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SouthernDem4ever

(6,618 posts)
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 10:34 AM Jun 2023

Putin's Pals Dream Up Fresh Plot to Help Trump Beat Biden

from the Daily Beast

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In Moscow, the possibility that former President Donald Trump might end up in prison or even seek asylum in Russia has long been a topic of discussion on the Kremlin-controlled state television. A federal indictment that was unsealed on Friday revealed that Trump is facing 37 felony counts, because of a trove of classified documents he retained, including America’s military plans and nuclear secrets.

Troubled by the magnitude of the criminal jeopardy their favored candidate is facing, the Kremlin’s mouthpieces on state media’s airwaves are openly brainstorming how to help Trump by undermining President Joe Biden—reflecting the efforts that are likely taking place behind the scenes. After all, Trump represents Moscow’s best hope that the U.S. will eventually stop supporting Ukraine, which would in turn allow Russia to swallow it whole.

When it was first revealed that Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate was searched by the FBI and contained hundreds of classified documents, Russian state TV host Evgeny Popov mockingly noted: “Turns out that the investigation against Trump has to do with the disappearance of secret documents from the White House, related to the development of new nuclear weapons by the United States... Obviously, if there were any important documents, they’ve been studying them in Moscow for a while. What’s the point of searching?”

Now that the search has resulted in a multitude of charges, Popov and his fellow propagandists are not nearly as giddy but still hold out the hope that the Republicans and their mouthpieces—like Russia’s beloved Tucker Carlson—will manage to harm Biden and undermine U.S. aid to Ukraine.

Appearing on Vladimir Solovyov’s morning broadcast of Full Contact, "Americanologist" Dmitry Drobnitsky mockingly predicted that in light of the criminal charges that threaten the main contenders of the presidential race, the final battle might be between Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Nikki Haley. He pointed out that RFK Jr. surprised everyone with higher-than-anticipated popularity ratings but noted that he is unlikely to prevail. Nonetheless, Drobnitsky said, Kennedy’s participation in the elections will enable him to inject his pro-Russian talking points about Ukraine into the mainstream—a beneficial side effect for Moscow.

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/putins-pals-dream-up-fresh-plot-to-help-trump-beat-biden?via=newsletter&source=DDAfternoon&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=230612-Digest%20PM&utm_term=G%20List%20Daily%20Beast%20Newsletter%20PM

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Putin's Pals Dream Up Fresh Plot to Help Trump Beat Biden (Original Post) SouthernDem4ever Jun 2023 OP
Just spitballin' here, but wouldn't Russia be better off EYESORE 9001 Jun 2023 #1
For a while, it seemed like that's what they were trying to do SouthernDem4ever Jun 2023 #2
Yep. A brief window of opportunity. EYESORE 9001 Jun 2023 #3
And now their efforts have been tainted for generations SouthernDem4ever Jun 2023 #4
They'll have bigger concerns by then EYESORE 9001 Jun 2023 #5
That comment will take some time for me to research SouthernDem4ever Jun 2023 #6
And wouldn't the Republican Party be better off dropping their unpopular policies? Who knows Walleye Jun 2023 #7

EYESORE 9001

(26,411 posts)
1. Just spitballin' here, but wouldn't Russia be better off
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 10:41 AM
Jun 2023

trying to develop an economy based on more than fossil fuel extraction and troll farms? They might try something, yunno, productive for a change. Try manufacturing something. Join a trade org or two. Maybe just try to act like you could join the ranks of civilized nations.

SouthernDem4ever

(6,618 posts)
2. For a while, it seemed like that's what they were trying to do
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 10:45 AM
Jun 2023

but then they put Putin in office who would rather be a dictator than a true leader.

EYESORE 9001

(26,411 posts)
3. Yep. A brief window of opportunity.
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 10:48 AM
Jun 2023

Oligarchs wanted a clone of Pinochet - literally. It’s documented. They wanted a strong man to keep a jackboot on the throat of domestic dissent. Now they’re unable to rein in the MFer.

SouthernDem4ever

(6,618 posts)
4. And now their efforts have been tainted for generations
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 10:50 AM
Jun 2023

They will have to truly make amends by paying for Ukraine's reconstruction if they want to salvage any image of Russia.

SouthernDem4ever

(6,618 posts)
6. That comment will take some time for me to research
Tue Jun 13, 2023, 11:01 AM
Jun 2023

Apparently this goes as far back to the Qing dynasty of China. Thanks for the tip - trying to find good articles not behind paywalls.

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