Sunday, June 24, 2018

'Toontime: Ghouli Goofs

credit: James Darkow, Columbia Missourian
Wackydoodle sez: He'll go for that!

Former 'ace' federal prosecutor Rudi Guiliani has probably done his latest client, Mr. Yuge, more damage than good with his media offensive to protect the Current Occupant from Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.  However, there are signs reported by the Washington Post that Mueller is preparing to wind down his investigation by assigning four more Assistant US Attorneys to handle cases brought against 13 Russian nationals as a result of the investigation of their efforts to influence the US presidential election. The indictment includes a statement by one of the suspects that, "We had a slight crisis here at work: the FBI busted our activity (not a joke). So I got preoccupied with covering tracks together with the colleagues." It is unlikely that any of those indicted Russians will see the inside of a federal courtroom since Russia does not extradite its citizens.

Another indication that Mueller is nearing the end of his probe is that prosecutors have asked for a sentencing date for George Papadopoulos, a former consultant to the Trump campaign who agreed to cooperate with the Special Counsel, as early as September 7th. Their agreement to a proposed sentencing date indicates they have no further need of his assistance.

There is glaring dissonance between the reality of the low ethical standard set by Hair Further and the level of support he enjoys among Repugnant voters, which could offset whatever negative findings are eventually made public by the Special Prosecutor. Current polls indicate Trump enjoys a 90% approval rating among party members. One commentator speculates that Trump reels from one concocted crisis to another as a means of binding the president’s supporters to him. The media is usually too busy to cover the un-faked news because they’re busy covering whatever crisis the White House has fomented that week. This week the POTUS spotlight was focused on immigration policy at the border, where the tragic spectacle of immigrant children being separated from their parents facing deportation takes place:

credit: Marion Kamenski, Nebelspalter und Eulenspiegel 
BC Idonwanna sez: Only bigger cage.
Such is the age of political arbitrage where democracy is digitized, and soundbite becomes policy.