I’m guilty of my daily schradenfreude as I fire up Twitter every morning before my coffee for tweets like this:
Last 72 hrs:
1 Russian hacker arrested in Spain.
2 Page had FISA warrant on him.
3 Manafort received $1.2M payment from pro-Putin stooge. https://t.co/FlPPhXkr6R
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) April 12, 2017
Drip. . . drip. . . drip. . .
As a story guy this feels on an intuitive level like there’s a story-teller here. The narrative has a rhythm. This source waited until the fauxtaliation news was done and then dropped the next piece of the puzzle on the table. There’s at least one Deep Throat at work, is there an uber-Throat pacing this whole thing, parceling out the minimum necessary to keep the story alive?
It’s hard to war-game this since the Trump administration is hopelessly incompetent. Have they decided on their ‘John Dean’ yet? Do they have a designated patsy? Manafort is probably going down, Mike Flynn as well. They have Carter Page by the balls, but does he know anything or is he, as the FSB evidently decided, just ‘an idiot?’ Who’s going to roll over for the FBI?…
So what’s next?
And is schradenfreude a treatable condition?