Campaign collusion could become an afterthought as investigators begin to focus on the Atlantic City money trail.
While there has been a loud public debate in recent days over the question of whether the president might have attempted to obstruct justice in his private dealings with Comey – whom Trump fired last week – people familiar with the matter said investigators on the case are more focused on Russian influence operations and possible financial crimes.
Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo observed that the investigation may be homing in on the story he’s been following for some time about Trump’s business and financial dealings over the decades with a whole cast of nefarious characters – including authentic mobster Felix Sater- who has ties to Russian oligarchs and gangsters and may be a U.S. government informant.
Over and over again in Trump’s past you find connections to criminals and shady characters who operate on the very edge of legality.
Marshall noted that for the past couple of decades Trump has had a specific business model: