“Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him
The two-page synopsis also included allegations that there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, according to two national security officials.”
See Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise himThe bizarre rants of Trump now make sense. Trump has been covering up a nest of Russian spies in his camp. Folks coordinating with an enemy of the state in the middle of an election campaign, this is going to be better than Watergate and the Chinese Connection combined. This makes the 2016 US election look more like an attempted coup every day. Will the traitor take the oath? Will there be mass arrests and perp-walks? How red will Trump’s face be? How many Tweets will he fire off before then? Bring on more popcorn.
Apparently the information here has been available to leaders of Congress, and the FBI for months… and Comey exposed Hillary but not Trump to suspicion. That doesn’t feel fair to me and that was raised in an interview with Comey on the Hill today.
“Further evidence of extensive conspiracy between TRUMP’s campaign team and Kremlin, sanctioned at highest levels and involving Russian diplomatic staff based in the US
TRUMP associate admits Kremlin behind recent appearance of DNC e-mails on WikiLeaks, as means of maintaining plausible deniability
Agreed exchange of information established in both directions. TRUMP’s team using moles within DNC and hackers in the US as well as outside in Russia. PUTIN motivated by fear and hatred of Hillary CLINTON. Russians receiving intel from TRUMP’s team on Russian oligarchs and their families in US
Mechanism for transmitting this intelligence involves “pension” disbursements to Russian emigres living in US as cover, using consular officials in New York, DC and Miami
Suggestion from source close to TRUMP and MANAFORT that Republican campaign team happy to have Russia as media bogeyman to mask more extensive corrupt business ties to China and other emerging countries…”
Oh, my. I wrote this post before reading this document. If 10% of this is true there must be grounds for a lot of prosecutions. Publicity now means FBI must investigate even if Trump ascends the thrown. The details are worse than I imagined. Trump’s folks are accused of spying on ex-Russians living in USA, paying the hackers and trying to set up quid pro quo business deals. This back and forth has been going on for years and only recently focused on Trump’s campaign for POTUS. There are allegations that Putin had evidence of Trump messing with loose women in Russia. They are famous for that technique all through the Cold War. They had leverage to blackmail Trump. How can he possibly maintain security clearance?
The research that led to this was started when Republicans and Democrats wanting to stop Trump in the primaries got together. It reads like a wonderful spy-novel or movie script. Truth may be stranger than fiction. Apparently, McCain and the private investigator who’s network dug it all up both independently reported this to the FBI who declined to do much during the campaign…
So, FBI is doubly guilty of giving us the result we have. They hammered Hillary for nothing and did nothing about a real threat to national security headed for the White House. OMG! Blood pressures all over the world must be fluctuating seriously besides the normal political angst.
I repeat. This makes Watergate pale into insignificance. The scope of this machination makes Nixon seem like a choir-boy and Hillary like a Girl Guide. There could be a dozen or so high-profile prosecutions. Expect a whole bunch of phone calls to the FBI to make deals… Trump is toast. He can’t say both that he is a wonderful businessman and deal-maker and deny complicity in such intrigue involving so many loyal henchmen.
UPDATE #2 Trump calls this “unverifiable” and “FakeNews”. He should know better. He’s spread enough Fake News like Obama being an African/Muslim. No, this isn’t unverifiable. Unless Russians kill the investigator, he knows sources and methods which FBI can verify. In all these months, you can bet FBI is on the trail, reeling in the scent of corruption.
Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, denies he’s ever been to Prague as alleged. Of course, it might have been some other place in Europe. FBI has ways of checking that.
If this turns out to be Fake News, it’s still a good story… However, the plot is a little too detailed and complex a puzzle not to be verifiable one way or another. FBI has long experience reeling in networks of spies. They take their time and let them sweat a little sometimes just to apply pressure. If FBI watches them all and decides which one is squirming the most, the whole cover-up falls like a house of cards. That will be a great day. Depending on how big the volume of evidence grows there may be more or less prosecutions sooner or later. I can wait. The larger the conspiracy, the greater the chance a weak link may be found.
Assume, for a moment, that this is Fake News. Why would anyone bring it forth knowing that Trump is a protected person and such an intrigue would no doubt bring a thorough investigation and likely prosecution of the instigator? I don’t think this is Fake News. McCain may be old and a Republican, but he’s not a crook as far as I know. He would not have approached FBI with this if he did not believe it was true at least in some part.
No, I think enough of this is true that Trump’s empire will fall before it is complete. It could be the house that Pence built unless he is somehow linked in. I don’t see any sign of that. Pence has always been an untrusted outsider in the company. No, I think the main uncertainty is when the arrests will happen. The FBI will likely want open and shut cases considering what has happened. Will Trump last 100 days? Probably not if some key accusations are proven. The FBI will arrest him and continue the investigation from there. The GOP would be foolish not to impeach promptly on the accusation. They don’t need a conviction in court. They can hold their own court and make it brief to minimize the damage. This could be the shortest presidency ever for anyone who did not die in office.
Is anyone missing Obama or Hillary yet? Chuckle. At least Trump will generate a few interesting movies.