YES please, more indictments.
Maddow did a great recap tonight on what the T team did who were all (not sure) interviewed by Senate Intell Committee tonight - tune in.
T’s team all lied around the same thing…sanctions, and no, we weren’t trying to remove the Russian sanctions, but clearly they were.
Roughly Maddow is surmising this was where the Kompromat/compromise began.
Starting with the T family diligently hoping to get the financing and the ‘deal’ from the Russians for the Trump Tower in Moscow, T would indeed have to get those sanctions removed. It was Maria Butina who popped up at a T rally and posed the question - “What do you, T hope to do about those sanctions?” And he replied, well, get rid of them.
T could only get the Trump Tower Russia approved if the sanctions were offered. Putin knew T was also dangling a bribe (see $50M penthouse) to get in Putin’s favor. Bingo - compromat
In exchange for getting the sanctions lifted, T would get some Russian help in the election - see Cambridge Analytica
The aide to Putin - Dmitriy Peskov**: Deputy lead, Presidential Administration; Presidential Press Secretary, also carried the same T Team lie…no I never dealt with T 'n co…never spoke to anyone…we’re crazy busy in Russia and have no time for T’s dealings. Small fish as far as we were concerned…etc.
It was Maria Butina’s associate who recommended to hire KT McFarlane…go to this Maddow tape from earlier in the year…go to 4:10 - for the Butina/McFarlane/Flynn connection Link to Maddow review of Butina
But all their testimony to the Senate Intell Committee reflected the same story line - no we never discussed lifting sanctions to Russians.
KT McFarlane - revised her testimony to say well, and admit that we did speak about holding off on making Russia mad, because T intends to remove sanctions.
Flynn - indicted over it…reports came out that there were taped convos with Kislyak, and yes Flynn agreed that those sanctions would be removed.
Maria Butina - indicted as a spy (and may do a plea deal*) and a cut out Russian contact…luring in the NRA members, and T supporters…and gunning for no sanctinos
Sessions - he was in on the removing sanctions deal
T’s lawyers all were " "
Kushner - even discussed back channel communications w/ Russians via the Russian embassy, and yes, let’s get those sanctions removed.
Don Junior - no I never met with Russians and tried to get the Trump Tower deal passed and lift sanctions, get dirt on Hillary. But his testimony did tend to use ‘executive privilege’ as a way to bypass having to say anything.
Erik Prince My meeting in the Seychelles had nothing to do with getting Russia to do our Election bidding…
Brad Parscale - digital director T 2020 campaign and led the T campaign to victory. (Pundits are scratching their heads that T could win w/ such a small electorial victory, yet have such a huge 3 million vote difference…)
And so on…
We now have a new title for T’s best seller book - The Art of the Kompromat Deal.
Pence never testified in front of Senate Intell…but they feel/pundits/me! strongly that he was in on the Flynn knowingly did try to help smooth over the Russian problem, and therefore in on the ‘deal.’
The successive stories coming from T’s team all repeated the same thing…no we were not after getting those sanctions lifted, when faced with Senate Intell questions - and those must have been referred to Mueller.
What a strange and twisted amount of revelations that are going to come out now. Just the tip of the iceberg.
And so far, yes, Whitaker has not participated in any of it…