The New York Post reported that,
according to sources, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and
ex-”core” aide Rick Gates have financial ties to a biometric security
company that lobbied the Putin administration on behalf of technology
that would help it spy on its citizens.
Manafort was a major early investor for EyeLock and owned as much
as 10 percent in the company, according to the Post, while Gates served
as an independent contractor hired to build business for it in Middle
Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
EyeLock uses iris-scanning technology to identify individuals, according to its website.
The company had a failed bid to put machines in the Moscow subway to
scan as many as 50 people a minute to find matches with those on watch
This isn’t the first time that Manafort and Gates have been reported as having pro-Putin ties. In August, Manafort was pressured into resigning after news stories indicated that he had lobbied on behalf of a Ukrainian president sympathetic to Putin, Viktor Yanukovich. Gates resigned shortly after that.
I wonder what will happen if Trump loses, will Putin send his henchmen to Trump Tower and kidnap him?
Just another reason why Donald Trump should be far far away from the White House as possible.