Listen: Donald Trump, Russia, Trump Tower discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"I'm Sarah cancer. I'm a journalist and scholar of authority in states with a focus on the former Soviet Union, and the author of the book the view from flyover country. I'm Andrea Chalupa a writer filmmaker screenwriter and producer of the upcoming journalistic thriller, Mr. Jones, and this is gas let nation a podcast covering corruption in the Trump administration and the rise of autocracies around the world. This episode is to some degree a continuation of our last episode called the bar report. And we call it that for a reason there was no Muller report released to the public, and there is still no Muller report released to the public. This hasn't stopped everyone from drawing conclusions about the content of the actual unseen Muller report, which is rumored to be around four hundred pages. So right now, we are mostly in this pulling pattern of inertia and chaos that is typified the Trump administration. But there have been some. New developments after week in which outlets ran inflammatory headlines based on a four page pseudo summary by attorney general bar, aka the Iran, contra guy that quoted Amir sixty four words of the actual Miller report included among them confirmation that Trump was not exonerated bar is now walking back the initial document saying that he can't summarize Muller's conclusions and that we will get the report in mid April. Members of congress are pushing for it to be released sooner. There is no guarantee that this will happen that the report will be Moller's actual report that it will not be heavily redacted or that the investigation is even over. There's also no indication that the Muller report will be particularly illuminating given that so much of the worst information is already in the public domain. And that what we really need are indictments and not a report and molar has failed us in that regard. But in reference to things in the public domain. Just refresh your memory some of the things that we do not need a report to see where Trump asking Russia to get Hillary Clinton's emails and saying that the the media will reward them for editor lie 2016 press conference Roger stone collaborating with WikiLeaks which was operating as a front for Russian intelligence. Those emails are in the public domain. We have the emails between Michael Cohen and feel Acceder which were released to the public in verified as authentic saying they were working with Putin to put Trump and power those emails from November twenty fifteen we have the changes in the RNC platform by oligarch, lackey, Paul Manafort to make it favorable to Russia that is in the public domain. We have of course, the meeting in Trump Tower in two thousand sixteen which was revealed to the public by Donald Trump junior in two thousand seventeen where he tweeted out the details of that meeting there since the numerous documents transmissions. Perceptions and information indictments in the public domain. We have Trump firing Komi for looking into Russia and partying with Labra and Kislyak in the Oval Office. The next day. He then went on Lester hole in confessed to obstruction of Justice admitting that you did this to shut the Russia thing down that's in the public domain. We have information reported by multiple outlets about Jared. Kushner's proposed backchannel with Russia. We have multiple Trump administration laugh lying on their security clearance forms about elicit meetings with Russians among those liars. Are Jared Ivanka and Jeff Sessions who of course, had recuse himself because of his role in the Russia plot that's in the public domain. We have Michael Flynn working secretly as an agent for Russia for years and displaying such an obviously close relationship with the Russian government that he was sitting near Putin at the RT gala held in twenty fifteen that is all in the pub. Domain. You can look at pictures. You can look at documents. You can see this for yourself. And you know, this is just the tip of the iceberg. You can also look at thirty to forty years of Trump business deals with the Russian mafia Trump meetings with Russian officials as well as the deals of nearly everyone in their inner circle and very blatant events like Russian mafia members slash FBI informant. Feel Acceder taking Don jR, Ivanka to Russia to the Kremlin and having Vonk of Trump sit in Putin's chair in two thousand six and then of course, they lied repeatedly for years and said they had no connection with Russia.."
Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior