The founders of Fusion GPS say that their investigation uncovered evidence of Trump money laundering for Russians. These allegations have the power to take down Trump and the entire Republican Party.
In a New York Times op-ed, Glenn R. Simpson and Peter Fritsch wrote, “We suggested investigators look into the bank records of Deutsche Bank and others that were funding Mr. Trump’s businesses. Congress appears uninterested in that tip: Reportedly, ours are the only bank records the House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed. We told Congress that from Manhattan to Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., and from Toronto to Panama, we found widespread evidence that Mr. Trump and his organization had worked with a wide array of dubious Russians in arrangements that often raised questions about money laundering. Likewise, those deals don’t seem to interest Congress.”
It has been well known that the members of Congress who are defending Trump and trying to kill the Russia investigations have no idea what the President did or didn’t do. The Republicans have put themselves on the line to defend their president, with no questions asked.
The problem with that approach is that if Trump committed crimes like money laundering, and Republicans didn’t properly investigate him, they become political accessories to his crimes in the eyes of voters.
The stories of Trump money laundering for Russians have been around for years. It has long been speculated that Trump’s deals with Russia are why he won’t release his tax returns. When Republicans allowed Trump to take over their party, they sold themselves to Putin, and the minute that they began to use their congressional investigative powers to cover for the President was the second that they jeopardized their entire party.
Trump may go down for the Russia scandal, but what few people are discussing is how is going to take the Republican Party with him.
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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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association