According to President Trump, his attorneys, his surrogates, and his supporters in Congress, the Russia investigation is much ado about nothing. To hear them tell it, there’s no proof of collusion between the Trump team and Russian agents. In time, when Special Counsel Robert Mueller completes his investigation, the truth will surface and we’ll see if all those denials from the Trump administration were valid or complete puffery.
But there are what can best be called odd coincidences regarding Trump and his associates in relation to Russia. Those include but are not limited to:
- Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was in the employment of Russian companies and was paid millions in return.
- Fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn took money from Russian interests.
- Flynn, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and top White House adviser Jared Kushner all met with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 campaign.
Now we can add another bit of information to the puzzle that is being completed with each day: A whole host of patents that Trump had pending before the Russian equivalent of the United States Patent Office–Rospatent–were approved on the day of the 2016 election.
But wait, it gets even shadier, depending on your perspective.
The trademarks Trump was seeking to renew had sat dormant for years, meaning they could have easily been challenged by Rospatent, but they never were. It’s almost as if a little quid pro quo was being exercised by the Russians for their good friend Donald.
Oh, and one more thing: The head of Rospatent just so happens to have been personally appointed to his position by none other than Russian president/terrorist/mass murderer Vladimir Putin.
And yet, as recently as January, President Trump went out of his way to assure us that he has no business dealings or other connections to Russia. He was so adamant about the matter that he resorted to ALL CAPS when he posted this tweet:
Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA – NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
There’s something rotten in the White House, and it has the stench of spoiled Beluga caviar cheap vodka, and treason.
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