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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

"CURIOSER AND CURIOSER," CRIED ALICE

Those of you obsessed, as I am, with the Trump disaster will have read the new Washington Post story leaked from unnamed sources that Trump, on the plane back from Europe, personally dictated the false cover story his son, Don Jr., put out to the effect that the meeting with the Russians was about adoption policy.  I leave it to others to speculate about what Robert Mueller will make of this.  I am fascinated by something different:  there were only a small number of people on that plane.  The story is "multiply sourced."  Who on earth is leaking, and why?

5 comments:

s. wallerstein said...

If Pence himself wasn't on the plane, he had a friend or friends there.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Interesting ...

s. wallerstein said...

I would say that someone as arbitrary, inconstant, lying and power-hungry as Trump would tend to produce a court-situation around him, with all the intrigues and petty ambitions that one would find in the court of late Roman emperors, with little sense of a higher purpose or good (not even from a rightwing point of view), with no one trusting no one else.

Nothingman said...

Reince?

Jerry Fresia said...

If you go here (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/31/trump-administration-firings-resignations-anthony-scaramucci) many or most of the people let go by Trump have been establishment Republicans or former members of the Obama administration. Double agents?

Also let us not forget that George HW Bush (who has an axe to grind over "low energy" Jeb!) was head of the CIA and John Brennan worked under him. The Deep State has long tentacles. Ditto with Podesta, Mr. Security State. And let us not leave out Romney who was humiliated by Trump. The chickens may be coming home to roost.