The Trump-Putin collusion is happening in plain sight.
The presidents of the United States and Russia met in Germany for over two hours behind closed doors to gab about their crushes, Syria, Ukraine, and Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
Putin is happy to sow confusion and distrust in America’s system, of course, but to assume that’s the basis of this operation is to overlook a much simpler motive: money.
The financial connections between Trump and various Russian banks and oligarchs (business elites with ties to the Kremlin) stretch back decades, which is likely a big reason why Trump won’t release his tax returns. Trump’s election, Gunitsky contends, presented Russian oligarchs with an opportunity to recoup losses and leverage Trump’s debts for political gain.
Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and White House senior adviser released an 11-page statement Monday morning ahead of his closed-door hearing with the Senate Intelligence Committee detailing his contacts with Russian officials during the campaign and transition.
Kushner denied colluding with Russian officials, but he disclosed one contact with a possible Russian hacker threatening to blackmail Trump over his unreleased tax returns.
"Collusion was necessary"....a top official to the Kremlin explained "....Trump needed a cover to hide the information we had on him, and we were able to provide it. But this is not a gift! Trump will become President Putin's bitch! It is the 'art of the deal', Mother Russia style!"
Trump Tower will be sold to Putin under an agreement to keep President Trump's tax returns under wraps, as well as his connections to the old oligarchy.