Vladimir Putin has scheduled the annual employee review for his useful idiot, Donald Trump, and thrown in a vacation in Helsinki as a bonus. I’ll bet Trump get’s a glowing review from his boss, and gets a recommendation for a pay raise. He may even get that Trump Tower Moscow he has always dreamed of.
The New York Times reports, Trump and Putin Choose Helsinki for First Summit Meeting:
President Trump plans to meet President Vladimir V. Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16 for one-on-one talks, the White House said on Thursday, a politically delicate meeting that will take place while the special counsel continues to investigate the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia.
It will be the first formal summit meeting for Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin, who have spoken together twice on the sidelines of annual gatherings of world leaders, and it will come at a particularly critical moment, with midterm elections looming in the United States.
“The two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russia, and a range of national security issues,” the White House said in a statement.
How about not fucking with our 2018 midterm elections, is that a “national security” item on the agenda? Or is Putin going to manufacture another GOP win, so “it’s all good.”
The Helsinki talks, which will come on the heels of a NATO summit meeting in Brussels on July 11 and 12, could exacerbate American relations with European allies even as it eases tensions with Russia.
Mr. Trump this week sent his national security adviser, John R. Bolton, to Moscow, where he met on Wednesday with Mr. Putin.
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The potential for such a high-level meeting has concerned some American allies in Europe, particularly because of recent tensions between the Trump administration and traditional American allies including Canada, France and Germany. See, E.U. Leader Warns of ‘Worst-Case Scenarios,’ Citing Trump.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Mr. Trump said that it was important to get along with Russia and other countries.
But a meeting with Mr. Putin, and improving the relationship between the United States and Russia, have long appeared to be priorities for Mr. Trump.
You gotta kiss the boss’s ass to get that Trump Tower Moscow; do whatever it takes to close the deal.
Trump may also want to arrange for his protected exile in Russia, depending upon what Special Counsel Robert Mueller does with the Russia investigation.