Trump’s son said “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate” part of the Trump Organization’s assets, and that they “see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.” Recent investigations revealed that Trump’s been pursuing deals with Russian officials, oligarchs, and developers with deep ties to Russia since the late 1980s. And a Putin associate paid him millions to bring his Miss Universe pageant to Moscow. As long as Trump keeps hiding his tax returns, we have no idea how he might stand to profit from Russia, or what they might be holding over him. But something strange is going on. Trump’s long-time advisor and campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, resigned after allegations of corruption, illegal payments and financial ties to Kremlin-supported officials. Trump’s go-to defense advisor, General Michael Flynn, appears regularly on Russia’s government-funded propaganda channel. Trump has publicly encouraged Russia to hack America to help him win the election. No wonder the former Acting CIA Director, Michael Morell, says he believes that Trump is an “unwitting agent” of the Russian Federation.
September 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT