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Deutsche Bank: A Global Bank for Oligarchs — American & Russian, Part 3 

Deutsche Bank: A Global Bank for Oligarchs — American & Russian, Part 3 – WhoWhatWhy

Not only is President Donald Trump personally tied up with Deutsche Bank to the tune of $300 million, but his son-in-law Jared Kushner has his own history with the global banking colossus. Part 3…

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German Intelligence, Deutsche Bank, Oligarchs, Mafia, and FBI – 6.28.18

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FBI Entrapment – 6.27.18

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Weiner-Abedin Emails Affair is the FBI Plot – 5.26-21.18

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Search Warrant for Anthony Weiner’s Laptop Unsealed | The Epoch Times
Anthony Weiner hired investigative firm amid underage sexting scandal | Daily Mail Online
Revisiting the Weiner Laptop Surprise  |  Ricochet
Report: Girl in Weiner sexting case lied to damage Clinton | TheHill
Source: Huma Abedin “surprised” about emails on Anthony Weiner’s computer – CBS News
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FBI Severely Underreported How Many Times It Authorized Informants to Break the Law [Updated]
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Trump campaign, FBI informants, and their outing

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5.18.18 – Why is the FBI Outing Stefan Halper As Their Informant In the Trump Campaign?
F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims – The New York Times
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The FBI Informant Who Monitored the Trump Campaign, Stefan Halper, Oversaw a CIA Spying Operation in the 1980 Presidential Election
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6.27.18

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6.26.18

GOP senator places hold on Trump counterintelligence nominee | TheHill
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Early FBI contacts with Trump campaign officials analyzed; ‘Efforts to manufacture evidence’ – Washington Times
Ex-CIA director: GOP needs ‘heroes’ to put country above Trump | TheHill
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6.24.18

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3:25 AM 6/11/2018 – M.N.: Merkel gets so much mileage out of Trump-Russia affair, that it becomes increasingly…
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“I will get all of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s team to buy in on this.” …. He also performed odd jobs and hawked The Jewish Daily Forward, … (Former FBI and CIA officials support Sater’s account. …. the south tower of the World Trade Center and explodes on September 11, 2001, in New York City.

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9:50 AM 6/26/2018 – The FBI Crisis Of 2018 – News Review
11:02 AM 6/26/2018 – The FBI Crisis And The FBI Reform – News Review
10:05 AM 6/27/2018 – The German hypothesis of the Trump – Russia Affair – Update
10:05 AM 6/27/2018 – The German hypothesis of the Trump – Russia Affair – Update
10:05 AM 6/27/2018 – The German hypothesis of the Trump – Russia Affair – Update
10:05 AM 6/27/2018 – The “German Hypothesis” Of The “Trump – Russia Affair” – By Michael Novakhov – Update
1:03 PM 6/10/2018 – Merkel: “What does Putin have on you?” Trump: “None of your bidniz. You worry about…
Look to Trump, Not Trey Gowdy, to Address Bias at the FBI and DOJ – National Review
The DOJ has turned over additional FISA records to Republicans, and former intelligence officials say the … – Business Insider
DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe – PBS NewsHour
Justice Department gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe – Chicago Tribune
What did Peter Strzok do? – The Hill
Bolton in Moscow to work out details of Trump-Putin summit – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Justice Department Tells Devin Nunes It Complied With His Requests on FBI Probe – Wall Street Journal
McCarthy: Peter Strzok Likely to ‘Talk’ in Upcoming Congressional Interview – Fox News Insider
Embattled FBI agent meets with Congress behind closed doors – CNN
Mueller makes crucial headway in Russia investigation – ThinkProgress
Tech Companies Asked the FBI for Help Fighting Fake News and the FBI Told Them No – GQ Magazine
10 Signs the Government Is Spying on You (and 5 Ways They’re Already Watching You Every Day) – The Cheat Sheet
Nothing is going right for Paul Manafort lately – Vox
Mueller: Putin Ally Could Get Info About US Efforts To Stop His Ongoing Crimes – TPM
Former Omaha FBI employee’s lawsuit says she was told to wear more skirts and ‘smile occasionally’ – Omaha World-Herald
FOX NEWS FIRST: Anti-Trump FBI agent Strzok faces grilling; Big primary night for Trump bumps; Socialist shocks top … – Fox News
Lawmakers Interview FBI Agent Who Sent Anti-Trump Texts – NPR
Russian pop star at center of 2016 Trump Tower meeting story trolls US – CNN

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9:50 AM 6/26/2018 – The FBI Crisis Of 2018 – News Review
 

9:50 AM 6/26/2018 – The FBI Crisis Of 2018 – News Review
11:02 AM 6/26/2018 – The FBI Crisis And The FBI Reform – News Review
 

11:02 AM 6/26/2018 – The FBI Crisis And The FBI Reform – News Review
10:05 AM 6/27/2018 – The German hypothesis of the Trump – Russia Affair – Update
 

10:05 AM 6/27/2018 – The German hypothesis of the Trump – Russia Affair – Update
10:05 AM 6/27/2018 – The German hypothesis of the Trump – Russia Affair – Update
 

10:05 AM 6/27/2018 – The German hypothesis of the Trump – Russia Affair – Update
10:05 AM 6/27/2018 – The German hypothesis of the Trump – Russia Affair – Update
 

10:05 AM 6/27/2018 – The German hypothesis of the Trump – Russia Affair – Update
10:05 AM 6/27/2018 – The “German Hypothesis” Of The “Trump – Russia Affair” – By Michael Novakhov – Update

Beware the kaiser chiefs!  The “German Hypothesis” Of The “Trump – Russia Affair” Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks German hypothesis The German hypothesis of the Trump – Russia Affair – Google Search   mikenova shared this story . 3:25 AM 6/11/2018 – M.N.: Merkel gets so much mileage out of Trump-Russia affair, that it becomes increasingly…   mikenova shared this story from Public RSS-Feed of Mike Affair: the long planned design of the revived Abwehr to keep the US out of Ukraine (Manafort – Yanukovich Affair), and to drive the series of the geopolitical wedges to change the post-WW2 balances of powers by “soft and peaceful” (sophisticated and meticulously planned and performed, or more precisely … Continue reading“10:05 AM 6/27/2018 – The “German Hypothesis” Of The “Trump – Russia Affair” – By Michael Novakhov – Update” German hypothesis of the Trump – Russia Affair”
1:03 PM 6/10/2018 – Merkel: “What does Putin have on you?” Trump: “None of your bidniz. You worry about…
 

1:03 PM 6/10/2018 – Merkel: “What does Putin have on you?” Trump: “None of your bidniz. You worry about your own problems. See you later, Alligator!” Merkel: “In a while, Krokodile!”
Look to Trump, Not Trey Gowdy, to Address Bias at the FBI and DOJ – National Review
 


National Review
Look to Trump, Not Trey Gowdy, to Address Bias at the FBI and DOJ
National Review
This week, Gowdy did a 180: back on the warpath, slamming the politically biased Feebs over “prejudging” the outcomes of the Clinton-emails and TrumpRussia investigations and delivering a chest-beating vow that the House would “use its full arsenal of …
The DOJ has turned over additional FISA records to Republicans, and former intelligence officials say the … – Business Insider
 


Business Insider
The DOJ has turned over additional FISA records to Republicans, and former intelligence officials say the …
Business Insider
The surveillance of Trump associates was conducted as part of the department’s Russia-related investigation, which is examining whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to tilt the 2016 presidential election in his favor. The news was …and more »
DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe – PBS NewsHour
 


PBS NewsHour
DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe
PBS NewsHour
Democrats have criticized the multiple document requests, charging that they are intended to discredit the department and discredit or even undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s Russia ties and whether there …
Look to Trump, Not Trey Gowdy, to Address Bias at the FBI and DOJNational Review
The DOJ has turned over additional FISA records to Republicans, and former intelligence officials say the Business Insiderall 49 news articles »
Justice Department gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe – Chicago Tribune
 


Chicago Tribune
Justice Department gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe
Chicago Tribune
Democrats have criticized the multiple document requests, charging that they are intended to discredit the department and distract from or even undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s Russia ties and whether … and more » 

 
Look to Trump, Not Trey Gowdy, to Address Bias at the FBI and DOJNational Reviewall 67 news articles » 

What did Peter Strzok do? – The Hill
 


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What did Peter Strzok do?
The Hill
It’s also directly relevant to the FBI investigations of TrumpRussia collusion, which the IG did not examine in this report. There are multiple allegations of FBI misbehavior in that inquiry, including conspiracies to frameTrump, and improper spying 
FBI Agent Peter Strzok Expected to Speak to Congress on WednesdayCNSNews.com
Strzok To Testify In Closed Hearing WednesdayTownhall
all 16 agent Peter Strzok subpoenaed after anti-Trump text messagesUSA TODAY
Rep. DeSantis: Strzok Is ‘Walking Into a Buzzsaw’ After Being Subpoenaed to TestifyFox News Insider
all 91news articles »

