Trump has made a big deal of saying, “I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia…I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia” in attempts to distance himself from accusations of Russian involvement in his election to the presidency. It bears out that much is true, but if we are to consider theBuzzfeed-exposed dossier, it wasn’t for lack of trying on Russia’s part. While we speculate on Trump’s statement about his interests in Russia, we can’t forget to consider the Russian interests in Trump.
Here’s a long article on precisely that topic: Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings.
Trump can try to distract us all he wants, but the fact is that Trump’s businesses are neck-deep in Russian involvement and despite Trump’s meaningless resignation from the operation of his businesses, he still has a financial stake and stands to benefit substantially.
During the 2016 campaign Trump refused to disclose his taxes, claiming his lawyers advised him not to since he was under audit, but promised he would after the audit. Now that he is president and under continuous audit, it is clear that Trump had never intended to disclose his taxes at all and he never will voluntarily. The American people deserve to see what he’s hiding.