aside Republicans, It’ll Eventually Be Proven You Helped A Russian Asset To Win The White House

As per the 12/15/17 Politico report, “President Donald Trump unloaded Friday (12/8/17) on the FBI’s role in the Russia investigations, decrying the probes as a “scam” and “Democrat hoax” that has wasted “millions and millions of dollars“ that hasn’t come up with any evidence of collusion between his 2016 campaign and Moscow.

Here’s the republican President Trump’s standard talking points regarding the FBI’s Trump/ Russian investigation:

“There is absolutely no collusion. I didn’t make a phone call to Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia. Everybody knows it. That was a Democrat hoax. It was an excuse for losing the election, and it should have never been this way, where they spent all these millions of dollars.”

Trump then turns the tables on the Russia investigations to castigate the FBI, referring to the its officials’ texts and the work that FBI agent Strzok did during the Clinton investigation to unfairly indicate undue bias.

He’ll continue with words like, “What we have found, and what they have found after looking at this, really, scam, is they found tremendous — whatever you want to call it; you’re going to have to make up your own determination — but they found tremendous things on the other side.”

“When you look at the Hillary Clinton investigation, it was — I’ve been saying for a long time — that was a rigged system, folks. That was a rigged system. When you look at what they did with respect to the Hillary Clinton investigation, it was rigged. And there’s never been anything like it in this country that we’ve ever found before. It’s very, very sad. Very, very sad.”

Trump has long been a critic of U.S. intelligence reports that have concluded Russia meddled in the 2016 election despite the overwhelming evidence from the US Intelligence community proving this fact.

It has long been my hypothesis that President Trump has indeed a Russian asset before he ever set foot in the White House. The reason that the FBI’S Special Counsel Robert Mueller III has been delving into the president’s past financial history, is that it has been inextricably intertwined with Russian financing for decades so that his business could thrive during some financially troubling times.

Being beholden to Russian financing to where there is outstanding debt is similar to being beholden to the Mafia for financing. They both expect a return on their investment. This is the crux of the probe which helps explain why President Trump keeps pandering to Russian interests even if the US national security interests are compromised in the process. When Mr. Mueller proves his case, the sycophant republicans in the US Congress will be exposed as having supported a Russian asset. This could be why these folks have contrived en masse to enact an unfair, un-warranted full throttle attack on the credibility of the FBI’s investigation.

Here is the rest of the story…

On December 14, 2017, Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe and Phillip Rucker of the Washington Post penned the following report, Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked.

Excerpts: 

“In the final days before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, members of his inner circle pleaded with him to acknowledge publicly what U.S. intelligence agencies had already concluded — that Russia’s interference in the 2016 election was real.”

“Holding impromptu interventions in Trump’s 26th-floor corner office at Trump Tower, advisers — including Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and designated chief of staff, Reince Priebus — prodded the president-elect to accept the findings that the nation’s spy chiefs had personally presented to him on Jan. 6.”

Chris Britt / Illinois Times

“They sought to convince Trump that he could affirm the validity of the intelligence without diminishing his electoral win, according to three officials involved in the sessions. More important, they said that doing so was the only way to put the matter behind him politically and free him to pursue his goal of closer ties with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin.”

“This was part of the normalization process,” one participant said. “There was a big effort to get him to be a standard president.”

“But as aides persisted, Trump became agitated. He railed that the intelligence couldn’t be trusted and scoffed at the suggestion that his candidacy had been propelled by forces other than his own strategy, message and charisma.”

“Told that members of his incoming Cabinet had already publicly backed the intelligence report on Russia, Trump shot back, “So what?” Admitting that the Kremlin had hacked Democratic Party emails, he said, was a “trap.”

“As Trump addressed journalists on Jan. 11 in the lobby of Trump Tower, he came as close as he ever would to grudging acceptance. “As far as hacking, I think it was Russia,” he said, adding that “we also get hacked by other countries and other people.”

“As hedged as those words were, Trump regretted them almost immediately. “It’s not me,” he said to aides afterward. “It wasn’t right.”

“Nearly a year into his presidency, Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia waged an assault on a pillar of American democracy and supported his run for the White House.”

“The result is without obvious parallel in U.S. history, a situation in which the personal insecurities of the president — and his refusal to accept what even many in his administration regard as objective reality — have impaired the government’s response to a national security threat. The repercussions radiate across the government.”

“Rather than search for ways to deter Kremlin attacks or safeguard U.S. elections, Trump has waged his own campaign to discredit the case that Russia poses any threat and he has resisted or attempted to roll back efforts to hold Moscow to account.”

“His administration has moved to undo at least some of the sanctions the previous administration imposed on Russia for its election interference, exploring the return of two Russian compounds in the United States that President Barack Obama had seized — the measure that had most galled Moscow. Months later, when Congress moved to impose additional penalties on Moscow, Trump opposed the measures fiercely.”

“Trump has never convened a Cabinet-level meeting on Russian interference or what to do about it, administration officials said. Although the issue has been discussed at lower levels at the National Security Council, one former high-ranking Trump administration official said there is an unspoken understanding within the NSC that to raise the matter is to acknowledge its validity, which the president would see as an affront.”

