These are the 59 connections between our president and the Russian Mafia
Written by Craig Unger (copyright 2018)
1) Roman Abramovich: Putin confidant/billionaire who, along with fellow oligarch Lev Leviev, created the Putin-approved Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Chabad Rabbi Berel Lazar, aka Putin’s rabbi. Ivanka Trump is close to Abramovich’s ex-wife, Dasha Zhukova, and has taken several trips with the Abramoviches, including a trip to Russia in 2014 as their guest.
2) Aras Agalarov: A billionaire Russian real estate developer who is close to Putin. Agalarov partnered with Trump in bringing the Miss Universe Pageant to Moscow and was a serious potential partner behind the never-built Trump Tower Moscow. Agalarov remained in contact with [our president] after Miss Universe and during the 2016 presidential campaign.
3) Emin Agalarov: Son of Aras Agalarov, pop singer Emin performed at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, got Donald Trump to appear in one of his music videos, and was a key figure in arranging the infamous June 2016 meetings in Trump Tower between Russian operatives and top Trump associates.
4) Evsei Agron: The first alleged boss of the Russian Mafia in Brighton Beach, Agron came to New York in 1975 and ran his crime gang out of Brooklyn’s El Caribe Country Club, which was owned by Dr. Morton Levine and his family, including nephew Michael Cohen, [our president’s] lawyer.
5) Rinat Akhmetshin: Former Soviet counter intelligence officer who became a K Street lobbyist working to end sanctions. Akhmetshin attended the Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and others in June 2016 at which a Russian lawyer promised to provide opposition research on Hillary Clinton. According to the New York Times, Akhmetshin had also worked in Kiev with Konstantin Kilimnik, an aide to Paul Manafort who had a background in Russian intelligence.
6) Tevfik Arif: One of the billionaire oligarchs behind the Bayrock Group, the real estate development company, whose offices were in Trump Tower. Prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Arif worked forthe KGB-linked Ministry of Commerce and Trade.
7) Marat Balagula: Evesi Agron’s alleged successor as head of the Brighton Beach Mafia, Balagula was suspected of having ordered the hit on Aron, but was never charged and moved into Agron’s former office in the El Caribe Country Club, which was still owned by Michael Cohen and his uncle. Balagula partnered with David Bogatin, who previously purchased five apartments in Trump Tower.
8) Boris Birshtein: Russian-Canadian who founded Seabeco SA with KGB operatives and under KGB guidelines to set up corporations abroad. Worked with son-in-law Alex Shnaider (who later built Trump Tower in Toronto) and two-thirds of the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation’s Trio (Patokh Chodiev and Alexander Mashkevich). Birshtein hosted the famous 1995 meeting in Tel Aviv, at which Semion Mogilevich was allotted and enormous share of the Ukraine energy trade.
9) David Bogatin: One of the pioneers behind the Red Daisy gas tax scam, Bogatin bought five apartments in Trump Tower for $6 million in 1984, in the process becoming the first alleged Russian mobster to launder money through Trump Tower. Donald Trump personally sold the apartments to Bogatin.
10) Jacob Bogatin: Key member of the Mogilevich Russian organized crime family who was indicted for his involvement in Mogilevich’s YBM Magnex stock scam. Brother of David Bogatin.
11) Oleg Boyko: Russian oligarch who was close to Boris Yeltsin and who purchased a Trump Tower apartment in 1994, which he later sold to Vadim Tricher.
12) Mikhail Chernoy: Billionaire oligarch who ran Trans-World Group with his brother, Lev; gained control of Russia’s aluminum industry; and acquired a huge stake in processing and distributing other metals and petroleum products. Chernoy allegedly defrauded the Russian central bank of more than $100 million, and is believed by the FBI to be a major Russian crime figure. In the nineties, Chernoy worked with the Chodiev Group. Chernoy also worked with Semyon Kislin, who had a long relationship with [our president] and who partnered with Tamir Sapir, a financier of Trump Soho.
13) Vitaly Churkin: Russian ambassador to the UN. Churkin met [our president] in 1986 and along with Yuri Dubinin set up the trip [our president] took to Moscow in 1987. (BJ: This was our president’s first trip to Moscow where he stayed in the National Hotel, and was probably the first time the compromising material was collected on him while he was there.)
