A Poissible Outcome

Whatever hold Putin has over Trump, the Donald is sorely mistaken that, by doing Putin’s bidding, it will not come out. As soon as Putin has wrung everything he can out of Trump, there’s little doubt in my mind that Putin will release it, if only to poke his finger in the eye of the United States.

Author: Mike Maltz

Michael D. Maltz is Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice and of Information and Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently an adjunct professor of sociology at the Ohio State University His formal training is in electrical engineering (BEE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1959; MS & PhD Stanford University, 1961, 1963), and he spent seven years in that field. He then joined the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (now National Institute of Justice), where he became a criminologist of sorts. After three years with NIJ, he spent thirty years at the University of Illinois at Chicago, during which time he was a part-time Visiting Fellow at the US Bureau of Justice Statistics. Maltz is the author of Recidivism, coauthor of Mapping Crime in Its Community Setting, and coeditor of Envisioning Criminology.

3 thoughts on “A Poissible Outcome”

  1. This is an excellent point. It might work on some people around him who know the truth as well, that there's no escape from tragedy except to confront it rather than wait until it just gets worse.

    Trump probably is in denial, this might force him to be less so. He might, still, count on dying before it comes out, but that hardly counts as winning and the people around him who know the truth will still be exposed.

    So is the headline meaningful or just a typo?

    1. I read the headline as a pun on the French poisson, 'fish.'

      At what point, though, will Putin have gotten everything he wanted out of Trump? Even if he were to be forced from office in disgrace, Trump would still be able to mobilize some portion of the American populace to create turmoil.

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