The Paradise Papers: Massive New Leak Links Russia and Trump Cabinet Member Wilbur Ross

A trove of 13.4 million leaked documents exposes ties between Russia and a host of western officials, including Donald Trump’s billionaire commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross. The leaked “Paradise Papers” also expose the business dealings of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s main fundraiser and the offshore interests of Queen Elizabeth II and some 120 politicians from around the world, as well as a number of Israeli businesspeople.

The “Paradise Papers” leak reveals the extent to which American politics relies on personal wealth and the financial system outside of the United States. It also sheds light on corporate giants like Apple, Nike and others, who manage to minimize the taxes they pay through increasingly imaginative accounting maneuvers.

The leaked data discloses offshore ties of more than a dozen Trump advisers, cabinet members and major donors.

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