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What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

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Trump is also owned by Russian banks, the only banks that were willing to deal with him after all his debacles.

"Well sure, every big bank may have some Russian customer somewhere. But there are a couple of things that distinguish Deutsche Bank in this regard. For one thing, it was fined $630 million in January 2017 for its involvement in a $10 billion Russian money-laundering scheme.

For another, during the time-period the bank was washing the Russian cash, it was also doling out huge sums of money to reality television star and real estate developer Donald Trump. Deutsche Bank is itself the nexus, in other words. As someone dimly aware of, let alone leading, the Russia investigation, Conaway should know these things.

According to a December 2016 analysis by Bloomberg, Trump owed the German bank roughly $300 million as he was poised to assume the presidency.

As The Guardian's Luke Harding recounts in his book "Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win," this debt was not only unprecedented but bizarre: He had borrowed the money from Deutsche's private wealth division, using the money to pay back a $330 million loan that he had defaulted on from the bank's real estate division.

"Asked whether it was normal to give more money to a customer who was a bad credit risk and a litigant, one former senior Deutsche Bank staff member said: 'Are you [expletive] kidding me?'" Harding wrote.

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People who don't know this stuff; reports from basic objective news media, don't know it because they don't want to know it.


Sen McCain:

"Today's press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump's naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake.

"President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world.

"It is tempting to describe the press conference as a pathetic rout – as an illustration of the perils of under-preparation and inexperience. But these were not the errant tweets of a novice politician. These were the deliberate choices of a president who seems determined to realize his delusions of a warm relationship with Putin's regime without any regard for the true nature of his rule, his violent disregard for the sovereignty of his neighbors, his complicity in the slaughter of the Syrian people, his violation of international treaties, and his assault on democratic institutions throughout the world.

"Coming close on the heels of President Trump's bombastic and erratic conduct towards our closest friends and allies in Brussels and Britain, today's press conference marks a recent low point in the history of the American Presidency. That the president was attended in Helsinki by a team of competent and patriotic advisors makes his blunders and capitulations all the more painful and inexplicable.

"No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant. Not only did President Trump fail to speak the truth about an adversary; but speaking for America to the world, our president failed to defend all that makes us who we are -- a republic of free people dedicated to the cause of liberty at home and abroad. American presidents must be the champions of that cause if it is to succeed. Americans are waiting and hoping for President Trump to embrace that sacred responsibility. One can only hope they are not waiting totally in vain."

"...people are silently laughing at your sense of superiority and mental stupidity." - #9 | Posted by pfc. boazotoes at 2018-07-16 02:51 PM | Reply | Flag: Severe case of projection

And there's nothing silent about our laughing at you, pfc. boazotoes.


The new Trump Doctrine.

Blame America First!

Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!

-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2018

Here we see Trump winking at the Russian leader who ordered an attack against the United States–an attack that continues today. t.co

-- Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) July 16, 2018

And in an incredible statement from Germany's Foreign Minister,

He says Germany can no longer rely on the White House. Read it and weep.

One of our closest allies in the world can no longer trust Trump.

A remarkable statement from Germany's foreign minister: "We can no longer completely rely on the White House"

-- Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) July 16, 2018

Republicans are complicit with this ----.

They are in on it as well. Traitors, all of them.

Putin attacked our elections and our "president" is defending those attacks.

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