Trump's 2016 campaign manager Manafort lobbied in Cyprus politics to make the country more pro-Putin, then benefitted from money laundering through its banks. 🔥
And for whom did Manafort work, providing funds that required laundering to hide its source and evade tax through Cyprus?
Viktor Yanukovych, who tried derailing Ukraine from joining Europe and advancing Putin's interests.
Combining that with, for example, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross' role as Vice Chairman of the Bank of Cyprus and you start to see quite a pattern where Putin turns up a whole lot. Y'know?
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