It is likely that Donald Trump was compromised by Russian intelligence agents on a trip to Moscow 31 years ago, says a new explosive book.
The president would have been filmed in 1987 with Russian prostitutes sent to him as a "honey trap" despite traveling with his wife, Ivana, making him vulnerable to blackmail by the Kremlin, his principal spy told the author of the book.
The material would have been carefully preserved by spies since then.
Oleg Kalugin, the former KGB counterintelligence chief, told author Craig Unger that Trump would have had "many young people at his disposal", and Russia would have been watching. He had been officially invited by a senior diplomat to discuss possible real estate developments.
Kalugin claimed that Trump probably knows of the existence of the files on him that contain material that the Russians call "kompromat".
The extraordinary claim is in & # 39; House of Trump, House of Putin; The untold story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia & # 39;, a forensic look at Trump's ties with Russia, which will come out next week, written by Unger.
The author, a Vanity Fair journalist, previously attacked the Bush family for alleged links to the Saudis, and was quoted to a large extent in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 film.
The book, a copy of which has been obtained by DailyMail.com, states that Trump is a "Russian asset" whose greed made him "easy prey" of Soviet intelligence officers decades ago.
However, it has no direct evidence of the existence of such tapes.
Visit from Russia: Donald Trump went with Ivana Trump to Moscow and St. Petersburg in 1987 at the personal invitation of the Soviet ambassador to the United Nations. The then head of counterintelligence of the KGB now says that he would certainly have been compromised
Notorious visit: Donald Trump organized Miss Universe in Moscow in 2013, a trip that has become famous for the so-called "golden rain dossier": a series of unverified claims, including one of degrading sexual acts, which according to Trump is a Democratic stain. . But author Craig Unger says he would have already committed
& # 39; House of Trump & # 39; It also details how two Trump partners who in 2013 attended a party held by a notorious Russian caporal and spoke of "meeting with Vova", that is, Vladimir Putin.
Speculation about Trump's ties with Russia and possible collusion with the Kremlin in the 2016 elections has reached a fever pitch as special adviser Robert Mueller's investigation into the voting meddling gains momentum.
While Mueller has already accused 32 people and three Russian companies, Russia's involvement is related to piracy, which the US intelligence agencies. UU They definitely concluded.
Accusation: Unger calls Trump's man "Vladimir Putin in the White House" and states that Trump's real estate business, The Trump Organization, probably laundered billions for organized crime in Russia
Despite this, Trump has been soft on Russia, says Unger, and at his summit with Putin in Helsinki last month shocked the world by saying that the Kremlin did not interfere.
In a devastating opening chapter, author Unger says the reason is simple: with Trump, Russia "implanted a Russian asset intentionally ignorant or inexplicably unconscious in the White House."
Unger calls the Trump man & Vladimir Putin in the White House & # 39; and states that Trump's real estate business, The Trump Organization, probably laundered billions for organized crime in Russia.
The White House directed DailyMail.com to the president's personal attorneys.
A lawyer for the president was not immediately available to comment on Trump's alleged behavior, as detailed in Unger's book.
& # 39; House of Trump & # 39; says that Trump's associations with the Russian Turks go back to the 1970s in Brighton Beach, a working class neighborhood in Brooklyn, where his father Fred owned dozens of properties.
Among them were Semon Kislin and Tamir Sapir, Russian émigrés who allegedly had links with Russian crime families and started an electronics store that KGB agents used to buy their supplies.
Another was David Bogatin, a Soviet-born Soviet army veteran who became a US citizen and later pleaded guilty to carrying out a plan to smuggle gasoline with Russian gangsters.
Trump had no problem with Bogatin buying five luxury condominiums at Trump Tower, his new apartment block on Fifth Avenue in New York, in the mid-1980s for $ 6 million.
Although that is the equivalent of $ 14.5 million today, adjusted for inflation, the prices of properties in New York have far exceeded regular inflation, making the price equivalent today is much higher than that.
In fact, Trump Tower was one of only two buildings in New York at the time that allowed people to buy condominiums using fictitious companies that hid who the buyer was.
& # 39; House of Trump & # 39; He says that, regardless of whether Trump knew it or not, when he closed the deal with Bogatin, he simply helped to launder money for the Russian mafia & # 39;
Trump had ambitions beyond New York and when he began taking control of the family business he looked abroad and found willing partners in what is now Russia.
In January 1987, two years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Soviet ambassador to the United Nations, Yuri Dubinin, invited him to visit Moscow to talk about the opening of a new hotel there.
Trump flew with his first wife Ivana and two anonymous partners to what was then Soviet Russia.
