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Wasserman writes: "All tortured explanations of Donald Trump and his Russian handlers can be boiled down to one simple word: Mafia."

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. (photo: Reuters)
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. (photo: Reuters)

Will Trumputin’s State of the Union Be in Stormy Russian?

By Harvey Wasserman, Reader Supported News

30 January 18


ll tortured explanations of Donald Trump and his Russian handlers can be boiled down to one simple word: Mafia.

He dare not mention it in the State of the Union. But with Trumputin, it’s all about rubles.

Republican hackers didn’t need the Russkies to strip and flip the 2016 election.

As Greg Palast has shown, Kris Kobach of Kansas (KKK) and his GOP minions stripped from the voter rolls countless citizens of youth and color. As Bev Harris has shown, GOP insiders flipped more than enough hacked electronic vote counts to guarantee Republican dominance.

They’re all set to do it again. Unless there are serious changes to our electoral system, Trump won’t need the Russkies in 2018 or 2020 either.

And who are we to complain? Our own CIA has stripped and flipped countless elections in foreign lands. That includes Russia itself, where we installed the drunken buffoon Boris Yeltsin. And Honduras, where Hillary’s latest dictator of corporate choice is still causing untold deaths in service of her Wall Street minions.

The Trumputin connection goes far beyond mere elections. The Donald’s KKK dad was a New York developer, i.e. neck deep in the mob.

When his idiot offspring squandered the inheritance and hopped in and out of bankruptcy, only Putin would invest. His interests were obviously other than financial. The money was laundered through Deutsche Bank and all those chintzy condos sold at huge markups.

Where’s the evidence? demand his enablers.

In his tax returns, is the obvious reply.

But you haven’t seen his tax returns.


So let’s technically leave Trump’s Russian ownership in the realm of speculation. But if you wanna bet, contact me directly. And if you want to name the organ of Donald’s body now firmly squeezed in Putin’s vice, ask Stormy Daniels.

Which brings us to sex.

Anyone hoping Trump’s dalliances will bring him down is missing the point. They HELP him.

It’s called the Sukarno Syndrome. Sukarno was a 1960s nationalist leader of Indonesia. The CIA wanted him out, and coughed up a compromising orgy video. They threatened to circulate it if he didn’t leave town.

Sukarno replied by making copies himself, and sending them all over Indonesia. Instead of sinking him, it hugely enhanced his standing with the nation’s macho men.

Likewise Trump’s base. For most of it, the idea of shtupping Stormy Daniels while his wife was home with the baby and then having the $130 grand to pay her off is the ultimate distraction. The stuff of admiration and envy.

That includes his “Christian Evangelist” Puritan enablers, whose Rolex watches and bulging tax-exempt collection plates guarantee their holy worship of Saint Donald’s every amoral outrage.

Melania? Home with the kid while Donald courted Stormy? Let’s see if she divorces him.

And let’s see where Mueller (if he survives) goes with this. Mere obstruction of justice won’t cut it. Not with this crew of spineless Republicans and worthless corporate Democrats.

Perjury. Money laundering. Bribery. Extortion. Grand theft in the billions. Wetsuits made of Russian cement.

That might get us to Mike Pence.

Then, at the next state of the union, we can hear about the Resurrection in the original Latin.

In his upcoming America at the Brink of Rebirth (, Sluggo Wasserman rates Trump’s corruption ahead of all other US presidents except Andrew Jackson and Richard Nixon, who committed actual treason. On that, the Trump jury is still out. your social media marketing partner


