Ted Vaill: You do what I want or I will disclose to the world how we did it, and your very active role in what we did. You hear me?
Ted Vaill: The answer for progressives is not to give more money to the Democratic politicians who are using these events to ask for more right now, but to tell them to put their balls (or guts) where their mouths are.
Ted Vaill: Miller, who looks like a 50-year-old man trapped in a 31-year-old body, is a severely balding, hooded-lidded, gangly man who reminded me of Adolf Hitler’s young hitman, Martin Bormann.
Ted Vaill: Many legal scholars argue that a sitting U.S. President cannot be indicted for crimes committed before or during office; the remedy is impeachment for “Treason, Bribery and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors”.
Ted Vaill: I pleaded sickness, and stayed in the hotel and stole out to meet him, unfollowed by the KGB. I was more interested in finding out the views of young Russians like Leonid than I was touring the museums of Leningrad.
Ted Vaill: Is this Trumputin’s Sudetenland, his effort to challenge the world order by concocting a rationale to give the rest of the world a big F*** You?
Ted Vaill: Clearly, Trumputin’s attempts to pardon himself and everyone else around him would be a gross perversion of the President’s power to pardon, and the federal courts, and ultimately the U.S. Supreme Court, would take a careful look at the President’s actions.
Ted Vaill: FBI agents and attorneys looking over the documents collected as a result of the search warrants may very well come across privileged documents from or to Cohen totally unrelated to any potentially criminal contact by Cohen, Trumputin, or both.
For the first time in my seven decades of life, I fear that our democracy may be endangered, by a traitor President and a cowardly Republican majority in Congress, who may also be aiding and abetting this treason.
Ted Vaill: He claims to be a Republican, after many years of sucking up to New York Democrats and donating to their campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s, but he really is a member of the Donald Trump Party, and has no core beliefs of his own – only what will benefit Donald Trump personally.
Ted Vaill: Trumputin should be quivering in his golden boots, and many of his children, in-laws, assistants and political hacks are certain to end up in the slammer.
Ted Vaill: To hear the North Korean figure skating team of Ryom Tae Ok and Kim JU Sik dance on the ice to the Beatles song “A Day in the Life” at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics reveals that North Koreans are not so different from us as some may think.
Ted Vaill: When his sources of capital dried up after his fourth bankruptcy, and the looting of the Russian treasury and government assets by Putin and his thugs was well under way, Trumputin resorted to funding his real estate ventures with dirty Russian money, as did his son-in-law Jared Kushner, separately.