Sunshine and warmish (mid-60s) this Thursday evening on California’s north coast — some fog at the beach mid-morning/mid-day, but still nice and comfortable.
Although maybe rain on Saturday, mostly ‘Mostly Sunny‘‘ for the next week or so…
Big news today, and a cluster-fuck of shit — first, AG Bill Barr held a fruitcake presser to announce the T-Rump wasn’t guilty of anything, and then released a redacted version of the Mueller report, a two-volume, 448-page document that’s been simmering for weeks, and has generated much online interest. (Duh!)..
Apparently, the actual report is opposite to what Barr’s been blubbering about recently, including his toady pronouncements this morning of the T-Rump’s innocence, and ‘“noncorrupt motives”‘ during the moronic press conference.
Sure to be included in the trailer for the movie about this whole sordid-foolish, psychopathic mess — a quick cut of the episode where T-Rump’s told about Mueller (Rolling Stone): ‘“According to notes written by Hunt, when Sessions told the President that a Special Counsel had been appointed, the President slumped back in his chair and said, ‘Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m fucked.”‘
And adding a baby-petulant irony to the story: ‘“Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency,” Trump said. “It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything.”‘
What an asshole — best synopsis/summary I found today of Mueller’s actual findings laying out the scheme of things is a tweet storm boiled down to a long quote found at Lawyers,Guns&Money. Go read the whole post, well worth it: ‘There’s no defending this. There’s no spinning it. There’s no rebuttal that can put this away. This is a massive and unbelievable crime on a scale before unseen. We need to get rid of the Trump Presidency before it destroys us, before it rots us from the inside out.’
Yet that’s the cry.
David Faris at TheWeek:
It is not for me to split legal hairs in this document.
But politically, the road forward from this report is obvious: President Trump must be impeached in the House of Representatives.
It does not matter that his conviction in the Senate is vanishingly unlikely.
America’s political moment now unambiguously calls for a prolonged, painful, and public hearing about the lawlessness of the president of the United States and his immoral and illegal efforts to bend America’s system of justice to his ill will.
Democrats and analysts who for years have been saying that we have to wait for the Mueller report now have to climb down off the fence they’ve been straddling so very carefully.
We have the Mueller report now.
It’s real bad — basically as bad as it could have been outside the realm of lunatic conspiracy theories.
(Illustration: Pablo Picasso’s ‘Agonizing Horse,’ found here).