US Ally Ready to Release Compromising Tape on Trump?

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We don’t like sparking rumors, but we do like reporting on ones we think are credible. Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been hearing numerous rumors that tapes do in fact exist of President Trump, which would be best described as ‘compromising’. Since the release of the infamous Steele dossier back in January, rumors have persisted that Russia may have Kompromat (blackmail material), including tapes of the President from within a Moscow hotel engaging with prostitutes. The rumors, which have erupted over the past couple of weeks, however, are unrelated to the material discussed in the dossier six months ago, and instead may be in the possession of one of our key allies.

From what we have been told, as well as leaks coming from those close to the intelligence community, an ally is currently deciding whether or not they should release tapes (audio, or perhaps even video) to the public and just how they would go about doing so. Claude Taylor, a former White House staff member under President Clinton, who we have cited in the past, stated that he has heard similar rumors:  “A lot of us are hearing similar chatter-that a certain US ally has a “compromising” tape of Trump and is debating if/when/how to release it.”

Now, ordinarily we would have simply put such rumors on the back burner until further information came our way to corroborate them, but late last night something out of the ordinary happened.

Last night Deputy Attorney General of the United States, Rod Rosenstein released an incredibly odd statement warning American’s about anonymous sources leaking information without identifying the country the leaks are coming from.

“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country – let alone the branch or agency of government – with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-standing policy to neither confirm or deny such allegations.” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote Thursday.

While clearly all of this could just be an odd coincidence, it certainly makes one wonder why Rosenstein would happen to release such a statement right in the midst of all of these rumors as of late. Either way, it does sound as if we can expect many more leaks in the coming days and weeks ahead.

  • EdCoulter

    I would suggest The Intercept, if they are looking for a place to release it.

    • Glen Greenwald? I don’t think so. Samantha Bee would be more credible.

      • Juliet Delaney

        Stephen Colbert

  • Tom Chicago

    Once it is released, doesn’t its blackmail value go to zero? Furthermore, it is clear this junta has no shame and its leader can joke about the objectification/abuse of women with impunity. He is probably immune to any accusations of sexual impropriety.

    • Leporello

      It’s not the kinky sex. It’s the fact that this was the most “sensational” part of the Steele Dossier.

      If this “kompromat” is real, then the collusion is real, the bribery is real, the treason is real, etc.
      It puts Trump’s love of Putin and hatred of NATO in proper context.

      The context of the tape is actually the most embarrassing part.

      edit: which is why if an ally does have the tape, they owe it to the world to just release the vile thing.

      • Juliet Delaney

        Yes they do ayi really hope that they do.

      • sydney

        was it debunked that page took a video of dt to putin guaranteeing that sanctions would be removed? that’d be more incriminating. He’d just brag abt sex.

        • the tape is supposedly him with underage prostitutes, young girls about 13 yrs old and possibly golden showers. It’s not the tape from Putin but elsewhere. It’s said that Australia is the country that has it. That’s why they aren’t sure about letting it out because they want to protect the girls. So I don’t think he would brag about that. He would deny it was him and say it was all faked. It could be why he is so nervous right now though and hiding out at Camp David. I have heard he won’t talk to anyone and doesn’t have any meetings for more than 60 hours. Sounds nervous to me.

      • MikeFeldman

        “Why if”. 16 likes and counting. Creating a backward trail of what it’s leading back to nowhere.

    • CMel

      It will no longer be an “accusation” if it’s proven to be true with a tape for all to see. Plus, I’m sure they have *much* more on him than those tapes.

      • Juliet Delaney

        Oh why more. He kisses Putin’s ass to much.

    • HeywoodJa

      The trick is to not releaase ALL the kink. Just a taste, to get people interested. Save the salacious stuff for later. Of course, maybe Trump is body dysmorphic and looks at that barrel of lard in the mirror and sees “Hot Adonis.” He might regard himself as porn-film worthy. Hard to know how a crazy person thinks.

      • Juliet Delaney

        No All at once

    • Ben Bequer

      Word is it’s not a pee tape. There’s no pee in it. It’s salacious, it’s game ending and it’s got Donald…doesn’t take much to imagine what it is.

