MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: Putin Is Blackmailing Trump

Raw Story reports:

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough suggested President Donald Trump is being blackmailed by Russian president Vladimir Putin. “Donald Trump, at some point in his life, has insulted everybody around him in the harshest of terms, including his own children,” Scarborough said. There is only one exception to Trump’s bullying and belligerence, he said.

“The only person that I certainly can think of that he has never insulted, that he has never attacked is Vladimir Putin, which, again, raises the question, and I will ask it again on TV: What does Vladimir Putin have on Donald Trump?” Scarborough said. “Because whatever it is, it must be extraordinary.”

  • Keith D Plane

    the pee tape

  • Kevin Perez

    ..the pee-pee tape.

  • like, dood. duh. this is news to you? the fucking british intel services confirmed, months ago, that the infamous ‘pee tape’ is in russian hands.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      And I believe the dossier referred to the peeing incident and other sexual acts. Some have surmised they have him on tape having sex with underage girls.

  • Gigi
  • FAEN

    Joe-the British MI6 agent said as much. Months ago.

  • Acronym Jim

    “The Fallout From the President’s Day in the Press”

    Let’s hope that headline is not unintentionally (or intentionally) prescient.

  • Gustav2

    Mueller & Co will find it in Trump’s taxes, that is why Trump tried to draw the Red Line.

  • AtticusP
    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Twitter,Traitor, Obstructionist, Spy

      Best I could do with the LeCarre title

      • Duh-David

        Twitter, Traitor, Older Spy?

        • Tatonka

          Frownie’s People?

        • Nowhereman

          I was thinking “Racist, sexist, traitor, spy.”

      • JCF

        “Twitter,Traitor, Obstructionist, Spy:
        With Twin in North Korea
        Die, Die, DIE!”

  • crewman

    It’s more than just the pee tape. There is probably a very deep financial entanglement with Russia. I would bet Putin could completely annihilate the Trump empire overnight if he were so motivated.

    • Gustav2

      There was plenty of money laundering going on in his real estate transactions all over the world.

      This is just the tip of the iceberg

      Donald Trump’s Worst Deal
      The President helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

      http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/13/donald-trumps-worst-deal

      • The_Wretched

        I think Maddow reported on it too. It’s a huge modern building without roads that connect to it.

        • Gustav2

          And blocks away from the seaside and the view.

          • Chucktech

            Well. There goes MY vacation plans…

        • UrsusArctos

          Does modern equal “Looks like a hi-rise vagina”?

          • The_Wretched

            yes, see also Olympic stadiums.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips
    • kaydenpat

      One of Trump’s boys boasted that most of their funding was Russian so you’re absolutely correct.

    • TrueWords

      For the past 20+ years no American financial institution would loan Trump money therefore he went to Russia and when he did the money laundering started:

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8SAoRfXsAQbiRk.jpg

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFI68bcWAAMLAC7.jpg

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Who knew plutocratting could be so hard?

        • Lumpy Gaga

          I think it’s easier than figuring out the Guardian’s online subscription plans and rules.

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      • Derrick Johns

        Thanks, TrueWords
        What was the Democratic Party (and the American/Western Media) doing during the 2016 Campaign investigating Turmp? Nothing, I guess?

        • robindaybird

          Too busy fighting off the far-left who merrily danced to the Far-Right’s fiddle, and worrying about the Right accusing them of rigging the election.

          • PRW

            ‘Cause it sure couldn’t be HRC’s or the DNC’s fault that they managed to lose to a joke candidate, no …

      • JCF

        It’s like we should have seen HIS TAX RETURNS or sumthin’! /s

        • TrueWords

          I know …that would have been awesome…

        • John

          How is it, in the day of the hack, that no one has managed to snag the oval office organism’s tax returns? Something is amiss.

    • Duh-David

      Putin will call in all of the promissory notes revealing that the resident only has mortgages and bank loans like common people. Sad.

      • RoFaWh

        I suspect it would be more like “Donnie-boy briefly disappeared yesterday afternoon and was found in the Bowery with both knees shattered. Two tire irons were found in the gutter.”

        • Marides48

          Perhaps he’ll get the Jimmy Hoffa treatment?

  • William

    Putin probably spiked Trump’s drink and then sent over males dressed as hookers.

  • Henry Auvil

    The pee tape’s release wouldn’t hurt trump with his base. There’d be a sudden outbreak of golden showers in every trailer park in America.

    • William

      I ain’t cleaning that up.

    • AmeriCanadian

      More than usual?

      • The usual is getting drunk and too lazy to go inside so ya.

    • Buford

      I’m curious about which bible verse would be contorted to confirm that pee sex is not a problem at all…?

