The cherry-picked memo, that had all the build-up of the final episode of a season of The Bachelor, did more to incriminate The Don than anything else. Of course, to hear hysterical Hannity and company on “Sly As A Fox, We Are Not News,” you would think the evidence displayed was equivalent to the police finding an assailant standing over a dead body with a smoking gun in their hand.
Of course, The Don’s response was true to form.
This memo totally vindicates “Trump” in probe. But the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on. Their was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction (the word now used because, after one year of looking endlessly and finding NOTHING, collusion is dead). This is an American disgrace!
Once again, he did what he does best, perhaps the only thing he does well: try to turn a Nothing Burger in to a Whopper. The great carnival barker used his delusional, grandiose belief system to reinvent reality, allowing him to smell like a rose while the F.B.I. and D.O.J. smell like rotten eggs. But honestly, how rotten of a stink do you leave when you and your Republican cronies line up to devalue and undermine the integrity of the F.B.I. That’s certainly the way to Make America great Again!
The Republicans and the right wing media pushing this absurd narrative have gotten exactly what they wanted. They distracted us and sowed seeds of doubt about the investigation and got us chasing rabbits down the rabbit hole.
The incessant focus on this idiotic memo promoted by The Don’s stooge and mini-carnival barker Nunes, who, by the way, was promoting something he hadn’t read! Even Trey Gowdy, the Benghazi buster, who supposedly crafted most of the memo, with a few committee aides, stated the memo didn’t invalidate the Russia investigation. It’s like saying: Yeah, I wrote it, but it’s kind of stupid. And by the way I am also not running for re-election in November and moving to Canada. I hope the F.B.I. can’t find me.
Thank the lord that no one proof-reads anything in the White House (remember Normay, State of Union), as they would have noticed that by including information about George Papadopolous’ meeting with the Austrian Ambassador months before the F.I.S.A. warrant was sought on Carter Page, they were invalidating their thesis.
And please, suddenly everyone is so concerned with the civil liberties of Carter Page, who not too long ago prompted comments like: Carter Page, who’s that? (Do you think that really is his name? Sounds like an invented stage-name to me. Maybe that’s why The Don named him to his National Security team as it has a National security ring to it.)
The essential claim of the Republicans, that the D.O.J. didn’t inform the judge that the evidence presented was used for political opposition research, is garbage. Even if it wasn’t disclosed (now there are unconfirmed reports that the judge did know) all that matters is that the information being presented is highly credible.
But the bottom line is this: Even if the memo proved that the F.I.S.A. warrant was obtained erroneously, what does that have to do with all the other information we have on The Don, his cronies and their shenanigans?
And here I am, 500 words in to this piece, still talking about the memo. Yes, the rabbit-hole is very attractive and seductive. And now we have more intrigue with whether or not the Democrats memo will be released to counter the Republican memo.
In a way, The Don is like the Mad Hatter in Alice-in-Wonderland, orchestrating his alternative reality from inside his rabbit hole. Before he was president, he orchestrated his world of lies and bullying from Trump Towers; now he just does it from the Oval Office. From inside this hole, he believes he can alter reality and he tantalizes us to follow him and distracts us from the truth: that he and his cronies have colluded with Russia and our obstructing the truth from being revealed.
Thank the Lord, we have Robert Mueller who seems to have the discipline and certitude to not fall down rabbit holes.
We don’t need to be talking about the memo. We need to be talking about facts!
Don Jr. Paul Manafort and Jared met with a whole bunch of Russians to talk dirt on adoption, oops, I mean Hillary Clinton. It is thought The Don helped craft a letter stating the meeting was about adoption. Don Jr. declared it a Nothing Burger but then it became a Whopper when his “I love it” emails (getting dirt on Hillary) came out. Now, Mark Corallo, a legal spokesman for the Don’s campaign, who resigned soon after the “adoption” email was released, will testify that Hope Hicks stated that Don Jr.’s emails “would never get out.” I hope that Hope looks good in orange jumpsuits!
Jared Kushner met in December 2016 with Sergei Gorkov, a Russian, who has close ties to Putin. Kushner also privately asked the Russians about using Russian equipment to establish a secret communications channel to the Kremlin
Mike Flynn has pled guilty to lying to the F.B.I. Flynn was The Don’s main squeeze throughout the campaign and was retained 17 days in to the The Don’s presidency, despite the fact that he was informed that Flynn was compromised by the Russians! During The Don’s inauguration speech Flynn texted: “ripped it up” and “good to go” referring to sanctions that could intefrere with a nuclear deal in the Middle East that included Russia. As I have said before, removing sanctions on Russia was the reward for their help with the election.
George Papadopolous, another one of The Don’s genius National security picks during the campaign, has entered a guilty plea for delivering rancid coffee.
Paul Manafort and Rick Gates have been indicted on multiple accounts and are awaiting trial. Manafort and his buddy Gates have deep ties to Russian oligarchs.
Donald Trump asked James Comey for loyalty.
The Don asked him to find a way to let the investigation in to Mike Flynn’s involvement with the Russians go.
He asked Dan Coates and Mike Rogers to intervene with Comey.
He was furious with Jeff Sessions for recusing himself because he thought Sessions would protect him from the Russia inquiry.
He Fired James Comey and then told NBC’s Lester Holt that he fired him because of the Russia investigation. He also bragged about it to Russian Ambassador Kysliak, who visited in the Oval Office without us knowing he was there. In fact, the only reason we knew was because of photos provided by Russian media!
Recently we learned that he was ready to fire Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, but was dissuaded by White House attorney Don McGahn, who threatened to resign if he did.
He asked Asked assistant Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, about his loyalty as well and has been waging a negative campaign against him to discredit him.
He attacked Assistant Director of the F.B.I., Andrew McCabe, so relentlessly that he retired three months earlier than he planned.
Then there is the convoluted world of the money laundering that Mueller and his team are untangling. For instance, Russians have invested over $100 million dollars in The Don’s properties in Florida.
And then there is The Don’s bizarre bromance with Putin himself and his unwillingness to even convene one meeting to look in to the fact that Russia did hack in to our election and according Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, is continuing its efforts and will be a force in the 2018 elections. Yes, Russia is still coming for our democracy and guess what: the Russia investigation is still coming for you Don.
SO FUCK THE MEMOS AND STOP CHASING RABBITS!
If this were a TV Show people would stop watching because it is so absurd and laughable. But this is our democracy and we must be vigilant. But please, no more going down the rabbit hole. If we stay with the facts, the Mad Hatter occupying the White House will finally get his comeuppance.