      • Juliet Delaney

        He is probably having sex with multiple partners. Who now maybe not all women.

        • rooby9

          It’s out there that Australia (and so who else?) has a tape of Trump with under-aged girls. Whether or not that is accurate and if it comes out, remains to be seen.

          • Debbie Shotwell Desormeaux

            If that’s the case, they probably look just like Ivanka, too!

        • Randall

          His base will only cave if it’s NOT women of consenting age…. Or pee…

          • Magnus Burgio

            Trump’s base will never cave. I also suspect that Trump will get a pass on underage sex — “She said she was 16!!”. His cult gave him a pass on acknowledged sexual assault, after all.

          • Randall

            — “He said he was 16!” ?

        • Candace Beverly

          I really could not care less who he has sex with. he just needs to get out of the White House.

    • Randall

      Maybe Putin isn’t the only one who has it.

      Or, Putin decided to throw DJT under the bus and clean house. Maybe the Senate vote of 97-2 this week to limit DJT’s ability to lift Russia sanctions, and to even make the sanctions worse, was enough to send Putin into damage control?

      • grandpamike1

        Putin, and his bakers have a lot invested in Trump in loans that he could not secure in this country. China does asa well. But it would be nice, if Trump goes down and all of his mortgaged to the hilt properties become the property of Putin and his bankers.

        • Randall

          Good point. But the sanctions are preventing Putin’s $500B deal with RExxon, which opens the door to $7 trillion in oil reserves. Trump’s loans are chump change. Might make an example…

          • Juliet Delaney

            No he owes a shit more than that

          • Randall

            No he doesn’t. dt’s loans are $10 billion, absolute tops. Way less than $500 billion (2%), or 7,000 billion.

            Of course, this assumes that the Russians are even expecting to get paid back, and these “loans” aren’t just the result of his doing elaborate money laundering for them.

          • Candace Beverly

            he only claims to be worth 10 billion I think you mean million

          • Randall

            I was being very generous, to make the point. This statement released yesterday shows at least $315 million in debt. Except, it only shows ranges, so could be much higher.

            https://twitter.com/Broadsword_6/status/875873683742482433?s=09

          • MikeFeldman

            These games can be fun. But let’s keep things relative. Trump owing $315 million is like us having a loan on a Toyota. But he gives everyone a chance to think they have some skin in the game. You seem like a reasonable person, so I’d like to ask you a question. In the highly unlikely possibility that the Republican controlled Congress refers a Trump impeachment to the Republican majority Senate where 67 of 100 senators would be needed to remove him from office; (breath) would the posters here who accuse Trump of everything from money laundering to sex with juvenile boys be happy with Mike Pence as President? Who would have a better chance of holding the White House for the Republicans in 2020?

          • Milltycoon

            Why are you assuming that Pence would have a better chance to hold the White House in 2020?
            1. Pence sounds like a boring, rehearsed insider. Trump needed a coalition of not only most Republican loyalists but disenfranchised workers, White Nationalists, celebrity worshipers and anti-Establishment types, as well as maximum visceral hatred of Hillary, and still lost by 3 million votes. Pence’s coalition of Evangelicals and ultra-Conservative policy wonks isn’t nearly as large.
            2. There would be a sizable rebellion inside the Republican Party if the GOP Congress were to remove Trump, or even if it was intimated that he was the reason that he decided to quit. There are probably more “Only-Trumpers” in the GOP electorate right now than “Never-Trumpers,” and they’re saying “to hell with the whole system” if Trump isn’t the savior they want him to be.
            3. Why is Pence more compelling to voters than a bunch of other Rightwing Evangelical governors that were getting 1% in the primary (Walker, Jindal, Huckabee, Perry?) Pence represents a more “professional” dynamic than Trump (everyone does), but the agenda is largely the same, and Pence is exposed enough that the Left will not suddenly stop opposing him just because he isn’t Trump. Democrats will as always do everything possible to lose, but even by accident they’ll have to oppose Pence on policies, which is more effective for them than trying to oppose Trump on personality.