      • jmax

        2 Kings 18:27King James Version (KJV)

        27 But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?

        • jerry

          OMG…I thought you were making up part of the verse, but that’s the exact wording. Just goes to show the depravity that’s actually in their holy book.

        • Buford

          Evangeligross.

        • Nowhereman

          That is amazing. I thought you were making it up, too. But there it is. Gee, is Trump more religious than Jesus, or what! (Hint–“or what.”

        • The_Wretched

          It’s less insane in context. Note how the various bibles are only kinda the same on the translation.

          http://biblehub.com/2_kings/18-27.htm

    • JCF

      I think maybe you mean a larger outbreak…

  • Frostbite

    I have to think it’s something more than a water sports tape. While I’m personally not into the practice, it isn’t something that’s so uncommon or horrible that one would throw away a nation and hundreds of millions of people for.

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      You beat me to it. I agree. There is something much worse.

      • Frostbite

        I can’t imagine what, Trump doesn’t seem the type to commit murder, and even one life he might have taken (which I find very hard to believe) isn’t worth the population of the US.

        • safari

          Probably underage prostitution.

          • Frostbite

            That I can believe, but already not a surprise given his involvement with teenage pageants and all.

          • jerry

            The pageants probably don’t hold a candle to the Trump modeling agency…this is where all the charges come from for underage prostitution, human trafficking, violation of immigration laws, and using the models as slave labor. This business only closed back in April.

          • Frostbite

            Well this would get him dragged through the streets by an angry crowd and his head on a pike.

          • jerry

            That’s a lot of what NY AG is looking at. Too many girls (some as young as 10) were imported without proper work permits, held prisoner (basically) in overcrowded apartments, and overcharged for rent and meals so they basically earned nothing. And a number of these girls have come forward with claims of being sexually abused, mainly at parties in which wealthy men paid to have sex with underage girls (see Jeff Epstein).

          • RoFaWh

            I wonder where the corporate records are stored….

          • UrsusArctos

            Wouldn’t he brag about it once revealed? – “Vlad allowed me to show the finest Russian girls how to be wimmen!”

        • StudioTodd

          DT being pegged. That would be far more humiliating to DT (in his mind) than underage girls. If it was underage girls, he’d find a way to brag about it. But i would be pretty difficult for DT to brag about taking a giant strap-on.

          • Frostbite

            Oh gawd. Now I need a 55 gallon drum of mind bleach to get that f’ing image out of my head. Thanks a lot!

  • kaydenpat

    Just figuring this out now, Joe? What took you so long? Taking your head out of Trump’s behind may have worked a little.

    • ohbear1957

      I’d say the flicker of daylight arrived when tRump insulted the appearance, age, and intelligence of Joe’s beloved Mika. Few insults make us move as quickly as an attack on our loved ones.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Putin had worse dirt on Trump than the hooker piss episode.

    • Nowhereman

      Trump seems to be really really concerned that Mueller may already have his tax returns.

      • Hank

        He probably already does, by now. Perhaps Comey had them before,

    • Chucktech

      Oh, gawd yes. The pee tape would merely be mortifying. The other stuff would be, um… regime changing.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Hot air from a cable TV talking head. You’d have a hard time convicting Putin on the evidence that he’s the only person Trump has not insulted. Meanwhile, I’m a tad more concerned about Trump’s emerging bellicosity.

  • Acronym Jim

    I think it’s something more than the pee tape. Remember, the pee incident was intended to soil the bed because President Obama had once slept in it and Trump really is THAT petty. Trumpsters aren’t going to give a shit about that. In fact, many – if not most – would applaud it.

    I suspect Putin has multiple recordings of Trump colluding with Russian operatives to delegitimize the election to tarnish a potential Hillary presidency. It simply worked too well and Trump got elected.

    • AmeriCanadian

      You could not be more spot on. I wish Obama would realize that Drumpf will do the opposite of whatever Obama desires and thus use that to his (Obama’s) advantage.

      • RoFaWh

        Obama isn’t stupid, not by a long shot, and he’s very likely already heard that advice from elsewhere. Wait until he takes action on it.

    • The_Wretched

      Or money laudering or child abuse. Or, it’s Trump, something so insanely stupid and destructive that we can’t imagine it.

      • RoFaWh

        His followers are so brain dead, I question if he could do anything that might wake a few of them up.

        “President Drumpf bit the head off a live chicken on TV last night, George. He was so manly while he did it.”

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    I somehow suspect that Trump would consider his dalliance with the Russian hookers to be some kind of perverse badge of honor. He doesn’t have the character to be embarrassed by that. It’s got to be something that would hurt him financially. Money is the only thing Trump cares about.

    • Uncle Mark

      I’m reminded of the comedy roast of Drumpf. The comedians were allowed to joke about anything, except make jokes about Twitler having less money than he claimed. His wealth his clearly all he cares about.

