Newly leaked financial documents reveal two new, previously-undisclosed ties between the Trump administration and Russia, implicating Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Jared Kushner. Betraying secrets of politicians worldwide, the 13 million leaked "Paradise Papers" connect the two Trump associates with offshore financial accounts.
Trump's empty and as of yet unfulfilled promise to "drain the swamp" reaches new levels of hypocrisy, as the documents show that many wealthy individuals brought into Trump's administration have gone to great lengths to store their money in offshore accounts. Though legal, these accounts are free from taxation, and thus exist at the expense of the American people. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and top White House adviser Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, are both implicated in the leaked documents.