Belated Bombshell: Trump is Working for Russia!

By Karen

Well, Da! Since The New York Times report last week that the FBI launched an investigation into Trump’s relationship with Russia after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, my déjà vu has been off the charts. Every time I see TV pundits picking over Trump’s multitude of pro-Russian statements and actions as if they’re seeing them for the first time, I go into a meltdown.

Why? Because any person over 12 who’s been paying the slightest bit of attention knows Trump’s allegiance to Russia has always been sincere and all-consuming.

“I will tell you this, Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 [Hillary Clinton] emails that are missing.”

On Russian meddling in the election: “I don’t see any reason why it would be” Russia.

I could go on and on. These and many other outrageous statements the media reported with insufficient push-back left many of us thinking, “Holy shit! Why isn’t somebody stopping him?”

Right after Trump fired Comey, he invited Russians into the Oval Office to gloat with them about it. We found out from Russian photographs because Trump allowed no American witnesses.

And then we heard about the two-hour private tête-à-tête with Putin in Helsinki, to which Trump allowed no American witnesses save an interpreter, whose notes he later confiscated and probably destroyed. Afterward, Putin bounded before reporters, smiling like he’d just gotten the world’s best blow job, with lumbering Trump looking like he’d been forced at gunpoint to swallow.

And let’s not overlook Trump’s ever-growing mountain of tweets professing love for all things Russian. Out the other side of his face he claims he’s been harder on Russia than any president, ever — even as he tries to relieve Putin’s oligarch henchman and Paul Manafort BFF, Oleg Deripaska, of American sanctions.

For three years, the media has asked, “What could POSSIBLY be going on?” when it’s been obvious all along.

Trump’s Russia fixation is all about money. Back in 2008, (I’m quoting Vox) Donald Trump Jr. said, “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets.” In 2014, Eric Trump said, “We don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.”

Over many years, Trump has done a high volume of all-cash real estate deals at his properties in New York and Florida with Russians worth hundreds of millions.

U.S. banks refuse to lend to Trump because he’s a notorious bad risk, and Trump’s burning bridges with other countries now. I believe he naively thinks that if he presents Putin with the smoldering ruins of the United States on a platter (with the Statue of Liberty’s head on the side), Trump will be ensured wealth beyond his wildest dreams forever — including a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Where Trump miscalculates bigly is that his life post-White House will be anything but business as usual, happily ever after. Trump and, apparently, the 25-30 percent of racist morons who still support him are the only ones who fail to see he’s heading to prison. The feds and New York state have so many felonies to nail on Trump, he’ll look like a used piñata by the time they’re finished with him.

Tax evasion, money laundering, fraud, misuse of funds, conspiring with a hostile power, emoluments violations, campaign finance violations, obstruction of justice. Those are just his greatest hits. Even with plea deals, Trump at 72 faces what’s left of his life behind bars. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is assembling and fleshing out the pieces with hard evidence that will be gift-wrapped and shoved down the throats of every Trump voter and enabler in Congress.

On January 14, in response to the NYT article, Trump uttered the words destined to be carved on his tombstone…

Trump will be pressed on that point, and we know his first response will be, “I never said that.”

When confronted with the video, he’ll say…

“I have never received a paycheck from Russia. When you work for somebody, they have to give you a paycheck, right? Do you think Putin would ever give me a paycheck? What have I ever done for Putin? I hardly know the guy. I don’t get paychecks from Putin. I’ve never even been to Russia.”

What we’re seeing is quid pro quo in action. On the promise of future riches, Putin provides Trump’s marching orders (“Pull your troops out of Syria,” “Pull your troops out of Iraq,” “Destroy NATO,” “Give Deripaska a break,” etc.), and Trump will do as ordered until Congress stops him, one way or another.

Donald Trump is a liar, a thief and a traitor. He’s lurching blindly toward the worst possible end. It can’t come soon enough.

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35 Responses to Belated Bombshell: Trump is Working for Russia!

