What Don’t We Know?

Think about everything we know about Trump.

Think about the affairs with the porn-stars and playboy models. Think about the consistent and constant cheating he’s done on all of his wives. Think about the crude things he discussed with Howard Stern, including about his own daughter. Think about the disgusting comments from the Access Hollywood recordings about sexually assaulting women, including permission-less p**** grabbing. Think about the large number of women who have accused him of such assaults. Think about the now-known hush money payments he has made to women. Think about the lies that he tells every day about nearly everything. Little lies. Big lies. Silly lies. Lies about lies. Think about the ever-changing stories that develop as his lies are exposed. Think about all of the “best people” that he hires and surrounds himself with who turn out to be not so best after all, a growing number of whom are now heading to prison. Think about all of the “students” of Trump University that he was forced to settle with in a lawsuit accusing him of fraud. Think about all of the bankruptcies and all of the “little guys” that were stiffed while he walked away to his next venture.

Ok, do you have all of that in your mind?

Sorry about that. I feel bad for encouraging you to think about it. But there is a point to this, I promise.

These are all things that we know as indisputable facts about Donald Trump. And, frankly, even that is only a sampling of what we know.

The other thing we know as fact is that Donald Trump goes to extreme measures to hide all of the despicable things that he does in his life. Hush money payments, non-disclosure agreements, threats of lawsuit intimidation, publicly harassing people into submission.

We now know for a fact that Trump has paid very large sums of money to multiple people in order to keep them quiet.

We now know that Trump requires all of his employees to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDA’s) to prevent them from saying anything disparaging about Trump, anyone in his family, or the Trump Organization, with penalties of extremely large amounts of money if they do.

We have seen his threats of lawsuits against various people time and time again.

And we’re treated to his public bullying/harassment on twitter and other media on a daily basis.

All of this is aimed at keeping people quiet.

Yet, in spite of all of those efforts, we still know as established fact all of those things I had you think about in the first paragraph.

Based on that, I have two questions:

  1. How in the hell did a man like that become President of the United States? We, on the right, should be ashamed, and there are way too few of us that are.

  2. What don’t we know?

I’ll leave that first question out there for you to ponder individually. But I want to focus in a bit on the second question.

Think about it for a minute. What don’t we know?

How many more affairs were there that have not yet been exposed?

Due to the consistent affairs throughout his entire life, why would we assume that he’s not involved in one right now?

How many other hush money payments has he made to women who have not come forward?

Even though many women have accused him of sexual assault, how many others has he paid off?

Who else has he paid hush money to for them to keep quiet and for what other types of information?

What else has he lied about that just hasn’t been exposed yet?

Logic would tell us that with all of the effort and money he spends to keep people quiet, the facts that we know as I described in the first paragraph are most likely only the tip of the iceberg…only the ones that have managed to slip out of his control, which is bound to happen when there is so much out there.

Heck, we just learned of another one from an exclusive at CNN today!

A former Trump World Tower doorman who says he has knowledge of an alleged affair President Donald Trump had with an ex-housekeeper, which resulted in a child, is now able to talk about a contract he entered with American Media Inc. that had prohibited him from discussing the matter with anyone, according to his attorney. 


In fact, we now learn that the National Enquirer kept many such stories that are damaging to Trump in a safe. The National Enquirer has been used by Trump for years to facilitate purchasing the rights to such damaging stories and then burying them (in a safe) in order to protect Trump. These are know as “catch-and-kill” deals.

The National Enquirer kept a safe of documents related to hush-money payments and other potentially damaging stories about then-candidate Donald Trump, according to a report.

The Associated Press, citing people familiar with the Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc., reported Thursday that the safe was “a great source of power” for publisher David Pecker — who, in addition to so-called catch-and-kill deals with Trump, would also obtain exclusive rights to embarrassing stories about other people, including celebrities.

Pecker would buy the rights to the stories with no intention to publish, but instead use them to get in the subject’s good graces and acquire favors, according to the AP.

 “It’s ‘I did this for you,’ now what can you do for me,” Jerry George, a former Enquirer reporter told the AP. “They always got something in return.”


Knowing all of that, why would people so quickly and offhandedly dismiss the notion that Trump would have had a prostitute in Russia pee on a bed that Obama once slept in? I’m not saying that I know for a fact he did, but I am saying that it would fit right in with all of the facts that we do know. I would go out on a limb and suggest that in knowing all we do know, it’s probably more likely true, than not. It certainly is not a ludicrous accusation, in any case. I mean, if someone said that about Mitt Romney, or John McCain, or George Bush, or Ronald Reagan, I’d tend to disregard it as probable nonsense. But Trump? Why would anyone give him the benefit of the doubt on something like that? That’s what I really don’t understand about his defenders.

And what about the Trump Tower meeting to obtain dirt on Hillary? They have lied about that whole thing from the beginning. First, if it was no big deal, why did they lie? But also, for the fact that we know they all lied about nearly every aspect of it, why do people simply take them at their word that the only thing they ended up discussing was Russian adoptions? “Oh, well, even though you lied about the whole thing, if you say that you obtained no dirt and only talked about needy Russian children, OK then…that’s that then. Nothing to see here.”


Because we know all of this about Trump’s proclivities to cover-up bad deeds, to lie, and to silence those who can expose him…because we know that he has participated in consistent and constant sleazy activities…because we know he is willing to and has participated in buying influence…because we know his ethics and and virtues are sorely lacking…how does anyone find it so unbelievable that the Russians just might have a ton of kompromat information on him?

In Russian politics, kompromat, short for “compromising material”, is damaging information about a politician or other public figure used to create negative publicity, for blackmail, or for ensuring loyalty.


Doesn’t that definition describe what the safe in the hands of the National Enquirer is, even though that information was gathered at the behest of Trump himself? It could still be held over his head in order to garner special favors, could it not? This is why the immunity deal with the National Enquirer’s David Pecker is so important.

Is it just pure coincidence that he surrounded himself in his campaign with so many questionable people with ties to Russia? Is it just coincidence that he bends over backwards (and maybe frontwards, as we don’t know what happened in the secret meeting) for Putin?

None of this fits any logical sense. And that’s probably what baffles me the most. I’ve always considered myself a very logic-based person (which is why I’ve never bought into the liberal progressive/socialist ideology). But the constant defending of Trump in such illogical ways is most frustrating and extremely baffling.

What don’t we know?

Think about it.

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