In other news, when I casually described Maria Butina as a "Russian femme fatale," that was apparently more accurate than I knew. In documents asking a judge to hold Butina in custody because she's a flight risk, federal prosecutors revealed that she had sex with her contact at the NRA in exchange for access to the NRA and, by proxy, the Trump campaign.
Butina was ordered to remain in custody this afternoon.
Meanwhile, lawyers from special prosecutor Robert Mueller's office met with a longtime aide to Trump's henchman Roger Stone in court this morning. Stone's former aide, Andrew Miller, is fighting a subpoena that probably concerns Stone.
Finally, records reviewed by the Washington Post show that Trump's private business has routinely missed deadlines for paying property taxes in at least five states over the past year.
I still believe the whole reason Trump ran for office was to make money. I believe his entire business was close to collapse (again) and he still owed money to the Russians so he ran for office. That's why his biggest priority was tax cuts for private businesses like his own. That's why he's differential to Russia. That's why the Russians own him. The pee tape is probably real, but the real reason he's subservient to Putin is because Russian oligarchs could bankrupt the Trump family tomorrow if they wanted to.
This has been my TED talk.