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  • Donald Trump’s ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin are slowly closing in on his administration. How deep does it go? (Photos: Getty)

    President Trump is only a month into his administration and the ship of state is already sinking, not just because its captain is steering it right into an iceberg that everyone, but him, plainly sees. He has a bigger problem on his hands, the storm growing over his Russia scandal.

    As much as the president refuses to see, or acknowledge it, the scandal is being fueled by leaks on all sides that are doing more damage than the approaching iceberg.

    In one of the latest developments, CNN is reporting that the FBI has refused an administration request to shoot down reports in The Washington Post and The New York Times (you know, the fake media) that his campaign staff had on-going contact with Russian officials before and after the election.

    The FBI created President Trump when it torpedoed rival Hillary Clinton’s campaign with that email letter to Congress 11 days before the election.

    Of course, Trump and Congressional Republicans had no problem immediately leaking the now widely discredited letter to do maximum damage to Clinton’s campaign.

    Now it seems odd, not to mention hypocritical, to hear them whine about leaks from their own government.

    For its part, the agency now appears to be trying to drive a stake into their Frankenstein monster.

    That fact that the administration reached out to the FBI and other agencies investigating Russia is a sign of desperation.

    The action violates U.S. Justice Department protocol. Restrictions have been in place for more than a decade barring communications between the White House and the FBI on pending investigations.

    Ultimately, the White House was forced to issue a denial on its own. Chief of Staff Reince Priebus called the reports “total garbage.” But that went over like a lead balloon.

    Trump has no one but himself to blame because his administration has no credibility.

    He’s been caught lying about winning by the election by largest margin in history, lying about his inaugural crowds, lying about his popularity, lying that his policies are widely supported and lying that no one cares about his income tax returns.

    He’s also lied that his business interests are immaterial, that his blind trusts are legit, that his family’s involvement in government business is ethical and that his executive orders are perfectly legal.

    How ironic that a whistle-blowing patriot like Edward Snowden languishes in Moscow while our president, a potentially compromised Russian asset, digs himself deeper and deeper with a mountain of lies.

    All these attempts at misdirection are because a host of newly surfaced reports are getting closer and closer to uncovering what seems to be a brilliantly executed Russian plot to blackmail the president into becoming Vladimir Putin’s bitch.

    Already, U.S. intelligence agencies have confirmed parts of a retired British intelligence agent’s dossier on Trump’s Russia connection.

    Among other things, the 35-page report detailed actual collusion between Russian agents and Trump operatives to leak emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign manager John Podesta.

    It still remains to be seen whether tapes actually exist from Trump’s stay in the Moscow Ritz Carlton. The tapes supposedly show Trump watching Russian prostitutes urinating on the bed the Obama’s slept in during a separate visit

    Trump has vehemently denied their existence, as well as ever being in the hotel. Yet, he was undeniably in Moscow in 2013 when the alleged incident took place. He was all over Russian television hosting the Miss Universe pageant.

    Trump hasn’t helped his case by inexplicably cozying up to one of America’s greatest antagonists and refusing to denounce Putin, even after the election.

    It seems way too bizarre, even for Trump, unless…. unless the Russians have something on him.

    To make matters worse, evidence has also surfaced that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen attempted to broker a deal for peace in Ukraine that would have solidified Putin’s illegal annexation of Crimea.

    In exchange, the duo promised Trump would lift sanctions against Russia imposed by President Obama over its Ukrainian incursion.

    Despite their strong denials, a Ukrainian official has since come forward to confirmed the reports. Talk about quid pro quo.

    In a CNN interview, Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii Artemenko said he discussed his left-field proposal for Ukraine in January with Cohen, who offered to deliver the plan to the Trump administration and run it by then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

    The White House has flatly denied any knowledge of the proposal, according to CNN.

    So, if you’re the Russians, your plan is working masterfully. Nostrovia!

    Meanwhile, Trump’s effort to play down his Russia ties are getting thinner and thinner, especially after his National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, was caught lying about it to the feds.

    Even Republican senators now demanding an investigation while Democrats in Congress are exploring his potential impeachment. It seems the walls are definitely starting to close in around the Orange One.

    Democratic Coalition founder Scott Dworkin recently wrote a report claiming Trump has sent ex-wife Ivana to Prague to negotiate a deal with The Kremlin to turn over the tapes.

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    If this is true, it would explain why she was at his inauguration after telling everyone how much she hated the man. Was it as simple as buying her off, like everyone else?

    Or could it simply be a mother’s instinct to protect her children from epic scandal, the likes of which they would never recover.

    So many questions remain and, sadly for the Trump administration, become more unavoidable with each passing day.

    What if there is a video tape? What if Hustler Publisher Larry Flynt succeeds in bribing a Russian official to turn over the videos?

    You’d be looking at the biggest scandal, not just in politics, but in American history. Bigger than anything even Hollywood can dream up. Huuge!

    Now here’s the scary part. Will Trump go quietly, or are we looking at a modern day “Pelican Brief.”

    Will the Trump White House stop at nothing to cover up its illegal actions including starting a war?

    It’s hard to believe a guy like Trump, who has no regard for the truth, wouldn’t stoop as low as his pal Putin, a proven murderer, to cling to power.

    But one thing is certain, a cancer is growing on Trump’s presidency, just as John Dean warned President Nixon during the height of the Watergate scandal in the 1970s.

    Listen below. Haunting…