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All this palaver
about whether Drumpfen Sr knew about the Russia Trump Tower Meeting....
Of course he knew.
Steve Bannon told us that on his way out the door.
My money is on Drumpf the Elder fricking initiating the meeting itself. That's
what he does. He manages things. He couldn't handle it himself, of course; he made sure to keep a couple of layers of
insulation between him and the 'deed'. (One of the invaluable lessons learned
from Roy Cohn - (spit when you say his
name), no doubt.)
Sessions, Bannon, Papadopoulos, Cohen... somebody...
The Senior Putz handed it off to Don Jr and sent Manafort and Kushner there to
chaperone. 'The Donald' would never let 'the Junior' handle it himself. Not a bright a bulb...
The reason for
the meeting as discussed in the email revealed by Don Jr's in an attempt at
'transparency' was to pass along dirt on HRC. Don Jr declared his love of it,
so moved was he.
However, when the topic of adoption was brought up the meeting
fizzled and ended, according to Junior Drumpfen-yutz.
Horse-feathers and codswallop.
Adoption was the flimsy cover that Don Jr gave for the meeting. This was the
nothing-burger he couldn't bother to bother his Old Man about.
'Adoption' - pfft!... Russians and adoptions - a double pfft!
That feeble excuse - dictated by the senior Drumpfen-klod, so it is said- offers an insight into the musty mind of
Don Jr and his Old Man.
But first, a digression into the glimmer of truth that lies at the heart of the
first lie about the Russian Meeting.
The Russians probably did talk about adoptions... (a-ha!) but only in the context
of the Magnitsky Act. (huh!?)
Act was a bi-partisan bill passed in 2012 (when the world was young...).
It authorizes gov't sanctions against violators of human rights. It targets 18 individuals:
highly placed people in gov't and industry - most of them Russians with a few Nicaraguans
In response to the Magnitsky Act, the Kremlin denied the adoption of Russian
children by Americans.
This was the adoption portion of the meeting's agenda. The flicker of truth
that gave sparkle to the lie.
Don Jr scoffed his
most derisive and oft-practiced scoff on Hannity's program about the meeting
being a nothing burger. 'Adoptions'...
of all things!
What a waste of time for the Son of the Donald! Here he was expecting dirt on
HRC and he gets a come-on and a sob-story about adoption!
'Adoptions', as if...!
...as if to say 'who cares about orphans and namby-pamby stuff like that?'.
Who cares about kids getting families and families getting kids?
Certainly not a pampered wanna-be tough guy like Don Jr... that's for sure.
Here he was all revved up to hear about Hillary's midnight cravings for pickles
and hot sauce or her private Blackberry account and the Russians come up with nothing
better than adoption? Kids?Without
Now, I'm not
a psychologist, but I have wanted to play one on TV.
This is what I would call a lack of empathy.
On top of the lies, (and lies and lies and lies, and...)
Bottom-line; Drumpf knew about all of it. How could he direct it otherwise?