Because exactly one week after Papadopoulos took secret meetings with Putin allies (and possibly Kremlin agents) in Athens, guess who emails Donald Trump Jr. saying that he can get Clinton's emails to the Trump campaign? Yes—Rob Goldstone.
(1) Steele's high-level Russian sources say the Russian MFA was running the Trump-Russia conspiracy.
(2) Steele's high-level Russian sources say the MFA wanted to get stolen Clinton emails to the Trump campaign.
Pretty damn good.
1) Clinton wins; Putin blackmails the GOP with evidence of conspiracy to make the GOP compliant.
2) Clinton wins; Putin releases evidence of conspiracy to harm the GOP if it is non-compliant.
3) Trump wins; Putin has blackmail leverage over him.
1) A pro-Russia Republican Party, as a result of blackmail; or
2) absolute chaos in American politics, as a result of Russia releasing evidence of a conspiracy; or
3) a pro-Russia United States government.
A. Agalarov (direct)
E. Agalarov (direct)
All three men would be at Trump Tower with Kremlin agents within 23 days.
* Don taking the Kremlin's Magnitsky sanctions request to Trump
* Manafort offering private briefings to Kremlin agent Deripaska
* Trump ordering changes to the RNC platform
* Page agreeing to go to Moscow
* Sessions giving Kislyak extraordinary audiences to make his case on sanctions at the RNC and in his Senate offices
* Every campaign (policy) promise favoring Russia that Trump made post-May
September 8, '16: Kislyak yells at Sessions in secret sanctions meeting. Trump had accepted Russia's role in the hacks.
September 14: WikiLeaks emails Jr. about supporting Trump.
September 26: Trump retreats from claims Russia hacked—and starts talking up WikiLeaks instead.