      • RoFaWh

        His sensitivity on that point strongly suggests that his financial position is far weaker than even the most nasty minded of us have thought.

        • Uncle Mark

          Exactly !!

    • bambinoitaliano

      The so call pee tape scandal been played so much in the media, the public is desensitized by it. If it ever comes to light, the reaction will be meh. Perhaps 48 hours of buzz and dies off just like every scandal involve with that shit gibbon. The precedent of zero standard was set the moment the Russian whore ran for presidency. Hitler might assumed the responsibility for the horrendous evil deed he committed but he was only one person. Those around him and surround him are the one who were the butchers the same way the GOP are responsible for the erosion of US democracy for decades. We are just experiencing the effects now.

      • Tiger Quinn

        You guys are nuts if you think the sitting President of the United States being anywhere near a PISS SCANDAL isn’t going to rock this nation for a very long time.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          IOKIYAR

        • Chucktech

          I just don’t believe that. Sure, it will get press, but if pussy grabbing didn’t sink him, the piss tape would be met with a big, giant “meh” in Trumpville.

          • Guest

            They will just say it’s fake news. The level of cognitive dissonance and abject denial in these hoodlums is epic.

          • RoFaWh

            Just like climate change and rising sea levels.

            I’d love to see maralago sitting in a sheet of water.

      • Nowhereman

        After the Access Hollywood tape came out, it became obvious that his cult will put up with ANYTHING that Trump does.

      • Pat

        This ^
        I don’t think he cares about that pee tape. He’s been on the Stern show enough saying outrageous things about his own daughter/wife and his base doesn’t care, including the “religious”, which I put in quotes because they’re just white extremist hypocrites.

        He’s been laundering money for the Russian mob for years. They own him. And his hatred for Obama and mammoth ego made him stupid enough to run for president thinking none of this would come out, and the GOP is doing its part to help him obstruct. But he surrounded himself with freaks, the corrupt and the truly incompetent and it’s all biting him on the ass.He must have shit himself when the FBI pulled a pre dawn raid on Manafort because the walls are closing in.

        If Putin has blackmail, apart from money laundering and conspiracy to steal an election, I’m betting it’s graphic proof of sex with very young girls. It has to be something that will destroy him to make this fraud thank Putin for expelling our diplomats from Russia, or kiss his ass so spectacularly at the G20 summit. It’s all going to come out, too. It’s Mueller Time.

    • ohbear1957

      From Day #1 his main goal has been to make a bigly profit from the POTUS job. Greedy bastard.
      He’s the 7 Deadly Sins personified. .

    • Nowhereman

      I agree. And it would be fine with me if it’s his creative financing that brings him down. I just want him to be humiliated to the point where he never raises his head or opens his mouth in public ever again.

      • BillysWilly

        Unfortunately, these people never go away. The followers of these right wing whack jobs won’t care and will welcome them back. Think of Jim Bakker, Oliver North, G. Gordon Liddy, and diaper-earing fetishist Senator David Vitter, who stayed in the senate for 10 years after getting busted for using prostitutes to do his diaper fantasies.

    • RoFaWh

      There’s one alternative, which I will script out of a malicious delight in teasing the orange asshole:

      Putin: Donnie-boy, if you don’t keep toeing the line, you will be tied down in a chair and forced to listen to comedians and critics diss you. With a big cork in your mouth.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Todd20036

    Putin owns Trump, and the Nazis own Trump, and Trump doesn’t really even realize this, or care

    • Gustav2
      • RoFaWh

        That’s peanuts. Once again, a Drumpfic attempt to make money fails.

    • Uncle Mark

      I think Twitler does know he is owned by Putin. It’s why he has always kissed up to him. Remember that when Congress was trying to pass a heavy sanctions bill against Russia? The Drumpf regime spent all their time trying to weaken it, before he was compelled to sign the bill, while complaining that he would have made something better (which he could have done at any time with an EO.). Shortly afterwards, the Russian PM called Drumpf impotent…and Trumplethinskin let that insult hang out there without his typical bombastic, insulting retort. Gotta wonder why. (McConnell mildly said Cheeto was “impatient”…attributing it to his inexperience and the shitgibbon went off on him.). The last thing that Drumpf wants is to see Putin waving around Drumpf’s IOUs and demanding payment. He knows Putin is his landlord.

      As for the Nazis, he just recognizes them as his base. He would easily dispense with them as Hitler dispensed with the Brownshirts, the moment it becomes politically expedient for him to do so.

      • Nowhereman

        That last comment is something I think about, too. All these gunnuts are in for a big surprise. As soon as their 2nd amendment rights are no longer of use to Donnie, he will have their penis extensions taken away. Next up–reinstating the draft.

