What If Donald Trump Is Not The President?

In recent days we’ve learned that Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, passed confidential campaign polling data to his business-associate, also a known Russian spy, Konstantin Kilimnik. In related news, Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, admitted to hiring a man named John Gauger to rig online polls in Trump’s favor.

Taken apart from each other (or the dozens of other major events involving the Trump campaign and Russia) neither of those revelations specifically points to election theft. But if we look at these developments in the context of the Russia probe, it becomes harder and harder to deny the possibility that Donald Trump is not the duly-elected president of the United States.

What we know from public records and statements is that Russia spent an incredible amount of time and money to influence the outcome of the US elections. We also know that foreign-based hackers stole the personal information of millions of US citizens in the months leading up to the election.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the chart below speaks volumes. From a 2018 report on identity theft, the chart shows the dramatic spike in stolen identities of American citizens leading up to the 2016 election.

You can read the entire report here.

We know the criminals who were involved in the identity theft crimes were bold enough to use the stolen information to open bank accounts in the victim’s names (accounts which were used to launder-foreign money.) We also know that they used the stolen identity information to file thousands of fraudulent tax returns with the IRS.

Of course stolen identity information can be used to conceal all sorts of criminal activity. It can also be used to obtain the appearance of citizenship. As this article explains, there are likely many ‘illegals’ living in the US under false identities (they are probably not who you think.)

After the Russians Hacked Our Data, What Would Stop Them from Using It to Cast Fake Ballots?

But what if the financial crimes were not the main reason for stealing personal information from US citizens? If the goal of all of the other criminal acts was to tamper with the US election, why wouldn’t they use the stolen information directly to accomplish their intended goal? If they were bold enough to file false tax returns under a victim’s name, what would have stopped them from using the same information to cast fake ballots in the 2016 elections?

According to the most recent report from the Identity Theft Resource Center, in 2018, 30 percent of US citizens had their personal information compromised. The criminals behind the scheme used various methods to gain access to the personal data of millions of American citizens, including key-loggers and computer malware. They also hacked into official government and corporate websites, accessing private data of thousands of people with each successful attempt.

… And That’s Not All

But there was another way that the data of American citizens was compromised. It was all ‘accidental’ mind you. As reported by TechCrunch here, the voting data of 14.8 million Texas citizens was uploaded to the Internet by a private data firm connected to the Republican Party. There are 19 million registered voters in the state of Texas, meaning about 78 percent of all registered voters in the state of Texas alone had their personal data compromised in this single incident. Let me repeat for those in the cheap seats, this was all quite ‘accidental.’

In a completely unrelated incident (we’re told) in the months leading up to the 2016 election:

“an analytics firm hired by the Republican National Committee (RNC) left the data of 198 million U.S. voters sitting out in the open on a public server. More than a terabyte of data, which was owned by Deep Root Analytics, included personal identifying information like birth dates, home addresses and phone numbers as well as demographic info like ethnicity and religion.”

Is It ‘Unpatriotic’ to Question the Legitimacy of a President If an Election Was Stolen?

While there are plenty of people out there who will tell you it is ‘unpatriotic’ or ‘bad for the country’ to question the legitimacy of the current *president, those people likely have their own motives for pressing that narrative. What seems unpatriotic to me is to continue to ignore a growing mountain of evidence that points to one single conclusion; the 2016 election was stolen, not won, by Donald Trump.

In order not to question the legitimacy of the current occupant of the White House, we have to accept the narrative that the people charged with upholding our laws and protecting our security, the FBI, the DOJ, NSA, DHS (and every other national security organization in the country) are our enemies. Also Russia and Donald Trump are on our side and they are going to save us from the evil US government.

In order to believe that Vlonald Trutin is not a traitor, you have to believe that the people closest to him are all confessing to crimes they didn’t commit. You have to believe that Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn and Rick Gates and Alexander Van Zwan and Maria Butina etc… have all plead guilty just to be mean to “poor, picked-on president pussy-grabber.”

You have to believe that the guy who swindles senior citizens out of their life savings, the guy who enriches himself by selling students worthless ‘diplomas’ to his sham University (which was forced to shut down), the guy whose ‘charity organization’ was just shuttered because it was a money-laundering front organization, the guy who has bankrupted more companies than anyone else in the United States, the guy who has earned a worldwide reputation for being an immoral shyster – that guy, is the only guy you can trust.

You also have to believe the biggest lie of all, that Donald Trump, one of the greediest men to ever walk this earth, self-funded his presidential campaign. (Read more about that here.)

*Featured image credit via Skidmore on Flickr