It truly is gobsmacking.
I’m speaking, of course, about Robert Mueller’s most recent court filings. Robert Mueller, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, is the Special Prosecutor who was appointed to look into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government and also possible obstruction of justice.
That such an investigation is necessary is alarming and sick-making enough, but what’s got me reeling is the number of people who have either outright lied or provided misleading or incomplete information in an effort to protect Trump and themselves — to Congress, to the Special Prosecutor, to federal prosecutors in New York, to the American people and to the entire world. And, then there are all the members of the Trump inner circle who have had troubling business dealings with the Russians:
Michael Flynn. George Papadopoulos. Paul Manafort. Rick Gates. Michael Cohen. Maria Butina. Donald Trump Jr. Roger Stone. Jeff Sessions. Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump. Carter Page. Anthony Scaramucci. Felix Sater. Wilbur Ross. Michael Caputo. Erik Prince. Elliot Broidy. Peter W. Smith. Rex Tillerson. J.D. Gordon. Avi Berkowitz. And there’s probably more, that I’ve forgotten. It’s hard to keep track.
And lest we forget Donald Trump himself, who never tells the truth about anything and has most certainly lied about this. Not to mention everyone around him, in his administration and even his family, who have repeated his lies, covered for him time and time again and haven’t yet figured out that saying nothing is akin to lying — like Sarah Sanders and Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon and probably even John Kelly and God knows who else.
Frankly, I’m amazed that Washington’s not engulfed in flames.
What I find particularly stunning, is that anyone would be stupid enough to lie, under oath, to any prosecutor, let alone one with Robert Mueller’s reputation. But maybe I’m the one who’s being stupid — or at least naive. Maybe it’s arrogance — because they know — or at least they thought they knew — that Trump would pardon them. Mind-blowing in itself.
Regardless, I still don’t understand how they could lie so willfully and brazenly, right out in the open, with the world watching. I also don’t understand how the GOP could (and still is) just sit idly by while all this has been happening and do nothing. Now that is stupid! They’re ignoring criminal activity. Doesn’t that make them complicit? And even if they don’t ever face any legal consequences themselves — should Mueller make a case for collusion and/or obstruction of justice — wouldn’t you think they’d be concerned about how all this will impact the future of the Republican party?
Breathtaking. It’s just breathtaking. I’m exhausted by it. I’m disgusted by it. I’m shocked by it. I’m saddened by it. I’m horrified by it. I get fed up with it and refuse to turn on my TV for days and weeks at a time. But then I’m drawn back to it, like a moth to a flame.
Please let this be over soon. May they all be locked up, each and every one — for a good, long time. Before all that’s left of Washington, the rule of law and democracy is a huge heap of glowing embers.
I could not agree more
Honestly, the whole thing just blows my mind.
Among his many lies, there are a few truths. He did say that he could shoot someone and no one would do anything. He also said that going forward he will blame everything on the democrats. What is amazing is that people keep supporting him. This will certainly be a study in group dynamics for the psychologists. Unfortunately it’s at our expense.
I forgot about those few truths. Easy to miss, I guess, in his tsunami of lies. Yes, that anyone supports him, or ever did, is a mystery for sure.
He will go down in the Psychiatric Hall of Fame.
and so will his followers. An unexplainable pied piper of sorts.
Yes! And may they all rot there for all eternity.
In total support and agreement with your thoughts, your feelings and your words! Beyond comprehension!
Thanks Daisy. It is truly beyond comprehension, I agree. I just hope it’s over soon.
Could it be labelled being arrogant or ignorant or both in all their cases Fransi. This is not a fairy tale it is real life story happening and it is in more than one corner of this vast universe.
I agree Chris. There is an epidemic of it. It truly is shocking and very scary.