What, exactly, is going on here? We have Donald Trump's tweets and his continued praise of Putin -- inviting Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's e-mail server -- while on his campaign trail. All of this continues after his electoral win. Trump continues to doubt the CIA's findings that Russia was involved in hacking the DNC and John Podesta's e-mail accounts, releasing private e-mails strategically -- within an hour of the release of the lewd Access Hollywood tape -- diverting attention in order to favor a Trump win, for Putin's own purposes, in our national election.
Why does Donald Trump doubt the information that our intelligence gathering agencies have provided? Why does he continuously praise Putin? Is it transactional? Because of his failure to release his tax returns, we don't know what investments, loans, or business dealings Donald Trump may have with Russian banks, businesses, or individuals. This conflict of interest affects every US citizen, whether we voted for him, or not. We do deserve transparency and honest dealings from everyone in this upcoming administration.
Follow the money.
Therese Flanagan | January 2017
If Donald Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, or Special counsel Robert Mueller, we need to peacefully gather at a
Nobody is Above the Law Rally.
DOJ Alumni Statement Regarding Rod Rosenstein, Robert Mueller, and the Rule of Law | Medium | April 13, 2018
WNYC Studios | Trump, Inc.
Democratic Party Alleges Trump-Russia Conspiracy in New Lawsuit | by Alexander Burns and Michael D. Shear | NYT | 04.20.18
Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks alleging 2016 campaign conspiracy | By Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman and Ellen Nakashima | Washington Post | 04.20.18
Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore. | by Maggie Haberman, Sharon LaFraniere and Danny Hakim | NYT | 04.20.18
Putin’s Real Long Game | The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it? | by Molly K. McKew | Politico Magazine | January 01, 2017
A Time Capsule of the Unpresidential Things Trump Says | James Fallows | The Atlantic | 05.23.16 through 11.20.16
Trump and Putin: A Love Story | The attraction is mutual, but history shows who's really using whom. | by David Remnick | The New Yorker | 08.03.16
Trump Quotes Assange, Says Wikileaks Did Not Get Emails From Russia | by Scott Shane and Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times | 01.04.17
Donald Trump suggests he may drop Russia sanctions if Moscow 'is helpful' | by Martin Farrer | The Guardian | 01.14.17
Trump says he has 'nothing to do with Russia.' The past 30 years show otherwise. | by Michael Kranish | The Washington Post | 01.11.17
Why Are the Trump Allegations Hanging Around When They Haven't Been Substantiated? | by Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes | LAWFARE | 01.12.17
Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Advisor | by By MAGGIE HABERMAN, MATTHEW ROSENBERG, MATT APUZZ | The New York Times | 02.13.17
Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contact With Russian Intelligence | By Michael S. Schmidt, Mark Mazzetti, and Matt Apuzz | The New York Times | 02.14.17
The Trump Resistance Plan: A Timeline - Russia and President Trump | Investigative reporters have begun to flesh out the Trump/Russia timeline. To keep everything in one location, here’s an updated summary (so far). | by Steven Harper | Moyers & Company | 02.15.17
RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN OUR ELECTION, FAVORING TRUMP
Senator John McCain is calling for a Select Committee to investigate the Russian hacking; Senator Mitch McConnell is against that. Call your representatives and ask them to pursue the investigation through a Select Committee, where the findings will be made public:
McCain wants select committee to investigate Russian hacking | by Theodoric Meyer | Politico | 12/11/16
McConnell rejects special panel for Russia election allegations | by Alexander Bolton | The Hill | 12/12/16
Bipartisan Letter Seeks Single Inquiry Into Russian Hacking Claims | by Nicholas Fandos | New York Times | 12.18.16
Trump / Russia Timeline
Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump | Explore our updated, comprehensive Trump-Russia Timeline — or select one of the central players in the Trump-Russia saga to see what we know about them. | Moyers & Company | By Steven Harper | APRIL 9, 2018
Donald Trump dossier: intelligence sources vouch for author's credibility | by Nick Hopkins and Luke Harding | The Guardian | 01.12.17
Trump family history
A Short History of the Trump Family | Sidney Blumenthal | LRB | 02.16.17
An unlikely Bush finally did some damage to Donald Trump: Billy Bush | by Aaron Blake | The Washington Post | October 7, 2016