Trump Collusion with Russia and Obstruction of Justice

trump ties to russia

 

Trumps claims that he and his campaign didn’t collude with Russia is a LIE

For all of the world to see and hear, Trump stated;

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find 30K emails that are missing”

THAT WAS CLEARLY COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA

Requesting a foreign government (Russia) to engage in Espionage is lawless and treasonous conduct, yet Republicans do nothing and defend this traitor claiming there was no Russian collusion.

 

 

Stephanie CONNECTS Trump DIRECT Tie to Putin

Stephanie Ruhle laid out how special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is becoming “clearer by the indictment.” Tuesday’s guilty plea by Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan, she said, reveals direct connections between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

Video title: Roger Stone claimed he met Julian Assange in August 2016

A newly disclosed email is the latest instance of Stone claiming advance knowledge of Wikileaks’ releases prior to the 2016 election.

 

Video title: Trump Adviser Accidentally Admits WikiLeaks “Back Channel”

 

Video title: Two Of Roger Stone’s Closest Associates Say He’s Lying

 

The latest revelation that ties the Trump campaign to Russia

 

A timeline of the 3 Trump-Russia scandals

 

The Definitive Timeline Of The Trump-Russia Connections

Morning Joe takes a deep dive into the Russia timeline in two parts. In Part 1, the story begins in September 2015.

 

Explosive documentary on Trump’s Deep Ties To Russia

 

Russian interests overlapped with Trump’s team show contacts in chronological order:

Dec. 10, 2015: Michael Flynn, an early Trump supporter who would eventually be named national security adviser, travels to Moscow for an event honoring the Kremlin-backed news outlet RT. There, he participates in a banquet during which he shares a table with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

January 2016: Michael Cohen, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, emails Putin’s spokesperson seeking help with a real estate development project in Moscow. The project is eventually abandoned.

April 27, 2017: Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, meets with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at a campaign event at Washington’s Mayflower Hotel. Jeff Sessions, then a senator and eventually Trump’s attorney general, may have greeted Kislyak as well.

June 6, 2017: Donald Trump Jr. may have spoken by phone with Emin Agalarov, a musician and developer who worked with the Trumps on the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. Trump Jr. and Agalarov each claim not to remember speaking, but the following day a meeting is set up between Trump Jr. and other campaign staff predicated on the sharing of information detrimental to Democrat Hillary Clinton from the Russian government.

June 9, 2017: That meeting happens. It includes Trump Jr., Kushner and Manafort. They meet with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer linked to the Russian government, and Rinat Akhmetshin, who has ties to Russian intelligence.

July 7, 2017: Manafort offers to brief Deripaska.

July 7, 2017: Carter Page, identified by Trump as an adviser on foreign policy, travels to Moscow — with the campaign’s blessing — for an event.

July 18, 2017: At an event at the Republican National Convention, Sessions and Kislyak greet each other.

Sept. 8, 2017: Sessions and Kislyak meet again, this time in Sessions’s Senate office. At some point, Sessions and Kislyak apparently discuss the campaign.

Oct. 11, 2017: Trump Jr. gives a speech in Paris to a group linked to Russian interests. One of the organizers later briefs the Kremlin on the event.

Dec. 1, 2017: Flynn and Kushner meet with Kislyak at Trump Tower. At this meeting, they allegedly discuss setting up a secret communications system between Trump’s team and Moscow.

Dec. 8, 2017: Page again travels to Moscow for an event.

Dec. 13, 2017: Kushner, apparently at Kislyak’s urging, meets with Sergey Gorkov, head of the Russian bank VEB, which is under sanctions. The next day, Gorkov travels to Japan, where Putin was visiting.

Dec. 25, 2017: Flynn texts Kislyak.

Dec. 29 , 2017: Flynn speaks with Kislyak multiple times, apparently discussing the imminent imposition of new sanctions by the U.S. government, partly in response to Russian meddling in the campaign.

On July 7, 2017 Trump and Putin finally meet face-to-face

 

Leaked Memos Expose Trump Russia Quid Pro Quo

Leaked memos suggest a quid pro quo between the Donald Trump campaign and the Kremlin, where Trump would refrain from speaking forcefully against the Russian incursion of Crimea in exchange for Russia providing WikiLeaks with the documents it stole from the Democratic National Committee

 

Trump team collusion with Russia? Ukraine connection may hold key.

Robert Mueller will find interesting evidence in the shifting stories of just how pro-Russia tweaks to the GOP platform came about.. After months of speculation, educated guesses and connecting the dots, the FBI investigation into just what Russia did to attempt to impact the 2016 U.S.

 

Almost all of Russia’s objectives has been achieved with Trump being Elected President

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OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE TO COVER UP RUSSIAN COLLUSION

19 Times President Trump May Have Obstructed Justice

One small upside to having a president embroiled in scandal: Before all this is over, we’re probably going to learn a lot about some obscure sections of the Constitution. On Monday, President Trump’s attorneys unveiled a bold, new legal strategy regarding special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of whether Trump had obstructed justice, among other potential Russia-related crimes.

