Focusing on Trump - a doomed Queens Mobster - over Tom Barrack, who plugs into vast transnational flows of finance - is understandable, but misplaced.
If you understood how many oligarchs plug into Barrack’s network, and how many are afraid to be tied to 9/11 and the Saudis and others - you’d know how much they are all in peril.
Add Epstein to that - guy with a spy-style fake passport who’s got compromise on countless wealthy powerful people - and you’ll realize how afraid they will be to be associated with hostile foreign intelligence services - and child rape.
Add Wall Street to that and the LIBOR manipulation and market capture and insider trading and RICO, and you’ll realize how terrified they are.
Of decades of court-admissible, forensic evidence.
Add Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen and the DIRECT CONNECTION TO THE MOB and every bit of evidence collected from their archives and phones and Title III intercepts and how many people have had dealings with them since the 1970s...
Then add that to Alexander Torshin, the NRA, and foreign campaign finance crimes and how many politicians took laundered money, and you’ll imagine how nervous they are.
And that’s just the public layer of what’s making them soil their trousers.
They know there is much, much worse. Unstoppable. Inevitable.
And they are afraid. And if they’re not...they will be. </>
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