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(111,508 posts)
Sat May 9, 2020, 12:35 PM May 2020

Why does Trump continue to be obsessed about Russia investigation?

He has effectively convinced those in his cult that it was all a "hoax". So why continue to beat a dead horse?

Because he knows thst the truth is still out there. After all the lies and propaganda to persuade his followers that he had absolutely no connections to Russia or Putin, he can't seem to bury it.

Even after the asswipe, Bill Barr, proclaimed it all over, it refuses to die.

Now, they want "his" Supreme Court to hide the truth from the Americsn people and declare that Donald Trump was a victim and no one needs to see the facts about his relationship with Russia.

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(4,197 posts)
1. So much has happened It's hard to keep track.
Sat May 9, 2020, 12:57 PM
May 2020

I do remember that Individual 1 is still listed as unindicted, on at least one indictment from the Mueller investigation. The indictment is good past 1/20/2021. I'd have to get my Mueller book out to find the details.

Proud Liberal Dem

(24,629 posts)
4. Putin certainly helped get Trump in
Sat May 9, 2020, 01:19 PM
May 2020

but not without the whole operation still being exposed and he still hasn't gotten his sanctions lifted. And he's lost many of the same political allies that Trump lost (esp. Manafort). The jury is still out as to whether Trump and Barr can finish the job before next January (at the minimum) but, thankfully, it's proving harder for them than they probably thought.

Proud Liberal Dem

(24,629 posts)
3. All this
Sat May 9, 2020, 01:15 PM
May 2020

plus he wants to get sanctions lifted for Putin and get Flynn, Stone, Manafort, and everybody else that got caught up in it off the hook (presumably so they can work for him again) without having to do it himself via a pardon, which he knows would look bad. Fortunately (for him) Barr is trying to figure out all of the *creative* legal ways he can to accomplish the same goals but in a way that doesn't make Trump have to stick his neck out in an election year. This may be harder for them than they think it is, even with all of the corrupt means at their disposal.


(33,161 posts)
6. He is still colluding with putin,
Sat May 9, 2020, 01:32 PM
May 2020

but he doesn't want a repeat of investigations, etc. His behavior accomplishes a few goals:

Inoculates himself against the coming accusations.
Repetition helps trumpers to remain fully brainwashed.

He will eventually exhaust his opponents and reduce their will to hold him accountable. Like when parents give up on disciplining an out of control toddler.


(14,118 posts)
8. Interesting, but I don't agree with your thoughts about "exhausted opponents". I'm not exhausted,
Sat May 9, 2020, 01:38 PM
May 2020

I'm ready to hit the streets. (safely masked and distanced of course)


(14,118 posts)
7. tRUMP knows that his base support will erode with his exposure. He doesn't worry about
Sat May 9, 2020, 01:35 PM
May 2020

the rest of us. We're already solidly in hate with him... And reTHUGs in the HOuse and Senate
will feel the burn too...


(15,751 posts)
9. trump has the inside information that trump and putin relationship is 'treasonous'.
Sat May 9, 2020, 01:59 PM
May 2020

Traitorship and treason go beyond ordinary, expected, political crimes.
Treason is dangerous to many voters - and especially dangerous to trump collaborators [tempting and scaring them into flipping against trump].


(13,131 posts)
10. Because he wants to make sure that the Russians are able to help him steal this next
Sat May 9, 2020, 02:00 PM
May 2020

election just like they did last time?


(11,885 posts)
11. He knows both his taxes and the un-redacted Mueller report
Sat May 9, 2020, 02:35 PM
May 2020

Will fully expose him and putins crimes, and maybe with the russian mob also. He's power projecting , and you know he's lying because he repeats the lies he want you to believe over and over again , like no collusion, The FBI are corrupt , and Hillary was corrupt , all things he is. We'll know soon if trump as corrupted John Roberts. My guess he's been contacting him trying to pressure or force him to do as he wants or else he'll pull something against him. trump is going to bypass Congress and the Courts by declaration soon when he sees he can't stop from getting exposed.


(111,508 posts)
14. He does believe that the Supreme Court is his...
Sat May 9, 2020, 02:48 PM
May 2020

He would be terribly disappointed if they were to vote against him.

Stuart G

(38,650 posts)
13. Because it is such a .."BIG LIE"..Trump has to cover it over and over and over..
Sat May 9, 2020, 02:45 PM
May 2020

He thinks he can get away with it.

I heard a quote from a video that he was trying to cover up the "HOAX COMMENT" by saying it was a .....
...Democratic Hoax.....not a virus hoax.....

a lie, on top of a lie, on top of another lie.....That is Donald Trump


(2,356 posts)
15. MF45 knows he's a fraud. We need to stay informed. See link below.
Sat May 9, 2020, 02:51 PM
May 2020

Seth Abramson's work is exceptionally competent and a must-read.

It's ALWAYS about the facts, baby!

Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
16. It is all about money.
Sat May 9, 2020, 03:16 PM
May 2020

Remember there are Sanctions still in place and it Trump/Barr and friends can disprove all the Sanctions,then Putin has complete run into finical Markets as well as Technology Markets to up grade his antiquated Oil Industry. Russia is a Extraction Economy only.

There has never been a answer to the Billions of Rosnef Shares that were placed in a account some where in Greece or another Country as a result of a merger. And as we have known for several years,Putin holds Trumps Paper on tons of his so called Properties.

All about lifting those Sanctions and the GOP knows just how hot that will become if they play along. And Trump was made a promise most likely about a build out of a Black Sea Resort if he played nice.

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