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+5 # backwards_cinderella 2018-01-30 14:24
Pence doesn't know Latin. He's not Catholic. He's a Dominion. BIG DIFFERENCE.
+10 # Wise woman 2018-01-30 14:26
Pence is Catholic?? I thought he was a member of the Onward Christian Soldiers crowd. I wonder what Stormy is other than much richer via trump? Can you imagine if this was Obama we were discussing? Trump would be calling for more than a birth certificate.
0 # dusty 2018-01-30 14:39
This is such horse manure. Russia is not responsible for the wars and occupations across the world that our USA is involved in and this election worry is BS, too. Is the author so unaware of the US efforts to effect elections around the world and our destruction of the nations of the ME and part of South Asia as well as Latin America? Get with the real issues and oppose US imperialism and the wars the policies generate.
+3 # Billsy 2018-01-31 12:29
The same points are espoused in the article. I suggest you reread it.
0 # ericlipps 2018-02-04 08:45
Does our meddling in other people's elections, which you acknowledge is wrong, make it okay for someone else to do it to us? If so, how?
+15 # Farafalla 2018-01-30 14:47
We were warned that one year of Trump would destroy American institutions and democracy. It has already happened. Trump has already won. Watch the evidence get ignored, no charges or indictments, no impeachment. The GOP will not move to impeach their dear leader. And the Trump wrecking ball will continue to demolish the state. When the Left said "Smash the State" they got their heads bashed in. Now the conservatives are the most subversive force in this country and they get normalized and respected.

Remember, if you don't like the news, "go out and make some of your own".
+14 # 1solartopia 2018-01-30 15:04
thanks, rsn, for publishing this.

trump's "speech" tonight will be carefully choreographed make him appear sane and "presidential".

but only the foxists will be spouting the party line. we are in DEEP trouble....
+5 # HarryP 2018-01-30 15:32
A minor point: a President Pence will not during State of the Union address speak about the Resurrection in the “original Latin.”
For one, he will not stoop to using heretical Papist lingo. Moreover, the language at the time of the Resurrection was Aramaic.
I’m looking forward to Pence try his hand at mastering that ancient tongue.
+5 # Debbie.Grey 2018-01-30 16:48
"Then, at the next state of the union, we can hear about the Resurrection in the original Latin."

Erm. You mean, "the original GREEK." The oldest extant Vetus Latina manuscript dates to ~350CE, Jerome's Vulgate itself dates to 382CE. Saul himself wrote in Koine Greek, to a pan-Mediterrane an and Hellenized world of Jews and Jewish sympathizers. [AKA uncircumcised monotheists.]

Interestingly, Jesus' multiple interactions with Romans present a strong suspicion that He himself spoke Koine Greek, as well as Hebrew, Aramaic and probably Syriac.
+1 # Robbee 2018-01-30 17:26
Will Trumputin’s State of the Union Be in Stormy Russian?
By Harvey Wasserman, 30 January 18

to reflect dickhead as mob boss indebted to putin fits the mold these gangsters have set for their dictator-style regimes - to see common sense opinion in print is a breath of fresh air, harvey, thanks!

if harvey has exaggerated what has so far been publicly only circumstantiall y evidenced, no doubt our resident, russia-apologis ts will vigorously argue each point

as for dickhead and putin, by your words and deeds will you know them!

the justice department declares that it would be extremely reckless of dickhead to release the nunes memo about fbi surveillance of russians - in the past dickhead has revealed, to russian cameras only, israeli-agency of fbi intelligence - in other words, dickhead is apt to blab secrets to russians; it's how he rolls!

witness - dickhead stands on the verge of providing further circumstantial evidence of russian influence over him; you know he's dying to; stay tuned!
+4 # lfeuille 2018-01-30 20:26
I'm sure that Trump is mixed up with the Russian mob as well as the American mob, but the purpose would be his personal enrichment, not election meddling. He didn't need any what with Hillary shooting herself in the foot and the Republican voter suppression machine. And if it's true, and it sounds reasonable, that he didn't want or expect to win as Wolff has claimed that really shoots a big hole in the motive. And, I have yet to see any evidence that Putin is mixed up with the Russian mob. It's just something everyone is assuming w/o convincing proof.
+5 # 1solartopia 2018-01-30 22:00
commenters challenging the idea that pence would discuss the Resurrection in Latin make a good point. in terms of history, Aramaic would be the appropriate language of choice.

since trump can barely speak english, it would be a welcome change to hear that ancient tongue.

but really the only language these guys know is money, which (as the man says) doesn't talk, it swears....

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