Conspiracy Theory

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, Politico reports that most of Trump's top cabinet officials could be replaced after the midterms, that includes Mattis, Sessions, Nielson, Zinke, and Ross.

Meanwhile, a RICO lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Manhattan against Trump and his children by investors who say they were tricked into flushing money down fake business opportunities and scams that were promoted by the Trumps.

This sounds like Trump University, and we know how that ended.

Finally, the Guardian obtained documents that show Czechoslovakia and the KGB spent a great deal of time spying on and grooming Trump in the 1980s. That reportedly included assistance from Ivana Trump's father who gave "regular information" to Czech intelligence up until the regime collapsed.

According to the documents, the spies were looking for specific qualities in their assets.

The scale of Soviet Moscow’s spying operation on Trump is unknown. No documents are public. It is unclear when the KGB began a file on the future president. In Prague about 60,000 StB documents were declassified in the mid-1990s, after the collapse of communism. The StB destroyed most records.

However, secret memos written by the KGB chief, Vladimir Kryuchkov, in the mid-1980s reveal that he berated his officers for their failure to cultivate top-level Americans. Kryuchkov circulated a confidential personality questionnaire to KGB heads of station abroad, setting out the qualities wanted from a potential asset.

According to instructions leaked to British intelligence by the KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky, they included corruption, vanity, narcissism, marital infidelity and poor analytical skills. The KGB should focus on personalities who were upwardly mobile in business and politics, especially Americans, the document said.

Sounds familiar.