Journalist suggests that Trump may have been Russian asset for decades.

By | 2018-07-10T05:24:37+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

Before we dive into this I should let you know that for me there is no doubt Trump is a Russian asset. The only thing this article introduces is the idea that he may have been one for far longer than most people imagine.

Courtesy of New York Magazine:

The media has treated the notion that Russia has personally compromised the president of the United States as something close to a kook theory. A minority of analysts, mostly but not exclusively on the right, have promoted aggressively exculpatory interpretations of the known facts, in which every suspicious piece of evidence turns out to have a surprisingly innocent explanation. And it is possible, though unlikely, that every trail between Trump Tower and the Kremlin extends no farther than its point of current visibility.

What is missing from our imagination is the unlikely but possible outcome on the other end: that this is all much worse than we suspect. After all, treating a small probability as if it were nonexistent is the very error much of the news media made in covering the presidential horse race. And while the body of publicly available information about the Russia scandal is already extensive, the way it has been delivered — scoop after scoop of discrete nuggets of information — has been disorienting and difficult to follow. What would it look like if it were reassembled into a single narrative, one that distinguished between fact and speculation but didn’t myopically focus on the most certain conclusions?

Jonathan Chait then goes on to suggest that Trump’s first public statements about American politics came only after his 1987 visit to Moscow.

During the Soviet era, Russian intelligence cast a wide net to gain leverage over influential figures abroad. (The practice continues to this day.) The Russians would lure or entrap not only prominent politicians and cultural leaders, but also people whom they saw as having the potential for gaining prominence in the future. In 1986, Soviet ambassador Yuri Dubinin met Trump in New York, flattered him with praise for his building exploits, and invited him to discuss a building in Moscow. Trump visited Moscow in July 1987. He stayed at the National Hotel, in the Lenin Suite, which certainly would have been bugged. There is not much else in the public record to describe his visit, except Trump’s own recollection in The Art of the Deal that Soviet officials were eager for him to build a hotel there. (It never happened.)

Trump returned from Moscow fired up with political ambition. He began the first of a long series of presidential flirtations, which included a flashy trip to New Hampshire. Two months after his Moscow visit, Trump spent almost $100,000 on a series of full-page newspaper ads that published a political manifesto. “An open letter from Donald J. Trump on why America should stop paying to defend countries that can afford to defend themselves,” as Trump labeled it, launched angry populist charges against the allies that benefited from the umbrella of American military protection. “Why are these nations not paying the United States for the human lives and billions of dollars we are losing to protect their interests?”

Of course, Trump failed to mention that what America was defending those countries from was the Soviet Union which would not dissolve until around 1991. 

Or did it?

This is actually not a new theory by any stretch of the imagination and is even touched upon within the pages of David Corn’s book “Russian Roulette.”

My point in presenting it here is to let people know that the theory is gaining more support, even among “serious” journalists, and may soon move from the theoretical realm into an evidence-based established fact.

If you are still uncertain I suggest that you read this article, and especially make sure to pay attention to the mind-numbing graphic that is included.

And when you do keep in mind these two paragraphs which I think really sum up the potential crisis that looms before us:

Suppose we are currently making the same mistake we made at the outset of this drama — suppose the dark crevices of the Russia scandal run not just a little deeper but a lot deeper. If that’s true, we are in the midst of a scandal unprecedented in American history, a subversion of the integrity of the presidency. It would mean the Cold War that Americans had long considered won has dissolved into the bizarre spectacle of Reagan’s party’s abetting the hijacking of American government by a former KGB agent. It would mean that when Special Counsel Robert Mueller closes in on the president and his inner circle, possibly beginning this summer, Trump may not merely rail on Twitter but provoke a constitutional crisis.

And it would mean the Russia scandal began far earlier than conventionally understood and ended later — indeed, is still happening. As Trump arranges to meet face-to-face and privately with Vladimir Putin later this month, the collusion between the two men metastasizing from a dark accusation into an open alliance, it would be dangerous not to consider the possibility that the summit is less a negotiation between two heads of state than a meeting between a Russian-intelligence asset and his handler.