Links: Tamir Sapir, who died in 2014, was a Soviet immigrant who Trump knew from Trump since the 1970s and who joined him with Bayrock Capital. Unger says the company was a shell created to allow the Russians to launder money under the supervision of the Kremlin
He stayed at the National Hotel in Moscow and during his entire trip was almost safe under 24-hour surveillance of the KGB.
Kalugin, who headed the branch of the Directorate General of First Chiefs of the KGB, which was responsible for overseas operations and intelligence gathering, said that it was a widespread practice at that time to use prostitutes to catch foreign businessmen.
"In his world, he often asks his young people to stand up and proudly serve their country," Kalugin once told a journalist. "In Russia, sometimes we ask our women to go to bed."
In an interview for "House of Trump," Kalugin – who was one of the most veteran KGB officers at a time when Putin was a more junior officer – said Trump probably "would have many young people at his disposal."
He said: "I would not be surprised if the Russians have, and Trump knows about them, the archives about him during his trip to Russia and his participation in the meeting of the young women who were controlled (by Soviet intelligence)."
The trip was long before Trump's visit in 2013 to Moscow to attend the Miss Universe pageant. It was that visit that led to the accusations that he was filmed watching the prostitutes urinate in a bed once used by Barack and Michelle Obama, affirming that he has denied as false and "false news", but that they have led to the notorious dossier of "golden rain".
The statement was made for the first time in the dossier prepared for former British spy Christopher Steele, commissioned during Trump's election campaign by Fusion GPS, a "research firm" from Washington to analyze its links with Russia.
Fusion GPS was commissioned in turn, first by the conservative Washington Beacon and then by the lawyers of the Hillary Clinton campaign, to dig up the dust of the Republican candidate. The Free Beacon says that Steele was not hired by them and that it was used by Fusion GPS after the participation of Free Beacon was over.
Trump's ties with Russia deepened in the 1990s after his casinos in Atlantic City began to fail and his companies went into debt for $ 3.4 billion.
Unable to get cash from banks in the United States Trump went to the Russians to get what is known as & # 39; alternative financing & # 39; writes Unger.
As ProPublica has reported, this involved Trump using money from wealthy Russians to buy half of the new condominiums in their new apartment blocks so he could get financing for the rest.
In the late 1990s, about 20 percent of the Trump brand condominiums, or 1,300 luxury properties, were sold to anonymous fictitious companies, the equivalent of $ 1,500 million in value.
Around this time, Bayrock Group LLC entered the world of Trump courtesy of Tamir Sapir, the Russian immigrant who had known Trump from his days in Brighton Beach and who had now become a billionaire.
Money laundering and spying: Craig Unger says that Trump's condos were sold to Russian figures through shell companies and Bayrock Capital, from his office two floors below Trump & # 39; s was a key part of the plan. Former KGB General Oleg Kalugin says Trump would have been white in 1987
Bayrock was a real estate company that Unger describes as being largely owned and financed by emigrants from Russia and the former Soviet Union & # 39;
Bayrock's leadership was even more doubtful and was a "welcoming family of billionaire oligarchs of the former Soviet Union."
Apparently, Trump had no problem with this and Bayrock moved to Trump Tower and established his office on the 24th floor. Trump's office was on the 26th.
Unger says it's "shady" where he got his funding, but with the help of Bayrock and his appearance on The Apprentice, Trump was back.
Trump signed agreements to license his name to a complex of 813 units called Trump Towers in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, and a 35-story tower in White Plains, New York, among other projects.
Bayrock was involved in Trump SoHo,
But & # 39; House of Trump & # 39; suggests that Bayrock had a hidden motive and was little more than a modern version of the old KGB trick of creating a fictional company that laundered Russian money and gathered intelligence on Western targets.
In the case of Trump, the future president was "indirectly providing Putin with a regular flow of information about what the oligarchs were doing with their money in the United States," Unger writes.
He quotes federal prosecutor Kenneth McCallion, who previously persecuted Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and notorious Russian mafioso Semion Mogilevich.
McCallion said: "I think Christopher Steele was right.
"Initially, Trump was not that important to Putin, but now that Trump was receiving investments from the Russians, Putin could keep track of where his money was because Bayrock kept an accounting book that Moscow probably had access to.
"It was not just about buying condos, it was the tail moving the dog." It was a direct investment of capital in Trump projects.
THE FAVORITE AUTHOR OF MICHAEL MOORE HAS SUBMITTED A COUP IN THE TRUMPET?
Harvard-educated writer and journalist Craig Unger has a history of unearthing public figures and turning them into bestselling books, but critics have not always been kind to him.
Unger's best-known book is "House of Bush, House of Saud," which explored the links between the Bush family and the Saudi royal family.
