a reply to: theworldisnotenough
In a prior reply above, I semi-facetiously alluded to the possibility of suing Vladimir Putin and the whole Russian government for dirty doings
intended to impede the administration of our government and its election.
Since that post, it’s being reported in the media that Donald Trump Jr. essentially admitted to crimes of collusion and violations of campaign
finance laws (to wit, the receipt and/or solicitation of something of value from a foreign government, Russia), this being related to his meeting in
Trump Tower with Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.
Last night, Rachel Maddow, on her MSNBC show, pointed out that such a meeting (and possibly other disclosed and yet-to-be-disclosed meetings) with
Trump associates could very well serve as a coercive element for Russia to extort - how you say - "favors" from the Trump administration.
Here’s the very salient question: if Russia is to use improper meetings with U.S. officials as the basis for extortion attempts, would they not have
to record such meetings?
Now, I don’t know to what extent there is Presidential security at the “Northern White House,” Trump Tower, now that Melania Trump has moved to
the real White House in D.C. with son Barron, but wouldn’t it be prudent to examine all Russian operative-visitors to Trump Tower for wires and bugs
on their person or property like a purse or amulet... but, then, again, the Republican Trump bunch are a bunch of knuckleheads.
Ms. Veselnitskaya stated that Paul Manafort, during the Trump Tower meeting at which Mr. Manafort was one of the attendees, spent most of his time
fiddling with his cell phone. How rude… but what was he really doing? Was he using his cell phone for audio or possibly video recording of that
meeting? If so, then he would have to be a real knucklehead, but this was already established.
Here are a couple of points. When I use my smartphone for voice recognition software to transcribe my speech to written text, I have to be connected
to the Internet presumably because I have to prevail upon the computer capabilities of the big “cloud” in the great beyond, and, if so, then that
“cloud” may very well be making a permanent recording of what I am doing. When I use my phone’s Note app to record speech, I don’t know, but
maybe the “cloud” is similarly making a permanent copy of what I am attempting to record.
These supposed, permanent copies in “the cloud” are not so far-fetched considering that rumors circulated very long ago that the NSA taps into
every phone conversation, every email, every fax… every, every everything, so I’d venture a guess that whatever any citizen does on his smartphone
these days is captured and recorded PERMANENTLY in a “cloud” super computer.
The prospect of the existence of these recordings is something for The Donald and even Putin to chew on considering all the [allegedly illegal] leaks
that have happened. With the discontent and demonstrations that are occurring against Putin and his government, it would stand to reason that these
hostile sentiments may start to infiltrate Putin’s government where disaffected workers may say, “Oh, ****** it! I will leak to the press to more
than embarrass Putin.”
Such things, leaks and recordings, will form the basis and evidence for civil lawsuits seeking untold actual and punitive damages from the Trump bunch
as well as from Vladimir Putin.