There are the alarming number of instances of previously undisclosed 45 campaign contacts with agents of Russia, both government officials and spies as well as private Russian nationals with shady Kremlin ties. Why is this? What can explain this? It is currently being thoroughly investigated so hopefully the reasons for this sort of intercourse will come to light of day. 45's closest campaign advisors, Manafort and Flynn, have the stink of Russian influence all over them and I'm sure FBI investigation into those financial ties and payoffs in presidential influence will eventually bear a politically sour fruit as well. Looking into Manafort's role in changing RNC platform policy on arming Ukraine at the behest of his Russian controls should crack the lid on that can of worms.
But why is 45 so in love with Putin? Yes, 45 seems to gravitate to dictator types, gushes endlessly and enviously about autocrats who deprive their citizenry of civil rights and perpetrate murderous policies to hold onto absolute power. It is sickening to watch 45 suck up to and compliment petty thug dictators like Duterte, the Saudi King, Erdogan, el-Sisi, Kim Yong-un, and former all-star past dictator criminals since overthrown and killed by their own people, unworthies such as Saddam Hussein, Moammar Gaddafi, and the rulers of China who crushed dissent by rolling tanks over their people in Tiananmen Square. But does Putin have some special overarching hold on 45's attention and ability to manipulate 45's policies and public face? Is 45 afraid of Putin or just in his pocket?
Virtually all foreign policy voiced and personally advocated by 45 benefits a Russian agenda. His indifference to and lack of commitment to NATO during this recent trip plays right into Putin's hands. It's as if 45, who bothers not to read his own briefings, has a daily memo from the Kremlin as to how best advance Russian interests. During the campaign 45's rhetoric about fixed elections, HRC's security "crimes", her "failing" health, many other lies and tricks to damage her candidacy paralleled and aped the Russian fake news bots trolling disinformation. Who was copying whom? Or were both campaigns, the 45 one and the Russian propaganda one working together in close colluding concert?
There are reports on 45 that date back to his bankruptcy days in the late 80's where he had little capital and great debt. His buildings and casinos were drowning in debt, and no one in legitimate American banking would touch 45 in considering him for loans. Somehow 45 resurrected his financial base over and above taking advantage of bankruptcy to clear his debt. There are reports and evidence to point to 45 getting loans and financial backing from Russian banks and uber-wealthy Russian oligarchs who essentially ARE the Russian government, with ties and backing of Russian intelligence. 45 has lied about having no loans or ties to Russian money...he qualifies it by limiting that time window to the past ten years. But he was swimming in Russian funding a decade or more before that, and both his sons have admitted that 45 capital is heavily Russian supplied. What does Putin know and have over the POTUS from his days in the KGB and FSB? Quite a bit is my thinking. Enough to run a bit and bridle through 45's mouth and ride that neighing Palomino for all he's worth. Ride him hard and put him away wet.
There's no other reasonable explanation to explain 45's fealty and subservience to his Russian master. And I just hope time doesn't run out for American democracy and all that we cherish before the dogs of Robert Mueller and the FBI run 45 to ground and give him his just dessert.
Edited by yadda yadda, 26 May 2017 - 07:55 AM.