Bolton in Moscow to work out details of Trump-Putin summit – Las Vegas Review-Journal
 


Las Vegas Review-Journal
Bolton in Moscow to work out details of Trump-Putin summit
Las Vegas Review-Journal
National Security Adviser John Bolton will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then head to the Kremlin for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Anticipation has been high for a possible TrumpPutin meeting as Trump seeks to …and more »
Justice Department Tells Devin Nunes It Complied With His Requests on FBI Probe – Wall Street Journal
 


Daily Mail
Justice Department Tells Devin Nunes It Complied With His Requests on FBI Probe
Wall Street Journal
The episode marked the latest turn in a long-brewing standoff between Justice Department officials and Mr. Trump’sRepublican allies in Congress, led by Mr. Nunes, who have been demanding increasingly sensitive information about the FBI’sinvestigation …
FBI Still Stonewalls Congress On Russia Investigation — More Deep State Obstruction?Investor’s Business Daily
Nunes sets new deadline for DOJ on use of FBI informantThe Hill
Rep. Nunes sets deadline for DOJ to say whether FBI used informants against TrumpKATV
LifeZette –Daily Mail
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McCarthy: Peter Strzok Likely to ‘Talk’ in Upcoming Congressional Interview – Fox News Insider
 


Fox News Insider
McCarthy: Peter Strzok Likely to ‘Talk’ in Upcoming Congressional Interview
Fox News Insider
Fox News contributor and former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy said he predicts FBI Agent Peter Strzok “will talk” when he appears before House lawmakers for an interview on Wednesday. “He talked to [Inspector General Michael] Horowitz,” McCarthy … and more » 

Embattled FBI agent meets with Congress behind closed doors – CNN
 


CNN
Embattled FBI agent meets with Congress behind closed doors
CNN
The House Judiciary and Oversight Committees are interviewing FBI agent Peter Strzok behind closed doors this morning as part of the joint investigation into the FBI’s actions in 2016. Strzok has been lambasted by Republicans — and criticized by some … 
GOP set to grill agent who vowed to stop TrumpThe Hill
Peter Strzok heading to Hill for closed-door interview with House …Fox News

Senior FBI Agent Who Criticized Trump Is Due In Congress Amid GOP OnslaughtNPR 
Washington ExaminerPolitico
 
Peter Strzok heading to Hill for closed-door interview with House lawmakersFox News
FBI agent Peter Strzok dodges Bob Goodlatte’s subpoenaWashington Examiner
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Mueller makes crucial headway in Russia investigation – ThinkProgress
 


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Mueller makes crucial headway in Russia investigation
ThinkProgress
Special Counsel Robert Mueller this week was given “total access” to the phone and personal computer of Trump ally Erik Prince, who met with a Russian official in the Seychelles shortly after the 2016 election, ABC News reported Monday. A spokesperson …
Special counsel obtains Trump ally Erik Prince’s phones, computerABC News
Mueller obtains Erik Prince’s communicationsThe Hill
Mueller obtains phone records for Trump ally Erik PrinceNew York Post 
Washington Post
 
TPMNew York Daily NewsWashington PostABC News

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Tech Companies Asked the FBI for Help Fighting Fake News and the FBI Told Them No – GQ Magazine
 


GQ Magazine
Tech Companies Asked the FBI for Help Fighting Fake News and the FBI Told Them No
GQ Magazine
To put it bluntly, Facebook still hasn’t figured out what to do about fake news stories on its site. The trolls who plagued social media during the 2016 election were consistently steps ahead of the social media giant, and the steps that the company  and more » 

10 Signs the Government Is Spying on You (and 5 Ways They’re Already Watching You Every Day) – The Cheat Sheet
 


The Cheat Sheet
10 Signs the Government Is Spying on You (and 5 Ways They’re Already Watching You Every Day)
The Cheat Sheet
Scarily enough, the American Civil Liberties Union notes the government. is slicker than you think … Here’s something even scarier: Daily Mail Online reports the government has the technology to trigger your webcam without even turning the light on
Nothing is going right for Paul Manafort lately – Vox
 


Vox
Nothing is going right for Paul Manafort lately
Vox
Manafort’s lawyers had challenged Robert Mueller’s authority to prosecute him under the special counsel regulation. But Judge Ellis concluded that Mueller’s appointment “was consistent with both the Constitution and relevant federal statutes,” so
Judge Praised by Trump for Questioning Robert Mueller’s Authority Rules That Mueller Does, In Fact, Have AuthoritySlate Magazine
A federal judge who Trump praised just denied Paul Manafort’s motion to dismiss Mueller’s charges against himBusiness Insider
Judge rejects Manafort’s effort to dismiss Mueller indictment as overreachABC News
New York TimesPoliticoThe Week Magazine
all 407 challenge to Mueller’s legitimacyPolitico
Boing BoingTPMABC News
all 276
 
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Mueller: Putin Ally Could Get Info About US Efforts To Stop His Ongoing Crimes – TPM
 


TPM
Mueller: Putin Ally Could Get Info About US Efforts To Stop His Ongoing Crimes
TPM
Special counsel Robert Mueller in court filings Tuesday raised concerns that a Russian oligarch known as “Putin’s chef” could get access — via the discovery process in the criminal case against his firm — to sensitive materials, including 
Robert Mueller says Putin associate shouldn’t see evidence in US criminal case unless he appears in courtThe Japan Timesall 3 news articles »
Former Omaha FBI employee’s lawsuit says she was told to wear more skirts and ‘smile occasionally’ – Omaha World-Herald
 


Omaha World-Herald
Former Omaha FBI employee’s lawsuit says she was told to wear more skirts and ‘smile occasionally’
Omaha World-Herald
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THE LEAD STORY – GRILLING FOR STRZOK: Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation after sending several anti-Trump text messages during the 2016 presidential election, will voluntarily …
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June 27, 20185:09 AM ET. Heard on Morning Edition · Ryan Lucas in 2018 · Ryan Lucas · Twitter. The FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation for sending anti-Trump text messages will be on Capitol Hill today.
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Washington (CNN) The Russian pop star who is said to have requested the infamous Trump Tower meeting in 2016 released a music video playing fun with about as many risqué Trump stories as he could fit in a three-minute time span. The Azerbaijan-born …
Trump Tower-Linked Russian Pop Star Releases ‘Pee Tape’ Music Video With (Fake) Trump, Ivanka, & Stormy DanielsDaily Beast
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“With Canada?” —Philip Roth, The Plot Against America

Tablet MagazineJun 17, 2018
Until the advent of Mikhail S. Gorbachev, no large and glorious empire in all of history had ever decided of its own volition to dismantle itself.

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Donald Trump and the 1930s playbook: liberal democracy comes …

Financial TimesJun 22, 2018
Others believed she was telling the world what she thought of her marriage. … called for a “census” of Roma citizens evoking Italy’s fascist-era registry of Jews. … Russia’s president and Nato’s consistent ill-wisher, either before or after … for Roberto Saviano, the anti-mafia author of the Gomorrah series, after …

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Tony Blair is not the Messiah – but he’s right about the mess we’re in

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The new political battle is between open and closed, global and national … Donald Trump isn’t a Republican – he’s a businessman who wants to close the competition. … care what he gets up to, and friendship with a Russian regime which is … and never mind the cartels and the Mafia and the sex traffickers.

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How football’s World Cup fell into the hands of autocracy

Financial TimesJun 5, 2018
Sepp Blatter, president of the game’s global authority Fifa, opened … collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign for the US … The FBI prosecuted soccer officials under US racketeering laws, in effect, treating Fifa as a mafia. … Born in southwestern France in 1945 to German-Jewish refugees, …

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Think You Know How Deep TrumpRussia Goes? Think Again: This …

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Perhaps the main problem with coverage of Trump’s Russia ties is that many … picture can be harder than ever, even with the most-covered story in the world. … and the Russian mafia and each other and Trumpproperties, we pass out of the …… PUTIN gain influence over Russia’s Jewish community, with …

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The Countless Israeli Connections to Mueller’s Probe of Trump and …

HaaretzMay 26, 2018
Who is Joel Zamel, the Australian-Israeli linked to Mueller’s Trump Probe? … have developed an international reputation for election campaigns; many are …. the Russian Jewish Congress, headed by Israeli-Russian oligarch Vladimir … has named as a lieutenant for Russia mafia kingpin Sergei Mogilevich.

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Know Your Oligarch: A Guide to the Jewish Billionaires in the Trump …

HaaretzMay 23, 2018
The special prosecutor’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election offers an …. Forbes lists him as the 48th richest man in the world. … chauffeur, who had risen through the company ranks, was a Russian mafia boss.

