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Former FBI Agent: With His Endless Election Lies, Trump Is Helping China And Russia Destroy Democracy

Even though he’s been out of office for five months now, failed, one-term former President Donald Trump continues to try and live in the past, a sort of alternate reality where he’s still president and even if he technically isn’t, he should be because he won the 2020 presidential race only to have it stolen from him.

Of course, the same thing could have been said about the 2016 election, which Trump only won thanks to massive foreign interference from Russia, Russian hackers, the Kremlin, and Vladimir Putin.

And yet, just this last weekend in North Carolina, CNN reports, Trump was back to spreading what has now become known as the “big lie” about how he won even though the numbers show he lost decisively:

“We’re not going to have a country — if you don’t have election integrity, and if you don’t have strong borders, our country can be run like a dictatorship and that’s what they’d like to do. They want to silence you. They want to silence your voice. Remember, I’m not the one trying to undermine American democracy. I’m the one that’s trying to save it.”

Donald Trump is trying to save American democracy? That’s rich! No one has done more to turn this country into an autocracy where one man is allowed to rule by fiat and destroy anyone who dares disagree with him.

All of Trump’s talk about how the U.S. electoral process cheated him is greatly appreciated and heartily applauded in totalitarian states such as China and Russia, according to Frank Figliuzzi, the former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Figliuzzi told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace:

“We’re watching a slow-moving train wreck, and it needs to get derailed quickly or it’s going to crash. And the train that’s crashing is essentially our form of democracy. The insurrection’s not over in a very real sense. We’ve got a former president, a significant percentage of at least one party believes he is still the president. He is undermining democracy, our system, and again, from my national security lens, I cannot help but think that in bureaucratic offices throughout Moscow and Beijing, they are sitting back and smiling at a former U.S. president who is doing their work for them. Never before has it been this easy for an adversary to actually impact negatively the United States and our democracy because they have the ultimate insider, now outsider, in the form of Donald Trump.”

Of course, Figliuzzi is right. We have a former U.S. president working as a mole (deliberately or accidentally) for China and Russia in an effort to cast doubt on the American system of government, free and fair elections, and the most basic foundations of our republic. He might just as well be on their payroll, and for all we know, he is!

Hopefully, prosecutors will put Trump behind bars before he can do even more damage by running for president yet again in 2024. But if they don’t, we need to prepare ourselves for the maelstrom that awaits us.

They’re grinning from ear to ear in Beijing and Moscow because they’re on the verge of destroying the United States without having to fire a single shot.

 

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Trump Allowed Russia To Steal The ‘Crown Jewels’ Of U.S. Intelligence: Report

As if it wasn’t bad enough that failed, one-term former President Donald Trump repeatedly kowtowed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, it turns out that Russian hackers also managed to steal what is being called the “crown jewels” from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The Associated Press (AP) reports that hackers from Russia managed to steal emails from top officials in the DHS, which could have serious implications for U.S. national security:

“Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration’s head of the Department of Homeland Security and members of the department’s cybersecurity staff whose jobs included hunting threats from foreign countries, The Associated Press has learned.

“The intelligence value of the hacking of then-acting Secretary Chad Wolf and his staff is not publicly known, but the symbolism is stark. Their accounts were accessed as part of what’s known as the SolarWinds intrusion, and it throws into question how the U.S. government can protect individuals, companies and institutions across the country if it can’t protect itself.”

The Biden administration is trying to decide exactly what sanctions to impose on Russia for the DHS hack, but based on the AP’s reporting, it seems fair to surmise the punishment will be severe.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) says targeting the DHS allowed Russia to have access to some of the most carefully guarded secrets in the world:

“The SolarWinds hack was a victory for our foreign adversaries, and a failure for DHS. We are talking about DHS’s crown jewels.”

Since Homeland Security is tasked with overseeing several important agencies — including the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Customs Service, the Russian hack means Russian intelligence may have obtained information that could directly impact the security of the United States.

Though it remains unclear exactly how harsh the White House will choose to be with sanctions, it has already become clear to Russia that relations between the two nations will continue to be strained. When Biden was recently asked if he thought Putin was a “killer,” he quickly replied that he did.

Trump, on the other hand, tried to suggest there were many killers in the United States, trying to excuse Putin’s murderous actions.

One thing is certain: Russia and Putin will no longer be coddled by the American head of state. And based on their actions, they damn well shouldn’t be.

 

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Three Banks Have Given Trump’s Financial Records To The New York Attorney General

A few months ago, we learned that some of the banks Donald Trump and the Trump Organization did business with over the years have turned over thousands of documents related to possible links between Trump and Russian figures such as oligarchs and government officials to House Finance and Intelligence committees.

The banks identified — Bank of America, Citigroup, and JPMorgan Chase — are all key to ongoing investigations by numerous congressional committees, but they aren’t the most important financial institution that has helped finance Trump and his real estate empire.


