Donald Trump stumbles forward, often tripping over his poorly chosen appointees while dodging and weaving his misstatements and policy mistakes. One thing that he can't hurdle is the wall around his Presidency that is built by stacking lies and attempting to hide his business conflicts of interest that commingle Russians and politics.
I am posting this to keep the fact in the forefront that President Trump should be impeached for all sorts of violations and that Congress is obstructing justice by failing to act against him.
"According to the former head of British spy agency M16 Sir Richard Dearlove, Trump’s business empire was allowed to remain afloat due to Russian loans following the 2008 financial collapse when no one in the United States would give money to him.
“What lingers for Trump may be what deals — on what terms — he did after the financial crisis of 2008 to borrow Russian money when others in the West apparently would not lend to him,” Dearlove said.
ABC News previously released a report saying that Trump had received “hundreds of millions” of Russian money and that it had been flowing into his bank account for years.
“His real estate fortunes have benefited greatly from Russian investors and their millions, potentially putting a get tough on policy with Russia in direct conflict with his bottom line.”
The issue of Trump being able to separate himself from his business as president has been brought up before, but given the scope of the investigation, it’s unlikely Trump will be able to divest himself from his real estate empire like he says he would. Anything Trump does as president has an impact on his business and Trump is allowed to take money out of the account continually – he directly benefits.
Trump has previously said that he had “ZERO investments in Russia.” He told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos “will I sell condos to Russians on occasion? Probably. I mean, I do that. I have a lot of condos. I do that. But I have no relationship with Russia whatsoever.”
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