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Trump’s Timeline with Russia: Stranger Than Fiction


Trump’s Timeline with Russia: Stranger Than Fiction

Jud Lounsbury

Dan Rather recently remarked about the current Russia scandal rocking Washington, “If a scriptwriter had approached Hollywood with what we are witnessing, he or she would probably have been told it was way too far-fetched for even a summer blockbuster.”

Indeed, if we look back at the timeline of Trump and Russia it really is stranger than fiction:


Excellent little timeline.


A surprisingly counter-intuitive document...


Are the Republicans going to try to find out what what is going on? Is Trump going to release his tax returns which should contain valuable information? The answer to both of those questions is probably "no." I expect more stonewalling in the days ahead.


One of the priceless things about documentation is that it frees the healthy imagination from the gnarly, bass ackward, fecal fulcrums of narcissism making the big money to keep you doing everything but being alive and living joy with those placed the mysterious dimension we call life.

In honor of the strength and expansive creativity all the good represents, but, to be saved for later, for a time when you consciously relax all the muscle knotted up with anxiety and ignore the clock long enough for something completely different.... here's a talk by Kurt Vonnegut


I have always liked Dennis Kucinich and I found it interesting what he has said regarding the Deep State as it relates to this subject:


What's not so strange is witnessing our CIA torturers' consistent media campaign to demonize Russia. The Russians are not our enemy, the Deep State is.
Trump was installed by DNC/GOP election fraud removing Sanders who was a very real threat to the U.S. oligarchy. The U.S. wars of terror are being waged in many nations, mass murdering and maiming innocent civilian to take their resources for Big Oil and more.. Russia is not even in the ballpark in comparison.


I think we underestimate Putin at our (and Europe's) peril. He is attempting to weaken Western Democracies and the alliances they have formed with the goal of more aggression and invasions and taking over of other countries This is about big oil, obtaining access through other countries to transport it, and a means to more power, more stealing of resources and treasure.

In no way am I saying our country is perfect but look at the way he has squelched free speech and the press in his country, the murders of those who dared to speak out against him. He's a tyrant.


Once again, all we get is a repetition of claims about Russia, but no evidence. How long will we have to tolerate these accusations without evidence, before Democrats stop this nonsense.

Paul Manafort's ties to Russians, make no sense in these conspiracy stories. He is a professional election campaign consultant selling his services to a politician in Ukraine. US political consultants do this all the time all over the world. There is no evidence that he was representing the Trump campaign and colluding with Russian agents. He was advising his Ukrainian client to establish greater ties to the European Union, the exact opposite of what the Russians wanted.

The claims about Roger Stone knowing about the release of the Podesta e-mails by Wikileaks are also evidence free. The back channel to Assange that Stone refers to, could just as easily be the insider from the DNC or Clinton campaign who leaked the material. This is what many prominent former intelligence officials have offered as the most likely source of the e-mails. William Binney, a former technical director of the NSA has said that the information made public so far, points to an insider leaking the material, not a hack by the Russians.

The references in this article to Trump's business dealings in Russia are laughable, as they prove that Trump has no business interests there. He obviously was trying to make deals in Russia many years ago, but failed. His bragging at the time that the Russians love him, is no evidence of collusion several decades later and the inclusion of this in the timeline shows how weak the author's argument is.

While the Russians were probably spying on the Clinton campaign and many other people in the US, as both countries spy on each other all the time, there has never been any evidence that they stole e-mails and gave them to Wikileaks. People who believe these Democratic fantasies should ask themselves why no one ever is able to provide actual evidence of collusion. When charges of collusion against the Clinton campaign & the DNC were made, they were backed up by the evidence of the e-mails. All of these anonymous intelligence people who are making these claims to the press should be able to provide some concrete proof, if it really exists.