"Married to the mob": Liberal mag puts Trump in wedding dress
New Republic's September cover story, "Trump's Russian Laundromat," by Craig Unger:
"The very nature of Trump's businesses — all of which are privately held, with few reporting requirements — makes it difficult to root out the truth about his financial deals. ... For the past three decades, state and federal investigators, as well as some of America's best investigative journalists, have sifted through mountains of real estate records, tax filings, civil lawsuits ...
"[N]o one has documented that Trump was even aware of any suspicious entanglements ... Taken together, the flow of money from Russia provided Trump with a crucial infusion of financing that helped rescue his empire from ruin, burnish his image, and launch his career in television and politics."