Everybody -- even Donald Trump -- is trying to explain Trump´s craven press conference performance with Putin in Helsinki.
When in doubt, turn to Nature. Nature provides allegories that are as terrifying as they are enlightening.
Our prior post presented the thesis that Donald Trump laundered colossal sums of money for the Russian mafia. That criminal activity explains his behavior and statements in Helsinki and beyond.
Money laundering is what Putin has on Trump. It is the source of Putin´s leverage.
Let´s call it what it is:
The blackmailing of Trump is the blackmailing of America.
The Justice Department´s Special Counsel Robert Mueller expanded his investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election to include Donald Trump´s financial affairs with Russians. Mueller has impaneled a grand jury and issued subpoenas.
If the Mueller investigation corroborates Trump´s ties with the Russian mafia, a nature story told by Sir David Attenborough in the BBC´s “The Story of Life” will have presented the entire denouement better than any CNN article, courtroom, or history book. It is a story acted out countless times far from human eyes.
To watch Attenborough´s report, click here.
I suspect we are witnessing a truly extraordinary phenomenon: the birth of a new Aesop´s fable.