The Senate Intelligence Committee today released volume two of its Russia investigation, which concludes that Russians sought “to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election by harming Hillary Clinton’s chances of success and supporting Donald Trump at the direction of the Kremlin.” Keep in mind that the Senate Intelligence Committee is run by, wait for it, the Republicans.
Now, Trump, his talking heads and his base will continue to say “so what?” This doesn’t prove that Trump or his campaign colluded with the Russians. It doesn’t even, in their tiny brains, justify the two and a half year “Witch Hunt”. But it does kill one of Trump’s many, many, many, fairy-tales that the Russians didn’t want him to win because he is so TOUGH on them, a fairy tale he disproves without any help from anyone every single day.
Look, the vast majority of intelligent, stable, sober, non-delusional Americans know that Trump solicited and got help from the Russians to win the election. Hell, he asked them to do it on national television. I saw it. You did too. And here is the thing, he is still doing it. Everything Trump does, or says, every action that he takes, decision that he makes are for an audience of one, his maker, his king, his benefactor, his loan co-signer, Putin. Again, intelligent, stable, sober, non-delusional Americans know this is the truth. We don’t have to ask ourselves “why is Trump hiding in his tax returns” we already know.
If you want proof of the Russians continued support of Trump check out his twitter feed and scroll down through his “supporters” comments. It is very easy to tell which ones are really Joe Deplorable from Ocklawaha, Florida and which ones are Anatoly Smirnov from Balashikha, Russia. Facebook and Instagram are the same. Putin has put a lot of money and resources into his asset but don’t think for a moment that Vladimir won’t kick the fat orange marshmallow to curb when his “usefulness” ends and if Frump isn’t reelected so goes his “usefulness”.
Putin, like Trump, has transactional, one-way relationships, “what can you do for me” which is why Trump fawns all over him. The big difference between the two is when Putin tires of you typically you quit breathing, Trump just sends a mean tweet and holds his breathe like a five year old.
Today, right this moment, Trump has a number of tools at his disposal to hide his secrets, but it won’t be like that forever. One day in the very near, and getting closer future President Donald J. Trump will just be citizen Trump who once upon a short time was President. He will no longer have the power of the office to protect him. The battery of lawyers you and I pay for today to hide his tax returns and the latest, try keep the Mueller Grand Jury testimony out of the hands of Congress he will have to pay for. What Trump is hoping for, begging for, is Putin working his magic one more time and get him four more years in office so he can skirt around the statute of limitations.
Here is what I think will happen, Trump will quit before the election so that President Mike Pence can provide him with a blanket pardon for all the federal crimes he has committed. But that pardon won’t extend to the state charges for tax fraud, bank fraud, or to all the women he has molested with his tiny, creepy hands. He will have to answer for those crimes and pay for those lawyers out of his own pocket.
Expect a telethon in the coming years on Fox News hosted by Sean Hannity raising money to pay Trumps legal fees. For every $100 donated they will send you a collector’s edition of the MAGA baseball cap, Made in China of course. For $200 you will get the cap plus an autographed 8 x 10 glossy suitable for framing of Trump giving you his signature two thumbs-up like the “The Fonz“. All you Evangelicals will be able to hang it right beside your portrait of white Jesus, your “personal” letter from Pat Robertson thanking you for putting gas in his airplane and your NRA membership certificate. Amen.