By David Glenn Cox
Michael Steele former head of the RNC says, “Stop treating Trump like a legitimate President.” He’s right, let’s understand that this isn’t a pothole along the road of life to be repaired but road construction requiring barricades and heavy equipment. Nancy Pelosi promises a bare-knuckled blood on the floor battle over the empty Supreme Court Seat. You go girl, when it comes to brinksmanship Nancy is as good as they come. When she says something, she generally means it. Madame Pelosi is threatening to Impeach the President yet again. It’s a great idea politically as the Senate would be forced to hold a trial before filling a vacancy and as any football fan can tell you the clock would run out.
Theoretically the President could be charged for dereliction of duty for not attending the memorial services in France. He could be charged for throwing peanut hulls on the sidewalk. Charged for illegally clearing the park for his bible thumping stunt. Charged for putting people in charge who aren’t qualified for their office and violating the Constitution of the United States. If anything, we have an overabundance of charges, but Steele is right. If Nancy is going to go nuclear, go nuclear. The recently released Senate Intelligence Committee report on Russia eliminates the need for a lengthy investigation. Here it is signed, sealed and delivered direct from the Republican controlled Senate. It is our road map and it is scary as hell.
[ (U) Paul Manafort’s connections to Russia and Ukraine began in approximately late 2004 with the start of his work for Oleg Deripaska and other Russia-aligned oligarchs in Ukraine. The Committee found that Deripaska conducts influence operations, frequently in countries where he has a significant economic interest. The Russian government coordinates with and directs Deripaska on many of his influence operations.
(U) From approximately 2004 to 2009, Manafort implemented these influence operations on behalf of Deripaska, including a broad, multi-million-dollar political influence campaign directed at numerous countries of interest to Deripaska and the Russian government. ProRussian Ukrainian oligarchs with deep economic ties to Russia also paid Manafort tens of millions of dollars and formed strong ties with Manafort independent of Deripaska.] – Senate Report
Manafort didn’t just bump into these people at Chili’s, “Hey, a friend of mine gave me your number. They said you were interested in buying some shower curtains.” In 2016, Manafort had worked for Deripaska for twelve years. Deripaska financed Manafort’s lifestyle. Manafort was a long-term employee with a key to the executive washroom. A dirty little errand boy working for a dirty little Russian oligarch.
(U) Manafort hired and worked increasingly closely with a Russian national, Konstantin Kilimnik. Kilimnik is a Russian intelligence officer. Kilimnik became an integral part of Manafort’s operations in Ukraine and Russia, serving as Manafort’s primary liaison to Deripaska and eventually managing Manafort’s office in Kyiv. Kilimnik and Manafort formed a close and lasting relationship that endured to the 2016 U.S. elections. and beyond.
“Kilimnik is a Russian intelligence officer. Kilimnik is a Russian intelligence officer. Kilimnik is a Russian intelligence officer!”
[(U) Prior to joining the Trump Campaign in March 2016 and continuing throughout his time 6n the Campaign, Manafort directly and indirectly communicated with Kilimnik, Deripaska, and the pro-Russian oligarchs in Ukraine. On numerous occasions, Manafort sought to secretly share internal Campaign information with Kilimnik. The Committee was unable to reliably determine why Manafort shared sensitive internal polling data or Campaign strategy with Kilimnik or with whom Kilimnik further shared that information. The Committee had limited insight into Kilimnik communications with Manafort and into Kilimnik’s communications with other individuals connected to Russian influence operations, all of whom used communications security practices. The Committee obtained some information suggesting Kilimnik may have been connected to the GRU’s hack and leak operation targeting the 2016 U.S. election. until Beginning while he was Campaign chairman and continuing.]
This is a 966-page report and we’re only up to page six. At the very least the former campaign chairman is guilty of espionage and at worst treason. Conspiracy laws are interesting, If you said, “Hey Dave give me a ride to the liquor store.” And as I waited in the parking lot, you run from the building with a bag of money and waving a gun over your head yelling, floor it!” I’m going to jail with you so whether Trump knew who Manafort’s employer was doesn’t makes any difference.
You can’t advance a fumble; you can’t shoot 27 people and write a book, “Why I shot 27 People.” You aren’t allowed to profit from a criminal act. Reading the report, the Trump campaign was a rat’s nest of Paul Manafort’s, Michael Cohen’s and a Russian cast of characters from the wrong side of the Russian railroad tracks. They weren’t meeting with the Moscow Chamber of Commerce or the Civitan’s. They were meeting with straight up card carrying GRU Russian intelligence officers, thugs and mafioso for the purposes of criminal activity.
[After the election, Manafort continued to coordinate with Russian persons, particularly Kilimnik and other individuals close to Deripaska, in an effort to undertake activities on their behalf. Manafort worked with Kilimnik starting in 2016 on narratives that sought to undermine evidence that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.]
You know, it wasn’t Watergate that sank Nixon it was the cover up. Trump can plead ignorance if he likes. God, if anyone in the world can plead ignorance it’s Trumpy. But there it is in black and white. Trump’s favorite subject… the Russia Hoax. Me thinks you doth protest too much. The Orange one meets with the Russian ambassador in the Oval office without US media present. Jaba the Trump takes the Russian’s opinion over his own intelligence agencies then grovels before Putin in Helsinki and then takes the notes from the interpreter. “Say, I have an idea why don’t we let Russia join the G7?”
Concrete irrefutable proof of a criminal conduit between an American Campaign and an alien foreign power. Strong circumstantial evidence that the President is under the influence of that power. Half a dozen witnesses that if convicted could face execution, including the President of the United States.
Go Nuclear Nancy!
“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand-fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn