Ok, it's Friday afternoon, a big news day, and time to sound off.
So, Donald Flynn is in—the hands of Robert Mueller, the special counsel. No matter how the Trump loyalists want to spin it, this is horrible news for the Trump administration.
When I say spin, that is exactly what I am seeing.
Here is just one sample of a tweet that is on point, from chief apologist, Jeffrey Lord.
While the media is celebrating the announcement that former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, a bigger scandal was practically ignored.
On Thursday, Judicial Watch released 29 pages of FBI emails on the infamous meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the tarmac of the Phoenix airport.
According to various media reports, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office announced this morning that former national security advisor Michael Flynn and early political advocate for then-candidate Donald Trump will plead guilty during a 10:30 a.m. court appearance for "willfully and knowingly [making] false, fictitious and fraudulent statements and representations" to the FBI regarding his conversations with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's former ambassador to the United States.
Due to various tweets and statements, many bordering on the outrageous, the issue of Donald Trump’s competence has been discussed frequently on social media and in various media publications.
I’m sure you have heard or read the comments: “Trump is insane”. Trump is senile” and even “Trump has a special type of VD which causes men to act erratically”.
Then, there is the frequent comments saying bluntly, “Donald Trump is stupid”.
According to Louisiana pollster John Couvillon of JMC Analytics and Polling, Roy Moore is in the driver's seat in the controversial Alabama runoff election for US Senate. Moreover, the automated poll indicates that the sex scandal has not had any material impact on the race.
They’re all sorts of people who believe the paddy wagons will be pulling up at any moment to collect Jared and Ivanka while they dine on Beef Wellington and swill Château Lafite Rothschild. Child Services will be on the scene, seconds later, to swoop the kids to Grandpa’s house for safekeeping. These thinkers should enjoy their fantasies, but anyone who entertains the thought that this is how it’ll go down is seriously deluded.
Today, Donald Trump engaged in a teleconference with members of the US military across the seas and told them that they had something to fight for.
"We're doing well at home. The economy is doing really great," he said. "When you come back, you are going to see with the jobs and companies coming back into our country and the stock market just hit a record high. Unemployment is the lowest it's been in 17 years. So you're fighting for something real, you're fighting for something good."
You don't mess around with the Clinton's.
Which just might be what some might be thinking as Donna Brazile discusses her new and quite controversial book about the disruptive 2016 Presidential election in which Donald Trump beat all odds and the Democratic institution led by none other than Hillary and Team Clinton.
Alabama has emerged as a test bed for the degree to which an American electorate is willing to sacrifice long established, customary, norms for the sake of illusory political advantage. The battle between a besmirched, but defiant Republican, Roy Moore, and a bland Democrat, Doug Jones, also, will demonstrate the degree to which the Republican Party has embraced a belief that the end justifies the means.
In this first 300 days, President Trump has faced intense opposition from a variety of enemies. Of course, Democrats and the media have been opposed to everything he has proposed. The “deep state” bureaucrats have proven to be a formidable adversary as well. Unfortunately, “Never Trump” conservatives and establishment Republicans have also been very uncooperative. His legislative agenda has been stalled as Obamacare has not been repealed and the prospect of the tax reform package passing the U.S. Senate looks very questionable.
Beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions couldn’t remember one thing or another 26 times during his voluntary public appearance before the House Judiciary Committee to clear up lingering Russia questions. Some representatives confronted Sessions over a perceived lack of candor about the extent of his own Russian contacts during his confirmation hearing.
Donald Trump is heading back to the White House from Asia after a trip highlighted by the memorable line, delivered to CEOs, that “there’s no place like home.” His last leg has been The Philippines and his meeting with its President, Rodrigo “Rody” Duarte.
One year ago yesterday, the political earth stood still with the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. A majority of American voters in 30 states awarded their electoral votes and the presidency to an outsider, a businessman and reality TV star with decades in the public eye, but no experience as an elected official. He won by running against the establishment in both political parties, the media, bad trade deals, and policies of countries such as Mexico and China that he believed were not in the best interest of the American people.
"All I can tell you is this, there was no collusion, there was no nothing," Donald Trump said, this time on his way to Asia. The use of a double negative, normally, is read as an affirmation, but it doesn’t matter much what Trump says about Russia. No one believes him, anymore, not even Republicans.