Transcript for Trump's Russian Business Connections Under the Microscope
A new investigation Newbury into Donald Trump's international business deals here whether achieving this of course Barbara Russell Brian you've been digging neutrons ties with the Russians both here and abroad. That's why George and good morning despite what Donald Trump has claimed to you and two others. And ABC news investigation has found his real estate fortunes have benefited greatly from Russian investors and there are millions. Potentially putting a get tough US policy move Russia in direct conflict with his bottom line. This beauty pageants and his buildings. Donald Trump has been promoting himself the Russians for years traveling to Moscow and other former Soviet states with his children. His daughter Ava couples in these pictures on social media as she pushed the trump brand in Azerbaijan and Marion got too hot here right. Yet as a candidate. Trump has sought to minimize any business connections to Russia as in this interview with George. Will I sell condos two Russians on occasion probably but I have no relationship to racial. But the head of a Russian American chamber of congress Sergey Milli on. Who says he worked on trump licensed projects told ABC news there were extensive connections. The level of business and amounts to hundreds of millions of or that he received of the results of instruction with a Russian businessmen. Hundreds of millions dollars from Russian businessmen correct. Dropped made millions selling Moscow writes for the this universe pageant to a Russian Oleg are close to Vladimir Putin. But the man the FBI considers a top Russian mafia figure invited into the VIP section. The developer of the trump flights and hotel project in Toronto is a Russian born billionaire. And Russian language promotional videos attracted hundreds of wealthy Russians to buy condos in trump licensed projects in Florida. Until US sanctions cut off the flow. Now trump says he's open to lifting those sanctions. Will be looking at that Kia will be Imke so he likes Russia because there's money to be made there he'll like stress because. You like to do the forest latest. And Felix talking to them off growth and that he likes to be able to make a lot of money was Russians just correct. Trump says there will be no conflict in dealing with a Russia if he is elected. Because his children will run his business in a blind trust he still going to know what this is only where they are we will we will not about those were not to discuss those things. What if it doesn't matter he's trust me on a leading Republican ethics lawyer says that does not solve the problem. Well I don't see you have a blind trust when you know what's in the blind trust the appearance is that a foreign government or other foreign organization. Has influence over the yet president the United States. Trump's lawyer tells ABC news that all this interest in Trump's business in Russia is overblown. The campaign says the Republican candidate has not decided whether he would or would not lift US sanctions only that he's looking. Third O'Brien alert did not deny hundreds of millions of dollars and that's mills just that it's overblown and our interest.
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