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Zembla and var.nl | 13May2017 | Sander Rietveld
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdZ-RbL7pmw  [1:22:12]

The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump - Parts 1 & 2

The Blob Smellton Effect

Published on 13 May 2017

This documentary originates in the Netherlands
Part 1: The Russians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nf0K713Zv4  [45:45]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bEdMuKq30I  [45:45]

Published on 12 May 2017

The 45-minute documentary was produced by Zembla TV and examines Trump’s alleged relationship with Russian mobster Felix Sater — which Trump reportedly took pains to hide from regulators.

“For months, the FBI have been investigating Russian interference in the American presidential elections. ZEMBLA is investigating another explosive dossier concerning Trump’s involvement with the Russians: Trump’s business and personal ties to oligarchs from the former Soviet Union. Powerful billionaires suspected of money laundering and fraud, and of having contacts in Moscow and with the mafia. What do these relationships say about Trump and why does he deny them? How compromising are these dubious business relationships for the 45th president of the United States? And are there connections with the Netherlands? ZEMBLA meets with one of Trump’s controversial cronies and speaks with a former CIA agent, fraud investigators, attorneys, and an American senator among others.”

See http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/watch...

Part 2: Lev Leviev -- The King of Diamonds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvd7PqI_Lx0  [36:29]

http://www.zembla.tv  -- Dutch language website

Part 1: Content Description by S.L.:


This documentary video was produced by Zembla TV in the Netherlands. It identifies some of  Trump's links to the Russians/Mafia and names names.

Tevfik Arif, Felix Sater (Bayrock), and Sater's father Mikhail Sheferovsky identified as a Mogilevich crime boss. Includes clip where FBI Director Comey is asked in Congressional testimony about Felix Sater.

FL Group (a large private investor company) from Iceland, a strategic partner of Bayrock. FL Group is backed by Russian investors who are Putin supporters. FL Group is a major conduit for funds from the xUSSR and makes loans to people connected in the Mogilevich crime syndicate. The FL Group and Bayrock were planning a $250,000 tax fraud scheme. Trump also signed off approving the scam. It's a racketeering conspiracy under RICO.

Another strategic investor linked to FL Group and Trump is billionaire Alexander Mashkevich from Kazakhstan. Mashkevich's company has been investigated for money laundering and corruption. He's a friend of Tevfik Arif (the co-founder of Bayrock).

The documentary also tackles the Savarona yacht scandal of 2010 involving a prostitution ring of girls (some underage) from Russia and Ukraine found on the yacht. A Turkish police report identifies the girls as victims of human trafficking. The names of Mashkevich and Arif are mentioned in the police report. The prostitution ring was linked to Arif, identified as Donald Trump's business partner. Arif had earlier been under investigation by Turkish police for using such girls at his numerous hotels.  Mashkevich had rented out the yacht used for the sex parties to entertain businessmen. Mashkevich skipped the country. Arif associates were found guilty.

There's also a clip of the interview with author Sheldon Whitehouse who wrote the book, "Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy" (The New Press; 2017). He decribes how Putin has built a network of people he controls to infiltrate other countries.

Victor Krapunov, former mayor of Almaty in Kazakhstan, is on the Interpol wanted list for looting hundreds of millions of dollars. Krapunov laundered some of the loot by buying three apartments in Trump Soho. Krapunov and Bayrock had started a joint company in Amsterdam, named KazBay B.V. and designed to get money out of New York into Europe. A Dutch mail trust structure was set up by a law firm owned by Rudolf Giuliani, former mayor of New York, and a Trump confidante for years. Dutch mail trust companies (set up to hide the identities of owners) handle 4 trillion euros per year.  Russians do 200 billion euros per year through mail trusts, including hundreds of politicians such as Krapunov.

And the mobster Felix Sater also worked with Krapunov.