Report: as Trump-Russia scandal unravels, Russian President Vladimir Putin considers quitting

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It’s already clear that the Trump-Russia scandal has placed Donald Trump’s job, and for that matter freedom and future, in grave jeopardy. His top advisers are being arrested. He’s historically unpopular. His illegitimate presidency is in shambles. But now comes word from overseas that Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering quitting his job as well, suggesting that the Russian oligarchs may have grown tired of his backfiring antics.

Two different stories appeared in major British news outlets today, both painting a picture of Vladimir Putin being tired and considering quitting at the end of his current term, instead of running for re-election in March. The respected Independent paints a picture of an uncertain Putin (link), while the less reliable Mirror paints an even dimmer picture for Putin’s reelection prospects (link). It’s important to understand that Putin always rigs his own reelection and wins by default. There’s only one reason for him to give up the gig, and that’s if the billionaire oligarchs want him out.

Putin’s increasingly murderous treatment of journalists and dissidents in recent years has resulted in an international response including the Magnitsky Act, which brought sanctions against Russia costing its wealthiest oligarchs billions of dollars. Putin’s more recent decision to rig the United States election in Donald Trump’s favor has brought even harsher sanctions against Russia. It’s become clear that those sanctions won’t be eased until after Putin’s puppet Trump is ousted, and perhaps not until after Putin himself is also gone from the stage.

   

These British news outlets had to have gotten their story from somewhere about Vladimir Putin supposedly considering quitting. If Putin himself didn’t plant the story, then it could only have come from the Russian billionaire oligarchs who collectively control his fate. Putin’s overboard antics are costing the oligarchs huge amounts of money for no good reason. Are they using the media to publicly tell Putin that his time is nearly up?

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