Wednesday open thread—The kettle's boiling
Last night, Lawrence O’Donnell had blockbuster news on his show. According to a source at Deutsche Bank, not only does DB have Donald Trump’s tax returns—the bank already stated as such in a court filing yesterday—but, Trump pays almost nothing in taxes, and his loans with the bank were guaranteed by Russian oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin.
Now, of course, this is just one source, and the journalistic credo is to not believe what one source says without further corroboration. Once House Democrats get their hands on the tax returns and financials which Deutsche Bank will inevitably hand over, we’ll know more. But it connects all the dots and confirms why Trump is so beholden to Putin and Russia, above and beyond the help he received in the election. He is nothing other than Putin’s property. He owns Trump. Hell, Trump may not even own Trump Org any longer.
Once all is said and done, he’s going to regret coming down that escalator like nothing else in his life. He could have kept most of his dirty deals secret had he just remained in his penthouse. Now they’ll be splayed out for the world to see. Karma does work, even if slowly.
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