Trevor Noah discusses Donald Trump's shady ties to Russia ...
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Since the 1980s, Trump and his family members have made numerous trips to Moscow in search of business opportunities, and they have relied on Russian investors to buy their properties around the world.
“Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Trump’s son, Donald Jr., told a real estate conference in 2008, according to an account posted on the website of eTurboNews, a trade publication. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”
"Mr. Lauria brokered a $50 million investment in Trump SoHo and three other Bayrock projects by an Icelandic firm preferred by wealthy Russians “in favor with” President Vladimir V. Putin, according to a lawsuit against Bayrock by one of its former executives. The Icelandic company, FL Group, was identified in a Bayrock investor presentation as a “strategic partner,” along with Alexander Mashkevich, a billionaire once charged in a corruption case involving fees paid by a Belgian company seeking business in Kazakhstan; that case was settled with no admission of guilt."
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* Hedges that are more than three feet high.
* Basketball hoops or wading pools in the front of a house.
* Dish antennas on the front of your house.
* Barbecues in the front yard.
* Alcohol within 150 feet of a barbecue.
* Kids playing in the street.
* Cars parked more than 500 feet from a lamp or an illuminating source.
* Blinds in the house unless they're neatly maintained.
|An ordinary but well maintained street in The Truman Show's utopian shore town of Seahaven,|
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