Back In The USSR Timeline Part 28 — Russiagate
Russiagate is about what happened with the Trump campaign and Russia in regards to the 2016 election. Russiagate was Trump’s first big crime as president. He and his campaign were investigated by Congress and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but he was never prosecuted because Attorney General Bill Barr ran interference for him. Trump would go on to commit many more crimes as president. After being impeached twice he committed the most heinous crime of all, orchestrating a coup to remain in power.
The Trump campaign’s involvement in Russiagate started at the infamous Trump Tower in 2016. Junior, Manafort, and Kushner met with a Russian operative, Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet counterintelligence officer to make a deal. Trump, if elected, would change laws to benefit Russia in exchange for them giving them dirt on Hillary. That day Trump tweeted his first tweet about Hillary’s emails. It was a stupid thing to do, not just because it was illegal, but because it made Trump more vulnerable to blackmail. Trump wanted dirt on Hillary. The Russians had dirt on Trump. He’s been doing business with th Russians for years and lying about it.
Junior was in regular communication with WikiLeaks during the campaign. The Russians gave information to Wikileaks, then Wikileaks gave information to Junior and then Junior gave information to Trump. Both Trumps received an email in September of 2016 offering them a decryption key and website address to access hacked WikiLeaks documents.
Putin’s best friend and political emissary, Viktor Medvedchuk, was in contact with the Trump campaign between April — November 2016.
The Trump campaign reached out to the Russians 18 verifiable times during the campaign.
After the election, Trump held a press conference standing next to piles of reams of paper taller than him. They were supposedly documents proving there was no collusion with Russia. The lawyer he hired to stack all the paper worked at a firm that was named Russian Law Firm of the Year according to their website. He asked the lawyer to write him a letter verifying that he didn’t have any business ties to Russia even though he tried to close a deal with Russia to build a Trump Tower in Moscow before the campaign (he offered Putin a $50 million penthouse for free to sweeten the deal) and Junior said at a real estate conference in 2008 that the Trump family had pursued opportunities in Russia for decades. “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets……We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”
After the election, Trump fired everybody who was investigating his campaign about working with Russia — FBI Director James Comey, Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, and US Attorney Preet Bharara.
Six months after the inauguration and a week after meeting Putin for the first time, Trump’s campaign stupidly confessed to colluding with the Russians in a chain of emails that Junior sent out with the subject line: Russia. Clinton. Private and Confidential. Kushner and Manafort were cc’d.
There were three separate investigations — Russian hacking, Trump Russian collusion, and the Trump cover up. Former FBI Director, Robert Mueller, was hired as special counsel into the Russian investigation. Mueller’s report revealed four findings related to the president and obstruction of justice — firing Comey, bribing people with pardons, cooking up a story with Junior about why he was meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower before the election, and trying to get Sessions not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
The Mueller Report found that Russian interference was “sweeping and systematic,” one of the greatest threats to American democracy Mueller has ever seen. 30 people were charged with crimes, including 12 members of the Russian military. There were 126 contacts between Russian agents and the Trump campaign and associates. 7 defendants were convicted. Trump was not exonerated in the report. Trump was asked to answer questions by Mueller but refused. If Trump wasn’t president Mueller said he would have been criminally charged at the conclusion of the report. He can be charged for 10 possible obstruction of justice crimes now that he is out of office, just for Russiagate alone. His motive for Russiagate was he wanted to cover up personal embarrassment, personal and financial interests, and possible criminal actions. Trump would ultimately be impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for extorting Ukraine and then a second time for trying to overturn the 2020 election.
Bob Mueller wrote in his report, “Over the course of my career, I’ve seen a number of challenges to our democracy. The Russian government’s effort to interfere in our election is among the most serious. As I said on May 29, 2019 this deserves the attention of every American.”