Trump has been trying to cosy up to Putin more than any other leader. Trump has been trying to lift the sanctions for hacking the election. The question is why? What leverage does Russia have over Trump?
There are three obvious levers:
- Putin-connected Russia oligarchs for decades have been giving Trump large amounts of money in return for laundering money through real estate and casinos.
- Trump owes Putin for handing him the election even if Trump did not make an explicit deal.
- The pee pee tape.
So Mueller has to investigate finances to make sense of Trump’s bromance with Putin.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)