Vintage Surf Rags Rags Surf Hat Neon Yellow 6a56b1

Vintage Surf Rags Rags Surf Hat Neon Yellow 6a56b1
Foreign Policy Magazine
Kookai Women's Jacket size S black girly/flowerMonster Energy Athlete Only A-Flex One Size Ball Cap Official Anheuser Busch,Natal Design Japan Hat Cap supreme bape stussy,JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1993 WOOL NEW ERA FITTED SZ 7 5/8 1990S VINTAGE HAT CAP,New Era Baltimore Orioles Snapback Hat Olive Green/Orange jordan 4 undefeated,Surfercross Trucker Baseball Hat Surfing Motocross Toyota Mesh Red 2015,New Era 9Fifty San Diego Padres Faded Front Snapback Hat Navy Men's MLB Cap,Hurley Mens Hat Icon Slash 2.0 Flat Brim Bill Snapback Grey Black One Size,VINTAGE Truckers Cap Massey Ferguson Farmer Hat New Old Stock,Navy Blue New York Mets Team NY Logo Embroidered Visor hat cap Adjustable,University of Wyoming Youth Baseball Cap - Collegiate Headwear,Los Angeles Anaheim Angels Red Baseball Cap Fitted L,Mitchell & Ness Chicago Bulls 1993 Final Patch Snapback Hat Air Jordan 6 Maroon,White SportsCenter ESPN SC Channel Logo Embroidered Baseball Hat Cap Fitted,Vintage McDonalds Crew Cap 1980’s2,Terminator Genisys Promo July 2015 Strapback Baseball Cap Hat,Polo Sport Ralph Lauren Green Blue Italia Football Club Gym Hat Cap,Leroy Hoard Matt Stover AUTOGRAPH Cleveland Browns hat RARE 90's classic,Cobra Cap Hat Camo Hunting Fishing Adult Adjustable Strapback,New Era 9Fifty New York Knicks Pinned Snapback Hat Royal Blue Men's NBA Cap,Hat Biz Mens Mex 56 USA 7 Lone Star Hat 5XXXXX Gold Tone Braided Band Cowboy,Reno Air Race National Championship 1991 Baseball Cap Hat Adjustable Vntg,DSQUARED2 CAPPELLO BERRETTO ADJUSTABLE ORIGINAL ICON BLACK EE7,Shell Cap Hat Patch Badge Petrol Gas Fuel Oil Garagenalia Shed Strapback Buckle,VTG 90s Ford Motor Company Offical Truck Patch Youngan Black Snapback Hat,NEW ERA BOSTON RED SOX 19TWENTY MLB PLAID SAMPLE BASEBALL CAPNFL Football Puma Pro Line Authentic Baseball Cap Hat New York Jets NY Green,Chicago Cubs New Era MLB Authentic Collection 59Fifty On Field Cap Fitted NWT,Hooligan's Pub Wiskey Row Prescott AZ Baseball Cap Hat ~ Hunter Green Adjustable,Vintage Panama Jack Fedora Hat Size Medium Canvas Made in USA Golf Cap Waterprof,City Hunter Black Purple Bew York Snapback Hat,9 FIFTY Men NBA Miami Heat Basketball Snapback Cap,Carhartt Men's Dunmore Mesh Back CapBlackOne Size,Genuine Merchandise Baltimore Orioles MLB cap snapback,New Era New York Yankees 59Fifty Ball Cap Brown with Pinstripes Size 7 5/8 Wool,

Sunrift Adventures Orange Black Trucker Hat Size L-XL 511 Richardson 113,

Vintage Surf Rags Rags Surf Hat Neon Yellow 6a56b1

The only remaining question is what exactly he's guilty of.

By
|
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on former national security adviser Michael Flynn's lying to the FBI prior to his Marine One departure from the South Lawn of the White House Dec. 4, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By now, any sentient being who is capable of rational thought about the U.S. president (a category that admittedly excludes his more fervent fans) must grasp the likelihood that there was a quid pro quo between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin: Russian President Vladimir Putin would help Donald Trump win the U.S. presidential election, and in return Trump would lift sanctions on Russia.

