Take note comrades, there have been rumblings across the pond over the past few months about how the sale of this one painting - the most expensive art sale ever, of an extremely rare da Vinci that might not even be a da Vinci, or if it is, it might have been painted by Leonardo's cousin Billy Ray da Vinci - and might be one of the keys to unlocking the whole Trump/Russia conspiracy. But Jesus, really? A painting?
Trump-Russia journalist Zev Shalev has written the narrative out in such a way that he thinks it's time we all pay attention. First of all, some basic facts. The painting in question is called
The buyer? Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, because all murder-happy Muslim crown princes like to come home to a nice picture of Jesus over the mantel after a hard day of ordering journalists bone-sawed to death. He seems to have overpaid for the painting, by about $300 million. The seller? Dmitry Rybolovlev, the fertilizer oligarch, one of Putin's closest associates and just happens to know you know who......
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