Trump-Russia Ties: Congressman Swalwell Connects the Dots

Trump-Russia Ties. Photo: Congressman Eric Swalwell
Trump-Russia Ties. Photo: Congressman Eric Swalwell

It is largely believed that Putin helped Trump win the presidential election last year by hacking and releasing the election data that harmed Hillary Clinton in the election.

By Rakesh Raman

As Donald Trump has been trying hard to hide his own and his team members’ possibly illegitimate links with Russia, his opponents are determined to unearth the truth for American people at large.

These are not only the media reports that confirm Trump’s connivance with Russia to steal the election from Hillary Clinton, politicians in both the parties – Republican and Democratic – are working aggressively to reveal Trump-Russia ties.

Congressman Eric Swalwell, for example, launched a comprehensive web site Wednesday that is informing about multiple aspects of Trump and his team’s relations with Russia and its president Vladimir Putin.

“As the Russian hacking investigation is taking place, the dots continue to connect to prior Trump-Russia ties,” Swalwell said while revealing about his new web venture.

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Congressman Swalwell says that for the time being, he will publish on the site the unclassified information that is being found from the investigation. The site explains why Russia is not a friend of America, how Russia influenced Trump and his team members, how Russia attacked the American democracy, and the future course of action in this case.

Although Trump’s ardent supporters Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich have suddenly disappeared from the scene, media and the U.S. intelligence agencies must actively investigate their roles in facilitating Trump’s win with Russian help.

Trump-Russia Ties

It is largely believed that Putin helped Trump win the presidential election last year by hacking and releasing the election data that harmed Hillary Clinton in the election.

Although Trump has maintained that he has no relation with Putin or Russia, most believe that as usual he is telling a lie. If Trump has nothing to hide, he should immediately release his income tax returns which may carry the records of all his financial transactions with other countries – including Russia – for the past few years.

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But despite demands from Democrats and Republicans, Trump has refused to release his tax returns without giving any logical reason. It is also possible that if he is pressed more, he may produce fake tax returns to hoodwink the Americans.

The probability of Trump-Russia ties is very high, as almost all top members – such as Michael Flynn and Jeff Sessions – in the Trump team have had secret meetings with Russian diplomats. Their discussions covered very sensitive issues to change American policies to benefit Russia as a quid pro quo for Russia’s help to Trump in the election.

Congressman Ted Lieu recently said that Russian hacking of American political organizations was multifaceted and brazen, with the goals of undermining faith in the U.S. democratic process and harming Secretary Clinton’s electability. “Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference for Trump,” Lieu said.

Similarly, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts says that a special prosecutor should hold a real, bipartisan, transparent Congressional investigation into Russia. She also said that Russia has compromising info about Trump.

Also, the Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has demanded that Russian grip on Trump must be exposed.

But there is a possibility that if Trump is caught, he will reject the findings of the investigation saying these are fake as he has been saying about the media reports that have revealed his shady deals with Russia.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government’s National award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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