Do you remember what the dossier compiled by the British agent said about the agreement between the Trump team and the Russians? That dossier was known to the FBI sometime in December 2015 or thereabouts. The exact dates aren’t that important except to notice that it was compiled and given out before the beginning of 2016 and the start of the primary conventions in the Republican Party that led to Trump’s nomination.
It said Trump team members went to the Russians to seek help in getting him elected and the Russians agreed to do this using their cyber war capabilities. This has all been confirmed by all our intelligence agencies that Russia did do this despite some people suggesting it did not happen. In fact, Comey testified that Russia did not even try to hide its involvement as if it did it as a message to America that if it wished it could destroy our election process.
The question remains unsettled as to how much involved was the Trump team in helping the Russians undermine the American election and throw it to Trump. That is what the FBI is presently investigating. But in as much as the dossier made those claims it has been verified.
There remained the question what would the Trump team do for the Russians if it worked on its behalf. The dossier said: “In return the Trump team had agreed to sideline Russian intervention in Ukraine as a campaign issue and to raise US/NATO defence commitments in the Baltics and Eastern Europe to deflect attention away from Ukraine, a priority for PUTIN who needed to cauterize the subject.”
Sometime in March Paul Manafort the man behind the Russian stooge who became Ukrainian president, Victor Yanukovych, who was ousted by the people, became the campaign manager of Trump’s campaign. He would stay with Trump until after the convention when the publicity of his role in helping Putin and Yanukovych surfaced. He then had to step away from the campaign.
Interesting to note was yesterday Sean Spicer lied about Manafort’s role in the campaign (doesn’t he know how to tell the truth?) saying: “. . . Paul Manafort, who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time.” Since when is campaign manager a limited role.
Of important note though is that right after Manafort joined the campaign Trump first began his attack on NATO calling it obsolete and also complaining about people not paying their fair share which seemed directed at the Baltic nations..
Trump continued that for a bit which piqued the curiosity of the FBI which had the dossier and could see Trump was the first president since the 1940s who was undermining NATO. Why was he all of a sudden doing that?
Undermining NATO continues to this moment with the news that Tex Tillerson is going to skip the NATO meeting next month in Europe. Later in the month he will make a trip to Russia.
Russia? Isn’t that the nation that just attacked our democratic election? As someone said, the only reason he should be going there is to give back his friendship medal he got from Putin. How wrong could the dossier have been when it predicts this?
Of course that is not all. Manafort denied changing the Republican Party platform which originally supported defending Ukraine to one which made Ukraine look like the aggressor. His denial of being involved in that change has now been shown to be a lie. And, as you might expect, Trump played Mickey the Dunce over the change.
Some say it is only a coincidence that the dossier predicted these two events. If only one of them happened you could go along with that but seeing both then it is far from a coincidence. It hits to the heart of the Trump/Russian conspiracy.
Of course the Trump supporters will defend Russia (“never attacked our election”) and suggest better relations with that Kleptocracy would be good. They remind me of the Communists in the Thirties abetted by Walter Durante who had the same idea that you could make peace with the Russians.
The big difference is the Commies back then were getting money from the Soviets;. the people today are working for nothing to undermine America. Putin must be delighted.