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Friday Nite Videos | September 6, 2019

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Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird | "Freedom Is A Verb." Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins. The Laundromat | Netflix. Untouchable | A Hulu Original Documentary. Trump Is Obsessed With Proving Hurricane Dorian's Threat to Alabama.

The Laundromat | Netflix

A widow (Meryl Streep) investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners (Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas) exploiting the world’s financial system. Steven Soderbergh directs.

Trump’s Dirty Money

John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus
Russian money saved Trump when his projects were on the verge of collapse. Will it now be the cause of his political demise?

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The Epic Grift of Dirty Money

Sophie Gilbert The Atlantic
Netflix’s new six-part documentary series is an enthralling take on cons and corporate malfeasance, from money laundering for cartels to the Trump Organization.

Beyond the Dossier: Look at Trump Bank Records

Glenn R. Simpson and Peter Fritsch New York Times
Kremlin domes being spun like tops Trump and his organization worked with a wide array of dubious Russians in arrangements that often raised questions about money laundering.

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FIFA and Soccer’s Culture of Corruption

Simon Kuper The New York Review of Books
In 2015, FIFA, the governing body of world soccer, was brought down by allegations of industrial-scale bribes, kickbacks, money laundering, racketeering and tax evasion. Its corruption extended from the decision to send the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar to cases of embezzlement worldwide. The author even interviews its bent former president Sepp Blatter.

Trump’s Russian Laundromat

Craig Unger The New Republic
How to use Trump Tower and other luxury high-rises to clean dirty money, run an international crime syndicate, and propel a failed real estate developer into the White House.
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