President Trump owns many pieces of real estate in which the Russians are scrambling to. The circle of wealthy buyers interested consist of billionaire Russians and a prominent Chinese businesswoman, but here’s the shocking part: Reuters recently reported that approximately 63 Russian passport holders, some with links to Russian organized crime, have already spent $100 million on Trump-branded properties. If that isn’t a red flag for the American people then we don’t know what is.
Many are questioning Trump’s ethics, and many are claiming these sales serve as evidence of a close Trump-Russian mafia relationship. Considering the way it looks, they could very well be correct.
Donald Trump is the owner of a private, family business which appears to be “surrounded by secrecy in markets that are not transparent.” said the president of Public Citizen, Robert Weissman.
Records show Trump sold real estate in Florida to a Russian ‘businessman’ Dmitry Rybolovlev for $100 million. Keep in mind the same property was sold for $41 million only four years earlier. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) questioned FBI director James Comey about the purchase:
“Would a foreign adversary’s oligarch purchasing a home in the United States for 129 percent more than the home was purchased four years before, would that be a tool that a foreign adversary would use to try to recruit, develop or bring somebody on to their side?”
James Comey refused to respond.
The entire picture is still unclear, but it looks like Trump may have a special relationship with Russia. What do you think? Is this just ‘business’?