Jonathan Chait lays out “a plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion” for NYMag.com regarding President Donald Trump’s relationship with the Kremlin.
In his lengthy analysis, Chait focuses on a pivotal moment in Trump’s career following a trip he took to Moscow in 1987. It’s believed by Chait to be Trump’s breakout year on the international political scene and many analysts point to his visit to Russia decades ago as being the culprit.
“How do you even think about the small but real chance — 10 percent? 20 percent? — that the president of the United States has been covertly influenced or personally compromised by a hostile foreign power for decades?” writes Chait who believes that this theory isn’t as far-fetched as it may seem.
“Russian intelligence gains influence in foreign countries by operating subtly and patiently. It exerts different gradations of leverage over different kinds of people, and uses a basic tool kit of blackmail that involves the exploitation of greed, stupidity, ego, and sexual appetite. All of which are traits Trump has in abundance.”
Doc and Kris discussed the theory on Wednesday’s episode of “The Morning Blaze” but both were wildly unconvinced.
To read Chait’s complete analysis, click here.