The Big Kahuna, so to speak, when it comes to Trump and banking, is Deutsche Bank, which has reportedly loaned Trump some $2 billion, even after he had stiffed them and refused to pay back some of the money they loaned him years before.

But while the congressional committees may not have gotten anything from Deutsche Bank, the Wall Street Journal reports that New York Attorney General Letitia James hit the jackpot in regard to the German banking giant:

“The New York attorney general’s subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bancorp are part of a civil investigation, which could yield fines or other civil actions if the office alleges illegality. The Deutsche Bank documents relate to three mortgages the bank extended to Mr. Trump’s business, as well as proposed financing that didn’t go through, people familiar with the New York investigation said. CNN reported earlier this year that Deutsche Bank had begun providing financial records to the New York attorney general.”


That’s very bad news for Donald Trump for a couple of reasons:

  • The president cannot intimidate or fire the New York AG.
  • If Trump, the Trump Organization, or any of the Trump family are indicted in the state of New York, the president can’t pardon them.
  • U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who has shown he’s glad to protect Trump from any investigations or charges, also has no jurisdiction over Ms. James, who answers only to the people of New York.


Additionally, AG James has made it clear from the moment she took office that no one is above the law, no matter their name or position. A little over a year ago, she swatted down the president when he began whining on Twitter that he was being targeted:

Letitia James can bring the entire kit and caboodle crashing down when it comes to the president. If she wants, she can destroy the Trump Organization, Donald Trump, and his entire lawless family.

Karma is coming for Donald Trump, and it’s name is Letitia James.

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Trump’s ‘Golden Shower’ Video Was Only The Beginning Of Trump’s Sexual Depravity: Report

You probably remember that at the beginning of the Russia investigation conducted by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, there was mention of a trip Donald Trump made to Moscow in 2013 when he still owned the rights to the Miss Universe pageant. As CNN reported, the allegation was that Russian intelligence had a video of Trump engaged in a sexual activity with Russian prostitutes:

“Top intelligence officials, including (former FBI Director James) Comey, presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him. BuzzFeed News published the full, unverified dossier that included the infamous claim that Russian authorities had evidence of Trump watching prostitutes urinate in a hotel suite.”


Trump has denied the existence of such a tape.

However, thanks to an Inspector General report from the Department of Justice that was released a little while back, there were other allegations of sexual depravity against Trump in a dossier compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.

The Daily Mail notes:

“The IG cites one report, numbered 113, that references (sources based in St. Petersburg, Russia as stating that Trump ‘has paid bribes and engaged in sexual activities in St. Petersburg, including participating in sex parties, but that witnesses had been ‘silenced,’ i.e., bribed or coerced to disappear.’)

“None of the new information has ever been substantiated. It is not clear in the report who ultimately provided it to the IG, although during 2016 various feeds of information were making it to the bureau, to members of Congress, and to the press that ultimately stemmed from Steele’s information gathering.”


Granted, the information has not been verified, but ask yourself this: Would a man who bragged about how he likes to grab women “by the pussy,” was good friends with late sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, and has cheated on all three of his wives, be capable of such behavior?

Consider this, too: A lawsuit filed in 1994 alleged that Trump and Epstein had raped a 13-year-old girl:

“Jane Doe is an unnamed plaintiff, who has also gone by ‘Katie Johnson’ in legal papers. She claims she was repeatedly raped by Trump and Jeffery Epstein at Epstein’s New York City apartment in 1994, when she was 13 years old.”


Trump has been impeached, but it should never be forgotten that he has a very checkered past when it comes to his sexual exploits. After all, this is the same Donald Trump who avoided service in Vietnam and later told radio host Howard Stern that avoiding sexually transmitted diseases was his personal war:

“It’s Vietnam. It is very dangerous. So I’m very, very careful.”

But maybe not careful enough based on what the Steele dossier and Inspector General report have to say on the matter.

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Veterans Group Releases Powerful Viral Video That Asks, ‘Traitor Trump, Who Is The Enemy?’

The advocacy group VoteVets.org has released a powerful new video that was posted online Sunday, and it may well be the best commentary on the reckless actions of Donald Trump ever created.


As you’d expect, the video directly references The New York Times report that Trump allegedly knew about cash bounties paid by Russia to militants who targeted and killed U.S. forces in Afghanistan.


The video from VoteVets directly address the Times report. Take a look:

If indeed Trump knew about the bounties paid by Putin and never did anything about it, that clearly makes him a traitor and a threat to the national security of the United States. If he didn’t know, then he’s utterly feckless. Either way, he’s unfit to serve as commander-in-chief of the armed forces. And that’s exactly who people who saw the video had to say:

Voting Trump out of office isn’t nearly enough. He also needs to be charged, indicted, and put on trial. The first count against him should be treason.