Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Mueller Made this TrumpWorld Grab-bag

It might not seem significant to everybody, but Donald Trump was pretty clearly signaling that he was thinking about running for president well before he actually announced in 2015. His birther nonsense announced his real political ambitions. This is why his Tweet in response to the indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller of 13 Russian nationals and 3 organizations is a little sickly:

If by "anti-US campaign", Trump means any scheme that makes himself president, he is on to something. He was thinking about running for president out loud in 2014,

and doubtless, he was even heard in Russia. And very probably even before 2014.

This indictment isn't really about disproving collusion or whether the outcome of the election was affected by the Russian interference, it was about validating that Russia certainly did interfere. Deputy Rod Rosenstein's press conference regarding the indictments had a few words that might also comfort Trump and his supporters, but this seems to have been the point. No collusion with witting US persons was indicated by these indictments.  Today.

But that doesn't mean that the US persons Trump had surrounded himself with during the campaign and even now, aren't pretty damn dodgy. 

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