Donald Trump is preparing to meet today with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in what can only be viewed as a last ditch effort to salvage a fatally compromised experiment. Putin installed Trump in the White House in the hope of getting Russian sanctions lifted, and taking the West’s focus off Russia. Instead those sanctions are still in place, America is more focused on Russia than ever, and Trump’s presidency is no longer tenable. Now comes even worse news for Trump: we know for sure that there’s a Pee Pee Tape.
The thing about investigations into far-flung scandals is that sooner or later a witness unwittingly gives away something important, either by trying to create the appearance of cooperation, or by protesting too much. Donald Trump’s longtime bodyguard Keith Schiller managed to fail on both those counts when he testified about the Trump-Russia scandal before Congress. He acknowledged that during Trump’s trip to Russia in 2013, the Russians did in fact offer to send prostitutes to Trump’s hotel room – just as the “Pee Pee Tape” dossier asserts.
Schiller insists that Trump refused the offer. Perhaps Schiller seemed to think that by acknowledging the offer and then asserting that Trump refused it, he could paint Trump as the kind of guy who would never get himself tangled in an international espionage prostitute blackmail plot. Or perhaps Schiller was simply giving up part of the story, so he’d come off as cooperative enough to avoid being held in contempt of Congress for all the other “I don’t recall” answers he reportedly gave. Either way, he gave away the ballgame.
Thanks to his own bodyguard, Donald Trump is now reduced to the weakest of defenses when it comes to denying the Pee Pee Tape: that Russia offered him free prostitutes, and he said no. Trump is a serial sexual predator. Of course he said yes to the prostitutes. Keith Schiller admits he didn’t spend the entire night outside Trump’s hotel room door. You wouldn’t either, if you wanted deniability. But there’s now no longer any question that Trump engaged with those Russian prostitutes. That means the Pee Pee Tape is real.
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