Mapping Donald Trump's Many Ties To Vladimir Putin's Russia
Donald Trump's campaign advisers have money in Russian gas and finance companies, and concealed records might be hiding his own possible ties.By Zach Toombs | July 27, 2016
Donald Trump has surrounded himself with dubious connections to Vladimir Putin's Russia. That includes his campaign manager Paul Manafort, who led Kremlin candidate Viktor Yanukovych to power in Ukraine and ensured Russian influence in eastern Europe. Yanukovych, who's currently in exile in Russia, set off Ukraine's 2014 Maidan Revolution when his crackdown killed 100 protesters in Kiev. His adviser is now Trump's adviser.
Trump’s foreign policy adviser on Russia has shares in Moscow's state-controlled gas company. A foreign policy speechwriter for Trump has money in that same state gas company and is on the board of Russia's largest private bank.