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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 10:41 AM

Trump's Treachery Goes Way Beyond Russia


Trumpís Treachery Goes Way Beyond Russia
Heís not working for Putin. Heís working for any dictator who flatters him.
By William Saletan
March 29, 20195:45 AM


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Trump and his surrogates are lying. Mueller has indicted dozens of people. He has obtained multiple convictions and guilty pleas. He has proved or confirmed that Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Donald Trump Jr., and others in the Trump camp collaborated with Russian agents or intermediaries. According to the Justice Department, Muellerís report also presents evidence that Trump may have obstructed justice.

Beyond the report, thereís plenty of evidence that Trump has collaborated with Russia against the U.S. government. He has shilled for Vladimir Putin, urged Russia to hack Hillary Clintonís emails, defended a secret meeting to get Russian dirt on her, attacked U.S. intelligence agencies that documented Russiaís election interference, and fired the FBI director who was investigating that interference. All of these betrayals are recorded or acknowledged on video.

And Russia is just the beginning of the story. Trumpís treachery goes well beyond his service to Moscow. Transcripts, videos, and government records show that he has repeatedly collaborated with tyrants against our country. He has defended North Koreaís Kim Jong-un against U.S. intelligence that shows Kim is lying about his nuclear programs. He has defended Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince, against American intelligence that exposes the crown princeís role in the murder of a U.S. resident. He has sided with Turkeyís president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, against American generals and U.S. law enforcement. He has declared that the Chinese government is more honorable than the American Democratic Party.

Thereís a good reason why Mueller didnít find proof that Trump is a Russian agent. Itís because Trump isnít a Russian agent. Trump doesnít particularly care about any country, just as he doesnít particularly care about any of his employees or wives. And the list of countries Trump is willing to betray includes the one that elected him. He chooses his friends and enemies based on their utility to him, not based on their national allegiance. Thatís how Putin turned Trump against the United States. And other governments have learned the same trick.

The lesson of the Mueller investigation isnít that Trump is less treacherous than his critics feared. Itís that heís more treacherous. Heís been selling out his country to a series of dictators. Donít take it from me. Donít even take it from Mueller. Itís all in the public record, one damning story after another. Here are four of them.

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https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/03/trumps-treachery-goes-way-beyond-russia.html

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 01:36 PM

1. Yet the MAGATs think he's doing amazing things

 

Guess they think racism, sexism, thievery, corruption and humiliating others are amazing things.

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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 01:40 PM

2. K&R...👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 01:42 PM

3. The Steele dossier also points to China: "more extensive corrupt business ties to China"




Suggestion from source close to TRUMP and MANAFORT that Republican campaign team happy to have Russia as media bogeyman to mask more extensive corrupt business ties to China and other emerging countries.


https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211906102

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