Is President Trump a Russian Asset?
"Wouldn't it be great if we got along with Russia? Putin is a good friend of mine", President Trump once chimed not so long ago.Of course, Putin may be thinking along the same lines as long as he can have his way in the world of politics. In Russia, their media has nearly said nothing about the Trump investigation regarding collusion with Putin or Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
Knowing what we now know from variety of sources and testimony, we know Trump did pursue his huge real estate venture in having a Trump Tower in Moscow through June 2016. While not a crime, one can see Trump was thinking of a backup plan if he did not win the election (which actually surprised him). OK, fair, enough, but Trump has never let go of the hope and no doubt his sons who run the Trump business continue to carefully pursue it today. Again, not a crime, but one can see why POTUS has a bias toward Russia and Putin, just as he has it for Saudi Arabia after the Crown Prince ordered a murder of a journalist who did not agree with his position and then chopped up the body. If POTUS can't get a Moscow Trump Tower, why not Saudi Arabia?
POTUS is just a unwittingly (most of the time) Russian and Saudi asset that both countries can manipulate to some degree. Both Putin and the Crown Prince know this and use him to their needs. They do have the upper hand over Trump because of Trump's desires to have Trump Towers (and maybe other things). They know Trump might not be there in 2020, they know he will be gone after 2024. They know they will still be leading in their respective countries.
Does Trump ever wonder if he IS being played by either country? Doe he even think how could he be an asset because Trump just wants to get along with both countries. Probably not, his personal ego would never allow that perspective.
For Putin, having Trump as an unwitting asset is ideal for Russia. They can to a certain extent control America's position toward them through Trump policy simply by talking about a Trump Tower via back channels. It's like dangling something Trump yearns for above all else. The same applies to Saudi Arabia.
In both cases, Trump refused to believe his own intelligence agencies and some foreign ones about what the truth really was. He just is locked into a personal goal of getting more Trump Towers, little else matters. And, when he stated that he believe Putin over the CIA reports, what else can one surmise? Trump trusts Putin more than his intelligence agency because of his goal. If he accepted and acted upon intelligence reports, this would jeopardize his personal plans with both countries and he knows this. If POTUS has such a distrust of America's CIA and FBI, he should not be president and he should be removed by any manner. Putin just loves his asset that so desperately wants something from him. Trump is akin to a whore, willing to make Trump great again at any cost.
Now, many refuse to believe that POTUS could ever be a Russian asset. They don't think that Trump's goals are for more towers in either place. They don't think POTUS discussing with his sons about their business is improper, that Trump's real estate business can impact national policy decisions that benefit his business. They agree with Trump that the FBI and CIA should not be trusted and that a Russian intelligence report has the veracity. They see no collusion, which is not a crime, nor conspiracy (which is a crime, even if unsuccessful). Many of them confuse the two terms and believe the Mueller report will clear POTUS, and if it doesn't, hell, they will call it a "witch hunt".
It's a good thing those supporters are just 35-40% and waning, as more nefarious details come out about this compromised Russian asset.