            So yes, I would much rather have Pence as president, given that Trump is still very capable of doing things like having armed White Supremacists marching through the streets to enforce his brand of “law and order,” or nuking a country based on a rude tweet about his daughter, or defaulting on our debt “to get a better deal,” and these things are more dangerous than what Pence is likely to do. But I’d also rather face Pence as an opponent. Even as terrible as Hillary is and even as bad a campaign as she ran, she would have beaten Pence.

          • MikeFeldman

            I will address your first and last statements. First; Trump beat Clinton by more than 75 electoral votes: the contest that mattered How ever for those who keep referring to the popular vote, Trump won the popular vote in the 49 states outside of California. This emphasizes the foolishness of Hillary’s campaign. That she would have beaten Pence is not meaningful since he was not a national figure before Trump chose him.
            Lyndon Johnston was not a popular figure in Kennedy’s administration. There was talk of JFK dropping him before the 1964 election. Fate intervened and Johnston won the 1964 election by a landslide. It is conceivable that Pence with GOP majorities could pass legislation which would make him a popular leaer in 2020. The Dems still have Obama and Clinton sucking up attention on mainstream media. No leader has been established and the party seems to be shifting farther left. The country is extremely polarized. If there is a President Pence, it would be a mistake to write off his chances.

          • Candace Beverly

            between Russia and China I’m sure it is much higher and who knows who else he owes

          • sydney

            if theories are correct, then they’ve been put on notice that they will be released, hence Rosenstein’s text.Inwhich case, I’d lay odds it was a final warning to lift sanctions or else, leving dt with 2 options – convince us to ignore it, or get on bended knee before Congress to explain and beg for sanctions to be lifted. Stand strong, Congress.

          • Candace Beverly

            let’s hope it stays that way

        • Juliet Delaney

          As the say the walls are closing in. Trump is freaking out because there are ties and there getting really close to getting taxes . he’s going to get a subpoena.

        • sydney

          not in this country, it wouldn’t.

        • Lisa Frazier

          Grandpamike1:
          Lots of jobs will be created as those Trump Tower signs will need to be changed to Putin Penthouses.

      • Juliet Delaney

        This could be what sets Putin off and he does release the tape or tapes. I’m sure Putin has financial ties.

        • Randall

          Trump Taj Majal already got fined for laundering Russian money. The ties are extensive, well documented, and undeniable. He cut his teeth laundering mob money in the 1990s, and now has moved up to Russian money.

          • MikeFeldman

            I was able to collaborate your assertion in the Left Liberal Daily News quoting a story in The Guardian. Surely, these sources are impeccable.

          • Randall

            its not difficult. Google “Trump Taj laundering” numerous better sources

          • MikeFeldman

            I already had. Did again. Top source, of course, CNN. Next “Salon” but they only ask the question. The fact is the issue was settled, and the casino is bankrupt. 100% true. But your assertion that he cut his teeth in the casino business then moved up to “Russian money” is baseless. Or, provide your source.

          • Randall

            Yep. that’s informed opinion. Should have flagged that part IMHO…

          • jetlag

            facts, or your slander of the Guardian is just a meaningless ad hominem. Haven’t you learned anything from all your hours listening to Limbaugh?

          • MikeFeldman

            I have not listened to Limbaugh for 5 seconds in my life. I do not listen to anyone on the extreme fringes of either side. However your impugning Limbaugh while lauding the Guardian as a fair and balanced source of political information is a joke. As for ad hominem, I been taking ad hominem hits all day on this site.

    • Juliet Delaney

      He’s guilty as hell.

    • jenny_whyme

      If it’s real.. and that’s a big IF… there are also rumors that the ladies involved were quite young.

      Peeing on consenting adults, while still icky, is nothing compared to being involved with under aged hookers. Especially considering 45 has already been accused of raping a 13 year old girl.

      • Tom Chicago

        agreed, Jenny. hadn’t thought of that Great Ugliness.

    • Robert M Ramstad

      unless their are teen girls involved.

    • Depends. If there are many or long swatches of these kompromat thingies, just releasing ‘one’ could increase the blackmail value of the rest.