The fact that Trump hasn't made good on his end of the presumed bargain shouldn't be any surprise: A long line of business partners and wives have discovered how worthless his commitments are. In fairness, however, Trump's failure to follow through in this instance wasn't necessarily because he didn't want to; it was because the Russian meddling became public and therefore made it politically impossible for Trump to help out his Russian pal even if he had been inclined do so.

Trump's failure to deliver doesn't change the probability that this corrupt bargain existed. No other hypothesis can account for the copious links that have emerged between the Trump campaign and the Russians. As CNN notes, "At least 12 Trump associates had contacts with Russians during the campaign or transition. There were at least 19 face-to-face interactions with Russians or Kremlin-linked figures. There were at least 51 communications - meetings, phone calls, email exchanges and more."

Thin BLUE Line Skull Flag Police Law Enforcement Punisher Bucket Fisherman Hat,

If the Trumpites and the Putinites weren't communicating about how to subvert Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign, what were they talking about? Their favorite brands of vodka? And if there was an innocent explanation for all of these contacts, why is it that everyone in the Trump campaign, from the president on down, has lied and lied and lied about them? Those are the damning questions that no Trump defender can answer.

Trump personally has issued at least nine blanket denials of any connections to Russia (Trump in February: "I have nothing to do with Russia. To the best of my knowledge no person that I deal with does.") even as evidence of those connections has accumulated like debt on Trump casino projects. His associates including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Vice President Mike Pence, crown prince Jared Kushner, and first son Donald Trump Jr. have been equally vociferous - and duplicitous - in their denials.

Two Trumpites - former foreign-policy advisor George Papadopoulos and former national security advisor Michael Flynn - have now pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about their Russia ties. After Flynn entered his guilty plea last week, Trump tweeted: "It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!" So if there was nothing to hide, why did Flynn commit a felony? Is he a compulsive liar who can't stop himself from dissembling even when it would be more advantageous to tell the truth?

The Occam's razor explanation for why Flynn lied is that the truth was so terrible that it was worth risking jail time to conceal it. It seems improbable that he was lying merely to hide a violation of the Logan Act, although it is undeniable that the Trump campaign did violate this statute, which prohibits unauthorized persons from negotiating with foreign governments "in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States."

Flynn was clearly engaged in negotiations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak while Barack Obama was still president. He was urging Russia to stop the passage of a United Nations Security Council resolution censuring Israel and, more significantly, not to retaliate for the sanctions that Obama imposed to punish Russia for its interference in the U.S. presidential campaign to benefit Trump. But no one has ever been convicted of a violation of the Logan Act, and Flynn would have to be extraordinarily dense to lie to the FBI to avoid a Logan Act offense. The more likely explanation is that Flynn's contacts with Kislyak were part of a pattern of covert negotiations between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Now there's an offense that would be worth hiding from the FBI.

The question is no longer whether there was collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. Clearly there was. That became undeniable this year when we learned that Don Jr.'s reaction to an overture from a Kremlin emissary offering dirt on Clinton was "I love it." Further evidence has since emerged that both Don Jr. and the head of the campaign's data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, communicated secretly with WikiLeaks, the conduit for emails stolen by Putin's intelligence services. Trump, for his part, practically advertised the collusion during the campaign by repeatedly praising Putin and defending him from charges of hacking into Democrats' accounts even while publicly asking him to release Clinton's emails.

The question is whether Trump's collusion was limited to the public realm or was there a secret dimension to it? Was he aware of, and did he approve, the Kremlin contacts pursued by his underlings? In other words: What did the president know, and when did he know it?

