Four Corners - Trump Russia Parts 1, 2 & 3
Three-part investigative special series reported and presented by Sarah Ferguson.
Part 1: Follow the Money It's the story of the century: The US President and his connections to Russia. Four Corners follows the money trail from New York to Moscow, tracking the ties between Trump, his business empire and Russia.
Part 2: Secrets, spies and useful idiots "I'm just a sacrificial lamb for people who are looking for a false story to tear down the Trump campaign." Carter Page, former Trump adviser under investigation On Monday, Four Corners reveals the story of two key players central to the allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. "Unfortunately, Carter Page fell right into the trap, he walked right into the lion's den, dragging the rest of us with him." Former Trump campaign national security director Carter Page and George Papadopoulos both served as foreign policy advisers to Donald Trump during the Presidential campaign. Both have come under investigation by the FBI and the special prosecutor examining Russia's interference in the election. Both were targets of Russian spies. "Typically, when Russian intelligence is in contact with someone, they don't waste their time. They have a reason for doing it." Former CIA Moscow station chief.
Sarah Ferguson pieces together the events that have engulfed these men and the Trump camp. "Honestly, not sure I can sort him out in my own mind whether he was doing something nefarious or was just naive. I don't know. But I do know that he was a matter of concern to the FBI." Former US Director of National Intelligence In a sometimes tense encounter, Sarah Ferguson questions Carter Page about his actions and his insistence that he has done nothing wrong. "In every way it's a witch hunt. There is zero basis for anything related to the controversy surrounding myself." Carter Page In Chicago, George Papadopoulos is awaiting sentencing on charges of lying to the FBI. His wife explains how the couple became caught up in the scandal. "He decided to cooperate with the FBI and is putting his knowledge fully at the disposal of the government...he's a piece of the puzzle...His contribution is going to make a difference." Wife of George Papadopoulos. And the program examines how a casual drink in a London bar set off alarm bells for US intelligence services. "The now far reaching investigation into whether Trump or his associates colluded with the Kremlin may have started here at the Kensington wine rooms with Australia's former foreign minister." Sarah Ferguson
Part 3: Moscow Rules The final Part three investigates Russia’s endgame and the motivation behind its extraordinary interference in the US Presidential elections and the tactics it employed. “What I think Vladimir Putin was doing was deliberately leaving a trail of breadcrumbs from Trump Tower to the Kremlin.” Former CIA Moscow Station Chief We meet the woman at the centre of the most dramatic allegations in the Russia investigation. “I was a little bit amazed, and frankly impressed, that she was able to get to Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort.”Financier and prominent Putin critic. Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya instigated the infamous meeting in Trump Tower in June 2016. Senior members of Trump’s team including the President’s son, were expecting to receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Amidst claims that Veselnitskaya was an operative of Russian President Vladimir Putin, reporter Sarah Ferguson travelled to Moscow to question the woman who made it all the way into the Trump inner sanctum. “I’ve come a long way to ask this question . . . Are you a spy or an agent for the Russian government?” Sarah Ferguson, Reporter Four Corners.
Leading spymasters tell Four Corners that Putin’s aim in interfering in the US Presidential election was part of a grand plan to show the world just how much influence Russia could exert in America’s - or anyone’s - democratic process. “What I think Vladimir Putin realised is he could inject this virus into our political system and set us fighting against each other instead of remembering that the enemy is . . the guy in the Kremlin.” former CIA Moscow Station Chief. “They've always been gathering intelligence and getting themselves positioned on networks. What has changed, is a growing evidence that they want to use those accesses to do destructive things, rather than just sit and watch and gather.” Former UK spy boss. Sarah Ferguson also speaks to Donald Trump’s long-time political adviser Roger Stone who along with several other members of the Trump campaign team is under investigation by the Special Prosecutor for possible collusion with Russia. “I don’t know if I’m a person of interest or an interesting person. I certainly have committed no crimes.” Roger Stone, long time Trump adviser.
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