UPDATE — Disputed Report: Deutsche Bank in possession of Trump bank loan applications co-signed by Russians close to Putin

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If the source of a new report is telling the truth, House Democrats may have just found the smoking gun to explain why President Donald Trump is so beholden to Russia and Vladimir Putin, and it all has to do with Trump’s loan applications at Deutsche Bank.

Deutsche Bank is the only bank that will have anything to do with Trump because other banks won’t touch him because he loses billions and doesn’t pay his debts.

Simply put, he’s a bad bet, yet Deutsche Bank continued to grant him billions of dollars in loans.


That’s what House Democrats want to know because they believe it has something to do with Trump’s refusal to criticize Russia and why he acts like Putin’s puppet.

According to a bombshell dropped by MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday night, Trump only got approval for those loans from Deutsche Bank because Russian oligarchs close to Putin co-signed the loans for him.

“The source close to Deutsche Bank says that the Trump tax returns reveal that the president pays little to no income tax in some years,” O’Donnell began. “And the source says that Deutsche Bank is in possession of loan documents that show Donald Trump has obtained loans with co-signers and that he would not have been able to obtain those loans without co-signers. The source close to Deutsche Bank says that the co-signers of Donald Trump’s Deutsche Bank loans are Russian billionaires close to Vladimir Putin.”

“If true, that would explain every kind word Donald Trump has ever said about Russia and Vladimir Putin,” he said. “If true, that would be a significant factor in Vladimir Putin’s publicly stated preference for presidential candidate Donald Trump over presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.”

Here’s the video via YouTube:

Indeed, Putin would have something financial to hold over Trump’s head and could extract repayment in various ways such as Trump demanding Putin be let back in the G7 or Trump attacking NATO or Trump destroying our national security and democracy to weaken our influence in the world. All while Putin works to increase Russia’s own influence and power.

Later on in the program, O’Donnell spoke with political analyst John Heilemann, who predicted that this bombshell could be the solid case Democrats need to start impeachment proceedings, especially since Special Counsel Robert Mueller never had access to these documents.

“Now if we have the skeleton key, it picks a lot of locks and answers a lot of questions and also puts Trump in a very difficult place politically, partly because we’re barrelling towards a re-election campaign and we’re also on the clock for the impeachment hearings. We also know it’s almost Labor Day. We know decisions have to get made,” he said. “And in this narrative, this moment, if the skeleton key suddenly were to emerge, it would, I think, make impeachment proceedings absolutely inevitable starting this fall.”

It’s no wonder why Trump desperately wanted to keep his tax returns and financial information a secret.

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