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The White House’s Godfather Fantasy

Jonathan Chait New York Magazine
If the Trumps are the Corleones, that makes us the marks. ILike a crime boss, Trump has emphasized loyalty above all other qualities, and his management style reflects a justifiable fear of betrayal by his subordinates.

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The Irishman | Movie

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Full review.

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?

'Dossier' Testimony Leaves Breadcrumb Trail for Mueller

Natasha Bertrand Business Insider
Donald Trump at MLK Day event Glenn Simpson gave Congress investigators pointed answers about Russian money laundering, organized crime, and whether Trump could be susceptible to blackmail. The result is a long trail of breadcrumbs for investigators probing Trump's relationship with Russia.

The Many Times Donald Trump Has Lied About His Mob Connections

David Corn Mother Jones
No other presidential candidate has had such an extensive and publicly known record of business deals with mob associates—and of making false and contradictory statements to keep these dirty connections from becoming a major campaign controversy.
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