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George Soros: ‘Trump would like to establish a mafia state’

POLITICO.euJan 25, 2018
“In the United States, President Trump would like to establish a mafia state, but can’t,” the financier George Soros told the World Economic …

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New Book Documents Trump’s Long Relationship with Russian Mafia

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“That was Trump’s introduction into this world of Russian criminal money,” Hettena argued. “It continued in Trump Tower, it continued in his …

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Cranks have turned the world upside down – it’s time to fight back

The GuardianMar 17, 2018
Until the moment Trump was elected American politicians and … to arrange and conceal: the Jews or the “Zionists”, as they say today. … Jews. Corbyn eggs them on by saying that “Russian mafia-like groups” may be behind it.
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How football’s World Cup fell into the hands of autocracy

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Sepp Blatter, president of the game’s global authority Fifa, opened envelopes to reveal that Russia and Qatar would host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. … officials under US racketeering laws, in effect, treating Fifa as a mafia. … Born in southwestern France in 1945 to German-Jewish refugees, he grew up …

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“With Canada?” —Philip Roth, The Plot Against America

Tablet MagazineJun 17, 2018
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Tony Blair is not the Messiah – but he’s right about the mess we’re in

Mirror.co.ukJun 27, 2018
The new political battle is between open and closed, global and … care what he gets up to, and friendship with a Russian regime which is willing … cost us £11billion, and Jews, Muslims, Romanians and Caribbeans are equally unwelcome. … and never mind the cartels and the Mafia and the sex traffickers.

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Gangsters of the Mediterranean

The AtlanticNov 10, 2017
Beyond his island refuge, he was said to control a global network of …. was multi-ethnic—Russians, Georgians, Ukrainians, Armenians, Jews. …. “We had accepted the idea that the world of the Russian mafia was like that,” …

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The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia review – a kleptocracy in the making

The GuardianApr 8, 2018
Kirill was a Muscovite, intellectual and Jewish, all characteristics likely to attract … Thieves are mythologised in Russia, much in the way the mafia are in … By the end of the Soviet Union, the criminal world and the security …

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Donald Trump and the 1930s playbook: liberal democracy comes …

Financial TimesJun 22, 2018
Others believed she was telling the world what she thought of her marriage. … called for a “census” of Roma citizens evoking Italy’s fascist-era registry of Jews. … Russia’s president and Nato’s consistent ill-wisher, either before or after … for Roberto Saviano, the anti-mafia author of the Gomorrah series, after …

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US targets ‘Thieves-in-Law,’ Russian mafia royalty

The Times of IsraelDec 23, 2017
And in doing so, Washington seems to be confirming that the threat posed by the fabled “Russian mafia” from the former Soviet republics is a …

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Is New BBC Hit TV Show ‘McMafia’ anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli? Its …

HaaretzJan 9, 2018
… accusations that McMafia – set in the world of international organized crime and featuring an Anglo-Russian Jewish protagonist – is anti-Semitic and …. BBCs #McMafia depicts Britain as a playground for Russian gangsters.

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TV Review: ‘McMafia’ on AMC

VarietyFeb 23, 2018
The story follows the Godman family, RussianJewish expatriates in … This quest takes Alex and Semiyon from a global fund based in the United … in their complementary portraits of gangsterssurveying the end of their reign.
McMafia Is Just Okay
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Know Your Oligarch: A Guide to the Jewish Billionaires in the Trump …

HaaretzMay 23, 2018
The special prosecutor’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election offers an …. Forbes lists him as the 48th richest man in the world. … chauffeur, who had risen through the company ranks, was a Russian mafia boss.
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Donald Trump Associate Felix Sater Is Linked to the Mob and the CIA …

NewsweekJun 7, 2018
In the two years since the TrumpRussia scandal exploded into the … He also performed odd jobs and hawked The Jewish Daily Forward, …

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Not to Be Outdone by Trump, Italy Flirts, Dangerously, With Fascism

HaaretzJun 20, 2018
Even though, as a Jew growing up in Italy, I had already had multiple … The renowned left-leaning anti-mafia writer Roberto Saviano (who lives … as a role model and has close political ties to RussianPresident Vladimir Putin …

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“With Canada?” —Philip Roth, The Plot Against America

Tablet MagazineJun 17, 2018
No one is going to liken Donald Trump and his manner of doing things to Gorbachev and his own manner. And yet, it may be that, in some …

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A New Revolution in Mexico

The New YorkerJun 18, 2018
Sick of corruption and of Trump, voters embrace the maverick leftist Andrés … Proclaiming a “people’s struggle” against the country’s “power mafia,” Andrés … way Hitler and the Nazis referred to the Jews, just before undertaking the …. from Russia in a submarine” and calling himself “Andrés Manuelovich.

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Jewish Insider’s Daily Kickoff: June 7, 2018

HaaretzJun 7, 2018
MUELLER WATCH — “Ivanka Trump Was In Contact With A Russian …. showed how the management of Argentine football is a huge mafia,” …

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Donald Trump and the 1930s playbook: liberal democracy comes …

Financial TimesJun 22, 2018
said graffiti on the back of Melania Trump’s coat as she boarded the … for a “census” of Roma citizens evoking Italy’s fascist-era registry of Jews. … Russia’s president and Nato’s consistent ill-wisher, either before or after the Nato meeting. … for Roberto Saviano, the anti-mafia author of the Gomorrah series, …

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See the Richest Members of Donald Trump’s Family Today

The Cheat SheetJun 3, 2018
While in recent years, Donald Trump’s net worth has gone up and down, either …. however, and gave land for the construction of Beach Haven Jewish Center. … He has faced criticism for meeting with a Russian lawyer who …
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The True Stories Behind 2018’s Biggest Mafia Biopic

Refinery29Jun 14, 2018
Notably, Gotti wasn’t born into the mob — he was born into poverty. … Victoria DiGiorgio, the daughter of a RussianJewish immigrant mother …

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Donald Trump Associate Felix Sater Is Linked to the Mob and the CIA …

NewsweekJun 7, 2018
“I will get all of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s team to buy in on …. He also performed odd jobs and hawked The Jewish Daily Forward, …

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Jewish Insider’s Daily Kickoff: June 7, 2018

HaaretzJun 7, 2018
MUELLER WATCH — “Ivanka Trump Was In Contact With A Russian …. showed how the management of Argentine football is a huge mafia,” …

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Out of prison, notorious Russian mobster yearns to return home

The Times of IsraelJan 27, 2018
Boris Nayfeld, who came to New York with other Jewish emigres, is at … enforcer and narcotics distributor” for the Russian mafia in a 1997 US …

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“With Canada?” —Philip Roth, The Plot Against America

Tablet MagazineJun 17, 2018
… the other, the pro-Russian American and the pro-American Russian. …. something lower still—to a mafia enterprise, requiring ceremonies of …

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Is Israel becoming a mafia state?

The Times of IsraelSep 10, 2017
Russian-born woman objected: “That is really offensive. … DC, I found myself talking to a Jewishwoman who works in the US government.

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US targets ‘Thieves-in-Law,’ Russian mafia royalty

The Times of IsraelDec 23, 2017
And in doing so, Washington seems to be confirming that the threat posed by the fabled “Russian mafia” from the former Soviet republics is a …

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Airless GOTTI Ensures The Teflon Don Bores You Silly

ComicsVerseJun 18, 2018
… to play a half Italian half RussianJewish housewife in the mid-60s forward. … John Gotti was a member of a Mafia crime family from the 60s …

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Is McMafia about me?

Jewish ChronicleFeb 2, 2018
Isaac Babel told stories of Jewish gangsters in his Tales of Odessa; the … had Jewish Russians in fits of laughter, such as when Alex Godman, …

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Glorious times of Russian mafia: Boris Nayfeld, Razhden Shulaya and …

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Glorious times of Russian mafia: Boris Nayfeld, Razhden Shulaya and … in the late 1970s amid a wave of emigration of Jews from the USSR …
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It sounded like an exhausted parent scolding a tantrum-prone toddler with a penchant for tossing toys from his stroller.

In November 2008, Steven Molo, an attorney for Deutsche Bank, wrote a letter to the Supreme Court of New York about one of the company’s most troublesome clients. At issue was $640 million that client had borrowed in 2005 to fund construction of a new hotel in Chicago. The client had personally guaranteed the loan, but a few years later, the Great Recession devastated the economy, and he defaulted on his payment, with $330 million outstanding. Deutsche was seeking an immediate $40 million from the client, plus interest, legal fees and costs.

The debtor in question: Donald Trump, the future president of the United States.

Instead of paying up, the New York real estate mogul countersued, claiming the 2008 crash was a force majeure event—one that Deutsche had helped precipitate. Therefore, he argued, he wasn’t obliged to pay back the money. Instead, he claimed Deutsche owed him money—about $3 billion in damages.

