New evidence reveals Donald Trump is a financial and political puppet of Vladimir Putin’s Russia

Over the last couple of days, Russia has released stolen emails from the DNC. The FBI is investigating the hacking of the DNC servers, and the preliminary investigation has found that the servers were hacked by the Russian government, or sponsored by the Russian government. The clear beneficiary of the release of the emails is Donald Trump. We already knew something wasn’t right with Trump’s obsessive adoration of Vladimir Putin. It might be much worse than we thought. Is there something diabolical happening in Trumpville?

During the Republican Convention, Donald Trump indicated that he would walk away from NATO. His isolationist goals, sealing off the borders, abandoning trade deals, kicking out immigrants, etc tells us something. Under Trump, the United States would walk away from Europe as an active ally. This would clearly and demonstrably open up a vacuum, and open the door for increased infiltration of Russia into the financial and military policy positions of the European Union, Middle East, Africa and around the globe.

Vladimir Putin, an ex KGB guy, is for Russian economic and military dominance. Trump seems to now be a puppet for Putin, and has vowed to clear the way for the dictator to claim Europe, and return the world to the Cold War. If Trump is elected, we might expect the Soviet Union to return in one form or another. Expect the United States to shrink as a superpower and leader of the free world. This would be by design. Such is Trumps America.

Financial Ties to Putin

For two decades, Trump has made numerous trips to Moscow. Russian investors have invested in Trump’s properties around the world. Trumps son, Donald Jr. told a real estate conference that a disproportionate amount of investments comes from Russia. The Trump Soho development in Manhattan, was the hit with a series of lawsuits claiming that Trump defraud investors by making false claims on the financial health of the project. In the investigation, evidence of secret financing for the project from Russia and Kazakhstan came to light, with ties to the Russian mafia, or criminal underworld.

Let’s see…

1. Trump wants an isolationist United States.
2. Trump doesn’t speak out against Assad in Syria, who Putin is helping.
3. Trump wants to walk away from NATO, leaving Europe to Putin as far as influence goes.
4. Trump owes millions to Russia in loans. Russia is heavily invested in Trump Enterprises.
5. Paul Manafort, Trumps campaign manager worked as consultant to ex Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych.
6. Yanukovych was granted asylum from Putin after being driven from power in Ukraine.
7. Manafort was hired to clean up Yanukovych’s image in Russia, just like he’s attempting to do with Trump.
8. Trump’s tax returns would likely show his connections to and dependence on Russia and Putin.
9. Trump refuses to produce his tax returns because “It will hurt my campaign”.

Politico’s James Kirchick and TPM’s Josh Marshall have a pretty good beat on this topic. I’m still studying and watching for FBI updates, but seriously, what the hell kind of reckless megalomaniac are Republicans supporting here? This is serious stuff that needs an immediate and thorough investigation by the FBI as well as the responsibility of Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC investigative reporters. The entire backbone of the nation could at risk of being broken under a Trump regime. I seem to recall that Hitler and Stalin were aligned before Hitler screwed Russia. Historical parallels are abundant, and scary as hell.I’ve listed a few bullet points from Josh Marshall’s article to wet your whistle, but click on the links for the “Full Monty”.

1. Trumps debt load has grown dramatically over the last year, from $350 million to $630 million. His liquid assets have also decreased. Trump has been blackballed by all major US banks.

2. Post-bankruptcy Trump has been highly reliant on money from Russia. He has relied on Russian investors to buy their properties around the world.

3. Trumps Soho project was the hit with a series of lawsuits claiming fraud against investors. Emerging out of that litigation however was news about secret financing for the project from Russia and Kazakhstan. Most attention about the project has focused on the ties to the Russian criminal underworld.

“The project occasionally received unexplained infusions of cash from accounts in Kazakhstan and Russia.”

4. Trumps campaign manager and top advisor. Paul Manafort spent most of the last decade as top campaign and communications advisor for Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russian Ukrainian Prime Minister and then President whose ouster in 2014 led to the on-going crisis and proxy war in Ukraine. Yanukovych was and remains a close Putin ally.

5. Trump’s foreign policy advisor on Russia and Europe is Carter Page, a man whose entire professional career has revolved around investments in Russia and who has deep and continuing financial and employment ties to Gazprom. You can’t be involved with Gazprom without being wholly in alignment with Putin’s policies.

6. Over the course of the last year, Putin has aligned all Russian state controlled media behind Trump. Trump has repeatedly praised Putin, not only in the abstract but often for the authoritarian policies and patterns of government which have most soured his reputation around the world.

