Donald Trump’s greatest fear isn’t that he’ll be impeached, or that his conspiracy with Russia to rig the election will be unearthed, or even that his lifetime of financial crimes will be exposed. Trump’s biggest fear is that the mythical “Pee Pee Tape” will surface, depicting him doing lewd things with Russian prostitutes. Trump’s fears are now one step closer to becoming a reality.
The House Intelligence Committee is calling in Donald Trump’s longtime bodyguard Keith Schiller to testify about the Trump-Russia scandal. This has long been expected. What comes as a surprise is that according to the Washington Post (link), the committee is zeroing in specifically on Trump’s 2013 visit to Moscow for the Miss Universe Pageant, which is the trip in which the “Pee Pee Tape” incident is alleged to have taken place. This leaves Schiller with the prospect of revealing what he knows about the incident, or finding himself in contempt of Congress.
After taking office, Donald Trump gave Keith Schiller a key security job in the White House. However, adding to the intrigue, Schiller resigned that job six weeks ago without offering a coherent explanation. Now he finds himself testifying about the scandal that Trump fears the most. If Trump did rendezvous with Russian prostitutes during that trip, it’s likely Schiller would have known about it. Whether or not Trump’s actions during that rendezvous constituted a crime under U.S. law, Schiller will be committing a crime if he lies about what he saw. There is another odd angle to this.
Various Republicans in Congress have recently begun pushing the false claim that Hillary Clinton was behind the Pee Pee Tape assertion. They may be bringing in Keith Schiller to testify about the Pee Pee Tape trip, in an attempt at further scandalizing the underlying Trump-Russia dossier. However, the more focus the GOP puts on the dossier, the greater the odds that someone will leak the Pee Pee Tape to prove the dossier’s legitimacy.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report