I didn’t get to watch the whole Senate hearing on Russian interference in the election today, but I kept up on Twitter and various news outlets, and I’m cautiously encouraged. It didn’t resemble the House shit-show at all. There was no Nunes to run interference for Trump, for example. (An aside: Nunes reminds me of “the stupidest person on the face of the earth” in the criminally underappreciated 80s comedy “Ruthless People.”)
On the other hand, we can’t trust the Republican-led Senate, obviously. GOPers who spoke today seemed to take the matter seriously instead of focusing exclusively on who is inconveniencing the shitgibbon with leaks. That’s refreshing. But maybe it’s just to tamp down the growing calls for a special counsel and independent investigation. I wouldn’t put it past the Senatortoise from Kentucky to use McCain, Graham, et al, as mavericky fig leaves for a whitewashing.
Here’s an account of the hearings in WaPo if you need to catch up.
Senate windage means this investigation is likely to drag on for a good long while. That’s a plus for Trump’s enemies, aka, decent folks. And of course Comey will do his star turn eventually. Will he polish the legend in his own mind — that he’s the straightest straight shooter who ever shot straight — by doing a make-up call to balance his own inexcusable meddling in the election?
Beats me. Thoughts?