In response, Molo drew up a withering document, contrasting Trump’s frivolous writ with his long career of boasting about how rich he was:

Trump proclaims himself “the archetypal businessman, a deal-maker without peer.” Trump has stated in court he is worth billions of dollars. In addition to substantial cash, personal investments and various other tangible assets, he maintains substantial interests in numerous extraordinary properties in New York and around the country.

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Those assets included hotel projects in seven U.S. cities, as well as in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Canada, Panama and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the lawyer noted. There were also casinos and golf courses scattered all over the world.

The same day Trump argued that the Great Recession meant he didn’t need to pay back his debts, he gave an interview to The Scotsman newspaper. After a two-year fight, he had gotten approval from the Scottish government for a new resort near Balmedie in Aberdeenshire—and he was thrilled. “The world has changed financially, and the banks are all in such trouble,” he told the paper, “but the good news is that we are doing very well as a company, and we are in a very, very strong cash position.” Trump said he didn’t have any exposure to the stock market, had bought the Scottish land for cash and was now well placed to build “the world’s greatest golf course.” Two weeks later, George Sorial, a Trump Organization executive, assured The Scotsman that the tycoon had a billion dollars earmarked for the course.

If those statements weren’t damning enough, Molo’s affidavit cited the real estate tycoon’s literary works, which summarized his insouciant attitude toward paying back other people’s money. Trump, the attorney observed, provided extensive advice on how to do business in his half-dozen or so books. In How to Get Rich, Trump advises readers to use the courts to “be strategically dramatic.” In Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and in Life, he boasts of how he “love[s] to crush the other side and take the benefits.” Trump’s strategy—honed during his terrible financial struggles with lenders during the 1990s—“was to turn it back on the banks…. I figured it was the bank’s problem, not mine,” Molo quoted him as saying, in connection with unpaid debt.

As a result of these maneuvers, by the mid-2000s, U.S. financial institutions had stopped lending to Trump for his building projects. Deutsche was the only one still willing to work with him.

After Trump burned the bank, Deutsche shunned him as well. But Trump soon found a creative way to get off its blacklist—and return to solvency.

‘Are You Fucking Kidding Me?’

Two years after Molo wrote his letter to the court, Trump settled his feud with the German bank. How he did it was bizarre: He paid back Deutsche with a massive lifeline—from Deutsche. Only this time he eschewed its real estate team—which wanted nothing to do with him—and got a loan from its private wealth division. This group typically deals with high-net-worth individuals, not real estate transactions, but in 2010 it not only lent him the money he owed its real estate team but also reportedlygave Trump another $25 million to $50 million in credit.

Deutsche employees in New York were surprised by the bank’s decision. When asked whether it was normal to give more money to a customer who was a bad credit risk and liked to sue, one former senior staff member at the bank put it succinctly: “Are you fucking kidding me?”

Over the next few years, the money kept rolling in for Trump. He took out two mortgages against a resort in Miami and a $170 million loan to finish his hotel in Washington, D.C. According to Bloomberg, by the time Trump was elected president of the United States in November 2016, he owed Deutsche around $300 million, an unprecedented debt for an incoming president. (His June financial disclosure showed he owes the bank $130 million, which is due in full in 2024.)

The loans to Trump weren’t the only abnormal behavior at Deutsche. Around the same time he received his new line of credit, the bank was laundering money, according to the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS). Russian money. Billions of dollars that flowed from Moscow to London, then from London to New York—part of a scheme for which European and American regulators eventually punished the bank.

Real estate developer and president-elect Donald Trump poses for portrait at his office at Trump Tower, in New York, on November 21, 2016. David Hume Kennerly/Getty

Was the timing of this illicit operation and the loans to Trump coincidental? Or evidence of something more sinister—a critical chapter in the president’s long history of suspicious business deals with Russian and post-Soviet oligarchs? In January, Trump claimed the former, tweeting in his usual bombastic style: “I have nothing to do with Russia—no deals, no loans, no nothing.” But the president’s refusal to accept the assessment of his intelligence agencies—that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election—has, among other things, fueled suspicions about his ties to Russia.

Robert Mueller is now trying to find out the truth about those suspicions. The special counsel is investigating Russian interference—from the hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to alleged coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow. So far, his team has charged key Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates with money laundering, as well as other offenses. He’s also gotten two former advisers, Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos, to plead guilty to lying to the FBI and cooperate with the probe.

Now, however, Mueller appears to be following the money, trying to determine if Trump has a financial connection to Russia—one that might at least partly explain his behavior. In December, the German newspaper Handelsblatt reported that the special counsel’s office has subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, demanding data and documents related to people or entities tied to the president and those close to him. The White House says the subpoena doesn’t directly pertain to Trump or his family’s accounts. But if the president has a dark Russian secret, the German banking giant’s money-laundering scandal may be key to finding out what it is.

Friends With Kremlin Benefits

The story of how Deutsche became embroiled in the Trump-Russia probe dates back to 2005, when the German lender bought UFG, a boutique investment bank, to acquire an entry point into Moscow. UFG’s co-founder and chairman was Charles Ryan, a charming American banker with libertarian views. Ryan’s partner was Boris Fyodorov, a finance minister under former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. The bank straddled West and East, and was international and local.

The man behind Deutsche Bank’s aggressive expansion was Anshu Jain, its future co-CEO. He persuaded Ryan to stay on and head up Deutsche’s new Moscow office, and he came up with a controversial strategy to tap into potentially huge Russian profits: forge relationships with state partners. He wanted, in effect, to become friends with the Kremlin. One way of doing this was to hire people with connections. Among them: Russia’s most powerful banker, Andrey Kostin, who had served as a Soviet diplomat in Sydney and London. (Intelligence sources think he was a KGB spy. Like many others who spoke to me for this story, they did so anonymously because they weren’t authorized to talk to the press.) In the 1990s, he became head of Vnesheconombank (VEB), a state development institution described by one former CIA analyst as the “Kremlin’s cookie jar.” Then Vladimir Putin made Kostin head of Vneshtorgbank (VTB), another state-run bank, after which Kostin expanded it to operate in 19 countries.

VTB worked in many countries with minimal oversight, which meant the Kremlin could use it for espionage. In 2005, VTB absorbed two banks traditionally used in Soviet times for spying and shifting currency to Western communist parties. These were the Moscow Narodny Bank, based in London, and Euro-bank, in Paris.

Meanwhile, Jain and Deutsche Bank recruited Kostin’s 20-something son, Andrey. In spring of 2007, the young Kostin moved from a posting in London to Deutsche Bank in Moscow.

Suddenly, Kostin’s son got massive flows of business, a high-level banking source told me. And it appeared his father may have helped: Deutsche did a series of lucrative trades with VTB. According to the source, the German bank’s Moscow subsidiary began posting profits of $500 million to $1 billion a year, with VTB generating somewhere between 50 and 80 percent of all revenue.

Anshu Jain, the former co-chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank AG, poses for a photograph at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit in London, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Jain came up with a controversial strategy to tap into potentially huge Russian profits: forge relationships with state partners. He wanted, in effect, to become friends with the Kremlin. Jason Alden/Bloomberg/Getty

Other investment banks based in Moscow were chagrined and suspected that Deutsche owed its success to its alliance with Russian state interests. “They were doing some very curious things,” says Christopher Barter, the CEO of Goldman Sachs Moscow at the time. “Nobody could make sense of their business. We found the nature and concentration of their business with VTB quite galling. Nobody else could touch VTB.”

Everyone in Moscow understood that VTB was more than a bank. It had ties to Russian intelligence. Putin’s Federal Security Service (FSB) spy chief, Nikolai Patrushev, and his successor, Alexander Bortnikov, both sent their sons to work at VTB. The bank’s deputy chief executive, Vasily Titov, chaired the FSB’s public council.

VTB may have also had contacts with Trump associates, according to The New York Times. In November 2015, a few months after Trump announced he was running for president, one of his business partners, Felix Sater, wrote an email to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, saying VTB had agreed to bankroll a Trump Tower Moscow project. Trump signed a letter of intent for the deal. When the project stalled, Cohen tried reaching out to Putin’s spokesperson, Dmitri Peskov, to help jump-start it. But it ultimately failed.

Kostin, the VTB banker, says he doesn’t know Sater and never had any role in the real estate deal. “We never, ever heard about this case,” he told the Times. “It’s absolutely wrong information; it’s absolutely fake news.”

During those negotiations, Sater—the son of a Russian mafia boss—saw things differently. “Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it,” he wrote to Cohen about the Trump Tower Moscow plans. “I will get all of Putin’s team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”

Shady Trades and Endless Vodka Shots

Well before Sater went looking for a deal there, the Russian capital was awash with petrodollars and opportunity. At the start of the new millennium, Moscow was an alluring destination for Western expatriates. Especially for young single males. There were the devushki—long-legged Russian girls, some from Moscow, some newly arrived from the provinces—who were keen to meet foreigners and practice their English. There were the nightclubs, the parties, fueled by toasts and endless vodka shots. And the friendships, always more intense than those at home.

