When elected President Trump said he was going to surround himself with “top of the line professionals.”
Instead, he surrounded himself with a corrupt group of appointees like former Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort (bank fraud and crimes related to being a political consultant in Ukraine), former personal attorney Michael Cohen (tax evasion, bank fraud, lying to Congress and campaign finance violations), former Campaign Advisor George Papadopoulos (lying to investigators about Russian contacts), Richard Pinedo (selling bank numbers to Russians who engaged in election interference), Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan (lying to federal investigators), Rick Gates (conspiracy and lying to the FBI), Roger Stone (obstruction of justice, lying to congress), 13 Russians nationals/three-entities, 12 Russian military intel officers, Konstantin Kilimnik (Manafort assoc. and Ukrainian aide), Steve Bannon, chief strategist (fraud).
A Senate-led Intelligence Committee published a report, totaling nearly 1,000 pages, more than 200 witness interviews and nearly a million documents. It’s a bipartisan account of how the Trump campaign embraced Russia’s intelligence operation to help Trump. More than 70 top Republican former national security officials just issued a scathing letter. It indicated that “Donald Trump has gravely damaged America’s role as a world leader” ... “unfit to lead during a national crisis” ... “solicited foreign influence” ... “aligned himself with dictators” ... “disparaged our armed forces, intelligence agencies, and diplomats” ... “undermined the rule of law” ... “dishonored the office of the presidency” ... “divided our nation” ... “attacked and vilified immigrants” ... and “imperiled America’s security.”