Sheesh, you'd think after 15+ years of posting here I could get the benefit of the doubt once in a while.
I say "just Google it" because there's overwhelming, widely-available evidence that something very bad is going on between Trump and Russia. And I have posted links before, I just didn't want to be a repeater. So here you go:
This is The Moscow Project: https://themoscowproject.org/
Yes, the site is run by the Center for American Progress, which is a liberal think tank, but all the claims have links to reputable news sources and publications (as opposed to Michael Moore-esque cherry picking). It's transparent enough that you can look for yourself and decide whether they are well-sourced enough for you to trust.
I just found out about this Reddit from Vice News that other day: https://www.reddit.com/r/keep_track/
I haven't been able to go through the whole thing yet, but it look like a very comprehensive source for all things Russia/Trump, and again I'm only talking about stuff that include links to reputable sources, not just what some idiot put on Reddit.
I'm only speculating because I have to be - I'm no diplomat or foreign affairs expert and have no access to any information that you don't have. I've just been following the news closely since the 2016 election, and, having zoomed out after taking it all in, have come to the conclusion that the U.S. is either currently under attack or will be very shortly. It's just that this new war is not being fought on the battlefield (yet) but rather, it's a battle for our minds and our values and our agency. This may just be the way 21st century wars are fought.
And I'm not so rah-rah America to think that we're invulnerable and can't be caught off guard. In fact, the America's M.O. since at least WWII has been to be caught off guard and reluctantly dragged into conflict.
I'm not "assert(ing) that these are bald and obvious facts that lead to a single conclusion," I am straight up declaring there are bald and obvious facts that lead to the singular conclusion that Russia is fucking with us hard and has been since 2016. Do you know how far Putin intends to take this?
Maybe you think it's just some dumb prank, but I take it seriously because human beings are dying as a direct result, whether it's children (fucking children) being murdered and sexually abused by our government on the southern border or pending, potentially bloody conflicts in Venezuela or North Korea.
So what do I need next time? How much of your homework do I need to turn in? Please, tell me how detailed my assertions need to be in the future to avoid being hand-waved away by the Trump-apologist wing of Grylliate (which has yet to offer any alternative explanation as to why all these horrible things have been happening to our country for the last 3 years).
ETA: Also, if you haven't yet, like/follow my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/metafederalism/
You can just scroll down the feed and see nearly-daily evidence not just of Trump/Russia, but of all the awful things Trump does from both the left and right perspective.
"Guilty as charged. Go ahead and ban me from the mall." - Ellie