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Bet Jared Kushner Wishes He Had Kept His Hands Clean

May 27, 2017

Donald Trump is a total embarrassment to this nation.   Even the under-educated who voted for him must be starting to understand what the rest of the country and the world have grasped for a long while.  This weekend the news that is being reported about the Russian probe and the tightening noose around Jared Kushner is sending shock waves up and the down the body politic.  While there is a part of us that wishes to laugh uproariously at what is happening as we knew an idiot was elected with no governing experience and no substance on the issues, there is also the fact that we are able to see and know the dreadful impact this is having on our nation along with the international community.   Therefore we need to stay current with the issues and use the drip-drip-drip of these stories to undermine Trump and work for his removal from office.

The news this weekend is simply from the ‘no way to make this up’ file.

“Jared Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign,” seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters.

“The new information about the two calls as well as other details uncovered by Reuters shed light on when and why Kushner first attracted FBI attention and show that his contacts with Russian envoy Sergei Kislyak were more extensive than the White House has acknowledged.”

But the severe repercussions of such attempts to find cozy links to Russia should alert all to the dire nature of what happened.

Former acting CIA director John McLaughlan responded to reports that Jared Kushner “discussed setting up a secret communications line between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, saying if such reports are true, it would be considered espionage,” The Hill reports.

McLaughlan: “I don’t want to overstate this because obviously there is a lot we don’t know… But I can’t keep out of my mind the thought that, if an American intelligence officer had done anything like this, we’d consider it espionage.”

I have constantly said with no political resume Trump is way over his head in the Oval Office.  He was boxed in a long time ago by those who wanted power but also had no governing experience. Mike Allen sums up the mess.  “A hot theory is that Trump can’t clean house because those inside know too much to be let go, and outsiders (beyond old campaign hands) can’t be trusted with what they’d learn.”

And because there is a bunch of novices in the White House with no idea what they are doing comes the legal quagmire that sets this all up nicely for those who wish to slam dunk this administration.

Politico: “Now that Trump’s current and former aides and allies officially know a probe exists, they’re responsible for preserving all available information that might be relevant. That’s a task complicated by the rise of auto-delete apps like Confide, Signal and WhatsApp, as well as the move his campaign staffers have made into the White House.”

“Hanging over them all: any failure to keep track of emails, messages and other records could expose them to criminal charges down the line.”

And then this weekend we are hearing about one who wishes to talk.  Hope no one takes him to a bridge with a rope.  That is how Putin operates in Russia.  Might Trump attempt the same?

“Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch once close to President Trump’s former campaign manager, has offered to cooperate with congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, but lawmakers are unwilling to accept his conditions,” the New York Times reports.

“Mr. Deripaska’s offer comes amid increased attention to his ties to Paul Manafort, who is one of several Trump associates under F.B.I. scrutiny for possible collusion with Russia during the presidential campaign.”

“Mr. Deripaska, an aluminum magnate who is a member of the inner circle of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, recently offered to cooperate with congressional intelligence committees in exchange for a grant of full immunity… But the Senate and House panels turned him down because of concerns that immunity agreements create complications for federal criminal investigators.”

 

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