Vladimir Putin owns Donald Trump, lock, stock, and barrel
E LaMont Gregory MSc Oxon
. . . they sold their country out
In 2013, Vladimir Putin awarded Rex Tillerson, then CEO of Exxon Mobil, the Order of Friendship, the highest Russian state honor that can be bestowed on a non-Russian, after the completion and signing of several agreements with the state-owned Russian oil company Rosneft, whose chief executive, Igor Sechin, is one of Putin's most loyal lieutenants.
Tillerson joined the Trump Administration as Secretary of State to complete an estimated 500 billion dollar oil deal with Russia (Putin). Exxon discovered oil in the Kara Sea, and had agreed to explore shale oil areas in Western Siberia as well as the deep waters of the Black and the Baltic Seas.
But Trump's signalling his intention to ease sanctions on Russia, imposed due to Russia's annexation of the Crimea and its aggressive actions towards the Ukraine, prompted congress to strengthen the sanctions vis-à-vis Russia rather than ease them.
It was the realization that the oil deal with Russia was doomed, because of the increased sanctions brought on by Trump's bungling relations with congress over the Crimea and Ukraine, that prompted Tillerson to refer to President Donald J Trump as an moron.
This author will leave it to the Office of the Special Counsel in an addendum to the road map for the impeachment of Donald Trump to explain how the finder's fee for the successful completion of the oil deal with Russia was going to be divvied up, and by whom.
This is Donald Trump after all that we are discussing, and the money angle is never far removed from his every move.
With Tillerson at State, Flynn as National Security Adviser, Ross, whom we will discuss momentarily, at the helm of the Commerce Department, and Jared Kushner as the chief go-between, Trump's plans included other equally lucrative multi-billion dollar deals, including selling nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia.
The relevance of the above will become obvious as we proceed.
There are three periods of Donald Trump's life that are important to the road map that will detail, beyond a reasonable doubt, the crimes Trump has committed that will result in his impeachment and removal from office.
The first, concerns the decades Trump courted contacts with Russian officials and business interests. No one does business in Russia without contacts with both governmental and non-governmental actors.
The second, involves the assistance sought by Donald Trump personally and other members of Trump's campaign, and provided by the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election campaign. This is the primary purpose for which the Office of the Special Counsel was established.
And, the third, details the crimes that Trump and his associates have committed, while holding offices of public trust.
In a recent interview Rudy Giuliani stated that he expects that special counsel Mueller's report will be 'horrific' for Donald Trump. An interesting choice of a word to describe a summation report of a Justice Department investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. And, whether or not Donald Trump participated in the crime of accepting assistance, anything of value, from a foreign government, during an election, contrary to US election law.
It should be noted that in terms of venerability, Giuliani commands the same degree of deference as does South Carolina Senator, Lindsey Graham. With Giuliani and Graham, whatever they say, the important question to be asked is, are they telling the truth? And rarely, can that question be answered in the affirmative.
Wilbur Ross, the Trump appointed, republican-controlled senate confirmed Commerce Secretary, is yet another member of Trump's cabinet with ties to Vladimir Putin and the businessmen (oligarchs) that surround Putin.
Including, at least one, with ties to Putin that is under Justice and Commerce Department investigation, an another that is under scrutiny by Mueller and the Office of the Special Prosecutor. The evidence is that Ross failed to reveal properly to either government investigators or to the senate during confirmation hearings the full extent of his ties and involvements with the Russian government and with certain Russian citizens.
What Mueller and his investigators will clarify, beyond a reasonable doubt, in the road map to the impeachment of Donald Trump, for conspiracy against the United States, is that Trump merely appointed the officials to his government that Putin wanted, or rather, and more correctly, instructed him to, i.e., Tillerson, Flynn, Ross, etc., etc., etc..
The hold that Putin has on Donald Trump, is, as described in the subtitle to this article, i.e., Putin owns Trump, lock, stock and barrel. And, that fact, is neither understated nor overstated.
Everything that Donald Trump has is the result of debt, money laundering and tax evasion, and Putin holds the note on the debt.
As a result, prosecutors from New York to Florida will seize the properties that only exist because Trump defrauded the government of the United and States and the governments of the several states, and counties, cities and towns.
This is in addition to the subcontractors he never paid for the materials they supplied and for the work they did.
In an off-handed interview, in response to a question which queried the source of funding for the golf courses being built by the Trump's at a time when US banks were not lending money for that purpose, Eric Trump commented, 'Well, we don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.’
The financial arrangements between the Trump's and Russian money is the Achilles heel that will see Trump stripped of all his ill-gotten gains. And Wilbur Ross is about to learn that there is a significant difference between being able to hide money successfully, and it not being discovered in investigations by corrupt officials that were not actually looking for it.
It makes little difference, as investigators will make clear, where one enters the circuit to follow the link between Donald Trump and Russian money, it always leads to Cyprus, Deutsche Bank, Miami, Panama and millions in loans to finish the hotel in Washington, D.C., and crates of money moved from an oligarch's jet to Donald Trump's when they just happened to be at the same airport at the same time during the presidential campaign.
Those actually readable redactions Manafort's lawyers filed in response to the special prosecutor, reveal yet another layer of collaboration between the Trump campaign, Cambridge Analytica, FaceBook spirited away data on American citizens, a still working in the White House Maryanne Conway, an exiled Steve Bannon, the Trump Tower meeting group, the Kremlin and Russian military intelligence.
Putin is currently putting pressure on Trump to lift the sanctions on two of his most important Oligarchs with deep functioning networks within the United States.
This illustrates that the hold that Putin has on Trump, is so strong and pervasive that even given the almost unimaginably high level of scrutiny that Trump is under from every quarter concerning his ties to Russia, Trump can do no other than respond, 'Aye, Aye Sir' to Putin, and then immediately and formally announce the lifting of the sanctions. Unless congress objects within the 30 review period prescribed by law and the associated administrative procedures.
Donald Trump's desperate search for money led him to Russians that were more than willing to provide Trump with money in exchange for his American soul, and Trump made the trade.
Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador