Thursday July 26, 2018
His performance in Helsinki was that of a useful idiot.
To denote a person who acts as an unknowing, easily manipulated agent of the Soviet/Russian regime, the Soviet/Russian intelligence services employ the term "useful idiot."
Historically the term referred to followers of communist propaganda and apologists for Soviet/Russian behavior.
"Kompromat" is a Russian word meaning "compromising information," specifically material that can be used as blackmail.
In his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump gave incontrovertible proof to the world that he is a useful idiot. The next question is, does Putin have something on the U.S. president?
That answer will emerge eventually.
In the meantime, it looks as if the United States is being led by an individual who in intelligence terms is compromised.
And the individual who appears to be controlling him is a ruthless, murderous thug - a former KGB agent - who remains our country's principal enemy.
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Trump appears to be under Putin's control