"Wilbur Ross helped stave off bankruptcy for Donald Trump in the 1990s and was later appointed commerce secretary in Donald Trump's administration.
"Wilbur Ross has retained an interest in a shipping company which earns millions of dollars a year transporting oil and gas for a Russian energy firm whose shareholders include Vladimir Putin's son-in-law and two men subject to US sanctions."
Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed
In 1979, Donald Donald Trump met the lobbyist Paul Manafort.
They were introduced by Roy Cohn, Trump's mentor.
Roy Cohn represented New York's largest mafia figures, including John Gotti and Tony Salerno.
Trump under siege / A timeline of Paul Manafort's relationship with the Trump world.
In 2016, Paul Manafort became Trump's campaign chairman.
Richard Gates, a former business partner of Manafort's, became Trump's campaign deputy chairman.
According to a 12-count indictment unsealed on Oct. 30, 2017, "from approximately 2006 through at least 2016, Manafort and Richard Gates laundered money through scores of United States and foreign corporations, partnerships and bank accounts."
2016 Under Scrutiny: A Timeline Of Russia Connections - NPR
Manafort's past clients have included:
Angola's Jonas Savimbi,
The Saudi government,
The George Bush family
And the Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos.
Manafort honed his 'dark' arts in Ukraine - FT.com
"Early March" 2016: According to Justice Department documents, George Papadopoulos learns he will be a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign.
George Papadopoulos is a fan of Israel and takes an interest in 'Israeli gas'.
March 21, 2016: Trump cites Papadopoulos as a foreign policy adviser in Washington Post editorial board meeting.
March 24, 2016: Papadopoulos meets in London with a professor, who brought with him a female Russian national.
March 31: Papadopoulos attended a "national security meeting" in Washington, Trump.
Lord Rothschild and Peter Mandelson.In 2003, The New Yorker reported that Trump attended dinner with Jeffrey Epstein at his East Side New York townhouse. British cabinet minister Peter Mandelson was also in attendance. Mandelson is in Epstein's little black book. Mandelson is close to Lord Rothschild.
June 3, 2016: Rob Goldstone emails Trump Jr. about setting up a meeting with a Russian lawyer.
Goldstone works with Emin Agalarov, the son of Russian billionaire developer Aras Agalarov.
The Agalarovs already knew Trump through connections established when Trump Sr. held the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013.
June 9, 2016: Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort, meet in Trump Tower with Veselnitskaya, Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin and another Russian-American present to represent the interests of the Agalarovs.
Sept. 8, 2016: Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., meets with Sergey Kislyak Russian ambassador to the U.S., in his Senate Office.
Oct. 5, 2017: Papadopoulos pleads guilty to making false statements to FBI agents.
Is a Russian-Israeli Oligarch Running a Covert Cybe-Channel Between Trump and Russia?
Institute for the Study of Globalization.
Fridman is one of the key people in Russia's Alfa Group.
A 2007 Stratfor report that was leaked through Wikileaks reads: "Alfa Group is now involved in transporting drugs from Southeast Asia through Russia into Europe, laundering money of Colombian drug cartels, and bribing organs of justice in Russia..." 
"The Russian Alfa Group, ran by a number of Zionist oligarchs, has deep ties to Israel and the Mossad, the CFR and Russia's notorious Solntsevskaya mafia." 
"Fridman is believed to be at least partially responsible for many of the assassinations that plague Russian society, particularly regarding journalists."