The breaking intelligence disclosures about Trump are so bizarre and self-contradictory that it seems wise not to speculate about anything until the entire story is properly sourced, especially since the documents were for-hire hit-pieces and have been peddled around for some time, are not in a style comparable with intelligence reports, contain likely impossible scenarios (certain people in places that they have never been). And given the strange role of Senators John McCain and Charles Schumer, the one supposedly passing on to the FBI the contracted report, the other recently warning Trump that intelligence agencies have ways to get even with their critics, we should all wait at least 24 hours before fueling speculations.
The rhetorical question asked by some at NR, “Why is admiration for Putin and his government the only issue Trump has never wavered, equivocated, or flip-flopped on?” is by its very nature supposed to suggest some credence to the nefarious accusations by the adduction of a supposedly known, uncontested and otherwise inexplicable fact; but that fact is simply not true: Trump has not wavered, equivocated, or flip-flopped on his dislike of the Iran Deal, his support for Israel, on jawboning China on matters of trade, on increasing the defense budget, on expanding fracking, on building Keystone, on promoting clean-coal production, on revising the tax code, on acting quickly to address Obamacare, on pruning away regulations, on favoring school choice, on deporting illegal aliens with criminal records, on addressing some sort of wall or fence on the border, on his braggadocio about bombing/hitting back at ISIS, on his criticism of the Libya bombing, etc.
The epic slap down of CNN reporter today by Trump, but had that reporter done that same exact thing to Obama he would have been fired fast and not be hired by anyone ever again. Who is next in the crosshairs, I predict a bit more respectful tone from the press.
Here’s the dozier:
The right-wing media and the GOP ran with every damn story and rumor regarding Obama and Hillary Clinton that they thought could be the least bit damaging for years. When did you ever see Obama or Clinton respond by freezing out the press corps, or by attacking individual media figures or the press in general with as much hostility as Trump has done on an almost daily basis?
@Greg: Yes we saw him freeze out the press corps for the entire time not a single republican on the corps, how many days was it during the campaign that Hillary did not have a conference? The only transparency was computers, the security there was wide open. How many reporters tried to scream over Barry and behave like Arnold Horshack to be called on and then refuse to be quiet? http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/18/obama-scolds-reporter-question-press-conference/
You certainly cant say he was press friendly.
If there wasnt so much negative to report on… They gave the press the fuel.
@PhillipMarlowe: and it has been proven to be just that, a rumor. -and who fed this? john mccain. It is time for that man to resign. He is an enemy of the people.
Interesting. The FOX News journalists were democrats? Maybe they’re smarter than I’ve given them credit for.
Christopher Steele, Ex-Spy Who Compiled Trump Dossier, Goes to Ground
The FBI was apparently fully aware of the information uncovered by the former MI6 operative months before the election:
A Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump
It always seems to be the cover-up that’s the first thing to blow up. This one isn’t going away. It’s too damn serious.
Christopher Steele is reportedly in hiding, fearing for his own and his family’s safety.
The whole story is fake news and you bought it moron.