He alleged that for more than 30 years the Saudis had made $ 1.4 billion in payments in the form of contracts and investments to the Bushs to curry favor with them.
Controversial: author Craig Unger
The book appeared in the Michael Moore film & # 39; Fahrenheit 9/11 & # 39; and it became the best seller of the New York Times.
But it generated controversy for what the New York Times in his analysis called "conspiracy" and "relied heavily on indirect and circumstantial insinuations."
The Times review said Unger's charges are so extreme, and so varied, that you end the book hoping to read that the Bushs and the Saudis were also behind the lousy Knicks record last season.
Unger's journalism has appeared in Vanity Fair, the magazine of New York and Esquire.
His other books include & # 39; Boss Rove: Karl Rove's Inside Kingdom of Power & # 39; s Secret, about the Chief of Staff of George W. Bush & # 39; The Fall of the House of Bush & # 39;
The New York Times was frank again and said in his review that the book was a mixture of the persuasive and the speculative, the well researched and the hastily assembled, the original and the highly derivative.
"Putin did not stop the expatriation of billions of dollars because he benefited from it, but it was a serious problem for the Russian economy, they were spending billions of dollars and really wanted to keep track of him for a variety of reasons, to see what was the financial strength of the oligarchs?
& # 39; House of Trump & # 39; says that in February 2013 two Trump partners appeared on the 55th birthday of Sergei Mikhailov, who is believed to be the leader of the Russian criminal band Solntsevo.
The event took place at the Radisson Royal in Moscow and to celebrate Mogilevich, the lord of crime, he had seized an entire floor.
The two Trump partners said they were there to talk about the alleged Trump Towers in Moscow and Kazakhstan, possibly with Solntsevo as a partner.
A source said that the Americans spoke about a meeting they had with Ivanka Trump, Trump's daughter. They also talked about "meeting Vova", that is, meeting with Putin.
Unger writes: "The Americans, said the source, were not presented to everyone by name.
"One of them, however, was described as being eight or eight inches tall, corpulent, with curly hair and a line of hair that was receding," he's definitely not thin and had a California smile. "
& # 39; Later, the source thought it was probably Felix Sater, & # 39; because (he) saw his images & # 39;
Sater is a former adviser born in the Soviet Union of Trump, a convicted criminal and securities scammer who finds himself at the center of Trump's Russia axis; He was also the general manager of Bayrock.
During the years 2010, Trump's connections with Russia and his dependence on Russian money seemed to deepen.
In an interview in 2104 with Trump's son, Eric, who by then was helping direct The Trump Organization, golf writer James Dodson said he admitted that this was the case.
Dodson said Eric Trump told him: "Well, we do not trust American banks. We have all the funds we need from Russia & # 39;
Dodson replied: "Really? & # 39; and Eric Trump said: & # 39; Oh, yes. We have some guys who really love golf and are really interested in our programs. We just go there all the time & # 39;
Eric Trump also allegedly said they had "access to $ 100 million". for its newest golf course in North Carolina.
Eric Trump denied that the conversation had taken place and said in 2017: "This story is completely invented and is just another example of why there is so much mistrust in the media of our country # FakeNews". Dodson, however, supports his account.
Before, during and after the 2016 elections, Trump furiously denied that he worked with Russia to be elected and in dozens of tweets he said there is no "collusion".
The president considers that it is an affront to his ego that the Russians could have helped him to defeat Hillary Clinton and can not separate the Kremlin's interference from his victory, the book says.
The most serious of the problems of the Trump campaign has become the notorious meeting at Trump Tower in 2016 in which Russians linked to the Kremlin offered him "dirt". to Hillary Clinton.
The meeting was attended by Trump Jr, the son-in-law of President Jared Kushner, his former campaign manager Paul Manafort and a Russian lawyer.
Trump always denied having known about the meeting in advance, but in a recent Tweet he admitted his true purpose.
The President wrote: "This was a meeting to get information about an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics, and he did not get anywhere.
According to reports, Trump has been asked to stop tweeting about the meeting with his lawyers, who feel that he is damaging him and adding oxygen to the interest in what happened.
Another link with Russia is that the investigation of Robert Mueller's special attorney began after Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, excused himself from directing it, saying it was because of his involvement in the Trump campaign.
Unger accuses him of taking a step back because he lied to Congress about his meetings with the Russian ambassador to the United States, although Sessions denies that charge.
And then there is Manafort, who won 60 million dollars of political consulting work for pro-Putin politicians in Ukraine, and who is currently in court accused of bank and tax fraud.
When that trial ends, he will face a second trial in which charges will include conspiracy against the United States.
& # 39; Trump House, Putin House; The untold story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia & # 39; is available to book on Amazon