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The protests and ‘#resistance’ to Trump are largely inspired by the political 
establishment (Democrats-neocons-Pentagon-spooks etc.) who think their 
right-to-rule was illegitimately denied by Trump’s election. 

They will be even more enraged if the essential policies of their 
pro-war/pro-Wall Street politics - hostility to Russia and China - are reversed 
by the Trump administration.

There were indications this week (in addition to to the firing of Comey) that 
that was happening, viz.,

Russia - 
<http://www.atimes.com/article/trump-ignores-status-quo-apologists-engage-russia/
 
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.atimes.com_article_trump-2Dignores-2Dstatus-2Dquo-2Dapologists-2Dengage-2Drussia_&d=DwMFaQ&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=tfHzwZBcTLEveiewRiq0OdhFmfRmlvZjpIBS0AUJ2v0&m=_83oy0QOxU9hI5RfiBqzDVM6pzyRWeMrVvfD8rClZHo&s=gKEJ4baUBhxaaGK21VBvkm_tdBc7-hG9tIy2rZrFSGc&e=>>;
 and

China - 
<http://www.atimes.com/article/us-decides-send-delegation-chinas-obor-summit// 
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.atimes.com_article_us-2Ddecides-2Dsend-2Ddelegation-2Dchinas-2Dobor-2Dsummit__&d=DwMFaQ&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=tfHzwZBcTLEveiewRiq0OdhFmfRmlvZjpIBS0AUJ2v0&m=_83oy0QOxU9hI5RfiBqzDVM6pzyRWeMrVvfD8rClZHo&s=BcR2-s5HKJR-sNHJJ4c0EjBrCKHFh20bsyTqbKczdmA&e=>>.

—CGE


> On May 13, 2017, at 9:13 AM, John Reimann via Marxism 
> <marxism@lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
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> "The FBI is apparently hot on the redolent trails of lucre left by Michael
> Flynn
> <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/us/politics/michael-flynn-trump-investigation-defense-department.html?_r=0>
> and Paul Manafort
> <http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/12/records-match-some-ukraine-ledger-payments-to-manafort-report-says.html>,
> which confirms my suspicion that the real scandal isn’t Russian meddling in
> the 2016 elections but shady financial dealings by Trump’s dubious
> ensemble of associates."
> 
> From the Jacobin article. But the issue goes way beyond that. There's a
> reason why so many present and former Trump team members are tied in with
> not only the Putin regime but also with different Russian corporations
> (such as Gazprom). The reason is that Trump, himself, has longstanding and
> deep ties to Russian investors. And given the nature of Russian capitalism,
> many of these investors are outright mobsters. In other words, the Russian
> mafia. One of the most prominent is Felix Sater, but there are others too.
> Sater, a convicted stock swindler, for example had a business card that
> linked his name with Trump, traveled with Trump and is pictured with Trump.
> Yet he's so unsavory that Trump denied even remembering him.
> 
> However, let's not go all "anti-Russian". Trump's personal helicopter
> pilot, Joseph Weichselbaum, was also a convicted drug smuggler.
> 
> This is what's really scaring Trump - that any investigation into Russia's
> role in the recent US elections would tend to spill over into revelations
> of his direct financial ties. (My belief: That's the real reason Trump
> won't release his tax statements; it would reveal those ties.)
> 
> And why don't the Democrats reveal some of this? Because former Obama
> Justice Department officials as well as former FBI agents are also involved
> in this network!
> 
> See this article for the details:
> https://oaklandsocialist.com/2017/04/04/mobster-in-chief-donald-trump-life-imitates-art/
> 
> 
> John Reimann
> -- 
> "No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them."
> Asata Shakur
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