Jared Kushner visited with the Saudi's and the UAE just before they blockaded Qatar; within a few months an investment fund heavily financed by Qatar gave Kushner the billion dollars he desperately needed to save his failing real estate empire, and the blockade ended.
Trump also helped prevent efforts to hold Saudi dictator MBS responsible for his murdering Jamal Khashoggi, and stabbed the Syrian Kurds in the back when Turkey's president told him to. Trump, of course, makes millions from his properties in Turkey.
Now, Trump is about to leave office with debts exceeding $1 billion, over $400 million of them personally guaranteed. So, what does he have or know that a foreign government might be willing to pay him $1 billion for?
Over at The New York Times, reporters Sanger and Schmidt note, about Trump's Pentagon shake-up: "The hires come as Mr. Trump and some of his aides have been pressing to declassify documents that would describe sources of information inside the Kremlin."
"American spies embedded inside the Kremlin" would be the way "sources of information" are normally described. Is Donald Trump preparing to sell out our intelligence officers and assets in exchange for liquidating his debt?