New Republic Story on Trump & Russian (mob) $$

by teacherken – Posted this evening and written by Craig Unger, the story is titled Trump’s Russian Laundromat and you can get a real sense of where it is going with this tease immediately below the title: How to use Trump Tower and other luxury high-rises to clean dirty money, run an international crime syndicate, and propel a failed real estate developer into the White House. Let me offer two key paragraphs after the introductory material, itself key about a former Soviet pilot, 38-year-old David Bogatin, who with no apparent means of income in 1984 bought five condos (for $6 million) in Trump Tower, eventually forfeited with the US Government saying that he had purchased them to “launder money, to shelter and hide assets.” Here are those two key paragraphs, with a bit of the first omitted: …  A review of the public record reveals a clear and disturbing pattern: Trump owes much of...

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