“In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One.” – Yakov Smirnoff
It was not a coincidence that over the last week special counsel Robert Mueller’s office indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers and yesterday a Russian woman, Mariia Butina, who tried to broker a secret meeting between Trump and Russian president, Vladimir Putin through the National Rifle Association, religious organizations and the National Prayer Breakfast. No these two Russian revelations were planned by Mueller to coincide with Trumps job performance review with Putin. I guess Mueller wanted to make sure that Trump and his boss had something to talk about.
For those of us who are cheering Robert Mueller on from the sidelines the man we really should be supporting and thanking is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the man Mueller ultimately reports to. Everyday Rosenstein is under assault from Trump and his Republican lackeys in Congress. Right now there is a plan being concocted to impeach Rosenstein and still another asking the DOJ Inspector General to investigate him for basically being mean to members of Congress. Other than Mueller no man knows more about what is happening in the Trump investigation than Rosenstein and no one has done more to keep the investigation moving forward and on track while absorbing Republican bullets and arrows for it.
If Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), two leaders of the conservative House Freedom Caucus asking for the IG investigation of Rosenstein, are you representatives I would immediately question their patriotism and I would also check to see how much Russian tainted NRA money they have received. I believe when this investigation is over there will be a number of co-conspirators implicated with Trump and in my opinion both Meadows and Jordan have some skin in the game based on their willingness to deflect and distract on behalf of Trump.
The White House released Trump’s schedule this morning. Apparently today was supposed to be a day of recovery, relaxation and television for the Supreme Leader but now it appears that he will be having an emergency meeting with what I can only assume are his “friendly” members of Congress like Meadows and Jordan. Several press outlets have noted that this meeting wasn’t on his weekly schedule released prior to his Putin love feast but given the amount of backlash he has received for his performance this isn’t a big surprise. I am sure the big orange baby needs to vent and needs some stroking, “Who’s a good boy?”
My guess has been that Mueller will attempt to wrap this investigation up by the end of September. The reason being that he doesn’t want to interfere with the November elections. With the latest indictments we have seen references of American individuals and organizations involvement with the Russians. These are just teasers. Mueller knows who these individuals are and I suspect these people know it is them as well. If it feels like things are beginning to heat up, they are and Trump and his minions know they are as well.
“While I had a great meeting with NATO, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia. Sadly, it is not being reported that way – the Fake News is going Crazy!” – another delusional Trump tweet 7-17-18
Great article from Vox: Trump and Putin: what we know is damning