Events in Washington DC have begun to move at a rather faster pace after Combover Crybaby Donald Trump’s idiot son Donald Junior admitted he and two key aides to the Trump Gang had met a lawyer linked to the Russian state - in the Trump Tower in New York City, no less - to get campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton. But observers should also be keeping an eye on the UK actors in line for some serious blowback.
Soon available with bars. And very little hair
It is not a coincidence that the Trump-Russia imbroglio was absent from the front pages of the Murdoch Sun and Times today: the Times wanted its readers to look over there at all those migrants, and the Sun’s main splash was yet more lame, exposing, er, faulty glass-top tables from Argos. Rupert Murdoch has invested some serious credibility in Trump, not least using Fox News Channel (fair and balanced my arse) to shill for him.
Spot the missing Stateside stories
But the latest revelations are damning: as Yashar Ali has observed, “June 7 - 5:16 PM - Don Jr. confirms meeting w/ Russian lawyer … June 7 - 9:13 PM Trump promises press conf the next week with Clinton dirt”. The claim that the meeting proved fruitless is going to be increasingly hard to stand up. And there is more. A lot more.
Keith Olbermann had bad news for Donald Junior: “Bad news, @DonaldJTrumpJr. The part in red on the email to you? That means you knowingly met with a liaison from the Russian government”. And he didn’t tell the Feds. Andrew Lawrence saw Fox News spinning for all it was worth: “We are at the point where Fox News is excusing ‘conspiring to subvert the government’”. And Evan Hill told “Investigators are examining whether the Trump campaign’s digital operation helped guide Russia’s fake news attacks”.
Guide them at states they needed to turn Red, that is. And then Jesse Lehrich spelt out how bad it was for some of those backing Trump: “so we've got Farage, Assange & Roger Stone out there today 'defending' Don Jr … all of whom are key targets of the FBI investigation”. Farage and Assange are FBI targets. Have a think about that.
It gets worse: it’s now rumoured that Raheem “call me Ray” Kassam from the convocation of the irredeemably batshit otherwise known as Breitbart knows, at least in private, that the game is up. Does he hang in there, or try to cut and run? One to watch.
And what overrides all the excuses, all the claims by Trump that his son is a “high-quality person” (is he looking to sell him in the near future?), the very act of holding that meeting, as Olbermann pointed out, can have collusion and treason hung on it just for happening.
But hasn’t The Donald gone on record to say he knew nothing about what was happening in another part of the building in which he was a resident? Well, he has, but another damning piece of evidence is readily available to suggest his pants may be on fire.
OH WHAT A GIVEAWAY
You see, straight after the meeting with the Russian state-linked lawyer, which Trump senior allegedly knew nothing about, he took to Twitter to rant back at Hillary Clinton “How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up--and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?”. The “33,000” figure originated right there. As did the promised press conference at which the dirt would be dished. That is why Trump is now toast.
And so, to a greater or lesser extent, are his UK cheerleaders. Just rejoice at that news.