PALM BEACH — There’s a buzz amongst the forces opposed to Donald Trump that a billionaire oligarch Vladimir Putin-hanger on spent some time at Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago earlier this month.
Farkhad Akhmedov, an Azerbaijan-born, former Russian senator and oil and gas billionaire, posted a picture of what is believed to be himself and his son to Facebook on March 6 at and tagged it Mar-a-Lago.
Flight records that track the billionaire’s private jet show that he flew into Miami on March 2 and stuck around until March 8, which coincided with Trump’s visit. The president was at Mar-a-Lago from March 3 through March 5.
It’s clear from Akhmedov’s post he and the boy are on a boat, and Akhmedov owns the second largest yacht in the world, one much too big to ride up the Intracoastal.
In fact, Akhmedov’s 377-foot superyacht Luna is sitting docked across from AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, and has been for at least a month according to maritime records.
The Facebook post, which has been deleted along with Akhmedov’s entire Facebook account, has many wondering, why, considering the intense scrutiny Trump’s dealings with Russia are under, is Akhmedov tagging himself at Mar-A-Lago?
And why would he then delete not only the post, but his entire public profile that more than 10,000 people like and follow?
Was he at Mar-a-Lago or wishing and pretending he was?
It’s well-known that it only takes $200,000 to become a member of Mar-a-Lago, and with Forbes reporting Akhmedov’s worth at $1.3 BILLION, the entry fee for access to the president is literally chump change.
Strangely, all this is happening on a week when it’s been discovered the plane of Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev, who bought a Palm Beach estate from Trump, keeps “coincidentally” showing up in the same places at the same times as the president.
And then, Rybolovlev’s yacht was spotted in the British Virgin Islands less than one-tenth of a mile from the yacht of Breitbart News money man Robert Mercer.
Mercer is Trump’s biggest financial supporter and it’s said that Mercer is the one who delivered Bannon to Trump.
The White House isn’t returning calls but they’ll continue dealing with similar questions as long as Trump remains as shifty as the former Soviet oligarchs who love him.