“Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional. This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed to win. The Democrats are overplaying their hand. They lost the election, and now they have lost their grip on reality. The real story is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total “witch hunt!” – Donald J Trump tweet 3-2-17
SMOKE SCREEN – something designed to obscure, confuse, or mislead
When I read our President’s tweet above a few phrases jump out at me; honest man, did not say anything wrong, could have, more accurately, and clearly not intentional. Okay, I get it, we are all fallible, prone to make a mistake here or there. But Mr. Sessions had the opportunity to clear the air, or smoke if you will, not once but twice. Honestly, he had the chance to set the record straight right up until the time the “Fake News” went to press with the story. But my favorite parts of the tweet are these, the deflections, the smoke screens, the, according to our President, real stories; Democrats losing, overplaying their hand, lost their grip on reality, illegal leaks, and witch hunt.
Unless you have been asleep for the last year you know that this tweet will play right into the hands of his base, his “basket of deplorables”. President Trump has done nothing wrong, it’s the “Swamp”, Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Democrats that are holding you and I back. The Donald wants to fix this mess he inherited but “THEY” won’t let him. I smell another pep rally being organized in the very near future.
Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, seems to be a very popular guy among the Trump surrogates, but why? Why did Mike Flynn, and Jeff Sessions feel the need to meet with Mr. Kislyak during the campaign? And now we can add Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner and campaign adviser, Carter Page to that growing list.
“The only piece of advice that I can give is that, in a situation like this, avoid reacting to all such anonymous, baseless fake news stories and rely only on official statements by genuine officials”- Dmitri Peskov, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman
The reasons may be very simple, maybe Mr. Kislyak was just hedging his bets trying to learn what he could about a man who might become our 45th President. I would assume, given Hillary Clinton’s previous roles in Washington, she and Mr. Kislyak probably already knew each other. But we aren’t being told the reasons why. We aren’t being told anything. If it weren’t for the “Fake News” I am pretty sure we wouldn’t know anything at all. So why would Flynn and Sessions lie? Why would Kushner sneak Mr. Kislyak in the backdoor at Trump Tower? Why would Carter Page deny, deny and now come clean? WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!
Half of us know there is more to this story and the other half simply не дают дерьмо (“do not give a shit” in Russian, cute right?). Trumps base is divided into two concerns, one watching the stock market go up, and the other watching the cost of a six-pack of Budweiser going down. Russians? Come on, what do I buy from the Russians? Absolut Vodka is made in Sweden, I don’t give a crap about the Russians. And so what if they helped The Donald win. Is that really a bad thing?
This story wouldn’t be a story if Trump would just come clean and tell us the why, the how and the where and oh yeah, release his tax-returns. Nope, not going to happen. Instead let’s blame the “Swamp”, Obama, Hillary Clinton, the Democrats, the mainstream media, illegal immigrants, the Generals, leaks, the FBI, angry crowds, Sweden, Muslims, Nordstrom, Mexico, NATO……………
“Now laughing friends deride, Tears I cannot hide, Smoke gets in your eyes” – The Platters