  1. Francis Alan Wormald says:

    LET’S ALL PRAY FOR TRUTH & JUSTICE…

  2. Adele Prass says:

    But will the end come before he can withdraw the US from NATO, start to bomb Iran, or create and pass some more truly vile domestic policies?

  3. catsworking says:

    Adele, with this government shutdown bringing things to a head, I feel like things are really starting to move in the right direction. McConnell could get a veto-proof margin in the Senate and end the shutdown tomorrow. Every day he lets it drag out, he and the other enablers increase their chances of kissing their asses goodbye in 2020.

    The media is pounding so hard on Trump’s Russian treason right now, even the most brain-dead must be soaking up at least a little of it. Trump himself has ceased to make any sense whatsoever on any subject, so you know he’s melting down. (“It’s mostly Democrats who got furloughed, anyway. (Like, who cares about them?) Then: “They’ve all been telling me to stand tough on the wall, for as long as it takes. They’re making ‘arrangements.'”)

    I’m really hoping he goes completely bonkers in public so we can have a video record of the moment. He’s due for a physical this month.

  4. muller says:

    i must say i’m not really interested in the russiagate business. it’s bad enough dealing with the endless brexit story here but ppl interested in russia/trump might enjoy this :

    https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2018/10/06/watch-aaron-mate-destroy-russiagate-propagandist-and-collusion-author-luke-harding/

  5. muller says:

    watch right to the end………!

  6. catsworking says:

    muller, eggplant is an unattractive vegetable in any context. I put it in the same category as okra, which I also don’t care for. They’re both slimy.

    I don’t have time to watch the whole video you sent right now (29 minutes), but I will later. We already have ample evidence of the Trump team’s dealings with Russia all through the campaign and beyond (over 100 verified contacts — any candidate NOT in cahoots had exactly ZERO) to know with 99.9% certainty that Trump has relied on Russia’s help. Trump’s behavior toward and around Putin indicates that Putin has Trump on a tight leash. And all these talks he keeps having with Putin that he will let NO ONE know the content of should be grounds alone to kick his ass to the curb. It’s all been out there for the world to see.

    What we DON’T yet have is all the emails, financial records, and intercepted phone calls to prove it to the most brain-dead Trump supporters & people in Congress now walking on the edge of treason in continuing to enable him. Mueller is working on pulling that together. And I’m sure he will. There’s no way, after all we already know, and Trump’s hysterical denials, that there’s nothing there. Trump is going to be exposed as a traitor who, in an earlier age, would have been stood up against a wall and shot.

    Yes, Brexit is a total mess. My hope is that they re-vote and the people decide to stay in the EU. Especially with Trump making the U.S. an ally no one can depend on, England can’t afford to be sitting out there alone, at the mercy of whatever chaos Putin decides to unleash. You see what damage he’s done here by brainwashing just enough stupid people to plunge us into this nightmare. I hope England learns from it.

  7. bassgirl23 says:

    The fact that Trump is refusing to allow transcripts of any of his meetings with Putin and his cronies should in itself be a red flag.

    For me, it was clear the day after he fired Comey and met with the Russians in the White House, that there was absolutely something going on. Even if the timing of that meeting was a total coincidence – and I don’t think that’s the case – objectively it could be seen as a potential conflict of interest. He should have either postponed the meeting or made it fully transparent as to what was discussed. He did neither.

    Trump has far more dealings in and with Russia than he would ever admit. The only loans he could obtain for his failing business ventures were those tied to Russian funds. The money laundering relating to Trump Tower Azerbajan (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/13/donald-trumps-worst-deal) – coincidentally, another Trump building to have a “suspicious” fire last spring – is particularly damning, but it’s just one of dozens of stories that end up getting lost in the shuffle.

    Evidence of his corruption is everywhere. Trump University – a scam. Trump Foundation – corrupt. All County Building Supply and Maintenance – another scam. The Russia issue is just one of dozens of examples of who he really is. It’s too bad that it was the media, by way of the Apprentice and all the smoke and mirrors of TV, made him out to be a successful businessman when it was clear he’s just a pathetic con man.

  8. catsworking says:

    bassgirl, you nailed it. People in the NY/NJ area who got local news have known Trump is a crook and a buffoon for decades. He was so desperate for fame, he jumped at the chance to play a successful real estate mogul for Mark Burnett (who still covers for Trump to this day by not releasing Trump’s damning outtakes from The Apprentice). It was enough to fool the rubes. You see them being interviewed now, after Trump has made a fool of himself more times than you can count, STILL talking about what a great businessman and deal-maker he is, with not one example of either.

    His idea of negotiating is: “You give me everything I want. You get nothing. If you refuse, bye-bye!”

    I swear he’s a reincarnated king. In fact, some pundit recently said something like, “He thinks he’s the Sun King” (Louis XIV of France) and I thought, “YES!” There are eerie parallels. Versailles was his Mar-a-Lago. Check it out.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/louis_xiv.shtml

    Wikipedia draws the parallels even better…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XIV_of_France

    Could this be what awaits Trump?
    “Despite the image of a healthy and virile king that Louis sought to project, evidence exists to suggest that his health was not that good. He had many ailments: for example, symptoms of diabetes, as confirmed in reports of suppurating periostitis in 1678, dental abscesses in 1696, along with recurring boils, fainting spells, gout, dizziness, hot flushes, and headaches…. On 18 November 1686, Louis underwent a painful operation for an anal fistula that was performed by the surgeon Charles Felix de Tassy, who prepared a specially shaped curved scalpel for the occasion. The wound took more than two months to heal.”

    He died of gangrene at age 77.

  9. catsworking says:

    muller, I watched the full video and the interviewer was only slightly less in denial than Fox “News” here. Recorded back in October, so I don’t remember how much we knew about Manafort then, but I think the court had well-established he was working against American interests and he was in jail. Just recently it came to light that Manafort gave Trump’s internal polling data to the Russians, presumably to help them target their propaganda in the 3 states Trump narrowly won by only 78,000 votes to get a majority in the Electoral College. (Trump actually lost the election by nearly 3 million votes. Our system is fucked up to let that happen.)

    What Trump enablers always say, in the face of ALL evidence, is, “There’s no proof.” And that’s what this guy was doing, in spite of all the Russians that have been indicted with detailed documentation of EXACTLY what they did, in spite of all the guilty pleas by Trump’s people who are now going to jail. I don’t know what they think proof is. Do they need to see Trump on live TV having sex with Putin?

    Unfortunately, this whole situation has so many moving pieces, and so many people around Trump (and Trump himself) lying their asses off, it takes more effort than most people are willing to give to keep up with it. I think I’ve been fairly diligent, and I can say I have no doubt whatsoever that Trump IS working on Russia’s behalf to sell out this country and destroy world order on the promise of future wealth for himself and his kids. He’s a traitor and he needs to be removed and punished as harshly as possible ASAP.

  10. muller says:

    Strong words catsworking and about the eggplant as well!

  11. muller says:

    found this re AB. probably you’ve seen it.

  12. catsworking says:

    muller, thanks for that link. No, I hadn’t seen it. It makes me want to cry, and I wonder what terrible, terrible things were said to him, or what went through his mind to make death preferable to all the friends he had made around the world, all the beautiful places he visited, and all the wonderful meals he enjoyed so much. Not to mention his time with his daughter. He still had so much living to do.

  13. muller says:

    when i watched it (it came up randomly on youtube) i didnt realise it was about AB until he said “tony”. i just wondered what was upsetting a famous sushi chef.
    and the rest of the clip with the chef’s mother etc was touching.

  14. Margeaux says:

    Good opinions about Trump everybody.
    I think that often some of the so called coincidences re: Agent Orange, that’s Spike Lee’s name for you know who, aren’t coincidences at all. Namely the meeting in the White House with this guy Sergey, after firing Comey.

