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.