There is circumstantial evidence that Trump was well aware of what his aides were up to. Flynn was no lone operator: Kushner, identified in the plea document as a "very senior member of the Presidential Transition Team," was directing his outreach. Also closely involved was Flynn's deputy, K.T. McFarland, while she was with Trump himself at Mar-a-Lago. And as soon as Putin accepted Flynn's entreaty not to retaliate for Obama's sanctions, Trump took to Twitter to praise Putin's "very smart" move. It beggars belief that Trump was unaware of the Flynn-Kislyak contacts while they were occurring in December 2016 - just as it beggars belief that he was unaware of the meeting that his entire campaign high command had in June 2016 with Kremlin emissary Natalia Veselnitskaya.

New Era 59Fifty Tijuana Xolos X Fitted Hat Black/Red Men's Mexico Soccer Cap,

The issue is what special counsel Robert Mueller will be able to prove. Given that Flynn is now a cooperating witness, who must have given up a lot of valuable information to get such a lenient plea deal, the special counsel is most likely assembling a strong case. Like any other prosecutor unraveling a complex criminal conspiracy, he is working his way up the food chain - and with the former national security advisor in his grasp, there aren't many targets left who are more senior. You're talking Pence, Sessions, Trump Jr., Kushner - and of course Trump himself.

It's possible, even probable, that, unlike Flynn, the other officials won't flip because they will be confident that Trump will pardon them. That's especially likely in the case of Trump's son and son-in-law. But this would be a corrupt use of the pardon power that could itself be an article of impeachment against the president - and likely will be if the Democrats win the House next year.

Already the evidence of Trump's obstruction of justice - the same offense that brought down Richard Nixon - is compelling, which is why a White House lawyer is advancing the novel argument that the president can't be guilty of obstruction. The president has publicly admitted that he fired FBI Director James Comey because of "this Russia thing." Following the Flynn plea deal, Trump tweeted: "I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI." If Trump knew at the time that Flynn had lied to the FBI, that strengthens the case that he was obstructing justice when he asked Comey to pledge his personal loyalty and to give Flynn a break ("I hope you can let this go").

Once White House aides figured out that Trump's tweet had increased his legal jeopardy, they trotted out one of the president's lawyers, John Dowd, to take the fall for the offending comment. Even if Dowd put the incriminating words in his client's mouth, this might well be a Freudian slip that reveals the truth that the White House is so anxious to conceal. The same might be said about a recently reported email that McFarland sent on Dec. 29, 2016: "If there is a tit-for-tat escalation Trump will have difficulty improving relations with Russia, which has just thrown U.S.A. election to him," she wrote. This may or may not have been an admission of guilt on her part (the context is ambiguous) - but it was at least an admission that this was how his election looked and for good reason. That impression has only grown stronger in the past year.

A recent Washington Post article on the Mueller team ended with a revealing vignette: "People familiar with the Mueller team said they convey a sense of calm that is unsettling. 'These guys are confident, impressive, pretty friendly - joking a little, even,' one lawyer said. When prosecutors strike that kind of tone, he said, defense lawyers tend to think: 'Uh oh, my guy is in a heap of trouble.'" Contrast the special counsel's calmness with the flop-sweat evident on Trump's Twitter account: He is desperately trying to distract attention from his own worsening legal situation by impugning "Crooked Hillary" and even the FBI. Naturally, he shows no awareness of how unseemly it is to trash a defeated political opponent or the very law enforcement officers he is sworn to lead.

The contrast is telling, and, for Trump's dwindling band of defenders, it should be deeply discomfiting: the confident prosecutors, building their case piece by piece against the panicked president lashing out at all directions because he is terrified that he will be found guilty of colluding with a hostile foreign power to undermine American democracy.