    I also don’t think it was much of a coincidence that the first prostitute, was featured I believe back in 2016, in a cover of Vanity-Mexico, in an article about her as she’s eating a bowl of what looks like high end jewelry juxtaposed to look like spaghetti. The super disgusting part about this expose is that Vanity decided to publish it the very same week her husband & the Pres. Pena Nieto were in that fight about the wall. Pena Nieto cancelled that meeting.

    It’s beyond rude & disgusting that melania thinks nothing of putting their cheap opulence on display in the article. That is why I had a big ques. as to her move when she also wore that stupid jacket going to the border by herself? HAAH!@ This is all a ploy on their part. She’s complicit in the Trump game. I don’t particularly buy all this crap that she’s at odds in their marriage sometimes.
    Sure they probably have separate bedrooms & all of that, but she’s part of their play.

  15. catsworking says:

    Margeaux, I’ll admit to going through a period where I almost felt sorry for Melania, but I got over it. She’s nothing but a pointless drag on taxpayers who pay for her worthless upkeep and gives nothing in return except a pout and bad English. She’s a disgrace.

    I have no doubt she can’t stand to be near Trump because he’s physically disgusting, but she’s totally complicit in helping him stay out of jail and keep whatever bit of money he has. The only reason she hasn’t left him has to be financial. I hope she ends up in legal trouble herself for any involvement her business ventures may have had with the Trump Org. OR that she’s been helping Putin manipulate Trump.

    I don’t think there’s coincidence in ANY of the suspicious events we’ve been witnessing the past few years. The explanations are right there and obvious, but we have to build the case.

    Because Congress has become worse than useless, I don’t think Trump will go down for obstruction, treason or any of his crimes as president. The GOP has become the party of traitors and they will protect him to protect themselves.

    Trump will go down like a common grifter — in New York — for money laundering, tax evasion, and fraud. I hope they throw him in John Gotti’s old jail cell. That’s the closest Trump will ever get to being a gangster.

    PBS is running an interesting series called “Dictator’s Playbook.” I missed the first episode, but the second one was about Saddam Hussein. Next up is Mussolini. They dissect all the methods they used to gain and keep power, and you see that Trump is trying them all. If he had half the brain Saddam or any of the rest of them had, he’d be running the world by now.

    We’ve got to remember that Trump never expected to get into the White House. He ran only because he wanted “presidential candidate” cred so he could command higher prices for his name on shit. Winning the Electoral College was just a lucky break. I think Putin has been coaching him on all things dictatorial to groom another puppet like Medvedev, that guy Putin installed as Russian president for one term so Putin could run again nonconsecutively and evade the 2-term limit.

  16. muller says:

    well well, a friend is going on a cruise with her daughter to…the norwegian fjords. April.

  17. catsworking says:

    muller, lucky ducks! Do you know if it’s Hurtigruten? I know some of the mainstream cruise lines cruise to Norway, but they don’t make all the stops. It’s more like an Alaska cruise where you get to take in all the pretty scenery from the ship.

  18. muller says:

    It’s P&O ferries from Southampton to stavanger, one week, 2000£ a pop Inc balcony. Not sure what’s included. Check their website but its strictly cruise with entertainments novovirus etc

  19. catsworking says:

    muller, ooh! The noro is included? What a deal. I’m not seeing that route on their website. Maybe it’s just a warm-weather itinerary.

    Interesting ships. One of the categories of questions is, “Travelling with a motorhome.”

  20. muller says:

    Cats, I wouldn’t know. I should have thought she would fly to Norway then cruise. Why anyone would want to cross the North Sea if they didn’t need to. My friend has no fear. But her daughter does.

  21. catsworking says:

    From what I saw, it’s strictly a ferry service with maybe an overnight stay on board, and the ships don’t look built for typical cruise ship amenities and entertainment.

