Thursday, March 23, 2017

Comrade Paul Manafort and the Kremlin Connection

First, Rachel Maddow recently revealed two pages of Trump’s 2006 tax returns which showed that Trump paid 38 million dollars in taxes that year. That was a whopping twenty-four percent! Trump followers were shocked. How could anyone who was supposed to be good at business be so bad at tax evasion? It’s hard to respect a business person who pays that much in taxes.

President Trump is standing his ground about wiretapping allegations. Oh, yeah! His tweets about the Obama team bugging Trump Tower continue to be a top news story. A recent Wall Street Journal editorial said, “… the President clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle.”  When will he let it go?

Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox News recently reported that British intelligence had been employed by the Obama team to do the dirty deed. Press Secretary Sean Spicer then shared that information with the rest of the media, only to learn that Napolitano’s report was apparently based on fake evidence. 

Oh, the humanity! If you can’t trust Fox News or the President of the United States, who can you trust?  FBI Director Comey seems every bit as trustworthy as Hillary Clinton. He has testified to the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that there is no evidence to support President Trump’s tweets about wiretapping.

At the end of the day, literally, Congressman Devin Nunes, Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, told the press that members of the Trump transition team, and possibly President Trump himself, have been “incidentally” surveilled. Incidentally? It just gets curiouser and curiouser! Remember what James Heller wrote in Catch 22? “Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”

But I digress.

Just when the Trump team was starting to think that things couldn’t get any worse, the AP reported that Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager, has had a longstanding secret relationship with a Russian billionaire. Manafort was paid millions to improve Russia's image. Was Manafort Trump’s Kremlin Connection? Let’s just say that whenever Comrade Manafort visits Moscow, there’s probably a very nice welcome mat out for him. 

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