Skagway Baseball Alaska Baseball Skagway Hat Cap Snapback Vintage e4330e

Skagway Baseball Alaska Baseball Skagway Hat Cap Snapback Vintage e4330e
Foreign Policy Magazine
New Era League Essential 9Forty Cap ~ New York YankeesBailey Of Hollywood Fairfax Grazed Braid Tribly Hat Brown Black Size Large,NEW STACY ADAMS 100% wool FEDORA HAT color khaki SIZE medium,UNDEFEATED NEW ERA 59FITFY 7 1/4 FITTED HAT GREY/PINK/TEAL,Core Baseball Caps Cotton Mens Logo Contrast Adjustable Band Back Nylon Mesh New,Cleveland Cavaliers Orange / Metallic Silver LeBron XII 6 Meridians New Era Hat,Vintage Coca-Cola Trucker Hats Speedway Snapback,Florida Gators Mens Steam One Hat One Size Charcoal heather grey,NWOT Peachtree Maintenance Mania Buckle Strapback Hat Port Authority Black Cap,Vintage 60s 70s Safety Orange Hunter's Cap United Hatters Union Made,A Bathing Ape BAPESTA Trucker Hat - EARLY 2000'S - BAPE RARE - 100% Authentic,Under Armour SC Snapback NEW Purple Blue Baseball Hat Cap Steph Curry NBA,Vintage Hostess Patch Hat Truckers Unique Mesh Snapback Hat Rare Cap Otto Cap,CAESARS PALACE LAS VEGAS NEVADA HAT SINCE 1966,Chicago Cubs New Era 39Thirty 2016 World Series Flex Fit Cap Hat Medium-Large,TACTICAL US SWAT MILITARY BLACK CAP POLICE BASEBALL GOLF HAT,Hat Cap Marvel Comics Avengers Infinity War Black Officially Licensed CC,Dri Duck Wildlife Series Adjustable Baseball Cap Hat Cotton,LOT of 3 vintage AMERICAN EXPRESS hats,Vintage 2006 Outback Bowl One Size Adjustable Baseball Ball Cap Hat NWOT,Datsun Car Sport Trucker Hat Baseball Cap Autumn Summer Outdoor Softball Sun,4th Infantry Insignia Hat / U.S. Army Black 3D Baseball Cap,CHEVY Trucks Racing 1990's Camoflauge Racing Snapback Hat Adjustable NWT's WOW,Simply Basic Women's 100% Cotton Flannel Pajamas 2 Piece Set SZ 1XL ~ NWOT,NWOT VTG New Era Cooperstown Toronto Blue Jays Baseball hat cap 7 1/2 Wool Blend,BRAND NEW ''TRUE RELIGION'DAD HAT GRAY 100% AUTHENTICGray United States Marines USMC OFFICIALLY LICENSED Baseball Cap Hat,Vintage Sylvania GTE Bloomsburg Electrical Supply One Size Snap Back Trucker Hat,Lebron James LAbron Los Angeles Lakers 23 King Embroidered Hat Strap Back Cap,D'Arcy Automobiles Joliet Fraternal Order of Police Baseball Hat Cap Adjustable,NEW Nike Air Jordan x Roger Federer Hat 725569-100 2014 US Open Ltd Edition Cap,Quiksilver Outsider Lifeguard Hat Straw Brown/Blue Size: Small/Medium,Ariat Multi-Color Polyester Mens Retro Stripes Baseball Cap OS,Mens Off White 'Royal StetsonCowboy Hat 8.25 x 6.5 inside measure,Crooks & Castles Cocaine & Caviar Beanie Black white,

Los Angeles County FIRE Department Beige Hat Cap~One Size Fits all~,

Skagway Baseball Alaska Baseball Skagway Hat Cap Snapback Vintage e4330e

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."