The above article details 19 Times Trump Has Obstructed Justice… here’s some highlights

  1. The “Loyalty” Dinner
    A week after the inauguration, Comey was summoned to the White House for a private dinner with the president. Comey said Trump then told him, “I need loyalty — I expect loyalty.” Comey said he did not respond, and Trump circled back to his demand two more times during their conversation, eventually getting a promise of “honest loyalty” from the director.
  2. Asking Comey to Drop the Flynn Probe
    Trump fired Flynn on February 13, ostensibly for lying to Pence. Comey testified that, after an Oval Office meeting with a large number of advisers the next morning, Trump asked everyone but Comey to clear the room. Comey said Trump told him he wanted to talk about Flynn.“He is a good guy and has been through a lot,” Trump said, according to Comey. “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” Comey said his only reply was, “He is a good guy.”
  3. Firing Preet Bharara
    New presidents usually ask all U.S. attorneys to step down, but Trump demanded their resignations in March after telling Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, in November that he wanted him to stay on. Months later, Marc Kasowitz, Trump’s personal lawyer in the Russia investigation, reportedly bragged that he played a central role in getting Bharara fired, by telling Trump, “This guy is going to get you.” Bharara later hinted that he was investigating some Trump-related matter.
  4. Asking the Director of National Intelligence to Pressure Comey
    At the end of a briefing on March 22, Trump reportedly asked everyone to leave the room except director of national intelligence Daniel Coats and CIA director Mike Pompeo. According to the Washington Post, Trump then asked Coats if he could intervene to get Comey to back off from investigating Flynn as part of the FBI’s Russia probe. Later, when testifying before the Senate, Coats refused to confirm or deny this account, but said he didn’t feel pressured to do anything improper.
  5. Asking Intelligence Officials to Push Back Against the FBI’s Collusion Probe
    Around the same time, Trump reportedly called Coats and Admiral Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, and asked them to publicly deny that there was any evidence suggesting collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Days earlier, Comey had confirmed for the first time that the Trump–Russia link was under FBI investigation.
  6. Asking Comey to “Lift the Cloud” of the Russia Investigation
    Comey testified that Trump called him on March 30 and complained that the Russia probe was hurting his administration. “He asked what we could do to ‘lift the cloud,’” Comey said, adding that when he reiterated that Trump wasn’t personally under investigation, the president said, “We need to get that fact out.”
  7. Attacking Comey on the Eve of His Senate Testimony
    A day before Comey went before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump engaged in what could be construed as witness intimidation:
  8. Attacking Sally Yates on the Eve of Her Senate Testimony
    Trump made the same move on the eve of his former acting attorney general’s testimony before the same committee:
  9. Following Up on His Request to Comey
    Comey says he spoke to Trump for the last time on April 11, when the president called to see what Comey had done to get the word out that Trump wasn’t personally under investigation. “I have been very loyal to you, very loyal; we had that thing, you know,” Trump said, according to Comey. The director added, “I did not reply or ask him what he meant by ‘that thing.”The next day, Trump publicly suggested that Comey’s job was on the line, telling Fox’s Maria Bartiromo that it was “not too late” to let him go, adding, “We’ll see what happens. You know, it’s going to be interesting.”
  10. Firing Comey
  11. Concocting a Cover Story for Comey’s Firing
    Trump was reportedly infuriated by Comey’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, particularly the director’s comment that he was “mildly nauseous” to think his handling of the Clinton email probe might have swayed the election. With the help of aide Stephen Miller, Trump drafted an “angry, meandering” four-page letter in which he said he was firing Comey for refusing to publicly confirm that he wasn’t personally targeted in the Russia probe.
  12. Telling Russian Officials Comey’s Firing Was About the Russia Probe
    According to a document leaked to the New York Times, in an Oval Office meeting a day after Comey’s firing, Trump told Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak, “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job.” Trump added, “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”
  13. Admitting Comey’s Firing Was About the Russia Probe on National TV
    Trump contradicted his administration’s account in an interview with NBC News. He said he was going to fire Comey regardless of what Rosenstein said, and confirmed it was about the Russia investigation.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QImPqK33fU
  14. Threatening to Release Tapes of His Talks with Comey
    The weekend after firing Comey, Trump made what appeared to be another attempt to threaten Comey. It turns out there were no tapes, and Comey called Trump’s bluff. “Lordy, I hope there are tapes,” he said in his Senate testimony.
  15. Publicly Threatening Mueller
    Shortly after Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel on May 17, Trump and his allies began publicly floating the idea that the president might fire him. In a Times interview, Trump seemed to warn that Mueller shouldn’t probe his family’s financial dealings, saying he’d see that as a “violation.” When The Wall Street Journal asked if Mueller’s job was safe, Trump responded, “No, we’re going to see.”
  16. Attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions for Recusing Himself
    In the same Times interview, Trump kicked off what would be weeks of attacks on attorney general Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe, which led to Mueller’s appointment. Trump said:”So Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself. I then have — which, frankly, I think is very unfair to the president. How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, “Thanks, Jeff, but I can’t, you know, I’m not going to take you.” It’s extremely unfair, and that’s a mild word, to the president.
  17. Drafting a Misleading Statement About Don Jr.’s Russia Meeting
    Trump may have engaged in a cover-up attempt when he dictated a misleading statement about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with several Kremlin-connected Russians.
  18. Pressuring Multiple Senators to End Their Russia Probe
    The Times reported that Trump called several top GOP senators over the summer and urged them to wrap up the Senate’s Russia probe. Senate Intelligence Committee chair Richard Burr confirmed that Trump contacted him, saying “something along the lines of, ‘I hope you can conclude this as quickly as possible.’” Burr said he did not feel there was any “sinister motive” in Trump’s call.
  19. Tweeting That He Knew Flynn Lied to the FBI
    The president set off a new round of obstruction talk on Sunday when he sent out a tweet that seemed to imply he knew Flynn had committed a crime by lying to the FBI before he pressured Comey to go easy on him:

 

GOP Tries To Save President Donald Trump, Attacks FBI, U.S. Intelligence

Rachel Maddow looks at how Republicans are enacting a strategy of undercutting the elements of U.S. intelligence and the FBI that are the underpinnings of the investigation into Donald Trump