    Perhaps they’re taking a P&O cruise? I’ve seen P&O ships in my travels. They’re owned by Carnival, which also owns Princess Cruises, and I think several Princess ships have been refurbished and rechristened by P&O.

    OK, I think I found their cruise. Seven days in April on P&O Azura (big new ship, built for P&O in 2010). The price you mentioned seems a bit high per person for a balcony cabin, unless they booked two cabins and are each paying double because of the single supplement.

    https://www.pocruises.com/a909/

  22. Margeaux says:

    WOW@!! Are we all abreast of today’s news regarding Roger Stone? INDICTED!@! This is the only reason Trump decided to call off the shut down for now. Guess the Stone news is just too much. Lets see what the next 24 hrs. of news brings. Whoah@!!

  23. MorganLF says:

    BLOTUS just got owned, by a woman.

    A CR with no wall money.

    Pelosi is my hero. She held her caucus tight while a tantruming wannabe,bully old man, showed the world what a weak sister he really is.
    Wannabe,because he has no real balls. He taunts, fakes, intimidates behind a twitter account. Let’s see him put up his dukes, silly old man…never fought with his fists ever…I could take him.

    Impotent fakes like him, a 5x service avoider, a braggart, a low IQ fool can be driven to insane measures.

    He’s rid the WH of every bit of testosterone that could check him. AND HE HAS THE NUCLEAR CODES!!!

    He would deliberately tank the markets, what does he care? He’s bankrupted 6X..has a cadre of “lawyers” to bail him out like they have done for 40 years.

    When are people who watch their savings disappear, their Democracy erode, going to say enough?

    He will start a war to appease president Coulter.

    Please god, Mueller hurry up!!!

    Oh and cadet Bone Spurs…..hahahahahahahahah

  24. muller says:

    Yes P&O cruises, I’m not sure of the pricing. She’s a keen photographer has an account with Getty and is looking forward to it

  25. L Villeneuve says:

    Argento’s latest production classily called, “rock and roll suicide”. Wow. what a loser.

  26. catsworking says:

    Margeaux, I was dancing around the living room to see Roger Stone get hauled off to jail. His speech on the jailhouse steps was hilarious. He’s going to be vindicated. Hahaha! He should read his own indictment. They’ve got the goods on him.

    I’m hoping Mueller gives us a double-header with Jared Kushner and Don Junior, arresting them both on the same day so they don’t have time to scurry around and destroy evidence if they hear one or the other went down.

    That may be the day we see a brown stain form on Trump’s pants.

  27. catsworking says:

    Morgan, I’ve done a total 180 on Nancy Pelosi since she got back in as speaker. She’s going to be dying Trump’s nuts as Easter Eggs.

  28. catsworking says:

    LV, did you see her modeling in Paris last week? She wore a white dress that showcased all her tats, and the dress actually had huge “angel wing” feathers stuck on the back. It was ludicrous, and she took to the runway like a common streetwalker.

  29. MorganLF says:

    Karen…by the time Master of the universe Pelosi is done with this sniveling Russian toady it will be…
    Easter Raisins
    ALL HAIL PELOSI.

  30. catsworking says:

    Morgan, Easter Raisins… Love it! I thought it was a nice touch for Pelosi to keep stomping the brake on his SOTU. You know it’s got to be killing him not to get his few hours to pretend he’s king of the world, with dominion over the entire government.

    Whenever he does do it, I would love to see some brave network (or all of them, actually) run it on a 5-minute delay and fact-check him as he goes, highlighting the lies with a scroll underneath as they come out of his mouth. That’s how ALL of his speeches need to be televised.

    Thinking about Roger Stone… if we could regress Trump and Stone to their past lives, Trump would be one of the mad kings of Europe, and Stone would be his scheming courtier, prancing around court in silk knee-breeches and coat with gold brocade, shirt dripping with lace, wearing one of those elaborate white powdered wigs. (I’m picturing that bad guy from The Favourite, or most period series about royalty from Masterpiece Theater.)