    • Witch

      doesn’t have to be about blackmail.. the story doesnt mention that. a foreign gov could’ve come across it, everyone monitors the russians. however I think once russia decides don can’t help them anymore, they ll release whatever it is they’ve got, to cause chaos in America. Their original plan.

  • Dr. D

    Democrats have gone on such a conspiracy theory tirade, you literally could reference any of those conspiracies and mark it as coincidence with any action taken by the Trump Administration. Liberals are regressing more and more by the day.

    • Josh Elliott

      Next thing you know they’ll regress so much they’ll want to go back to coal power.

    • Kim Theis

      Only true if the rumors are not true and what is the likelihood of that?

    • wydeeyde

      If that is an actual trend they will end by being deplorables. Perhaps you should see it as a solution.

    • Nikolette Adams

      It’s almost frightening how gullible those on the wrong side of history are. You all figure that the sources you read must be telling the truth. And those same sources have told you not to believe anything you don’t read in those same sources. Would it surprise you to learn that the very first thing a dictator tries to do is to eliminate the public’s trust in the press? Oh wait. You won’t believe that because you aren’t reading it in the sources you read. You only read sources that agree with your world view and fervently stay away from anything that might challenge it. Too bad those sources are spreading lies and keeping you ignorant of anything truthful.

      Here’s the deal: like it or not, you’re entitled to your own opinions you are NOT entitled to your own FACTS.

      • Hans Gustav Solberg

        In al fairness, Dr. D did read an article on ir.net. 😉

    • Juliet Delaney

      Well you and Trump wish this was just a witch hunt but it’s not

  • MikeFeldman

    so we’ve moved from anonymous sources to potential rumors. Next story; Trump ate at Peter Luger’s in 1987 and he didn’t leave a 20% tip.

    • Juliet Delaney

      No we are going on facts from testimony

  • schreibgeschutz

    I believe the pee tape is real more than I believe Jesus is real

    • carlos maple

      Don’t sell yourself short with Jesus, savior of the world.

    • Juliet Delaney

      We then it’s real

  • OnTheCusp

    I’ll believe it when I see it and I would like to see it.
    Sort of,not really. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c70d737505ceec75317cec579ccd6f4abfc5eedb1d3c867a68ade7ccda23a3e6.jpg

    • Candace Beverly

      I would like the right people to see it I personally would not care to see that

      • Juliet Delaney

        Me either but the world go for it. Shit I feel sorry for the prostitute’s

    • ChefMimsy

      I dunno, I’m still trying to unsee the pic of tRUMP’s cottage cheese legs! *shudder*

      • Juliet Delaney

        I now this would put people in therapy for years.

      • Cindy Mikulandrich Ballard

        I’m still trying to unsee the one of him groping and lip kissing his adult daughter…ugh.

    • Juliet Delaney

      Well then get your popcorn ready.

  • Warren Johnson

    I don’t think it’s a “pee pee” tape. I think Trump could take that body blow and keep going. It has to be something worse. My guess is its underage prostitutes. I’m not talking “Well, she’s 17 but could pass for 23”. I’m talking clearly not of majority age. Like 12 or 13. If it exists, it has to be something so career ending that he would make phone calls at 8:32pm on a Wednesday trying to stop a bill that prevents him from lifting Russian sanctions. It’d have to be something so career ending that he’d call Rod Rosenstein at 8:12PM EST and tell him to put out a press release saying don’t believe things you hear from other countries.

    • MikeFeldman

      So now that Russian collusion story is a dud, and obstruction of justice isn’t looking too good we’ve got Trump with juvenile prostitutes. Hey, next come carnal relations with standard French Poodles. The hatred of Trump is so great by those on the left, that if they ever had the ability to make reasonable informed decisions, they’ve been flushed down the toilet. What will they do when then run out of the next story?

      • Warren Johnson

        The Russian collusion story is not a dud and neither is obstruction of justice. Bob Mueller has assembled a team of the most brilliant investigative and legal minds to ferret out the truth. Takes time to build a case my friend.

        • Juliet Delaney

          Yes and if Trump was to be stupid and fire him well if he thinks it’s bad know. It will get 10 times worse

        • Magnus Burgio

          Nice try, Svetlana, but the collusion case is barely started and the obstruction case is only slightly farther along. And both already have damning evidence exposed.

