Dollar Tanks, Gold Jumps as Americans Finally Accept Life Under the Russian Yoke
An email exchange between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian weirdo raises new questions about how many dachas Trump owns
New evidence has emerged of Trump's KGB sleeper cell activities—and just in time to overshadow and possibly sabotage the productive face-to-face meeting between Trump and Putin in Germany.
For those out of the loop: In June 2016, a Russian lawyer promised Donald Trump Jr. "official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia". Even more scandalous, this same lawyer claimed the information she was willing to provide was part of a coordinated Russian effort to elect Trump as the president of the United States of Russia. Busted?
Somehow, the New York Times caught wind of this treasonous meeting more than one year later—and on the same weekend that Trump and Putin made first contact and finalized a cease fire deal in Syria.
Isn't it interesting how every time the US and Russia find common ground, something extremely sketchy pops up out of nowhere and ruins everything? We'll defer to ZeroHedge regarding the specifics, but this zany story involves Bill Browder, a D-list music publicist and a bunch of rich Russians who got screwed over by the Magnitsky Act.
Trump Jr. has since described the lawyer's juicy Clinton scoops as nothing more than "inane nonsense"—but apparently plenty of people still believe that a lawyer under orders from the Kremlin would email Donald Trump Jr. and offer him dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Yes, apparently some are now preparing for the inevitable. As CNBC reports, "The dollar weakened and funds flowed into gold on Wednesday" in response to these new allegations.
What more can we type? This is a QED moment for anyone who has already bought into Trump's secret ties to Putin.
Stopping to ask the basic questions—such as "why are we learning of this now?" and "if the Kremlin provided dirt on Clinton's activities in Russia, why didn't we ever see it?"—would of course be a bit of a nuisance.
But that's neither here nor there. What's important is that any sane cooperation between the United States and Russia will be stonewalled and made to be politically infeasible—even suicidal.
Meanwhile, RussiaGate is shredding the social and political fabric of America. We've never seen anything quite like it.
Citi analysts said in a Tuesday note that the revelations about the younger Trump's emails may have changed investors' calculus.
"We believe the risk of impeachment proceedings is now higher than before, even if still not our base case," the Citi note said, adding that the inclusion of foreign-government elements increased the risk of allegations of treason, espionage and conspiracy.
Citi said the latest developments would further undermine the Trump's administration's ability to pass key elements of its agenda this year.
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