Does Mr Trump have his own 'hotline' to Russia's President Putin?

by fulltimestudent 16 Replies latest jw friends

  • fulltimestudent

    According to Australian newspaper, The Canberra Times (for Aussies, its a Fairfax publication) Trump is able to contact Putin and the conversations cannot be tapped. (An interesting claim).

    Quote 1:

    "A former senior Western intelligence operative, a specialist in Russian counterintelligence deemed credible in Washington, has provided the FBI with evidence that Trump 'and his inner circle have accepted a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, including on Clinton, since Russian intelligence had compromised Trump during his visits to Moscow – so that he could be blackmailed'.
    "The intelligence report, which the operative had provided to the FBI, reads: 'Russian regime has been cultivating, supporting and assisting TRUMP for at least 5 years. Aim, endorsed by PUTIN, has been to encourage splits and divisions in western alliance'.

    Quote 2:

    "Deeper drilling by six members of the group, some of whom are Republicans and others of whom can't be identified because of the nature of their government and corporate work, uncovered an irregular pattern of server look-ups that actually resembled the pattern of human conversation – conversations that began during office hours in New York and continued during office hours in Moscow.
    "It dawned on the researchers that this wasn't an attack, but a sustained relationship between a server registered to the Trump Organisation and two servers registered to an entity called Alfa Bank."


  • scratchme1010

    Interesting, and although (trust me!) I'm no fan of Donald Trump, I don't think that his relationship with Putin is that close, maybe not even that great. There are business deals that involves Trump's enterprises with the country of Russia, bu that's way far from the two being in any kind of direct relationship.

    I may be wrong, of course, but I doubt that those two have even talked to each other.

  • Iamallcool
  • smiddy

    I think i`ll just watch this space.

  • mikeypants
    So lame.
  • fulltimestudent
    smiddy : I think i`ll just watch this space

    Yup! but its interesting to see the charges and counter charges as these two candidates rip into each other. But the main reason I posted this was to see what reactions there may be from Americans.

    Its' difficult for ordinary people to see what truth is in the claims made in the Canberra Times. But assuming there is some truth, that in heavily protected stations there is a lot of traffic between one owned by Trump and another that seems to belong to a Russian financial institution. Some, (as above) may think that it may be innocent business dealings? But are there not heavy restrictions on Americans dealing with Russian institutions?

    So not many reactions to the Canberra Times article. We can only wonder why? Is it our old friend, cognitive dissonance? Or, is perhaps confirmation bias, and no one can imagine a candidate for the American Presidency really having dealings with the enemy (as Russia/Putin is pictured in the USA)?

    Image result for trump and putin kissing


  • A Ha
    A Ha

    Not much response because there really isn't much to go on. An email server that seems to only send and receive email from one other server is fishy, but what can you say beyond that? I could speculate and start assuming things and judge him guilty until proven innocent, but then I'd be a Republican.

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    How about this, the two top candidates become president and vice president. H.Clinton president and Trump vice president.

  • RubaDub

    I did see a report that Putin and Trump have been involved in, what shall we call it, "mutual stimulation" on Skype together.

    I bet Putin has more to offer since Trump's fingers are so short.

    Rub a Dub

  • LoveUniHateExams

    Hang on, I'm slightly confused.

    This new claim is that Trump is friends with Putin, hotline and all. I've heard other comments that Trump would start a nuclear war with Putin if elected.

    Which is it?

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