At the bottom of this page are links to other pages that detail Trump’s close relationship with Russia. For a start, here is the background of the Trump-Russia connections.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have a decades-long relationship, controlled by Putin. Trump’s election was the culmination of Russia’s long-term mission to undermine Western democracy. Donald Trump is indebted to Putin in both financial and personal terms. Donald Trump is a puppet of Putin.
The US election of 2016 was the culmination of the greatest intelligence operation in history: The Russian Mafia and Russian intelligence operatives placed their man in the White House, without firing a shot.
The Russian victory is so dark, so unbelievable, that most Americans do not even want to hear about it.
Over the last 40 years, Trump has had deep ties to at least 59 senior members of the Russian mafia all of whom facilitated business between Trump and Russia.
In the late 1980’sTrump was $4 billion in debt with no way out. He was bailed out by the Russian Mafia who used Trump real estate to (1) launder money out of Russia while (2) saving Trump from final bankruptcy.
Trump provided space in Trump Tower and other Trump real estate holdings for Russian Mafia and Russian oligarchs.
For over 40 years, Trump has been a person of interest to Russian intelligence and likely was the focus of several Russian intelligence operations to develop compromising material on Trump, including sexual activities.
For decades, Russian intelligence has studied the American political, social, religious and financial scene to detect weaknesses that can be exploited.
Trump was not the only US politician targeted and compromised by Russian intelligence and the Russian Mafia. Over a dozen politicians, overwhelmingly Republican, have benefited by millions of dollars flowing from Russia into their campaigns – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is an example.
Trump was $4 billion in debt when Russia came to his rescue. Money was funneled to Trump through: (1) Russian cash purchase of Trump real estate; (2) money laundered through DeutscheBank and the Bank of Cyprus; and , (3) investments in Trump businesses.
Donald Trump is a Russian intelligence asset serving the interest of Russia, not of the United States.
“We assess that President Vladimir Putin and the senior most Russian officials are aware of and probably directing Russia’s influence operations aimed at denigrating the former U.S. Vice President, supporting the U.S. president and fueling public discord ahead of the U.S. election in November.”
Thus reads the first line of a top-secret CIA assessment, published on August 31 but reported today. The report details how Ukrainian lawmaker Andriy Derkach, who, according to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the U.S. Treasury Department is a Russian agent, is disseminating false stories about Democratic nominee Joe Biden through congressmembers, lobbyists, the media, and people close to the president. Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been openly working with Derkach for several months.
The news stories that Trump denigrates as “Russia, Russia, Russia,” have been dropping steadily of late.
Trump is a business failure. US banks will not lend him money to buy a ham sandwich. So, he turned to Russia for money; they gave him billions; and now, the bills are coming due.
In the fall of 1992, after he cut a deal with U.S. banks to work off nearly a billion dollars in personal debt, Trump was all but finished as a major real-estate developer, in the eyes of many in the business, and that’s because the U.S. banking industry was pretty much finished with him. By the early 1990s he had burned through his portion of his father Fred’s fortune with a series of reckless business decisions. Two of his businesses had declared bankruptcy, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City and the Plaza Hotel in New York, and the money pit that was the Trump Shuttle went out of business in 1992. Trump companies would ultimately declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy two more times. When would-be borrowers repeatedly file for protection from their creditors, they become poison to most major lenders and, according to financial experts interviewed for this story, such was Trump’s reputation in the U.S. financial industry at that juncture.
The Moscow Project: Trump was bailed out by Russia and now he owes them big time.
This detailed layout of Trump’s personal and financial ties to Russia include details of deals, meetings, Russians to whom Trump is in debt, and a mountain of other information.