20 May 2017

Sequential Bombshells

Donald Trump is out of the country for eleven days, and the media gave him a rousing sendoff yesterday with bombshell after bombshell. Air Force One was literally in the air for only four minutes when The New York Times broke two important stories and The Washington Post followed minutes later with a major piece of its own.

The Times lead off with the shocking revelation about how Trump bragged to Russian officials during a closed-door Oval Office meeting (link here) that he had fired the "nut job" FBI director and thereby hampered the campaign collusion probe.

The newspaper reported from an internal White House transcript that Trump told the Russians, "I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off."

Many legal experts interviewed by the media said such a well-documented statement is tantamount to Trump admitting he had committed obstruction of justice, a potentially criminal act that could lead to both impeachment and a subsequent prosecution and even prison time for the President.

The Times followed that a few minutes later with a second article about how Trump's son-in-law's family was offering quid pro quo offers of American green cards in exchange for multi-million-dollar investments (link here).

"They said the President would make sure [my green card] came through," the newspaper quoted a member of the audience at the sales presentation. "They said there was no chance it could fail."

Not to be outdone, The Washington Post quickly followed with a big scoop of its own (link here), about how the unfolding criminal investigation into Trump's campaign and Russian collusion now includes at least one current member of his White House staff.

Remember about how Trump bragged during the campaign that he would "drain the swamp"? That turned out to be another lie. Four months old today, the Trump administration is already one of the most corrupt in American history, if not the most corrupt.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous04:30

    Sigo esperando como va a terminar esto. Amigo venezolano,Cucuta


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