2018, Politics  -   12 Comments
Ratings: 4.15/10 from 68 users.

For the past few years, the world has been asked to reckon with an uncomfortable possibility. Did Russia interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and to what extent did President Trump willfully collude in these efforts? These accusations plagued the American president even before he took his place in the White House. Following the release of special prosecutor Robert Muellerќs lengthy investigative report, they show no signs of waning. A three-part documentary expose from ABC News Australia, Trump/Russia recaps the suspicions that continue to fester around the relationship between Russian President Vladmir Putin and Trump.

In the first segment titled Follow the Money, the filmmakers set the stage for Russian meddling and the means by which it could be accomplished. In 2014, a group of Russian spies integrated into the American landscape, and gathered intelligence that would prove invaluable in exploiting their weaknesses and manipulating their democratic institutions. These covert efforts would come into play most forcefully in the lead up to the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. This section of the film dissects Trump's past attempts to do business in Russia, and the qualities that made him appealing as a potential Russian stooge.

The second segment - Secrets, Spies and Useful Idiots – examines the sophistication of Russian spy craft, and how it was employed to impact the race for the presidency. "What Putin is doing is waging warfare against the United States," claims former US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. From hacking to targeted online ads to possible espionage involving key figures in Trump's campaign, the film portrays how these warfare tactics were devised, enacted and received.

The final segment titled Moscow Rules is a potent portrait of Putin's iron will, his mystique within his own homeland and around the world, and his efforts to secure greater power and influence for years to come. This segment also introduces many figures who have become 24-hour news fodder, including political consultants Paul Manafort and Roger Stone.

Depending upon each viewer's particular political persuasion, Trump/Russia could provoke anger or affirmation. The film does an honorable job at detailing what may be a complicated political conspiracy the likes of which we have never before witnessed.

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12 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Jon Jonzz

    A Democratic Hoax by the Democrats to BS the American People. Abject Failure by a Party that's sinking deeper into irrelevance

    1. Joseph Anthony

      You got mixed up there. You are obviously talking about the GOP. Your description fits the GOP perfectly.

  2. Tom

    Trump is such a con artist. Roll on impeachment!

  3. Guda

    Making fake news while it is in trend. After the Mueller report, now all these intellectuals are chilling in their beaches off the money they make of this nonsense fake news

  4. User 1

    I can't believe anyone is behind this a-hole. I wish they'd setup that scenario where he can "shoot anyone on Fifth Avenue and not lose support". I'm betting he wouldn't lose more than 1% of his 40%.

    1. Jon Jonzz

      Educate yourself to the facts, just a little, before making empty comments

  5. Alan

    Thanks Gram.

    This is a leftie fake news rant from a LFN organization(s) ABC etc.

    1. parsons

      leftie..? life must be so simple for you with your boiled-down dualistic polarized mantra. it only shows you are willingly engaged in the distraction of mind control.

      hint: there is no 'left' or 'right', there is only 'politics'. whatever color tie they wear, they all look after big business and their own bank balances. shaft the voting public, they pay for everything.

      ..unless you cant / refuse to see it then theyre either left or right - simple(ton)

  6. Gram

    Pantomime? There is a force of evil trying to snuff the life out of every sentient being! And the environment supporting life. Trump is trying to expose the deep state and remove their tentacles from every aspect of life-as-we-know-it, here in America and worldwide. Disempowering the deep state is our only hope -- before they indoctrinate more people via mind-control programs and ideas like the new green deal, geoengineered food, fluoridated water, mandatory vaccines for all etc.

  7. Nancy

    Wow, what a dog and pony show. Don't anybody look at what happened in 2016 to Bernie by the DNC and his own party. Quick point the finger at Russia so nobody notices. And don't you dare look back thru the past and point to how many times the US has interfered in some other country's elections or established governments for its own gain.
    Ya wanna know why Iran hates us?? Do a little research and find out what we did to their democratically elected president. Ya don't have to look too far. Wikipedia 1953 Iranian coup d'etat. And while your at it look up Smedley Butler. Oh, the hypocrisy!
    Just move along folks, nothing to see here, move along.....except, oh no, the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming!! hahahahahahaha

  8. Maz

    Don’t believe it all....

  9. norbert chalfont

    who cares?
    its all just a pantomime...