Career counterterrorism officer says Putin pulled off a ‘brilliant’ coup — but Trump is headed for impeachment.
On an almost daily basis there are new revelations about the questionable and perhaps illegal connections between President Donald Trump’s administration (and before that his campaign) and the Russian espionage apparatus under the control of Vladimir Putin.
It is no longer appears to be a question of whether the Russian government actively worked to undermine or affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election – but who aided it in doing so.Trump’s short-lived national security adviser Michael Flynn was forced to resign because he did not disclose his contacts with Russia.In addition Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general, met repeatedly with the Russian ambassador and known intelligence operative Sergey Kislyak.Trump campaign aides Roger Stone and Paul Manafort also had extensive contacts with the Russian government.Stone has even publicly admitted to communicating with WikiLeaks — a group known to act as a conduit for classified information — in an effort to smear Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton.And Trump and his inner circle have unknown but likely extensive financial connections to Russian banks – financiers – corporations and the Russian government.
How much damage has been caused to the American people by Trump’s Russian gambit?
Most important – are Donald Trump and his advisers working in support of Russian interests and against those of the Unites States?
Are they traitors?
How did this all transpire?