Whether or not there has been ‘hacking’ and ‘collusion,’ it’s pretty obvious Putin has Trump by the short and curlies. I put ‘hacking’ and ‘collusion’ in quotes because I think there was more ‘leaking’ and ‘Seth Rich.’
Nonetheless, in Trump’s time on the Helsinki stage, he very much did come across as Putin’s puppet. It was noticeable in the body language, and plenty of people noticed it. It was in his tone. After acting like a complete jackass in the NATO meeting and in England, he’s suddenly deferential as crazy. And, of course, it was in what he said.
So, the question is why. Why would the leader of the ‘most powerful’ country on Earth act like that?
I see two possibilities. One is that the infamous pee tape actually exists. Although his supporters forgive him for marrying a stripper, for going through multiple wives, for cheating on all of them, but some of them might just draw the line at paying hookers to pee on a hotel bed. Oh, they’d watch. They’d watch again and again. But, it might cost him a bit of support. He can laugh off corruption, he can appoint horrible people, he can appear weak in front of a foreign leader, but that might hurt him a bit.
Theory #2 is that it has to do with Trumps finances. Some even say that it goes back to the late 80s, when he was bankrupt and they bailed him out, and he’s been their poodle ever since. It’s possible. I actually find it more likely than the pee tape. There’s one quick way to find out.
Somebody (and by somebody I mean Robert Mueller) needs to look at his taxes and financial records. The truth is out there.