Listen: Istorii Trump, Trump And Moscow discussed on Thom Hartmann
"And the time and book club is a proof of collusion. Now. Trump betrayed America by Seth Abramson. This is from the chapter one page fourteen up until nineteen eighty-seven. Donald Trump is not regarded as a particularly political public figure. However, nineteen eighty-seven seven he published the art of the deal and took a trip to Moscow one or both of which sent him in the direction of a political career. Trump's trip to Moscow in nineteen eighty-seven comes at the invitation of Russia's ambassador to the United States Yuri Dubinin in Moscow. Trump's stays at the Lenin suite of the hotel, national, which has dot Jonathan Chait of New York magazine notes certainly would have been bogged in nineteen eighty-seven Trump holds meetings on the possible. Construction of a Trump hotel was Soviet officials coming away from the meeting certain that the officials are eager to do business with him. I'm returning to the United States. Trump spends nearly one hundred thousand dollars I've politically charged newspaper ads attacking American allies like Japan and Saudi Arabia for spending too little on their own defense here just to quote tax. These wealthy nations. End quote and shortly thereafter makes a high profile trip to New Hampshire. The sorta trip that is often considered a prelude to a presidential bid. Trump's nineteen eighty-seven bid for a Trump hotel in Moscow falls through according to the Washington Post only because Trump was quote preoccupied with other business projects once Trump's companies recover from a string bankruptcies in ninety one and ninety two he returns his attention to the Russian market in ninety six he returns to Moscow with Howard Lorber, one of his two closest friends, according to the post together they scout locations for an office tower and eventually find a location for the tower at perspective Russian business partner. Trump announces plans for Trump International branded building in November of ninety six the deal will see him investing two hundred fifty million dollars in license. Insane. His name the two buildings. We have an understanding. We'll be doing it. Trump says at the press conference promoting the daily says he doesn't think he's ever been as impressed with the potential of a city as I have been with Moscow. However, Trump has a problem. American banks are no longer lending money, citing his track record for paying back only pennies on the dollar what the banks called the Donald risk in one thousand nine hundred seven though, no construction has begun on Trump's hotel hope for Moscow projects the New Yorkers writing about the breadth of Trump's hopes for Moscow investment and business connections. Trump's plan for the expansion of his real estate portfolio into Russia, go well beyond a single Trump International hotel, Trump envisions a much larger series of investments, he tells the New Yorker it would be skyscrapers and hotels working with the local government, the mayor of Moscow and the mayor's people so far they've been very responsive as Trump's nineteen Ninety-six plans finally fall through for good. Russia begins a period of political upheaval. The sees the nation. Led by five successive prime ministers. Appointed by Boris Yeltsin over a fifteen month period in ninety eight ninety nine the last of these prime ministers is a man by the name of Ladimir, Putin, Putin, the former first deputy chairman, the deputy mayor of Saint Petersburg, develops a fondness for miss Saint Petersburg oaks Oxana Fedorova sometime before she is crowned miss Russia in two thousand one it's widely known that he has a picture of her in his office after Federova wins the two thousand won miss Russian pageant. Rumors abound, spurred in part by the presence of Putin's domestic intelligence service, the F B S FSB acting as security at the competition that the pageant has been rigged. So that Federov will win. Local media say that either the pageant was corrupter its organizers knew instinctively it would be unwise, not politically, correct. According to the delegates to let anyone, but that are ova win in winning the MS Russia pageant federal becomes Russia's entrant to the two thousand two Miss Universe pageant and international competition owned by Donald Trump. Though, the twenty two thousand two Paget is scheduled to take place in Puerto Rico anticipation for the event is high in Russia because Putin's adoration for Federova, and because no Russian woman has ever won the Miss Universe pageant in its half century of continuous operation. At the time of the two thousand two Miss Universe. Pageant federal has publicly acknowledged boyfriend is Vladimir goal you bath a Saint Petersburg crime boss heavily involved in the construction industry. But the scuttle by Moscow is a federal ova is actually with a different Vladimir automate two thousand and two article published immediately after the two thousand two Miss Universe. Contest in Moscow calls Federova, Putin's girl, there's substantial press attention on the pageant in Moscow as Federov wins the competition it makes pageant history as the first Miss Universe from Russia to win the contest on November. Second 2017 an eyewitness to the judging process at the two thousand two Miss Universe. Contest will contact this author to say that the contest was rigged after the eye. Witnesses identity had been verified, I witnessed recounts the following after there are only ten contestants left in the two thousand two Miss Universe. Pageant an elimination process that Trump directly participates in. This point the agency Istorii Trump addresses the pageant's celebrity. Judges and indicates that he wants miss Russia crowned Miss Universe. The source reports. Trump saying, quote, there's definitely clearly one woman out there whose head and shoulders above the rest. She's the one I'd vote for given the context of the statement Trump Trump issue in his formal instructions to the judges as they prepared for the conclusion of the pageant as well as his demeanor. While speaking the I'm I witness asserts, the pro Trump Trump, quote told the judge who to vote for adding that a subsequent conversation among the celebrity judges revealed that several had the same impression the judges did in fact vote for miss Russia who therefore who thereby becomes Miss Universe until her dethroning one hundred twenty days later for failure to fulfil faithfully execute. The duties of her office the contest celebrity judges are later told by parties affiliated with the pageant that ha- Federova."