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Former U.S. Intel Officials: Trump’s Actions At G7 Summit Suggest He’s A ‘Russian Asset’

When he was at this year’s G7 summit in Biarritz, France, President Donald Trump repeatedly advocated for Russia’s readmission to the group of industrialized nations, remarking:

“I think it would be better to have Russia inside the tent than outside the tent.”

But other members of the G7 strongly disagreed, with European Council President Donald Tusk noting:

“When Russia was invited to G7 for the first time, it was believed that it would pursue the path of liberal democracy, rule of law, and human rights. Is there anyone among us, who can say with full conviction, not out of business calculation, that Russia is on that path?”


Keep in mind that Trump also brought up the issue of allowing Russia back into the group at last year’s G7 summit in Canada, too.

All of this, according to former members of the U.S. intelligence and counterintelligence community, suggests that Donald Trump is indeed under the direct sway of Russia and Russian President Vladimr Putin.

John Sipher, a former CIA clandestine operative who spent 28 years at the agency, told Business Insider:

“If it weren’t for his constant shocking behavior and comments that have dulled our senses, this would register as one of the worst diplomatic blunders in years.”


Another former Justice Department official was even more direct, commenting:

“We have a Russian asset sitting in the Oval Office.

“There is no fathomable explanation for why the president said these things. Letting Russia off the hook for bullying smaller countries and then blaming Obama for it? It’s directly out of the Putin playbook.”

And then there’s Glenn Carle, a former CIA covert operative, who called Trump “a spy for the Russians,” adding:

“The evidence is so overwhelming that in my 35 years in intelligence, I have never seen anything so certain.”

What does all of this tell us about Trump, who only escaped being indicted by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller merely because there was a Justice Department memo saying sitting presidents can’t be indicted?


Quite simply, it tells us that Donald Trump has divided loyalties. He isn’t always looking out for the interests of the United States and our allies. Instead, he always factors Russia and Putin into the equation.

Perhaps Sipher expressed it best when it comes to what we’re seeing from Donald Trump:

“Until the time that the president bothers to articulate his own policies and views. I have no choice but to believe that he is in some way compromised.”

Compromised. That alone is reason enough to distrust Trump, impeach him, and vote him out of office in 2020. If we don’t, we will have handed this country over to our enemies without even putting up a fight.

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Prominent Right-Wing Broadcaster Says He’s Done With Donald Trump

Over the past several weeks, Donald Trump has repeatedly taken potshots at his favorite network, Fox News, even going so far as to suggest that it was time for his supporters to find another place to get their propaganda:

“Just watched Fox News heavily promoting the Democrats through their DNC Communications Director, spewing out whatever she wanted with zero pushback by anchor, Sandra Smith. The New Fox News is letting millions of GREAT people down! We have to start looking for a new News Outlet. Fox isn’t working for us any more!”


That tweet led to Fox host Neil Cavuto to react on his show, remarking:

“First of all, Mr President, we don’t work for you. I don’t work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you. Just report on you – call balls and strikes on you.”

And now another right-wing broadcaster is saying he’s done with the Donald, too.

Michael Savage is a very influential radio host who has lauded Trump with praise since he first announced his run for the White House, but now he says he’s done with the president, announcing on his show:

“If you’re going to call and tell me that you believe in Trump, please, I don’t want to hear it. How’s that? I don’t think [Trump] believes in Trump, because I don’t know which Trump it’s going to be one day to the next. On Saturday, he says ‘this’ about China. On Sunday, he says ‘that’ about China. On Monday, his handler says he really meant ‘this’ about China. So, which one did you believe in?”


What’s this? Trouble in paradise? Seems like all of sudden some of Trump’s most loyal media stars are turning against him, and that could be a problem as the 2020 election starts to heat up.

Here’s the larger issue for Trump: He’s not a popular person. He consistently ranks in the mid-30s when it comes to his approval rating, and even his most ardent fans — truck drivers, farmers, business leaders — are signaling that they’ve had quite enough of his selfish trade war, which is leading the U.S. economy directly into a recession.


A little more than year out from the next election, Donald Trump is not in a propitious position for an incumbent president. And if indeed the economy continues to trend downward, that could well spell doom for this White House.

Trump eventually tosses everyone under the bus to save his own ass. But now some very influential people are pushing him under it, too.

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Senator Predicts Comey’s Memos Will Be Used To Prosecute Trump After He Leaves Office

When Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz (who was handpicked by Attorney General William Barr) cleared former FBI Director James Comey of having committed any wrongdoing today in the matter of leaking classified information, it once again brought the issue of contemporaneous memos Comey made of his interactions with President Donald Trump to the forefront.


You may recall that Comey wrote those memos regarding meetings he had with Trump in which the president reportedly asked him to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser, who was fired after three weeks on the job due his connections to Russia and Turkey. Flynn accepted money from both countries and then neglected to disclose that on security forms he filed.


Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) said Thursday on MSNBC that the Comey memos will now become key evidence for indictments against Trump when he leaves office. Murphy told host Andrea Mitchell:

“My perspective is simple. Thank goodness that James Comey kept records of these conversations with the president of the United States. These are conversations related to obstruction of justice by the president that may end up being part of criminal proceedings after the president leaves office and are of interest to all Americans who want to make sure that the highest levels of government are being held accountable. So I think that we’re better off as a nation for James Comey having kept these memos. I think they’ll be important well after the administration wraps up.”

Numerous investigations are ongoing in both New York and Washington, D.C. into Trump, the Trump Organization, and the three eldest Trump children. They can be indicted tomorrow in any of these state cases, and they may well be.


But it’s instructive to note that when Trump is out of office, a new Justice Department under a Democratic president can start work on getting indictments against Trump and others involved on various federal crimes.

While Trump may like to think he got the best of Comey when he dismissed him, it now seems that Comey will soon have a chance to exact revenge on the man who fired him. How’s that for perfect irony?

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Was Russian Money Laundered Through The Trump Organization?

When it was disclosed recently that Deutsche Bank does indeed have in its possession tax returns filed by President Donald Trump, members of his family, and the Trump Organization, there was an immediate rush of articles suggesting that investigators with various House committees would soon have those returns in their possession, and that’s certainly possible.


MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell later reported that he had spoken with a source who told him the returns showed loans with Russian co-signers. But the veracity of that claim is now in question, with MSNBC producer Michael Del Morro sending out this tweet:

But the biggest bombshell that may be contained in documentation Deutsche Bank has in its possession has less to do with loans or taxes than it does with money laundering, which is a crime the German financial behemoth has paid billions for repeatedly doing. As Forbes reported in April, here are some of the fines the bank has recently paid:

Forbes went on to add:

“The above fines will hardly be the last. Presently, Deutsche Bank has at least four concurrent investigations which all of us should watch carefully: possible Trump bank fraud with multiple loan requests, potential money laundering with Danske Bank, helping clients avoid taxes in offshore accountswhich has come to light due to the Panama Papers, and a share-trading scheme that is the subject of Germany’s biggest post-war fraud investigation.”


You see, Deutsche Bank doesn’t give a damn where or how they make a profit or what laws they have to break in order to pad their bottom line. Does that sound like anyone else we might know? Perhaps the current resident of the White House?

Trump has long been suspected of laundering money, and there have even been suggestions that he’s done so for Russian oligarchs. So it seems entirely likely that Deutsche Bank may well have helped Trump launder millions from Russia in what can best be called a semi-legal process of loans and reciprocal payments that help all parties involved get what they need. The Russians get their dirty money washed, the bank makes a tidy profit, and Trump gets operating capital to keep his business afloat.

There may well be multiple reasons Trump doesn’t want anyone to see his taxes: Because he isn’t a billionaire as he claims or because he pays almost nothing in taxes.

But if he has indeed laundered money through his business, everything he and his family have can be seized and liquidated.

Trump’s biggest fear isn’t getting caught. His biggest fear is being broke.

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New Court Filing Suggests The Trump Impeachment Inquiry Is About To Begin

If you were wondering when the House Judiciary Committee would formally begin its impeachment inquiry into possible high crimes and misdemeanors committed by President Donald Trump, a new court filing suggests that the process could start as soon as Congress returns from recess after Labor Day.

The filing was to expedite a lawsuit which would enforce a subpoena against former White House counsel Don McGahn, Salon reports:

“In the new court filings, counsels for the lawmakers claim that the panel’s investigation has been severely delayed and diminished as a result of the White House’s stonewalling and refusal to comply with document requests related to committee’s oversight efforts.”


But it was the language used by Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) that caught the eye of legal experts.

Specifically, the filing reads:

“The committee’s work here is not only time-sensitive. It is also time-intensive — particularly given the thorough consideration required in determining whether to recommend articles of impeachment — and, critically, time-limited.”

McGahn’s testimony is of special importance because he has insider knowledge regarding at least ten instances of potential obstruction of justice by President Trump that were laid out in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Included in those ten is one in which Trump told McGahn to fire Mueller in the summer of 2017 because the president said the special counsel had “conflicts of interest.” In response, McGahn refused, saying he would “rather resign than trigger what he regarded as a potential Saturday Night Massacre.”


At the moment, the White House has told McGahn he cannot testify, citing executive privilege, and an attorney for McGahn says his client won’t appear before Congress unless a judge orders him to.

A majority of House Democrats now say they support the beginning of a formal impeachment inquiry to decide if Trump should be impeached.


Over the next few days, we can expect a ruling on the McGahn subpoena, and once that’s been ordered, the impeachment of Donald Trump can begin.

The Mueller report was only the beginning. Now comes the full investigation and airing of all the crimes Trump has committed since taking office. Even if the Senate doesn’t vote to impeach Trump, a full recitation of his many illegal actions will do great damage to him as the 2020 election draws closer.