The inspiration for this segment came from this article by Adam Davidson of the New Yorker:
No evidence has surfaced showing that Donald Trump, or any of his employees involved in the Baku deal, actively participated in bribery, money laundering, or other illegal behavior. But the Trump Organization may have broken the law in its work with the Mammadov family. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, passed in 1977, forbade American companies from participating in a scheme to reward a foreign government official in exchange for material benefit or preferential treatment. The law even made it a crime for an American company to unknowingly benefit from a partner’s corruption if it could have discovered illicit activity but avoided doing so. This closed what was known as the “head in the sand” loophole.
As with everything that swirls around Donald Trump there is a fog of scandal but rarely enough evidence to directly tie him or his company to that scandal.
This episode follows closely on Rachel's other piece on that Russian oligarch following the Trump campaign and evidence of a possible money laundering operation.
There are a lot of loose threads but it appears that Rachel is really starting to tie things together.