Tagged: Russia

Bolton Kneels Before The Emperor(s)

Even many conservative Trump skeptics continue to buy into the standard, long-running narrative that National Security Advisor John Bolton, who played cheerleader for Trump until he finally won that plum administration job he had clearly been angling for (just like seemingly every other Fox News commentator), is some kind of rough-and-tumble, straight-talking military throwback. In truth, moustachioed affectations aside, Bolton is just another...

Treachery: A Few Wandering Thoughts

A few vignettes from the lowest circle of Dante’s Inferno: The Russian ambassador to Washington now claims he did discuss campaign-related policy matters with Jeff Sessions, contrary to Sessions’ public denials. This comes just a day after Donald Trump, granting yet another exclusive interview to reporters from a paper he supposedly thinks is “fake news,” said he regrets choosing Sessions as his Attorney...

Trump Dives to Bottom of Swamp

If you had to defend yourself against accusations of wrongdoing, I presume you would know better than to say, “But most politicians would do the same.” You would understand that saying most politicians would act as you did is virtually self-incriminating — particularly if you were a politician whose campaign was built on promising to “drain the swamp” of corrupt politicians. But then...

Getting Fat on Trump-Russia “Nothing-burgers”

For months, various pseudo-conservative voices, and even a few genuine conservatives, have been leaping to microphones everywhere to declare — like a child who covers his ears and shouts “lalalalalalalala” — that all talk of inappropriate Russian connections within the Trump campaign, family, and associates, is a “nothing-burger.” The mere fact that so many of them have literally used this same hideously cacophonous,...