Making Russia Great Again-Trump is Removing Obama’s Russia Election Sanctions
It’s called quid pro quo:
As promised, unwinding the sanctions imposed by Obama administration. This was convo between Kislyak and Flynn. pic.twitter.com/dSR6oUZhiO
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) May 31, 2017
The arrogance is stunning.
Gawd the Trump regime is just irreverent about being in Russia's pocket. https://t.co/EeHpqMFBAw
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) May 31, 2017
But this is Trump’s MO-the morning after the Comey firing he had Kisylak in the Oval Office-along with Lavrov who insulted our reporters-showing them our classified info like it was show and tell. What did they talk about at that meeting? Was one of the topics getting rid of the sanctions?
Then again, in the blockbuster news regarding Jared Kushner, that’s one of the big questions-did Kushner speak with Kisylak and the head of the sanctioned Russian bank-about removing the sanctions. Apparently investigators are trying to verify whether or not Kushner was offered Russian loans in exchange for removing the sanctions.
At that meeting with the Russian banker-Sergery Gorkov-Michael Flynn, of all people, was also in attendance. Flynn was fired for ostensibly lying to Mike Pence-though we strongly suspect Pence knew-about talking to Kiylak five times on December 29-the day the sanctions were imposed.
There are questions about whether the Trump campaign changed the RNC platform and agreed to remove the sanctions in exchange for a 19% share in Rosnet. That was reportedly offered to Carter Page.
As for Carter Page, after telling us for many months he doesn’t know Carter Page, he was suddenly defending Carter Page on Twitter yesterday morning.
Trump is no doubt driving his legal team nuts besides doing really bad spellings-seems he’d wanted to write ‘conference.’
In any case, this just reeks of quid pro quo-you rigged the election for me, I release you from your sanctions.
“The Trump administration is moving toward handing back to Russia two diplomatic compounds, near New York City and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, that its officials were ejected from in late December as punishment for Moscow’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.”
“Early last month, the Trump administration told the Russians that it would consider turning the properties back over to them if Moscow would lift its freeze, imposed in 2014 in retaliation for U.S. sanctions related to Ukraine, on construction of a new U.S. consulate on a certain parcel of land in St. Petersburg.”
Then came that Oval Office victory dance the morning after Trump fired Comey:
“Two days later, the U.S. position changed. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at a meeting in Washington that the United States had dropped any linkage between the compounds and the consulate, according to several people with knowledge of the exchanges.”
“Any concessions to Moscow could prove controversial while administration and former Trump campaign officials are under congressional and special counsel investigation for alleged ties to Russia.”
You think? Again, this is about the arrogance of Trump. The backdrop of any relaxing of Russian sanctions from the POTUS in particular is that his campaign is under investigation for coordinating with Russia in interfering in our election.
That Trump doesn’t get this suggests he ought to get rid of his Emperor’s New Clothes where he imagines we can’t see his own nakedness.
Emmanuel Macron shows Trump how you respond to a dictator who interfered in your national election:
“French President Emmanuel Macron stood next to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and publicly accused the Kremlin of coordinating “lying propaganda” against him in France’s election.”
“Macron minced no words at a Versailles Palace press conference with Putin after the two talked behind closed doors.”
“The new French president accused two state-run Russian news outlets, RT and Sputnik, of functioning as “organs of influence” in the French vote earlier this month.”
“When press outlets spread defamatory untruths, they are no longer journalists, they are organs of influence,” Macron said.
Geez, President Macron-can you be our President for the next 3 and a half years? We have a crisis of legitimacy in our Oval Office and won’t have a legitimate POTUS until 2020 at the earliest.
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