Naive? Nope. Fear of Obama snooping? Please. Syria? Come on.
There’s simply no innocent explanation for that. Not naivete, no fear of Obama snooping, not plausible deniability. The only explanation for that level of secrecy and security, that level of collaboration with an adversary foreign power is that they were doing something wrong, something that had to stay secret. What it was I don’t know. It wasn’t innocent.
via Sorry. On Kushner, There’s No Innocent Explanation – Talking Points Memo
Speaker Ryan responded: ‘What’s said in the family stays in the family.’ GOP leaders now cast exchange as ‘an attempt at humor.’
Source: House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump
People have been saying for months that establishment Republicans had decided that they’d let Trump do almost literally anything as long as he agreed to sign a big tax cut and help repeal Obamacare. And now McConnell, faced with the ultimate consequence of this moral desertion, is happy to say it out loud.
via McConnell Makes It Plain – Talking Points Memo
One more otherwise decent person who’s been splattered by the gold plated shit stream.
via McMaster denies Trump revealed classified info – BBC News – YouTube
In private discussions with his attorney general, John Mitchell, Nixon said that Hoover “should get the hell out of there.” But at a later meeting with Mitchell, recorded on the White House taping system, Nixon hedged for fear that Hoover might have dirt on him: “We may have on our hands here a man who will pull down the temple with him, including me,” the president said.
Source: Tuesday night firing of Comey: ‘Nixonian’ or uniquely Trumpian?
Spooky take from Josh Marshall:
As I argued back in March, sometimes you cover up not because you know you’re guilty but because you actually don’t know whether you are or not.
Think about it. Trump was flying solo with Flynn for pretty much the entire campaign. If you were them, you’d be worried too.
via Talking Points Memo http://ift.tt/2pnUkRP