Yeah, good luck getting any sleep tonight. 

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12 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 9, 2018 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    We are also “defending countries that can afford to defend themselves” because the attitude was that the United States could also tell them what to do. The old “ugly American” philosophy, go in and tell them how to run there country for a price, that price was sending money or military or both.

    Also trump keeps using the excuse of it is costing us money, what a farce coming from a guy that spends millions to play golf every weekend. I would rather spend the money on NATO that his golf game.

  2. Anonymous July 9, 2018 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    It is interesting that FOX has the rights to broadcast the soccer world cup from MOSCOW, did little donnie help get the contract?

  3. anon July 9, 2018 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/09/russ-feingold-rips-criminal-trump-suprene-court.html

    ‘The stakes couldn’t possibly be higher. What we have here is the United States Supreme Court is really changing its character. First of all, it was stolen. This whole seat was stolen, the Scalia seat. After that, you have a president who wasn’t even elected by the majority of the Americans being able to pick that replacement instead of Barack Obama. Now, you have the president picking more people when he’s under investigation for probably legal activity before and after he became president. What we really have is the United States Supreme Court is becoming a kangaroo court. The definition of a kangaroo court is a court where the outcome is predetermined.”’

  4. anonymous July 9, 2018 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/trump-tells-putin-stupid-staff-didnt-want-two-leaders-get-along-well/

    ““Those are stupid people; you shouldn’t listen to them,” Trump told Putin”

    https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article214584130.html

    “None of the meetings were easy or enjoyable,” “He described the meetings with Russian officials as intense and said the topics included Russia’s military incursion into Ukraine, its role in the conflict in Syria and interference in elections in the United States and Europe.

    He said that there was “no equivocation about election interference” but that the reaction from Russian officials to questions about the issue was mostly “denial, obfuscation, long diatribes and lots of complaints about the United States.””

  5. Anonymous July 9, 2018 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Yeah, good luck getting any sleep tonight.
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    And after you hear his Supreme Court pick, you won’t sleep at all!!

  6. Immoral July 9, 2018 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Trump is a catalyst for what Russia planned with the USA over a century ago. They think it’s funny to play global war and money games. Ignorance was bliss. Now humanity woke up. Uh. Oh. You woke sleeping dogs. You better RUN!

  7. Nancy Wickman July 10, 2018 at 6:11 am - Reply

    I think Malcolm Nance would agree with this although I haven’t yet started his newest book. He says Russian assets fall into four categories, witting, unwitting, useful idiot, and fellow traveler. tRump seems to fit into all of these to some extent. We all know he’s malleable, narcissistic, and identifies with autocrats. According to Nance, when tRump met at Nobu restaurant in 2013 with 12 Russian oligarchs, he came away sharing their world view.

  8. WA Skeptic July 10, 2018 at 6:28 am - Reply

    It’s incomprehensible that we should be allowing Putin and Trump to confab without some record.

    Do we have to be wading in bomb rubble and lack of clean water before we realize that Traitor Trump has sold us out, as has the entire legislative and judicial branch??

    Do we want to look like Syria???

    Stop this madness.

  9. Anonymous July 10, 2018 at 7:48 am - Reply

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/10/politics/trump-putin-meeting/index.html

    ‘ when asked if he sees Putin as a friend or a foe, Trump said he sees the Russian leader as a “competitor.”
    “I really can’t say right now. As far as I’m concerned, a competitor. A competitor,” “I think that getting along with Russia, getting along with China is a good thing, getting along with others is a good thing. It’s not a bad thing, I’ve said that many times.” “We do have a lot of allies, but we cannot be taken advantage of. We’re being taken advantage of by the European Union,” Trump said, adding that US NATO spending “helps them a lot more than it helps us.””

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