In a moment captured in a famous photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) once pointed at President Donald Trump and declared that, with him, “all roads lead to Putin.”
The Lincoln Project came to the same conclusion and released its most devastating ad yet about Trump’s long and sketchy relationship with the Kremlin and Russia President Vladimir Putin.
American soldiers’ lives are in danger and Trump has done nothing to stop it.
Add ‘America First’ to the laundry list of scams Trump has sold in his life. It’s clearly Trump first, Russia second, and America last. pic.twitter.com/sqiRyqtJBE
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 1, 2020
Trump insists that every story related to Russia and himself are “a hoax” made up by Democrats to make him look bad. After all, where would anyone get the idea that Trump kowtows to Putin and aligns himself with Russian goals?
Perhaps it was when Trump denied his own intelligence agencies’ claims that Russia had actively intervened in 2016 to help Trump win. Perhaps it was when he stood on camera in Helsinki standing next to Putin and siding with him over those same intelligence agencies. Perhaps it’s all the times Trump has said he believes Putin when he says he didn’t interfere in the elections, despite endless evidence that he did.
Maybe it’s the fact that he’s borrowed millions of dollars from Russia. Maybe it’s his ties to Deutsche Bank, which is under suspicion for being a hub for laundering Russian money for its oligarchs. Maybe it’s the lies Trump told in 2016 when he said he had no business dealings in Russia, only to be exposed later when it was discovered he had planned to build a Trump Tower Moscow there throughout the 2016 presidential campaigns.
It could be those things, or it could be all the Trump campaign officials who lied to Congress and the FBI about their involvement with Russia prior to Trump’s inauguration, like Michael Flynn and Jeff Sessions. It could be the fact that Trump’s longtime friend and informal campaign advisor Roger Stone was exposed for having used Wikileaks as an intermediary between himself and the Kremlin in releasing thousands of stolen documents from DNC servers. It could be all the efforts to obstruct justice in the Robert Mueller investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia.
It’s all of those things, no matter how much he denies them, and he can add to the list his failure to act on intelligence that Russia was paying bounties to Taliban fighters to kill U.S. soldiers.
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