“Conspiring with the Russian government” covers a wide array of possibilities. While I believe we should have better relations with 'Russia", I exclude the oligarchs and their lap-dog politicians. The trump regime’s behavior toward Russia/Putin has meaning, just what that is, and what 'Putin has on trump" is at the heart of that - trump does’g give a shite about “better relations” unless it benefits him or his crime family!
The bottom-line is trump is heavily indebted and must perform or lose his “empire” - all else is in pursuit of that essentially corrupt MO…his ascendance to potus clearly offered many opportunities and he has taken advantage of them all…while taking advantage of the American people, and kowtowing to any corporate scam or scheme that profited him and his cronies…and those taken together are crimes and corruption of vast - and treasonous - proportions!
Avaaz has expressed what’s been obvious to many for a long while - “Trump’s businesses went bankrupt so many times in the 1990s that many legitimate banks wouldn’t lend to him anymore. He turned to Russian oligarchs – Putin’s ruling clique – to bankroll his projects, and launder their dirty money for them. This was, and continues to be, a huge part of his business. He’s a Russian money launderer.”
“We don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.”
Donald Trump JR, 2014
“This isn’t speculation or hyperbole. There’s mountains of evidence. Trump’s former election campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort, has deep ties to Russian oligarchs, and is currently in jail awaiting trial on, among other charges, money laundering!”
The fact is trump does nothing unless it benefits him or his crony corporate predator scum - its obvious he couldn’t care less about relations or people or the environment or anything not within his narrow/shallow/depraved range of “business” and profits ruling over all!
“In 1990, the Trump Organization was reportedly $3.4 billion in debt, with Trump himself liable for over $800 million; the next year, as several of Trump’s hotels and casinos reportedly accumulated millions in debt, the New Jersey Casino Control Commission concluded, “Mr. Trump cannot be considered financially stable.””