But there was a dark side to this new Russia—as one of those attracted by its offer of riches discovered. Tim Wiswell grew up in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, about 100 miles northeast of New York City. He was more of a repatriate than an expat: His father had worked in oil and gas in Russia. When he was 17, Wiswell spent a year at the Anglo-American School in Moscow and then returned to the United States for college. In his mid-20s, Wiswell went back to Moscow and got a job with Alfa, the private bank owned by the oligarch Mikhail Fridman. From there, he moved to Deutsche Bank. By age 29, he was head of Russian equities. He found a Russian girlfriend—Natalia Makosiy, an art historian whom he met at a Moscow dinner party and later married.

In the wake of the 2007-2008 crash, profits from the bank’s Russian business plummeted. Traders were now under pressure to increase revenue. But after Wiswell took over around 2009, business was suddenly improving. And Barter suspects that “something nefarious” was going on at Deutsche during that time period.

After the crash, Barter says, he was approached by “broker types, not very senior,” seeking to do large, unexplained volumes of trades with Goldman Sachs. These were on behalf of major Russian clients. The brokers declined to identify their counterparties. Their names were concealed beneath “shell company after shell company,” Barter says, making a due diligence impossible. He turned this business down “in five seconds.”

The same entities approached Wiswell and company, and got better results. Between 2011 and February 2015, Wiswell presided over a money-laundering scheme run from the equities desk of Deutsche Bank’s Moscow office, according to a report from the DFS, and more than $10 billion was shifted from Russia to the West.

The method was simple but effective. In Moscow, a Russian client bought blue-chip Russian stocks from Deutsche Bank Moscow in companies like Gazprom or Sberbank. The payments were in rubles. The size of a typical order was $2 million to $3 million. Shortly afterward, a non-Russian “customer” sold exactly the same number of securities to Deutsche Bank in London, paying in dollars.

Deutsche Bank AG’s regional head office on Wall Street. Deutsche Bank sued Donald Trump in 2008 for defaulting on a $640 million loan. Deutsche later bailed Trump out through its own private wealth division. Ullstein Bild/Getty

There was no economic logic to these “mirror trades,” the DFS report found. The buyers and sellers were ostensibly different, but in reality, one in the same. At least 12 entities used the scheme to surreptitiously convert rubles into dollars. The money was interred in offshore accounts. Those involved moved billions out of one Deutsche location in Moscow to another location in New York through offshore territories such as Cyprus and the British Virgin Islands. There were nearly 6,000 of such transactions, and nobody in New York, London, Frankfurt or any other international financial centers seemed to notice.

When outsiders raised concerns—like a European bank, for example—Wiswell swatted them aside. The DFS report said he told the European bank not to worry. Wiswell approved the trades with anonymous Russian clients. He “threatened” and browbeat his colleagues on several occasions, a New York regulator said, according to the report, “when it appeared they had not moved quickly enough to facilitate transactions.”

In Moscow, Wiswell’s 20-person equities desk was made up of Russians and Americans. One of its duties was to keep clients happy. That might mean extravagant skiing trips and visits to elite nightclubs. One of Wiswell’s business (and skiing) partners was Dmitry Perevalov, the owner of a Moscow fund called Lanturno. About seven years ago, for his 40th birthday, Perevalov flew a group of people on a private jet to Mauritius. The jet belonged to the Russian Orthodox Church’s most important bishop, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, but Perevalov chartered it for the occasion. His guests stayed at the luxurious Four Seasons hotel in Anahita, on the east coast of the Indian Ocean island. Some invitees scarcely knew their host, a former bartender. Those who were his friends—including Wiswell—called him Dima.

One guest who met Wiswell at the party described him as charismatic and charming, a tall, handsome, all-American guy. This person also said Wiswell came across as a “major lightweight” in terms of banking and finance. “He had nothing special going for him. I remember him speaking pretty poor Russian. We wondered whether he was doing kosher business.”

Perevalov flew in a popular performer to crown his birthday celebration—the Russian rapper Timati, who gave a concert. Under a starry sky, guests danced to Timati’s hit “Welcome to St. Tropez”:

Too much money in the bank account

Hands in the air

Make you scream and shout

Drinks, private villas, waterskiing in the lagoon—everything was taken care of. “I was wondering: Who the fuck is paying for all this?” the guest told me. “It was crazy.”

Lightweight or not, Wiswell was getting rich. While the mirror trades were happening, Wiswell’s wife became the owner of two offshore companies—one in the British Virgin Islands, one in Cyprus. In 2015, a counterparty paid $250,000 into her account. This was for “financial consulting.” Similar payments, totaling $3.8 million, were made through two companies in Belize. These payments were “undisclosed compensation,” the DFS found—“a bribe.” Which bank cleared them? Deutsche Bank in New York.

Andrey Kostin, chief executive officer of VTB Bank PJSC, poses for a photograph following a Bloomberg Television interview in Davos, Switzerland, on January 20, 2016. Russia’s most powerful banker, Kostin, had served as a Soviet diplomat in Sydney and London. (Intelligence sources think he was a KGB spy.) Vladimir Putin made Kostin head of state-run VTB Bank, after which Kostin expanded it to operate in 19 countries. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg/Getty

According to journalist Ed Caesar, there were further payments made to the Wiswells. The idea of the money was “to hook you, so you are not going to do unexpected things,” one Moscow broker told Caesar in an article published in The New Yorker. These payments were always made in cash and always delivered in a bag.

The end of this scheme came in August 2015, when Deutsche Bank suspended Wiswell and then fired him. After that, he disappeared. There were Facebook postings from Southeast Asia and Bali, where the Wiswells went with their two small children. (He is now allegedly back in Moscow.) His lawyer, Ekaterina Dukhina, declined to comment on his case, but in his wrongful-dismissal suit against Deutsche, Wiswell said he was merely the fall guy for the bank’s wrongdoing. He also claimed that around 20 colleagues, including two senior managers in London, knew all about the trades.

The scandal was a grievous blow to Deutsche Bank’s reputation. And an expensive one. About 10 days before Trump’s inauguration, the DFS—which has the power to suspend any bank with a branch in New York—fined the bank $475 million. London’s Financial Conduct Authority imposed a £163 million ($218 million) penalty. (The Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York are still investigating the bank’s role in the scandal.

The bank carried out an internal review, which didn’t identify the Russians behind the scheme. It’s still unclear who they were or where the billions went. Or where the money came from in the first place.

What is clear, however, from the DFS report and conversations with sources in Moscow is that a Kremlin bank, VTB, run by proxies of the FSB, had seemingly captured Deutsche Bank’s Moscow outpost. The German bank’s London and New York divisions were economic beneficiaries of this arrangement, as they facilitated the illegal flight of capital by some well-connected Kremlin insiders.

While this was going on, Deutsche Bank in New York was lending hundreds of millions of dollars to the future American president, a man known to be litigious and a credit risk. My Guardian colleague Nick Hopkins and I wanted to find out if Trump’s loans and the money-laundering scandal were connected. But Deutsche Bank stonewalled us; its policy was to say nothing about its clients, including the president.

THE RUSSIAN LAUNDROMAT

In late 2016, that question and others led Hopkins and me to a man now at the center of Mueller’s inquiry: Christopher Steele. This was before the world knew he was behind the famous dossier, raw intelligence alleging, among other things, that Russian intelligence had years of compromising information on Trump, some of it sexual in nature. Hopkins knew Steele, but neither of us were aware of what he was sitting on in that dossier.

We met on a Thursday afternoon, weeks before Christmas, when London’s streets were crowded with shoppers. Steele had agreed to chat over 4 o’clock tea. We tried a café and wine bar called Balls Brothers—and found a tucked-away table. I went to the bar and came back with drinks: beer for Steele, Coke for Nick, pot of tea for me.

Steele clearly likes being in the shadows, away from publicity or fuss. In the world of corporate intelligence, the fewer people who know what you are doing, the better. “Have you heard of me?” he asked.

I confessed I hadn’t. I knew most of the people in London who were focused on Russia, but not Steele.

“Good,” he said. “That’s how I like it.”

For the next 45 minutes or so, we asked Steele about Trump’s connections to Moscow. He offered helpful hints about following the money but little more.

In addition to questions about Deutsche Bank, we inquired about another Russian money-laundering operation, one that involved Putin’s cousin Igor. Between 2010 and 2014, Moscow bankers were sending cash out of the country through something called the Global Laundromat—a scheme that cleaned at least $20 billion, according to investigators in Moldova and the Balkans, though the true figure may be much greater.

