Background Briefing: February 2, 2021


Trump Exposed as a Traitor and His Pal Epstein as a Blackmailer

We begin with The New York Times report that makes it clear Trump orchestrated the campaign of lies that the election was stolen by corrupt and evil forces, lies that live on in a divided America which culminated in Trump’s attack on the Capitol. It is now clear that the wannabe mob boss and dictator crowned his ruinous regime by inciting an insurrection to shut down American democracy to stay in power which should not be surprising since Trump has always acted with corrupt, amoral and lawless impunity. We look into Trump’s criminal and traitorous past and speak with Craig Unger, the author of the new book, just out, American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power and Treachery. Craig is the best-selling author of House of Trump, House of Putin and was a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and has written about the Trump-Russia scandal for The New Republic, Vanity Fair, and The Washington Post. We discuss the explosive revelations in American Kompromat which make a compelling case that Trump was recruited by the Soviet KGB in 1987 as what they call a “trusted contact” who was groomed over the years while being kept afloat financially by Russian money. We also discuss Trump’s close friend Jeffrey Epstein and the blackmail industry he was engaged in generating kompromat (compromise) on Presidents, Princes, Wall Street moguls and Silicon Valley titans.


The Lunatics May be Taking Over, But the GOP Could Still Win the Next Election

Then we examine the possibility that there is less to the crack up of the Republican party than many pundits are predicting and speak with Lloyd Green, an attorney based in New York who was opposition research counsel to George H.W. Bush’s 1988 campaign and served in the Department of Justice from 1990 to 1992. He is a contributing writer to The Guardian where his latest article is “Trump may be out of office, but Republicans are still angry and ready to do his bidding” and we discuss how the lunatic fringe might well capture the GOP making it a highly-motivated and potent political force which only narrowly lost the last election.