There’s no shortage of topics to discuss relating to the ever-growing list of scandals surrounding Donald Trump and Russia. From his bizarre pro-Russia behavior, to the rather large number of people he has around him with Russian connections, the saga over whether or not Trump committed treason on his way to the White House is constantly evolving.
However, even as much as this topic has been discussed, there’s one aspect of it that I don’t think gets nearly enough attention: It’s always Russia.
By that I mean, it’s not as if Trump has people around him who have sketchy ties to a varying degree of nations. It’s not as if Trump seemingly went out of his way to avoid saying anything negative about any other nation or its leader — except Russia and Vladimir Putin.
In fact, Trump’s proven time and time again that he has no problem criticizing and attacking basically any other nation, its leader, or pretty much anyone — except Russia and Vladimir Putin.
We’re not seeing reports frequently exposing secret meetings Trump’s associates had with officials from France, Germany, Australia, or Japan. Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn’t get caught lying about meeting with officials from Brazil. Jared Kushner wasn’t trying to set up secret lines of communication with South Korea through their embassy.
Nope, it’s always Russia.
The same Russia which Trump continues to refuse to condemn in any sort of negative way. The same Russia led by a man who Trump (and the majority of the Republican party) clearly admires. The same Russia which Trump has defended by continuing to try to cast doubt over whether or not they were behind the cyber attack against last year’s election.
Oh, and the same Russia that helped “elect” Donald Trump last November.
As I’ve said before, I am not someone who discounts a coincidence. I’m well aware that there are unfortunate situations in our life that occur, completely out of our control, which appear to be far worse than they actually are.
That being said, when enough “coincidences” are strung together, forming a rather identifiable pattern of secrecy and deceit, then those events cease being coincidental.
I’m not someone who buys into conspiracy theories, is fueled by emotional overreaction, or believes my agenda matters more than facts or reality. I haven’t written several articles expressing my belief that Trump’s a traitor simply because I loathe him and that’s what I want to be true. I believe he probably betrayed this country because that’s what everything I’m seeing tells me.
Even Trump’s behavior toward all of this has been a textbook example of someone who’s guilty. Typically, innocent people don’t lash out angrily at those investigating or questioning them, fire officials for not giving into their attempts to obstruct justice, or, well — try to obstruct justice.
If Trump’s innocent, as he claims he is, then shouldn’t he embrace these investigations that would prove his supposed “innocence”? If I had nothing to hide, yet millions of people thought I committed treason, I’d happily embrace an investigation that would undoubtedly prove that I was innocent.
The reason why something happens is often just as, if not more important, than what actually occurs. It’s in the “why” where you find the motive behind any action. That’s why I believe Donald Trump has probably committed treason.
There’s a reason why Trump:
- Has been so incredibly pro-Russia.
- Often praises Vladimir Putin.
- Has so many associates around him with ties to Russia.
- Is so hostile and defensive concerning these investigations into his campaign.
- Has pushed ridiculous conspiracy theories.
- Tried to undermine U.S.intelligence reports citing Russia as the culprit behind the cyber attack against the 2016 election.
- Fired the head of the FBI for apparently not giving into his attempts to obstruct justice.
- Seemed to coordinate with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) to fabricate “evidence” that President Obama had Trump Tower illegally wiretapped.
- Doesn’t want to talk about Jared Kushner trying to set up secret, “off the grid” lines of communication with Russian officials.
- Has had so many people around him busted having secret meetings and contact with Russian officials during last year’s campaign.
There’s a reason why, when you get right down to these scandals — it’s always Russia.