This is how it worked: Shell companies in the United Kingdom “lent” money to one another, at least on paper. Russian businesses underwrote these “loans.” Company A would default on paying back Company B. Typically, a Moldovan citizen was involved. The companies would obtain a court judgment in Moldova asking the Russian firms to settle the debt. And voilà! The Russian businesses would legally transfer hundreds of millions of dollars to a bank in Moldova’s capital, Chisinau. From Chisinau, the money went to a bank in Latvia, Trasta Komercbanka. From there, the cash went everywhere, to 92 countries, much of it vanishing offshore.

The Latvian bank required a corresponding Western financial institution to process its dollar-denominated transactions. Most U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase, refused to offer banking services to Trasta, given the city of Riga’s reputation as a European money-laundering hub. Only two Western banks agreed, according to Moldovan and Latvian investigators. Both were German: Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank. Once again, Deutsche was the entry point for criminal Russian money into the global financial system, the investigators found. (The bank severed its relationship with Trasta shortly before Latvian officials shut down the bank in 2016 for money laundering.) According to the DFS, Deutsche was reluctant to classify Russia as a “high-risk” location for money laundering.

Sergei Gorkov, chairman of Vnesheconombank (VEB Bank), which Andrey Kostin had run and whom Putin had promoted. Gorkov met directly with Jared Kushner in New York. Dmitry Astakhov/TASS/Getty

When Hopkins and I asked Deutsche Bank about the scandal, we were rebuffed. So we talked to current and former Deutsche Bank staff. According to one senior ex-employee, who worked in equities in Asia and New York, the bank’s problems went way beyond these scams. The 2008 crash hit Deutsche Bank hard, the employee said. In order to cover up holes in the balance sheet, a few members of staff took part in risky, complex and possibly illegitimate forms of finance. These practices were extensive, the person alleged. They might have involved innovative and opaque ways of getting outside parties to underwrite risky loans, the banker added, using structures to disguise who ultimately are the lenders and the beneficiaries.

Such impenetrable structures have led some to wonder whether Deutsche’s unusual loans to Trump and its Russian money-laundering schemes were connected.

Adding to the intrigue: the statements of Trump’s own children. In May, for instance, golf writer James Dodson said that during an interview more than three years ago, Trump’s son Eric boasted that his father’s company had access to Russian money. “We don’t rely on American banks,” Dodson said Trump told him. “We have all the funding we need out of Russia.” (Eric Trump later denied he made this claim.) Years earlier, at a real estate conference in 2008, Donald Trump Jr. said, “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets.” He later added, “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”

In an interview with Prospect magazine, Richard Dearlove, the former head of British secret intelligence service MI6, summed up the suspicions surrounding the alleged connection between Trump, Russia and Deutsche Bank. “What lingers for Trump may be what deals—on what terms—he did after the financial crisis of 2008 to borrow Russian money when others in the West would not lend to him.”

According to our sources inside Deutsche Bank, Trump’s bid to become president made him a politically exposed person, or PEP. Banks scrutinize such individuals carefully because they’re often targets for illicit financial schemes. Deutsche reviewed its lending to Trump and his relatives. Its goal was to discover if there was a Russian connection to Trump’s loans. The DFS also requested information from the bank about its dealings with Russia. The sources were vague about the review, who carried it out and what its precise conclusions were. But they insist that no trail to Moscow was ever discovered.

Other sources suggest the review was cursory, but Deutsche hasn’t released any information about it, so there’s no way to evaluate either claim. Meanwhile, Trump refuses to release his tax filings, breaking decades of precedent.

Over the past year, U.S. lawmakers such as Maxine Waters, the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, have urged the bank to privately hand over its internal review—along with information about Trump’s accounts—but Deutsche declined to do so, citing privacy rules.

Now, nearly a year after BuzzFeed published Steele’s dossier, the bank is handing records over to Mueller, as the special counsel tries to figure out if there is a connection between the Russian laundromat and the president of the United States.

THEY WENT TO JARED

The special counsel’s inquiry could also reach people in Trump’s orbit. Many were clients of Deutsche Bank—and also credit risks. Among them is Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, who is trying to salvage a massive—and reportedly imperiled—investment in 666 Fifth Avenue, a prominent piece of Manhattan real estate. His relationship with Deutsche emerged in 2013, when he apparently ordered a flattering profile of Trump’s wealth manager, Rosemary Vrablic, by his newspaper, The New York Observer.

In a letter this spring to Bill Woodley, Deutsche Bank’s U.S. CEO, Senator Chris Van Hollen expressed concerns about the bank’s lending to Kushner, who had a $25 million line of credit with the German institution. In October 2016, it loaned him $285 million. The cash was used to replace an existing loan on the old New York Times building, which Kushner had bought the previous year from Lev Leviev, a businessman from the former Soviet Union.

The bank made the loan at a time when Kremlin representatives were eager to speak to Trump’s son-in-law, according to a timeline laid out in Kushner’s testimony to Congress. In April, he first met Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, when Trump gave his foreign policy speech at D.C.’s Mayflower Hotel—just a handshake and pleasantries, Kushner said. Next came a meeting at Trump Tower with Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Moscow lawyer who sat down with Kushner, Manafort and Trump Jr. They talked about dirt on Hillary Clinton and repealing the Magnitsky Act, an Obama-era law that leveled sanctions against Russians accused of human rights abuses. Then, on November 16, Kislyak got in touch again. By this point, it was clear that Kushner would become senior adviser to the president.

There was another Kushner-Kislyak meeting, on December 1 at Trump Tower. Flynn, Trump’s adviser, was present too, as Kushner made an unusual proposal: He asked Kislyak if it would be possible to set up a secret and secure communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin. The purpose, it seems, was to keep their conversations hidden from the outgoing Obama administration and U.S. intelligence. Could this be done, Kushner wondered, by using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States? The inquiry was staggeringly naïve. If Kushner or Flynn were to drop by the Russian Embassy, U.S. intelligence would certainly notice.

The FBI hadn’t bugged that conversation but learned of it when Kislyak reported to his superiors back in Moscow. According to FBI intercepts of those Russian communications, Kislyak was taken aback by Kushner’s request. It was unlikely Moscow would allow any American to use its encrypted networks. The Trump transition team said nothing about these secret negotiations. One person who knew the details was so alarmed he sent The Washington Post an anonymous note about it, explaining what had happened.

Russia, it seemed, didn’t need to expend much effort to get close to Trump’s aides. Kislyak came up with a suggestion of his own, according to Kushner’s testimony. Perhaps Kushner would like to meet with another person from Moscow, someone with “a direct relationship” to Putin?

During a meeting between Kislyak and Kushner’s assistant, Avi Berkowitz, on December 12, they agreed on the details of this meeting. Putin’s emissary turned out to be a banker, or, more accurately, a banker-spy. His name was Sergey Gorkov, and he was the head of VEB, the state development bank, which Kostin had run, and whose board Putin had chaired during his four years as prime minister. He had trained in the 1990s at the FSB’s academy before joining energy company Yukos and state-run Sberbank. Like VTB, Sberbank was allegedly an arm of the Kremlin. It was the official sponsor of the 2013 Miss Universe contest in Moscow, attended by Trump and hosted by Emin Agalarov, the pop-star son of Aras Agalarov, who worked with Trump to bring the pageant to Russia. Eight days after the contest, Sberbank announced it was lending Agalarov $1.3 billion to finance new projects. One of those under consideration was Trump Tower Moscow. In February 2016, Putin promoted Gorkov to VEB chief.

Deutsche Bank loaned Jared Kushner $285 million to replace an existing loan on the old New York Times building, which Kushner had bought from Lev Leviev, a businessman from the former Soviet Union. The bank made the loan at a time when Kremlin representatives were eager to speak to Trump’s son-in-law.Zach Gibson/Pool/Getty

The bank’s mission was to support Moscow’s political programs. It provided capital to build facilities at the Sochi Olympics and fund secessionist rebels in eastern Ukraine. These top-down ventures lost money. VEB had large debts. The United States had included VEB, VTB and Sberbank in the sanctions it passed in 2014 after Putin annexed Crimea. And Gorkov’s job was to restore the bank’s fortunes.

Gorkov was well prepared for his meeting with Kushner. He was, after all, a graduate of the Dzerzhinsky Higher School, a KGB training center. He flew in from Moscow bearing gifts. Among them: soil from the town of Novogrudok in northwest Belarus, where Kushner’s paternal grandmother grew up. In 1941, the German army arrived, and the town’s Jewish inhabitants were rounded up and forced to live and work in an agricultural college. Around half were executed. The survivors dug a tunnel, and in September 1943 they crawled out, fleeing into the forest.

This information and much more would have been included in the FSB’s Kushner file. Gorkov’s presents were chosen to remind the young Trump adviser of his origins in a part of the world that once belonged to the Soviet Union, and of his spiritual roots. (This subtlety was wasted. In his written testimony to Congress, Kushner said Putin’s messenger had given him a “bag of dirt.” It came from “Nvgorod,” he wrote, spelling his grandmother’s birthplace incorrectly.)