          I am confident Trump will be brought to justice. I just hope it’s not too late to save our country.

      • Nikolette Adams

        Only alt-right sources deny collusion, people from the campaign have already been identified. And the investigation into possible obstruction by Trump started less than a week ago.

        You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are NOT entitled to your own FACTS.

        • Juliet Delaney

          Wrong investigation into obstruction started after he fired Coney

        • MikeFeldman

          right. Even the alt-left commentators on CNN admitted the collusion case went down the tunes after Comey testified so now there’s an investigation into obstruction of justice. There could be investigations of Comey, Lynch, Jarrett and Obama. So what! I’m am an objective centrist.

          • Milltycoon

            Whatever you consider the “alt-Left,” which is not really a thing, it bears no relationship to anything related to CNN. If you’re actually a real centrist, CNN is well to the Right of you.

          • MikeFeldman

            joking. Right?

          • Milltycoon

            No.

          • Witch

            then they’re fools. comey was just one of the ppl don tried to manipulate. u like to pretend this whole circus is just this little piece or than, when it’s a whole endless clusterfck. look at the big picture, stop claiming things that aren’t real.

      • Jester

        I don’t know where you get your information from, but stories about trump raping underaged girls have been around for many years, long before he decided to run for president. You blame the left for “hating” trump, but his character is not worthy of adoration for any reason, including tax cuts. He’s acted like a NYC mobster while running his family empire his entire adult life, but he’s learning it doesn’t work that way in our democracy, or what’s left of it. What will you do if the rumors are true?

        • Juliet Delaney

          Yeah si way would him be with under age hooker’s a stretch

          • sydney

            he was charged w/raping a 13 y.o. before the campaign started?

          • RosieLady

            Not sure if charges were filed or not but someone came forward during the campaign. There is a lot of info out there, it involves unlikely “friends” and ppl who are or were well known friends of the Donald’s.

          • BlahBlahBlah

            Yes. The woman who claims it happened has dropped her suit several times due to death threats. I believe her, especially after having received a death threat… and then going ahead and filing the suit again and again. It was buried during Trump’s campaign. There was a hearing scheduled late last year after the election that was — again — dropped because of death threats.

        • MikeFeldman

          I am not a Trump supporter. I am not a supporter of innuendo and rumors. The best you can do is ask the what if question. If Trump is guilty of any crimes he should be punished. I don’t blame the left for hating Trump, I blame them for rushing to judgement without any proof and moving from one trumpeted charge to another hoping something will stick, while paralyzing the Federal Government.

          • Kate Dennis

            He OWNS the Fed Govt. He is the one that hasn’t appointed anyone. He is the one flogging a dead Muslim Ban and trying to pass an unethical Heath Bill behind closed doors.

          • BlahBlahBlah

            They aren’t moving from one charge to another. There are MANY charges being investigated. Just because they aren’t talking about collusion right now, doesn’t mean it’s gone away — they’re just digging into ALL possible crimes. As for the underage child trafficking/prostitution thing?… Jeffrey Epstein, Trump’s “good buddy” has already been convicted of sex offenses and it was THIS man that a then 13-year-old claims raped her… right along with Trump. She’s dropped her lawsuit several times due to death threats. I don’t need a turnip truck to fall on me to tell me that Trump was involved in some way with underage girls. Now it just has to be proven and I believe THAT’S what’s on the kompromat tapes.

          • MikeFeldman

            The factless posts attempting to find a crime become more and more laughable. Your post essentially says just because there aren’t any crimes doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of crimes. Then you bring up a totally false “good buddy” for Trump. Epstein was a good buddy of Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey and Charlie Rose. (Republicans?). A producer of Jerry Springer, an ardent anti-Trump campaigner put a Jane Doe up to a bs 1994 claim against Trump. She gave the address of a vacant lot formerly occupied by deceased person. The case was dismissed. BlahBlahBlah is an appropriate header for your post.

          • Witch

            no one’s ‘rushing from’ charges. he’s more corrupt than nixon, there are just so many things to investigate. however #trumprussia is the main investigation.

