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.
Our U.S. President showed again this week that he refuses to stump up for anything or anyone. Every problem is someone else’s fault. His problem isn’t really James Comey. His problem is that he never acknowledges he owes anybody anything. That is a big part of why he had, according to some reports, to turn to Russian banks to fund his schemes and/or bail him out–because, reportedly, American banks got tired of his repeated refusals to stump up. No, we don’t know all, or most, of the details yet. Maybe we never will. But we do have the big picture, if we are willing to face up to it. We have a legitimate but apparently deeply compromised president. Better to admit that than to wish it away. Exactly how Trump is going to get rumped up is quite unclear, but best to prepare as best we can by defending the checks and balances that Trump fails to respect–but that have made the US as great as it is. You want a smoking gun? Really? If you cannot smell all the smoke already you might need some nose work. Furthermore, impeachment is too good for our 45th president. At this point the 25th Amendment (incapacity) seems more poetically just, no?
hint re rump up: try “rump up cheshire”