Of all the things Donald Trump is worried about surfacing in his Trump-Russia scandal, he’s not the most worried about his treasonous election-rigging collusion or even his lifetime of financial crimes. Instead it’s the mythical “Pee Pee Tape” which allegedly shows him engaging with Russian prostitutes. Now more than ever, Trump has become paranoid about the tape in question. We know this because he’s going off the deep end while specifically denying its existence.
On Saturday afternoon, out of nowhere, Trump tweeted “Officials behind the now discredited ‘Dossier’ plead the Fifth. Justice Department and/or FBI should immediately release who paid for it.” It’s important to point out that not one word of Trump’s tweet is true. The dossier in question has not been discredited in any way, shape, or form – and much of it has now been independently confirmed. The officials in question have not pleaded the fifth. Instead they’ve fully cooperated with the investigation, and have only rebuffed a fake subpoena from Trump’s own corrupt puppet Devin Nunes.
It’s nothing new for Trump to lie through his teeth in a tweet. However, what does stand out here is that this tweet came out of nowhere. There were no major news reports about the dossier or the Pee Pee Tape yesterday or today – so why is Trump suddenly bringing it up just to try to discredit it? This strongly suggests that he’s recently learned something which has led him to fear that it could surface.
If Russian President Vladimir Putin has indeed been using the Pee Pee Tape to blackmail Donald Trump, it’s possible that Trump now fears Putin might leak it. Putin has personally lost billions of dollars as a direct result of Trump’s failure to get U.S. sanctions against Russia lifted – which is now impossible in the current political climate. Does Trump fear Putin is about to cut his losses?
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report