This meeting occurred on December 13, and according to Kushner, Gorkov introduced himself and “made some statements about the Russian economy.” The banker said he was friendly with Putin, expressed disappointment about the state of U.S.-Russian relations under President Barack Obama and “his hopes for a better relationship” in the future, Kushner told congressional committees.

There was no discussion of lifting sanctions, Kushner said. Nor was he offered any commercial deals. Kushner characterized the encounter as brief, meaningless. But there’s no official record of what was said in the meeting, so this is hard to verify. After all, it was difficult to discuss the Russian economy without mentioning its depressed state. Gorkov then flew directly from New York to Japan, where Putin was attending a summit. He would likely have reported the details of the meeting then.

Kushner’s official account to Congress on his dealings with Kremlin representatives is 11 pages long. It’s a flat, sterile document, clearly reviewed by his lawyers. In his version, there was no wrongdoing, just a series of inconsequential meetings during a hectic campaign. Kushner said in written evidence to Congress that he even forgot Kislyak’s name. There was no secret channel. Nor did he rely on “Russian funds” to finance his business. In short, a nothing burger with Russian dressing.

Despite these protestations, it’s clear Russian intelligence found it easy to access Trump’s inner circle. Ambassadors, lawyers, bankers…all made their way to Trump Tower in 2016. All were welcomed and listened to. Gorkov was part of them, but the cast also included Kislyak, Veselnitskaya and the Agalarovs and other unknown actors working behind the scenes.

Targeting Kushner was logical. He was soon to become a federal employee. His White House portfolio included tax policy, the military and international affairs. In a protean White House—where anyone could be fired—Kushner’s status as the president’s son-in-law made him unfireable.

During his meetings with Russians, Kushner apparently said nothing about Moscow’s attack on American democracy during the presidential campaign, nothing about hacking the Democratic National Committee or circulating fake news on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms. He also kept his meetings with the Russians secret. So did the Trump administration. In his security clearance form, Kushner didn’t mention Gorkov or Kislyak. (Kushner said this was an accident, an administrative error by an underling.)

The American public found out about these meetings only because of a steady stream of leaks—leaks that would eventually offer Mueller some important clues.

Ursa Major

Today, the questions Mueller is asking seem to be the same questions that led us to meet with Christopher Steele last year. Namely: Was Trump hiding a connection to Russian money? And if so, was Moscow blackmailing him with that information? And how?

On the campaign trail—and well before he became a candidate—Trump’s praise of Putin was effusive and unwavering. He called him a strong leader and claimed they’d spoken and gotten along well. His fidelity to Russia’s president has continued in the White House, even as he lambasted other world leaders, turned on aides and allies, fired the head of the FBI and publicly humiliated his attorney general. Shunning Putin would have been the savvy political move, but he has refused to do so.

Robert Mueller, then FBI director, testifies during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Capitol Hill, on May 16, 2013. Mueller appears to be following the money, trying to determine if Trump has a financial connection to Russia. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty

Republicans have criticized Steele’s dossier because the DNC and Clinton campaign helped pay for it. But the document offers a compelling explanation for the president’s unusual behavior vis-à-vis Russia. First, there was Moscow’s alleged kompromat operation against Trump going back three decades. If the president had indulged in compromising behavior, whether sexual or otherwise, Putin likely knew of it. Second, there was the cash from Russian oligarchs that went into Trump’s real estate ventures—and the prospect of a lucrative deal to build a hotel and tower in Moscow, a project that was still being negotiated as Trump addressed adoring crowds on the campaign trial. Finally, there were the Deutsche Bank loans that rescued Trump after the crash. They had come from a bank that was simultaneously laundering billions of dollars of Russian money. (Though parts of Steele’s dossier remain unverified, some of his claims have been substantiated. The former spy told his friends he believes the document is about 70 to 90 percent accurate.)

And then there are the people in the president’s inner circle. Wherever you look, there is a link to Russia. His pick for secretary of state? Rex Tillerson, a figure known and trusted in Moscow, and recipient of the country’s Order of Friendship. Former national security adviser? Flynn, a beneficiary of undeclared Russian money. Campaign manager? Manafort, longtime confidant to ex–Soviet oligarchs. Foreign policy adviser? Carter Page, whom Russia tried to recruit as a spy. Commerce secretary? Wilbur Ross, an entrepreneur with Russia-connected investments. Personal lawyer? Cohen, who sent emails to Putin’s press secretary. Business partner? Sater, who sent Flynn a plan to lift Russian sanctions. And so on.

It was almost as if Putin had picked Trump’s Cabinet. The U.S. president, of course, did the choosing, but the pattern of all these individuals, and their alignment with Russian interests, forms a constellation. Call it Ursa Major. A big Russian bear Robert Mueller is now hunting—at Deutsche Bank and beyond.

This article was adapted from Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Trump Win by Luke Harding. Copyright © 2017 by Luke Harding. Reprinted by permission of Vintage, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC.

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A Donald Trump presidency now seems increasingly unlikely, but the tycoon’s success in securing the Republican Party’s presidential nomination has concentrated minds. No one remotely like him has made it this far before. Richard Nixon behaved erratically on occasion – drinking Scotch and watching the film Patton all day, for instance, to steel himself for the invasion of Cambodia. And clearly something was starting to go wrong with Ronald Reagan in his second term. Yet both men were paragons of poise and equanimity compared to the current Republican nominee. What, we all wonder, could happen if the highest office in the world’s most powerful nation were to be occupied by someone so erratic and unpredictable?

In answering this question, we could look back to 1888, when the 29-year-old Wilhelm Hohenzollern ascended the throne to become the last kaiser of the German empire. The new monarch – the first grandchild of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert – was boastful, arrogant and impetuous. He spent most of his waking hours talking, arguing, shouting, predicting, threatening and generally unbosoming himself of his latest preoccupations to whomever happened to be within earshot. Even when he made the utmost effort to restrain himself, the indiscretions kept slipping out.

The effect is heightened in retrospect by the way that almost everything the kaiser said, no matter how risible, was recorded and preserved for posterity. It’s all there in the archives: page after page of cajoling, whining, demanding, vociferating and babbling –fantastical geopolitical speculations, crackpot plans, sarcastic asides and off-colour jokes. Reading these transcripts of Wilhelm opining on every conceivable subject is like listening to a dog barking inside a locked car.

Yet the kaiser wasn’t just indiscreet. He was also impulsive and unbalanced. He was prone to adopting a self-righteous and contemptuous tone. He showed an unhealthy interest in the sexual behaviour of his royal colleagues. He was self-absorbed and often had fits of anger.

He was not stupid, however. Contemporaries testify that he was quick to grasp complex subject matter or to pick up the thread of a conversation. The problem was not his intellect as such, but his lack of judgement. He would overshoot the mark, admixing facts with fantasies born of anger or paranoid speculations about the future.

So frequent were the kaiser’s verbal gaffes that historians have wondered whether he was in his right mind. The Freudian psycho­historian Thomas A Kohut argued that emotional deficiencies in the young Wilhelm’s relationship with his parents might have induced a narcissistic personality disorder. The kaiser’s most authoritative biographer, John Röhl, proposed that the roots of the problem were neurological and grew from an insufficiency of oxygen during birth. The resulting minor cerebral damage, Röhl argued, though asymptomatic when Wilhelm was born, laid the foundations for a “secondary neuroticisation” in his childhood and adolescence.

Neither of these hypotheses can be verified and both may be false, but they offer explanations for some of the most striking traits of the adult Wilhelm II: a tendency to respond to even measured criticism with vengeful rage, a compulsion to associate things and persons with himself and to view the world in excessively personal terms, irascibility and incoherence under stress, extreme vanity, an alarming lack of empathy and the inability to discern the boundary between fact and speculation.

Whether Donald Trump suffers from a diagnosable disorder, it is also ­impossible to say, but the parallels with the kaiser are striking. Trump’s problems with the boundary between truth and fantasy have been widely remarked on. The man who claimed in 2012, “My Twitter has become so powerful that I can actually make my enemies tell the truth,” either cannot see the line or doesn’t mind which side of it he is on. His anger management issues are now a matter of common knowledge, as is his wont to drift into incoherence under pressure. His taunting of the parents of a Muslim soldier who died while fighting in the US armed forces demonstrated an empathy bypass that is unusual even in the highest strata of the political class.

Trump, like Wilhelm, seems to take everything personally. Cities are places where he owns property; other people are appendices to his ego-narratives. Referring to an injury suffered by the New York Yankees baseball player Derek Jeter in 2012, Trump tweeted (erroneously, as it happens) that the sportsman had broken his ankle “one day after he sold his apartment in Trump World Tower”.

Vanity is another thing that Trump and Wilhelm have in common. The kaiser cared as assiduously for his erect moustaches as Trump does for the pillow of golden fibres on the top of his head, although it is not recorded that the kaiser ever boasted about the size of his genitalia or of his “success” in getting women to comply with his sexual demands.

