UPDATE October 25, 2017 The Trenchant Observer has a serious problem, and it is not clear how it might be solved. The problem is that…
Christopher Steele dossier
After Comey’s firing, it was learned that subpoenas have been issued to Michael Flynn to produce all papers and records related to his contacts and business dealings with the Russians.
Flynn has apparently commited acts which might constitute serious crimes. If prosecuted and convicted, he could spend many years in prison. His earlier efforts to gain immunity in exchange for his testimony before Congressional committees failed.
Flynn’s testimony could be explosive. It may be the key to blowing open the conspiracy involving collusion with the Russians, if there is one. If he talks, he could bring the whole Trump charade on Russia crashing down.
Hopefully he is under very good security protection.
Russia’s “Trump card”
Putin’s “Trump card” is already paying off. While the focus in he U.S. media has been on whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians intervening in the U.S. election, less attention has been paid to the reasons for Trump’s pro-Russian positions and failure to criticize Putin.
The strongest hypothesis for this behavior is that Trump has been compromised by the Russians. This will remain the strongest hypothesis until an alternative, more persuasive explanation is presented.
News that Rex Tillerson would skip an upcoming NATO foreign ministers meeting and travel instead to Moscow is the kind of news that produces a…
British press reports add considerably more detail to the story regarding the credibility of the “Golden Showers” dossier prepared by ex MI6 agent Christopher Steele.
Particularly intriguing is the Christmas death of fomer KGB chief was was reportedly a go-between between Putin and a key associate.
The Washington Post reported on Thursday that U.S. sanctions against Russia, specifically the FSB, had been relaxed in order to allow the FSB, which has…