17 May Glimmer Of Hope
Maybe, just maybe we can stave off slipping into a version of Idiocracy as I mentioned yesterday.
In less than 24 hours since that posting, three major new Trump hits have happened:
→ The New York Times, followed by other media, have confirmed Comey took written notes immediately following a one-on-one meeting with President Donald Trump in which Trump asked Comey to kill off the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn, and instead investigate how it is that news reporters keep receiving leaked news tips such as Comey’s written notes. Comey refused. Then, as we know, Trump fired Comey. Obstruction of justice much?
Flynn was canned by President Trump after news reports revealed that Flynn had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about meetings he’d had with the Russian ambassador. It also turns out Flynn was being paid as a foreign agent to Turkey while serving as U.S. National Security Counsel.
→ The Washington Post listened to and verified the authenticity of a 2016 tape in which House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told fellow Republican House leaders that he things now-President Trump and U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California, have been receiving payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
At first his GOP comrades laughed, thinking McCarthy was kidding, the Post reported, until McCarthy added, “Swear to God.”
At that point, House Speaker Paul Ryan immediately swore the group to secrecy. “No leaks, alright?,” the Post quoted Ryan as saying “This is how we know we’re a real family here. What’s said in the family stays in the family.”
(Just as an aside, what does this tell you about Congressional Republicans’ loyalty to party vs. country? Is the Mafia loyal to Italy? Just askin’)
→ Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named special counsel in charge of investigating this whole stinking mess – including authority to prosecute when and if he deems it necessary. Thus, a glimmer of hope for America.
Wouldn’t it be great to get a good night’s sleep for once?