        • katrina hazzard

          Celebrate!

      • Juliet Delaney

        Russian investigation has just got started its far from over.

        • MikeFeldman

          Russian collusion investigation began 7 months ago. Comey admitted there is no evidence pointing to Trump. The new investigations are for different matters.

          • Kate Dennis

            No evidence pointing to Trump prior to his firing. But Trumps team……and Trump since Comey left?

          • BlahBlahBlah

            BEFORE Comey was fired — he claimed no evidence BEFORE he was fired. There apparently has been no evidence or the like brought to light, because NOW he is under investigation. As already stated, just because they’ve moved on to another charge, doesn’t mean they’ve dropped the collusion charge. Do you really think the FBI is gonna come out and reveal their evidence before they have all their T’s crossed and I’s dotted? smdfh

      • sydney

        you are really good at avoiding the point.

        • MikeFeldman

          What is the point? Tell me and I’ll respond.

      • Mara Reninger

        Those investigations (stories) are just getting started.

      • Tibor Horvath

        I don’t think we have to go to French Poodles and I would doubt if that’s true. OTOH the only reason that Jeffrey Epstein is not as big a name as Monica Lewinski was is that the Clintons tried to suppress the stories because of Bill’s own problems with the convicted child rapist who was a great friend to Trump who threw great parties and liked his girls on the young side.

        • MikeFeldman

          Titillating.

    • Juliet Delaney

      Could be.

    • sydney

      anyone showing that would be arrested

    • MsLoveHangover

      Please be Ivanka!

    • george cushing

      Trump was never under investigation for russia just same people put usa 20 trill in debt convincing dummies. That there not problem with usa trump is cause they wanna keep looting pushing war trump wont let it happen

      • Kevin O’connor

        Lolz…yer nutz.

      • Witch

        his campaign has been under investigation for awhile, don’s part of that team. all u know is that a few months ago there wasn’t a separate investigation into don.

    • george cushing

      Awon bros hacked 80 dnc lawmakers posibly blackmaiked to sway votes.. Yet dnc media pushes russia. Fake

      • Witch

        even don’s had to stop denying it, so this is the point when ur supposed to blame everyone else, like don is.

    • george cushing

      Support trump only outside non corporate controlled prez 30 yrs or the people put usa 20 trillion in debt https://youtu.be/X_xN0u2d7AI

    • Taylor Sartre

      Such would look bad for Trump- one would think- but nothing will happen to him. There are no consequences for Trump’s words or actions.

  • GreenInvy

    Let’s see if these rumors are true.If so it would be terrible for Trump,but great for everyone else.

    • Juliet Delaney

      It’s all true and I bet when it’s all done it’s going to be worse than anyone could imagine

      • Sean Kennedy

        And when it’s determined Trump has done nothing wrong, will you concede and immediately apologize?

  • Juliet Delaney

    I hope there are tapes.maybe this is why Trump is freaking out a lot more. We his wife will get an easy divorce and a real great pay day. Well that’s if he really has any money but we he may end up he won’t need a lot of money. I saw let the golden showers begin.

  • Dān Jurzōn

    Trump’s severe pathological contempt for most Americans expresses itself as an irrational empathy for Putin, as well as for all other tyrannical demagogues. His tragically low self esteem and intense self loathing–most of it unacknowledged by the flailing, ranting blowhard–propels him into the arms of the most preposterously unDemocratic asshole on the planet. DT is desperate for Putin’s approval, utterly captive to his sinister whims. Sad!

    • MikeFeldman

      Your introduction as psychoanalyst quickly followed by your typical foul mouthed liberal rant is comical. Obviously you feel the need to feel very intelligent and yet, a regular guy at the same time. The fact is that folks like you hate Trump so much, the have tossed out any hope of rational thought. If one looks at Putin in purely rational terms he has been a great leader FOR RUSSIA. Our expansion of NATO eastward from Germany, our aid to the rebels fighting Russian soldiers in Afghanistan, our interference in Chechnya etc.have contributed to the adversarial relationship. When the Soviet Union collapsed, we assumed that it was done as a superpower Putin. Spending 10% of what we do has made Russia a major player. Putin outsmarted George W Bush and Barack Obama. Maybe, just maybe, that uncouth bully Trump gets it.

