Investigation & Politics 52’ 86’

An American Affair: Trump & the FBI

Never has a president so repeatedly and openly demonstrated his disrespect for the law, the Constitution and the democratic institutions of the United States. From Russian interference in the 2016 elections to secret deals with the mafia, Donald Trump has faced many accusations - while he claims to be the victim of an FBI conspiracy.

Despite being implicated in well-documented suspect deals, he was never charged. In fact, Trump and the FBI have been covertly enmeshed for 40 years. But exactly how far did he go to get his way, and to keep agents from investigating?

Using privileged access to FBI officials, this film examines the complex relationship between the United States Intelligence Community and its businessman-turned-President, who plays a double game with the Mafia and the bureau. In the run-up of the next presidential election, this investigation proposes to lay out the inside story of Trump’s potentially compromised presidency, examined by those who know him best. 

Direction: Fabrizio Calvi & David Carr-Brown

Production: Pumpernickel Films and Allumage for France Télévisions & SWR

Languages: French, English

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