The more we learn about the Trump campaign relationship with Russia, and the longer the Robert Mueller investigation goes on, the more it looks like the Kremlin helped Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election in exchange for the lifting of crippling the Russian sanctions.
And if there was any doubt that the Trump campaign worked with Russian operatives against Hillary Clinton, this investigative report by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow should put those doubts to rest.
Maddow connected more dots in the ongoing Russia scandal on Wednesday revealing that every meeting between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials had an underlying focus on the U.S. lifting sanctions for Russia if Trump was successful in defeating Hillary Clinton.
According to the MSNBC host:
“Bottom line, that weird Flynn nuclear deal appears to have been about Russian sanctions. The secret Ukraine peace deal cooked up by Trump’s personal lawyer and a Russian guy … appears to have been about Russian sanctions. The Seychelles secret meeting with Erik Prince and the Russian guy appears to have been about Russian sanctions. The Trump Tower meeting was about sanctions. What Flynn lied to the FBI about. Sanctions. What Vice President Mike Pence lied to the American public about. Sanctions. Now, apparently what the president and his son are pretending to be lawyers about is how they cooked up their public statements about that meeting, that was about sanctions. So a lot of news going on right now. … But with the news we got today, it at least finally seems clear that we at least now know what Russia was after from their side. It seems indubitably clear what the quo was that they were trying to get in any quid pro quo from the Trump campaign.
Clearly, at multiple points during the campaign, Trump-connected associates were suggesting they would lift sanctions that have been crippling Russia. This is something we now know to be undeniably true.”
Watch the report below via MSNBC:
— Sean Colarossi (@SeanColarossi) December 7, 2017