Angry Robot

Trump, Russia, and Those Shadowy Sater Deals at Bayrock

Fairly juicy longread about Felix Sater, the Trump associate with ties to Russia, the mob and the FBI.

[An ex-Bayrock employee] says that it was Arif and Sater who pitched the future president on the idea of launching an international chain of Trump-branded, mixed-use hotels and condominiums. And Bayrock got to Trump at a time when his “brand” could help get a little extra attention for a condo project, but didn’t amount to much more than that.