Is this Putin’s cunning plan?

Lawrence Tribe makes some connections for us:

Russia may knows things about Trump’s business dealings it can use to blackmail him. The point of the Emoluments Clause was precisely to prevent that. It could be that the reason Trump carried on like such an authoritarian nightmare at NATO and the G7 is because Putin told him to. The sudden crumbling of our relationship with liberal democratic Europe may be all because Trump has sleazy and/or criminal secrets that Putin is holding over him.

Meanwhile Republicans in Congress are looking fixedly in the other direction.

It could hardly be any more disgusting.

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