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Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

“Donald Trump, the First Russian-Backed United States President” by Shakaboona.

There is a wise saying among the African-American community that what does not come out in the wash will surely come out in the rinse. This proverb about truth wrapped in a washing clothes metaphor informs us that, at some point in time, no matter how much you attempt to hide it, the truth hidden in darkness will eventually come out in the light.

Months before and after the 2016 presidential election in November, Donald Trump and his campaign staffers vehemently denied accusations that they were in a secret Alliance with Russia to receive technological support through hacked Democratic National Committee computers to influence the U.S. presidential elections in an attempt to make Donald Trump the first Russian-backed president to occupy the White House.

The Trump team issued at least 21 denials of contacts with Russia from July 2016 to February 2017, yet that did not prevent Trump’s spokeswoman Hope Hicks from stating in November the campaign had no contact with Russian officials. Clearly, that was a bald-faced lie. Since then, Trump’s campaign contacts with Russian government officials and Russia’s interference in the United States presidential elections have been at the center of investigations by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies because United States intelligence services concluded the Russian government influenced the presidential elections by hacking the DNC’s computer—and an intrusion U.S. investigators said was orchestrated by Russian intelligence services.

The first bit of truth emerged from the darkness into the light in February 2017 when retired general Michael Flynn resigned as Trump’s national security advisor after it was discovered he failed to provide complete information to Trump’s administration officials about his contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016. At that time, Flynn said he didn’t talk with the ambassador about sanctions, but it was revealed later that he had. He lied.

Then, like a domino effect, more truths that several other Trump campaign officials who spoke with the Russian ambassador came forth such as Jared Kushner, Jeff Sessions, J.D. Gordon, Carter Page, and Joseph Smith. The Trump administration can continue try hiding the truth by lying about their unholy alliance with Russia to influence the U.S. presidential elections in Trump’s favor. However, the truth always comes out to the light. As they say, what does not come out in the wash will surely come out in the rinse.

From the belly of the beast at Prison Radio, I am Shakaboona. Thank you for listening.

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