The Russian Connection

Most of you who regularly read my blog will have noticed that one thing I tend not to write about, is politics. I have a simple reason for this, and that is that I have long since found that the best way to start an argument with someone, is to embark on a discussion about politics. Therefore, I tend to keep politics at a distance … a couple of miles, say.

That being said, I find that these days, I cannot avoid politics. It’s everywhere! Whether it’s the upcoming General Election farce in the UK or the Trump debacle in the US, I cannot turn on my TV without being bombarded with political messages and imagery.

Admittedly, however, I have found myself being somewhat transfixed with the whole Trump-Russia connection, a story which seems to be nothing if not self-propagating. Day after day, even hour upon hour, like some politicised Frankenstein’s monster, the issue surrounding whether the President of the United States colluded with the Russian government in order to get himself elected, as well as the connections amongst his staff, gets bigger and stronger. I am not a US citizen, and so I am watching all this unfold from a distance, flicking between such media outlets as CNN, Sky News, BBC, ABC, the Flemish press, Dutch press, to name but a few.

Now, I am certainly not a politics expert, and so it’s difficult for me to say whether there are any ties between the US and Russian governments. I mean, apart from the Michael Flynn thing … and the Paul Manafort thing … and the Tillerson thing … and the Sessions thing … and the Kushner thing … and the Carter Page thing … and the Roger Stone thing … and the Felix Sater thing … and the Boris Ephsteyn thing … and the Rosneft thing … and the Gazprom thing … and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing … and the Azerbaijan thing … and the “I love Putin” thing … and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing … and the Sergey Kislyak thing … and the Russian Affiliated Interests thing … and the Russian Business Interests thing … and the Emoluments Clause thing … and the Alex Schnaider thing … and the hack of the DNC thing … and the Guccifer 2.0 thing … and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing … and the Russians mysteriously dying thing … and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing … and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of the housing bust to the Russian fertilizer king thing … and the Russian fertilizer king’s plane showing up in Concord, NC during Trump rally campaign thing … and the Nunes sudden flight to the White House in the night thing … and the Nunes personal investments in the Russian winery thing … and the Cyprus bank thing … and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing … and the Republican Party’s rejection of an amendment to require Trump to show his taxes thing … and the election hacking thing … and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing … and the Steele Dossier thing … and the Leninist Bannon thing … and the Sally Yates can’t testify thing … and the intelligence community’s investigative reports thing … and the Trump reassurance that the Russian connection is all “fake news” thing
and the Spicer’s Russian Dressing “nothing’s wrong” thing … and the Chaffetz not willing to start an investigation thing … and the Chaffetz suddenly deciding to go back to private life in the middle of an investigation thing … and the The Lead DOJ Investigator Mary McCord SUDDENLY in the middle of the investigation deciding to resign thing … and the appointment of Pam Bondi who was bribed by Trump in the Trump university scandal appointed to head the investigation thing … and the The White House going into full-on cover-up mode, refusing to turn over the documents related to the hiring and subsequent firing of Flynn thing … and the Chaffetz and White House blaming the poor vetting of Flynn on Obama thing … and the Poland and British intelligence gave information regarding the hacking back in 2015 to Paul Ryan and he didn’t do anything thing … and the Agent M16 following the money thing … and the Trump team KNOWING about Flynn’s involvement but hired him anyway thing … and The Corey Lewendowski thing … and the Preet Bharara firing thing but before he left he transferred evidence against Trump to a state level Schneiderman thing … and the Betsy Devos’ Brother thing … and the Sebastian Gorka thing … and the Greg Gianforte from Montana thing … and the Pence actually was warned about Flynn before he was hired thing … and the Pence and Manafort connection thing … and the 7 Allies coming forward with audio of Trump’s associates in an incidental wire tapping thing … and the Carter Page defying the Senate’s order to hand over his Russian contact list … and the Trump wants to VETO Sally Yates’ testimony thing … and the Trump trying to discredit Yates thing … and the Obama told Trump personally about Flynn thing … and the COMEY thing … and the meeting with Russian foreign minister upon the order of Putin thing … and the sharing of highly classified top secret information to Russian Foreign minister thing … and the invitation and hosting of Turkey’s dictator thing … I can’t see that there’s anything in it.

Or am I missing something?



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