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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

It's Just Too Much Already

Two days ago, it was what my state's senator called "dangerous and reckless intelligence leaks" by President Trump.  That was his description of the President warning the Russians of an impending ISIS terror plot to attack commercial flight with bombs disguised as laptop batteries.  Oh, an Trump may or may not have disclosed the city in which the intelligence was gathered.  "Dangerous and reckless"???  Really???  I don't think so.

Last night, it was "Trump pressured Comey to drop Flynn Investigation".  And then you hear the details.  Supposedly, Trump said to Comey, "I hope you can let this go."  Then Comey and Trump agreed that Flynn is a "good guy".  The crazies are out screaming again.  This time senator Blumenthal says that it is "obstruction of justice unfolding before our eyes."  Really?  It may have been impolitic for Trump to say this, but it was hardly obstruction.  If the President wanted to stop the investigation, he could have been much more effective.  No, this was much more a tar pit prepared by Comey for use should he need it in the future.  Now that he's been fired, he's decided to bring it out.

To be clear, we don't know what was said by Trump.  The NY Times says that one of its reporters heard part (why just part?) of a memo which was read to him by a close Comey associate.  Who says there really is a memo?  Who says Trump actually said any of this?  The memo purportedly says that the conversation was kept secret so as not to affect the investigation.  Why would it now be made public?  Wouldn't that affect the investigation?  (Hmm.  I wonder if Blumenthal thinks that Comey's associate is now obstructing justice.)

The problem is that the media frenzy is getting to be too much already.  It really is.  It needs to stop for the good of the country.  I doubt the media will care though. 

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