Well, I’m exhausted, how about you guys? Just trying to keep up with today’s news has tuckered me right out.
As it stands, it seems like many of the accusations of the Trump campaign coordinating with Russian intelligence might be true. The New York Times, the Washington Post, and CNN spent much of the evening competing to break this story.
- Washington Post: Flynn departure erupts into a full-blown crisis for the Trump White House
- New York Times: Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence
- CNN: Trump aides were in constant touch with senior Russian officials during campaign
- Vox: It looks like the Trump team was in touch with the Russians before the election after all
The WaPo article is a detailed run-down of today’s Flynn story, but the New York Times, CNN and Vox, there, are reporting on this evening’s more recent news: the fact that Trumpsters were in regular contact with Russian intelligence officers during the campaign.
Let me run that by you again, because it’s amazing: Russia put considerable time and effort into subverting our election, and Trump’s campaign advisers were talking to Russian intelligence while they did that.
Did the Trump campaign coordinate with Russian intelligence to “hack” our elections? Well, no one is conclusively saying so, yet, but it sure the hell looks like they were, folks.
I don’t even know what to think about this, it’s so stunning. On one hand I’m not at all surprised, because if you were paying any attention at all this summer, you saw this coming. On the other hand, holy crap you guys I think the president of the United States might be a Russian stooge.
Watching the wheels come off this presidency is much the same. Not surprising, and also mind-blowing. Like, of course the wheels are coming off, these people are incompetent. But holy crap, how did we let this happen?
I don’t know. It’s late and I don’t have anything intelligent to say about this because I’ve been staring at it like a slow-motion train wreck all day. I can tell you one thing, though: I cannot wait for Spicer’s daily briefing tomorrow.
(Featured Image Credit: Donald Trump signs orders to green-light the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, 1/24/17, by the Office of the President of the United States. Source.)