Why it’s important that Trump be investigated for links to Russian Election Interference.

The Senate Intelligence Committee is going to investigate Trump’s involvement.  This is necessary and good.  Something that could lead to eventual charges of treason for Trump.

Because if a connection is verified of Trumps knowledge and colluding actions with Russian interference – THAT IS TREASON.

But since this is politics, it seems fairly unlikely.

What I don’t understand is how under reported this decision is.

In effect, the President Elect is being investigated for treason.  And it’s not nearly as big a deal as it should be.

Let me express this in ways you can get:

Russia is led by Putin.

Who is Putin?

Putin is an ex KGB agent.  A spy.  An elite spy  when Russia was the Soviet Union.  Rose from a poor boy in Leningrad up the ranks of the KGB. And when the USSR imploded he stepped easily into politics.

He currently is estimated to have $40 billion in assets.  He’s Europe’s richest man.  Those government jobs in Russia.  Wow.  They pay well.

Russia is ranked 119 of the 168 for government corruption.  (2015 ranking)   Putin built a $1 billion dollar house out of corruption.

He got there by driving his opponents out of the country or jailing them.

Or killing them.  Weirdly they are often poisoned.

There is a theory that Putin had a series of bombings done, blamed Chechen rebels, so that he could eradicate the threat and be the hero.   Alexander Litvinenko, who did a thorough investigation into this, was murdered in London from radiation poisoning.  That’s not just killing someone.  That’s doing it the cruelest way.  The suspects fled to Russia and Russia refuses to turn them over the UK authorities.

Putin likes to say he was a “bully, not a pioneer”.  In fact, he is a wife beater and a philanderer.  He had his wife was committed to a mental hospital, allegedly to pursue his philandering.

In the US we think of Putin as something of a farce.  We associate him with his various ridiculous publicity stunts.  But he is NOT a farce.

He hates the internet – because anyone can say anything.   And now he is importing China’s Internet to Russia so that the government controls the social media.

On the other hand, Putin isn’t an idiot.  He gets that the internet is where the opinions are developed.  So he has a troll brigade.  They search for terms and try to influence social media to his benefit.  They were also deployed during our election.

Putin does not tolerate a free press.  His government orders dissenting news stories to be removed from magazines before they can be sold.

34 Journalists have been killed in Russia since 2000.  (compared to 2 in China and 3 in the US)

Russia currently ranks 180 out of 199 countries for press freedom, behind Iraq, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the international watchdog Freedom House.

It is illegal to use cuss words in Films, Music and Books.  Freedom of Speech does not exist under Putin.

Unsanctioned protests are now punishable by lengthy prison terms.  You cannot voice your dissent to his rule.

Putin doesn’t deal with a lot of elected governors of the various states of Russia.  He appoints them all.  He has a bunch of sock puppets.  It’s easier that way for Putin.

Is Trump his new sock puppet?.  Is this the direction we want this country to go?

This country deserves this mess.  The utter apathy which has surrounded this very important and very serious charge is a signal of how out of touch with the big picture reality most of the public is.

I wish the golden showers thing never came out.  It distracted the masses into a giggling fit of jokes, making them ignore the tidal wave of heavy awful that was surrounding that piece of information.

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