It's been an interesting week. We've seen Peter Strzok up close and personal, and witnessed the massive movement to stop the hearing by seemingly
every Democrat in Congress. We've watched Trump meet with NATO and successfully get agreements from countries to pay their fair share as defined in
the treaty. We saw Germany taken to task for energy trade deals with Russia. Our eyes perceived the pomp and circumstance of the meeting with Queen
Elizabeth II at Buckingham Castle. We heard Trump make kind remarks about Teresa May while demonstrators in London frantically tried to drive Trump
out of England. We discovered that Trump is going to meet with Vladimir Putin on Monday. And Lisa Page began her testimony behind closed doors, a very
interesting testimony according to Republicans commenting afterward; it seems the FBI has been intercepting Congressional orders. And of course, we
listened as Rod Rosenstein announced 12 more indictments on Russian nationals from the Mueller probe. Lastly, but certainly not leastly, we discovered
the name of Trump's replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Kennedy. Of course, that led to protests as well as Brett Kavanaugh was demonized
for everything from his stance on net neutrality to Roe vs. Wade, by the same people who once complained that stances on specific issues should never
And precious few of all that is the truth we seek.
As with most politics, the truth is never what is presented to the public. The public sees only what the politicians wish them to see. Timing is
everything, as those same politicians attempt to use the news cycle to emphasize certain stories and bury others for emphasis. The truth is always
that which the actions of the politicians in these endeavors try to achieve.
So what does all this mean?
It means that Putin is the key... he has been all along.
Top Democrats call on Trump to cancel
Putin meeting following Russian indictments (CNN link)
"President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russia takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they won't
interfere in future elections. Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy," Senate
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.
The top Democrat in the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, tweeted, "@realDonaldTrump must immediately cancel his meeting with Putin."
Pelosi had said in an earlier statement, "The stakes for the upcoming Trump-Putin meeting could not be higher. President Trump must demand and secure
a real, concrete and comprehensive agreement that the Russians will cease their ongoing attacks on our democracy. Failure to stand up to Putin would
constitute a profound betrayal of the Constitution and our democracy."
That's quite the demand, when one considers it in light of what has happened this week and who caused it to happen. The meeting with NATO was Trump's
idea, as is the upcoming meeting with Putin. His reasoning behind the NATO meeting was to get other countries to expand their contributions to ease
the load on the US, but he specifically targeted Germany... not just because Merkel wasn't paying her fair share, but also because she was
establishing energy trade with Russia. This, according both to Trump and, I would say, common sense, made no sense. Trade with the Russian Bear
assists the Russian economy while we are trying to maintain economic sanctions, and allows Russia to build up their military and makes defense against
that bear more expensive. Considering all things, Germany's contribution to NATO could actually be seen as negative.
What did the GOP plan? We all know the GOP, unlike in past administrations, has an uneasy relationship with the President. Still, they do appear to be
at least attempting to work with him on some issues, at least by word even if by deed leaves something to be desired. The GOP scheduled the hearings
with Strzok and Page.
The DNC, in normal collaboration with the MSM, protested the nomination of Kavanaugh, as expected. But their zeal was even greater this time than
their previous protest activities... the Women's March was in such a hurry to condemn Kavanaugh that they forgot to replace the "XX" in their
statement with his name, showing clearly that the protests were planned out well before anyone was named. Of course, the Mueller probe is the pet
project of the DNC, and thus we can safely say the timing of the 12 indictments was planned with the DNC. Finally, the statements above were obviously
the DNC's doings.
On that last point, it should be pointed out that the announcement of the indictments specifically stated that no Americans were implicated. As in the
last announcement of Russian indictments, I found that interesting. It means that all of the indictments are against individuals who are not within
the reach of US law and will likely never actually be prosecuted because they cannot be subpoenaed to appear in court. This same situation happened in
the last round of Russian indictments against Russian business interests, and when they did, to everyone's surprise, appear in court to defend their
names, Mueller's attorneys did not have charges ready to press. This time, the names are purported to be toward government operatives instead of
businessmen, I believe in hopes that they will not show up in court like the Russian businessmen did.
In other words, the indictments are real, but are never intended to be served. They are a distraction and an impetus to the calls to cancel the
What do all these seemingly unrelated things have to do with each other?
Putin is the key that ties them all together. The issues with NATO, especially the one concerning Germany, were because of a perceived Russian threat.
A major complaint about Kavanaugh is that he does not believe the Constitution allows for the legal jeopardy of a sitting President, meaning he could
argue that the Mueller probe into Trump-Russia collusion is moot. Peter Strzok was in charge of both the Clinton e-mail probe (which accused Russia of
hacking DNC computers) and the Trump-Russia investigation pre-Mueller. Page was in direct contact with Strzok during the time. The indictments were
specifically targeted to Russian nationals. All roads lead to Putin.
At this point, I cross over into pure speculation, but I believe my speculations are well within the realm of reality: I believe the DNC and FBI have
been collaborating together, as witnessed by the DNC opposition to any investigations/firings/etc. within the FBI and the questionable actions of the
FBI where the DNC hacking was concerned (the computers that were supposedly hacked were never turned over officially to the FBI, yet we have
indictments). The recent cornucopia of ties to Russia and the almost rabid concern over the upcoming Russian meeting tells me there is also collusion
between the DNC and Russia. The reasonable extension of those two conclusions is that the actual collusion was and is between all three organizations:
the DNC, the FBI, and the nation of Russia. I also think there is a reasonable possibility Trump now knows this. If so, the meeting on Monday could
expose the FBI/CIA.
edit on 7/14/2018 by TheRedneck because: (no reason given)