14) Michael Cohen: [Our president’s] personal lawyer. Cohen and his extended family, through his uncle, owned El Caribe Country Club in Brooklyn, which provided an alleged base of operations for the Russian Mafia in Brooklyn. In 1999, Cohen received a mysterious check for $350,000 that reportedly was intended for one of the leaders of the Izmaylovakaya Organized Crime Group. Both Cohen and his brother Bryan married Ukranian women, and Bryan’s father-in-law, Alex Oronov, partnered with Viktor Topolov, an oligarch who employed three executives who were allegedly part of the Russian Mafia, include on enforcer who was tied to Moglievich and admitted to taking part in at least twenty murders.
15) Oleg Deripaska: Russian oligarch and founder and owner of Basic Element, a huge diversified industrial group close to Putin. Paid Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort $10 million per year to advance Putin’s global agenda. Manafort owed Deripaska nearly $19 million after a failed business deal, but that debt was said to have been forgiven after Manafort offered Deripaska secret briefings on the Trump campaign. Has admitted that, at times, he has had to collaborate with suspected mobsters because he had no choice but to work with such people. Also employed David Geovanis who in 1996 helped arrange meetings for [our president] in Moscow with key Russian figures regarding a potential Trump Tower there.
16) Natalia Dubinina: Daughter of Yuri Dubinin who was already living in New York as part of the Soviet delegation to the UN when her father became Soviet ambassador to the UN in March 1986. Stated that there was a determined effort by the Soviet government to seek out Trump. At a time when KGB chief Vladimir Kryuchkov had been complaining about the failure to recruit enough American agents. Dubinina played a key role in setting up a meeting with [our president] and encouraging him to come to Moscow.
17) Yuri Dubinin: As Soviet ambassador to the UN, Dubinin met [our future president] and invited him to Moscow in 1987. The trip was arranged by Intourist, which was essentially a branch of the KGB whose job was to spy on high profile tourists. As a result, [our future president’s] entire visit, including his hotel stay, would have been subject to surveillance by the KGB. Dubinin later became Soviet ambassador to the US.
18) Dmitry Firtash: Ukrainian oligarch who is alleged to have partnered with and is considered a front man for Semion Mogilevich in “opaque intermediary companies” that siphoned off billions of dollars from the Ukraine energy trade. Supporter of the pro-Putin Party of Regions, which backs such policies. Also partnered with Paul Manafort on an abortive deal involving New York’s Drake Hotel.
19) Michael Flynn: Foreign policy adviser to [our future president] during the campaign who later became [our president’s] short-lived national security adviser. Met with GRU chief Igor Sergun in Moscow in 2013 and gave a speech to new hires at GRU headquarters. Was paid $45,000 by RT for a speech in late 2015, and was seated near Putin at an RT dinner.
20) Rick Gates: When Paul Manafort became [our future president’s] campaign manager, Gates, as Manafort’s partner, became the campaign’s number two, after having worked closely with Manafort for pro-Putin forces in Ukraine. In 2017, Gates was charged with conspiracy against the United States, making false statements, money laundering, and failing to register as a foreign agent as required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act. In 2018, Gates pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements and one count of conspiracy against the United States.
21) David Geovanis: As head of real estate for a subsidiary of the Brooke Group, (In 1999 the Brooke Group became the Vector Group) Geovanis arranged meetings for [our future president] during his 1996 Moscow trip to explore building Trump Tower Moscow. Later went to work for Oleg Deripaska’s Basic Element.
22) Rob Goldstone: Music promoter who represents Emin Agalarov. Helped arrange the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 in which representatives of the Russian Government offered the Trump campaign “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. Extended an invitation to [our president] in the summer of 2015 to a party for Agalarov with the possibility of meeting Putin. Attended [our president’s] 2013 Miss Universe pageant.
23) Anatoly Golubchik: Sentenced to five years in prison in 2014 for his role in the $100 million gambling ring being run out of Trump Tower. Owned a condo in Trump International Beach Resort and appeared in the Panama Papers as part of a shell company that has the same corporate direction as a company owned by Mogilevich and ex-wife Galina Telesh.
24) Vyacheslav “Yaponchik” Invakov: One of the last of the old-time vory, Ivankov took over the Brighton Beach Mafia in 1992 and became one of the most powerful mobsters in the US. Connected to Putin through Leonid Usvyatsov, Putin’s judo coach who happened to be a mobster. Owned 25 percent stake in Mogilevich’s company Arbat. Mogilevich flew into New York on occasion to meet with Ivankov. FBI agents looked all over Brooklyn for Ivankov – only to find that he lived in Trump Tower. Ivankov also made frequent visits to [our president’s] Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City.
25) Irakly Kaveladze: Longtime US-based associate of Aras Agalarov’s real estate firm, the Crocus Group, Kaveladze attended the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower among Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kusner, and the Russians. At one point, he claimed he’d attended as a translator, but another translator was present. In truth, he was there as a representative of the Agalarovs. In the nineties Kaveladze’s company International Business Creations established more than two thousand Delaware-based shell companies and laundered more than $1.4 billion in cash.
26) Viktor Kharpunov: A former Kazakh energy minister and ex-mayor of Almaty, the biggest city in Kazakhstan, Khrapunov was charged with conspiring to systematically steal billions of dollars of public assets and laundering the money through shell companies, including three corresponding to apartments in Trump Soho. Khrapunov has denied the allegations.
27) Konstantin Kilimnik: Started working for Paul Manafort in 2005 when Manafort was representing Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, a gig that morphed into a long-term contract with Viktor Yanukovych, the Kremlin-aligned hard-liner who became president of Ukraine. Studied at the First Department of the Moscow Military Red Banner Institute of the Ministry of defense of the USSR, which trained interpreters for the Russian military intelligence agency. Made two trips to meet with Manafort during the 2016 presidential election regarding the Trump campaign, and the possibility that Manafort would give briefings to Oleg Deripaska. Also opened a consulting firm in 2015 that had ties to Cambridge Analytica, the data firm that helped elect [our president].
28) Semyon “Sam” Kislin: In the late seventies, [our president] bought hundreds of television sets for the Commodore Hotel (now the Grand Hyatt) from Kislin, a Ukrainian immigrant who became a billionaire. Partnered with Tamir Sapir, whose Sapir Organization worked with Bayrock and financed Trump Soho. As a commodities trader, Kislin was tied to Mikhail and Lev Chernoy and, according to the FBI, to Vyacheslav Ivankov’s gang in Brighton Beach. Kislin has denied having ties to the Russian mob.
29) Sergey Kislyak: Russian ambassador to the US who had a number of secret meetings and communications with Trump campaign officials, including General Mike Flynn and Senator Jeff Sessions. During the Republican National Convention, Kislyak had two brief encounters with Trump foreign policy adviser J.D. Gordon, who was a key figure in rewriting – and weakening – the Ukraine blank on the Republican platform.
30) Simon Kukes: Bought an apartment in Trump Pac in 2000 and contributed more than $280,000 to various Trump entities. Picked by Putin to head Yukos Oil, replacing Putin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Shortly after the Trump Tower Russian meeting, Kukes started making major contributions to the Trump campaign as well as the Republican National Committee.
31) Bennett LeBow: Founder and chairman of the Brooke Group. LeBow and Howard Lrober, president of the Brooke Group, accompanied [our president] on his 1996 trip to Moscow.
32) Lev Leviev: An Israeli billionaire close to Putin, Leviev made his fortune by cracking the world diamond monopoly of the De Beers cartel. Has several ties to [our president], among them a business relationship with Jared Kushner, who bought four floors of the old New York Times Building, on West Forty-Third Street, from Leviev for $295 million. In addition, Leviev was closely tied to the late Trump Soho financier Tamir Sapir through Sapir’s son-in-law Rotem Rosen, who was the CEO of the American branch of Africa Israel, Leviev’s holding company, and who also became CEO of the Sapir Organization. One of Chabad’s biggest patrons worldwide, Leviev allied with Roman Abramovich to create the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Chabad rabbi Berel Lazar, who would become known as “Putin’s Rabbi.” (BJ: The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia was one of the ways that Putin consolidated his power after he became president.)
