I can’t wait for people to give up on the incredibly juvenile and salacious “pee tape” references and focus on the fact that Trump is compromised, not how. Because the fact that he’s compromised means he no longer fears the tape, if one exists; he fears getting himself and everyone he knows murdered by Putin.
Do you think the Novichok poisonings in the UK, right before Trump visited, were an accident or a random act?
That was a message: Putin can get to Trump and to Trump’s family; Trump knows it and knows he can’t stop Putin. The only thing he could do that might save his neck would be to admit what was going on and fall back on our government’s resources but he can’t and won’t do that because of both fear and his ego. And because he thinks that there’s a scenario that ends with him winning it all and coming out on top (here’s the secret tho: there isn’t!).
Attempts to remove him will not be successful because Putin also has dirt on way too many Republicans, thanks to the emails he hacked back in 2016 (and ongoing, no doubt) and because many in the GOP likely also see a scenario where they come out on top after things shake out (here’s another secret: they won’t!). Do you forget that a bunch of Republicans were in Russian for the 4th of July holiday just a couple of weeks ago? What do you think the purpose of that trip was, once you strip away the innocent-sounding language from the description? “A thaw in relations”; “strive for a better relationship”? :dubious: