In newly released testimony on Thursday, Fusion GPS founder Glen Simpson said Donald Trump has shown “patterns of buying and selling that we thought were suggestive of money laundering.”
Among some of the explosive allegations made in Simpson’s testimony via the New York Daily News:
A Russian gangster operated an illegal gambling ring out of a Trump Tower apartment. President Trump had a “pattern” of making real estate deals with Russians indicative of money laundering. Eric Trump bragged about having unlimited access to Russian money for his golf course developments, and Trump associates crossed paths with a number of Kremlin-connected oligarchs during the campaign.
These are only a handful of the shocking slew of allegations made in Simpson’s testimony, which he gave before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Of course, there have long been suspicions about Trump’s financial dealings with Russia. It’s likely the reason why the president still refuses to release his tax returns. Luckily, these dealings have come under intense scrutiny in recent months as special counsel Robert Mueller continues to investigate all angles of the president’s Kremlin connections.
Most Republicans will continue to cover for the president by throwing wrenches in congressional investigations and smearing the increasingly vindicated Fusion GPS-Christopher Steele dossier, but they won’t be able to save Trump from the Mueller investigation.
The release of today’s testimony, and the damning allegations brought forward by Glenn Simpson, bring the president and the entire GOP that much closer to complete collapse.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.