Manafort

Indictments (After Donne, Meditation XVII)

Indictments are being handed down tomorrow. By the time you read this, there’s a good chance they’ll be out, and someone will be facing charges.

They’ve been oddly public about this, leaving us to speculate over a whole weekend about who the unlucky sod is going to be that’s first into the inquisition. Will it be Manafort? Kushner? No doubt there are a few deluded Trump supporters that honestly think Hillary Clinton is about to get indicted. (more…)

Manafort, Nunes, Russia: More Non-News

Two old stories made headlines again today, both Trump-Russia.  Neither one is news.

A short time ago, Rep. Devin Nunes (R. Calif.), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, held a brief press conference in which he stated he was on his way to the White House to inform the President about a recent discovery.  He’s apparently learned of certain conversations that the government recorded (more…)

It’s not like these people wear badges that say, ‘I’m a Russian intelligence officer.’

I’ve been resisting it for days, but — Jeez, America!  Are you all really this stupid?

Now, I’m going to start off by saying that I’m not a fan of Donald J. Trump, especially as president.  But he is, in fact, president, and he got there by having a very clever team drive the media cycle.  So it shouldn’t come as a surprise when he does it after he’s in office, should it?

But no; you’re all missing it.  From the Times to the Post to CNN all the way to Fox News, major media is missing it completely.  It’s the same damned slow curve they’ve been pitching for seven straight innings this series, and everyone still swings and reaches… and misses. (more…)