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The US presidency and the German imperial office are not precise analogues. The emperor succeeded by birth, not by election. The Reichstag of the German empire was a less effective check on the executive in domestic affairs than Congress is in the United States of America.

Yet there are also many parallels. Imperial Germany was a nation of federal states, and so is the US. The powers to sign or veto legislation, appoint federal officials, command the armed forces and receive ambassadors are among those that were or are assigned to the highest office of both systems. The kaiser did not manage all official contacts with foreign governments, as the US president does with the secretary of state, but he had the means to reach out to other heads of state and Wilhelm II made energetic use of this privilege.

In the sphere of domestic policy, the incumbents of both offices have faced formidable constraints. The president has to work his or her way through a maze of departments and agencies in order to execute laws passed by Congress (and Congress, too, can play an obstructive role). For the kaiser, the first and greatest obstacle was the imperial chancellor, a kind of super-minister who had great influence in the system – as one would expect from a constitution drawn up by Bismarck, who was the first holder of that office. And the chancellor was of no use to the emperor unless he could secure majorities from the Reichstag, the German imperial parliament.

Those who worry about the risks arising from a Trump presidency usually have their eye on foreign policy, however, and here the comparison looks rather different. Wilhelm II came to the throne determined to run his country’s external relations. “The foreign office?” he once joked. “Why, I am the German foreign office!”

Yet his interventions were so inconsistent that often they cancelled each other out. In the late 1890s, he was taken with the idea of founding a “New Germany” in the jungles of Brazil and demanded that the imperial administration do everything it could to stimulate German emigration to the region – but nothing happened. In 1899, he declared that he had always planned to acquire Mesopotamia as a German colony, but that never happened, either: the British got it instead. A year later, he proposed to the then chancellor, Bernhard von Bülow, that China be partitioned among the great powers. In 1903, he announced, “Latin America is our goal,” and ordered the imperial admiralty staff to prepare invasion plans for Cuba, Puerto Rico and New York. Yet this got nowhere, because, among other things, the army never agreed to supply the necessary troops or logistical support.

The kaiser quickly picked up new ideas, but dropped them as soon as he was bored by them. Proposals flowed endlessly from the imperial pen: for an alliance with Russia and France against Japan and England; or with Russia, England and France against the United States; or with China and the US against Japan and the Triple Entente; or with Japan and the US against the Entente, and so on. Usually, however, the more frequent and the zanier the proposals got, the less impact they had on the process of decision-making.

“It seems that His Majesty is recommending another new programme,” Chancellor Hohenlohe complained in February 1897, after receiving a series of non sequiturs from the emperor’s desk. “But I don’t take it too tragically. I’ve seen too many programmes come and go.” The furious marginal jottings through which the emperor communicated with his officials were not to be considered as “orders”, another senior functionary remarked, but as “future music” that was purely speculative in character.

We haven’t yet had the chance to see how a Trump-led foreign policy would pan out in practice, but his pronouncements on foreign policy are already strikingly Wilhelmine. They are unpredictable variations on the official line, driven by his own emotions and bordering on incoherence. Trump on China: “The Chinese leaders are not our friends. I’ve been criticised for calling them our enemy. But what else do you call the people who are destroying your children’s and grandchildren’s future?” But then, this year, on North Korea: “I would get China to make that guy disappear in one form or another very quickly.”

Trump has poured scorn on Nato, the keystone of US security policy, and raised doubts as to whether he would fulfil America’s treaty obligations to its European allies. He says he will get Mexico to pay for the anti-immigrant mega-wall that he hopes to build along the US-Mexico border. He has repeatedly expressed solidarity with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, the saviour of the Assad regime in Syria, whose bombs are reducing Aleppo to rubble as we write. He has praised the Turkish strongman, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The nuttiness of all this posturing might lead us to believe that Trump would sooner or later find himself in the same pickle as the kaiser, encircled by rings of courtiers, advisers and officials adept at managing the sovereign person and insulating the system from destabilising interventions from above. But not necessarily. In foreign and defence policy, the US president has a great deal of latitude – much more, indeed, than the kaiser did. Franklin Roosevelt got the US into a shooting war with Nazi Germany in the North Atlantic even though most Americans were opposed to joining the conflict. Lyndon B Johnson secretly bombed Cambodia for three years. Richard Nixon vastly expanded that bombing but still kept it secret – he even had the Pentagon give US pilots false co-ordinates, so that they thought they were bombing targets in South Vietnam, and he tried to keep the secretaries of state and defence, opponents of this policy, in the dark. According to the US constitution, only Congress can declare war. But it hasn’t declared war on anyone since 1941, and the US has been at war a lot since then.

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The reign of the last German kaiser ended with the outbreak of war in 1914, leading to four years of carnage and a defeat that traumatised the nation, sowing the seeds for future catastrophes. The role of the kaiser and of his country in these unhappy events is the subject of a vast and complex debate. This makes the extraction of historical analogies difficult. Speculating on future wars is a fool’s game. Yet one thing is clear: whether or not the kaiser’s actions or statements made war more likely, his impact as a figurehead was disastrous.

As the most visible German in the world, Wilhelm II set the tone: his gaffes, belligerence and jumpiness personified everything that worried the other powers about his nation’s policies. He accentuated the paranoia and uncertainty in the system, rather than correcting it. If Trump becomes president, he, too, will personify America and its ­democracy in the eyes of the world. With or without arbitrary international interventions, that is a sobering prospect.

When his empire collapsed under the strain of warfare and defeat in 1918 and he was forced into exile in the Netherlands, Wilhelm II blamed the Americans, the British, the French, Edward VII, George V, the Jews, the Freemasons, his former ministers and military commanders – in short, everyone but himself. He experienced the disaster of his reign as a personal injury, maliciously inflicted by others. He learned nothing from it all and he stayed angry for the rest of his life.

In this, Donald Trump will surely follow the kaiser, whether he makes it to the White House or not.

Christopher Clark is Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge and the author of “The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914” (Penguin)

Andrew Preston is a professor of American history at Cambridge

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THE “GERMAN HYPOTHESIS” OF THE GEOPOLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS AND THEIR DRIVERS IN 2010-2017: NEW RISE OF GERMANY AS THE “WORLD POWER” AND HER ROLE IN “TRUMP-RUSSIA SCANDAL”

We are witnessing the inexorable and the most interesting rise of Germany as the world power, at the center of her old European Empire. At the same time the recent changes in the utterances, verbalizations, pronouncements, and probably the future policies of the European politicians, and first of all Ms. Merkel, suggest that these new developments, along with the conceptual historical lines of the German independence and assertiveness, might have benefited from the Trump Presidency and the circumstances around it. 

And, which is much more, that this pattern of events and involvements that we see so far, might be indicative of a certain, perhaps, the leading, the strategic, and the planning role, that Germany hypothetically played in the Trump-Russia “affair” and “scandal”, according to the arguments presented in this article and as a matter of exercise in building a hypothesis for the journalistic investigation of the “Trump-Russia connections“. 

It is Germany who wants to “divide and rule”, feeling that this is her turn, and feeling supremely confident and self-assured, probably more than ever, of her “superiority”: economic, political, and racial. Here is the example of the “diplomatic” hypocrisy par excellence: “German economy minister threatens counter-measures in response to US sanctions on Russia“: “There is an aggressive tone in the German media and among politicians towards Berlin’s closest ally in the post-war period that has not been heard for a long time… The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung even called for Germany to develop its own nuclear weapons [- GS – M.N.].

Germany’s nuclear armament is promoted as the legitimate and timely subject for the public discussions: “The call for German nuclear weapons in one of the most powerful German daily newspapers two months before the Bundestag elections is a warning. In its plans to impose its imperialist interests a third time on the global arena, the German ruling class will shrink from nothing.” 

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The way the American Democracy handles the “Trump Crisis”: measured, fair, truth and roots seeking, etc., etc.,  proves that it is a viable, strong, and self-sustaining institution, and I have no doubts that it will resolve and overcome this crisis and will come out of it stronger. In the end, it will enhance the security of the country and, do not be surprised, the global security. “What does not kill us, makes us stronger“. Hopefully, it will not kill us. 

But this crisis certainly raises a lot of interesting questions, and the role of Germany and her intelligence services in it should certainly be a part of these questions and a part of the Mr. Mueller’s, Intelligence bodies’, Congressional, journalistic, historical, and other investigations. 

“Cui bono?”

The set of issues and questions which have to do with and to deal with the motivations are always important for investigations, it is important for understanding of “what happenned”, but answers are often elusive and subjectively colored, skewed by our projective tendencies, which bring our own backgrounds, personalities, and experience into our attempts at interpretations and understanding. To put it simply, it comes to a question: “Why do you think, he (she, they, etc.) did it? 

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