An unhinged Donald Trump is reported to be obsessed with the Russia investigation to the point where he blew up and swore at Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the Senate passed the Russia sanctions bill.
A Republican Senator told The New York Times that Trump is consumed with Russia:
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) August 22, 2017
Trump berated McConnell on the phone, which triggered a shouting match:
Trump berated Mitch on phone re: RUSSIA, triggering profanity-laced shouting match
Flake to Ky this wk for Mitch $https://t.co/297n9RveMl
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) August 22, 2017
Manu Raju of CNN added that Trump exploded in rage over the Russia sanctions bill:
Sources confirm to me Trump blew up and swore at McConnell at not just Russia probe but also Russia sanctions bill. https://t.co/it94dACfae
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 22, 2017
The question of what Russia has on Trump should be at the front of a lot of minds this evening. Why would Trump be advocating for Russia after they attacked the presidential election that Trump won? The obvious answer is that Trump was fully complicit in whatever collusion went down between his campaign and the Russian government. A deeper answer goes back to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Trump’s financial dealings with the Russians.
There has been a lot of talk that the President is compromised. Russia has dirt and information on Trump that could bring him down. Some even speculate that Putin is blackmailing Trump. The more likely answer is that Trump has deep financial ties to Russia that he would like to keep a secret. The Russian government helped Trump win the election, and his end of the deal was supposed to be the lifting of sanctions.
Donald Trump is obsessed with Russia, but the Russia scandal is where his crimes are. Trump is losing it, and alienating the Senate Majority Leader who controls his fate could be the final mistake that undoes the Trump presidency.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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