Donald Trump’s shady business past has led to 30 years worth of dirty being amassed by Russian operatives, that’s the message Pulitzer-winning Journalist David Cay Johnston shared during an interview with CNN on Tuesday.
Johnson is no stranger to Trump’s financial dealings, having investigated the POTUS for years before writing a biography about the President of the United States.
“We know the Russians have been courting Donald, spending money on him and putting money in his pocket for more than 30 years,” he revealed. “Donald’s son, one of his sons, has said they were getting lots of money from Russians, and he’d been deeply involved with deals… with Russian gangsters.”
Johnston says there is so much dirt on President Trump that keeping track of it has become an impossible task for the POTUS.
“He believes in his own mind he’s better than the rest of us, and he should be in charge for life,” he said. “But Donald also knows that his tax returns are a real problem…. Russian money is very important to Donald’s position. And it explains why when he has no money and he had no credit, he was flush with cash through all sorts of deals as well as being bailed out a few years ago.”
Here’s the full interview:
Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns, an unprecedented move for President’s in the modern era, has raised a lot of eyebrows and even more questions. If Johnston’s comments are correct, it means Trump is compromised and working at the bidding of Vladimir Putin in an attempt to keep his potentially illegal business dealings a secret.
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