There It Is – Trump Co Riddled With Russian Spies

“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 him
The 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.
UPDATE
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.

Some excerpts:
“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.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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7 Responses to There It Is – Trump Co Riddled With Russian Spies

  1. dougman wrote, “Trump partook in “golden showers” and watched Japanime in Russia with prostitutes…”

    I found it interesting in the press conference Trump’s defence on that one was that he was a “germaphobe”… There’s been no indication of that germaphobia during the campaign. Trump went everywhere without wearing white gloves or a face-mask. He ate “fast food” for Pity’s sake. Don’t germaphobes have their own cooks and food-tasters? Don’t germaphobes hesitate to kiss and grope strange women? Where were his security team always surrounding him when he talked into an open mike on that bus??? Trump’s biggest enemy is his big mouth. He says so much that everything he says is contradictory.

  2. dougman wrote, “Russia then blackmailed Trump, not by asking for money or influence in his business deals, but by forcing him to run for president against all odds and win?”

    That’s not the plot at all as I understand it. Putin began by getting dirt on everyone, covering all the bases. When Trump was nominated Putin began to support Trump. At some point, Trump is alleged to have contributed some consideration to the Russian hackers… I’m not sure of the timeline. It looks to me as if it was a reward to hackers not pay as you go stuff.

    A quick perusal of the “Podesta Emails” gives dates as late as March 2016 and Trump was not nominated until later but had locked up the nomination by that date. So, it’s entirely possible that Trump made some deal with Putin’s people around that time to tip the scales. Like any good story, plausibility helps. It’s also possible that Trump had asked the Russians for help on DNC/Hillary from earlier times. Who knows? Trump certainly isn’t going to come clean. He can’t even agree with CNN what Clapper’s phone call from the night before means… Trump conveniently ignores the difference between the existence of a document and its contents…

    There are lots of flaws in the story but it’s still possible that some element of the story will be provable. I doubt FBI will drop it until they have checked out every lead. That could hang over Trump for months/years just like the “Clinton E-mail Scandal”. For a guy with no shame and a great ability to lie repeatedly that may not bother him a bit but I’m sure it will affect every branch of US government right down to the grassroots.

  3. dougman says:

    So let me get this straight… Trump partook in “golden showers” and watched Japanime in Russia with prostitutes… Russia then blackmailed Trump, not by asking for money or influence in his business deals, but by forcing him to run for president against all odds and win?

    Pogsey, I think this would make an excellent Lifetime movie!

  4. dougman says:

    Pogsey, if you want to discuss politics, you should build another website and follow the track of this guy.

    http://harlanhill.com/about

  5. dougman says:

    Fifi, did I ask you to butt-in? I simply messaged a dumbass Loonie, that tries hard to be a political commentator and this does not require the input from a Aboriginal monkey such as yourself.

  6. oiaohm says:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38528329

    dougman its not he said she said. Russia Embassy staff got caught with their hands in the intelligence equal to the cookie jar. They did a trade and were caught on video. So its not a question that USA Russia Embassy Staff were involved in election interference. Question is were they in deep enough to in fact rig sections of the election that is not clear at this stage. So this is not cases its of he/she but this is evidence can they explain their way out of it particularly how far up chain of command it goes and how much they got to-do by the evidence. Some of the tools used were acquired in Europe.

    Do you see the evidence in court case when both parties agree to settle out of court the answer is no. Sending 35 Russian Embassy staff back to Russia and getting no reprisal is as close to admission you will get that Russia was up to no good.

    The overseas evidence from MI6 is to remove the claim that the USA Russia Embassy staff were operating in isolation as the method used are being used by the Russias in other areas and resources acquired by staff in Europe. The question now is how far up the Russia chain of command knew about it. Its not just a few rogue operators at the bottom as you would not see resource being sent in by diplomatic bag.

    Its not like the USA has not got it hand caught in the cookie jar in the Russia before. This will not be last time countries attempt to mess with another countries election. Funny how upset USA intelligence groups like the CIA are getting considering how many times they have done the same kinds of things in other countries.

    Now the issue is lower levels of trump campaign past question were compromised. Question now is how far up in trump support group in fact knew. If Trump did in fact knew its a offence under the USA constitution for him to take office. If Trump resigns 1 min before he fully takes over and Trump has done the wrong thing he can get to walk way Scott free.

  7. dougman says:

    Ho hum.

    “The allegations came, in part, from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible.”

    So MI6 passed “notes” to the CIA, stating that Russians are attempting to compromise Trump. But still won’t provide a shred of evidence! This reminds me more of a he said, she said rumor you hear while in high-school.

    LOL!…all from CNN which is widely known for its accuracy in reporting news.

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