The Trump Administration, Russian Collusion, and Illicit Financial Transactions

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There is a lot of speculation in the air regarding the Trump administration and possible collusion with Russia. Members of the Trump administration are also under investigation for possibly engaging in illicit financial transactions with Russia and other foreign countries and entities. It is too early to tell one way or the other. The public needs to be exposed to the content of a number of documents in order to determine if collusion took place.

Here is a partial list of documents that are relevant to this investigation:

1. FBI form 302 – This document is used to summarize crucial aspects of an interview conducted by an FBI agent. Here is an example of a form 302.
2. Flash Reports from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) – Jennifer Shasky Calvary was the director of FinCEN and she gave a clear explanation of flash reports and how they help in crime investigations. Calvary gave these remarks at the Predictive Analytics World for Government conference. She said flash reports “allow the FBI to identify, track, and disrupt the activities of potential foreign terrorist fighters and support U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) efforts to prevent foreign terrorist fighters from leaving or entering the United States.”
3. FinCEN 314(a) Requests: FinCEN’s own description of Section 314(a) of the Patriot Act of 2001 says it requires “the Secretary of the Treasury to adopt regulations to encourage regulatory authorities and law enforcement authorities to share with financial institutions information regarding individuals, entities, and organizations engaged in or reasonably suspected, based on credible evidence, of engaging in terrorist acts or money laundering activities.”

We will not have a full account of the actions of the Trump administration until the content of these documents are revealed.

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