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Now that Donald Trump has been fined around half a billion dollars for defrauding New York state, he finds himself in quite a pickle. A few days ago, Trump and his attorneys said that Trump cannot afford to post the bond required in order to appeal the fine. According to them, Trump was turned down for a bond by around 30 companies. Apparently, every company thinks that Trump is a bad risk.

But this points to a more serious problem. According to the Financial Times:

As every spy agency knows, the most at-risk employees are those who are heavily in debt. Presidential candidates are offered intelligence briefings during the election. Trump is facing a much-postponed trial for allegedly secreting troves of highly classified material at Mar-a-Lago.

It does not take great deductive skill to see that Trump’s financial quandary poses a national security risk. If insurance companies and friendly billionaires think he is too big a credit risk, who might help him out instead? What sort of collateral could Trump offer in return? Even by America’s recent standards, this creates a new kind of headache.

So how could Trump find someone who would be willing to loan him the money he desperately needs? The obvious answer is someone who could possibly want something big from Trump. It is easy to imagine Vladimir Putin offering a loan to Trump, in exchange for national secrets. Or in exchange for Trump allowing Putin to take over Ukraine.

After all, we’ve already seen Saudi Arabia shower Jared Kushner with money just to get in good with the Trump family.

Can the US afford to have a president who is for sale to our enemies?

UPDATE: Trump’s lawyer Alina Habba spoke to Fox News about Trump’s need to come up with $450 million by Monday. They asked her “Is there any effort on the part of your team to secure this money through another country, Saudi Arabia or Russia?”. Habba responded, “I can’t speak about strategy.”

Habba has a long and sorry record as Trump’s attorney, which you can read about on Wikipedia. Enjoy!

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5 Comments

  1. ebdoug wrote:

    my nieces and nephews went to the Key school in Maryland. Those two teachers who turned traitor and stole and sold secrets are in jail. What is the hold up with the ex president?

    Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 7:17 pm | Permalink
  2. Ray wrote:

    Has he no friends?
    What about his Russian friends?
    They bought him once . . .

    Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7:58 am | Permalink
  3. ebdoug wrote:

    Maybe you can explain why every single pundit (including politicalirony)is ignoring this: To me the most important part of this election is “Project 2025″https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_2025 I suppose like most Wikipedia articles it is updated at times. Like just now I tried to find it, took awhile. Well the Wikipedia article hasn’t changed. The military taking over is stil there. To me this is everything, I don’t have to read anymore about the election I’d better copy/paste the Wikipedia article before it is amended by the crazies.

    Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 7:17 am | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Eva, just because Project 2025 wants the military to take over, doesn’t mean it could happen. In particular, the US Military doesn’t want that job at all.

    Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 1:06 pm | Permalink
  5. ebdoug wrote:

    That’s why I turned to you. I am surrounded by military who support dictatorship. Thanks

    Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

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