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      • Dān Jurzōn

        Ur utterly oblivious of reality. Ur oblivious that Putin is usurping his position for personal power & wealth, immense wealth with which he enticed & trapped your beloved Trumpy with loans & promises of vast wealth through the oil deal he’s holding out like a big Golden Carrot, and you know how badly Trump can’t resist anything gold. U’ve seen his outrageously tacky Golden Palace in the Sky, haven’t you?

        And NATO’s and the US’s influence in Europe and the near east are a threat to Putin ONLY because he’s a defiantly anti democratic power mad dictator who’s conning & robbing his own people. U buy into his bullshit because you, like Donnie Drumph, are an emotionally & psychologically compromised man/child. U have a ridiculously juvenile fixation with authority figures, especially tyrannical ones. Look into that.

        • MikeFeldman

          Your analysis of me is worth exactly what it costs. Nothing. I have no fixation with authority figures, but unlike you, I can look at their effectiveness in the position they’re in. And given that Putin has presided over Russia for 16 years and made it much more powerful than when he took over, he’s doing a fine job. For THE RUSSIANS. Not for you and me. Russia is the US’s major adversary even though President Obama scolded Mitt Romney for saying so. Romney was right. Obama was wrong. Plain and simple. You are obviously the naive one because you think we can do no wrong. Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev had an agreement that NATO would not expand eastward after German unification. The US broke the deal before Putin took office, not because of Putin. Trump is a pompous, tasteless Uber rich person who embarrasses you because he was elected president. You can consult with your mental deficiency syndrome periodicals all day long. The fact is I’m fine and you have some major issues. It’s called projection.

          • Hans Gustav Solberg

            Putin is not doing a fine job for Russians. There are several reasons for why he has been in power for so many years, but very few of them are because he’s “doing a fine job”.
            He is violently suppressing political opposition, even by murder if he finds it necessary. He controls 95% of the media, constantly feeding them propaganda from his vast propaganda machinery. His government employed thugs harasses (and sometimes murder) journalists working in the unaffiliated 5% of the media. Russia is not a democracy as we know it western countries.
            Unemployment and poverty in Russia are huge compared to almost any western country. Income gap and wealth gap is enormous. The gap between rich and poor in USA is huge, but peanuts compared to Russia. 111 persons own 20% of Russian private wealth! ONE-HUNDRED-AND-ELEVEN people owns ONE FIFTH of Russia!
            Another thing to remember when considering Putins popularity (he does well on approval polls) is that the average Russian, after decades of tyrany and chaos, don’t expect much. Also, a big part of the Russian population is highly nationalistic, they like Putins hard line towards the west. They like the idea that Russia is a powerful enemy to the west. Unfortunately that’s more important to them than their own living standard, free speech and liberty. This is of course because they by into Putins fascist propaganda.

          • MikeFeldman

            Your post is well stated. It is tricky to respond to, lest I appear to be a Putin apologist. I am not. Under Putin poverty has been cut in half and the middle class has grown significantly. Many more Russians travel abroad than before his tenure. But, Russia is not a good place to live. A problem was that Gorbachev and Yeltsin were more democratic, but they didn’t know what to do to improve the lives of their people. Russians still need a strongman with all the negatives you have mentioned. Putin fulls that need at this time.

          • Hans Gustav Solberg

            One of the reasons Gorbachev didn’t succeed is because when the soviet union collapsed, US government saw the opportunity to totally choke their finances, and unfortunately they grabbed that opportunity, which led to Gorbachevs fall, and then they got Yeltsin which didn’t perform very well, I totally agree upon that. It’s always nice to have a strong man in office, but he also needs to be decent. Putin and his friends are corrupt as hell. What you are saying is basically that in tough times it’s ok to abandon democracy for a corrupt dictator. I disagree on that.

          • Sean Kennedy

            I wholly disagree. How many Russians do you know and have a relationship with? What is the basis of your knowledge on this subject?

