“…I did not have communications with the Russians.”- Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearings
I got to be honest, this Trump, Trump associates, Trump cabinet picks, Putin, Russian thing is beginning to make me a little nervous. First there were questions about Trumps one-time campaign chair Paul Manafort. And then Trump’s former campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. And then Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn. And now we have a Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who the Kremlin awarded the country’s Order of Friendship in 2012. And a Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, who has invested over a billion dollars in the Bank of Cyprus, and served as its vice-chairman. A bank owned by a known ally of Russian President Putin and one that has “reportedly” bailed out our President several times but we won’t and can’t know that because, wait for it, he won’t release his tax returns.
And now the Honorable Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III. Turns out he lied, or just forgot, or maybe didn’t understand the questions, both verbal and written, if he had any contact with the Russians during the campaign. Guess what, he did, not once but twice.
Our President can protest and Tweet (see below) all he wants about a witch-hunt and fake news. But with all things Donald this ultimately will come down to a money trail. Keep in mind, this is a man who has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at least six times so he has had money troubles a time or two. If he truly wanted to put this issue to bed he would release what I can only imagine is a tangled web of financial statements. And many pundits believe that he not only owes very large sums of money to the Russian’s but to the Chinese as well.
My gut tells me that the Washington Post and The New York Times aren’t going to let this sleeping dog lie. Stay tuned!
“Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!” – DJT Tweet 2-26-17
“The Democrats had to come up with a story as to why they lost the election, and so badly (306), so they made up a story” – RUSSIA. Fake news! – DJT Tweet 2-16-17
“Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?” – DJT Tweet 2-15-17
“Information is being illegally given to the failing
@nytimes & @washingtonpost by the intelligence community (NSA and FBI?).Just like Russia” – DJT Tweet 2-15-17
“I don’t know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy – yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem!” – DJT Tweet 2-7-17
“@FoxNews “Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not fully understand.” Oh really, couldn’t do much worse – just look at Syria (red line), Crimea, Ukraine and the build-up of Russian nukes. Not good! Was this the leaker of Fake News?” – DJT Tweet 1-15-17
“Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives, both Democrats and Republicans – FAKE NEWS! Russia says nothing exists. Probably released by “Intelligence” even knowing there is no proof, and never will be. My people will have a full report on hacking within 90 days!” – DJT Tweet 1-13-17
“Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA – NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!” – DJT Tweet 1-11-17
“Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is “A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE.” Very unfair!” – DJT Tweet 1-11-17
“Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. Only “stupid” people, or fools, would think that it is bad! We have enough problems around the world without yet another one. When I am President, Russia will respect us far more than they do now and both countries will, perhaps, work together to solve some of the many great and pressing problems and issues of the WORLD!” – DJT Tweet 1-7-17
“The “Intelligence” briefing on so-called “Russian hacking” was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!” – DJT Tweet 1-3-17
“Russians are playing
@CNN and @NBCNews for such fools – funny to watch, they don’t have a clue! @FoxNews totally gets it!” – DJT Tweet 12-30-16
“Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very smart!” – DJT Tweet 12-30-16
“Vladimir Putin said today about Hillary and Dems: “In my opinion, it is humiliating. One must be able to lose with dignity.” So true!” – DJT Tweet 12-23-16
“If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act? Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?” – DJT Tweet 12-15-16
“Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory!” – DJT Tweet 12-12-16