“The Ambassador from Russia is Russian”

KKKeebler Elf brings his outraged honor act to the Senate Judiciary Committee — for an audience of one. Senator Franken isn’t taken in by the moonlight and magnolias act:

Franken rightly calls the pint-sized bigot out for moving the goal posts on campaign collusion with Russia in the 2016 election, which is what Team Trump has done from the beginning. First, they were all, “Russians? What Russians?” Then, they said, “Okay, some operatives may have talked to Russians, but no one close to the campaign.” Next, it was, “Well, not every single surrogate talked to the Russians.” And finally, “How dayuh you impugn mah honah, suh?”

Good God, what a clown show.



Late Night “Light Treason” Open Thread

Guys, I’m starting to think there’s something to this Trump-Russia business…

Anyone want to start a pool on which Trump operative will be busted for collusion first? My money’s on Parscale, the digital director who raked in $90M. Just a hunch.

Open thread!



Today’s Trump-Russia Reveal(s)

The New York Times has the latest scoop:

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has asked the White House for documents about some of President Trump’s most scrutinized actions since taking office, including the firing of his national security adviser and F.B.I. director, according to White House officials.

Mr. Mueller is also interested in an Oval Office meeting Mr. Trump had with Russian officials in which he said the dismissal of the F.B.I. director had relieved “great pressure” on him.

The document requests provide the most details to date about the breadth of Mr. Mueller’s investigation, and show that several aspects of his inquiry are focused squarely on Mr. Trump’s behavior in the White House.

I know, I know, Fitzmas, blah blah blah. Still, I hope the ochre ogre is sweating it out.

Also, MAGAts in Florida and elsewhere served as Putin’s pawns, lured to Trump rallies via Facebook pages created by Russian troll farms. Courtesy of valued commenter Rikyrah, here’s a link to a Washington Monthly piece that summarizes the reporting on that.

So, to sum up, Mueller is examining Trump’s obstructive behavior in the White House, and reporters are uncovering incidents where Russian trolls led idiot Americans around by the nose with the intent to install Putin’s preferred candidate. My guess is this Facebook thing is just the beginning and that other shoes will drop in the social media realm.

Do we have the national will to do something about it? That’s really the only question that remains.