Saturday, December 10, 2016
Donald Trump and the Great Russian Conspiracy
We already knew that a small legion of Russian hackers had intervened in the U.S. election, hacking e-mails, and spreading fake news stories.
And we knew that Vladimir Putin would not be displeased to see the U.S. descend into chaos.
Which is what most experts believe the Russians were trying to do.
But if this new report is true, their motives were far more sinister.
And a lot scarier.
American intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence” that Russia acted covertly in the latter stages of the presidential campaign to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances and promote Donald J. Trump, according to senior administration officials.
They based that conclusion, in part, on another finding — which they say was also reached with high confidence — that the Russians hacked the Republican National Committee’s computer systems in addition to their attacks on Democratic organizations, but did not release whatever information they gleaned from the Republican networks.
For it could mean that the Russians were trying to get Donald Trump elected, and by so doing directly interfering in the result of a U.S. election.
And while the Trump transition team was quick to deny the allegations:
And so were his fanatical supporters...
The shadow of a doubt must now hang over over Trump.
As well as over Rex Tlllerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil, who is the latest entry in The Apprentice-like competition to become Secretary of State.
Rex W. Tillerson, the president and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, has emerged as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s top choice to become secretary of state, according to a person with direct knowledge of the search process.
And who like so many in Trump's inner circle, has very close ties to Russia...
Mr. Tillerson has worked to strengthen Exxon Mobil’s ties with Russia. The company has various joint ventures with the oil giant Rosneft around Russia, and has contributed to social programs in education and health. In 2012, the Russian government awarded Mr. Tillerson the country’s Order of Friendship decoration.
And let's not forget the boys from Goldman Sachs, who Trump once attacked...
But now can't appoint enough of them to his cabinet, even if that means betraying his own supporters.
Because as we all know, those Goldman boys are capable of ANYTHING.
But here's the most disturbing question that nobody seems to be asking: if the Russians are hacking everybody, what might they have on Donald Trump?
Why won't he release his taxes?
What happened when Trump spent three nights in a Moscow hotel at the Miss Universe pageant three years ago?
Could there be a compromising e-mail, or an embarrassing tape somewhere?
Because if the Russians do have something on Trump, he would be Putin's puppet...
Which would of course make him unfit to be president, and could even lead the military some day to disobey his orders.
And if that isn't scary enough, now watch this tape of a rally in Iowa that Trump released last night.
Where he talks for about 45 seconds, and then spends more than a minute soaking up the adulation as only a narcissist can...
And then ask yourself, could a man who is so clearly in love with himself, and could betray his own supporters so crassly, also betray his country?
Is it just a bromance?
Or is it treason?
Who knows? But the risk is just too great.
If the Russians helped elect Trump, he could be their tool.
So he must be impeached....