      • RoFaWh

        There are no IOUs. There never are in transactions like this. However, quiet verbal threats involving large hairy men and tire irons (for the knees) do just as well when it comes to enforcing compliance.

  • The_Wretched

    We’ve been making the same point since the primary. Trump would only say good things about Russia and Putin (and never another party) at least that far back.

    • Nowhereman

      My hackles went up the first time he mentioned Russia and how it would be a good thing if Putin and Donald got along. The way Trump talks about himself in the third person really puts me off.

  • Brooklyn Joe

    Bingo!

  • worstcultever

    Hey Joe S – why didn’t you ask Dumpy about this directly, back when you were giving him daily tongue-baths all last year? Stupid tit.

    • Nowhereman

      He reminds me of a younger John McCain. Every few weeks he comes out, shakes his fist at the clouds and then goes and takes a nap or something.

  • bambinoitaliano
  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT but not really: Trump would have stayed out of trouble if he had just gotten one of these.

    http://www.salon.com/2017/08/10/this-man-had-an-awkward-conversation-with-an-a-i-sex-robot-so-you-dont-have-to/

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Uncle Mark

      Shouldn’t he be much shorter and more flaccid?

    • Tomcat

      Perfect Rebecca, perfect.

  • Galvestonian

    I believe that quite a lot of us figured out that Putin had some heavy shit on Trumpizzi a long time ago …

  • No More GOP.

    There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Putin is in control of Trump.

    • Adam King

      I agree. But there’s a limit to how much anybody can actually control Trump. Trump can’t even control himself.

      • Uncle Mark

        Putin doesn’t need to have complete control over Drumpf. When Cheetolini is off his leash, he’s a bull in the china shop that is our gov’t, economy, alliances, and foreign policies.

  • Buford

    God Bless Bob Mueller!!

  • Vicious Liberal

    The “Pee Tape” wouldn’t hurt Trump one iota with his base. In fact, they’d pay to have Trump piss on them. They’re already doing it metaphorically.

    • RoFaWh

      Put it on some for-pay site and the money pouring in would astonish us all. There would be very strong correlation between the alleged religiosity of each state and the per capita profit on the “Donnie-boy drinks whore piss” video.

    • Pat

      If there are tapes, they’re worse than that. The shock of the pee tape has already worn off, which is a sad comment on how much normalization of this abnormal administration has gone on. I think he was set up and recorded with young girls, which is a line even his idiot followers might pause at. Peeing is kinky, but that’s criminal.

  • stuckinthewoods

    O/T: Tomorrow in Charlottesville there’s going to be an alt-right white pride rally. Cville has seen a lot of them lately – but they only want you there if you’re hot. No fats, no uglies. If you are fat or ugly, “please do not go to the rally and instead spend the time working on yourself.” But, you know, “respect all attendees”
    https://twitter.com/Acscholl/status/895629306285752320

    • BobSF_94117

      Remember, iron those sheets!!!! Extra starch on the hoods, to keep your pointy head pointy.

    • justmeeeee

      Will Kessler stay home to work on his own pock-marked face?

      • David Walker

        That’s why they wear hoods.

    • Tomcat

      In other words,,,,, put some lipstick on that PIG.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        , …then tase, smoke and roast it!
        (We dinos are not picky eaters.)

    • David Walker

      Makes me think Official Videos will be taken for future use on their websites aimed at the younger crowd. Masc acting, masc looking, no fats, no fems, no honesty.

    • Nowhereman

      Wow. It’s not their appearance that grosses us out, although it doesn’t help. It’s what they do and say. They should team up with the Million (30,000 maybe) Moms to flesh out their rallies. So to speak.

    • Pat

      Strictly speaking, wouldn’t those rules exclude President Bone Spurs and Steve Bannon who clearly never met a bar of soap he liked?

    • “Conduct yourself in an honorable manner. Shouting racial slurs just turns normal folks off and makes our movement look bad.”

      Well, it’s good to know they acknowledge that they are NOT normal.

      Scary shit…

  • Tomcat

    At least Joe Scarborough is trying to bring Russia back into the conversation and kill some squirrels at the same time.

  • Hank

    Joe is coming LATE to the party! Anyone who ha been paying attention to Hair Drumpf, and Drumpf Corp, knows about the financing, they have been getting from abroad AND returning! Even Jared’s Co. has been getting money from abroad. That is why NY State AG Schneiderman is looking into both of their finances. The “dossier” and tapes are just the icing on the cake to keep him under his thumb.

  • andrew

    Excellent question Joe.

  • charemor

    Whatever it is, I just wish to hell that Putin would release it.

  • Zollergasse

    Actually another person he’s never attacked is Barbra Streisand – despite her vehement criticism of him. I think he’s kind of scared of her.