Quips, quotes, queries, qualms and quarrels regarding American politics, politicians, foreign policy and public accountability with particular attention to Drumpfen-putz Administration, the Drumpf Crime Family and the Mueller investigation.
All of the GOP
leadership will be indicted; Pence, McConnell, Ryan, etc...they were all
complicit in one way or another.
That's how the 'compromat' strategy works;
compromise as many as possible so that all are implicated and at risk. The
underpinnings of this reasoning are coming to light slowly, drib following
drab. Robert Mueller is playing everything very close to his vest - as he
However, there are many journalists, professional and aspiring, who are
investigating this very question - who of the administration knew and when did
they know it.It's the traditional tact,
but this time their investigation includes the questions, "Who are
complicit and how?"
In April the New York Times reported that Senate leader, Mitch McConnell, knew
about the CIA report of Russian intervention in the 2016 election. He put the
brakes on any active investigation by pooh-poohing the report. McConnell went
so far as to issue a watered-down letter (link below) to electoral officials which never
even mentioned Russia but indicated un-named 'malefactors'.
The leadership of
the transition team (Drumpf, Pence, Nunes, Gowdy, Flynn, et al) well-aware of
the confiscation of the two compounds used by Russian diplomats, the deportment
of Russian Embassy officials and the sanctions on the Kremlin in response to the
seizing of the Crimea and the aggression against the Ukraine. They were aware
of the tensions between the US and Russian. To claim to be unaware of the
fragility of relations between these two nation would be to declare that you
are a moron of monumental proportions and completely unqualified to have any
government position. The transition leadership most assuredly knew about
Obama's intelligence briefings regarding the Russian interference.
The notion that these
jamokes (Drumpf, Pence, etc) did not see the national security problem they
were inheriting is, quite simply, preposterous.So, why did they do nothing, say nothing, take
no action except to down-play the very idea that Russia interfered with the
2016 election? Why did Drumpf demean the idea with his '400 pound guy on a bed
someplace' caricature? Why has Pence held to his lie concerning being unaware of
Flynn's sinful transgressions - those which Congressman Elijah Cummings and the out-going presidential team warned him
about? Both Pence and Drumpf and the rest of transition leadership knew about
Obama's warning. They all knew that Flynn had been fired by Obama.
My answer to
these and other questions is this: they all knew to some degree and are
therefore complicit in the crimes for which Mueller issued indictments for the
13 Russian nationals and the 3 Russian companies.
Since the release of those indictments, there
has only been a bit of shadow-play from Senator Grassley coaxing the
Drumpfen-duffer to take action (between disco parties and golf). The GOP have gone mum - probably distracted by
their fervent thoughts and prayers.
More indictments will follow as Mueller
moves up the 'food chain'.