Anyone, seemingly, who ever got a Christmas card from Donald Trump is lawyering up. This is good. Everyone needs a lawyer, even when they don’t, and it’s nice to see leadership give good example to the public.
Big surprise! Donald Trump is under investigation, reportedly, for criminal obstruction of justice. The President has fired a bunch of people and is still doing cartwheels to avoid his Russia problem. Trump’s efforts, however dogged, are in vain because Special Counsel Robert Mueller has put the President in a position where Trump just might consider placing an ad in the help wanted pages.
Just four days after a warship was launched in honor of Rep. Gabby Giffords, (D) Arizona, another member of Congress was shot, Steve Scalise, (R) Louisiana. At the christening of Gifford’s ship, Admiral William Moran said of her, "This wonderful lady is an inspiration to every single one of us in uniform and every single one of us who lives in this great country." You could say that about Scalise, too, his companions, and the police who saved this from becoming one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the Republic. America dodged a bullet on a field where the national pastime is played.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. In that testimony Sessions claimed he wasn’t asserting Executive Privilege when he refused to answer questions that dealt with the existence of any conversations he and Donald Trump might have had about Russia and James Comey, FBI Director. Sessions claimed he couldn’t talk about anything about which the President might wish to exert a privilege, himself, at a later date.
There’s an old phrase that “a request from a superior is actually a command.” That was the essence of ex-FBI Director James Comey’s take on President Donald Trump’s expression of hope that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn be left alone because he was “a good guy.” Flynn is not, but that’s not the point.
The President invented a new word the other day. So, what have we learned about "Covfefe?" (1) Trump is incoherent in the morning without caffeine; (2) he can't spell coffee; and, (3) he has trouble hitting the keys on his phone with fingers stressed from grasping golf clubs, and other people's hands in power handshakes.
The words, “scandal,” “obstruction,” and “cover-up” are starting to be replaced on news shows with other nouns – “treason,” “espionage, and “spies.” If applicable, the Daily Worker party, in three generations, will have left the rag-taggle streets of New York, and labor’s smoky halls, to infiltrate the very pinnacle of our government where Ferragamo shoes far outnumber work boots.
Donald Trump’s golden tour just went to Rome. It was, hardly, a rousing success. The first time a dour Pope Francis smiled at a member of Trump’s entourage was when the President’s wife, Melania, apparated, dressed in old school Papal audience attire. While Trump met with Francis, in private, his main political accompanists, Son-in-Law and Senior Advisor, Jared Kushner, Daughter Ivanka, and Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, milled about in a small corridor where they were, politely, chatted up by miscellaneous Papal courtiers of no particular distinction.
As if things couldn’t get any worse for President Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin has offered to send Congress transcripts of the Oval Office meeting between Trump, almost famous Russian Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov. Putin says they’ll prove that Trump didn’t divulge state secrets to the Russians. Maybe they’ll be written in invisible ink, too.
During the campaign President Donald Trump posed the question, “Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a better relationship with Russia?” Who would’ve thought Trump’s concept of a better relationship was to share our most highly classified information with that country? The way things are going the Russian mission might as well move into the West Wing of the White House.