The pattern of covert operations executed in public, from the beginning of the Cold War to the 2016 election, by Russians agents Roy Cohn and Donald Trump: improper influence, espionage, propaganda, sabotage, and ultimately betrayal of country.
"Eduard Nektalov paid $1.6 million cash for a unit at Trump World Tower in 2003, according to the New York City Department of Finance... On May 21, 2004 the diamond merchant was killed on a Midtown sidewalk at dusk as he was planning to prepare for his trial in a federal money-laundering case that had already brought eight convictions."
"Vladislav Y. Surkov, a former advertising prodigy, coined the term 'sovereign democracy' to describe his system, which preserved the electoral process but hollowed out institutions capable of challenging the Kremlin’s power. Asked by a journalist from Interfax on Tuesday why he was leaving, Mr. Surkov first answered, 'Stabilization devours its own children.'"
"When people bring weapons to a protest, it is frightening. It is scary. It chills freedom of speech. You will you will watch what you say around men who are carrying weapons that could shoot a hole the size of a grapefruit in your body in a second. And that’s not what what freedom of expression is supposed to mean."