Perhaps it would as well be a good idea to expose Putin’s financial assets and take him to court.
Putin is a professional KGB criminal. He knows how to cover up his financial tracks. A dacha here, another there, under someone else’s name. Same for bank accounts, and what banker in Russia is going to testify about his accounts and live more than a week?
No court in Russia is going to try him. No court in Europe is going to try him. No American court has any jurisdiction to try him, and do you think Obama and Holder want to go up against the KGB/FSB?
Would any newspaper print anything really damning about Putin? Their reporters would disappear like drug-dealers during a police raid, some permanently.
Who knows what they have on both of them, plus most of Congress, the whole damned DC government, others in government?
The deck is stacked in the dealer’s favor and Putin is the dealer.