Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Warm-Up Act

I was waiting for Daddy to say it (turned out he already had).  I only had to wait 24 hours:

Twitter, of course, always imagines it has the unanswerable response:

Except the answer to that is obvious:  "FAKE NEWS!"  Do you doubt it?

Trump's most recent tweet.  He doesn't understand anything except how blameless he is for whatever he does.

And really, it doesn't distract from this:
"Oh! I thought you said 'Perv Lanas!'"
And why that matters:

has no
idea who
this guy

Other than some rando who showed up at the White House one day, apparently.  Really gotta tighten security at that place.

Would he lie to you?

I'm guessing Trump doesn't know this guy, either:

This is all normal and "usual process," which Zelensky won't know, not being a career politician or diplomat, but trust Rudy, things like this get done all the time.  However, as Jonathan Chait so eloquently explains:

Trump’s defense has hinged upon the fact that, in his conversation with Zelensky, Trump said “do us a favor,” which he claims must mean the United States, not his private interests. “With the word ‘us’ I am referring to the United States, our Country,” he tweeted last month. “I said do us a favor, not me, and our country, not a campaign,” he wrote in his diatribe to Nancy Pelosi.

Giuliani’s letter to Zelensky could not have refuted this defense any more effectively. He states in writing he represents Trump “as a private citizen, not as President of the United States.” And he proceeds to note that he is doing so “with his knowledge and consent.”

The Giuliani letter is a written confession of the president abusing his power. 

How long will that last?

Meanwhile, back at the GAO:

Yeah, but the GAO didn't go to court to enforce compliance, so it's a non-issue (I've actually heard that's a GOP defense of the obstruction article against Trump).

There is no Hercules to cleanse our Augean stables.  We the people have to be our own heroes.

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