A stunning, thorough investigative report released recently by Craig Unger and found in New Republic reveals the deep ties Donald Trump has to Russian mob monies, and explores just how vital that money was to Trump’s budding business empire.
MSNBC explains that despite repeatedly downplaying his business ties to Russia, there are three decades full of transactions that intimately tie Trump to Russian monies.
Much of this money comes from deeply criminal activities tied to the Russian mob.
Whether Trump knew it or not, Russian mobster and corrupt oligarchs used his [Trump’s] properties not only to launder vast sums of money from extortion, drugs, gambling, and racketeering, but even as a base of operations for their criminal activities . . .
Without the Russian mafia, it is fair to say, Donald Trump would not be president of the United States.
Unger’s report goes much, much deeper in its implications of Trump:
Over the past three decades, at least 13 people with known or alleged links to Russian mobsters or oligarchs have owned, lived in, and even run criminal activities out of Trump Tower and other Trump properties.
Many used his apartments and casinos to launder untold millions in dirty money. Some ran a worldwide high-stakes gambling ring out of Trump Tower – in a unit directly below one owned by Trump.
Watch this shocking interview between MSNBC’s Brian Williams and the author of this damning report here: