According to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the President, of course, “weighed in” on a public statement that misled (that’s polite language) the public about his son Donald Jr.’s meeting with Russian and Russian-American operatives (spies, perhaps). Trump Sr., reports say, dictated a very inaccurate statement, “as any father would.”
So, to retrace, 1) no collusion; 2) uh, maybe we talked about adoptions; 3) oh, OK, we tried to collude but so what because we failed; 4) who among us would not collude! #MAGA!
Points for consistency, though: it’s all in the Family, which liberal snowflakes don’t understand, and quibbling about obstruction of justice is disloyal and ungodly. How dare anybody question the legitimacy of #45? The big issue for August, so far, seems to me to be whether the Senate will go into official recess and thus let the president fire and replace his loyal but not bada-beep loyal enough Attorney General.
Donald Trump Sr. was never a Boy Scout, though his son Donald Jr. was. It looks as if Sr. paid the seven dollar enrollment fee not out of his own pocket but with money from his nonprofit Trump Foundation. Seven dollars. Most of us have money problems sometime or other. But Donald J. Trump is not just impoverished, he is destitute.
Like many people I do not have time to watch TV. But I do try to read sometimes. I did not hear Donald Jr. say “no, I did not tell my dad about that meeting.” I heard him say “why would I have?” and so forth. I do not understand why some news organizations, mainstream or not, are so eager to jump to conclusions not actually based on careful sifting of evidence.
Also, Mike Pence’s spokesman, speaking today, did not deny that the Vice President may have met with Russians.
Finally, I do not need any more smoking guns. It’s a political process, not a strictly legal process. The president, if not an agent of a foreign adversary, is giving us a pretty good imitation of somebody who’s been turned. Do we really need more than that–assuming we are putting country first, that is.