Making a Killing

Ep. 14: Nord Stream 2, and the "Schröderization" of Democratic Officials

Episode Summary

With host Nate Sibley out this week, Casey & Paul invite Ben Schmitt to join the show to discuss, in-depth, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and how its management and implications are benefitting corrupt government officials. The trio details how the project demonstrates the growing trend of corruption, or “Schröderization,” of democratic officials involved with Russian and Chinese interests. (“Schröderization” refers to Gerhard Schröder, former Chancellor of Germany, and his direct involvement with the push for the original Nord Stream pipeline and subsequent work as a Putin crony and involvement in the second iteration of the strategic corruption project)