Trump’s stance on the election is part of a broader entanglement with Moscow that has defined the first year of his presidency. He continues to pursue an elusive bond with Putin, which he sees as critical to dealing with North Korea, Iran and other issues. “Having Russia in a friendly posture,” he said last month, “is an asset to the world and an asset to our country.”

His position has alienated close American allies and often undercut members of his Cabinet — all against the backdrop of a criminal probe into possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

This account of the Trump administration’s reaction to Russia’s interference and policies toward Moscow is based on interviews with more than 50 current and former U.S. officials, many of whom had senior roles in the Trump campaign and transition team or have been in high-level positions at the White House or at national security agencies. Most agreed to speak only on the condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the subject.

Here is a link to report: Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves Russian threat unchecked/ 12/14/17

17 comments

  1. Gronda, what should concern all Americans and our allies, is his own disdain for our quite capable intelligence community. When they have to filter everything in briefings to avoid saying that the Russians hacked our elections as it will upset the sensitive one, then it portrays a grave danger. In short, the NSA, CIA, FBI cannot shoot straight with the President as he can’t handle the truth.

    Senator Cornyn is latest legislator become an overt sycophant to the President. Senator, are you sure you want to sell your soul to this man-child? He would not lift a finger to help you and will throw you under the bus when it meets his needs and purpose. Keith

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    • Dear Keith,

      Republicans will go down in history as having backed a Russia asset; a man who bragged about grabbing women’s private parts with impunity; a man who supported a pedophile who was running for a senate seat; a man who was an habitual liar; etc., etc.

      Well they got their man and it looks they will be passing the tax cut bill that they have been dreaming about for years. May they choke on their selfish greed.

      Hugs,Gronda

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    • Keith … I agree, but I would like to add that what is also concerning … offensive, really, is his disdain for OUR intelligence. He believes that we are stupid enough to believe what he says, and NOT smart enough to connect the dots for ourselves. When he switches his story back and forth and still thinks we aren’t smart enough to see the lies, I am highly offended! But then, he offends me simply by breathing the same air I do.

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      • Jill, Gronda, if I were in the FBI (or CIA), I would not feel proud to work for this man. Fortunately, their oath supercedes his, as he did not know he had to mean what he said when he had his hand on the bible. Keith

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      • Dear Jill,

        The president and his republican sycophants in the WH, the US Congress, the right wing media, do think that “we the people” are that stupid; that they can snow us with their marketing and lies.

        The trouble is that they are wrong and they will end up paying an enormous price for their own stupidity.

        Hugs, Gronda

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  2. There are been many of these down the centuries, usually in smaller, less wealthy countries with only recent and volatile histories. They have kept their hold on power through a ruthless network of security services.
    Since this oaf is unable to gain the loyalty of any government agency the chances of his downfall are high and likely to be messy. (and entertaining)

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    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      Thanks for the reference. This time I am truly worried as these attacks by president’s republican cronies in the White House, the US Congress, the right wing media outlets are hitting hard against the FBI, Mr. Mueller and the Russian-Trump probe to where it is obvious that they are going in for the kill.

      They know the truth will be so ugly that they are showing their consciousness of guilt by their actions.

      For the vast majority of Americans, they are looking to the FBI to uncover the truth. Those in the US Congress do not enjoy this level of credibility.

      Our country is under attack from within.

      Hugs,Gronda

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  3. Good work on this one … as always. Yes, once Trump is proven beyond a reasonable doubt to have participated in Russia’s interference into our election, as no doubt he will be, every republican in Congress will also come under fire for “guilt by association”. He seems to think that We The People are not smart enough to see him wiggling in the hot sear, changing his story once, twice, ad infinitum. My only concern is what he does once he figure out that his ship is taking on more water than he can bale out with his small hands. Will he attempt to have Mueller fired? Will he throw up the grandaddy of all smokescreens, lobbing a nuke at South Korea or Iran? Or perhaps at Los Angeles, California, and try to claim it was … ________________ pick a country. We just don’t know. Hugs, my friend!

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    • Dear Jill,

      We can count on President Trump to take some action to deflect, divert etc. Now that we know that there are republicans in the Us Congress who are providing cover for him, we can’t count on them to place the country’s national security’s interests first before their need to resort to CYA tactics.

      I am serious when I say that our country is under attack from within.

      Yes, he will attempt to fire the FBI’s Special Counsel Robert Mueller III. The only question is when. Rs are acting in a state of panic.

      My guess is that were those who thought they had reliable info from within the FBI, but they have been figuring out they have been operating in the dark. Meanwhile Mr. Mueller knows he is operating under a time bomb.

      Let’s pray that Mr. Mueller’s team prevails.

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • Indeed, we are under attack from within … no doubt in my mind. And I am hoping with every bit of energy I have left that Mueller is able to finish his job without interference. The attempts to discredit him and his team are so notoriously pathetic that I cannot belove anybody would buy into them. But then, I could not belie that anybody could vote for Trump, either. 😥
        Hugs!!!

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