I have, I confess, been somewhat puzzled by Lindsey’s reactions to my comments on the ongoing Mueller investigation, and, perhaps not surprisingly, I have found myself in agreement with Ed Barreras, LFC, and S . Wallerstein. But all of this, as I said, amounts to no more than speculation on our part. I really care about only one thing: the danger that the expressions of skepticism by Lindsey and others of the same persuasion will weaken the commitment of anti-Trump folks to fight for the defeat of Republicans in the upcoming elections. So long as Lindsey is prepared to join me with in that fight, I am content.
Did Russian interference have an effect on the outcome of the 2016 election? Well, considering how close things were in a handful of key states, I would say the answer is almost certainly yes. So did the weather, so perhaps did a competing football game, so also, as far as we know, did a vagrant strain of stomach flu. I think we can be confident that voter suppression efforts by Republicans had an effect, perhaps so large as to swamp all these other possibles. Will we ever know? Of course not.
All of us who are not personally acquainted with Donald Trump and the members of his administration are compelled to rely on third person sources of information. [Lindsey, are you quite sure that Trump is in fact President? Could that not be a complex lie told by Clinton forces to conceal the fact that she was actually elected and inaugurated and is even now doing the bidding of her corporate masters? Is that the real reason for the rapid rise in the stock market, assuming that really happened? Absurd, you say. But are you certain Obama was really born in Hawaii?]
Well, you see the problem. I am quite certain that the sun rises in roughly the same place every morning because I see it, but I only have it on the testimony of others that that direction is the East. I am under the impression that I live in North Carolina but could this actually be a little bit of Texas? How do I really know?