conference of the organization.
After a while, DPM issued a statement announcing that the American company contracted Podesta Group, which specializes in lobbying services and public relations services.
Namely, this company organized the meeting between Vlad Plahotniuc and Victoria Nuland, US Secretary of State adviser for Southeast Europe.
Some diplomats tell us that these meetings and invitations to conferences are the norm for the US. According to them, namely the company Podesta Group, would be very close to the Clinton family and worked in the years 2002-2003, for the former Georgian president and current governor of Odessa region, Mikhail Saakaş
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