Much of this has been all-too-predictable. But not all.
The fact that a Moby fan, addicted to heroin, son of a Deutsche Banker who committed suicide, might play a pivotal role in bringing down Trump and perhaps Putin? I admit, I didn’t see that coming.
I figured more of a Green Day type. From Charlie Pierce over at Esquire, hit me one time:
The saga involves the tragic suicide of a DB official who thought he hadn’t done enough to investigate trickeration and deceit inside the bank; his son, a musician, who came into possession of a massive trove of internal communications, and who decided that sharing is caring, and who apparently has been battling an opioid jones for most of his adult life; North Korean hackers, and the massive hack of the Sony Corporation; and a cameo appearance by Moby, who connected the whistleblower with Rep. Adam Schiff and the House Intelligence Committee.
Sure, of course. Happens all the time.
What is clear is that if the world ever wants to know the truth about Trump, someone is going to have to autopsy Deutsche Bank. Key word being “autopsy,” because that entity deserves to be deader than the chicken nuggets in your happy meal. From the New York Times:
“Clearly, things went on in Deutsche Bank which weren’t kosher,” added the second agent. “What we’re up against is, all those bad acts are being pushed down on the little people on the bottom.”
“The low-hanging fruit,” said the first agent. “And the larger bank in its entirety is claiming ignorance and that it’s one bad player,” said his partner. “But we know what we’ve seen. It’s a culture of just — ”
Mr. Simpson asked Mr. Broeksmit to travel with him to Washington and meet some of his contacts. Mr. Broeksmit shared some of his files with a Senate investigator and — after snorting some heroin — a former prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney’s office. The documents found their way to a team of anti-money-laundering agents at the New York Fed. Coincidence or not, a few months later, the Fed fined Deutsche Bank $41 million for violations inside the American unit that Bill Broeksmit had overseen. (A Fed spokesman declined to comment.)
What does all this mean?
It means that the answer to everything Trump-Russia-Saudi goes through the servers at Deutsche Bank. Someone likely committed suicide over it. I am sure there are some in Russia quite willing to murder, if necessary to keep it out of our hands.
God help us.