    At least Stone hasn’t made the mistake of dying his hair in this life so he won’t quickly age before our eyes like Manafort is doing. Manafort hasn’t held up well at all.

  31. Margeaux says:

    MorgaLF,

    Yes, I think Nancy Pelosi is great! Even before she became the speaker, I wondered why some people used to put her down.
    Usually it sounded as if it was younger voter w/this attitude if you’re over 55 yrs old you should be put out to pasture. NOT!! She has a lot of experience in government. She’s making mince meat out of the Donny, in a quite elegant manner I might add. Let’s see what this State of the Loco Union speech is going to be on Tues. Can’t wait! He’ll be in Nancy’s House!! HAAH!@!

  32. Margeaux says:

    Karen,

    Yes, that raid was hilarious wasn’t it? Last night I heard Roger Stone being interviewed by on one of our local radio stations.
    The man is so cocky and really thinks its o.k., to keep speaking in public. I guess the next step is for that judge to issue a gag order, so he can stop making everyone of us gag w/his lies.

    Oh & last night I watched some Parts Unknown. It was the Massachusett’s episode where Tony first got his start as a dishwasher. So touching when he visits his friends restaurant from their youth. They’re both reminiscing many things, one being the fact that a lot of their friends were deceased. Both of them ended it on the note, well they were glad they’d survived. Awwwww!!! I had a heart wrenching moment over here on my couch, still wondering and just realizing the total sadness about our Tony! I wonder when it was that epi got filmed. Tony still looked good, as he didn’t have that drawn look he had his last year.

    Now & what was this can’t remember who mentioned that
    the lot lizard had named a show, something about suicide?????
    Whoah!!! This chick is definitely psychiatric material!!

  33. catsworking says:

    Margeaux, someone online somewhere called it Trump’s “Hate of the Union” speech, and I thought that was spot-on. You know it’s going to be a lot of whining and lies about the wall, interspersed with boasts about how he’s the greatest, most accomplished president in history. Huckabee Sanders gave us a preview of the list they’re compiling of his “accomplishments” when she tried to relabel the fact that he spends the vast majority of his time watching TV and tweeting as “creative time.”

    He’s overdue for his physical (which on January 12 last year), but he’s not revealing the date he gets it so he can conceal the results. That tells me he knows he’s falling apart. I hope to God it leaks, or Congress subpoenas the results along with his taxes. We have the right to know if he’s been verified as a dementia patient.

    Yes, Nancy Pelosi is playing Trump just right. Their relationship is Mommy and Naughty Child, and he’s buying into that by continuing to act like a spoiled brat that she must discipline. He can’t help himself because he has no clue how to behave as an equal with a grownup. It’s priceless. She probably leaps out of bed every day now, eager to go to work.

    Roger Stone’s going to get a gag order slapped across his mouth. The judge in his case is pretty fed up with his media blitz. I hope he’s having fun with that because the conspiracy charge is coming (they’ve already got proof in his correspondence – and now they’ve got his hard drives to find even more) and he’ll be spending the rest of his life in jail with Manafort.

    I think they may be holding off on conspiracy because Mueller wants to yank the whole gang in (Stone, Junior, Jared, Manafort, Flynn, etc.) on that with one grand indictment that will have Trump shitting his pants the moment he hears about it. I hope there are cameras on him.

  34. Shannon says:

    Karen,

    I just had a baby 5 weeks ago so things have been a little busy (!) but I’ve been meaning to tell you… Putin’s smile like after the world’s best BJ has been making me chuckle for weeks! Thanks for that 🙂

  35. catsworking says:

    Congratulations on the baby, Shannon! Yeah, Putin is STILL grinning after getting sanctions on his boy, Deripaska lifted, but the lieutenant governor of Virginia, Justin Fairfax, is all frowny faces now that he’s hearing the BJ he got back in 2004 may have been his WORST one ever.

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