Vladimir Putin

Why Trump Won’t Be Allowed to Mend Fences with Putin

The mainstream media has been surprisingly quiet on Russia in recent weeks. But we expect that to change as Deep State forces move to counter any improvements in relations between Russia and the US.

There’s big money to be made in continuing the Cold War foes’ mutual antagonism. Without that, the trillion dollar global military spending budgets may get wound back. Not to mention the free reins given to the all-powerful intelligence agencies.

In a move that appears intended to take away some of the ammunition used to tar Russia, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Washington will not tolerate any kind of interference in the upcoming 2020 election.

Rather than point the finger at Moscow, Pompeo finished by saying he wanted the Kremlin to acknowledge there would be cause for a repeat of its suspected 2016 campaign meddling.

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Putin approves Mueller investigation

In a rather upbeat meeting between Pompeo and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Putin emphasised that the conclusion of the Mueller report means US–Russian relations can work on being restored.

Putin praised Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ‘objective’ investigation which ‘confirmed the absence of any traces of a conspiracy between Russia and the current administration’.

Finding no proof of collusion, Putin is set on the two nation’s ties improving:

I’ve formed the impression that your president wants to repair Russia-US ties and contacts and wants to solve issues which are of common interest for us,’ Putin told Pompeo.

We’ve said many times that we also want to fully restore our relations. I hope that the necessary conditions for that to happen will now be created.’

Admittedly, there wasn’t quite the same forward-thinking vibe in talks between Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Lavrov dismissed the allegations leading to the Mueller investigation as ‘complete fiction’, noting many moments in history when the US and Russia have accused one another of interference, such as in the 1930s.

Trump keen to make amends

But while the meeting made it clear that both men had been far apart on many issues from Ukraine to Venezuela, Pompeo insisted that Trump is ‘committed to improving this relationship’ and that Russia and the US were ‘not destined to be adversaries on every issue’.

The United States stands ready to find common ground with Russia as long as the two of us can engage seriously,’ Pompeo said.

President Trump has made clear that his expectation is that we will have an improved relationship. This will benefit each of our peoples. And I think that our talks here today were a good step in that direction.’

Reuters reports that there’s been a suggestion for Trump to meet with Putin at the upcoming G20 held in Japan next month. While it hasn’t been confirmed, a Kremlin aide told reporters that Putin would accept a formal proposal for a meeting with Trump.

But making amends isn’t newsworthy

Understandably, US–Russian relations have been strained during the Mueller investigation — a key component of the Deep State.

And no amount of proof will silence the media mouth pieces who will make any kind of noise that can taint Trump’s credibility as a president. Indeed, they’re still yelling claims of Trump ‘impeding the investigation’ as a reason for the lack of evidence of collusion.

So as this next potential meeting draws nearer, expect a fresh round of Russia-bashing news re-runs…election meddling, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Crimea, Putin’s KGB background…all the top hits on repeat.

Stay tuned.

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