This is an exchange on Russia’s version of “Fox News” about Trump following his job performance review with Vladimir Putin;
Male Host: “It is very bizarre, you can’t bash your own country like that – especially when you’re the President.”
Female Host: “When Trump says our relations are bad because of American foolishness and stupidity, he really smells like an agent of the Kremlin.”
Yesterday The New York Times reported that Trump was shown highly classified information on January 6, 2017, two weeks before his inauguration, that showed Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered a series of cyberattacks meant to sway the election in his favor. The evidence included text messages and emails from Russian military officers and a source close to Putin himself. Rather than accepting these findings Trump stated, standing next to Putin, that “we’re all to blame”.
“The sentence should have been: ‘I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t, or why it wouldn’t be Russia,’ sort of a double negative. So you can put that in, and I think that probably clarifies things pretty good by itself.” – Trump, reading from a script, explaining what he “meant” to say to Putin
But that briefing on January 6th wasn’t the first time Trump had heard that Putin and the Russians had compromised our elections. During meetings at Trump Tower prior to his inauguration, former CIA director John Brennan, former national security director James Clapper, NSA director Adm. Michael Rogers and former FBI director James Comey all presented material to Trump that left them convinced of Putin’s role. And what role have most of these men played in the Trump administration? The word “former” should give you a clue.
At this point, there are only two logical conclusions to draw about Trumps relationship with Putin and Russia; #1- Trump knows that he is compromised or #2- Trump refuses to acknowledge that he is compromised.
Former CIA director John Brennan: “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???”
Former national security director James Clapper: “More and more, I come to the conclusion that after the Helsinki performance and since, that I really do wonder whether the Russians have something on him. I think his behavior was just unbelievable.”
Former FBI director James Comey: “This was the day an American president stood on foreign soil next to a murderous lying thug and refused to back his own country. Patriots need to stand up and reject the behavior of this president.”
People a hell of a lot smarter than me all say the same thing, we don’t need Russia. As a standalone entity they are irrelevant. As a trade partner they mean nothing to us. And as a military force they can and have been neutered but Trump continues to give Putin power by showing reverence to him and discounting the loyalty and trust of our allies. Trump is infatuated with Putin’s strongman tactics because that is how he aspires to be viewed on the world stage but standing next to his idol Monday Trump looked like a weak, lovesick puppy and that is what the “world stage” saw. That is what the Russians saw as well.
“He really smells like an agent of the Kremlin.” Since the “summit” Trump and his handlers have fired-up the “fake news” onslaught on twitter and Fox News for his base. The White House provided talking points to Republican surrogates and members of Congress Monday to deal with the fallout. And what as Robert Mueller being doing through all this? Adding another piece to the puzzle, making sure Russian national Maria Butina, accused of working as a spy and a covert agent for the Kremlin infiltrating American political organizations including the National Rifle Association, stays in jail and this country to stand trial.
Yes, Donald Trump does smell like an agent of the Kremlin. I smell it. Do you?
Who did Trump tell?: Nine months, nine prominent Russians dead