The Russia Collusion Delusion Nothing. Nada. Nichivo. By Michael R Caputo

I'm absolutely certain there's no Trump-Putin connection. Nothing. Nada. Nichivo. I worked in Trump Tower during the campaign. There, I probably had the strongest ties to Russia; I've made the former Soviet Union my business for almost 25 years. I know most of the players cast in the Democrats' Collusion Delusion - some, like Roger Stone and Paul Manafort, I've known for more than 30 years.
But still, I'd have to be pretty naive to construct my certainty from that alone: I wasn't in the dominant leadership group of the campaign and plenty went on which I didn't see. What confirms my certainty is my unshakable knowledge that President Donald Trump would not betray the United States of America.
I served my country in several capacities - in the military, in Congress, on assignment in Moscow. I believe I know love-of-country when I see it. Several years ago, I had the honor of sitting with Donald Trump the businessman for one-on-one conversations about America. We talked about the Founders, the Constitution, the Second Amendment, our military, veterans, the future. He spoke often of his deep appreciation for the gifts his parents and his nation gave as he built a successful and blessed life for his family. And he talked earnestly of his deep and abiding love for our nation.
I simply cannot believe Donald Trump would ever betray his country, nor tolerate any betrayal in his ranks. (I feel the same about Manafort and Stone.)
In the end, it's not just my firsthand knowledge of Russia that informs my belief there is no Trump-Putin connection. It's not just my firsthand knowledge of the campaign, either - it's my lucky firsthand knowledge of the President. Today, I feel blessed that I asked important questions when I had the chance, long before he ran for President.
This is my unvarnished perspective. I possess unique primary knowledge of facts from several angles. To me, it's not an opinion, it is a fact: Donald Trump simply would not do this. I have liberal friends who viscerally disagree, but I've never before been so certain of something so important.
This will all be cleared up in the months ahead. People who know the drill tell me the FBI could be just a few months away from wrapping up. I think they'll come back with proof the wild accusations of the Collusion Delusion are groundless. I trust the House and Senate investigations to continue to pursue regular order and achieve the same result. I'm also satisfied with the choice of Robert Mueller as special prosecutor, and I am happy to hear he intends to move robustly.
Hopefully, next year, this whole political attack - a coordinated, silent coup - will be over and the President can get things done.
But what of the people who called me and my friends traitors? What happens to them? If you accuse someone of treason, you damn sure better be right. When the music and this merry-go-round stops, what happens to the Clinton and Obama allies who sold America this Big Lie? And who gives us our reputations back?

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