          • Hans Gustav Solberg

            I don’t know any Russians personally, to be honest. I hope this is not a competition in how many Russians each of us know. I do know some Poles, Hungarians and Ukrainians, though. People who feel the threat from Putins imperialistic aspirations every day.
            I live in a country who share border with Russia. We are interested in Russia here, because it has influence on us. Our media reports on Russia regularly, both political and society issues.
            Which of my points do you disagree upon specifically? Maybe you don’t believe that 111 Russians own 20% of the country’s private wealth? Well. I have to admit, I was exaggerating. They only own 19%:
            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/inequality-and-the-putin-economy-inside-the-numbers/

          • Dān Jurzōn

            As I said before and now reiterate emphatically, you’re OBLIVIOUS of reality. Putin has NOT made Russia stronger. Not in any real, practical, worthwhile way for the Russian people. On the contrary, he’s actively endeavored to undermine the development of programs, services & initiatives which would in fact offer at least the possibility of self sufficiency and dignity and genuine financial independence for the average Russian citizen, and he has energetically promoted the dominance & oppression of the reigning Oligarchs, so long as they do not defy him.

            Putin’s entire purpose is to expand his own power and wealth, and he’s achieving it by allying himself with the ruthless savage Criminal Bosses who have commandeered so much of the Russian economy. Russia has been systematically looted & pillaged by the powerful elite, and all appearances of internal strength, integrity or stability are illusory. That’s why Putin is so aggressively working to extend his sphere of influence beyond Russia’s borders into neighboring nations and beyond, because he’s desperate for more power with which to hold the ever more powerful Oligarchs at bay and to use as leverage against the NATO nations.

            He’s using brute force, violent oppression & cynical subterfuge to maintain control, while the nation continues to limp along without sufficient industrial, technological or commercial development to sustain itself. Other than oil Russia has few if any valuable resources to offer the world, and that’s why Putin has seized control of the largest oil companies in Russia, to ensure his OWN continued tyrannical hold on power.

            The Russian people are mostly just glad to not be starving. That’s what they’re thankful to Putin for, for him not starving them or slaughtering them as the Communists did so easily and so often. Putin is better than the communists, but only by degrees. Putin is a less psychopathic Stalin.

  • Bon Mot

    WHY DID THE TAPES NOT GET RELEASED DURING THE CAMPAIGN OR BEFORE WHILE DT WAS HARRASSING AND UNDERMINING OBAMA?

  • Joey Galleno

    Trump supporters could view tapes of him getting peed on by Russian women and men and they’d still think he’s the best thing to ever happen to the USA !

    • MikeFeldman

      Do you know anyone who’s seen them?

  • CivilWarWinner

    My guess is the prostitutes were very underage sex slaves. Considering how much the right/russians liked to accuse Bill & Hillary Clinton of trafficking underage sex slaves and pedophilia, it can only mean one thing…… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f388109c67e9e22b7b4fae737595ca2ed0ff1f1c432c9d664601e373482e4d0d.png

  • Ivonne Carlo Sellés Starbuck

    Just curious why you mis-wrote American’s when in the immediately following quote it says it as it should be written, without an apostrophe i.e. Americans Geez, it’s hard to take anyone seriously when bad grammar gets in the way. Just saying…

    • MikeFeldman

      It’s hard to take someone seriously who uses we don’t like spreading rumors as a transition phrase, just before spreading rumors.

  • Sapphire Jones

    Release it in it’s full glory. Then maybe Congress will be inspired to give him the heave-ho he so richly deserves.

  • MsLoveHangover

    Please let it be Trump & Ivanka. Nobody cares about hookers.

  • mjk98

    You idiots seriously?? There are no tapes of Pres Trump you people should get a Freaking life with your fakenews BS. PRES Trump Greatest President ever and btw go look at podesta Clinton for sex with minors those are the gross pedaphiles

  • LusciousDC

    Regardless of what’s on the tapes, if he is breaking laws put it out there. Hell we know Agent Orange wouldn’t hesitate if it was one of his so called “enemies”. Put it on the web and let the chips fall where they may. Don’t allude to horrible acts on tape if you don’t release them.