Item specifics

Condition:
Pre-owned: An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and
Color:

Yellow

Size: One Size Brand:

Surf Rags

Country/Region of Manufacture: United States Style: Baseball Cap

About the Author

Max Boot is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. His forthcoming book is "The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam." @MaxBoot

Max Boot is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. His forthcoming book is "The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam." @MaxBoot
Federal Reserve Bank Security Police Officer Navy Blue 8 Point Duty Cap - NRKIDS NEW ERA CUFF KNIT BOBBLE BEANIE HATS YANKEES RAIDERS IRON MAN YOUTH 48-55cm,Hollywood print Baseball Cap Trucker Caps Casual Denim Fashion Hat......,OUTDOOR RESEARCH Convertible Ghost Rain Hat,U.S. Navy Hat / USN Hook and Loop Flag OD Green Baseball Cap,Babolat Adult Microfibre Tennis Cap - Squash Badminton Hat NEW ALL COLOURS,Neat XL Grey Stetson Newsboy Hat Cap,Vintage Men's Wigens Rabbit Fur Newsboy Hat Cap Made in Sweeden,Harley Davidson Beanie Hat Black One Size,Ariat Distressed Brown with Barbwire Logo Cap,Sawyer Santa Cruz Land Sea Supply Mesh Foam Trucker Hat Cap Snapback Surfer New,NOS90s Vintage Fluorescent Pink Michelin Discount Tire Co. Snapback Cap Hat,NASHVILLE STAR COUNTRY MUSIC USA TV SHOW PATCH HAT CHRIS YOUNG MIRANDA LAMBERT,Nintendo Baseball Cap Bowser Rubber Patch new Official snapback,CHAPS denim baseball cap hat adjustable v,Bullhide Confident Chocolate Wool Women's Hat 0755CH,Panasonic Technics Hat Mesh Trucker Adjustable Snapback Cap Vintage 80's Blue,Vintage REMINGTON GUNS AMMUNITION AMMO KNIVES ADVERTISING STRAPBACK HAT CAP.,NEW ERA 59FIFTY FITTED MLB ATLANTA BRAVES Tan/White,NEW Men's GENUINE STETSON linen blend FEDORA Hat size L XL GREY twill,NFL Arizona Cardinals hat Embroidered Logo Baseball CapFaux Leather Newsboy Golf Unisex Gatsby Cap Cabbie Flat Hunting Driving Ivy Hat,Military US Army Star Retired White Wash Olive Drab Hat Embroidered Mens Cap,Wool Material Large Size Vintage Style Casual Flap Cap Hat for Men,MARK McNAIRY NEW AMSTERDAM CAMO Print Boonie SAFARI Hat L,Top Of The World NCAA Alabama Crimson Tide Trainer Hat Mesh Adjustable Red,DORIA BY BORSALINO MULTI OLIVE GREEN TWEED COLOR FEDORA HAT,New Era NBA New York Knicks 9fifty Snapback Hat Spider-Man Adjustable Black,True Religion Jeans Black/ Army Green Script Distressed Hat Stitch Leather Strap,Men's Cap MLB NEW YORK YANKEES 59FIFTY Astronaut Size 7.5 [M3c],
Royal Crown Embroidered White Hat/Cap,

Welcome back

Sign in to your Foreign Policy account

Need an account?

Sign up for free access to 3 articles per month and weekly email updates from expert policy analysts

Sign Up

Already have an account? Log in

Sign Up

Create a Foreign Policy account to access 3 articles per month and free newsletters developed by policy experts

Want unlimited access? Subscribe today.

Go Back
  • Vtg Joint Combined Task Force Bolivia Hat Snapback Trucker Cap Mesh 937
  • Seven MX New Era Ballistic Black Dot Snapback Cap
  • Nw Baseball Hip Hop Casual Wear Fashion Golf Cap Bboy Denim Hat Sunvisor Trucker
  • TRUE RELIGION MENS CAMO PRINT BUCKET HAT HAVIS SIZE S/M
  • St. John's University Red Storm NCAA Flat Bill Snapback Baseball Ball Hat Cap
  • NEW ERA 9FORTY MLB THE LEAGUE CHICAGO WHITE SOX TEAM CAP ORIGINAL 10047515
  • Vintage USA Team Olympics Starter Snapback NWT 90s Hip Hop Rap
  • Sports Specialties Chicago Bulls Basketball Snapback Hat Cap NBA Script
  • New Era New York Yankees 59Fifty Ball Cap Brown with Pinstripes Size 7 5/8 Wool
  • EX Hat Cap Black Adjustable Port and Company See Pics