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Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:44 AM

Trump's ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades

Journalist Craig Unger talks Russia, Trump, and “one of the greatest intelligence operations in history.”
By Sean Illing@seanillingsean.illing@vox.com Updated Dec 7, 2018, 9:17am EST

On November 9, 2016, just a few minutes after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, a man named Vyacheslav Nikonov approached a microphone in the Russian State Duma (their equivalent of the US House of Representatives) and made a very unusual statement.

“Dear friends, respected colleagues!” Nikonov said. “Three minutes ago, Hillary Clinton admitted her defeat in US presidential elections, and a second ago Trump started his speech as an elected president of the United States of America, and I congratulate you on this.”

Nikonov is a leader in the pro-Putin United Russia Party and, incidentally, the grandson of Vyacheslav Molotov — after whom the “Molotov cocktail” was named. His announcement that day was a clear signal that Trump’s victory was, in fact, a victory for Putin’s Russia.

Longtime journalist Craig Unger opens his new book, House of Trump, House of Putin, with this anecdote. The book is an impressive attempt to gather up all the evidence we have of Trump’s numerous connections to the Russian mafia and government and lay it all out in a clear, comprehensive narrative.

https://www.vox.com/world/2018/9/12/17764132/trump-mueller-russia-mafia-putin-craig-unger

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many a good man Dec 2018 #3
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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 01:53 AM

1. They own him.

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 02:58 AM

2. Don't forget, during the campaign

trump's idiot son said they didn't need to worry about money because most of their financing came from Russians.

I should specify which idiot son: Eric.

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Response to HeiressofBickworth (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:02 AM

3. And Junior mentioned it before the campaign

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:18 AM

4. Yes...too little attention is paid every day to the long history. nt

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