One more thesis: The US president could work for Russia for 30 years
Donald Trump’s overly friendly appearance with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki suggests that the US President is being blackmailed because of his previous dealings with Russia and may be blackmailed by the Kremlin. Representative House Democrat Nancy Pelosi called for an inquiry into the cause.
But since Trump’s election in 2016, an even more dramatic hypothesis circulated recently by prominent journalist Jonathan Chait in New York Magazine: Trump is a Russian agent and collaborator representing Moscow’s interests for 30 years. Even if there are no proofs, there are some interesting clues.
Moscow visit in 1987
In July 1987, Trump visited Moscow with his then wife Ivana to discuss the construction of a hotel that never came to fruition. Back in New York, he became politically active for the first time, posting big newspaper ads in which he railed against the US spending money to defend other states that could afford it. At that time it was completely in line with Soviet propaganda and is still maintained by Trump at every opportunity. Recruiting influential Westerners as secret allies had a long tradition in the Soviet Union.
After the near-collapse of his real estate company in the 1990s, Trump renounced loans from US banks. His main sources of funding were Deutsche Bank, which simultaneously managed and washed Russian assets, and investments of Russian businessmen – from 2003 until his inauguration of $ 109 million. Trump’s family business was and remains crucially dependent on Russian money.
The Steele report
A pivotal episode in the British detective Christopher Steele’s dossier, which sparked the FBI investigation of the Trump team, is Trump’s Moscow Journey in July 2013 for the Miss Universe election. At that time he was said to have called prostitutes in his hotel suite to urinate on the bed in which the Obama had slept, and he was filmed by the Russian secret service. Trump has vehemently denied this – according to ex-FBI boss James Comey – and claimed that he had not spent the night in Moscow.
That has proved to be untrue. His hatred of the Obama and his love of sexual devotion are well documented. Other allegations in the Steele report, which dismisses Trump as a lie, are proven today.
Trump’s campaign manager
A striking number of campaign advisers had close ties to Russia: Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, who were charged by special investigator Robert Mueller; George Papadopoulos, whose meeting with Russian agents made the FBI aware of the interference; his lawyer Michael Cohen; his confidant Roger Stone; Today’s Justice Minister Jeff Sessions. And son Donald Jr. met in the election campaign at Trump Tower with a Russian, from whom he hoped dirt about Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s appeal to Russia
On July 27, 2016, Trump called on Russia’s press to find the missing emails from Clinton’s server. The same day, Russian hacker attacks on Clinton’s campaign team began, according to the latest indictment. Hundreds of e-mails came from there to Wikileaks, which interfered with the publication massively in the election campaign. Coincidence or coordination? Trump later said he only made a joke.
To this day, Trump denies Russian interference against all evidence – while pursuing a foreign policy that serves the interests of former KGB officer Putin. Did he place his best man in the White House?