33) Howard Lorber: President of the Brooke Group. Lorber and Brooke CEO Bennett LeBow accompanied [our president] to Moscow in 1996.
34) Yuri Luzhkov: As mayor of Moscow, Luzhkov was tied to Mogilevich and cultivated a reputation for corruption that was summed up by John Beyrle, then US ambassador to Russia, in a 2010 cable to Washington. “Corruption in Moscow remains pervasive with Mayor Luzhkov at the top of the pyramid,” Beyrle wrote. “Luzhkov oversees a system in which it appears that almost everyone at every level is involved in some form of corruption or criminal behavior.” [Our president’s] meetings in Moscow city hall to discuss major developments in Moscow took place under Luzhkov’s aegis.
35) Paul Manafort: Before becoming [our president’s] campaign manager, Paul Manfort had been hired by Ukraine’s pro-Putin Party of Regions to do an “extreme makeover” of Viktor Yanukovych that succeeded in making him president – only to see Yanukovych later exiled in disgrace. Manafort worked for oligarchs Oleg Deripaska and Rinat Akhmetov. As early as 2005, Manafort proposed to influence politics, business dealings, and news coverage inside the United State, Europe, and former Soviet republics to Putin’s benefit. He is alleged to have hidden $75 million in offshore accounts, at least one of which has ties to Mogilevich.
36) Alexander Mashkevich: Kazakh billionaire who, with Patokh Chodiev and Alijan Ibragimov, is part of the Troika, or Trio, as they are known, major stockholders in the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, which controls chromium, alumina, and gas operations in Kazakhstan. Along with Chodiev, Mashkevich worked at Boris Birshtein’s KGB-linked Seabeco and was tied up with the Russian Mafia through their alliance with the Chernoys in the Aluminum Wars. He is listed in Bayrock’s promotional literature as a primary financial backer, but it is unclear if Mashkevich actually backed Bayrock projects.
37) Sergei Mikhailov: Alleged to be the longtime head of Solntsevskaya Bratva, the biggest crime gang in Russia, and an associate of Semion Mogilevich, who is said to have laundered money from him starting in 1984. According to one denizen of the Russian underworld, Mikhailov is very much the boss and is more powerful than Mogilevich, who, as the brains of the operation, laundered vast amounts of money and came up with its most sophisticated financial scams, which is why Mikhailov has partnered in at least eight companies with Mogilevich. Mikhailov’s ties to Trump largely run through Mogilevich, but in 2013 Mikailov was said to be interested in backing a Trump Tower development in Moscow and allegedly met with Trump representatives at the Ukraine hotel in Moscow.
38) Semion Mogilevich: Ukrainian-born alleged “Brainy Don” of the Russian Mafia, with a multibillion-dollar organization allegedly involved in the sale of nuclear materials to terrorist, human trafficking and prostitution, drugs and money laundering. In a 1995 Tel Aviv meeting, Mogilevich was awarded a controlling stake in RosUkrEnergo by fellow mobsters, thereby securing the franchise to siphon off untold riches from the Ukraine-Russia energy trade. Has close ties to Yuri Luzhkov, the former mayor of Moscow; Leonid Derkach, former head of the Security Service of Ukraine; and Vladimir Putin. In 1992, Mogilevich sent Vyacheslav Ivankov to New York to oversee expansion of the Mafia into the US. Trump partner Felix Sater was said to be Mogilevich’s shammes — i.e., his errand boy.
39) Hillel “Helly” Nahmad: An art dealer who started buying apartments in Trump Tower in 1999, eventually taking over a full floor. Nahmad was a leader of the Nahmad-Trincher Organization, which operated “international sports books” that laundered more than $100 million out of the former Soviet Union, through shell companies in Cyprus, and into investments in the United States in an enterprise that was based in Trump Tower. The entire operation, prosecutors say, was protected by Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov.
40) Eduard Nektalov: A diamond dealer from Uzbekistan, Nektalov, who bought a condo in Trump World Tower directly from Kellyanne Conway, came under investigation by the US Treasury Department for mob-connected money laundering. In 2004, after rumors circulated that Nektalov might cave in and cooperate with federal investigators, he was murdered on Sixth Avenue.
