In yet another damning piece of evidence that Donald Trump had significant ties to Russia prior to his presidential bid, the CIA has obtained footage that apparently shows him standing during Nikolai Volkoff’s performance of the Russian National Anthem.
In the footage, apparently recorded at a WWE Live event at Trump Plaza in 1987, Trump can be seen in the front row, standing at attention, while the rest of the audience boos and chants “USA! USA!”
The video begins with the Iron Sheik declaring that Iran is number one, and that the USA is ach-tooie, to which Trump appears to give an enthusiastic thumbs up.
Then, when manager “Classy” Freddie Blassie demands that everyone in attendance stand for Volkoff’s baritone recital of “Gosudarstvennyy gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii,” Trump appears to be the only person in the crowd who obliges.
Although this new evidence is not the “smoking gun” that proves Russian collusion in the 2016 election — the CIA has described its interrogations of Lana as “inconclusive” — it does suggest that Trump’s Russian connections run deep.
According to one attorney who has seen Trump’s tax returns, significant donations were made in the 1980s to persons named I. Koloff, K. Khruschev, and B. Zhukov.