The question of what Russia was supposed to get in return for helping Trump win the election was answered today as a bombshell text from Mike Flynn to a business partner promised to rip up the Obama sanctions on Russia as one of Flynn’s first orders of business.
The New York Times reported that Flynn texted a business partner who he had a deal with to build nuclear power plants in Russia:
The letter went on to say that “Mr. Copson explained that General Flynn was making sure that sanctions would be ‘ripped up’ as one of his first orders of business and that this would allow money to start flowing into the project.”
Now we know what Russia was supposed to get from Trump in return for putting him in the White House. Trump was supposed to lift the sanctions which start the graft and cash flowing to Trump’s deeply Russia connected inner circle. The big question of why did Russia help Trump has an answer. Russia got Trump elected so that he could lift the sanctions and everyone could make oodles of money.
Money is why Trump doesn’t want Special Counsel Mueller looking at his finances. Cold hard cash was the motivator behind the greatest crime ever committed against democracy. If Trump made a deal with Russia to lift the sanctions in exchange for the White House, his presidency is over. It doesn’t matter if he rattles around in the Oval Office until 2020, Trump’s presidency will be effectively finished.
The end is getting closer to Trump, as Mike Flynn is filling in all the blanks that will lead to this president’s downfall.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a 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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