Quantcast
Connect with us

National security expert John Schindler: Trump should fear ‘assassination’ by Putin if he stops being valuable

Published

on

National security expert John Schindler, a former NSA analyst, argued on Thursday that President Donald Trump should fear assassination by Russian President Vladimir Putin if he becomes no longer valuable to the Russian Federation.

In a column for the Observer, Schindler writes that Putin “can do worse” to Trump than the impeachment proceedings he might be facing after special counsel Robert Mueller closes his investigation into Russia’s attack on the U.S. election system.

ADVERTISEMENT

According to Schindler, Trump “blew apart more than a year’s worth of increasingly threadbare lies about the June 9, 2016 meeting” with Russians in Trump Tower by admitting on Twitter that it had been about obtaining damaging information on then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

“There can be no doubt that the Trump Tower meeting, from Moscow’s viewpoint, was a clandestine intelligence operation,” he notes. “[I]n one tweet, President Trump shattered his mantra of ‘NO COLLUSION’ that he yelled in so many tweets before.”

“However, Donald Trump’s real concern should not be with Robert Mueller and his veteran investigators, but with his amigo manqué in the Kremlin,” Schindler continues. “Vladimir Putin no longer bothers to conceal his disappointment with President Trump.”

The Kremlin’s ability to harm President Trump should not be underestimated. Given the president’s longstanding ties to dubious Russians, a matter he has treated with the greatest secrecy, there’s no doubt that Putin possesses kompromat on Trump, including some of a sordid variety, to be released as needed. If the Kremlin believes that Trump has no chance of helping Russia anymore, they will sacrifice him to create ever-greater chaos in America and the West. Keep in mind that [Russian agent] Natalya Veselnitskaya’s bombshell interview this spring was only possible with Kremlin permission.

Schindler concludes his column by raising the specter of assassination.

ADVERTISEMENT

“President Trump has more than mere kompromat to worry about here,” he says. “Under Vladimir Putin, Russian intelligence has embarked on a global assassination spree of a kind not seen in the Kremlin since Stalin’s time… [L]ess than three years ago, Putin’s operatives murdered in the heart of our nation’s capital, just a mile from the White House.”

“That message was hard to miss,” he adds. “Robert Mueller can open the door to Donald Trump’s impeachment and prosecution. Vladimir Putin can do worse and does not need to play by any legal rules.”


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Breadth and scale’ of nationwide protests is ‘staggering’: NYU history professor

Published

on

Protests continued to grow in size in cities and towns from coast-to-coast -- and around the world.

"As a historian of social movements in the U.S., I am hard pressed to think of any time in the past when we have had two straight weeks of large-scale protests in hundreds of places, from suburbs to big cities," NYU history Prof. Tom Sugrue posted on Twitter.

"The breadth and scale of #Floyd protests is staggering," he continued.

"We have had some huge one-day demonstrations, e.g. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963); antinuclear march in NYC (1982), and Women's March (2017). We have widespread, simultaneous protests, such as in the days following MLK, Jr.'s assassination (1968)," he explained. "But the two together--very unusual."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Incel blew his hand off — and may have been planning for suicide bomber attack on ‘hot’ cheerleaders: report

Published

on

A young man in Virginia was photographed for his mugshot with extensive facial injuries.

"A 23-year-old Virginia man who appeared to be planning an incel bomb attack on "hot cheerleaders" accidentally blew off his hand with explosives, authorities say," BuzzFeed News reported Saturday. "Cole Carini was charged in federal court on Friday connection with the plot after he allegedly lied to FBI agents by saying his extensive injuries were the result of a lawnmower accident."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Big turnout for protest in Texas town known as a ‘haven’ for the Ku Klux Klan

Published

on

Protesters gathered in Vidor, Texas on Saturday for a rally against racism and police violence.

https://twitter.com/JordanJamesTV/status/1269366486189080576

The East Texas town has long had a reputation for racism.

Vidor is a small city of about 11,000 people near the Texas Gulf Coast, not too far from the Louisiana border. Despite the fact that Beaumont, a much bigger city just 10 minutes away, is quite integrated, Vidor is not. There are very few blacks there; it's mostly white. That is in large part because of a history of racism in Vidor, a past that continues to haunt the present," Keith Oppenheim reported for CNN in 2006.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image