The Complete Mueller Report Must Be Made Public to Avoid Russian Blackmail

The Complete Mueller Report Must Be Made Public to Avoid Russian Blackmail

In considering how much of the report to release, or just summarize, people have not been considering Russia’s knowledge and threats of blackmail.  Those of you who think that Russia will not hack the complete Report, please shake your iPhones, or tap whatever computer you are reading this on.  Just as I thought, no response of denial.  If only the Russians, and maybe North Korea, and Iran have the complete report, the President, and many of his key Cabinet and security officials, could be under threat of blackmail by these countries.  People with hidden histories are considered targets of blackmail, and do not get complete security  clearances, even if they work in the White House.  The Trump Administration has been grossly negligent, in previously having more than 100 in the White House without full security clearances.

Even if you wish to pretend that the Russians haven’t hacked the Report, consider that the Russians were on the other side of the more than 100 contacts between Trumpians and Russians.  We can be sure that those have been fully reported to the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, or SVR, and their contacts have been fully debriefed.

Putin has Trump’s iPhone number, and there are even in-person secret talks between them whenever they are at the same conference.

Clearly, what has to be kept redacted because of pending court cases, or privacy rights of those not charged, or that related to our own security investigations of Russians, will remain so.  There will probably be a fight over what is covered by Executive Privelege.

But the only way to trust that the President or his Administration is or will not be compromised is to make the full redacted Report public.

Even if part of the Report is secretly exposed to the Congress, or even just the Security Committees, since Trump will know the full report, he will probably break the secrecy on certain areas by tweeting his denials.  Boy, will that be amazing.  Actually, we’ve been in that situation for three years now.  Please recall Trump’s TV request:  “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing”, and “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press”, meaning to make the emails public.  Russia started to hack Clinton’s server that evening.  Republicans had been trying to convince us that those messages to the Secretary of State were classified.  Wasn’t Trump’s public request for Russia to hack the server enough evidence of collusion?  Do we really need a lengthy Mueller report? 

By the way, if you think that Putin does not have complete recordings of his and Trump’s top secret individual talks, please text 007.  Again, no response received.  Again, more blackmail potential.  Trump also has had a private person-to-person talk with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un of North Korea.  Remember when North Korea hacked the Sony internal movie site to prevent the release of a film making supreme fun of the Supreme Leader?

This could turn out to be yet another case where reports are kept secret from the American public, but our enemies know all about them.

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.
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