Felix Sater and Trump go way back, to at least 2003. Sater was an FBI informer the entire time. That means the FBI probably knows quite a lot more about Trump’s sleazy financial deals than Trump thinks they do.
“In 1998, Sater pleaded guilty to a federal charge of racketeering for his role in a Mafia-linked $40-million stock fraud scheme. He quickly cut a deal, agreeing to become a secret FBI informant in hopes of getting a lenient sentence.
Sater had secretly worked with federal prosecutors and the FBI for more than 10 years, “providing information crucial to national security and the conviction of over 20 individuals, including those responsible for committing massive financial fraud and members of La Cosa Nostra” — the Mafia