The Swamp


Thomas French

Donald Trump is drowning in a swamp that he created for himself.

by Matthew Strahlman, Reporter

“A man is known by the company he keeps” – Aesop 

President Trump said that he wanted to “drain the swamp.”

Ironically, each of these actors associated with Trump’s administration has been indicted, jailed, or tried in court for criminal activity:

  1. Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign manager and unregistered agent of the Government of Ukraine
  2. Michael Flynn, adviser for the Trump campaign
  3. George Papadopoulos, foreign policy adviser to Trump
  4. Rick Gates, political consultant for Trump and unregistered agent of the Government of Ukraine
  5. Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to Trump
  6. Konstantin Kilimnik, Russian political consultant associated with Paul Manafort
  7. Roger Stone, political consultant and Republican lobbyist who offered information which could damage the Clinton campaign
  8. Lev Parnas, associate of Rudy Giuliani
  9. Igor Fruman, associate of Rudy Giuliani
  10. Alex Van Der Zwaan, Dutch attorney connected to Rick Gates
  11. Sam Patten, political consultant and lobbyist connected to Konstantin Kiliminik
  12. Bijan Kian, Iranian-American businessman connected to Michael Flynn
  13. Ekim Alptekin, Turkish businessman connected to Bijan Kian
  14. Richard Pinedo, American citizen who sold fake online identities to Russians who interfered with the 2016 U.S. election
  15. These men were in the Russian military and conspired with each other to hack into the computers of U.S. persons involved in the 2016 U.S:
    1. Viktor Borisovich Netyksho
    2. Boris Alekseyevich Antonov 
    3. Dmitriy Sergeyevich Badin
    4. Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov
    5. Aleksey Viktorovich Lukashev
    6. Sergey Aleksandrovich Morgachev 
    7. Nikolay Yuryevich Kozachek
    8. Pavel Vyacheslavovich Yershov 
    9. Artem Andreyevich Malyshev
    10. Aleksandr Vladimirovich Osadchuk 
    11. Aleksey Aleksandrovich Potemkjn
    12. Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev
  16. These people were members of a Russian organization which operated to interfere with United States elections:
    1. Dzheykhun Nasimi Ogly Aslanov
    2. Gleb Igorevich Vasilchenko 
    3. Irina Kaverzina
    4. Vladimir Venkov
    5. Anna Bogacheva
    6. Maria Bovda
    7. Robert Bovda 
    8. Mikhail Burchik
    9. Mikhail Bystrov
    10. Aleksandra Krylova 
    11. Vadim Podkopaev 
    12. Sergey Polozov
    13. Yevgeny Prigozhin

Honorable mention: Rudy Giuliani… he was mentioned over 30 times in the whistleblower complaint alone, and is still being brought up repeatedly in all of the investigations and trials surrounding the president.