47 BRAND TEAM NBA ORLANDO MAGIC MARZ MENS SPORT SNAPBACK HAT 7434302617612,

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.

military style booniehat boonie jungle sun hat adjustable multicam rothco 52552,

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 description of any imperfections.
Seller Notes: The hat is pre-owned and from a smoke free home.Please view all photos for overall condition.Average wear from use and age.Snaps work good.Any questions please let me know thank you for looking.
Size: Adjustable Color:

Blue

Country/Region of Manufacture: Philippines Adjustment Type: Snapback
Style: Baseball Cap Brand:

Headliners

UPC:

Does not apply

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
Ship Sticks UPS Black Strap Back Hattrucker hat Baseball Hat MARK MCGWIRE ROGER MARIS 61 HOME RUNS RECORD SnapBack,Gorgeous Ladies Kookai Silk Beaded Storm Grey Camisole Top - Size 38,Weldon Embroidered Khaki Offwhite Baseball Hat Cap with Snapback Strap Adjust,SKULL 2ND AMENDMENT BULLET HOLE GUN GUNS BASEBALL CAP CAMOUFLAGE,The Hundreds Mens Hat  Stone Wash Jean Suede Logo Patch One Size Fits All,Vintage Nike Mesh Hat Logo 90s Gray Tag Adult one size,new RUN DMC logo hat by New Era,NWT NIKE GOLF Air Jordan H86 BASEBALL CAP Jumpman WHITE HAT 6-Panel 847143 Adult,Balfour Beatty Rail Inc MOSSY OAK CAMO Zero Harm by 2012 ADVERTISING HAT CAP,Ladies Trousers - Kookai size 12/black pinstripe work office smart 0553,NEW DC Shoes Starter Velton Snapback Hat Starter Cap Flat Brim,Rare Vintage FRESH CAPS Florida Gators NCAA Football Snapback Hat Cap 90s Tebow,STETSON BLACK twill Ivy gatsby Cabbie Cap Hat New Medium,St Louis Rams Baseball Hat Cap Reebok NFL Football Saint Adjustable,Mens Scala Low Crown Wool Felt Bowler WF507,STETSON wool BLEND DRIVING GOLF Cabbie Cap Hat New large CHARCOAL BLACK,Break-Up Mesh Cotton Aussie Hat In Camouflage - Medium,Dickies Hats Men's Fitted Balaclava Polar Fleece Ski Face Mask Beani Black Gray,Zebra Head Snapback Hat - Washed Blue Denim,NWT Men's Valentino Rossi VR/46 Black Monster Energy Flat CapVintage Honda Indy Car Racing Embroidered Snapback Hat Baseball Cap Adjustable,Embroidered Baseball Cap Military Army Airborne Ranger NEW 1 hat size fits all,University of Texas Longhorns White snap-back Cap Hat,VTG Vanderbilt 1993 Basketball champion hat cap,Mens Nike True Snapback Hat Navy Blue White 584169-451 Adjustable Swoosh Futura,vintage london fog snap front cap hat 7 1/8,Vintage Boston Celtics Sports Specialties Script SnapBack Deadstock,Stetson Cowboy Hat 6X Beaver Fur Mistgrey31/2 Rancher W/FreeHat Brush+NoTaxSell,Black/Gray Real Rabbit Fur Russian Aviator Hat Ski caps Trapper Hat w Ear Flap,
oZtrALa Hat BUFFALO Leather Cowboy Black Mens Womens Kids AUSTRALIAN Outback,

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
  • Unisex Mens Gloss Bakerboy Flat Cap Newsboy Cabbie Gatsby Driver Hats Gray
  • MENS QUIKSILVER HAT SNAPBACK ADJUSTABLE CAP ONE SIZE
  • Indiana Jones Deluxe Fedora Hat Brown by Dorfman Pacific
  • Crooks & Castles Cocaine & Caviar Beanie Black white
  • Bailey Chaplin Straw Derby Natural Small
  • Blue United States US Navy USN Logo Military Vintage Polo Baseball Ball Cap Hat
  • Vintage Nike swoosh check hat Cap white Tag Spellout 90s
  • Winter Warm Skull Cap Outdoor Windproof Fleece Earflap Hat with Visor Black
  • Valu-Bilt Tractor Parts 2nd Annual Ride Across Iowa Baseball Hat Blaze Orange