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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.
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Comment — The documentary is excellent but misses a key point. Alexandre Machkevitch is not just a shady businessman. He is known to have worked for the KGB!
In October 1991, Alexandre Machkevitch started a company — Seabeco Belgium — which was a front for the KGB financial operations. His associated was Patokh Chodiev who is today at the center of a extraordinary political scandal — dubbed Kazakhgate — involving a dozen of high–profile politicians in France and Belgium as well as the Intelligence Services of these countries.
Zembla is a Dutch television documentary programme by VARA and NPS. The documentaries are based on in-depth research. The program often deals with controversial topics.
A documentary in 2001 about fraud in the Dutch construction sector led to parliamentary inquiries.
In May 2006, the programme exposed the fact that politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali had lied in her claim for asylum, which led to her resignation from parliament.
In May 2017, Zembla aired a two-part documentary investigating ties between Donald Trump and the Russian mafia, entitled The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump (De omstreden vrienden van Trump). An English-language version of the documentary with additional reference materials in English was also put online. [Wikipedia]
The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump: The Russians
ZEMBLA — “The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump: The Russians”