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@peterbakernyt @maddow @griffwitte Orban has a lot in common w Trump, as I show in #HouseofTrump, in that both were allegedly compromised by Russian mobster Semion #Mogilevich.
2/In Orban's case, that took place in 1994 when, as a rising young pol in Hungary, he reportedly took large sums of money from a Mogilevich associate named Dietmar Clodo--and was videotaped in the act.
3/Orban, of course, went on to become Prime Minister of Hungary in 1998 after denouncing various "Moscow puppets"and pro-Russian projects as treasonous. But when he was elected again in 2010, he reversed field and become a Putin apologist.
4/ How to explain Orban's about face? In 2008, Mogilevich had been jailed on tax evasion charges and appears to have used the Orban video kompromat as his get-out-of-jail card. And ever since, Orban's Hungary has been arguably the most pro-Putin country in the EU.
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