There’s more. Josh’s article goes on about Trump walking from NATO, refusing to back NATO members in the Ukraine in the event of Russian invasion, and suggests very strongly that Trump may have in fact pulled off the biggest deal of his life, by selling out the United States of America in order to eliminate his Russian debt.

Trump has recently told the public that he would “negotiate down” debt to China and elsewhere, making deals which would crash the world economy. A deal with Putin to reduce or eliminate his personal debt sounds exactly like something Trump would do. He regularly brags on how he uses the system for financial gain as he rips off others to bolster his personal wealth.While this entire article alleges something very fishy going on, it is just in the beginning stages of investigation. Trump cares about Trump. Further reading: PoliticoTalking Points MemoDaily News Bin If you enjoy Daily News Bin, consider making a contribution:




Thom Palmer
Thom Palmer (no relation to Bill Palmer) covers political topics.

117 Comments

  1. Ronald Nappier on July 28, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    The Liberal Media likes to twist facts to give their political point of view especially when their logic is grossly tainted!!!

    • dfh on July 28, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      What in this story is a lie? Support your allegations with proof. Otherwise, you sound like a right wing loon.

      • Joshua France on July 30, 2016 at 2:27 pm

        Everything in this piece is bullshit. Do your own work. You will be amazed at what you learn. This piece is a truth-twisting cluster bomb of lies meant to be so overwhelmingly wrong that nobody will take the time to break down why. It’s meant to prey on people who don’t read actual news or care about the truth. It’s also filled with typos.

        • SoSezYou on August 1, 2016 at 7:22 pm

          See, now that the shoe is on he other foot, you f’king teabaggers are NOW having to defend the abject moron you selected to lose the 2016 Presidential race. Of course you would stick your fingers in your ear because it is you baggers who are the actual sheep in this story….

        • Joey Tranchina on August 7, 2016 at 4:54 am

          You dod not contest a single element in this piece
          you merely slandered the for using sources then making typos.

          That’s how a a KGB pimp like Putin can get fools, like you, to support a traitor like Trump.

    • Nancy Birdsell on August 3, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      There is no liberal media.

    • Ntw on August 14, 2016 at 5:22 am

      Liberal media was sooo many years ago. Look at Fox ratings; MSNBC & CNN have a soft spot 4 ur comrade. You prolly have a beef with email too.

  2. Tommy Maddox on July 29, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I heard that Trump was also spotted at the Grassy Knoll. Maybe you should follow up on that as well.

    • Mark Bergman on July 31, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      I think you are right, I think cropped out of the picture with Ted Cruz dad.

    • SoSezYou on August 1, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      That’s ironic since it was your candidate who claimed Ted Cruz’s father met with Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas…yes the person you’re supporting is a twitter loon.

  3. Lara on July 29, 2016 at 8:29 am

    This is the most idiotic article I have ever read. Where is the burden of proof, like we have of all Hillary’s crimes???? SHE IS THE CRIMINAL, not Trump.

    • Jen on July 30, 2016 at 10:26 am

      Hillary’s been exonerated by both the Benghazi committee and the FBI. Did she make a mistake, sure. The burden of proof was not there. It’s over.
      Trump, on the other hand is scheduled to go on trial on Nov. 28 in San Diego for FRAUD. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/campaign-2016-donald-trump-trial-date-set-in-trump-university-lawsuit/.

      • Debra on August 1, 2016 at 8:44 pm

        Burden of proof was there but the master and all his trugs covered it up and everyone that has had the proof come up dead how can that be we wonder he needs her to carry on his work taking over are country and turning it into his world of taking everyone’s rights away she is the biggest lier and muder there is we the people need to stand up together and save are country from these dead heads

        • Paragondave on August 3, 2016 at 1:53 am

          Education…get some.

    • SoSezYou on August 1, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Yeah, where IS the burden of proof. You morons haven’t ever used any in your lives.

    • Jami on August 3, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      Lara. Provide one piece of evidence to disprove this article.
      Do your research instead of blowing it out of you ear
      Typical TRUMPSTER

  4. Thomas Ferguson on July 29, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Daily News Bin? More like Daily Trash Bin.

    • Tom Butterfly on July 29, 2016 at 10:40 am

      The proof is in his tax returns that he wont release and that’s why..!!!!! Its over trumpidiots

      • Linda Leigh on July 30, 2016 at 7:54 am

        Really? Have you seen his tax returns? If so, we want to see your proof.

      • Desert Man on July 30, 2016 at 8:53 am

        Don’t need the tax returns to evidence proof. It would have been in his financial disclosure form which would be much more detailed. I’m no Trump fan, but this article gives no proof and misleads regarding tax returns as evidence.

