“You had Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party try to hide the fact that they gave money to GPS Fusion to create a Dossier which was used by their allies in the Obama Administration to convince a Court misleadingly, by all accounts, to spy on the Trump Team.” Tom Fitton, JW – Trump tweet 2-2-18
I watched the Rachel Maddow Show last night as I normally do each evening. A fun game I like to play is flip the channel over to Sean Hannity on Fox News when Rachel is headed for a commercial break. My wife doesn’t enjoy this game as much as I do. She likens Hannity to a snake oil salesman; a fraud, a quack, a charlatan and, she adds, he is ugly. I can’t argue with any of that but I still play the game despite her vehement protest.
So last night I was playing “What is Hannity ranting about” and I kid you not the five or six times I changed the channel these were the first words out of Hannity’s mouth; “Hillary”, “Clinton”, or “dossier”. The first two times it happened I just thought it was dumb luck but that it happened a third, fourth and fifth time was just mind numbing to me.
And look at Trumps tweet bright and early this morning (6:49 am) quoting Tom Fitton who is described as an American conservative activist and President of Judicial Watch, a conservative educational foundation. Guess which “News” program Trump saw him on this morning; “Appearing on @FoxFriendsFirst next hour to discuss #ReleaseTheMemo. It looks like today is the day for some accountability for the Deep State…” – Tom Fitton tweet. Again check-out the buzz words used to enrage and engage the alt-right “Hillary”, “Clinton”, “Obama” and “dossier”. Honestly, this would be funny if it weren’t so sad and terrifying for the democracy of our country.
Maybe it is just me, but has there ever been a President as insecure, paranoid, and just blatantly deceitful as Trump? Yes, his name was Richard Nixon and as I mentioned in another post I am convinced after Trump’s short reign we will all be saying Richard Nixon who? Nixon will look like a boy scout compared to the egomaniac we have in office today.
At this point, given all the hype, hoopla, and bullshit I want THE MEMO released too and this seems like the perfect day to do it, Groundhog Day. Trump, his Republican stooges in Congress and Hannity have literally staked their life on THE MEMO. How many times have we heard Trump say and tweet that there was collusion, no obstruction, and that the Russia investigation is simply a hoax perpetrated by the Democrats. Truly, if that were the case why wouldn’t Trump just let the investigation run it’s course? Why are Trump and Hannity working so hard to derail the Robert Mueller investigation? Do you know the answer? Robert Mueller knows and guess what, so does Donald Trump, and Mike Flynn, and George Papadopoulos, and Rick Gates, and Paul Manafort, and Carter Page, and Jared Kushner, and Steve Bannon, and……….
You and I know that Mueller already has enough evidence to indict Trump on obstruction of justice charges, hell just watch Trump’s NBC interview with Lester Holt after he fired FBI Director James Comey and told the world why he did it; “And in fact when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said ‘you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won’.” Play the tape.
So what will releasing THE MEMO accomplish? It will give Trump, Hannity, Fox & Friends, the small Deplorable base, and a handful of Congressional water boys something to point at and say “Look, look, Deep State, Deep State, Hillary, Hillary, Dossier, Dossier, Obama, Obama”. But the one great thing about Trump is this, he has proven himself to be the master of disaster, his own worse enemy when it comes to the news cycle.
What fills the airwaves on Monday by Friday is old news because Trump has said or tweeted some other dumb ass shit or one of his billionaire cabinet appointments has paid his daughter in-law hundreds of thousands for a consulting contract (HUD Secretary Ben Carson) or buys stock in a company that her agencies policies directly affect (CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald) or withholds a decision because a big Trump donor wants him to (Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke). I know it is hard to believe, but you just can’t make this shit up. Corruption in the Trump administration is rampant but what would you expect? Look at the man in charge.
RELEASE THE MEMO! Lets see if it sees it shadow. Lets give Trump something to tweet about which is like giving him a shovel to dig his own grave. Lets give the old, white, Evangelicals and Deplorables something to share with each other on Facebook, they love doing that. Lets give the Russian bots on twitter something to hashtag as they prepare for the upcoming 2018 election, they need the practice. And the man who needs and wants THE MEMO worst of all, the defacto Vice President and senior policy adviser Sean Hannity, a man who MediaMatters for America describes as “functioning as a propagandist in order to advance a political agenda in support of Donald Trump. To this end, he peddles disinformation and aggressively promotes discredited conspiracies.” And might I add, laughing all the way to the bank.
New York Magazine; “So, how did the president know that the document — which purportedly paints an inaccurate picture of anti-Trump bias in the FBI — should be released, despite the objections of Justice Department officials and many of his own advisers? He’d already learned all he needed to know from his friends at Fox News, and interviews with various GOP lawmakers and pundits on other cable news outlets.”
Release the memo and let the games begin. Rachel Maddow will have a field down with it and Sean Hannity’s head will explode and who wouldn’t enjoy watching that happen?
THE MEMO is a nothing burger. It could have just as easily been written by Sean Hannity and Fox News, hmmm wait a minute, than Trump’s stooge Devin Nunes. The key elements? “Look, look, Deep State, Deep State, Hillary, Hillary, Dossier, Dossier, Obama, Obama”.
Imagine if you will Nunes being bright enough to take thousands upon thousands of documents and having the ability, the intelligence, and the vocabulary to tell the entire story in just three and a half pages. Do you think he just picked out the two or three “juicy parts” that would help his messiah, the Great Donald Trump? THE MEMO is like Nunes trying to summarize the Kamasutra and only choosing three of the 245 sexual positions illustrated because those were the only three he could do, by himself.
At some point somebody has got to tell me what Donald Trump has on Devin Nunes? What does he have pictures of? Goats? Dressing up like Ivanka? Maybe a Nazi fetish? What could it be? Whatever it is it is strong, strong enough that the man is willing to throw himself off a cliff for Trump.
UPDATE II-He speaks, well kinda, in the third person: