By ann summers
Since November, the accidental president has been trying to escape having won by the perfect storm of Russian intervention, voter suppression, covert sexism/racism, and strategic dirty tricks.
#TrumpRussia continues its dogged march, with Mike Flynn’s deal with Mueller yielding an interesting narrative about the time between the 2016 election and the Trump inaugural, as influence peddling was going to yield an immense return for many oligarchs.
More circumstantial information is being assembled on an intersecting set of motives: for actions made to attempt lifting existing and new Russian sanctions and a parallel action to organize a commercial consortium financed by the Saudis but including Russians that would build dozens of nuclear reactors in the Middle East.
Fascinating in all this is what Lord Dampnut knew and of course when he knew it since his ‘management style’ while chaotic, is highly centralized in terms of information flow.
The interesting matter is his short attention span that contributed to his fumbled tweet on Saturday and its authorship claim by his lawyer, attempting to deflect an actual admission of obstructing justice. Trying to impugn the FBI signals greater desperation even if firing Mueller is still a WH option, however pyrrhic.
This is by no means the whole story since there’s all that Russian election meddling, the GOP complicity including modifying a political party platform to accommodate Ukraine and Russia, and the corruption of US democracy to favor ruling classes of oligarchs and kleptocrats, built on the subliminal fears of ‘bagger culture.
Remember there’s probably no ‘smoking gun’ but rather a smoldering arsenal, since Steve Bannon, among other RWNJ traditionalists want a post-Trump MAGA movement, but as Voltaire remarked on the Holy Roman Empire:
“This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was in no way holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.”
Michael Flynn said sanctions against Russia would be “ripped up” as one of the Trump administration’s first acts, according to whistleblower https://t.co/GzMNXtdUfv
This week’s major #TrumpRussia diversion is the promised moving of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, offsetting the reveal of Kushner’s omitted information on a foundation supporting Israeli settlements, during the same time as the Russian-Saudi power plant deal.
The dog begins to wag…
White House officials acknowledge President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has damaged the Israeli-Palestinian peace process https://t.co/RyvDufvTxa pic.twitter.com/yLnfjBUbbz
Ã¢ÂÂ CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 7, 2017
Many moving parts continue to be revealed including trying to insulate Agent Orange from the actions of Jared and Don Junior, as the #TrumpRussia chaos continues … and perhaps Don Junior will join Jared as a human shield for Lord Dampnut as Trump’s over-compensating disinformation has reached new realms.
No one is buying Trump’s lawyers’ blather on German bank subpoenas or that very dumb obstruction of justice exposure with Flynn, so perhaps Putin is doing a solid for Agent Orange, because Russian lawyers have a relationship with The Big Mango going back to the Moscow Beauty Pageant.
Even if no one buys the Russian orphan cover story, the June 2016 meeting in The Tower has to be good for something else, and even mentioning the Clinton Foundation is better than those Crooked Hillary tweets.
Agent Orange thinks the MSM needs some other shiny object to divert attention from the Mueller investigation, even if Uranium One has nowhere the real danger of the Russian-Saudi Marshall Plan for nuclear reactors.
Because for the Russians, it’s about not losing money from those sanctions and is about putting an available patsy and their cut-outs into the WH, because it’s still paying off.
Like moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is not only a RW signal but also an apocalyptic sign for many other potential conflicts among an intersection of groups, including future demonstrations and worse, because there’s just not enough risk in Tel Aviv.
And maybe the MSM will forget about the entire snafu with Jared’s foundation and the Israeli settlements happening during the same time as the Russian sanctions mess in December 2016. Because of course it was all about Middle East Peace?