  5. richard p. mcarthur on July 29, 2016 at 11:36 am

    No evidence offered of debts to russia;
    Number 8 in the first list is speculative;
    Trump has not said showing his returns would hurt his campaign.

    Interesting article otherwise. But, we know hillary is a crook; we don’t have any proof trump is.

    • CY on July 30, 2016 at 1:13 am

      Trump Jr. is on record saying that they have a lot of Russia money coming in. And Donald Trymp is on record saying that he won’t show his tax returns because it will hurt him, it will cost him this election. A little research shows bad business deals, unpaid debt and hundreds of complaints and lawsuits against Trump. And Wall Street has made reference to his mounting debt.
      Do your research!

      • Joshua France on July 30, 2016 at 2:31 pm

        We did. You’re a moron and a disgrace to critical thinking.

      • Debra on August 1, 2016 at 8:52 pm

        Will smart ass where did Hillary get all her money? And how many bad deals with bad country’s has she done I bet lots I would put my bit on trump any day. When will u brain dead people wake up maybe when your good old Hillarys friends kill one of your family members then u will see what u set lose in are country it is happening very day now but you have your head up her axx to see it

    • SoSezYou on August 1, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      He isn’t a crook? Ever hear of Trump University? Or the contractors he ripped off in Atlantic City. Your problem with Trump is that there are a plethora of stories of fraud and corruption. You poor sad sap.

  6. Urcom entgarbij on July 29, 2016 at 11:49 am

    This reporting is nothing but garbage. Reporter is an illusionist living in a bubble of self serving make believe. Nothing true

  7. Dottie on July 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I still don’t see any proof looks like someone is taking options and trying to make us think it’s fact. Shoe me proof and maybe I will consider it just might be true.

    • Dottie on July 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Opinions

  8. J on July 29, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Whether this article is substantiated truth or a load of unproven facts, at least the writer has the balls to go into more detail about his findings than the critics who are leaving such weak comments why they feel this info about Trump is false. Plus he made it clear that this is just the beginning of this unfolding story. The sad truth is that all these loyal diehard Republicans are in denial that Donald Trump is the crooked, backstabbing, business cheater that he has always been. Not only will he not show his tax returns which is not mandatory for a presidential candidate but there has never been one Candidate that hasn’t never shown their returns he also has kept his college transcripts out of public records. What should someone trying to be president have to hide. U poor, ignorant republicans. You show loyalty to a man who hasn’t even been loyal to the Republican Party thru out his years in business. It’s sad how ignorant the loyal republican voter has become. God help us all if Trump becomes president.

    • Derry mraz on July 30, 2016 at 7:03 am

      So you think Killary is any better?

    • Joshua France on July 30, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      There are no, “findings” in this piece. It’s all made-up. Read the paper. Any paper.

  9. Xxx on July 30, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Bullshit

  10. Joshua France on July 30, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Nobody but the DNC has suggested that Russia is for sure the hackers. Wikileaks released the emails. This is just another sickening example of how awful and patronizing journalism has become. You are a liar and a cancer to democracy.

  11. labman57 on July 31, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Every time Trump praises Russia and/or Putin, Donnie’s accountant says “cha-ching!”

  12. Guy on August 1, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Big bullshit

  13. Bill Morton on August 2, 2016 at 6:53 am

    It is becoming very apparent that Paul Manafort and Donald Trump are under the influence of the Kremlin through their financial dealings with Russian oligarchs. Their attempt to cover up their actions in the past to keep Russia off the burner over Crimea and Trump’s statements about NATO are stances that will weigh on them in the election. This is only the beginning. The public now knows more about the true character of the candidate and his manager that have the intellectual ability to throw nothing but mud. It is an example political campaigning in true former former Soviet republic style that are style loyalty Vladimir Putin. An example is Belarus, Moldova, and Yanuykovych era Ukraine.
    There are too many Americans who are baby boomers that will be voting that will view Mr. Manafort and Donald Trump as “commie traitors” and Russian sympathizers.

  14. Geir Jacobsen on August 7, 2016 at 11:42 am

    This is a serious piece of liberal bullshit! By indicating that supporting Assad and Putin is a sign of corruption, you say that you are supporting ISIS! I love this – so easy to prove things

  15. Janet on August 25, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Thom, you don’t so much “cover” politics, as invent it. There are so many distortions, lies and errors in your article that one hardly knows where to start. But here’s a challenge: provide some links to some of your wilder assertions so we can all see where you’re getting this stuff from. Assange himself stated that the Russians weren’t the source of the DNC hack. Trump never said he wants to walk away from NATO. Just can’t read anymore of your garbage.

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