Monday, August 28, 2017

As a Nightmare Begins, Another May Be Winding Down

The one in Texas is just beginning. They still have days to go before the end of Harvey leaves their state a hellscape. Fortunately, Robert Mueller is still on the job and end of Trump's presidency is coming. I'm optimistic anyway. Good article by Digby. There's just too much good stuff to single any out. I love this quote from Steve Schmidt:

We worked on two presidential campaigns at high levels and there weren’t any Russians around. I don’t think there were Russians around the Obama campaign or the Kerry campaign either.

This campaign had Russians all over the place!

This was a link from the Digby piece to a Politico article showing Trump continuing to work at winning friends and influencing Senators. 

President Donald Trump privately vented his frustration over Russia-related matters with at least two other Republican senators this month, according to people familiar with the conversations — in addition to the president's public admonishments of Mitch McConnell, John McCain and Jeff Flake.

And this was in today's paper

President Trump's campaign-season flattery of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a head scratcher at the time, makes a bit more sense after The Washington Post reported Sunday night that Trump's company was working on a deal to build a skyscraper in Moscow.

The Post's Carol D. Leonnig, Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman reported that “as part of the discussions, a Russian-born real estate developer urged Trump to come to Moscow to tout the proposal and suggested that he could get President Vladimir Putin to say 'great things' about Trump, according to several people who have been briefed on his correspondence.”

Oh yes, and Trump had a lot of very nice things to say about Putin, too.


  1. There do seem to be grounds for optimism. There's already enough evidence of Russia-related shenanigans, as well as emoluments-clause violations, general unfitness for office, etc., that the big hurdle is getting enough Congressional Republicans on board with impeachment. Who knew we'd have Trump himself working on that problem by spitting in their faces?

  2. Yeah, I love that he's actively pissing off the people who are going to have a say in his impeachment. I read Dale Carnegie books at one time. Can't believe Trump ever has. He's like the anti-Carnegie.

    I see Eric Schneidermann, the AG here in NY, is getting together with Mueller. Colluding, if you will. Apparently, presidential pardons don't work on state crimes. How cool is that?

    I wonder if Amazon is taking pre-orders for books on the whole story between Trump and the Russians. I really can't wait to read it. Day to day is nice, tho.