UPDATED: The Russian Usurper is a Russian Usurper, Maybe?

“Run, little Trumpling, run!”

Circumstantial evidence is coming to the public realm that Comrade Trump really is the Russian Usurper, and he is a possible Russian Asset. His Helsinki performance was alarming, not just because of his sniveling defense of Putin, but because of the way he did not allow anyone to be in his assorted meetings with his boss Vlad (except the translator) and he put her under presidential privilege so she cannot tell anyone what she knows. I’m not even sure if she can be subpoenaed to testify behind closed doors to Congress.

CNN:


“The American government does not know what was discussed between Trump and Vladimir Putin in that frankly pathetic, embarrassing encounter where Trump was kowtowing on the world stage to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki,” Virginia Sen. Mark Warner said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Warner’s comment came in response to a report from The Washington Post that the US has no detailed records of Trump’s discussions with Putin in five locations. The same report cited several officials who said they have never gotten a “reliable readout” of a two-hour meeting in Helsinki last year.


But you can bank on it that the Kremlin has a detailed record of what they talked about.

Axios morning email thing summarizes (weird emboldening is theirs as is odd bullet usage):


  • Trump even instructed the interpreter “not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials.”
  • “U.S. officials learned of Trump’s actions when a White House adviser and a senior State Department official sought information from the interpreter beyond a readout” by then-SecState Rex Tillerson.
  • Why it matters: “U.S. officials said there is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trump’s face-to-face interactions with the Russian leader at five locations over the past two years.”

This is wild: “[O]fficials at times have had to rely on reports by U.S. intelligence agencies tracking the reaction in the Kremlin.”

  • “U.S. intelligence agencies have been reluctant to call attention to such reports during Trump’s presidency because they have at times included comments by foreign officials disparaging the president or his advisers, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner.”
  • A former administration official: “The feedback tended not to be positive.”

So even Comrade Trump’s paymasters thinks he’s stupid?

Yeah.

UPDATE 1: WaPo

“President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials, current and former U.S. officials said.

“Trump did so after a meeting with Putin in 2017 in Hamburg that was also attended by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. U.S. officials learned of Trump’s actions when a White House adviser and a senior State Department official sought information from the interpreter beyond a readout shared by Tillerson.

“The constraints that Trump imposed are part of a broader pattern by the president of shielding his communications with Putin from public scrutiny and preventing even high-ranking officials in his own administration from fully knowing what he has told one of the United States’ main adversaries.

“As a result, U.S. officials said there is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trump’s face-to-face interactions with the Russian leader at five locations over the past two years. … Because of the absence of any reliable record of Trump’s conversations with Putin, officials at times have had to rely on reports by U.S. intelligence agencies tracking the reaction in the Kremlin.”

UPDATE 2: Jeanine Pirro asks Comrade Prznint if he is a Russian Asset. Spoiler Alert: he never says no:

UPDATE 3: Deadline Hollywood has the transcript, if you don’t want to listen to her bleating and him braying (and I don’t blame you):

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9 Responses to UPDATED: The Russian Usurper is a Russian Usurper, Maybe?

  1. Marco says:

    Mueller needs to interview the translator.

    In Mueller I trust.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Jim says:

    I have wondered for a long time whether the NSA has bugged Trump’s phone or whether the rooms in Hamburg and Helsinki were bugged and the conversations recorded. (The Finns and Germans have excellent intelligence capabilities too.) It’s not inconceivable that Mueller’s team has already had access to these recordings. In any event, given the blatant criminality of this president he should be bugged all the time.

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  3. Buttemilk Sky says:

    Seems like putting the translator under “presidential privilege” should have all the force of making White House staff sign a non-disclosure agreement, i.e., none. This just moved much closer to full-blown treason. We are in uncharted territory, as Mueller and the House investigators must know.

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  4. 9thousandfeet says:

    Trump has been laundering Russian mob money for decades and damn near everyone who is anyone in the upscale real estate scene has known about it all along.
    And you can’t launder a single kopek without Putin both knowing about it and probably taking a cut somewhere along the line.
    The idea that Trump is NOT compromised by Russia is too preposterous to discuss. There is not one single shred of observable evidence—either in his behavior or his rhetoric or the policies which he’s implemented and/or advocated for—which does not align perfectly with the assertion that serious kompromat is simply a given.

    Nevertheless, no matter what or how much verified confirmation of that emerges from the ongoing investigations, it’s much more likely than not that at least 30%+ of the country, constituting probably close to 70% or more of the GOP voter base, will never believe a fucking word of it and blame the whole mess on a deep state conspiracy.

    What the political consequences of that will be for the US going forward, especially in terms of the likelihood, or even the possibility, of an actual sanely functioning government in any of our lifetimes, is one hell of an interesting question.

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  5. roket says:

    Um, there’s a Presidential Records Act for that. Is there not?

    Like

  6. This POS needs to suffer publicly, stripped to a gauze johnny and a worn
    toilet brush, and then be put down in accordance of US Code Title 18 Part 1 Chapter 115 2381 (or something like that).

    Like

    • Redhand says:

      I’m stating the obvious: there’s no question that he’s a traitor and there is no question his party is complicit in his treason. What’s also clear is that this can’t go on. What isn’t clear is how to end it.

      All I can think of, again and again, is Vichy France without a physical invasion.

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