What is Money Laundering and Why Has Donald Trump Been Linked to It?


Trump Tower – New York City

Recently, the transcripts of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony to the House Intelligence and Senate Judiciary committees were released. Perhaps the most damaging allegation made by Simpson was that he believed that Russians had been laundering money through the Trump Organization when Donald Trump was its CEO. The crux of the allegation is that Donald Trump facilitated money laundering by Russian oligarchs and Putin allies.

Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election is exploring Donald Trump’s interactions with Russian oligarchs and underworld figures before and during the the election. Trump has a long history of cultivating relationships with Russian businessmen on behalf of both his casinos and real estate companies that have extremely close ties to the Russian government. These relationships would go a long way toward explaining why he either may have worked with them or is…

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