You know, nothing says "Everything's cool, please move along " like people setting stuff on fi---
Wait a minute, actually, people setting stuff on fire is kind of obviously looking like there's a possible problem. So maybe it's a little suspect that, as Russian diplomats (et als) clear out of their buildings in DC and San Francisco, they are pretty obviously burning some stuff on the way out. Now, are they really burning intelligence stuff that is incriminating or weird? I dunno. Maybe they are just putting on a show to heighten the alert that's obviously on because of the DNC hacking stuff and all that. But it is sort of a metaphor for the game Russia seems to be playing. Now, smoke--one only wonders where mirrors will come in.
After all, it might make anyone in the US feel a little uncertainty when the idea of actual voter roll hacking by Russia starts to seem plausible, especially if you were someone who didn't find a Trump win all that plausible in the first place. And it also might start to dawn on people paying close attention to that one meeting Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort took with a slew of Russian characters that this might have been a little more involved than even Jr. is copping to. Manafort took notes, and apparently, political donations and the RNC came up.
Foreign countries can't give money to campaigns. But could that be a way to launder money through a US partner? Maybe. It's kind of wacky, tho'. The oppo pitch they were running about Clinton was foreign donations to DNC--hah! I don't know if that's an actual knee-slapper, or if I'm just punchy from doing these Grab-bag things.
Anyways, you know how Jared Kushner keeps amending his security clearance paperwork to admit more meeting with foreign bankers? Reason for that. I think it's amazing that Ivanka married a dude just so like her Dad. Trump goes whoring around for foreign investments too. Damndest thing.
Anyway, the thing I don't want to miss is the letter Bob Mueller just got hold of. It's the original draft, penned by Stephen Miller and Donald Trump, that apparently spit fire and was not cool with White House Counsel, where Trump and Miller summed up why Comey had to actually go. I'm going to go with why it wasn't released being because it was very "obstruction of justice-y". In other news, the cat who delivered the final cut "Dear Jim" letter to Comey has submitted his resignation.
In another funny old thing, Pence probably had the early version. If there was obstruction of justice, Pence knew about it. He's not getting off at all.