So just how deep do Donald Trump's Russian ties go?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

We’ve all heard about Chinese donors trying to buy the Clintons as far back as the Bill Clinton administration. These stories have and will continue to get attention, and rightfully so.

But what’s going on with Donald Trump and Russia?


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Trump Organization keeps a list of foreign activities, but one country missing from the list is Russia. Yet, Trump says he’s dealt with Russia, and at times he’s shown support for dictators like Putin, Assad, and Saddam Hussein.

Paul Manafort, Trump’s hand picked man to shape up his campaign, has shady dealings worldwide, including for Putin’s puppet in Ukraine, the Party of Regions.

Says the Guardian:

Likewise, some foreign analysts who track Ukraine and Russia voice strong concerns about Manafort’s work and question Trump’s judgment in bringing him on. “Any presidential candidate should properly vet the backgrounds of and moral decisions of the people he picks to advise him,” said Atlantic Council deputy director Alina Polyakova, adding that Manafort’s past work in Ukraine “absolutely should cast a shadow on Trump’s campaign”.

Now it comes out that after spending a year watching the DNC, Russian spies have leaked the DNC’s opposition file on Donald Trump.

Why would Russian spies choose to leak Democrat strategies to fight Donald Trump? Why would Donald Trump show support for a man, Putin, who sees himself a rival of the United States? Why would Trump hire Manafort? What dealings has Trump had with Russia?

We need the answers to all of these questions.