41) Alexandre Ventura Nogueira: Primary broker of the Trump Ocean Club in Panama, Nogueira marketed the Trump-branded units to Russians, among other with criminal pasts.
42) Carter Page: Foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign. Traveled to Moscow in July 2016 during the presidential election and met with senior Russian officials and influential oligarchs. Was approached in 2013 by Russian intelligence officials who were trying to recruit him. Page met with a Russian spy in 2013 and supplied research materials.
43) George Papadopoulos: A foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, Papadopoulos triggered the FBI investigation into Trump’s collusion with Russia when he told an Australian top diplomat that Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton. In March 2016, Papadopoulos met with Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese professor who had valuable contacts with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in hopes of setting up a meeting between Trump and Putin.
44) Sergi Polonsky: A flamboyant six-foot-four Russian real estate oligarch, Polonsky was convicted of fraud in 2017. While still associated with [our president], Felix Sater served as an adviser to Polonsky in Mirax Group, which partnered with Sistema, a conglomerate tied to Mogilevich. Polonsky also partnered with Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov, a Mogilevich crony.
45) Vadim Rabinovich: A pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch and Mogilevich lieutenant who spent seven years in jail for embezzlement, Rabinovich attended the famous 1995 Russian Mafia summit in Tel Aviv at which Mogilevich was granted a generous share of the Ukraine energy trade. A year later, in 1996, Rabinovich hung around with his partners Howard Lorber and Bennett LeBow as they showed [our future president] around town.
46) Vladimir Rezin: In 1996, [our future president] bean negotiations with Rezin, the first deputy mayor of Moscow, to build a $300 million luxury residential complex. Like all [our future president’s] proposed projects in Moscow, it never came to fruition.
47) Rotem Rosen: Chief lieutenant of real estate magnate Lev “King of Diamonds” Leviev, Rosen married Zina Sapir, daughter of Tamir Sapir, who founded the Sapir Organization, which backed Trump Soho. Attended [our future president’s] 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in hopes of negotiating a Trump Tower Moscow. His son’s 2008 bris was touted by New York magazine as “the best bris invite ever.” Attendees included [our future president], daughter Ivanka, and her husband-to-be Jared Kushner.
48) Dmitry Rybolovlev: Russia’s “fertilizer kind,” Rybolovlev owns a 3.3 percent stake in the Bank of Cyprus, alleged to be a haven for money laundering. In 2008, he purchased a mega-mansion from [our future president] in Palm Beach for $95 million, which [our future president] had purchased four years earlier for $40 million.
49) Tamir Sapir: An impoverished immigrant turned billionaire, Sapir partnered with Semyon Kislin, who, according to the FBI, was a “member or associate” of Vyacheslav Ivankov’s mob in Brighton Beach. Like Kislin, Sapir likely made his money through ties to Uzbek oligarch Mikhail Chernoy. Lived in Trump Tower, and partnered with Bayrock and [our future president] on Trump Soho. Sapir denied having any mob ties. Died in 2014.
50) Felix Sater: Bayrock’s international man of mystery, Sater was born in the Soviet Union in 1996. As managing director of Bayrock Group, he partnered with [our future president] and made various stabs at developing Trump Tower Moscow. Cooperated with the government after pleading guilty to racketeering for his role in a $40 million stock fraud scheme in 1998. His father was said to be a lieutenant in Mogilevich’s organization and did business with the Italian Mafia in New York. Childhood friend of [our future president’s] lawyer Michael Cohen. Served as a government asset who helped the US track terrorist and mobsters, but is also alleged to be working with Mogilevich. Accompanied Ivanka Trump and Donald Jr. On a 2006 Russia trip, in which he said he arranged for Ivanka to spin around in Putin’s chair in the Kremlin.
51) Alex Shnaider: In the early 2000s, he began to develop the tallest building in Canada, the sixty-five-story Trump Tower and Hotel in Toronto. When it came to financing the skyscraper, Shnaider, a billionaire of Russian extraction, turned to Faiffeisen Bank International AG in Vienna, whose affiliate company was said to be a front for RosUkrEnergo. Shnaider is also the son-in-law of Boris Birshtein and worked at Birshein’s KGB-tied Company Seabeco.
52) Eric Sitarchuk: As an attorney: Sitachuk represented Mogilevich lieutenant Jacob Bogatin during the YBM Magnex scandal, and many years later, [our future president] himself as owner of the Trump International Hotel in DC when a wine bar argues that the president’s ownership of the hotel constituted an unfair competitive advantage.
53) Roger Stone: A close [ally of our president] for decades, Stone represented [our future president] when he moved into the gambling industry in the eighties. Served as adviser to the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. Communicated directly and indirectly with Wikileaks in order to obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton and hacked emails before the election.
54) Gennady Timchenko: Yet another judoka pal of Putin’s who ended up a billionaire, in this case as chairman of the Gunvor oil-trading firm, with a net worth of $15.6 billion. Cited as a member of Putin’s inner circle, Timchenko has been subject to sanctions. As an owner of Sibur, a large gas company, he is one of the biggest clients of Navigator Holdings, a shipping firm partly owned by [our president’s] commerce secretary Wilbur Ross.
55) Vadim Trincher: Along with Alimzshan Tokhtakhounov, Anatoly Golubchik, and Hillel Nahmad, Trincher was a leader of two Russian-American organized crime families – the Taiwanchik-Trincher Organization and the Nahmad-Trincher Organization – which ran “international sports books” that laundered more than $100 million of the former Soviet Union. They operated out of the sixty-third floor of Trump Tower until they were busted in 2013.
56) Alimzhan “Taiwanchik” Tokhtakhounov: Another ringleader of the Taiwanchik-Trincher Organization, Tokhtakhounov has allegedly spent more than three decades working with Mogilevich and the Solntsevo Organization, dating back to the early eighties, when he hung out with Mogilevich and Mikhailov at the Legendary Hotel Sovietsky in the Moscow suburb of Solntsevo. He was indicted for conspiring to fix the ice-skating competition at the 2002 Winter Olympics. After the bust of the gambling ring in Trump Tower in April 2013, he surfaced in November at the Miss Universe pageant near [our future president]
57) Viktor Vekselberg: A member of Putin’s inner circle, Vekselberg is the largest shareholder in the Bank of Cyprus, investing in it at a time when Wilbur Ross, who has since become [our president’s] secretary of commerce, was the bank’s vice chairman.
58) Natalia Veselnitskaya: A Russian attorney for Denis Katsys’s Cyprus-based Prevezon Holdings, Veselnitskaya set up the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort, among others. Veselnitskaya has been an informant to Yuri Chaika, the prosecutor general of Russi. The meeting held forth the promise of handling over damaging information on Hillary Clinton to the Trump campaign, as well as addressing the possibility of lifting sanctions against Russia. Closely aligned with the Agalarovs.
59) Viktor Yanukovych: Elected president of Ukraine after being completely remade as a candidate by Paul Manafort. Earned a reputation as a “Putin puppet,” and was ousted in 2014, and exiled to Russia. Manafort, Rick Gates, and Konstantin Kilimnik all worked for Yanukovych for more than a decade – in return for tens of millions of dollars.
Comment: This book is not a book that gives you pictures of documents that proves our president colluded with Russia. It does, however, paint a very detailed picture the Russian Mafia’s place in the world in relation to our president whose reputation is one of someone who doesn’t ask questions and will go along as long as there is profit in it for him.
As a real estate developer in New York City, there is no way that our president didn’t interact with the Italian Mafia. They just operate too much of the construction industry to avoid it. Our president’s rise as an international developer was achieved because of his interactions with the Russian Mafia. Neither of these things is absolute proof that our president has been compromised by either mafia. However, there comes a point when there are just too many coincidences, and too many inferences, for one to say, “Naahh. He’s a good guy still.”
Our president was elected to his office by those, whoever they may be, who know nothing of his true nature. We’re told, if we can believe what we’ve been told, that our president didn’t conspire with Russia to gain his office. That may or may not be true, but what we know for certain is that his past has not changed. His connections to the Russian Mafia, and his desire to appear useful to both the Russian Mafia and the Russian government, are still evident to those with the motivation to find out. This book is a good place to start.